The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for SQL Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 28 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 2012
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 49 56
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 3 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.56% 1.27% 1.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.27% 5.26% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Median daily rate £350 £450 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +31.94% +5.88%  

SQL Server 2012 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 South Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 132 114 191
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 24.86% 24.10% 33.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 78 147
Median daily rate £360 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.77 £19.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +13.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012 in South Wales

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in South Wales

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in South Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in South Wales

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in South Wales

SQL Server 2012
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cardiff -3 3 £350 -26.31%
SQL Server 2012
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server 2012.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 2 (28.57%) Release Management
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Data Security
5 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (14.29%) ETL
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) Test-First Development

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (14.29%) Couchbase
6 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) MbUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 1 (14.29%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) DBA
1 4 (57.14%) SQL DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) CSS3
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Data Security
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (28.57%) Release Management
1 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) ATDD
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware