The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in North Wales with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales / North Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 - 4
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Wales 7.14% - 12.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 100.00% - 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £291
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in North Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Wales 7.14% 35.71% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in North Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in North Wales citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in North Wales

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in North Wales

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in North Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in North Wales

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in North Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the North Wales region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Flintshire - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 North Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Power BI
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in North 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) Power BI
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft