The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 51 102 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.04% 17.23% 17.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.89% 52.85% 55.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 88 74
Median daily rate £313 £354 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £312 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £458 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 £29.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £25.44 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+48.38% +7.11%
SQL Server
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
197 193 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.07% 32.60% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 153 136
Median daily rate £435 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.67% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £475 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
Median hourly rate £57.50 £29.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.91% +107.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.76 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £30.00 £14.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -17.93%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the South Wales region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the South Wales region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -8 28 £300 -11.76% 6
Newport -11 11 £325 -25.71% 4
Neath Port Talbot -1 2 £313 -
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 37 (44.58%) SQL
2 34 (40.96%) Microsoft
3 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (30.12%) .NET
5 24 (28.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (27.71%) ASP.NET
7 22 (26.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (25.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (25.30%) C#
9 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
10 18 (21.69%) HTML
10 18 (21.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (20.48%) Windows
11 17 (20.48%) MVC
12 16 (19.28%) jQuery
13 15 (18.07%) WCF
14 14 (16.87%) CSS
14 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio
15 13 (15.66%) Oracle
15 13 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (15.66%) Scrum
15 13 (15.66%) Test Automation
15 13 (15.66%) MongoDB
15 13 (15.66%) ASP.NET Web API
16 12 (14.46%) KnockoutJS
16 12 (14.46%) NoSQL
16 12 (14.46%) HTML5
16 12 (14.46%) TDD
16 12 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (13.25%) Migration

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 9 (10.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.02%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (4.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.41%) Apache
4 2 (2.41%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.41%) CMS
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 2 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.20%) Luigi
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Office
2 3 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) SAN
2 4 (4.82%) Firewall
3 3 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.61%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.61%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.41%) Extranet
4 2 (2.41%) Intranet
5 1 (1.20%) DHCP
5 1 (1.20%) DNS
5 1 (1.20%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 22 (26.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (25.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (21.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (15.66%) MongoDB
6 12 (14.46%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (14.46%) NoSQL
7 11 (13.25%) Couchbase
8 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
9 7 (8.43%) MySQL
9 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (8.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (4.82%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (3.61%) Biml
12 3 (3.61%) Star Schema
13 2 (2.41%) OLAP
13 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (16.87%) Visual Studio
2 9 (10.84%) Selenium
3 8 (9.64%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.64%) TeamCity
4 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
5 6 (7.23%) MbUnit
5 6 (7.23%) Mercurial
5 6 (7.23%) MSTest
5 6 (7.23%) NUnit
5 6 (7.23%) SpecFlow
6 4 (4.82%) JUnit
7 3 (3.61%) JBehave
7 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.41%) JIRA
9 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.20%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.20%) Maven
9 1 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (12.05%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Advertising
3 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Military
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (48.19%) Developer
2 22 (26.51%) .NET Developer
3 11 (13.25%) DBA
4 10 (12.05%) SQL DBA
5 9 (10.84%) SQL Developer
6 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (4.82%) Administrator
7 4 (4.82%) Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Product Specialist
7 4 (4.82%) SSRS Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Architect
8 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Data Migration Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) QA Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (3.61%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.12%) .NET
2 23 (27.71%) ASP.NET
3 18 (21.69%) HTML
4 16 (19.28%) jQuery
5 15 (18.07%) WCF
6 14 (16.87%) CSS
7 13 (15.66%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (14.46%) HTML5
8 12 (14.46%) KnockoutJS
9 11 (13.25%) AngularJS
9 11 (13.25%) CSS3
10 9 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (7.23%) Gherkin
12 5 (6.02%) XML
13 3 (3.61%) Ajax
14 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
14 2 (2.41%) XSLT
15 1 (1.20%) JAXB
15 1 (1.20%) JSON
15 1 (1.20%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) NHS
2 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.02%) Informatics
3 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.61%) Clustering
5 2 (2.41%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.41%) Fintech
5 2 (2.41%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.41%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (2.41%) Replication
5 2 (2.41%) Statistics
6 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.20%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) Windows
2 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.82%) Linux
4 4 (4.82%) Unix
5 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.48%) MVC
3 13 (15.66%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (15.66%) Scrum
3 13 (15.66%) Test Automation
4 12 (14.46%) TDD
5 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (13.25%) Migration
5 11 (13.25%) Unit Testing
6 10 (12.05%) Web Development
7 9 (10.84%) Change Control
7 9 (10.84%) ETL
8 8 (9.64%) Data Analysis
8 8 (9.64%) DevOps
9 7 (8.43%) High Availability
9 7 (8.43%) ITIL
10 6 (7.23%) ATDD
10 6 (7.23%) ITIL V3
10 6 (7.23%) Test-First Development
10 6 (7.23%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 37 (44.58%) SQL
2 21 (25.30%) C#
3 20 (24.10%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.25%) TypeScript
5 9 (10.84%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.82%) Python
6 4 (4.82%) VB
6 4 (4.82%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.41%) Java
9 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.20%) C
9 1 (1.20%) Perl
9 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.23%) MCDBA
2 6 (7.23%) MCITP
3 5 (6.02%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) Degree
4 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.20%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.20%) vSphere
4 1 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.20%) Ansible
2 1 (1.20%) Nessus
2 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.20%) Packer
2 1 (1.20%) Puppet
2 1 (1.20%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.20%) SCCM
2 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.20%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 34 (40.96%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.66%) Oracle
3 9 (10.84%) VMware
4 6 (7.23%) RedGate
5 4 (4.82%) Cisco
5 4 (4.82%) Cognos
6 3 (3.61%) Avaya
6 3 (3.61%) HP
6 3 (3.61%) SAP
6 3 (3.61%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.41%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.41%) SaltStack
7 2 (2.41%) Teradata
8 1 (1.20%) Actian
8 1 (1.20%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.20%) ParAccel
8 1 (1.20%) Perforce
8 1 (1.20%) Sonatype
8 1 (1.20%) Tableau
8 1 (1.20%) Talend