Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 61 101 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 16.09% 23.49% 18.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 53.51% 48.56% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 40 12
Watford median daily rate £469 £355 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.04% +10.94% -14.67%
10th Percentile £325 £261 £190
90th Percentile £550 £575 £495
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +9.59% +7.35% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Watford median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £16.81 £45.00
% change year-on-year +36.86% -62.66% +38.46%

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 114 208 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 30.08% 48.37% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 102 48
Watford median daily rate £425 £425 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.45% +4.55%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £292
90th Percentile £550 £606 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £420 £413 £395
% change year-on-year +1.82% +4.43% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Watford median hourly rate £19.50 £28.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.17% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £24.50 £48.50
% change year-on-year +83.67% -49.48% +38.57%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 29 (47.54%) Migration
1 29 (47.54%) ETL
1 29 (47.54%) SQL Server
2 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) Data Migration
3 24 (39.34%) Oracle
4 22 (36.07%) C#
5 21 (34.43%) PL/SQL
5 21 (34.43%) Security Cleared
5 21 (34.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 20 (32.79%) Test Automation
6 20 (32.79%) SC Cleared
6 20 (32.79%) BDD
6 20 (32.79%) TDD
7 19 (31.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (31.15%) T-SQL
8 18 (29.51%) Data Mapping
9 17 (27.87%) XML
10 16 (26.23%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (26.23%) Subversion
10 16 (26.23%) Reference Data
10 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (24.59%) Talend
11 15 (24.59%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (24.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (24.59%) JIRA
12 14 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (19.67%) JSON
13 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
14 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence

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 (1.64%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.92%) SaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.56%) DNS
1 4 (6.56%) FTP
1 4 (6.56%) HTTP
1 4 (6.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) LAN
2 1 (1.64%) VoIP
2 1 (1.64%) WAN
2 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (47.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (31.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (26.23%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (24.59%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (24.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (8.20%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (4.92%) Power BI
10 2 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
10 2 (3.28%) PowerCenter
10 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
10 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Subversion
2 15 (24.59%) JIRA
3 5 (8.20%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (6.56%) Toad
5 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 4 (6.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.28%) Marketing
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Law
3 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (80.33%) Developer
2 30 (49.18%) SQL Developer
3 21 (34.43%) Data Migration Developer
4 19 (31.15%) ETL Developer
4 19 (31.15%) Oracle Developer
5 17 (27.87%) SQL Server Developer
6 15 (24.59%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 15 (24.59%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Analyst
7 6 (9.84%) Data Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) .NET Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Analyst Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Consultant
8 5 (8.20%) Data Migration Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Developer Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) Migration Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (8.20%) SQL Data Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) C# Developer
9 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.87%) XML
2 12 (19.67%) JSON
3 9 (14.75%) .NET
4 5 (8.20%) LDAP
5 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET
5 4 (6.56%) CSS
5 4 (6.56%) HTML
5 4 (6.56%) Spring
5 4 (6.56%) Spring MVC
5 4 (6.56%) Web Services
6 3 (4.92%) JSP
6 3 (4.92%) REST
7 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.28%) jQuery
7 2 (3.28%) SOAP
8 1 (1.64%) CAML
8 1 (1.64%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.64%) HTML5
8 1 (1.64%) RESTful
8 1 (1.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (26.23%) Reference Data
2 4 (6.56%) PKI
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.28%) Fintech
3 2 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Windows
1 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
1 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (4.92%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) ETL
1 29 (47.54%) Migration
2 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) Data Migration
3 21 (34.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 20 (32.79%) BDD
4 20 (32.79%) TDD
4 20 (32.79%) Test Automation
5 18 (29.51%) Data Mapping
6 14 (22.95%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (11.48%) Analytical Thinking
8 7 (11.48%) Data Modelling
9 6 (9.84%) MVC
10 5 (8.20%) Data Integration
10 5 (8.20%) Statistics
11 4 (6.56%) Analytics
11 4 (6.56%) Project Management
12 3 (4.92%) SDLC
13 2 (3.28%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) C#
2 21 (34.43%) PL/SQL
3 19 (31.15%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.20%) Java
4 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) Python
6 1 (1.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (34.43%) Security Cleared
2 20 (32.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Firmware
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Oracle
2 15 (24.59%) Talend
3 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.20%) CA
5 3 (4.92%) SAP
5 3 (4.92%) Sybase
6 2 (3.28%) Informatica
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco
7 1 (1.64%) Cognos
7 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.64%) IBM
7 1 (1.64%) Juniper
7 1 (1.64%) Mitel
7 1 (1.64%) Nintex
7 1 (1.64%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.64%) Sony
7 1 (1.64%) Teradata
7 1 (1.64%) VMware