Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 43 72 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 12.84% 21.36% 17.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.13% 52.17% 55.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 38 18
Watford median daily rate £400 £350 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.20% +5.17%
10th Percentile £325 £250 £205
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.25 £16.81 £12.08
% change year-on-year +2.65% +39.11% -42.30%

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 119 138 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 35.52% 40.95% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 72 42
Watford median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £263 £223
90th Percentile £551 £600 £549
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £411 £375
% change year-on-year -2.74% +9.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.64 £31.50 £47.25
% change year-on-year -40.84% -33.33% +45.38%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) ETL
4 13 (30.23%) T-SQL
5 12 (27.91%) Migration
6 11 (25.58%) Java
6 11 (25.58%) Data Migration
6 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
6 11 (25.58%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (23.26%) BDD
7 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (23.26%) TDD
7 10 (23.26%) C#
7 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
8 9 (20.93%) MVC
9 8 (18.60%) Finance
9 8 (18.60%) .NET
9 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (18.60%) JIRA
9 8 (18.60%) Data Mapping
10 7 (16.28%) REST
10 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
10 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
10 7 (16.28%) Subversion
10 7 (16.28%) Spring
10 7 (16.28%) Oracle
10 7 (16.28%) HTML
10 7 (16.28%) JSP

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 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.33%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) iTrent
2 1 (2.33%) Magento
2 1 (2.33%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
1 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (16.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (6.98%) MySQL
7 2 (4.65%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.65%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.33%) dBASE
8 1 (2.33%) MS Access
8 1 (2.33%) OLTP
8 1 (2.33%) Power BI
8 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) JIRA
2 7 (16.28%) Subversion
3 2 (4.65%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) JUnit
3 2 (4.65%) Mockito
3 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.65%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.33%) Ant
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) Log4j
4 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.33%) VersionOne
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Code
4 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Front Office
4 1 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (2.33%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Developer
2 15 (34.88%) SQL Developer
3 9 (20.93%) ETL Developer
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Developer
5 7 (16.28%) Java Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Data Migration Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 5 (11.63%) PostgreSQL Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Senior Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Tester
7 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.98%) C# Developer
8 3 (6.98%) Data Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) JSP Developer
8 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) T-SQL Developer
9 2 (4.65%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) HTML
2 7 (16.28%) JSP
2 7 (16.28%) REST
2 7 (16.28%) Spring
2 7 (16.28%) Web Services
2 7 (16.28%) XML
3 6 (13.95%) Spring MVC
4 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
4 5 (11.63%) CSS
4 5 (11.63%) JSON
4 5 (11.63%) SOAP
5 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.98%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.65%) EJB
6 2 (4.65%) HTML5
6 2 (4.65%) jQuery
6 2 (4.65%) ODBC
6 2 (4.65%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Reference Data
3 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Linux
2 2 (4.65%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) HPUX
3 1 (2.33%) Solaris
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) ETL
3 12 (27.91%) Migration
4 11 (25.58%) Data Migration
4 11 (25.58%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (25.58%) Test Automation
5 10 (23.26%) BDD
5 10 (23.26%) TDD
6 9 (20.93%) MVC
7 8 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (18.60%) Data Mapping
8 7 (16.28%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 5 (11.63%) CRM
10 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
10 4 (9.30%) Kanban
10 4 (9.30%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (9.30%) SDLC
10 4 (9.30%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.98%) Analytics
11 3 (6.98%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) T-SQL
2 11 (25.58%) Java
3 10 (23.26%) C#
4 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.63%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.33%) MBA
4 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.33%) XenApp
1 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) Talend
4 2 (4.65%) SAP
4 2 (4.65%) Sybase
5 1 (2.33%) ATG
5 1 (2.33%) Blue Martini
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Demandware
5 1 (2.33%) Elastic Path
5 1 (2.33%) hybris
5 1 (2.33%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Nintex
5 1 (2.33%) Sony
5 1 (2.33%) Tableau
5 1 (2.33%) VMware