Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 22 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 8.10% 6.99% 6.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.12% 30.65% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 14 7
Watford median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £300 £318 £334
90th Percentile £394 £525 £425
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £375 £383
% change year-on-year -3.33% -1.96% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £11.75

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 118 62 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 29.87% 22.79% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 24 9
Watford median daily rate £425 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.85% +14.06% +4.92%
10th Percentile £328 £290 £348
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £406 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.30% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Watford median hourly rate £18.25 - £37.50
10th Percentile £16.25 - £33.75
90th Percentile £19.00 - £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -57.78% +200.00% -25.00%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 22 (68.75%) SQL
2 18 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (53.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (50.00%) C#
5 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (37.50%) Finance
6 12 (37.50%) T-SQL
6 12 (37.50%) .NET
7 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
8 10 (31.25%) Migration
9 9 (28.13%) Data Migration
10 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
10 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 7 (21.88%) Data Quality
11 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (21.88%) Talend
11 7 (21.88%) Reference Data
11 7 (21.88%) Data Mapping
11 7 (21.88%) TDD
11 7 (21.88%) MVC
11 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (21.88%) SDLC
12 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (18.75%) SOLID
12 6 (18.75%) WCF
12 6 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (18.75%) Talend Open Studio

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) iTrent
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (56.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (53.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (18.75%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 3 (9.38%) Data Lake
6 3 (9.38%) OLAP
6 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (6.25%) Big Data
7 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (6.25%) OLTP
7 2 (6.25%) Power BI
8 1 (3.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 14 (43.75%) SQL Developer
3 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Developer
4 10 (31.25%) C# Developer
5 9 (28.13%) SSIS Developer
5 9 (28.13%) SSRS Developer
6 7 (21.88%) .NET Developer
6 7 (21.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (21.88%) Consultant
7 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (18.75%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (15.63%) C# WCF Developer
8 5 (15.63%) SQL BI Developer
8 5 (15.63%) WCF Developer
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server BI Developer
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Consultant
9 4 (12.50%) SSAS Developer
10 3 (9.38%) Analyst
10 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (18.75%) WCF
3 3 (9.38%) WPF
3 3 (9.38%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.13%) Ajax
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (3.13%) jQuery
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) LINQ
4 1 (3.13%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (3.13%) MDX
4 1 (3.13%) ODBC
4 1 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (21.88%) Reference Data
3 5 (15.63%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 4 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.13%) Blog
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) User Experience
5 1 (3.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (31.25%) Migration
4 9 (28.13%) Data Migration
5 7 (21.88%) Data Mapping
5 7 (21.88%) MVC
5 7 (21.88%) SDLC
5 7 (21.88%) TDD
6 6 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (18.75%) SOLID
7 4 (12.50%) CRM
7 4 (12.50%) ETL
8 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
8 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
9 2 (6.25%) Data Validation
9 2 (6.25%) Database Tuning
9 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.25%) Validation
9 2 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) C#
3 12 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.13%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) Data Quality
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (9.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) Talend
3 3 (9.38%) CommVault
3 3 (9.38%) Dell
3 3 (9.38%) EMC
3 3 (9.38%) NetApp
3 3 (9.38%) Symantec
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) RedGate
5 1 (3.13%) Sybase