Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 8 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 173 156 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 18.37% 13.99% 21.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.44% 33.62% 44.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 110 216
South Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +10.29% +4.62%
10th Percentile £190 £201 £211
90th Percentile £483 £594 £475
Wales median daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £57.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.83% +243.28% +15.52%
10th Percentile £14.35 £18.30 £14.25
90th Percentile £22.85 £62.35 £26.11
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £39.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -53.16% +125.71% -12.06%

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 343 464 639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 36.41% 41.61% 49.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 316 494
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £250 £263 £238
90th Percentile £484 £550 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 18
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £55.00 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.45% +203.74% +13.17%
10th Percentile £15.15 £19.93 £12.45
90th Percentile £39.85 £77.50 £55.20
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -65.91% +168.29% -1.68%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 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 +2 112 £333 +1.03% 8
Newport +10 34 £413 -0.60% 2
Torfaen - 4 £250 - 3
Caerphilly - 3 £350 -
Neath Port Talbot 0 1 £160 -37.56%
Glamorgan - 1 - -
SQL
Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 83 (47.98%) Microsoft
2 74 (42.77%) SQL Server
3 71 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (26.01%) Security Cleared
4 45 (26.01%) Relational Database
5 43 (24.86%) Oracle
5 43 (24.86%) .NET
6 37 (21.39%) RDBMS
7 30 (17.34%) T-SQL
8 29 (16.76%) C#
8 29 (16.76%) SC Cleared
9 28 (16.18%) XML
9 28 (16.18%) MVC
10 26 (15.03%) Java
10 26 (15.03%) Windows
10 26 (15.03%) Data Modelling
10 26 (15.03%) Migration
11 25 (14.45%) Software Engineering
11 25 (14.45%) Test Automation
11 25 (14.45%) Mentoring
12 24 (13.87%) Coaching
12 24 (13.87%) Degree
12 24 (13.87%) Unit Testing
12 24 (13.87%) ETL
12 24 (13.87%) Data Warehouse
13 23 (13.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (12.72%) .NET Framework
15 21 (12.14%) OOP
16 20 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (11.56%) Oracle Database

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 12 (6.94%) OpenROAD
2 9 (5.20%) IIS
3 7 (4.05%) SAS
3 7 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.47%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.31%) Mule
5 4 (2.31%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.31%) WildFly
6 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.58%) JCAPS
7 1 (0.58%) PowerExchange
7 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (8.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.31%) IaaS
3 4 (2.31%) Office 365
4 3 (1.73%) npm
4 3 (1.73%) PaaS
5 2 (1.16%) Serverless
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.36%) VLAN
2 9 (5.20%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.05%) VSAN
4 5 (2.89%) Firewall
5 4 (2.31%) DNS
6 3 (1.73%) DHCP
7 1 (0.58%) Intranet
7 1 (0.58%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.58%) SAN
7 1 (0.58%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (42.77%) SQL Server
2 45 (26.01%) Relational Database
3 37 (21.39%) RDBMS
4 24 (13.87%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (13.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (11.56%) Oracle Database
7 18 (10.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (7.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (6.94%) Ingres
9 12 (6.94%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (6.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (5.78%) NoSQL
11 10 (5.78%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (5.20%) Power BI
13 8 (4.62%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (3.47%) PowerPivot
15 5 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (2.89%) Oracle9i Database
16 4 (2.31%) MySQL
16 4 (2.31%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (8.67%) NUnit
3 13 (7.51%) MSTest
4 11 (6.36%) Visual Studio
5 10 (5.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (5.20%) Git (software)
7 6 (3.47%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.89%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.89%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (2.31%) JIRA
9 4 (2.31%) MSBuild
9 4 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.73%) Ant
10 3 (1.73%) Gradle
10 3 (1.73%) Grunt
10 3 (1.73%) JProfiler
10 3 (1.73%) JUnit
10 3 (1.73%) Maven
10 3 (1.73%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.73%) Toad
General
1 10 (5.78%) Finance
2 5 (2.89%) Romanian Language
3 2 (1.16%) Back Office
3 2 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Local Government
4 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.58%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 74 (42.77%) Developer
2 22 (12.72%) .NET Developer
3 21 (12.14%) Architect
4 19 (10.98%) DBA
5 18 (10.40%) SQL Developer
6 17 (9.83%) Data Architect
7 16 (9.25%) Analyst
8 14 (8.09%) SQL DBA
9 12 (6.94%) Technical Architect
10 10 (5.78%) Software Engineer
10 10 (5.78%) SQL Server Architect
11 9 (5.20%) Data Analyst
11 9 (5.20%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 9 (5.20%) Java Developer
11 9 (5.20%) Test Engineer
12 7 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 7 (4.05%) Senior Developer
12 7 (4.05%) Software Developer
13 6 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.47%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (24.86%) .NET
2 28 (16.18%) XML
3 22 (12.72%) .NET Framework
4 19 (10.98%) ASP.NET
4 19 (10.98%) Entity Framework
4 19 (10.98%) LINQ
5 18 (10.40%) jQuery
6 17 (9.83%) Web Services
7 16 (9.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (8.67%) CSS
8 15 (8.67%) HTML
9 12 (6.94%) RESTful
10 10 (5.78%) SOAP
11 8 (4.62%) XML Schema
12 7 (4.05%) Spring
12 7 (4.05%) XSD
13 6 (3.47%) Node.js
14 5 (2.89%) Code First Entity Framework
14 5 (2.89%) CSS3
14 5 (2.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.98%) NHS
2 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.20%) N-Tier
4 8 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.05%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (2.89%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.31%) Clustering
8 2 (1.16%) iSeries
8 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.58%) CESG
9 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.58%) iPad
9 1 (0.58%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (15.03%) Windows
2 16 (9.25%) Unix
3 13 (7.51%) AIX
3 13 (7.51%) Windows Server
4 10 (5.78%) Linux
5 5 (2.89%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.73%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.73%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.58%) CentOS
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.18%) MVC
3 26 (15.03%) Data Modelling
3 26 (15.03%) Migration
4 25 (14.45%) Mentoring
4 25 (14.45%) Software Engineering
4 25 (14.45%) Test Automation
5 24 (13.87%) Coaching
5 24 (13.87%) ETL
5 24 (13.87%) Unit Testing
6 21 (12.14%) OOP
7 20 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (11.56%) High Availability
8 18 (10.40%) Scrum
8 18 (10.40%) TOGAF
9 17 (9.83%) SDLC
10 15 (8.67%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (7.51%) ITIL
11 13 (7.51%) Test Scripting
12 12 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.34%) T-SQL
2 29 (16.76%) C#
3 26 (15.03%) Java
4 18 (10.40%) C
4 18 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 13 (7.51%) Python
6 12 (6.94%) Ingres ABF
7 11 (6.36%) PL/SQL
8 9 (5.20%) R
9 8 (4.62%) VBA
10 7 (4.05%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.89%) C++
11 5 (2.89%) Scala
12 4 (2.31%) PHP
12 4 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.31%) VB
13 3 (1.73%) VB6
14 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (26.01%) Security Cleared
2 29 (16.76%) SC Cleared
3 24 (13.87%) Degree
4 13 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (5.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (5.78%) ISEB
6 3 (1.73%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.73%) MCSE
7 2 (1.16%) HNC
7 2 (1.16%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.16%) MCSA
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.78%) HL7
2 6 (3.47%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 13 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.20%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.05%) vSphere
4 6 (3.47%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (2.31%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.58%) Docker
8 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.58%) XenApp
8 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.78%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.47%) SCCM
2 6 (3.47%) SCOM
3 5 (2.89%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.73%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.73%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.73%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.16%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Flashback
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.16%) Oracle Statspack
5 2 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.16%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.16%) WSUS
6 1 (0.58%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.58%) Nagios
6 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 83 (47.98%) Microsoft
2 43 (24.86%) Oracle
3 17 (9.83%) VMware
4 14 (8.09%) HP
5 9 (5.20%) RedGate
6 6 (3.47%) Tableau
7 5 (2.89%) BMC
7 5 (2.89%) Cloudera
7 5 (2.89%) Informatica
7 5 (2.89%) Teradata
8 4 (2.31%) IBM
8 4 (2.31%) SAP
9 3 (1.73%) Citrix
9 3 (1.73%) McAfee
9 3 (1.73%) Perforce
9 3 (1.73%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.73%) Symantec
10 2 (1.16%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.58%) BT
11 1 (0.58%) Dell