Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 220 222 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.32% 17.93% 13.41%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.77% 42.86% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 133 117
South Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -4.41%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £179
90th Percentile £588 £473 £531
Wales median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 8
South Wales median hourly rate £23.16 £30.00 £49.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.79% -38.78% +100.00%
10th Percentile £14.89 £17.05 £31.92
90th Percentile £36.26 £48.75 £62.08
Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £38.75 £49.00
% change year-on-year -39.38% -20.92% +100.00%

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 615 518 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 42.83% 41.84% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 342 377
South Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +11.89%
10th Percentile £300 £268 £197
90th Percentile £588 £531 £550
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 22
South Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £47.50 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.55% -0.52% +94.90%
10th Percentile £16.16 £17.50 £19.48
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £22.84 £49.09 £40.50
% change year-on-year -53.48% +21.20% +65.31%

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 18 March 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 March 2019. 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 -2 145 £390 +4.00% 48
Newport -1 44 £505 +32.03% 22
Caerphilly +2 2 £190 -49.33%
Torfaen -1 2 £175 -36.36% 2
Neath Port Talbot - 2 - -
Monmouthshire - 1 £178 - 2
SQL
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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 74 (33.64%) SQL Server
2 71 (32.27%) .NET
3 64 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (28.18%) Microsoft
5 46 (20.91%) C#
6 42 (19.09%) Java
7 40 (18.18%) Docker
8 36 (16.36%) MVC
9 35 (15.91%) Windows
9 35 (15.91%) Security Cleared
10 34 (15.45%) ASP.NET
11 33 (15.00%) Git (software)
11 33 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 30 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (12.73%) .NET Framework
13 28 (12.73%) Mentoring
14 27 (12.27%) Oracle
15 25 (11.36%) SC Cleared
16 24 (10.91%) Test Automation
16 24 (10.91%) Unit Testing
16 24 (10.91%) Coaching
16 24 (10.91%) Entity Framework
16 24 (10.91%) Python
17 23 (10.45%) SOAP
17 23 (10.45%) Finance
17 23 (10.45%) DevOps
18 22 (10.00%) Jenkins
18 22 (10.00%) LINQ
18 22 (10.00%) PowerShell
18 22 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008

