Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 17 October 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 48 95 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 13.04% 22.84% 19.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.74% 52.49% 54.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 35 17
Watford median daily rate £400 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £325 £253 £183
90th Percentile £550 £575 £500
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.50% -1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £11.00 £16.81 £28.54
% change year-on-year -34.54% -41.12% +6.82%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 115 181 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 31.25% 43.51% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 91 43
Watford median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +4.58%
10th Percentile £198 £288 £215
90th Percentile £556 £600 £500
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £416 £375
% change year-on-year -3.90% +11.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Watford median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £46.50 £16.81 £49.50
% change year-on-year +176.70% -66.05% +48.87%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Watford

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Watford

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Watford over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Watford

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Watford

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 24 (50.00%) ETL
3 22 (45.83%) C#
4 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (39.58%) PL/SQL
5 19 (39.58%) Oracle
5 19 (39.58%) Migration
5 19 (39.58%) Data Migration
6 18 (37.50%) T-SQL
6 18 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (35.42%) Data Mapping
8 16 (33.33%) Subversion
9 15 (31.25%) JIRA
9 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
9 15 (31.25%) XML
9 15 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (31.25%) Reference Data
9 15 (31.25%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 14 (29.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 14 (29.17%) Test Automation
10 14 (29.17%) BDD
10 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
10 14 (29.17%) Talend
10 14 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (29.17%) TDD
11 11 (22.92%) JSON
12 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
12 10 (20.83%) .NET
13 9 (18.75%) Problem-Solving

SQL
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 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.08%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.25%) SaaS
2 2 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
1 1 (2.08%) LAN
1 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 18 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (29.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 14 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (14.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (10.42%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
8 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (6.25%) Power BI
9 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
9 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (2.08%) Big Data
10 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Subversion
2 15 (31.25%) JIRA
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (6.25%) Toad
5 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.08%) VersionOne
6 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (83.33%) Developer
2 24 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 18 (37.50%) ETL Developer
4 17 (35.42%) Oracle Developer
5 16 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
6 15 (31.25%) Data Migration Developer
7 14 (29.17%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 14 (29.17%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 6 (12.50%) .NET Developer
9 5 (10.42%) C# Developer
10 4 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
10 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
11 3 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Lead
11 3 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
11 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
11 3 (6.25%) SSIS Developer
11 3 (6.25%) T-SQL Developer
12 2 (4.17%) JSP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) XML
2 11 (22.92%) JSON
3 10 (20.83%) .NET
4 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET
4 5 (10.42%) CSS
4 5 (10.42%) HTML
5 4 (8.33%) Spring
5 4 (8.33%) Spring MVC
5 4 (8.33%) Web Services
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.25%) JSP
6 3 (6.25%) REST
7 2 (4.17%) jQuery
7 2 (4.17%) SOAP
8 1 (2.08%) CAML
8 1 (2.08%) Classic ASP
8 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.08%) Middleware
8 1 (2.08%) WCF
8 1 (2.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Reference Data
2 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.17%) Fintech
4 2 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (2.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) ETL
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (39.58%) Data Migration
3 19 (39.58%) Migration
4 17 (35.42%) Data Mapping
5 15 (31.25%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 14 (29.17%) BDD
6 14 (29.17%) TDD
6 14 (29.17%) Test Automation
7 9 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (14.58%) MVC
9 4 (8.33%) CRM
9 4 (8.33%) SDLC
10 3 (6.25%) Analytics
10 3 (6.25%) Data Integration
11 2 (4.17%) Computer Vision
11 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (4.17%) ETL Development
11 2 (4.17%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) C#
2 19 (39.58%) PL/SQL
3 18 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 6 (12.50%) Java
5 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.17%) Python
7 1 (2.08%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (2.08%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.08%) MBA
4 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.08%) XenApp
1 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Oracle
2 14 (29.17%) Talend
3 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.25%) Sybase
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) Nintex
5 1 (2.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Sony
5 1 (2.08%) VMware