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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 25 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 15.53% 14.07% 21.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.64% 55.88% 47.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 7
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £287 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 56 34 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 34.78% 25.19% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 26
Median daily rate £369 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.83% +6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 16 (45.71%) T-SQL
2 15 (42.86%) Java
3 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (40.00%) Web Services
4 13 (37.14%) Spring
5 12 (34.29%) Finance
5 12 (34.29%) JSP
6 11 (31.43%) J2EE
6 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
7 10 (28.57%) Windows
7 10 (28.57%) AngularJS
8 9 (25.71%) Sybase
8 9 (25.71%) Crystal Reports
8 9 (25.71%) Linux
8 9 (25.71%) Hibernate
8 9 (25.71%) Sybase ASE
9 8 (22.86%) Migration
9 8 (22.86%) HTML
9 8 (22.86%) .NET
9 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (22.86%) Data Migration
9 8 (22.86%) MongoDB
10 7 (20.00%) C
10 7 (20.00%) C#
10 7 (20.00%) XML
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (17.14%) JSON
11 6 (17.14%) REST

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 4 (11.43%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) CMS
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) GNU Octave
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Magento
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.86%) DHCP
2 1 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) MPLS
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
2 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.86%) VLAN
2 1 (2.86%) VPN
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.71%) Crystal Reports
2 9 (25.71%) Sybase ASE
3 8 (22.86%) MongoDB
4 7 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (8.57%) Big Data
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (5.71%) Hadoop
7 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.86%) DB2
8 1 (2.86%) MySQL
8 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (8.57%) JIRA
3 3 (8.57%) Selenium
4 2 (5.71%) Appium
4 2 (5.71%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.71%) JUnit
4 2 (5.71%) Maven
4 2 (5.71%) Subversion
4 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.71%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.86%) Gatling
5 1 (2.86%) JMeter
5 1 (2.86%) jMock
5 1 (2.86%) Log4j
5 1 (2.86%) Mockito
5 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Games
2 3 (8.57%) Law
3 2 (5.71%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) French Language
4 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Developer
2 12 (34.29%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Consultant
4 5 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Exchange Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Java Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) JSP Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (5.71%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (5.71%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) Web Services
2 13 (37.14%) Spring
3 12 (34.29%) JSP
4 11 (31.43%) J2EE
5 10 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 9 (25.71%) Hibernate
7 8 (22.86%) .NET
7 8 (22.86%) HTML
8 7 (20.00%) XML
9 6 (17.14%) JSON
9 6 (17.14%) REST
10 5 (14.29%) CSS
10 5 (14.29%) Spring Boot
11 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
11 4 (11.43%) HTML5
11 4 (11.43%) Spring MVC
12 2 (5.71%) JDBC
12 2 (5.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 2 (5.71%) RESTful
12 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 3 (8.57%) Private Cloud
3 3 (8.57%) Reference Data
4 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.71%) Replication
5 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.86%) HPUX
5 1 (2.86%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Data Migration
1 8 (22.86%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) Microservices
3 5 (14.29%) MVC
4 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
5 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.57%) Data Mapping
5 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
5 3 (8.57%) Database Tuning
5 3 (8.57%) ETL
5 3 (8.57%) RAD
6 2 (5.71%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (5.71%) Data Security
6 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.71%) Kanban
6 2 (5.71%) System Testing
6 2 (5.71%) TDD
6 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) T-SQL
2 15 (42.86%) Java
3 14 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) C
4 7 (20.00%) C#
5 4 (11.43%) Python
6 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.86%) C++
8 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
8 1 (2.86%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) MCSE
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) Data Quality
2 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Sybase
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 4 (11.43%) Talend
5 3 (8.57%) Reuters
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 2 (5.71%) Forcepoint
6 2 (5.71%) IBM
6 2 (5.71%) Teradata
7 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) F5
7 1 (2.86%) hybris
7 1 (2.86%) Meraki
7 1 (2.86%) SAP
7 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL