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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 86 186 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.08% 20.09% 19.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.38% 45.26% 49.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 113 95
Median daily rate £331 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -19.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.80 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £40.00 £21.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £28.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.44% +12.50%
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
213 411 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 34.86% 44.38% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 280 201
Median daily rate £400 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -16.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £17.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £31.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%

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 24 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 August 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 -2 73 £325 -1.51% 19
North Wales +2 4 £113 -64.00% 1
West Wales -8 3 £563 +73.07% 1
Mid Wales 0 2 £338 +23.85%
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 53 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.32%) Microsoft
3 48 (26.23%) SQL Server
4 43 (23.50%) Windows
5 40 (21.86%) Security Cleared
6 36 (19.67%) C#
7 35 (19.13%) Software Engineering
7 35 (19.13%) SC Cleared
7 35 (19.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 33 (18.03%) Finance
8 33 (18.03%) JavaScript
9 31 (16.94%) Java
10 29 (15.85%) OO
10 29 (15.85%) TCP/IP
10 29 (15.85%) Migration
10 29 (15.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (14.75%) T-SQL
11 27 (14.75%) Oracle
11 27 (14.75%) Visual Studio
12 26 (14.21%) UML
13 25 (13.66%) Eclipse
13 25 (13.66%) VoIP
14 24 (13.11%) OOA/OOD
14 24 (13.11%) Data Migration
15 23 (12.57%) .NET
16 22 (12.02%) XML
16 22 (12.02%) Requirements Management
17 21 (11.48%) StarTeam
17 21 (11.48%) Coverity
17 21 (11.48%) Rational DOORS

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 11 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.92%) Apache
2 9 (4.92%) SAS
3 6 (3.28%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.28%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.73%) IIS
4 5 (2.73%) MQSeries
5 4 (2.19%) JBoss
5 4 (2.19%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.19%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.64%) Confluence
6 3 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.64%) FileNet
6 3 (1.64%) LiveCycle
7 2 (1.09%) ArcGIS
7 2 (1.09%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.55%) Moodle
Applications
1 19 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.28%) MS Office
3 4 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.09%) Stata
5 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.19%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.83%) Office 365
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.85%) TCP/IP
2 25 (13.66%) VoIP
3 21 (11.48%) SNMP
4 6 (3.28%) Skype
5 5 (2.73%) Firewall
6 3 (1.64%) DNS
6 3 (1.64%) Intranet
6 3 (1.64%) LDAP
6 3 (1.64%) VPN
7 2 (1.09%) SAN
8 1 (0.55%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.55%) LAN
8 1 (0.55%) SSH
8 1 (0.55%) WAN
8 1 (0.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (26.23%) SQL Server
2 35 (19.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (15.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (10.38%) Oracle Database
5 16 (8.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (7.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (4.92%) Biml
8 9 (4.92%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (4.92%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (3.83%) MS Access
10 6 (3.28%) Data Mining
10 6 (3.28%) MySQL
10 6 (3.28%) NoSQL
11 5 (2.73%) Big Data
11 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (2.73%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.73%) Relational Database
12 4 (2.19%) OLAP
12 4 (2.19%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 27 (14.75%) Visual Studio
2 25 (13.66%) Eclipse
3 21 (11.48%) Rational DOORS
3 21 (11.48%) StarTeam
4 20 (10.93%) Selenium
5 11 (6.01%) JIRA
5 11 (6.01%) JMeter
6 9 (4.92%) Maven
7 8 (4.37%) Ant
8 7 (3.83%) Git (software)
9 6 (3.28%) JUnit
9 6 (3.28%) Subversion
9 6 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.73%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.19%) Burp Suite
11 4 (2.19%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.19%) DbUnit
11 4 (2.19%) Spock
12 3 (1.64%) Hudson
