Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL 43 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 12.08% 15.95% 8.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.16% 31.37% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 10
Watford median daily rate £413 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% +4.29% -8.20%
10th Percentile £300 £328 £249
90th Percentile £550 £434 £516
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +13.01% +12.31% -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +54.55% -35.29% +15.65%

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 102 153 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 28.65% 50.83% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 71 46
Watford median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +8.76%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £289
90th Percentile £549 £550 £569
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £413 £420
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.79% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £23.07 £45.00
% change year-on-year +95.08% -48.74% +7.14%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019, 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 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (30.23%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (30.23%) Migration
3 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
4 11 (25.58%) Web Services
4 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
4 11 (25.58%) RESTful
5 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
6 9 (20.93%) IBM
6 9 (20.93%) Java
6 9 (20.93%) CSS
6 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (20.93%) Data Migration
6 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
6 9 (20.93%) Analytical Thinking
7 8 (18.60%) Analytics
7 8 (18.60%) BDD
7 8 (18.60%) HTML
7 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
7 8 (18.60%) DB2
7 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
8 7 (16.28%) Oracle
8 7 (16.28%) TDD
8 7 (16.28%) Retail
8 7 (16.28%) WebSphere
8 7 (16.28%) Data Quality
8 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
9 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared

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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
1 7 (16.28%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.65%) Confluence
3 2 (4.65%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Maximo
2 2 (4.65%) Magento
3 1 (2.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.33%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.33%) Datadog
3 1 (2.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) DNS
1 3 (6.98%) FTP
1 3 (6.98%) HTTP
1 3 (6.98%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.65%) LAN
2 2 (4.65%) WAN
2 2 (4.65%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) SSH
3 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) DB2
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.30%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (9.30%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.30%) NoSQL
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.98%) MySQL
4 3 (6.98%) PowerCenter
4 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.65%) Redis
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.33%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (2.33%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.30%) JIRA
3 4 (9.30%) Selenium
3 4 (9.30%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.33%) Hudson
6 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.33%) Maven
6 1 (2.33%) Mocha
General
1 7 (16.28%) Retail
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Games
2 3 (6.98%) Law
2 3 (6.98%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.98%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) SQL Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Data Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Analyst Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Consultant
4 6 (13.95%) Data Migration Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Data Migration Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Developer Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Migration Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) SQL Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) SQL Data Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Informatica Developer
6 3 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.65%) DB2 Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) RESTful
1 11 (25.58%) Web Services
2 9 (20.93%) CSS
3 8 (18.60%) HTML
4 6 (13.95%) .NET
4 6 (13.95%) jQuery
4 6 (13.95%) JSON
4 6 (13.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
5 5 (11.63%) REST
5 5 (11.63%) XML
6 4 (9.30%) Ajax
6 4 (9.30%) HTML5
6 4 (9.30%) LDAP
7 3 (6.98%) CAML
7 3 (6.98%) Vue.js
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (4.65%) CSS3
8 2 (4.65%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.98%) PKI
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) e-Health
4 1 (2.33%) Handset
4 1 (2.33%) LIMS
4 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Unix
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.33%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Migration
1 13 (30.23%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
3 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) Analytical Thinking
3 9 (20.93%) Data Migration
4 8 (18.60%) Analytics
4 8 (18.60%) BDD
4 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (16.28%) TDD
6 6 (13.95%) Data Modelling
6 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
6 6 (13.95%) ETL
6 6 (13.95%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 6 (13.95%) Statistics
7 5 (11.63%) Project Management
7 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.30%) ITIL
8 4 (9.30%) System Testing
9 3 (6.98%) CAFM
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
2 9 (20.93%) Java
2 9 (20.93%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.95%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) ES6
4 2 (4.65%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) R
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) HL7
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Docker Swarm
1 1 (2.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) IBM
3 7 (16.28%) Oracle
4 4 (9.30%) CA
5 3 (6.98%) hybris
5 3 (6.98%) Informatica
5 3 (6.98%) Nintex
5 3 (6.98%) SAP
5 3 (6.98%) Sony
6 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.65%) Cognos
7 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco
7 1 (2.33%) Juniper
7 1 (2.33%) Mitel
7 1 (2.33%) Percona
7 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.33%) Teradata
7 1 (2.33%) VMware