The first table below looks at the demand for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Wales region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 135 88 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.00% 17.29% 19.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.23% 57.14% 53.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 60 79
Average daily rate
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£338 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.25 £40.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.87% +220.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £40.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £40.00 £13.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
292 154 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 36.78% 30.26% 35.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 109 116
Average daily rate £350 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £443 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Average hourly rate £27.63 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.07% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
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SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Wales region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Wales region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

SQL
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 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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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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 0 112 £325 +3.91% 48
West Wales -10 14 £300 -4.98% 1
North Wales +1 1 - -
SQL
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing SQL 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.

1 72 (31.58%) Java
2 62 (27.19%) SQL Server
3 52 (22.81%) Oracle
3 52 (22.81%) Microsoft
4 51 (22.37%) Security Cleared
5 50 (21.93%) XML
6 49 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (20.61%) Spring
8 46 (20.18%) Web Services
9 42 (18.42%) Finance
10 41 (17.98%) HTML
10 41 (17.98%) SC Cleared
11 39 (17.11%) Windows
12 37 (16.23%) Relational Database
13 34 (14.91%) TDD
14 33 (14.47%) JavaScript
15 32 (14.04%) .NET
15 32 (14.04%) UNIX
16 31 (13.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 29 (12.72%) SQL Server 2008
17 29 (12.72%) Selenium
18 27 (11.84%) Scrum
18 27 (11.84%) ASP.NET
19 25 (10.96%) Maven
20 24 (10.53%) BDD
21 23 (10.09%) XSLT
21 23 (10.09%) SOAP
22 22 (9.65%) Struts
22 22 (9.65%) Hibernate
22 22 (9.65%) Subversion

