The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for SQL Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 27 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 50 61
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 3 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.48% 1.08% 1.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.07% 4.44% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
Median daily rate £350 £450 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +58.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £350 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +31.94% +5.88%  

SQL Server 2012 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 145 135 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 23.31% 24.24% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 87 190
Median daily rate £363 £378 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.97% +9.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £210 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £18.77 £12.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.37% -28.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing SQL Server 2012 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2012 in Wales

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Wales

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Wales over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in Wales

SQL Server 2012
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 2012 in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Wales

SQL Server 2012
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 2012 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
South Wales -6 3 £350 -22.22%
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
5 2 (28.57%) Release Management
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Data Security
5 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (14.29%) ETL
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (14.29%) Test-First Development

SQL Server 2012
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (14.29%) Couchbase
6 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
6 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
6 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) MbUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
2 1 (14.29%) MSTest
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) DBA
1 4 (57.14%) SQL DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) CSS3
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Data Security
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (28.57%) Release Management
1 2 (28.57%) Resource Management
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Test-First Development
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware