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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 9 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 117 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.56% 16.86% 13.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.10% 51.54% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 52 46
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +7.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £66.00 - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.27% -1.66%
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
192 227 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.83% 32.71% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 127 72
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -25.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Wales region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 65 £325 -3.70% 30
West Wales -5 2 £288 -20.68% 2
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 145 (59.18%) SQL
2 133 (54.29%) .NET
3 114 (46.53%) C#
4 100 (40.82%) Scrum
5 96 (39.18%) MVC
6 91 (37.14%) Unit Testing
6 91 (37.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 79 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (30.20%) Microsoft
8 74 (30.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 73 (29.80%) TDD
10 69 (28.16%) .NET Framework
11 67 (27.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 66 (26.94%) Visual Studio
12 66 (26.94%) XML
13 63 (25.71%) WCF
13 63 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 61 (24.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 61 (24.90%) ASP.NET
14 61 (24.90%) Security Cleared
15 56 (22.86%) Entity Framework
16 55 (22.45%) REST
17 50 (20.41%) jQuery
18 49 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 47 (19.18%) BDD
19 47 (19.18%) ASP.NET Web API
20 46 (18.78%) SQL Server 2014
21 45 (18.37%) T-SQL
22 44 (17.96%) Selenium
22 44 (17.96%) SC Cleared

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 30 (12.24%) Elasticsearch
2 26 (10.61%) IIS
3 18 (7.35%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.67%) Confluence
5 7 (2.86%) JBoss
5 7 (2.86%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.45%) FileNet
6 6 (2.45%) LiveCycle
7 4 (1.63%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.41%) Apache
9 1 (0.41%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.90%) MS Office
3 7 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.63%) Office 365
3 2 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.71%) HTTP
2 6 (2.45%) LDAP
3 5 (2.04%) SAN
3 5 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.04%) VPN
4 4 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.63%) Internet
4 4 (1.63%) NAS
4 4 (1.63%) Network Security
5 3 (1.22%) Firewall
6 2 (0.82%) DNS
6 2 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (37.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 67 (27.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 63 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 61 (24.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (18.78%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (6.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (4.90%) Oracle Database
8 11 (4.49%) Relational Database
9 10 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (2.45%) MongoDB
11 6 (2.45%) Oracle9i Database
12 5 (2.04%) NoSQL
12 5 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.63%) Data Mining
13 4 (1.63%) RDBMS
14 3 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (1.22%) DTS
14 3 (1.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 74 (30.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 66 (26.94%) Visual Studio
3 44 (17.96%) Selenium
4 40 (16.33%) Git (software)
5 36 (14.69%) SpecFlow
6 12 (4.90%) Subversion
7 9 (3.67%) Hudson
7 9 (3.67%) JIRA
7 9 (3.67%) Maven
7 9 (3.67%) Spock
8 7 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (2.45%) Ant
9 6 (2.45%) DbUnit
9 6 (2.45%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.45%) JUnit
10 5 (2.04%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.04%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
12 3 (1.22%) CruiseControl
12 3 (1.22%) NUnit
General
1 38 (15.51%) Back Office
2 34 (13.88%) Finance
3 13 (5.31%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.22%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.82%) Advertising
6 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 171 (69.80%) Developer
2 97 (39.59%) .NET Developer
3 82 (33.47%) SQL Developer
4 31 (12.65%) SQL Server Developer
5 25 (10.20%) Analyst
6 20 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (8.16%) C# Developer
7 17 (6.94%) ASP.NET Developer
7 17 (6.94%) DBA
8 13 (5.31%) Business Analyst
9 12 (4.90%) Software Developer
9 12 (4.90%) SQL DBA
10 11 (4.49%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 11 (4.49%) Senior Developer
11 10 (4.08%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 8 (3.27%) Agile Developer
13 8 (3.27%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 7 (2.86%) Senior Software Developer
14 7 (2.86%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (54.29%) .NET
2 69 (28.16%) .NET Framework
3 66 (26.94%) XML
4 63 (25.71%) WCF
5 61 (24.90%) ASP.NET
6 56 (22.86%) Entity Framework
7 55 (22.45%) REST
8 50 (20.41%) jQuery
9 49 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 47 (19.18%) ASP.NET Web API
11 43 (17.55%) HTML
12 38 (15.51%) Ajax
13 35 (14.29%) SOAP
14 34 (13.88%) Web Services
15 33 (13.47%) CSS
16 17 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 16 (6.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
18 13 (5.31%) AngularJS
19 10 (4.08%) Hibernate
20 9 (3.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 40 (16.33%) NHS
2 10 (4.08%) Replication
3 7 (2.86%) Clustering
4 5 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.04%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.41%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.41%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.41%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.41%) Physics
8 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.29%) Windows
2 20 (8.16%) Windows Server
3 12 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.45%) Linux
6 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.41%) CentOS
7 1 (0.41%) Unix
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (40.82%) Scrum
2 96 (39.18%) MVC
3 91 (37.14%) Unit Testing
4 79 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (29.80%) TDD
6 47 (19.18%) BDD
7 30 (12.24%) SOA
8 29 (11.84%) OOP
9 23 (9.39%) OO
10 22 (8.98%) Migration
11 19 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (6.94%) Data Migration
12 17 (6.94%) High Availability
12 17 (6.94%) Software Engineering
13 16 (6.53%) SDLC
14 15 (6.12%) ETL
15 14 (5.71%) Data Security
15 14 (5.71%) ITIL
15 14 (5.71%) Translating Business Requirements
16 13 (5.31%) MSF
Programming Languages
1 145 (59.18%) SQL
2 114 (46.53%) C#
3 45 (18.37%) T-SQL
4 42 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.49%) Java
6 10 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.04%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.63%) C++
8 4 (1.63%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.63%) VBScript
8 4 (1.63%) VC++
9 3 (1.22%) C
9 3 (1.22%) XPath
10 2 (0.82%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.41%) Delphi
11 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (24.90%) Security Cleared
2 44 (17.96%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.63%) Degree
5 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.22%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.22%) MCSA
6 3 (1.22%) MCSE
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.41%) MCAD
7 1 (0.41%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (10.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 18 (7.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (3.27%) Data Quality
5 6 (2.45%) QA
6 3 (1.22%) SLA
7 1 (0.41%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.04%) vSphere
3 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.41%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 74 (30.20%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.02%) Oracle
3 16 (6.53%) Red Gate
4 6 (2.45%) Adobe
4 6 (2.45%) ILOG
4 6 (2.45%) Kofax
4 6 (2.45%) Splunk
5 5 (2.04%) Cisco
5 5 (2.04%) VMware
6 4 (1.63%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.63%) Juniper
7 3 (1.22%) BMC
7 3 (1.22%) ESRI
7 3 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.22%) Remedy
7 3 (1.22%) Twitter
8 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.82%) Veeam
9 1 (0.41%) Citrix
9 1 (0.41%) Sage
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