13 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (18.03%) Finance
2 5 (2.73%) Banking
3 3 (1.64%) Retail
4 2 (1.09%) Advertising
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Back Office
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Local Government
5 1 (0.55%) Military
5 1 (0.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 65 (35.52%) Developer
2 51 (27.87%) Analyst
3 22 (12.02%) Software Engineer
4 20 (10.93%) Test Analyst
5 17 (9.29%) SQL Analyst
6 15 (8.20%) SQL Developer
7 13 (7.10%) Senior Software Engineer
8 12 (6.56%) Data Analyst
9 11 (6.01%) DBA
10 10 (5.46%) Java Developer
11 9 (4.92%) C# Developer
12 8 (4.37%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 8 (4.37%) SSIS Developer
13 7 (3.83%) C# Software Developer
13 7 (3.83%) Data Engineer
13 7 (3.83%) Data Migration Engineer
13 7 (3.83%) Migration Engineer
13 7 (3.83%) Software Developer
14 6 (3.28%) C++/C# Developer
14 6 (3.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.57%) .NET
2 22 (12.02%) XML
3 21 (11.48%) HTML
4 15 (8.20%) CSS
5 13 (7.10%) jQuery
6 10 (5.46%) SOAP
7 9 (4.92%) Web Services
8 8 (4.37%) J2EE
8 8 (4.37%) Spring
9 7 (3.83%) Ajax
9 7 (3.83%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.83%) JSF
10 5 (2.73%) RESTful
11 4 (2.19%) CSS3
11 4 (2.19%) Facelets
11 4 (2.19%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.19%) HTML5
11 4 (2.19%) JPA
11 4 (2.19%) LAMP
11 4 (2.19%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.19%) iPad
3 3 (1.64%) Clustering
3 3 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (1.64%) Replication
4 2 (1.09%) AS400
4 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.09%) NHS
4 2 (1.09%) Statistics
5 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.55%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.55%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.55%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.55%) Economics
5 1 (0.55%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (23.50%) Windows
2 14 (7.65%) Linux
3 12 (6.56%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.46%) Unix
5 4 (2.19%) AIX
5 4 (2.19%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (28.96%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.13%) Software Engineering
3 29 (15.85%) Migration
3 29 (15.85%) OO
4 26 (14.21%) UML
5 24 (13.11%) Data Migration
5 24 (13.11%) OOA/OOD
6 22 (12.02%) Requirements Management
7 20 (10.93%) Data Mapping
7 20 (10.93%) Scrum
8 17 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (9.29%) SDLC
9 16 (8.74%) ETL
10 12 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.46%) Data Analysis
11 10 (5.46%) Software Testing
11 10 (5.46%) TDD
11 10 (5.46%) Test Scripting
12 9 (4.92%) Use Case
12 9 (4.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.67%) C#
2 33 (18.03%) JavaScript
3 31 (16.94%) Java
4 27 (14.75%) T-SQL
5 19 (10.38%) C
5 19 (10.38%) C++
6 15 (8.20%) PL/SQL
7 11 (6.01%) PHP
8 6 (3.28%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.28%) VB
9 5 (2.73%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.73%) Python
9 5 (2.73%) VBA
10 4 (2.19%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.19%) Embedded C++
10 4 (2.19%) Perl
11 3 (1.64%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.64%) Scala
12 2 (1.09%) RPG
12 2 (1.09%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 40 (21.86%) Security Cleared
2 35 (19.13%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.01%) ISEB
4 9 (4.92%) ISTQB
5 7 (3.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.64%) CCNA
8 3 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.64%) Degree
9 2 (1.09%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.09%) MCSE
10 1 (0.55%) PhD
10 1 (0.55%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.19%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.64%) vSphere
4 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.55%) Xen
4 1 (0.55%) XenApp
4 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (1.64%) Ansible
2 2 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.09%) Puppet
3 1 (0.55%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.55%) SCOM
3 1 (0.55%) Terraform
3 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.55%) yum
Vendors
1 50 (27.32%) Microsoft
2 27 (14.75%) Oracle
3 21 (11.48%) Coverity
4 8 (4.37%) VMware
5 7 (3.83%) Cisco
6 5 (2.73%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.19%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.19%) Cognos
7 4 (2.19%) IBM
7 4 (2.19%) Zend
8 3 (1.64%) Adobe
8 3 (1.64%) Guidewire
8 3 (1.64%) ILOG
8 3 (1.64%) Informatica
8 3 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.64%) Splunk
8 3 (1.64%) Teradata
9 2 (1.09%) Rally
9 2 (1.09%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.55%) Citrix
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