Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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 (MS SQL)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 17 5
Rank change year-on-year +9 -12 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 110 89 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 11.58% 7.90% 17.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.64% 30.48% 54.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 76 184
South Wales median daily rate £350 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -5.36% -
10th Percentile £225 £183 £252
90th Percentile £438 £531 £488
Wales median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £57.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.83% +91.67% +33.33%
10th Percentile £16.75 £39.95 £21.62
90th Percentile £20.45 £62.90 £55.80
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £57.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -67.83% +91.67% +35.44%

SQL Server 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 258 292 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 27.16% 25.93% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 215 322
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £192 £203 £238
90th Percentile £488 £550 £488
Wales median daily rate £388 £425 £340
% change year-on-year -8.82% +25.00% -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% +36.47%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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 +3 77 £350 - 9
Newport +18 11 £425 +30.77% 1
Torfaen - 3 £250 - 1
Caerphilly - 3 £350 -
SQL Server
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 72 (65.45%) SQL
2 48 (43.64%) Microsoft
3 44 (40.00%) .NET
4 34 (30.91%) C#
5 30 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 29 (26.36%) T-SQL
7 27 (24.55%) Migration
8 26 (23.64%) XML
9 25 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 24 (21.82%) MVC
10 24 (21.82%) VMware
11 22 (20.00%) Oracle
11 22 (20.00%) Data Modelling
12 21 (19.09%) SOAP
12 21 (19.09%) ITIL
12 21 (19.09%) HL7
12 21 (19.09%) SC Cleared
13 19 (17.27%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (17.27%) Degree
14 18 (16.36%) TOGAF
14 18 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (16.36%) Windows
14 18 (16.36%) SDLC
15 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
15 16 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (14.55%) Data Migration
16 15 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
16 15 (13.64%) XSLT
16 15 (13.64%) Business Intelligence

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 12 (10.91%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (10.91%) JCAPS
1 12 (10.91%) WebSphere
2 11 (10.00%) IIS
3 9 (8.18%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.27%) MS Exchange
5 6 (5.45%) Tomcat
6 5 (4.55%) CMS
7 4 (3.64%) Mule
7 4 (3.64%) Umbraco
7 4 (3.64%) WildFly
8 2 (1.82%) Apache
8 2 (1.82%) Confluence
8 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.82%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.82%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.64%) IaaS
4 3 (2.73%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) VLAN
1 7 (6.36%) VSAN
2 6 (5.45%) DNS
2 6 (5.45%) Firewall
3 5 (4.55%) DHCP
3 5 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.82%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.82%) VPN
5 1 (0.91%) LAN
5 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.91%) SMS
5 1 (0.91%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (16.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 10 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (8.18%) Power BI
7 9 (8.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (7.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (5.45%) MySQL
9 6 (5.45%) Oracle Database
9 6 (5.45%) PowerPivot
9 6 (5.45%) RDBMS
10 4 (3.64%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (3.64%) Star Schema
11 3 (2.73%) MS Access
11 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (17.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (10.91%) SoapUI
3 8 (7.27%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.45%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (2.73%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.73%) Gradle
6 3 (2.73%) Grunt
6 3 (2.73%) gulp
6 3 (2.73%) JProfiler
6 3 (2.73%) JUnit
6 3 (2.73%) SonarQube
6 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.82%) JIRA
7 2 (1.82%) NuGet
7 2 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.82%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.82%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.91%) NUnit
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (0.91%) Romanian Language
3 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.91%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 43 (39.09%) Developer
2 20 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 15 (13.64%) Architect
4 14 (12.73%) Analyst
5 13 (11.82%) DBA
6 12 (10.91%) Data Architect
6 12 (10.91%) SQL DBA
6 12 (10.91%) Technical Architect
7 10 (9.09%) SQL Developer
7 10 (9.09%) SQL Server Architect
8 7 (6.36%) Data Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) Test Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.45%) Lead Test Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (4.55%) Team Leader
10 5 (4.55%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.55%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (40.00%) .NET
2 26 (23.64%) XML
3 21 (19.09%) SOAP
4 15 (13.64%) XSLT
5 12 (10.91%) IBM Integration Bus
6 11 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (10.00%) CSS
6 11 (10.00%) HTML
7 10 (9.09%) Web Services
8 9 (8.18%) CSS3
8 9 (8.18%) HTML5
8 9 (8.18%) RESTful
9 6 (5.45%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (5.45%) jQuery
10 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (4.55%) React
11 4 (3.64%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.73%) Ajax
12 3 (2.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) NHS
2 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
2 9 (8.18%) N-Tier
3 8 (7.27%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.73%) Clustering
4 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.82%) iSeries
6 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.91%) iPad
6 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.91%) Replication
6 1 (0.91%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.36%) Windows
2 13 (11.82%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.64%) Linux
4 4 (3.64%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.73%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.73%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.91%) CentOS
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.55%) Migration
2 25 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (21.82%) MVC
4 22 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 21 (19.09%) ITIL
6 18 (16.36%) SDLC
6 18 (16.36%) TOGAF
7 16 (14.55%) Data Migration
8 15 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (13.64%) High Availability
9 14 (12.73%) Service Delivery
10 13 (11.82%) Test Automation
11 12 (10.91%) Project Management
12 11 (10.00%) ETL
12 11 (10.00%) PRINCE2
12 11 (10.00%) Release Management
12 11 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (9.09%) Software Engineering
14 8 (7.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (65.45%) SQL
2 34 (30.91%) C#
3 29 (26.36%) T-SQL
4 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
5 12 (10.91%) C++
6 8 (7.27%) Java
6 8 (7.27%) VBA
7 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.73%) C
8 3 (2.73%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.73%) Python
8 3 (2.73%) R
9 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (19.09%) SC Cleared
3 19 (17.27%) Degree
4 13 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (8.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (5.45%) ISTQB
6 6 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.64%) ISEB
8 3 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.73%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.73%) MCSE
9 2 (1.82%) HNC
9 2 (1.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.09%) HL7
2 5 (4.55%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.27%) vSphere
4 7 (6.36%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (3.64%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.82%) Docker
7 2 (1.82%) iptables
7 2 (1.82%) XenApp
8 1 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) SCCM
1 7 (6.36%) SCOM
2 5 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.73%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.73%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.82%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.82%) WSUS
5 1 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (43.64%) Microsoft
2 24 (21.82%) VMware
3 22 (20.00%) Oracle
4 14 (12.73%) IBM
5 12 (10.91%) Fiorano
5 12 (10.91%) InterSystems
6 9 (8.18%) RedGate
7 7 (6.36%) HP
8 5 (4.55%) SAP
9 4 (3.64%) Tableau
10 3 (2.73%) McAfee
10 3 (2.73%) Perforce
10 3 (2.73%) Symantec
11 2 (1.82%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.82%) Citrix
11 2 (1.82%) Informatica
11 2 (1.82%) Lotus
11 2 (1.82%) NetApp
11 2 (1.82%) Nintex
11 2 (1.82%) Teradata