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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 24 25 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 29 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.12% 7.71% 11.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.77% 33.05% 35.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 39
Median daily rate £306 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £176 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.36 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -19.44%

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
122 118 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.74% 23.32% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 84 123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £278 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Median hourly rate £37.25 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.04% +8.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 24 January 2017.

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
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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +7 24 £300 -6.25% 13
Newport - 2 £256 - 2
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 35 (42.68%) SQL
2 31 (37.80%) Microsoft
3 26 (31.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (21.95%) .NET
6 17 (20.73%) ASP.NET
6 17 (20.73%) ITIL
6 17 (20.73%) Windows
7 16 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (18.29%) XML
8 15 (18.29%) C#
9 14 (17.07%) Oracle
9 14 (17.07%) PRINCE2
9 14 (17.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (17.07%) ITIL V3
10 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
10 13 (15.85%) NHS
11 12 (14.63%) Project Management
11 12 (14.63%) IBM
11 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (14.63%) Relational Database
12 11 (13.41%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (13.41%) Service Delivery
12 11 (13.41%) MVC
12 11 (13.41%) InterSystems
12 11 (13.41%) Fiorano
12 11 (13.41%) JCAPS
12 11 (13.41%) Release Management
12 11 (13.41%) IBM Integration Bus
12 11 (13.41%) WebSphere

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 11 (13.41%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (13.41%) JCAPS
1 11 (13.41%) WebSphere
2 10 (12.20%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.10%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.66%) CMS
5 3 (3.66%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.66%) Tornado
6 2 (2.44%) Apache
6 2 (2.44%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.44%) IIS
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Pig
7 1 (1.22%) Confluence
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.22%) Luigi
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) SAN
2 4 (4.88%) Firewall
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.66%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.66%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.44%) Extranet
4 2 (2.44%) Intranet
5 1 (1.22%) DHCP
5 1 (1.22%) DNS
5 1 (1.22%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (31.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (17.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (14.63%) Relational Database
5 10 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (12.20%) MySQL
6 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (6.10%) MongoDB
9 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (4.88%) NoSQL
11 3 (3.66%) Couchbase
11 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
11 3 (3.66%) SQLite
12 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (2.44%) OLAP
12 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.66%) Selenium
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.44%) JUnit
3 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.22%) JBehave
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.22%) JMeter
4 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.22%) MbUnit
4 1 (1.22%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.22%) MSTest
4 1 (1.22%) NUnit
4 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.22%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Advertising
3 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (37.80%) Developer
2 15 (18.29%) .NET Developer
3 12 (14.63%) DBA
4 11 (13.41%) Analyst
4 11 (13.41%) SQL DBA
5 7 (8.54%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.32%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.88%) Applications Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Product Specialist
8 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Applications Support Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse Specialist
9 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 3 (3.66%) SharePoint Administrator
9 3 (3.66%) Sitecore Developer
9 3 (3.66%) SSRS Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Support Manager
9 3 (3.66%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (21.95%) .NET
2 17 (20.73%) ASP.NET
3 15 (18.29%) XML
4 11 (13.41%) IBM Integration Bus
5 10 (12.20%) HTML
6 9 (10.98%) jQuery
6 9 (10.98%) XSLT
7 7 (8.54%) CSS
7 7 (8.54%) WCF
8 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (4.88%) Ajax
9 4 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (3.66%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.66%) CSS3
10 3 (3.66%) Flask
10 3 (3.66%) HTML5
10 3 (3.66%) Middleware
10 3 (3.66%) ZeroMQ
11 2 (2.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) NHS
2 6 (7.32%) Informatics
3 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.44%) Fintech
5 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (2.44%) Statistics
6 1 (1.22%) Clustering
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.22%) iPad
6 1 (1.22%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.88%) Linux
4 4 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.66%) Unix
5 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.73%) ITIL
3 14 (17.07%) ITIL V3
3 14 (17.07%) PRINCE2
4 12 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (14.63%) Project Management
5 11 (13.41%) MVC
5 11 (13.41%) Release Management
5 11 (13.41%) Service Delivery
6 10 (12.20%) Scrum
6 10 (12.20%) Service Management
7 8 (9.76%) ETL
8 7 (8.54%) Change Control
9 6 (7.32%) Business Analysis
9 6 (7.32%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.32%) High Availability
9 6 (7.32%) Incident Management
9 6 (7.32%) Migration
9 6 (7.32%) Virtual Environments
10 5 (6.10%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (42.68%) SQL
2 15 (18.29%) C#
3 13 (15.85%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.98%) T-SQL
5 7 (8.54%) Python
6 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.10%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.66%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.44%) C++
8 2 (2.44%) VB
9 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.22%) C
9 1 (1.22%) Java
9 1 (1.22%) Perl
9 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Degree
1 6 (7.32%) MCDBA
1 6 (7.32%) MCITP
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) ISEB
2 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) HL7
2 2 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.22%) PowerHA
3 1 (1.22%) vSphere
3 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.22%) Ansible
2 1 (1.22%) Nessus
2 1 (1.22%) Packer
2 1 (1.22%) Puppet
2 1 (1.22%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.22%) SCCM
2 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.22%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 31 (37.80%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.07%) Oracle
3 12 (14.63%) IBM
4 11 (13.41%) Fiorano
4 11 (13.41%) InterSystems
5 8 (9.76%) VMware
6 6 (7.32%) RedGate
7 4 (4.88%) Cisco
7 4 (4.88%) Sitecore
8 3 (3.66%) Avaya
8 3 (3.66%) HP
8 3 (3.66%) SAP
9 2 (2.44%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.44%) Cognos
9 2 (2.44%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.44%) Teradata
10 1 (1.22%) Actian
10 1 (1.22%) ParAccel
10 1 (1.22%) Tableau
10 1 (1.22%) Talend
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago