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 30 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 24 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 38 138 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.14% 15.52% 10.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.89% 49.46% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 98 44
Median daily rate £400 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £36.00 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +65.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +32.22%
SQL Server
UK

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
123 279 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.87% 31.38% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 197 131
Median daily rate £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £20.50 £29.50 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.50% +41.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.18 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +15.78%

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 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
South Wales -12 34 £400 +21.21% 15
West Wales +3 2 £481 +92.50% 1
Mid Wales -1 1 - -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 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 Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 45 (40.18%) SQL
1 45 (40.18%) Microsoft
2 41 (36.61%) .NET
3 39 (34.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (25.89%) C#
5 29 (25.89%) Windows
6 28 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (24.11%) TDD
8 26 (23.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (20.54%) ASP.NET
9 23 (20.54%) HTML
9 23 (20.54%) MVC
10 20 (17.86%) JavaScript
10 20 (17.86%) Visual Studio
11 19 (16.96%) Scrum
11 19 (16.96%) Selenium
11 19 (16.96%) Unit Testing
12 17 (15.18%) WCF
12 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
12 17 (15.18%) Migration
12 17 (15.18%) T-SQL
12 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET Web API
13 16 (14.29%) SpecFlow
13 16 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (14.29%) PHP
13 16 (14.29%) CSS
13 16 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (13.39%) MySQL
14 15 (13.39%) BDD

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 14 (12.50%) Apache
1 14 (12.50%) Moodle
2 7 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.57%) IIS
4 3 (2.68%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.68%) CMS
4 3 (2.68%) Confluence
4 3 (2.68%) FileNet
4 3 (2.68%) LiveCycle
4 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.68%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.89%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.68%) DNS
2 3 (2.68%) Firewall
2 3 (2.68%) SAN
3 2 (1.79%) Skype
3 2 (1.79%) VoIP
3 2 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (0.89%) DHCP
4 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.89%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (34.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 28 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (23.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (13.39%) MySQL
5 15 (13.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (9.82%) Couchbase
7 11 (9.82%) MongoDB
7 11 (9.82%) NoSQL
8 9 (8.04%) Biml
9 6 (5.36%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (5.36%) Oracle Database
10 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (3.57%) Star Schema
12 2 (1.79%) Power BI
12 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (17.86%) Visual Studio
2 19 (16.96%) Selenium
3 16 (14.29%) SpecFlow
4 13 (11.61%) Git (software)
5 12 (10.71%) Cucumber
6 9 (8.04%) JMeter
6 9 (8.04%) TeamCity
6 9 (8.04%) WebDriver
7 7 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 7 (6.25%) MbUnit
7 7 (6.25%) Mercurial
7 7 (6.25%) MSTest
7 7 (6.25%) NUnit
8 4 (3.57%) JIRA
8 4 (3.57%) Maven
8 4 (3.57%) Subversion
9 3 (2.68%) Ant
9 3 (2.68%) Hudson
9 3 (2.68%) JBehave
9 3 (2.68%) JUnit
General
1 12 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Advertising
3 2 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (0.89%) Electronics
4 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.89%) Marketing
4 1 (0.89%) Military
4 1 (0.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (58.93%) Developer
2 25 (22.32%) .NET Developer
3 12 (10.71%) Software Developer
4 11 (9.82%) SQL Developer
5 10 (8.93%) Tester
6 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 8 (7.14%) Moodle Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Data Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Data Migration Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (5.36%) Consultant
9 6 (5.36%) DBA
10 5 (4.46%) Data Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (3.57%) PHP Developer
11 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (36.61%) .NET
2 23 (20.54%) ASP.NET
2 23 (20.54%) HTML
3 17 (15.18%) ASP.NET Web API
3 17 (15.18%) WCF
4 16 (14.29%) CSS
5 15 (13.39%) KnockoutJS
6 14 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (12.50%) jQuery
7 12 (10.71%) HTML5
8 11 (9.82%) AngularJS
8 11 (9.82%) CSS3
9 8 (7.14%) XML
10 7 (6.25%) Gherkin
11 4 (3.57%) Spring
12 3 (2.68%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.68%) EJB
12 3 (2.68%) J2SE
12 3 (2.68%) JSF
12 3 (2.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.71%) e-Learning
2 5 (4.46%) NHS
3 4 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.68%) Clustering
4 3 (2.68%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.79%) iPad
5 2 (1.79%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.89%) Windows
2 9 (8.04%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.57%) Linux
3 4 (3.57%) Unix
4 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.04%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (24.11%) TDD
3 23 (20.54%) MVC
4 19 (16.96%) Scrum
4 19 (16.96%) Unit Testing
5 17 (15.18%) Migration
6 16 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (13.39%) BDD
7 15 (13.39%) Change Control
7 15 (13.39%) Test-First Development
8 14 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (11.61%) Data Migration
9 13 (11.61%) Test Automation
10 12 (10.71%) ITIL
11 11 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.93%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (8.93%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (8.04%) Data Mapping
13 9 (8.04%) Test Scripting
13 9 (8.04%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (40.18%) SQL
2 29 (25.89%) C#
3 20 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 17 (15.18%) T-SQL
5 16 (14.29%) PHP
6 13 (11.61%) Java
7 11 (9.82%) TypeScript
8 6 (5.36%) VB
9 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.89%) C
10 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.25%) ISEB
4 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.79%) BC Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) CCNA
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.68%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.46%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (40.18%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.61%) Oracle
3 7 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (3.57%) Cognos
4 4 (3.57%) NetApp
4 4 (3.57%) Sitecore
5 3 (2.68%) Adobe
5 3 (2.68%) Cisco
5 3 (2.68%) ILOG
5 3 (2.68%) SAP
5 3 (2.68%) Splunk
6 2 (1.79%) Tableau
7 1 (0.89%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.89%) Citrix
7 1 (0.89%) Dell
7 1 (0.89%) ESRI
7 1 (0.89%) HP
7 1 (0.89%) Perforce