Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 16 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 26 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.72% 8.72% 8.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.00% 38.46% 42.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 14
Watford median daily rate £388 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +6.62% -16.05%
10th Percentile £317 £310 £228
90th Percentile £550 £575 £450
Hertfordshire median daily rate £385 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +6.21% -9.38% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £15.00 -

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 65 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 19.29% 22.67% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 46 22
Watford median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £199 £253 £216
90th Percentile £550 £575 £499
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £24.00 £23.25 £12.08
% change year-on-year +3.23% +92.47% -18.65%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Watford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Watford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Watford over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Watford

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 15 (57.69%) ETL
3 12 (46.15%) Migration
3 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) Data Migration
4 11 (42.31%) T-SQL
5 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
5 10 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (30.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (30.77%) TDD
7 8 (30.77%) JIRA
7 8 (30.77%) Data Mapping
7 8 (30.77%) BDD
7 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (26.92%) Oracle
8 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (23.08%) C#
9 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
9 6 (23.08%) XML
9 6 (23.08%) Reference Data
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (23.08%) Subversion

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (34.62%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (7.69%) SSDT
6 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (3.85%) dBASE
6 1 (3.85%) MS Access
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) JIRA
2 6 (23.08%) Subversion
3 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (7.69%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (11.54%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Front Office
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 12 (46.15%) SQL Developer
3 10 (38.46%) ETL Developer
4 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Developer
5 6 (23.08%) Data Migration Developer
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle Developer
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle ETL Developer
5 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 4 (15.38%) DBA
6 4 (15.38%) Tester
7 3 (11.54%) Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Data Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) QA Tester
7 3 (11.54%) T-SQL Developer
8 2 (7.69%) Data Migration Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
8 2 (7.69%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) XML
2 4 (15.38%) Web Services
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) ODBC
4 2 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.85%) Classic ASP
5 1 (3.85%) CSS
5 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.85%) HTML
5 1 (3.85%) J2EE
5 1 (3.85%) Java EE
5 1 (3.85%) jQuery
5 1 (3.85%) JSON
5 1 (3.85%) REST
5 1 (3.85%) SOAP
5 1 (3.85%) Spring
5 1 (3.85%) Spring Boot
5 1 (3.85%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Reference Data
3 3 (11.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) ETL
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Data Migration
2 12 (46.15%) Migration
3 10 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 9 (34.62%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (30.77%) BDD
5 8 (30.77%) Data Mapping
5 8 (30.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 8 (30.77%) TDD
6 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Data Integration
8 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
8 3 (11.54%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (11.54%) Time Management
8 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.69%) Information Management
9 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
9 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 11 (42.31%) T-SQL
3 6 (23.08%) C#
3 6 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
1 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Talend
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Tableau
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) webMethods