Period
to 4 December 2020

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 6 months to 4 December 2020 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 16 7 3
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 33 118 243
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South Wales 7.50% 12.04% 17.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.43% 32.87% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 90 180
Median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £213 £262 £236
90th Percentile £517 £564 £575
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £33.75 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.74% +58.86% +13.31%
10th Percentile £15.75 £23.73 £9.83
90th Percentile £24.65 £37.63 £29.79
Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £23.49
% change year-on-year -42.86% +49.00% +25.28%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 105 359 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 23.86% 36.63% 45.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 252 495
Median daily rate £400 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.94% +8.00%
10th Percentile £209 £269 £308
90th Percentile £529 £573 £575
Wales median daily rate £419 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -1.47% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.50 £23.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.66% +51.13% +11.49%
10th Percentile £13.20 £19.18 £13.58
90th Percentile £34.05 £44.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £35.25 £23.49
% change year-on-year -43.26% +50.06% +23.63%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in South Wales

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL in South Wales.

Daily rate trend for SQL in South Wales

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in South Wales over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in South Wales

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL in South Wales.

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 6 months to 4 December 2020. 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 -1 25 £400 +6.67% 18
Newport -15 4 £425 +6.25% 1
Torfaen +8 1 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff -1 1 £145 - 1
Glamorgan - 1 £500 -
SQL
Wales

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for SQL.

1 16 (48.48%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 13 (39.39%) Power BI
2 13 (39.39%) Power Platform
3 9 (27.27%) Finance
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (24.24%) Azure
4 8 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 8 (24.24%) T-SQL
5 7 (21.21%) Tableau
6 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (15.15%) Public Sector
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) NHS
6 5 (15.15%) ETL
6 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 4 (12.12%) C#
7 4 (12.12%) .NET
7 4 (12.12%) Python
7 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 4 (12.12%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) AWS
7 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
7 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
7 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
7 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project

SQL
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 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 13 (39.39%) Power Platform
2 8 (24.24%) Azure
3 4 (12.12%) AWS
4 2 (6.06%) IaaS
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (3.03%) GCP
5 1 (3.03%) Logic Apps
5 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
5 1 (3.03%) PaaS
5 1 (3.03%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (39.39%) Power BI
1 13 (39.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (21.21%) Tableau
5 4 (12.12%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (12.12%) Relational Database
6 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
6 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (6.06%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (6.06%) Couchbase
7 2 (6.06%) MySQL
7 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
7 2 (6.06%) OLAP
7 2 (6.06%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (6.06%) OLTP
7 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.09%) MSTest
2 3 (9.09%) NUnit
3 2 (6.06%) MbUnit
3 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
3 2 (6.06%) Selenium
3 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.03%) CA Gen
4 1 (3.03%) GitLab
4 1 (3.03%) Maven
4 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Public Sector
3 1 (3.03%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Data Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) SQL Developer
4 4 (12.12%) SSIS Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Tableau Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) SSRS Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Tableau Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Data Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Data Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) SSAS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.06%) MDX
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) J2EE
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) LINQ
3 1 (3.03%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.15%) NHS
2 4 (12.12%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Windows
1 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.06%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.03%) AIX
3 1 (3.03%) SUSE
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.15%) ETL
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Scrum
3 4 (12.12%) TDD
3 4 (12.12%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.09%) BDD
4 3 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
4 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.09%) DevOps
4 3 (9.09%) ETL Development
4 3 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 3 (9.09%) OOP
4 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
4 3 (9.09%) Visualisation
5 2 (6.06%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) T-SQL
2 4 (12.12%) C#
2 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) Python
2 4 (12.12%) R
3 3 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) Java 8
4 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) Julia
5 1 (3.03%) Korn
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
5 1 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) MCSD
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Ansible
1 1 (3.03%) Grafana
1 1 (3.03%) Graylog
1 1 (3.03%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.03%) Nagios
1 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.03%) Prometheus
1 1 (3.03%) Puppet
1 1 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (3.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) SIMUL8
3 1 (3.03%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (3.03%) Databricks
3 1 (3.03%) HP
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Splunk
3 1 (3.03%) Sybase