The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 154 164 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.66% 23.46% 15.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 51.33% 49.40% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 100 52
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £234 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -21.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +1.78%
SQL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
300 332 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 46.08% 47.50% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 214 118
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 5
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.43 £28.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.70 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 10 February 2016.

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
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 10 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 -2 132 £345 -1.42% 39
West Wales +2 5 £450 +35.13% 1
North Wales - 1 - - 1
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 163 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (40.11%) SQL Server
3 100 (27.47%) Java
4 85 (23.35%) TDD
5 79 (21.70%) Scrum
6 77 (21.15%) XML
7 76 (20.88%) C#
8 73 (20.05%) OO
9 70 (19.23%) .NET
10 69 (18.96%) Microsoft
11 67 (18.41%) HTML
11 67 (18.41%) Software Engineering
12 65 (17.86%) jQuery
12 65 (17.86%) Security Cleared
13 60 (16.48%) Finance
14 57 (15.66%) MVC
14 57 (15.66%) Oracle
14 57 (15.66%) Selenium
14 57 (15.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 55 (15.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 52 (14.29%) Unit Testing
16 52 (14.29%) CSS
17 51 (14.01%) JavaScript
18 49 (13.46%) Unix
19 47 (12.91%) Team Foundation Server
20 46 (12.64%) Windows
20 46 (12.64%) Web Services
20 46 (12.64%) Perl
21 45 (12.36%) T-SQL
21 45 (12.36%) RESTful

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 28 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (5.77%) IIS
3 17 (4.67%) Tomcat
4 16 (4.40%) Apache
5 15 (4.12%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.75%) JBoss
7 8 (2.20%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.92%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.92%) Confluence
8 7 (1.92%) SAS
9 6 (1.65%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.10%) ArcGIS
10 4 (1.10%) Node.js
11 2 (0.55%) Liferay
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.27%) Jetty
12 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.12%) MS Office
3 8 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (4.12%) Unit4 Business World
2 11 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.55%) Primavera
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Line 500
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.37%) Office 365
3 2 (0.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) GitHub
4 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.49%) HTTP
2 16 (4.40%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.57%) Internet
4 9 (2.47%) Firewall
5 7 (1.92%) VoIP
6 6 (1.65%) SAN
6 6 (1.65%) VPN
7 5 (1.37%) SNMP
8 4 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.10%) NAS
8 4 (1.10%) Network Security
9 3 (0.82%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.82%) SSH
9 3 (0.82%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.55%) DNS
10 2 (0.55%) LDAP
11 1 (0.27%) DMZ
11 1 (0.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (40.11%) SQL Server
2 57 (15.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 55 (15.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (12.09%) MongoDB
4 44 (12.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 41 (11.26%) NoSQL
7 39 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (8.79%) Relational Database
9 31 (8.52%) Redis
10 26 (7.14%) Oracle Database
11 18 (4.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
12 17 (4.67%) RDBMS
13 16 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (3.02%) MySQL
15 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (2.47%) MS Access
16 8 (2.20%) Oracle9i Database
16 8 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 57 (15.66%) Selenium
2 47 (12.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 44 (12.09%) Cucumber
4 29 (7.97%) Git (software)
5 27 (7.42%) Visual Studio
6 24 (6.59%) Subversion
7 23 (6.32%) Maven
8 21 (5.77%) Jenkins
9 18 (4.95%) Eclipse
10 16 (4.40%) JIRA
10 16 (4.40%) SpecFlow
11 11 (3.02%) Hudson
12 10 (2.75%) Ant
12 10 (2.75%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.92%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (1.65%) Concordion
14 6 (1.65%) Mercurial
14 6 (1.65%) Spock
14 6 (1.65%) StarTeam
15 5 (1.37%) Geb
General
1 60 (16.48%) Finance
2 25 (6.87%) Legal
3 15 (4.12%) Back Office
4 9 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.10%) Banking
6 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.55%) Advertising
