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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 26 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 64 129 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.84% 18.35% 19.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.81% 55.60% 56.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 111 97
Median daily rate £325 £350 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +10.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £455 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 £29.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £25.97 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+45.36% +8.20%
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
248 232 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 30.39% 33.00% 34.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 185 174
Median daily rate £450 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.87% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £290 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Median hourly rate £57.50 £29.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.91% +103.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.50 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £40.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.75 £31.40
% change year-on-year
+47.57% -17.99%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 51 £313 -10.71% 10
West Wales -16 8 £525 +90.90% 3
North Wales - 2 £348 - 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 47 (47.47%) Microsoft
2 41 (41.41%) SQL
3 35 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (28.28%) .NET
5 27 (27.27%) Windows
6 25 (25.25%) C#
6 25 (25.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (24.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (23.23%) ASP.NET
8 23 (23.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (21.21%) Oracle
10 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
10 20 (20.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (19.19%) MongoDB
11 19 (19.19%) HTML
12 18 (18.18%) MVC
12 18 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (16.16%) VMware
13 16 (16.16%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (16.16%) jQuery
14 15 (15.15%) WCF
14 15 (15.15%) CSS
14 15 (15.15%) Visual Studio
14 15 (15.15%) High Availability
15 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
15 14 (14.14%) Scrum
16 13 (13.13%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
16 13 (13.13%) Jenkins

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 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.10%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.08%) Apache
4 7 (7.07%) Confluence
4 7 (7.07%) WebLogic
5 6 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.02%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.02%) CMS
7 2 (2.02%) IIS
7 2 (2.02%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.01%) Apache Pig
8 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.01%) Luigi
8 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS Office
2 3 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) SAN
2 4 (4.04%) Firewall
3 3 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.03%) iSCSI
3 3 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.02%) Extranet
4 2 (2.02%) Intranet
4 2 (2.02%) Skype
5 1 (1.01%) DHCP
5 1 (1.01%) DNS
5 1 (1.01%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.01%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 24 (24.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (23.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (20.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (19.19%) MongoDB
6 13 (13.13%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (12.12%) NoSQL
8 11 (11.11%) Couchbase
8 11 (11.11%) Relational Database
9 10 (10.10%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (9.09%) MySQL
11 8 (8.08%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (8.08%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (4.04%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (3.03%) Biml
13 3 (3.03%) Star Schema
14 2 (2.02%) OLAP
14 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 13 (13.13%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.09%) Selenium
4 8 (8.08%) Git (software)
4 8 (8.08%) JIRA
4 8 (8.08%) TeamCity
5 7 (7.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (6.06%) MbUnit
6 6 (6.06%) Mercurial
6 6 (6.06%) MSTest
6 6 (6.06%) NUnit
6 6 (6.06%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.04%) JUnit
8 3 (3.03%) JBehave
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.01%) Maven
10 1 (1.01%) SoapUI
10 1 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (12.12%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Advertising
3 5 (5.05%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Electronics
4 2 (2.02%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Military
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
5 1 (1.01%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 44 (44.44%) Developer
2 24 (24.24%) .NET Developer
3 12 (12.12%) DBA
4 11 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 10 (10.10%) SQL Developer
6 9 (9.09%) Architect
7 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Administrator
8 4 (4.04%) Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Consultant
8 4 (4.04%) Product Specialist
8 4 (4.04%) SSRS Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.03%) Data Migration Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse Specialist
9 3 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) QA Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.28%) .NET
2 23 (23.23%) ASP.NET
3 19 (19.19%) HTML
4 16 (16.16%) jQuery
5 15 (15.15%) CSS
5 15 (15.15%) WCF
6 13 (13.13%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (12.12%) HTML5
7 12 (12.12%) KnockoutJS
8 11 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 11 (11.11%) CSS3
9 9 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (7.07%) MCollective
11 6 (6.06%) ELK Stack
11 6 (6.06%) Gherkin
12 5 (5.05%) XML
13 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
13 3 (3.03%) Ajax
14 2 (2.02%) XSLT
15 1 (1.01%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Clustering
2 8 (8.08%) NHS
3 6 (6.06%) PKI
4 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.05%) Informatics
5 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.02%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.02%) Fintech
6 2 (2.02%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.02%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.02%) Replication
6 2 (2.02%) Statistics
7 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.01%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.01%) iPad
7 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.27%) Windows
2 18 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.11%) Linux
5 10 (10.10%) Unix
6 7 (7.07%) AIX
7 6 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.03%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.01%) Android
9 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.18%) MVC
3 16 (16.16%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (15.15%) High Availability
5 14 (14.14%) Scrum
6 13 (13.13%) Test Automation
7 12 (12.12%) Migration
7 12 (12.12%) TDD
8 11 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 10 (10.10%) Web Development
10 9 (9.09%) Change Control
10 9 (9.09%) ETL
10 9 (9.09%) Project Management
11 8 (8.08%) Data Analysis
11 8 (8.08%) DevOps
11 8 (8.08%) ITIL
11 8 (8.08%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (7.07%) IT Governance
12 7 (7.07%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.41%) SQL
2 25 (25.25%) C#
3 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.11%) TypeScript
5 9 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.05%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.04%) Python
7 4 (4.04%) VB
7 4 (4.04%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.02%) Java
9 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.01%) C
9 1 (1.01%) Perl
9 1 (1.01%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.08%) MCDBA
2 8 (8.08%) MCITP
3 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.04%) Degree
6 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 14 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.08%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (7.07%) PowerHA
4 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.02%) vSphere
6 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.01%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) Ansible
1 7 (7.07%) Nessus
1 7 (7.07%) Packer
1 7 (7.07%) Puppet
1 7 (7.07%) Rundeck
1 7 (7.07%) SCCM
1 7 (7.07%) Tivoli
1 7 (7.07%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 7 (7.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 7 (7.07%) Zenoss
2 4 (4.04%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (47.47%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.21%) Oracle
3 16 (16.16%) VMware
4 8 (8.08%) RedGate
5 7 (7.07%) IBM
5 7 (7.07%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.07%) Sonatype
5 7 (7.07%) Symantec
6 5 (5.05%) SAP
7 4 (4.04%) Cisco
7 4 (4.04%) Cognos
8 3 (3.03%) Avaya
8 3 (3.03%) HP
8 3 (3.03%) Sitecore
9 2 (2.02%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.02%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.02%) Teradata
10 1 (1.01%) ParAccel
10 1 (1.01%) Perforce
10 1 (1.01%) Tableau