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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 17 13 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 39 87 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.94% 15.10% 15.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.66% 55.41% 50.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 50
Median daily rate £325 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £229 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £346
% change year-on-year - +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £42.90 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

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 152 157 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 27.05% 27.26% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 93 97
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 3
Median hourly rate £37.77 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.16% +8.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £17.45 £19.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £71.00 £32.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 31 £325 -6.47% 7
Newport -14 3 £331 -26.38% 2
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 40 (48.78%) SQL
2 33 (40.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
4 22 (26.83%) Oracle
5 19 (23.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (20.73%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (19.51%) Windows
7 16 (19.51%) .NET
7 16 (19.51%) XML
8 15 (18.29%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (17.07%) C#
9 14 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (15.85%) Release Management
10 13 (15.85%) ASP.NET
10 13 (15.85%) IBM
11 12 (14.63%) ETL
11 12 (14.63%) ITIL
11 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
11 12 (14.63%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (14.63%) Service Delivery
11 12 (14.63%) InterSystems
11 12 (14.63%) Migration
11 12 (14.63%) Fiorano
11 12 (14.63%) IBM Integration Bus
11 12 (14.63%) JCAPS
11 12 (14.63%) WebSphere
12 11 (13.41%) MySQL
13 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related 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 (14.63%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (14.63%) JCAPS
1 12 (14.63%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.32%) SAS
4 5 (6.10%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (4.88%) Tornado
6 3 (3.66%) Confluence
6 3 (3.66%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.44%) Apache
7 2 (2.44%) CMS
7 2 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (1.22%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.22%) IIS
8 1 (1.22%) Luigi
8 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.88%) MS Office
2 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (3.66%) Firewall
1 3 (3.66%) iSCSI
1 3 (3.66%) SAN
1 3 (3.66%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.44%) DNS
2 2 (2.44%) Extranet
2 2 (2.44%) Intranet
2 2 (2.44%) LDAP
2 2 (2.44%) SSH
2 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.44%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (40.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (23.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (18.29%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (13.41%) MySQL
5 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (8.54%) Relational Database
7 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (7.32%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (7.32%) Hadoop
8 6 (7.32%) QlikView
8 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (4.88%) RDBMS
10 4 (4.88%) SQLite
11 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
12 2 (2.44%) Couchbase
12 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
12 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.32%) ERwin
3 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (3.66%) JIRA
4 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.44%) Ant
5 2 (2.44%) Hudson
5 2 (2.44%) Maven
5 2 (2.44%) NuGet
5 2 (2.44%) Selenium
5 2 (2.44%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.44%) Subversion
5 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.44%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.22%) MbUnit
6 1 (1.22%) MSTest
6 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (9.76%) Advertising
1 8 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (29.27%) Developer
2 15 (18.29%) DBA
3 13 (15.85%) .NET Developer
3 13 (15.85%) SQL DBA
4 10 (12.20%) Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Architect
6 6 (7.32%) Applications Support
6 6 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Data Architect
6 6 (7.32%) SQL Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Support Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Support Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.66%) SharePoint Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (19.51%) .NET
1 16 (19.51%) XML
2 13 (15.85%) ASP.NET
3 12 (14.63%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (9.76%) XSLT
5 7 (8.54%) HTML
5 7 (8.54%) WCF
6 6 (7.32%) CSS
6 6 (7.32%) jQuery
7 5 (6.10%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (4.88%) Flask
8 4 (4.88%) Middleware
8 4 (4.88%) ZeroMQ
9 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (2.44%) OAuth
10 2 (2.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) NHS
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (2.44%) Life Science
4 1 (1.22%) Clustering
4 1 (1.22%) Fintech
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.51%) Windows
2 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.32%) Linux
5 5 (6.10%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.22%) AIX
8 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.85%) Release Management
4 12 (14.63%) ETL
4 12 (14.63%) ITIL
4 12 (14.63%) Migration
4 12 (14.63%) Service Delivery
5 9 (10.98%) PRINCE2
6 8 (9.76%) Analytics
6 8 (9.76%) Data Migration
6 8 (9.76%) ITIL V3
6 8 (9.76%) MVC
7 7 (8.54%) Project Management
8 6 (7.32%) Business Analysis
8 6 (7.32%) Data Architecture
8 6 (7.32%) Data Management
8 6 (7.32%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.32%) Quality Management
8 6 (7.32%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (6.10%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 40 (48.78%) SQL
2 14 (17.07%) C#
3 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.76%) T-SQL
5 7 (8.54%) Python
6 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.10%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.66%) C++
8 2 (2.44%) Perl
8 2 (2.44%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.22%) Java
9 1 (1.22%) JCL
9 1 (1.22%) Scala
9 1 (1.22%) VB
9 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) MCDBA
1 6 (7.32%) MCITP
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) Degree
3 3 (3.66%) ISEB
3 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) HL7
2 6 (7.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (8.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.44%) Docker
2 2 (2.44%) iptables
2 2 (2.44%) NFS
3 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.44%) Ansible
2 2 (2.44%) Puppet
3 1 (1.22%) Control-M
3 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.22%) Nessus
3 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.22%) Packer
3 1 (1.22%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.22%) Salt
3 1 (1.22%) SCCM
3 1 (1.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.22%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 22 (26.83%) Oracle
3 13 (15.85%) IBM
4 12 (14.63%) Fiorano
4 12 (14.63%) InterSystems
5 8 (9.76%) Informatica
5 8 (9.76%) VMware
6 7 (8.54%) Ab Initio
6 7 (8.54%) RedGate
6 7 (8.54%) Tableau
6 7 (8.54%) Teradata
7 6 (7.32%) MicroStrategy
7 6 (7.32%) Netezza
8 3 (3.66%) Avaya
8 3 (3.66%) Cisco
8 3 (3.66%) HP
8 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.44%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.44%) SAP
9 2 (2.44%) Sitecore
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgend
South Wales Police
Rate: £27,519 rising to £31,938
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago