Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 68 48
Rank change year-on-year +9 -20 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 16 19 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.69% 1.68% 4.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.23% 6.53% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 58
South Wales median daily rate £338 £475 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.95% +24.59% -0.97%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £313
90th Percentile £403 £525 £530
Wales median daily rate £350 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -26.32% +26.67% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate - - £66.00
Wales median hourly rate - - £66.00

SQL Server 2012 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following 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 or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 257 291 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 27.11% 25.71% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 216 316
South Wales median daily rate £375 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +16.07% -
10th Percentile £218 £203 £248
90th Percentile £488 £550 £488
Wales median daily rate £388 £434 £340
% change year-on-year -10.66% +27.57% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 6
South Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £56.25 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.67% +89.08% +105.17%
10th Percentile £16.75 £19.01 £17.20
90th Percentile £23.24 £61.53 £52.50
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year -65.91% +84.87% +42.69%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing SQL Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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
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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -7 8 £363 -23.68% 1
Newport +22 5 £338 +3.85%
SQL Server 2012
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (81.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
4 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 9 (56.25%) IIS
4 9 (56.25%) Windows
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 8 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
5 8 (50.00%) VLAN
5 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (50.00%) VSAN
5 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (50.00%) SCCM
5 8 (50.00%) SCOM
5 8 (50.00%) vSphere
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (31.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
7 5 (31.25%) HP
7 5 (31.25%) RUP
7 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (56.25%) IIS
2 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) VLAN
1 8 (50.00%) VSAN
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Romanian Language
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) DBA
1 5 (31.25%) Test Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared DBA
2 4 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Information Systems Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) QC Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
1 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
1 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
1 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
1 5 (31.25%) Performance Monitoring
1 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
1 5 (31.25%) RUP
1 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
1 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
1 5 (31.25%) Test Management
1 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
1 5 (31.25%) Unified Process
2 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) High Availability
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
3 3 (18.75%) Security Hardening
3 3 (18.75%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 2 (12.50%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) SC Cleared
1 13 (81.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) HNC
3 3 (18.75%) MCSE
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 8 (50.00%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) SCCM
1 8 (50.00%) SCOM
2 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
3 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (18.75%) NetBackup
3 3 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (18.75%) vCenter Server
3 3 (18.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) SAP
5 3 (18.75%) McAfee
5 3 (18.75%) Symantec
6 1 (6.25%) AppSense
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix