Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 23 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 75 36
Rank change year-on-year +5 -39 +15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 21 29 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.77% 2.05% 5.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.88% 8.15% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 78
Wales median daily rate £350 £475 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +13.43% +6.69%
10th Percentile £168 £269 £276
90th Percentile £420 £594 £530
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £22.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.85% -25.83% -
10th Percentile £16.75 £13.88 £28.25
90th Percentile £20.45 £32.03 £62.10
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £35.85 £28.50
% change year-on-year -13.53% +25.79% +29.55%

SQL Server 2008 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 357 356 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.05% 25.11% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 259 387
Wales median daily rate £395 £435 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.20% +27.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 11
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +86.44% +41.49%
10th Percentile £16.75 £16.88 £17.71
90th Percentile £23.24 £61.25 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.13
% change year-on-year +11.54% -0.44% +12.50%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Wales

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Wales

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Wales over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Wales

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Wales

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Wales region over the 6 months to 23 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
South Wales +4 19 £350 -26.32%
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (95.24%) SQL
3 16 (76.19%) T-SQL
4 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 11 (52.38%) TOGAF
5 9 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 9 (42.86%) High Availability
6 8 (38.10%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
6 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (38.10%) NHS
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (33.33%) Data Modelling
7 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (28.57%) Degree
8 6 (28.57%) SDLC
8 6 (28.57%) C#
8 6 (28.57%) .NET
8 6 (28.57%) MVC
9 5 (23.81%) SOAP
9 5 (23.81%) XML
9 5 (23.81%) ITIL
9 5 (23.81%) N-Tier
9 5 (23.81%) HL7
9 5 (23.81%) Use Case
9 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) RESTful
9 5 (23.81%) RedGate

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (14.29%) IIS
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) VLAN
2 3 (14.29%) VSAN
3 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (9.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (9.52%) Power BI
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (9.52%) SSDT
5 2 (9.52%) Star Schema
6 1 (4.76%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Architect
2 8 (38.10%) Data Architect
2 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) Technical Architect
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Developer
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (9.52%) DBA
5 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) RESTful
2 5 (23.81%) SOAP
2 5 (23.81%) XML
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Greenfield Project
1 8 (38.10%) NHS
2 5 (23.81%) N-Tier
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
1 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) TOGAF
2 9 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (42.86%) High Availability
3 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 6 (28.57%) MVC
5 6 (28.57%) SDLC
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (23.81%) Use Case
7 4 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (19.05%) ETL
7 4 (19.05%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (19.05%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
8 3 (14.29%) Security Hardening
8 3 (14.29%) Wireframes
8 3 (14.29%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 2 (9.52%) Logical Data Model
9 2 (9.52%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) SQL
2 16 (76.19%) T-SQL
3 6 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (28.57%) Degree
4 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (14.29%) HNC
5 3 (14.29%) MCSE
6 2 (9.52%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 3 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 3 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
1 3 (14.29%) vCenter Server
1 3 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) RedGate
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) McAfee
4 3 (14.29%) Symantec
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) AppSense
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix