The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Wales
Rank 31 27 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 50 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.25% 8.42% 15.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 22.07% 34.01% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 47
Median daily rate £300 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £194 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £368 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.36 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.45 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -13.46%

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 Wales region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
145 147 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.77% 24.75% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 106 137
Median daily rate £400 £350 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £272 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £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 Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 Wales

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 22 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
South Wales +6 27 £200 -37.98% 13
West Wales -13 4 £400 +45.45% 7
North Wales - 1 £375 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 44 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 38 (39.58%) SQL
3 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (26.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (26.04%) Windows
5 24 (25.00%) Oracle
6 21 (21.88%) .NET
7 18 (18.75%) C#
7 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (17.71%) ASP.NET
9 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (15.63%) VMware
10 15 (15.63%) ITIL
10 15 (15.63%) IBM
10 15 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (15.63%) MongoDB
11 14 (14.58%) High Availability
12 13 (13.54%) Active Directory
12 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
12 13 (13.54%) NHS
12 13 (13.54%) Project Management
13 12 (12.50%) MVC
13 12 (12.50%) Finance
13 12 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
13 12 (12.50%) PRINCE2
13 12 (12.50%) XML
13 12 (12.50%) SharePoint
13 12 (12.50%) ITIL V3

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in 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 12 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.42%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.33%) Apache
3 8 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (8.33%) JCAPS
3 8 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.29%) Confluence
4 7 (7.29%) WebLogic
5 6 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (3.13%) CMS
6 3 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.08%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.08%) IIS
8 1 (1.04%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.04%) Luigi
8 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.04%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.25%) SAN
2 4 (4.17%) Firewall
3 3 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.13%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.08%) Extranet
4 2 (2.08%) Intranet
5 1 (1.04%) DHCP
5 1 (1.04%) DNS
5 1 (1.04%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (15.63%) MongoDB
3 15 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (11.46%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (11.46%) Relational Database
5 11 (11.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (10.42%) MySQL
7 9 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
11 3 (3.13%) Couchbase
12 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (2.08%) OLAP
12 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (1.04%) DataStage
13 1 (1.04%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 8 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.29%) JIRA
2 7 (7.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (3.13%) Selenium
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.08%) JUnit
4 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.04%) JBehave
5 1 (1.04%) JMeter
5 1 (1.04%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.04%) MbUnit
5 1 (1.04%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.04%) MSTest
5 1 (1.04%) NUnit
5 1 (1.04%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
2 11 (11.46%) Advertising
3 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Electronics
5 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.04%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 35 (36.46%) Developer
2 17 (17.71%) .NET Developer
2 17 (17.71%) DBA
3 13 (13.54%) SQL DBA
4 11 (11.46%) Analyst
5 9 (9.38%) Architect
6 8 (8.33%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Administrator
9 4 (4.17%) Product Specialist
9 4 (4.17%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.13%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Sitecore Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.13%) SSRS Developer
10 3 (3.13%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.88%) .NET
2 17 (17.71%) ASP.NET
3 12 (12.50%) XML
4 11 (11.46%) HTML
5 9 (9.38%) jQuery
6 8 (8.33%) CSS
6 8 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
7 7 (7.29%) MCollective
7 7 (7.29%) WCF
7 7 (7.29%) XSLT
8 6 (6.25%) ELK Stack
9 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.17%) Ajax
10 4 (4.17%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (3.13%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.13%) CSS3
11 3 (3.13%) HTML5
12 2 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.54%) NHS
2 8 (8.33%) Clustering
3 6 (6.25%) PKI
4 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.21%) Informatics
5 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.08%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.08%) Fintech
6 2 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.08%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.08%) Statistics
7 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.04%) iPad
7 1 (1.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.04%) Windows
2 18 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (9.38%) Linux
4 9 (9.38%) Unix
5 7 (7.29%) AIX
6 6 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.04%) Android
9 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (15.63%) ITIL
3 14 (14.58%) High Availability
4 13 (13.54%) Project Management
5 12 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 12 (12.50%) MVC
5 12 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 11 (11.46%) Scrum
7 9 (9.38%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.38%) Service Management
8 8 (8.33%) ETL
8 8 (8.33%) Release Management
8 8 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
9 7 (7.29%) Change Control
9 7 (7.29%) IT Governance
9 7 (7.29%) Migration
10 6 (6.25%) Data Analysis
11 5 (5.21%) Business Analysis
11 5 (5.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.58%) SQL
2 18 (18.75%) C#
3 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.21%) Python
6 5 (5.21%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.13%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.08%) VB
9 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.04%) C
9 1 (1.04%) Java
9 1 (1.04%) Perl
9 1 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.33%) MCDBA
2 8 (8.33%) MCITP
2 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (3.13%) ISEB
5 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) HL7
2 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (7.29%) PowerHA
4 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.08%) vSphere
6 1 (1.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) Ansible
1 7 (7.29%) Nessus
1 7 (7.29%) Packer
1 7 (7.29%) Puppet
1 7 (7.29%) Rundeck
1 7 (7.29%) SCCM
1 7 (7.29%) Tivoli
1 7 (7.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 7 (7.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 7 (7.29%) Zenoss
2 4 (4.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 44 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.00%) Oracle
3 15 (15.63%) IBM
3 15 (15.63%) VMware
4 8 (8.33%) Fiorano
4 8 (8.33%) InterSystems
4 8 (8.33%) RedGate
5 7 (7.29%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.29%) Sonatype
5 7 (7.29%) Symantec
6 5 (5.21%) SAP
7 4 (4.17%) Cisco
7 4 (4.17%) Sitecore
8 3 (3.13%) Avaya
8 3 (3.13%) HP
9 2 (2.08%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.08%) Cognos
9 2 (2.08%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.08%) Teradata
10 1 (1.04%) Tableau
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