Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 12 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 39 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 13.04% 11.44% 16.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.77% 37.35% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 13
Watford median daily rate £380 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -9.68% +6.90%
10th Percentile £271 £250 £292
90th Percentile £460 £500 £575
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £394
% change year-on-year +7.14% -11.11% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Watford median hourly rate £31.25 - £37.50
10th Percentile £19.13 - £33.75
90th Percentile £42.38 - £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £24.79
% change year-on-year +83.33% -39.49% +29.00%

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 131 83 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 43.81% 30.63% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 41
Watford median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £236 £269 £263
90th Percentile £556 £535 £550
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Watford median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £22.00 - £33.75
90th Percentile £93.00 - £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £31.25 £45.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year -30.56% -9.09% +51.15%

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 20 June 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

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Watford

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Watford over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 22 (56.41%) Java
2 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 12 (30.77%) WebSphere
5 12 (30.77%) DNA
5 12 (30.77%) Finance
6 11 (28.21%) Oracle
7 10 (25.64%) DB2
7 10 (25.64%) Web Services
7 10 (25.64%) IBM
7 10 (25.64%) Magento
7 10 (25.64%) hybris
8 9 (23.08%) BDD
8 9 (23.08%) DbVisualizer
8 9 (23.08%) JIRA
8 9 (23.08%) Retail
8 9 (23.08%) JSP
8 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 8 (20.51%) T-SQL
9 8 (20.51%) Unix
9 8 (20.51%) MVC
9 8 (20.51%) Spring
9 8 (20.51%) JSON
9 8 (20.51%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (17.95%) REST
10 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
10 7 (17.95%) Scrum

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 12 (30.77%) WebSphere
2 6 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (10.26%) Apache Solr
3 4 (10.26%) JBoss
3 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.13%) Apache
4 2 (5.13%) CMS
4 2 (5.13%) MQSeries
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Confluence
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Magento
2 2 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.56%) iTrent
3 1 (2.56%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) DB2
2 9 (23.08%) DbVisualizer
2 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.26%) MySQL
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (5.13%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.13%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (2.56%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (2.56%) MS Access
6 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.56%) OLTP
6 1 (2.56%) Power BI
6 1 (2.56%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) JIRA
2 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.82%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.82%) Selenium
4 4 (10.26%) Firebug
4 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.26%) JMeter
4 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner
4 4 (10.26%) The Grinder
4 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.69%) Subversion
6 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.13%) JUnit
6 2 (5.13%) Mockito
6 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
6 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.13%) Zephyr
7 1 (2.56%) Ant
7 1 (2.56%) VersionOne
7 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Retail
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
4 2 (5.13%) Games
5 1 (2.56%) Front Office
5 1 (2.56%) Law
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Tester
3 8 (20.51%) SQL Developer
4 7 (17.95%) Java Developer
5 5 (12.82%) Automation Tester
5 5 (12.82%) JSP Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Data Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) QA Tester
7 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Data Migration Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Database Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) ETL Tester
8 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Web Services
2 9 (23.08%) JSP
3 8 (20.51%) JSON
3 8 (20.51%) Spring
4 7 (17.95%) HTML
4 7 (17.95%) REST
5 6 (15.38%) AngularJS
5 6 (15.38%) Spring MVC
6 5 (12.82%) RESTEasy
6 5 (12.82%) RESTful
7 4 (10.26%) CSS
7 4 (10.26%) Gherkin
7 4 (10.26%) J2EE
7 4 (10.26%) SOAP
7 4 (10.26%) XML
8 3 (7.69%) .NET
8 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
8 3 (7.69%) EJB
8 3 (7.69%) Hibernate
9 2 (5.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Unix
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 4 (10.26%) AIX
4 1 (2.56%) HPUX
4 1 (2.56%) Solaris
4 1 (2.56%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 12 (30.77%) DNA
4 12 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 9 (23.08%) BDD
6 8 (20.51%) MVC
6 8 (20.51%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Scrum
8 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.38%) System Testing
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (12.82%) ETL
9 5 (12.82%) TDD
9 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
10 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
10 4 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (10.26%) SDLC
10 4 (10.26%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 22 (56.41%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) T-SQL
3 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.82%) Perl
4 5 (12.82%) PHP
5 4 (10.26%) AWK
6 2 (5.13%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (2.56%) R
7 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.56%) MBA
3 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.56%) XenApp
1 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Grafana
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Oracle
2 10 (25.64%) hybris
2 10 (25.64%) IBM
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.26%) AppDynamics
4 4 (10.26%) Dynatrace
4 4 (10.26%) Intershop
4 4 (10.26%) New Relic
5 2 (5.13%) SAP
5 2 (5.13%) Sybase
5 2 (5.13%) Tableau
6 1 (2.56%) Alteryx
6 1 (2.56%) ATG
6 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.56%) Blue Martini
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) Demandware
6 1 (2.56%) Nintex
6 1 (2.56%) Sony
6 1 (2.56%) VMware