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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 132 73 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.47% 10.52% 10.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 41.01% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 43 44
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£330 £385 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £469 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.80 £13.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.13% +66.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £20.28 £11.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.60 £22.36 £14.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.28 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+33.10% -18.03%
SQL Server
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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
264 178 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.95% 25.65% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 125 102
Average daily rate £325 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £490 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.80 £11.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.32% +95.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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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
South Wales +5 102 £330 -10.50% 27
Mid Wales - 6 £336 -
West Wales -6 4 £250 -9.09%
North Wales +2 2 £346 - 1
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 158 (54.67%) SQL
2 122 (42.21%) .NET
3 118 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (36.33%) C#
5 100 (34.60%) Microsoft
6 99 (34.26%) Scrum
6 99 (34.26%) Security Cleared
7 97 (33.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 86 (29.76%) SC Cleared
9 75 (25.95%) XML
10 72 (24.91%) ASP.NET
10 72 (24.91%) TDD
11 70 (24.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 70 (24.22%) MVC
12 67 (23.18%) Team Foundation Server
13 64 (22.15%) .NET Framework
14 61 (21.11%) Web Services
15 58 (20.07%) BDD
16 57 (19.72%) SQL Server 2012
17 56 (19.38%) SOAP
17 56 (19.38%) Visual Studio
18 52 (17.99%) T-SQL
19 51 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 47 (16.26%) Unit Testing
20 47 (16.26%) ETL
21 45 (15.57%) REST
22 44 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
23 43 (14.88%) Windows
24 41 (14.19%) Oracle
25 40 (13.84%) HTML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 37 (12.80%) IIS
2 24 (8.30%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (4.15%) Confluence
5 11 (3.81%) ArcSDE
6 10 (3.46%) ArcGIS
7 6 (2.08%) JBoss
8 5 (1.73%) FileNet
8 5 (1.73%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.38%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.04%) Apache
10 3 (1.04%) Lync
11 2 (0.69%) nginx
11 2 (0.69%) CMS
11 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 26 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.42%) MS Office
3 3 (1.04%) MS Project
4 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.69%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.35%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.38%) SaaS
3 3 (1.04%) Office 365
4 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.38%) HTTP
1 4 (1.38%) SAN
2 3 (1.04%) Network Security
3 2 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.69%) NAS
3 2 (0.69%) Firewall
3 2 (0.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (33.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 70 (24.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (19.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (6.92%) Relational Database
8 19 (6.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (5.54%) MySQL
10 15 (5.19%) SQL Server 2000
11 14 (4.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (4.15%) OLAP
12 12 (4.15%) PerformancePoint
12 12 (4.15%) MongoDB
13 11 (3.81%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (3.81%) NoSQL
13 11 (3.81%) DB2
14 10 (3.46%) SQLPlus
15 9 (3.11%) BusinessObjects
16 7 (2.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 67 (23.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 56 (19.38%) Visual Studio
3 39 (13.49%) Selenium
4 25 (8.65%) SpecFlow
5 21 (7.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 18 (6.23%) JIRA
7 17 (5.88%) Git (software)
8 15 (5.19%) Subversion
9 14 (4.84%) Jenkins
10 13 (4.50%) Cucumber
10 13 (4.50%) JMeter
11 12 (4.15%) Maven
11 12 (4.15%) ERwin
11 12 (4.15%) Hudson
12 11 (3.81%) Spock
12 11 (3.81%) Geb
13 10 (3.46%) Toad
14 3 (1.04%) Eclipse
14 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
15 2 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (8.65%) Back Office
2 16 (5.54%) Finance
3 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.04%) Banking
3 3 (1.04%) Billing
3 3 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 176 (60.90%) Developer
2 73 (25.26%) .NET Developer
3 51 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 38 (13.15%) Analyst
5 28 (9.69%) DBA
6 24 (8.30%) SQL DBA
7 22 (7.61%) Tester
8 15 (5.19%) Java Developer
9 14 (4.84%) SQL Server Developer
10 13 (4.50%) Architect
11 12 (4.15%) Senior Developer
11 12 (4.15%) SQL Server DBA
11 12 (4.15%) Data Modeller
12 11 (3.81%) Administrator
12 11 (3.81%) Software Developer
12 11 (3.81%) Test Analyst
13 8 (2.77%) GIS Developer
13 8 (2.77%) Senior SQL Developer
14 7 (2.42%) Analyst Developer
15 6 (2.08%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (42.21%) .NET
2 75 (25.95%) XML
3 72 (24.91%) ASP.NET
4 64 (22.15%) .NET Framework
5 61 (21.11%) Web Services
6 56 (19.38%) SOAP
7 45 (15.57%) REST
8 40 (13.84%) HTML
9 38 (13.15%) ASP.NET MVC
10 37 (12.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 31 (10.73%) WCF
11 31 (10.73%) CSS
12 26 (9.00%) Entity Framework
13 22 (7.61%) jQuery
14 18 (6.23%) Ajax
14 18 (6.23%) AngularJS
15 16 (5.54%) Spring
16 15 (5.19%) JSF
17 13 (4.50%) Hibernate
17 13 (4.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.92%) NHS
2 15 (5.19%) GIS
3 14 (4.84%) Mainframe
4 13 (4.50%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.50%) Replication
4 13 (4.50%) Clustering
5 8 (2.77%) User Experience
5 8 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.42%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.38%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.04%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.88%) Windows
2 9 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.73%) Linux
5 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (34.26%) Scrum
3 72 (24.91%) TDD
4 70 (24.22%) MVC
5 58 (20.07%) BDD
6 47 (16.26%) ETL
6 47 (16.26%) Unit Testing
7 44 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
8 30 (10.38%) SDLC
9 29 (10.03%) Data Modelling
10 28 (9.69%) Migration
11 23 (7.96%) OO
11 23 (7.96%) Data Migration
12 22 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (6.92%) Data Analysis
14 18 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (6.23%) SOA
15 16 (5.54%) Regression Testing
15 16 (5.54%) RUP
16 15 (5.19%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 158 (54.67%) SQL
2 105 (36.33%) C#
3 52 (17.99%) T-SQL
4 31 (10.73%) Java
5 26 (9.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (7.96%) PL/SQL
7 14 (4.84%) VB.NET
8 7 (2.42%) VBA
9 6 (2.08%) VB
10 4 (1.38%) VB6
10 4 (1.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.38%) C
11 3 (1.04%) Delphi
11 3 (1.04%) PHP
12 2 (0.69%) Perl
12 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.69%) VBScript
12 2 (0.69%) Python
13 1 (0.35%) VC++
13 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 99 (34.26%) Security Cleared
2 86 (29.76%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (4.84%) Degree
4 13 (4.50%) MCDBA
4 13 (4.50%) ISEB
5 11 (3.81%) MCITP
6 6 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.73%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.73%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.35%) MCP
9 1 (0.35%) MCSE
9 1 (0.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.73%) HL7
3 4 (1.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.38%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.69%) Firmware
3 2 (0.69%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.35%) vCloud
4 1 (0.35%) XenApp
4 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.69%) SCOM
2 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Puppet
2 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.35%) Nagios
2 1 (0.35%) ARCserve
2 1 (0.35%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 100 (34.60%) Microsoft
2 41 (14.19%) Oracle
3 13 (4.50%) ESRI
4 11 (3.81%) CA
4 11 (3.81%) Twitter
5 9 (3.11%) VMware
6 5 (1.73%) BMC
7 4 (1.38%) Cognos
7 4 (1.38%) Remedy
8 3 (1.04%) Cisco
9 2 (0.69%) Juniper
9 2 (0.69%) HP
9 2 (0.69%) Novell
9 2 (0.69%) Veritas
9 2 (0.69%) Sage
9 2 (0.69%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.69%) Mapinfo
10 1 (0.35%) Teradata
10 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.35%) Sitecore
Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £28 - 31 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 270 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £455 per day Plus expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Square One Resources
Rate: expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Neath, West Glamorgan
Computer People
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - 270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glamorgan
TRG
Rate: 350-450 Per Day
Posted: 14 days ago