The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South 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 26 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 / South Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 11 3
Rank change year-on-year -5 -8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 42 52 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 7.89% 10.99% 19.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.82% 44.83% 57.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 45 88
Median daily rate £350 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £194 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.31% -47.22%  
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 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 132 116 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 24.81% 24.52% 33.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 80 150
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 £315 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
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 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South 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 South Wales

SQL Server
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 in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in South Wales

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in South Wales

SQL Server
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 in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in South Wales

SQL Server
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 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 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 -2 30 £346 +13.06% 8
Newport +4 3 £400 -2.43% 1
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 36 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 35 (43.21%) SQL
3 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (30.86%) .NET
5 24 (29.63%) C#
6 23 (28.40%) XML
7 21 (25.93%) ITIL
8 20 (24.69%) Oracle
8 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
8 20 (24.69%) Release Management
9 19 (23.46%) Service Delivery
10 18 (22.22%) InterSystems
10 18 (22.22%) Fiorano
10 18 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
10 18 (22.22%) IBM
10 18 (22.22%) ASP.NET
10 18 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus
10 18 (22.22%) JCAPS
10 18 (22.22%) WebSphere
11 17 (20.99%) Project Management
11 17 (20.99%) Migration
12 16 (19.75%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (19.75%) Data Migration
13 15 (18.52%) HL7
13 15 (18.52%) PRINCE2
13 15 (18.52%) MVC
14 14 (17.28%) XSLT
14 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
15 13 (16.05%) T-SQL
15 13 (16.05%) ETL

SQL Server
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 18 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
1 18 (22.22%) JCAPS
1 18 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.41%) CMS
2 6 (7.41%) SAS
3 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.94%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (4.94%) Tornado
4 2 (2.47%) Confluence
4 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.47%) DNS
1 2 (2.47%) LDAP
1 2 (2.47%) SSH
1 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.47%) tcpdump
2 1 (1.23%) Firewall
2 1 (1.23%) LAN
2 1 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (19.75%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (12.35%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (9.88%) MySQL
6 7 (8.64%) RDBMS
6 7 (8.64%) Relational Database
6 7 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (7.41%) Hadoop
7 6 (7.41%) QlikView
8 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (4.94%) SQLite
9 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Git (software)
1 10 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.41%) ERwin
3 6 (7.41%) JIRA
3 6 (7.41%) Selenium
3 6 (7.41%) SoapUI
3 6 (7.41%) Subversion
4 4 (4.94%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.47%) Ant
6 2 (2.47%) Hudson
6 2 (2.47%) Maven
6 2 (2.47%) MSBuild
6 2 (2.47%) NuGet
6 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.47%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.47%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.23%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Advertising
2 2 (2.47%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Back Office
3 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (37.04%) Developer
2 17 (20.99%) .NET Developer
3 14 (17.28%) Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Lead Test Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) SQL Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Test Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 6 (7.41%) Architect
5 6 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) Data Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 5 (6.17%) DBA
7 4 (4.94%) Applications Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Applications Support Manager
7 4 (4.94%) SQL DBA
7 4 (4.94%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Support Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.86%) .NET
2 23 (28.40%) XML
3 18 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 18 (22.22%) IBM Integration Bus
4 14 (17.28%) XSLT
5 10 (12.35%) CSS
5 10 (12.35%) HTML
6 9 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 9 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (11.11%) WCF
7 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (9.88%) SOAP
8 7 (8.64%) .NET Framework
8 7 (8.64%) jQuery
9 6 (7.41%) Entity Framework
9 6 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (7.41%) LINQ
10 5 (6.17%) CSS3
10 5 (6.17%) HTML5
11 4 (4.94%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) NHS
2 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.94%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.47%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.47%) Life Science
4 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Windows
2 5 (6.17%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.94%) Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Solaris
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.93%) ITIL
3 20 (24.69%) Release Management
4 19 (23.46%) Service Delivery
5 17 (20.99%) Migration
5 17 (20.99%) Project Management
6 16 (19.75%) Data Migration
7 15 (18.52%) MVC
7 15 (18.52%) PRINCE2
8 13 (16.05%) ETL
9 11 (13.58%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (12.35%) SDLC
11 9 (11.11%) Business Analysis
12 8 (9.88%) ITIL V3
12 8 (9.88%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (9.88%) Service Management
12 8 (9.88%) Software Engineering
12 8 (9.88%) Test Automation
12 8 (9.88%) Unit Testing
12 8 (9.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.21%) SQL
2 24 (29.63%) C#
3 14 (17.28%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.05%) T-SQL
5 9 (11.11%) C++
6 4 (4.94%) Python
7 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.47%) Java
8 2 (2.47%) Perl
8 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.23%) JCL
9 1 (1.23%) Scala
9 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Degree
2 9 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.70%) ISEB
6 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.52%) HL7
2 6 (7.41%) Data Quality
3 5 (6.17%) QA
4 4 (4.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) Docker
2 2 (2.47%) iptables
2 2 (2.47%) NFS
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.23%) vSphere
3 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.23%) Ansible
1 1 (1.23%) Control-M
1 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.23%) Puppet
1 1 (1.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
1 20 (24.69%) Oracle
2 18 (22.22%) Fiorano
2 18 (22.22%) IBM
2 18 (22.22%) InterSystems
3 10 (12.35%) VMware
4 8 (9.88%) Informatica
5 6 (7.41%) Ab Initio
5 6 (7.41%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (7.41%) Netezza
5 6 (7.41%) Tableau
5 6 (7.41%) Teradata
6 4 (4.94%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.47%) Citrix
7 2 (2.47%) NetApp
7 2 (2.47%) Nintex
7 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.47%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.23%) BMC
8 1 (1.23%) RedGate
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: £335 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago