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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 20 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 101 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.48% 15.68% 10.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.67% 47.87% 35.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 73 38
Median daily rate £400 £330 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -10.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £51.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +126.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +32.22%
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
101 211 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.84% 32.76% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 154 121
Median daily rate £375 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £20.50 £26.40 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.34% +46.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.09 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.87% +15.78%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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 -3 21 £375 +15.38% 9
Bridgend 0 1 £563 +125.00% 1
Neath Port Talbot -3 1 - - 2
Monmouthshire - 1 £350 -
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 39 (38.61%) SQL
1 39 (38.61%) Microsoft
2 37 (36.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (35.64%) .NET
4 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (26.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (26.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (25.74%) C#
7 25 (24.75%) Windows
8 24 (23.76%) TDD
9 22 (21.78%) MVC
9 22 (21.78%) ASP.NET
10 20 (19.80%) HTML
11 18 (17.82%) JavaScript
11 18 (17.82%) Visual Studio
11 18 (17.82%) Unit Testing
12 17 (16.83%) WCF
12 17 (16.83%) Migration
12 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (15.84%) Scrum
13 16 (15.84%) PHP
13 16 (15.84%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (15.84%) Selenium
13 16 (15.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (15.84%) SQL Server 2012
14 15 (14.85%) Change Control
14 15 (14.85%) KnockoutJS
14 15 (14.85%) MySQL
15 14 (13.86%) T-SQL
15 14 (13.86%) CSS

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 14 (13.86%) Apache
1 14 (13.86%) Moodle
2 4 (3.96%) IIS
2 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.97%) Apache Solr
3 3 (2.97%) CMS
3 3 (2.97%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.98%) Confluence
4 2 (1.98%) FileNet
4 2 (1.98%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.99%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.99%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.96%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.98%) MS Office
3 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.97%) DNS
2 3 (2.97%) Firewall
3 2 (1.98%) SAN
3 2 (1.98%) VPN
4 1 (0.99%) DHCP
4 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.99%) Skype
4 1 (0.99%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (36.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 27 (26.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (26.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (15.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (15.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (14.85%) MySQL
5 13 (12.87%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (10.89%) Couchbase
6 11 (10.89%) MongoDB
6 11 (10.89%) NoSQL
7 9 (8.91%) Biml
8 6 (5.94%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database
9 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (3.96%) Star Schema
11 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (1.98%) Power BI
12 2 (1.98%) PowerPivot
12 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (17.82%) Visual Studio
2 16 (15.84%) Selenium
3 14 (13.86%) SpecFlow
4 13 (12.87%) Git (software)
5 9 (8.91%) Cucumber
5 9 (8.91%) TeamCity
6 7 (6.93%) Jenkins
6 7 (6.93%) JMeter
6 7 (6.93%) MbUnit
6 7 (6.93%) Mercurial
6 7 (6.93%) MSTest
6 7 (6.93%) NUnit
6 7 (6.93%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.97%) JIRA
7 3 (2.97%) Maven
7 3 (2.97%) Subversion
8 2 (1.98%) Ant
8 2 (1.98%) Hudson
8 2 (1.98%) JBehave
8 2 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (9.90%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Advertising
2 2 (1.98%) Banking
3 1 (0.99%) Military
3 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (63.37%) Developer
2 24 (23.76%) .NET Developer
3 12 (11.88%) Software Developer
4 11 (10.89%) SQL Developer
5 9 (8.91%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 8 (7.92%) Moodle Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Analyst
7 7 (6.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 7 (6.93%) Data Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Data Migration Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Migration Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Tester
8 6 (5.94%) DBA
9 5 (4.95%) Data Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (4.95%) SQL BI Developer
9 5 (4.95%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.96%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (35.64%) .NET
2 22 (21.78%) ASP.NET
3 20 (19.80%) HTML
4 17 (16.83%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (16.83%) WCF
5 15 (14.85%) KnockoutJS
6 14 (13.86%) CSS
6 14 (13.86%) jQuery
7 13 (12.87%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (11.88%) HTML5
9 11 (10.89%) AngularJS
9 11 (10.89%) CSS3
10 7 (6.93%) Gherkin
10 7 (6.93%) XML
11 3 (2.97%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.97%) Lucene
11 3 (2.97%) Spring
12 2 (1.98%) Entity Framework
12 2 (1.98%) JSF
12 2 (1.98%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) e-Learning
2 5 (4.95%) NHS
3 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.97%) Clustering
4 3 (2.97%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.98%) iPad
5 2 (1.98%) Replication
6 1 (0.99%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.75%) Windows
2 8 (7.92%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.97%) Linux
3 3 (2.97%) Unix
3 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.76%) TDD
3 22 (21.78%) MVC
4 18 (17.82%) Unit Testing
5 17 (16.83%) Migration
6 16 (15.84%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (15.84%) Scrum
7 15 (14.85%) Change Control
8 13 (12.87%) BDD
8 13 (12.87%) Data Migration
8 13 (12.87%) Test-First Development
8 13 (12.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (11.88%) ITIL
9 12 (11.88%) Test Automation
10 11 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (9.90%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (8.91%) Data Mapping
12 9 (8.91%) ETL
12 9 (8.91%) Project Management
12 9 (8.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.61%) SQL
2 26 (25.74%) C#
3 18 (17.82%) JavaScript
4 16 (15.84%) PHP
5 14 (13.86%) T-SQL
6 11 (10.89%) TypeScript
7 10 (9.90%) Java
8 6 (5.94%) VB
9 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.94%) ISEB
4 3 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.98%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.98%) CCNA
5 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.99%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.98%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.96%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.99%) vSphere
4 1 (0.99%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (38.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.88%) Oracle
3 6 (5.94%) VMware
4 4 (3.96%) Cognos
4 4 (3.96%) NetApp
4 4 (3.96%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.97%) Cisco
6 2 (1.98%) Adobe
6 2 (1.98%) ILOG
6 2 (1.98%) SAP
6 2 (1.98%) Splunk
6 2 (1.98%) Tableau
7 1 (0.99%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix
7 1 (0.99%) Dell
7 1 (0.99%) ESRI
7 1 (0.99%) HP
7 1 (0.99%) Perforce