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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing SQL 68 83 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.69% 17.33% 18.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.52% 36.56% 37.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 79
Median daily rate £350 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -0.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £194 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £455 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £15.39 £12.85 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.76% -20.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.33 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.76 £13.37 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 197 227 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 36.75% 47.39% 48.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 161 213
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 6
Median hourly rate £36.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.33% -14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 52 £350 +9.37% 8
Newport +1 13 £350 -12.50% 1
Torfaen - 1 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
SQL
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 62 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.21%) Oracle
3 35 (24.82%) SQL Server
4 33 (23.40%) .NET
4 33 (23.40%) RDBMS
4 33 (23.40%) Relational Database
5 32 (22.70%) OOP
6 31 (21.99%) PL/SQL
7 29 (20.57%) C#
7 29 (20.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 29 (20.57%) Oracle Database
8 28 (19.86%) Microsoft
9 27 (19.15%) Windows
9 27 (19.15%) Test Automation
10 25 (17.73%) Java
10 25 (17.73%) Scrum
11 24 (17.02%) .NET Framework
11 24 (17.02%) Visual Studio
12 23 (16.31%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (16.31%) Unit Testing
12 23 (16.31%) Entity Framework
13 22 (15.60%) Web Development
13 22 (15.60%) LINQ
14 20 (14.18%) WCF
15 17 (12.06%) Oracle Database 11g
15 17 (12.06%) jQuery
15 17 (12.06%) Security Cleared
16 16 (11.35%) Front End Development
16 16 (11.35%) WinForms
16 16 (11.35%) MVC

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 9 (6.38%) Apache
2 8 (5.67%) OpenROAD
3 5 (3.55%) SAS
4 3 (2.13%) Confluence
5 2 (1.42%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.42%) CMS
5 2 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.42%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.42%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.71%) IIS
6 1 (0.71%) Jetty
6 1 (0.71%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.71%) nginx
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.71%) PowerExchange
6 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.67%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.71%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (0.71%) BrowserStack
2 1 (0.71%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.71%) Route 53
2 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.13%) DNS
1 3 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.42%) LDAP
2 2 (1.42%) SSH
2 2 (1.42%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.71%) DHCP
3 1 (0.71%) DSL
3 1 (0.71%) FTP
3 1 (0.71%) HTTP
3 1 (0.71%) Intranet
3 1 (0.71%) IPsec
3 1 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.82%) SQL Server
2 33 (23.40%) RDBMS
2 33 (23.40%) Relational Database
3 29 (20.57%) Oracle Database
4 23 (16.31%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (12.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 16 (11.35%) Oracle9i Database
7 15 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (9.22%) MySQL
9 9 (6.38%) Ingres
9 9 (6.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
10 8 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
13 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (20.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (17.02%) Visual Studio
3 15 (10.64%) MSBuild
3 15 (10.64%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (9.22%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.26%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.26%) JIRA
5 6 (4.26%) Maven
5 6 (4.26%) Selenium
6 5 (3.55%) Ant
6 5 (3.55%) Toad
7 3 (2.13%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.13%) MSTest
7 3 (2.13%) NUnit
7 3 (2.13%) Subversion
8 2 (1.42%) Hudson
8 2 (1.42%) NuGet
8 2 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.42%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 3 (2.13%) Banking
3 2 (1.42%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Back Office
4 1 (0.71%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (50.35%) Developer
2 22 (15.60%) .NET Developer
3 15 (10.64%) Analyst
3 15 (10.64%) Java Developer
4 14 (9.93%) SQL Developer
4 14 (9.93%) Web Developer
5 13 (9.22%) Tester
6 12 (8.51%) DBA
7 10 (7.09%) Oracle Developer
7 10 (7.09%) PHP Developer
8 9 (6.38%) Java Web Developer
8 9 (6.38%) Senior Developer
8 9 (6.38%) Software Engineer
9 8 (5.67%) Manual Tester
9 8 (5.67%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.67%) Test Analyst
10 7 (4.96%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Oracle DBA
10 7 (4.96%) PHP Zend Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (23.40%) .NET
2 24 (17.02%) .NET Framework
3 23 (16.31%) Entity Framework
4 22 (15.60%) LINQ
5 20 (14.18%) WCF
6 17 (12.06%) jQuery
7 16 (11.35%) WinForms
8 15 (10.64%) Code First Entity Framework
8 15 (10.64%) Spring
9 14 (9.93%) ASP.NET
10 13 (9.22%) Hibernate
11 12 (8.51%) CSS
11 12 (8.51%) HTML
12 11 (7.80%) XML
13 9 (6.38%) Zend Framework
14 8 (5.67%) Ajax
14 8 (5.67%) CSS3
14 8 (5.67%) HTML5
15 7 (4.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 7 (4.96%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) NHS
2 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.84%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.42%) Social Media
5 1 (0.71%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.71%) iPad
5 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.15%) Windows
2 8 (5.67%) AIX
2 8 (5.67%) Unix
3 7 (4.96%) Linux
4 4 (2.84%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Solaris
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (43.97%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.70%) OOP
3 27 (19.15%) Test Automation
4 25 (17.73%) Scrum
5 23 (16.31%) Unit Testing
6 22 (15.60%) Web Development
7 16 (11.35%) Front End Development
7 16 (11.35%) MVC
8 14 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (9.93%) Data Protection
8 14 (9.93%) Informatics
8 14 (9.93%) Software Engineering
9 13 (9.22%) ETL
9 13 (9.22%) UML
10 12 (8.51%) Mentoring
11 11 (7.80%) Coaching
11 11 (7.80%) Migration
11 11 (7.80%) RUP
11 11 (7.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (7.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.99%) PL/SQL
2 29 (20.57%) C#
3 25 (17.73%) Java
4 13 (9.22%) JavaScript
4 13 (9.22%) T-SQL
5 11 (7.80%) PHP
6 8 (5.67%) C
6 8 (5.67%) Ingres ABF
7 7 (4.96%) Python
8 3 (2.13%) Perl
9 2 (1.42%) R
9 2 (1.42%) Tcl
9 2 (1.42%) VB
9 2 (1.42%) VB6
10 1 (0.71%) Groovy
10 1 (0.71%) JCL
10 1 (0.71%) Scala
10 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.51%) Degree
3 10 (7.09%) ISTQB
4 8 (5.67%) ISEB
4 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (4.96%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (8.51%) Docker
2 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.42%) iptables
2 2 (1.42%) NFS
2 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.71%) vSphere
3 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) Ansible
1 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) Control-M
2 1 (0.71%) Fluentd
2 1 (0.71%) Grafana
2 1 (0.71%) Kibana
2 1 (0.71%) Marathon
2 1 (0.71%) Mesos
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.71%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.71%) Rundeck
2 1 (0.71%) Salt
2 1 (0.71%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (31.21%) Oracle
2 28 (19.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.38%) Zend
4 5 (3.55%) Informatica
4 5 (3.55%) VMware
5 3 (2.13%) Teradata
6 2 (1.42%) Ab Initio
6 2 (1.42%) Blue Prism
6 2 (1.42%) HP
6 2 (1.42%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.42%) NetApp
6 2 (1.42%) Netezza
6 2 (1.42%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.42%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.42%) Tableau
7 1 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.71%) Cloudera
7 1 (0.71%) IBM
7 1 (0.71%) RedGate
7 1 (0.71%) Remedy
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