The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 9 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 114 193 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.87% 28.05% 21.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.08% 50.52% 41.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 158 102
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £210 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.19% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £57.50 £24.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.69% +24.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £20.45 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.60 £28.35 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £33.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +29.80%
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
406 382 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 49.39% 55.52% 50.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 299 240
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £454 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +35.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 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
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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Wales region over the 3 months to 6 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 -7 81 £400 +14.28% 14
West Wales -6 22 £375 +36.36% 2
North Wales - 1 £450 - 4
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 74 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (30.15%) Windows
3 57 (28.64%) Java
4 50 (25.13%) Security Cleared
5 48 (24.12%) Oracle
6 43 (21.61%) SC Cleared
7 41 (20.60%) SQL Server
7 41 (20.60%) Linux
8 40 (20.10%) XML
9 35 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (16.58%) Selenium
10 33 (16.58%) Scrum
11 31 (15.58%) Software Engineering
11 31 (15.58%) ETL
11 31 (15.58%) QA
12 30 (15.08%) Microsoft
12 30 (15.08%) C#
13 28 (14.07%) HTML
13 28 (14.07%) Unix
13 28 (14.07%) Data Warehouse
14 27 (13.57%) CSS
14 27 (13.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 26 (13.07%) JSON
15 26 (13.07%) OO
16 25 (12.56%) JUnit
16 25 (12.56%) Automated Testing
17 24 (12.06%) Finance
17 24 (12.06%) Cucumber
18 22 (11.06%) Migration
19 21 (10.55%) Data Analysis

SQL
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 21 (10.55%) WebLogic
2 16 (8.04%) Apache
3 14 (7.04%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.53%) Apache Spark
5 6 (3.02%) PowerExchange
5 6 (3.02%) SAS
5 6 (3.02%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.51%) Liferay
7 3 (1.51%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.51%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.51%) Confluence
7 3 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.01%) IIS
8 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.50%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.51%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.02%) Office 365
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.55%) VoIP
2 18 (9.05%) SNMP
2 18 (9.05%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.02%) Intranet
3 6 (3.02%) Skype
4 3 (1.51%) HTTP
4 3 (1.51%) LDAP
5 2 (1.01%) Extranet
5 2 (1.01%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (20.60%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.07%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (13.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (9.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (7.54%) Oracle Database
6 11 (5.53%) MySQL
7 10 (5.03%) Big Data
8 9 (4.52%) NoSQL
8 9 (4.52%) PowerCenter
9 8 (4.02%) Relational Database
9 8 (4.02%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (3.52%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (3.02%) HBase
11 6 (3.02%) QlikView
11 6 (3.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (2.01%) Hadoop
13 4 (2.01%) MongoDB
13 4 (2.01%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 33 (16.58%) Selenium
2 25 (12.56%) JUnit
3 24 (12.06%) Cucumber
4 20 (10.05%) JBehave
5 19 (9.55%) Visual Studio
6 18 (9.05%) Rational DOORS
7 16 (8.04%) Eclipse
7 16 (8.04%) Jenkins
7 16 (8.04%) StarTeam
8 15 (7.54%) Maven
9 8 (4.02%) JMeter
10 7 (3.52%) SoapUI
11 6 (3.02%) JIRA
12 5 (2.51%) Git (software)
12 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (1.51%) HP UFT
14 3 (1.51%) Oracle APEX
14 3 (1.51%) Rational Performance Tester
14 3 (1.51%) WinRunner
General
1 24 (12.06%) Finance
2 6 (3.02%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.01%) Advertising
3 4 (2.01%) Electronics
3 4 (2.01%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.01%) Marketing
4 3 (1.51%) Military
4 3 (1.51%) Retail
5 2 (1.01%) Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (44.72%) Developer
2 33 (16.58%) Java Developer
3 26 (13.07%) Analyst
4 23 (11.56%) Software Engineer
5 17 (8.54%) SQL Developer
6 13 (6.53%) Consultant
7 12 (6.03%) DBA
7 12 (6.03%) Senior Software Engineer
8 10 (5.03%) SQL DBA
8 10 (5.03%) Test Analyst
9 9 (4.52%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 8 (4.02%) Informatica Consultant
10 8 (4.02%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.52%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 7 (3.52%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Java Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (3.52%) SQL Analyst
12 6 (3.02%) Data Analyst
12 6 (3.02%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.10%) XML
2 28 (14.07%) HTML
3 27 (13.57%) CSS
4 26 (13.07%) JSON
5 20 (10.05%) Dropwizard
6 17 (8.54%) Spring
7 16 (8.04%) .NET
8 14 (7.04%) Web Services
9 7 (3.52%) ASP.NET
10 6 (3.02%) SOAP
11 5 (2.51%) J2EE
11 5 (2.51%) jQuery
11 5 (2.51%) RESTful
11 5 (2.51%) XML Schema
11 5 (2.51%) XSD
12 4 (2.01%) Ajax
12 4 (2.01%) Kafka
12 4 (2.01%) REST
13 3 (1.51%) .NET Framework
14 2 (1.01%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (1.51%) Data Integration
2 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (1.51%) iSeries
2 3 (1.51%) NHS
3 2 (1.01%) AS400
3 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.01%) Fintech
3 2 (1.01%) Reference Data
3 2 (1.01%) Replication
3 2 (1.01%) Statistics
4 1 (0.50%) Clustering
4 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.50%) Informatics
4 1 (0.50%) iPad
4 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (30.15%) Windows
2 41 (20.60%) Linux
3 28 (14.07%) Unix
4 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.02%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (37.19%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.58%) Scrum
3 31 (15.58%) ETL
3 31 (15.58%) Software Engineering
4 26 (13.07%) OO
5 25 (12.56%) Automated Testing
6 22 (11.06%) Migration
7 21 (10.55%) Data Analysis
8 20 (10.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (10.05%) UML
9 19 (9.55%) Requirements Management
10 18 (9.05%) Mentoring
10 18 (9.05%) OOA/OOD
11 17 (8.54%) Data Mapping
12 16 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
12 16 (8.04%) Software Delivery
13 14 (7.04%) DevOps
14 13 (6.53%) Data Migration
15 12 (6.03%) Open Source
15 12 (6.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (28.64%) Java
2 30 (15.08%) C#
3 21 (10.55%) JavaScript
4 20 (10.05%) C
5 18 (9.05%) C++
6 15 (7.54%) T-SQL
7 14 (7.04%) PL/SQL
8 11 (5.53%) Python
9 7 (3.52%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.01%) Embedded C++
10 4 (2.01%) Groovy
10 4 (2.01%) PHP
10 4 (2.01%) VB
10 4 (2.01%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.01%) VBA
11 3 (1.51%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.51%) R
11 3 (1.51%) Scala
12 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.01%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 50 (25.13%) Security Cleared
2 43 (21.61%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.53%) ISEB
4 10 (5.03%) Degree
4 10 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.02%) MCDBA
5 8 (4.02%) MCITP
6 7 (3.52%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.01%) PhD
8 2 (1.01%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (15.58%) QA
2 5 (2.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.51%) vSphere
4 2 (1.01%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.01%) HDFS
5 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.50%) Xen
5 1 (0.50%) XenApp
5 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.01%) Ansible
2 3 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.01%) Oozie
3 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.01%) Puppet
4 1 (0.50%) Ambari
4 1 (0.50%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.50%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.50%) SCCM
4 1 (0.50%) Terraform
4 1 (0.50%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (24.12%) Oracle
2 30 (15.08%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.04%) Coverity
4 14 (7.04%) Teradata
5 13 (6.53%) Informatica
6 8 (4.02%) RedGate
6 8 (4.02%) SAP
7 7 (3.52%) Cloudera
8 5 (2.51%) Cognos
8 5 (2.51%) Splunk
8 5 (2.51%) VMware
9 4 (2.01%) Guidewire
9 4 (2.01%) HP
9 4 (2.01%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.51%) Siebel
11 2 (1.01%) Ab Initio
11 2 (1.01%) CA Agile Central
11 2 (1.01%) SaltStack
11 2 (1.01%) Tableau
12 1 (0.50%) Actian