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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 140 89 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.77% 16.92% 20.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.46% 57.79% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 62 87
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £19.25 £40.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.87% +196.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £40.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £40.00 £18.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.41 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +9.64%
Programming Languages Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
295 154 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 37.44% 29.28% 35.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 111 124
Average daily rate £350 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
Average hourly rate £27.63 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.93% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £23.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.38 £49.00 £25.00
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 25 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 25 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 25 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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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 +1 115 £325 +8.33% 34
West Wales -4 13 £268 -13.00% 2
North Wales 0 2 - - 2
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SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 71 (31.14%) Java
2 62 (27.19%) SQL Server
3 54 (23.68%) XML
4 53 (23.25%) Oracle
4 53 (23.25%) Security Cleared
5 49 (21.49%) Microsoft
6 48 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (20.61%) Spring
8 46 (20.18%) Web Services
9 43 (18.86%) SC Cleared
10 42 (18.42%) Finance
10 42 (18.42%) HTML
11 40 (17.54%) Windows
12 39 (17.11%) Relational Database
13 38 (16.67%) TDD
14 35 (15.35%) JavaScript
15 32 (14.04%) .NET
15 32 (14.04%) UNIX
15 32 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 29 (12.72%) Selenium
16 29 (12.72%) Scrum
17 27 (11.84%) BDD
18 26 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008
19 25 (10.96%) ASP.NET
20 24 (10.53%) XSLT
20 24 (10.53%) SOAP
21 23 (10.09%) J2EE
21 23 (10.09%) Maven
22 22 (9.65%) Subversion
23 21 (9.21%) C#

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 14 (6.14%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.51%) MS Exchange
5 8 (3.51%) Apache
6 7 (3.07%) WebLogic
6 7 (3.07%) CMS
6 7 (3.07%) Lync
7 6 (2.63%) IIS
8 5 (2.19%) SAS
8 5 (2.19%) Umbraco
8 5 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.32%) OpenROAD
10 2 (0.88%) CICS
10 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.44%) MediaWiki
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 15 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.44%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.07%) 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 39 (17.11%) Relational Database
3 32 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (11.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (8.77%) MySQL
6 19 (8.33%) RDBMS
7 16 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (4.39%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (4.39%) MongoDB
10 9 (3.95%) Oracle Database
11 7 (3.07%) Ingres
12 5 (2.19%) Data Mining
13 4 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (1.75%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (1.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (12.72%) Selenium
2 23 (10.09%) Maven
3 22 (9.65%) Subversion
4 19 (8.33%) Ant
4 19 (8.33%) JUnit
5 16 (7.02%) Apache Ivy
6 14 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (5.70%) JIRA
8 11 (4.82%) Visual Studio
9 10 (4.39%) SoapUI
10 9 (3.95%) eggPlant
11 8 (3.51%) LoadRunner
12 7 (3.07%) Git (software)
12 7 (3.07%) Eclipse
12 7 (3.07%) Toad
13 6 (2.63%) Jenkins
14 5 (2.19%) WebDriver
15 4 (1.75%) Hudson
16 3 (1.32%) Cucumber
16 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 6 (2.63%) Retail
5 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
7 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.44%) Billing
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 113 (49.56%) Developer
2 52 (22.81%) Java Developer
3 44 (19.30%) Analyst
4 18 (7.89%) DBA
5 16 (7.02%) SQL DBA
6 15 (6.58%) .NET Developer
7 13 (5.70%) Data Analyst
8 10 (4.39%) Perl Developer
9 9 (3.95%) Administrator
9 9 (3.95%) Business Analyst
10 8 (3.51%) Test Analyst
10 8 (3.51%) C++ Developer
11 7 (3.07%) Applications Support
11 7 (3.07%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.07%) QA Leader
12 6 (2.63%) SQL Developer
12 6 (2.63%) C# Developer
13 5 (2.19%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.19%) Software Engineer
13 5 (2.19%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (23.68%) XML
2 47 (20.61%) Spring
3 46 (20.18%) Web Services
4 42 (18.42%) HTML
5 32 (14.04%) .NET
6 25 (10.96%) ASP.NET
7 24 (10.53%) SOAP
7 24 (10.53%) XSLT
8 23 (10.09%) J2EE
9 21 (9.21%) Struts
9 21 (9.21%) CSS
10 20 (8.77%) Hibernate
11 18 (7.89%) REST
12 16 (7.02%) MyBatis
12 16 (7.02%) Java SE
13 13 (5.70%) RESTful
14 12 (5.26%) jQuery
15 10 (4.39%) Mojolicious
16 9 (3.95%) OAuth
16 9 (3.95%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.07%) Mobile Banking
2 7 (3.07%) Visualisation
2 7 (3.07%) Handset
3 6 (2.63%) Statistics
4 4 (1.75%) GIS
4 4 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.32%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.32%) Economics
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%) Replication
6 2 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) Wiki
7 1 (0.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 40 (17.54%) Windows
2 32 (14.04%) UNIX
3 19 (8.33%) Linux
4 14 (6.14%) 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%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.88%) Solaris
8 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.88%) OS/400
8 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Debian
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (16.67%) TDD
3 29 (12.72%) Scrum
4 27 (11.84%) BDD
5 18 (7.89%) UML
5 18 (7.89%) OO
6 17 (7.46%) Software Engineering
7 15 (6.58%) CRM
8 14 (6.14%) MVC
9 13 (5.70%) Workflow
9 13 (5.70%) Test Automation
10 12 (5.26%) Unit Testing
10 12 (5.26%) SOA
11 11 (4.82%) RAD
12 10 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (3.95%) Automated Testing
13 9 (3.95%) Migration
14 8 (3.51%) Configuration Management
14 8 (3.51%) Manual Testing
14 8 (3.51%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (31.14%) Java
2 35 (15.35%) JavaScript
3 21 (9.21%) 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%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.51%) VB
8 8 (3.51%) C++
9 6 (2.63%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.63%) XPath
10 5 (2.19%) VC++
11 4 (1.75%) C
11 4 (1.75%) VB.NET
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
Qualifications
1 53 (23.25%) Security Cleared
2 43 (18.86%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.39%) MCITP
5 8 (3.51%) MCDBA
6 7 (3.07%) ISEB
6 7 (3.07%) MCTS
7 6 (2.63%) ISTQB
8 5 (2.19%) Degree
9 3 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.88%) MCSE
11 1 (0.44%) HND
11 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.26%) QA
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 4 (1.75%) SCCM
2 4 (1.75%) Kibana
3 3 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.32%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.88%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.44%) Puppet
5 1 (0.44%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (23.25%) Oracle
2 49 (21.49%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.77%) IBM
4 16 (7.02%) Red Gate
5 11 (4.82%) HP
6 8 (3.51%) VMware
7 7 (3.07%) Apple
7 7 (3.07%) Sun
8 5 (2.19%) Teradata
8 5 (2.19%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.75%) JBoss
10 3 (1.32%) McAfee
11 2 (0.88%) Citrix
11 2 (0.88%) Cisco
11 2 (0.88%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.88%) Remedy
12 1 (0.44%) Northgate
12 1 (0.44%) Capita
12 1 (0.44%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.44%) LANDesk
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