The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 7 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL 73 118 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.92% 20.49% 27.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.33% 40.41% 61.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 84 86
Median daily rate £275 £339 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.81% +5.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £447 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.21% +4.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.22 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £24.50 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +65.62% -20.00%  

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 233 292 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 41.24% 50.69% 44.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 201 145
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 3
Median hourly rate £37.77 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.85% -38.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in South Wales

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in South Wales

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in South Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in South Wales

SQL
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 in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in South Wales

SQL
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 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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 -1 49 £300 -9.09% 17
Newport -2 9 £300 -21.46% 1
Monmouthshire 0 2 - -
SQL
Wales

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 45 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (26.14%) Oracle
2 40 (26.14%) SQL Server
3 32 (20.92%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (19.61%) Microsoft
5 29 (18.95%) Java
6 26 (16.99%) Web Development
7 22 (14.38%) ETL
8 21 (13.73%) XML
8 21 (13.73%) Finance
8 21 (13.73%) Spring
9 20 (13.07%) PL/SQL
9 20 (13.07%) MySQL
9 20 (13.07%) Security Cleared
10 19 (12.42%) Oracle Database
10 19 (12.42%) Windows
11 18 (11.76%) .NET
11 18 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (11.11%) JavaScript
12 17 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (10.46%) OOP
13 16 (10.46%) Front End Development
13 16 (10.46%) SC Cleared
14 15 (9.80%) Linux
14 15 (9.80%) HTML
14 15 (9.80%) Hibernate
15 14 (9.15%) Data Analysis
15 14 (9.15%) CSS
15 14 (9.15%) RUP
15 14 (9.15%) jQuery

SQL
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 10 (6.54%) Apache
2 6 (3.92%) PowerExchange
3 5 (3.27%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.61%) Confluence
4 4 (2.61%) Liferay
4 4 (2.61%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.96%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.31%) IIS
6 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.31%) SAS
6 2 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.65%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.65%) Jetty
7 1 (0.65%) nginx
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) Route 53
2 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.96%) DNS
3 2 (1.31%) Extranet
3 2 (1.31%) HTTP
3 2 (1.31%) Intranet
3 2 (1.31%) LDAP
3 2 (1.31%) SNMP
3 2 (1.31%) SSH
3 2 (1.31%) tcpdump
3 2 (1.31%) VoIP
4 1 (0.65%) DHCP
4 1 (0.65%) DSL
4 1 (0.65%) FTP
4 1 (0.65%) IPsec
4 1 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (26.14%) SQL Server
2 32 (20.92%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (13.07%) MySQL
4 19 (12.42%) Oracle Database
5 18 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (8.50%) Relational Database
7 11 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (6.54%) PowerCenter
9 9 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (4.58%) RDBMS
11 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (3.92%) QlikView
12 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (1.96%) Hadoop
15 3 (1.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (7.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.54%) Selenium
4 8 (5.23%) JUnit
4 8 (5.23%) Maven
4 8 (5.23%) NUnit
5 7 (4.58%) Cucumber
5 7 (4.58%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.58%) MSBuild
5 7 (4.58%) MSTest
6 6 (3.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (3.27%) JIRA
8 4 (2.61%) JBehave
8 4 (2.61%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.61%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.96%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.96%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.96%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (1.96%) The Grinder
9 3 (1.96%) WinRunner
General
1 21 (13.73%) Finance
2 6 (3.92%) Advertising
3 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.96%) Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Electronics
5 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.31%) Marketing
5 2 (1.31%) Military
5 2 (1.31%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (47.71%) Developer
2 22 (14.38%) DBA
2 22 (14.38%) Java Developer
3 16 (10.46%) Web Developer
4 13 (8.50%) SQL DBA
5 12 (7.84%) Analyst
5 12 (7.84%) Consultant
6 11 (7.19%) Tester
7 10 (6.54%) .NET Developer
7 10 (6.54%) PHP Developer
7 10 (6.54%) Test Analyst
8 9 (5.88%) Java Web Developer
8 9 (5.88%) SQL Developer
9 8 (5.23%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 8 (5.23%) Informatica Consultant
9 8 (5.23%) Manual Tester
9 8 (5.23%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.58%) Oracle DBA
10 7 (4.58%) PHP Zend Developer
11 5 (3.27%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.73%) Spring
1 21 (13.73%) XML
2 18 (11.76%) .NET
3 15 (9.80%) Hibernate
3 15 (9.80%) HTML
4 14 (9.15%) CSS
4 14 (9.15%) jQuery
5 11 (7.19%) ASP.NET
6 9 (5.88%) Zend Framework
7 8 (5.23%) .NET Framework
7 8 (5.23%) Ajax
7 8 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (4.58%) Entity Framework
8 7 (4.58%) LAMP
8 7 (4.58%) Sass
8 7 (4.58%) Unity DI Container
8 7 (4.58%) Web Services
9 6 (3.92%) CSS3
9 6 (3.92%) HTML5
10 5 (3.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.88%) NHS
2 8 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.96%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (1.96%) iSeries
4 2 (1.31%) AS400
4 2 (1.31%) Fintech
4 2 (1.31%) iPad
4 2 (1.31%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) Social Media
5 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.42%) Windows
2 15 (9.80%) Linux
3 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.96%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.31%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (16.99%) Web Development
3 22 (14.38%) ETL
4 17 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (10.46%) Front End Development
5 16 (10.46%) OOP
6 14 (9.15%) Data Analysis
6 14 (9.15%) RUP
7 13 (8.50%) Data Protection
7 13 (8.50%) Load Testing
7 13 (8.50%) Microservices
7 13 (8.50%) Scrum
7 13 (8.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (7.84%) Migration
9 11 (7.19%) MVC
10 10 (6.54%) Business Analysis
10 10 (6.54%) Mentoring
11 9 (5.88%) Database Tuning
11 9 (5.88%) DevOps
11 9 (5.88%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.95%) Java
2 20 (13.07%) PL/SQL
3 17 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 11 (7.19%) C#
5 10 (6.54%) PHP
6 8 (5.23%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.92%) Python
8 5 (3.27%) C
8 5 (3.27%) Groovy
8 5 (3.27%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.61%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.96%) Perl
10 3 (1.96%) VB
11 2 (1.31%) C++
11 2 (1.31%) RPG
11 2 (1.31%) RPG IV
11 2 (1.31%) RPG/400
11 2 (1.31%) Tcl
11 2 (1.31%) VB6
12 1 (0.65%) JCL
Qualifications
1 20 (13.07%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.54%) ISEB
4 7 (4.58%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.92%) Degree
5 6 (3.92%) MCDBA
5 6 (3.92%) MCITP
5 6 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.31%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.54%) QA
2 7 (4.58%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.65%) HL7
4 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (7.84%) Docker
2 4 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.31%) iptables
4 2 (1.31%) NFS
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.65%) HDFS
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.61%) Ansible
3 2 (1.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) Ambari
4 1 (0.65%) Control-M
4 1 (0.65%) Fluentd
4 1 (0.65%) Grafana
4 1 (0.65%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.65%) Kibana
4 1 (0.65%) Marathon
4 1 (0.65%) Mesos
4 1 (0.65%) Oozie
4 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.65%) Salt
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
4 1 (0.65%) Terraform
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (26.14%) Oracle
2 30 (19.61%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.50%) Informatica
4 12 (7.84%) Teradata
5 9 (5.88%) Zend
6 7 (4.58%) RedGate
7 5 (3.27%) VMware
8 4 (2.61%) SAP
8 4 (2.61%) Splunk
9 3 (1.96%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.96%) Siebel
9 3 (1.96%) Tableau
10 2 (1.31%) Blue Prism
10 2 (1.31%) HP
10 2 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.31%) Netezza
10 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.31%) SaltStack
11 1 (0.65%) BMC
11 1 (0.65%) IBM
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