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 14 (6.36%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.00%) Mule
3 9 (4.09%) IIS
4 6 (2.73%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.27%) Confluence
5 5 (2.27%) SAS
6 4 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.91%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.91%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.45%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (7.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.91%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.45%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.27%) GitHub
4 4 (1.82%) Office 365
5 2 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.91%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) NuGet
6 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.73%) DSL
1 6 (2.73%) Firewall
2 4 (1.82%) VPN
3 3 (1.36%) DMZ
3 3 (1.36%) Network Security
4 2 (0.91%) Internet
4 2 (0.91%) Intranet
4 2 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.91%) VLAN
4 2 (0.91%) VSAN
5 1 (0.45%) FTP
5 1 (0.45%) HTTP
5 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.45%) ISDN
5 1 (0.45%) SSL
5 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (33.64%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (9.55%) Relational Database
4 19 (8.64%) RDBMS
5 14 (6.36%) NoSQL
6 13 (5.91%) SQL Server 2016
7 10 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (4.55%) Hadoop
7 10 (4.55%) MS Access
7 10 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 10 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (4.09%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (3.18%) Big Data
9 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (2.73%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (2.73%) Redis
11 5 (2.27%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (2.27%) Star Schema
12 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 30 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 22 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 22 (10.00%) MSTest
4 21 (9.55%) NUnit
5 14 (6.36%) SoapUI
5 14 (6.36%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (5.45%) Artifactory
7 11 (5.00%) Maven
7 11 (5.00%) Visual Studio
8 9 (4.09%) Selenium
9 7 (3.18%) JIRA
9 7 (3.18%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (2.73%) Vagrant
11 5 (2.27%) Cucumber
11 5 (2.27%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.82%) SpecFlow
13 3 (1.36%) JUnit
14 2 (0.91%) ERwin
14 2 (0.91%) PowerDesigner
General
1 23 (10.45%) Finance
2 6 (2.73%) Retail
3 5 (2.27%) Banking
3 5 (2.27%) Legal
4 3 (1.36%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.91%) Law
5 2 (0.91%) Marketing
5 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
6 1 (0.45%) Back Office
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 95 (43.18%) Developer
2 36 (16.36%) .NET Developer
3 32 (14.55%) Analyst
4 20 (9.09%) Architect
5 19 (8.64%) SQL Developer
6 15 (6.82%) Java Developer
7 13 (5.91%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (5.45%) Data Analyst
8 12 (5.45%) DBA
9 11 (5.00%) Software Developer
10 10 (4.55%) Test Analyst
11 9 (4.09%) Lead Developer
11 9 (4.09%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.64%) Data Architect
12 8 (3.64%) Oracle DBA
12 8 (3.64%) Oracle Developer
12 8 (3.64%) Senior DevOps
13 7 (3.18%) Python Developer
13 7 (3.18%) Software Engineer
14 5 (2.27%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (32.27%) .NET
2 34 (15.45%) ASP.NET
3 28 (12.73%) .NET Framework
4 24 (10.91%) Entity Framework
5 23 (10.45%) SOAP
6 22 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 22 (10.00%) LINQ
7 19 (8.64%) XML
8 17 (7.73%) REST
8 17 (7.73%) Web Services
9 16 (7.27%) Spring
10 13 (5.91%) HTML
11 12 (5.45%) CSS
11 12 (5.45%) WPF
12 11 (5.00%) Spring Boot
13 10 (4.55%) Hibernate
14 9 (4.09%) AngularJS
15 8 (3.64%) Middleware
16 6 (2.73%) Gherkin
16 6 (2.73%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.18%) NHS
2 6 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (2.73%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.73%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.82%) CESG
3 4 (1.82%) Clustering
4 3 (1.36%) N-Tier
4 3 (1.36%) PKI
5 2 (0.91%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.91%) Robotics
6 1 (0.45%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.45%) iPad
6 1 (0.45%) iPhone
6 1 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.45%) Replication
6 1 (0.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.91%) Windows
2 17 (7.73%) Linux
3 15 (6.82%) Android
3 15 (6.82%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.45%) Unix
4 12 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.45%) AIX
8 1 (0.45%) SUSE
8 1 (0.45%) VMS
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (16.36%) MVC
3 28 (12.73%) Mentoring
4 24 (10.91%) Coaching
4 24 (10.91%) Test Automation
4 24 (10.91%) Unit Testing
5 23 (10.45%) DevOps
6 22 (10.00%) OOP
7 20 (9.09%) Migration
8 18 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (8.18%) Microservices
9 15 (6.82%) Android Development
9 15 (6.82%) iOS Development
10 14 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (6.36%) Project Management
10 14 (6.36%) Scrum
11 13 (5.91%) Performance Testing
11 13 (5.91%) Software Engineering
12 12 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (5.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.91%) C#
2 42 (19.09%) Java
3 24 (10.91%) Python
4 22 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 18 (8.18%) JavaScript
5 18 (8.18%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.82%) PL/SQL
7 12 (5.45%) VBA
7 12 (5.45%) XAML
8 11 (5.00%) Groovy
9 6 (2.73%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.73%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.27%) C
10 5 (2.27%) Java 8
10 5 (2.27%) PHP
10 5 (2.27%) Scala
11 4 (1.82%) R
11 4 (1.82%) Ruby
11 4 (1.82%) VB
11 4 (1.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.18%) Degree
4 9 (4.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.82%) DBS Check
5 4 (1.82%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (0.91%) HNC
6 2 (0.91%) HND
6 2 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.91%) MCSE
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.91%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) CCNA
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.45%) MCP
7 1 (0.45%) PhD
7 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.27%) QA
2 4 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (18.18%) Docker
2 6 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.82%) Ansible
3 4 (1.82%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.36%) SCCM
5 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.91%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.91%) SCOM
5 2 (0.91%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.91%) WSUS
6 1 (0.45%) Kibana
6 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 62 (28.18%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.27%) Oracle
3 15 (6.82%) Xamarin
4 7 (3.18%) Tableau
5 6 (2.73%) Talend
6 5 (2.27%) IBM
7 3 (1.36%) Cisco
8 2 (0.91%) Apple
8 2 (0.91%) Automation Anywhere
8 2 (0.91%) Blue Prism
8 2 (0.91%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.91%) Google
8 2 (0.91%) HP
8 2 (0.91%) McAfee
8 2 (0.91%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.91%) SAP
8 2 (0.91%) Symantec
8 2 (0.91%) Twitter
8 2 (0.91%) UiPath
8 2 (0.91%) VMware