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 16 (7.02%) FileNet
3 11 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.51%) Apache
6 7 (3.07%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (2.63%) Lync
7 6 (2.63%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.19%) IIS
8 5 (2.19%) SAS
8 5 (2.19%) CMS
8 5 (2.19%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.32%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.88%) Liferay
10 2 (0.88%) CICS
10 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.88%) SPSS
4 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) FastStats
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (5.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.44%) Agresso
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.63%) SaaS
3 3 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.07%) 3G
1 7 (3.07%) 2G
1 7 (3.07%) 4G
2 5 (2.19%) Internet
2 5 (2.19%) VPN
3 4 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.32%) SAN
4 3 (1.32%) HTTP
4 3 (1.32%) DNS
4 3 (1.32%) SSL
4 3 (1.32%) DHCP
5 2 (0.88%) OSPF
5 2 (0.88%) BGP
5 2 (0.88%) Network Security
5 2 (0.88%) Firewall
6 1 (0.44%) IPsec
6 1 (0.44%) MPLS
6 1 (0.44%) VLAN
6 1 (0.44%) VPLS
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (27.19%) SQL Server
2 37 (16.23%) Relational Database
3 31 (13.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (12.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (9.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (8.77%) MySQL
7 18 (7.89%) RDBMS
8 14 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (6.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (4.39%) MongoDB
9 10 (4.39%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (3.95%) Oracle Database
11 7 (3.07%) Ingres
12 5 (2.19%) Data Mining
13 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (12.72%) Selenium
2 25 (10.96%) Maven
3 22 (9.65%) Subversion
4 21 (9.21%) Ant
5 20 (8.77%) JUnit
6 18 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (7.46%) Apache Ivy
8 14 (6.14%) Visual Studio
9 13 (5.70%) JIRA
10 10 (4.39%) SoapUI
11 9 (3.95%) eggPlant
12 8 (3.51%) LoadRunner
12 8 (3.51%) Eclipse
13 7 (3.07%) Toad
13 7 (3.07%) Git (software)
14 6 (2.63%) Jenkins
15 5 (2.19%) WebDriver
16 4 (1.75%) Hudson
17 3 (1.32%) Cucumber
17 3 (1.32%) Mercurial
General
1 42 (18.42%) Finance
2 19 (8.33%) Banking
3 7 (3.07%) Legal
3 7 (3.07%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.32%) Retail
4 3 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (0.44%) Billing
5 1 (0.44%) Local Government
5 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 114 (50.00%) Developer
2 53 (23.25%) Java Developer
3 45 (19.74%) Analyst
4 16 (7.02%) DBA
5 15 (6.58%) .NET Developer
5 15 (6.58%) SQL DBA
6 13 (5.70%) Data Analyst
7 10 (4.39%) Software Developer
7 10 (4.39%) Perl Developer
8 9 (3.95%) C# Developer
9 8 (3.51%) Administrator
9 8 (3.51%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (3.07%) QA Leader
10 7 (3.07%) .NET Software Developer
10 7 (3.07%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.07%) C# Software Developer
10 7 (3.07%) Test Analyst
10 7 (3.07%) Applications Support
10 7 (3.07%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (21.93%) XML
2 47 (20.61%) Spring
3 46 (20.18%) Web Services
4 41 (17.98%) HTML
5 32 (14.04%) .NET
6 27 (11.84%) ASP.NET
7 23 (10.09%) SOAP
7 23 (10.09%) XSLT
8 22 (9.65%) Hibernate
8 22 (9.65%) Struts
9 21 (9.21%) CSS
9 21 (9.21%) J2EE
10 18 (7.89%) REST
11 16 (7.02%) MyBatis
11 16 (7.02%) Java SE
12 13 (5.70%) RESTful
13 12 (5.26%) jQuery
13 12 (5.26%) .NET Framework
14 10 (4.39%) Mojolicious
15 9 (3.95%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.07%) Mobile Banking
2 7 (3.07%) Handset
3 6 (2.63%) Statistics
3 6 (2.63%) Visualisation
4 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.32%) Economics
5 3 (1.32%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.32%) Data Extraction
5 3 (1.32%) iSeries
6 2 (0.88%) Data Conversion
6 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.88%) GIS
7 1 (0.44%) Replication
7 1 (0.44%) Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (17.11%) Windows
2 32 (14.04%) UNIX
3 19 (8.33%) Linux
4 13 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.39%) AIX
6 9 (3.95%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.32%) Solaris
7 3 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.88%) OS/400
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Debian
9 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (21.49%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (14.91%) TDD
3 27 (11.84%) Scrum
4 24 (10.53%) BDD
5 20 (8.77%) UML
6 18 (7.89%) OO
6 18 (7.89%) Software Engineering
7 14 (6.14%) CRM
8 13 (5.70%) MVC
8 13 (5.70%) Test Automation
9 12 (5.26%) Workflow
9 12 (5.26%) SOA
10 11 (4.82%) RAD
11 10 (4.39%) Unit Testing
12 9 (3.95%) Configuration Management
13 8 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (3.07%) Manual Testing
14 7 (3.07%) Automated Testing
14 7 (3.07%) Data Analysis
14 7 (3.07%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 72 (31.58%) Java
2 33 (14.47%) JavaScript
3 20 (8.77%) C#
4 19 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 11 (4.82%) Perl
6 10 (4.39%) Scala
7 9 (3.95%) VBA
8 8 (3.51%) VB
9 7 (3.07%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.07%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.07%) C++
10 5 (2.19%) XPath
11 4 (1.75%) VC++
11 4 (1.75%) C
11 4 (1.75%) PHP
12 3 (1.32%) COBOL
12 3 (1.32%) VBScript
12 3 (1.32%) XQuery
12 3 (1.32%) Groovy
12 3 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 41 (17.98%) SC Cleared
3 20 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.82%) MCTS
5 10 (4.39%) MCITP
6 8 (3.51%) MCDBA
7 7 (3.07%) ISEB
8 6 (2.63%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.63%) Degree
9 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.88%) MCSE
9 2 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.44%) HND
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.70%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.44%) GAMP
2 1 (0.44%) GxP
2 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.88%) UAG
3 1 (0.44%) Postfix
3 1 (0.44%) XenServer
3 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (0.44%) MetaFrame
3 1 (0.44%) Samba
3 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (4.82%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.19%) SCCM
3 4 (1.75%) Kibana
4 3 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.32%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.88%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.44%) Puppet
6 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (22.81%) Oracle
1 52 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.77%) IBM
3 16 (7.02%) Red Gate
4 11 (4.82%) HP
5 8 (3.51%) VMware
6 7 (3.07%) Sun
6 7 (3.07%) Apple
7 5 (2.19%) JBoss
7 5 (2.19%) Teradata
8 3 (1.32%) McAfee
8 3 (1.32%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.88%) Remedy
9 2 (0.88%) Cisco
9 2 (0.88%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.88%) SAP
9 2 (0.88%) Citrix
10 1 (0.44%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.44%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.44%) Sage
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