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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
UK / Wales
Rank 64 67 48
Rank change year-on-year +3 -19  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 4 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.57% 1.62% 2.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.23% 6.51% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 14
Median daily rate £350 £465 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.73% +24.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -4.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £68.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -36.47% +73.46%  

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 179 169 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.39% 24.82% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 104 114
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 3
Median hourly rate £37.77 £42.29 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.68% +87.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £17.30 £19.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £71.00 £32.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +9 4 £350 -27.08% 1
SQL Server 2012
UK

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) OpenUP
6 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (20.00%) WCF
6 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (20.00%) jQuery
6 2 (20.00%) HTML5
6 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (20.00%) CSS3
6 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (20.00%) Couchbase
6 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
6 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) HTML
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript

SQL Server 2012
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) Couchbase
4 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) MbUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (10.00%) MSTest
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) DBA
1 6 (60.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning DBA
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) CSS3
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) jQuery
1 2 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) OpenUP
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Data Security
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test-First Development
4 1 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) TypeScript
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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