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 222 (60.99%) Developer
2 95 (26.10%) SQL Developer
3 51 (14.01%) .NET Developer
4 48 (13.19%) Java Developer
5 42 (11.54%) Analyst
6 27 (7.42%) SQL Server Developer
7 22 (6.04%) Consultant
8 21 (5.77%) SQL Analyst
9 20 (5.49%) Tester
10 19 (5.22%) Test Analyst
11 18 (4.95%) DBA
12 17 (4.67%) Perl Developer
13 13 (3.57%) Software Engineer
14 12 (3.30%) C# Developer
14 12 (3.30%) SQL DBA
14 12 (3.30%) Support Engineer
15 11 (3.02%) Administrator
15 11 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
15 11 (3.02%) HR Consultant
16 9 (2.47%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (21.15%) XML
2 70 (19.23%) .NET
3 67 (18.41%) HTML
4 65 (17.86%) jQuery
5 52 (14.29%) CSS
6 46 (12.64%) Web Services
7 45 (12.36%) RESTful
8 38 (10.44%) Ajax
9 32 (8.79%) ASP.NET
9 32 (8.79%) Mojolicious
10 31 (8.52%) .NET Framework
10 31 (8.52%) Kafka
11 29 (7.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 29 (7.97%) Hibernate
11 29 (7.97%) WCF
12 28 (7.69%) Entity Framework
13 27 (7.42%) Spring
14 26 (7.14%) REST
14 26 (7.14%) SOAP
15 18 (4.95%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.14%) NHS
2 17 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.75%) Inversion of Control
4 7 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.92%) N-Tier
5 6 (1.65%) Clustering
6 5 (1.37%) AS400
6 5 (1.37%) Replication
7 4 (1.10%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.10%) PKI
8 3 (0.82%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.55%) CMDB
9 2 (0.55%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.55%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.27%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.27%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.27%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.27%) iSeries
10 1 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.46%) Unix
2 46 (12.64%) Windows
3 23 (6.32%) Windows Server
4 21 (5.77%) Linux
5 13 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.82%) CentOS
10 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.27%) Solaris
11 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (23.35%) TDD
3 79 (21.70%) Scrum
4 73 (20.05%) OO
5 67 (18.41%) Software Engineering
6 57 (15.66%) MVC
7 52 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 31 (8.52%) Migration
9 29 (7.97%) UML
10 28 (7.69%) OOP
11 27 (7.42%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (6.87%) BDD
12 25 (6.87%) ETL
13 22 (6.04%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (5.77%) SOA
15 18 (4.95%) OOA/OOD
16 17 (4.67%) Data Migration
16 17 (4.67%) DevOps
16 17 (4.67%) ERP
17 16 (4.40%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 100 (27.47%) Java
2 76 (20.88%) C#
3 51 (14.01%) JavaScript
4 46 (12.64%) Perl
5 45 (12.36%) T-SQL
6 36 (9.89%) Scala
7 34 (9.34%) Go
8 33 (9.07%) PL/SQL
9 18 (4.95%) C++
10 10 (2.75%) C
11 8 (2.20%) Ruby
12 7 (1.92%) ANSI SQL
12 7 (1.92%) RPG
12 7 (1.92%) VC++
12 7 (1.92%) XPath
13 6 (1.65%) PHP
14 5 (1.37%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.37%) Python
15 4 (1.10%) VBA
16 3 (0.82%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 65 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.30%) Degree
3 12 (3.30%) ISTQB
4 10 (2.75%) ISEB
5 7 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.82%) MCSA
8 3 (0.82%) MCSE
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.27%) MCAD
10 1 (0.27%) MCITP
10 1 (0.27%) MCSD
10 1 (0.27%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.27%) PMP
10 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.75%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (1.37%) SLA
5 3 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 11 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.65%) Shibboleth
3 5 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.37%) vSphere
4 4 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.82%) Docker
6 1 (0.27%) KVM
6 1 (0.27%) vCloud
6 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (1.37%) Ansible
2 3 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.82%) Puppet
2 3 (0.82%) yum
3 1 (0.27%) Cacti
3 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.27%) Nagios
3 1 (0.27%) OpenNMS
3 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.27%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.27%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 69 (18.96%) Microsoft
2 57 (15.66%) Oracle
3 16 (4.40%) Red Gate
4 13 (3.57%) Informatica
4 13 (3.57%) Teradata
5 12 (3.30%) IBM
6 9 (2.47%) Cisco
7 8 (2.20%) VMware
8 7 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.65%) Coverity
10 5 (1.37%) BMC
10 5 (1.37%) Remedy
10 5 (1.37%) Twitter
11 4 (1.10%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.10%) Juniper
11 4 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.82%) ESRI
12 3 (0.82%) Sage
13 2 (0.55%) Citrix
13 2 (0.55%) Veeam
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