Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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 2012
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 82 49
Rank change year-on-year +9 -33 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 18 21 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.51% 1.49% 4.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.03% 5.85% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 68
Wales median daily rate £350 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +26.67% -2.60%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £278
90th Percentile £399 £525 £530
UK median daily rate £409 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +7.66% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £66.00
UK median hourly rate £30.58 £45.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year -32.06% +62.16% -26.00%

SQL Server 2012 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 358 359 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.06% 25.44% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 261 390
Wales median daily rate £388 £433 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.40% +27.21% -2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £225
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 10
Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £55.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.91% +84.87% +42.69%
10th Percentile £16.75 £16.88 £17.61
90th Percentile £23.24 £61.25 £58.65
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +11.54% -1.75% +14.00%

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SQL Server 2012 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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
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 6 months to 21 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 +6 16 £338 -28.95% 1
SQL Server 2012
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 14 (77.78%) SQL
4 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
4 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
5 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
5 11 (61.11%) IIS
5 11 (61.11%) Windows
5 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
5 11 (61.11%) VMware
6 10 (55.56%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (55.56%) VLAN
6 10 (55.56%) SharePoint
6 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
6 10 (55.56%) VSAN
6 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (55.56%) SCCM
6 10 (55.56%) SCOM
6 10 (55.56%) vSphere
7 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (38.89%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (38.89%) Defect Management
8 7 (38.89%) Test Management
8 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
8 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
8 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (38.89%) HP
8 7 (38.89%) RUP
8 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
8 7 (38.89%) Project Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (61.11%) IIS
2 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 10 (55.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (22.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) VLAN
1 10 (55.56%) VSAN
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Romanian Language
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Test Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) DBA
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared DBA
3 4 (22.22%) SQL DBA
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Information Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) QC Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
1 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
1 7 (38.89%) Defect Management
1 7 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (38.89%) Performance Monitoring
1 7 (38.89%) PRINCE2
1 7 (38.89%) Project Management
1 7 (38.89%) RUP
1 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
1 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
1 7 (38.89%) Test Management
1 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
1 7 (38.89%) Unified Process
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) High Availability
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (16.67%) Security Hardening
4 3 (16.67%) Work Breakdown Structure
5 2 (11.11%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) SC Cleared
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) HNC
3 3 (16.67%) MCSE
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (55.56%) VMware Workstation
2 10 (55.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) SCCM
1 10 (55.56%) SCOM
2 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (16.67%) Backup Exec
3 3 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 3 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (16.67%) vCenter Server
3 3 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) SAP
5 3 (16.67%) McAfee
5 3 (16.67%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) AppSense
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix