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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 64 59 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.43% 11.35% 12.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.03% 35.76% 63.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 38 35
Average daily rate £350 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £224 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £467 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +7.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £66.00 - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.18% -4.36%
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
156 165 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.86% 31.73% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 121 55
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £249 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -25.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% +14.28%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 47 £325 -7.14% 21
Newport +3 10 £480 - 3
Neath Port Talbot - 5 £238 -
Bridgend - 1 £350 - 4
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 127 (60.19%) SQL
2 112 (53.08%) .NET
3 100 (47.39%) C#
4 95 (45.02%) Scrum
5 91 (43.13%) MVC
6 82 (38.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 80 (37.91%) Unit Testing
8 74 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (34.12%) TDD
10 71 (33.65%) Microsoft
11 65 (30.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 63 (29.86%) XML
12 63 (29.86%) .NET Framework
13 62 (29.38%) Team Foundation Server
14 58 (27.49%) WCF
14 58 (27.49%) Visual Studio
15 56 (26.54%) ASP.NET
16 55 (26.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 55 (26.07%) Security Cleared
17 54 (25.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 51 (24.17%) REST
19 50 (23.70%) Entity Framework
20 47 (22.27%) jQuery
21 46 (21.80%) ASP.NET MVC
22 43 (20.38%) BDD
22 43 (20.38%) ASP.NET Web API
22 43 (20.38%) SQL Server 2014
22 43 (20.38%) SC Cleared
22 43 (20.38%) Selenium
22 43 (20.38%) HTML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (12.80%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (10.90%) IIS
3 17 (8.06%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.21%) Confluence
5 6 (2.84%) FileNet
5 6 (2.84%) JBoss
5 6 (2.84%) LiveCycle
5 6 (2.84%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.90%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.47%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.69%) MS Office
3 7 (3.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.47%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.90%) Office 365
3 2 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.16%) HTTP
2 6 (2.84%) LDAP
3 5 (2.37%) SAN
3 5 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.37%) VPN
4 4 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.90%) NAS
4 4 (1.90%) Network Security
5 3 (1.42%) Internet
6 2 (0.95%) DNS
6 2 (0.95%) Firewall
6 2 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (38.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 65 (30.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 55 (26.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 54 (25.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 43 (20.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (7.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 9 (4.27%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.79%) MongoDB
10 7 (3.32%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.84%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (2.37%) Neo4j
13 4 (1.90%) Data Mining
13 4 (1.90%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (1.90%) Relational Database
14 3 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.42%) DTS
14 3 (1.42%) MS Access
14 3 (1.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (29.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (27.49%) Visual Studio
3 43 (20.38%) Selenium
4 37 (17.54%) Git (software)
5 33 (15.64%) SpecFlow
6 14 (6.64%) Subversion
7 12 (5.69%) Hudson
7 12 (5.69%) Maven
8 11 (5.21%) JIRA
8 11 (5.21%) Spock
9 9 (4.27%) Jenkins
10 7 (3.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (2.84%) Ant
11 6 (2.84%) DbUnit
11 6 (2.84%) JUnit
12 5 (2.37%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.37%) Geb
12 5 (2.37%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.42%) NUnit
13 3 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (15.64%) Finance
2 32 (15.17%) Back Office
3 13 (6.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.42%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (70.62%) Developer
2 88 (41.71%) .NET Developer
3 71 (33.65%) SQL Developer
4 25 (11.85%) SQL Server Developer
5 19 (9.00%) Analyst
6 18 (8.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 18 (8.53%) C# Developer
7 16 (7.58%) ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (7.58%) DBA
8 13 (6.16%) Java Developer
9 11 (5.21%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 11 (5.21%) SQL DBA
10 10 (4.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 9 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 9 (4.27%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.79%) Agile Developer
13 7 (3.32%) Business Analyst
13 7 (3.32%) Software Developer
13 7 (3.32%) Support Engineer
14 6 (2.84%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (53.08%) .NET
2 63 (29.86%) .NET Framework
2 63 (29.86%) XML
3 58 (27.49%) WCF
4 56 (26.54%) ASP.NET
5 51 (24.17%) REST
6 50 (23.70%) Entity Framework
7 47 (22.27%) jQuery
8 46 (21.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 43 (20.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 43 (20.38%) HTML
10 34 (16.11%) SOAP
11 33 (15.64%) Ajax
11 33 (15.64%) Web Services
12 32 (15.17%) CSS
13 16 (7.58%) AngularJS
13 16 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 15 (7.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 13 (6.16%) Hibernate
16 12 (5.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.17%) NHS
2 10 (4.74%) Replication
3 7 (3.32%) Clustering
4 5 (2.37%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.47%) Physics
7 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.32%) Windows
2 16 (7.58%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.37%) Linux
6 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (45.02%) Scrum
2 91 (43.13%) MVC
3 80 (37.91%) Unit Testing
4 74 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (34.12%) TDD
6 43 (20.38%) BDD
7 27 (12.80%) SOA
8 26 (12.32%) OO
9 23 (10.90%) OOP
10 18 (8.53%) Migration
10 18 (8.53%) SDLC
11 15 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (7.11%) Data Migration
11 15 (7.11%) High Availability
12 14 (6.64%) ETL
13 13 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (5.69%) Data Security
14 12 (5.69%) ITIL
15 11 (5.21%) Data Modelling
15 11 (5.21%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 127 (60.19%) SQL
2 100 (47.39%) C#
3 38 (18.01%) JavaScript
4 37 (17.54%) T-SQL
5 14 (6.64%) Java
6 10 (4.74%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.90%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.42%) C
8 3 (1.42%) XPath
9 2 (0.95%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.95%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.47%) C++
10 1 (0.47%) VB
10 1 (0.47%) VBScript
10 1 (0.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 55 (26.07%) Security Cleared
2 43 (20.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (3.32%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.90%) Degree
5 3 (1.42%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.42%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.42%) MCSA
5 3 (1.42%) MCSE
5 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (10.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 13 (6.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (3.79%) Data Quality
5 6 (2.84%) QA
6 3 (1.42%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.37%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.90%) vSphere
4 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (33.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (9.48%) Oracle
3 14 (6.64%) Red Gate
4 6 (2.84%) Adobe
4 6 (2.84%) ILOG
4 6 (2.84%) Kofax
4 6 (2.84%) Splunk
5 5 (2.37%) Twitter
6 4 (1.90%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.90%) Cisco
6 4 (1.90%) Juniper
7 3 (1.42%) BMC
7 3 (1.42%) ESRI
7 3 (1.42%) Remedy
7 3 (1.42%) VMware
8 2 (0.95%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.95%) Sage
9 1 (0.47%) Citrix
9 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.47%) Veeam
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