The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 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 (MS SQL)
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 49 56 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.94% 10.11% 18.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.79% 42.11% 56.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 112
Median daily rate £350 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £594 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £16.28 £11.75 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.55% -74.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.17 £11.25 £37.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.39 £16.90 £55.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.58 £23.25
% change year-on-year +21.24% +40.11%  

SQL Server 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 145 133 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 23.50% 24.01% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 215 412
Median daily rate £363 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £202 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Median hourly rate £18.77 £12.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.37% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £11.25 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £13.40 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Wales over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
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 in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Wales

SQL Server
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 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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 -1 44 £350 +12.00% 10
West Wales -2 4 £450 -20.00% 7
North Wales - 1 - - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 43 (46.74%) SQL
2 38 (41.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (33.70%) .NET
5 30 (32.61%) C#
6 24 (26.09%) XML
7 23 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 23 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 22 (23.91%) Oracle
9 21 (22.83%) ITIL
10 20 (21.74%) MVC
10 20 (21.74%) Migration
11 19 (20.65%) Project Management
11 19 (20.65%) Data Migration
12 18 (19.57%) Release Management
12 18 (19.57%) Service Delivery
12 18 (19.57%) JavaScript
12 18 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (17.39%) ETL
13 16 (17.39%) IBM
13 16 (17.39%) PRINCE2
13 16 (17.39%) InterSystems
13 16 (17.39%) Fiorano
13 16 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (17.39%) IBM Integration Bus
13 16 (17.39%) JCAPS
13 16 (17.39%) WebSphere
14 15 (16.30%) HL7
14 15 (16.30%) T-SQL
15 14 (15.22%) HTML

SQL Server
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 16 (17.39%) BizTalk Server
1 16 (17.39%) JCAPS
1 16 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.52%) CMS
2 6 (6.52%) SAS
3 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (4.35%) Tornado
4 2 (2.17%) Confluence
4 2 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) DNS
1 2 (2.17%) LDAP
1 2 (2.17%) SSH
1 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.17%) tcpdump
2 1 (1.09%) Firewall
2 1 (1.09%) LAN
2 1 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (41.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (14.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (10.87%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (8.70%) MySQL
7 7 (7.61%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (7.61%) RDBMS
7 7 (7.61%) Relational Database
7 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (6.52%) Hadoop
8 6 (6.52%) QlikView
9 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (4.35%) SQLite
9 4 (4.35%) Star Schema
10 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
11 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (10.87%) Visual Studio
4 6 (6.52%) ERwin
4 6 (6.52%) JIRA
4 6 (6.52%) Selenium
4 6 (6.52%) SoapUI
4 6 (6.52%) Subversion
5 4 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.35%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.17%) Ant
7 2 (2.17%) Hudson
7 2 (2.17%) Maven
7 2 (2.17%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.17%) NuGet
7 2 (2.17%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.17%) Vagrant
8 1 (1.09%) NUnit
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (5.43%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (1.09%) Back Office
3 1 (1.09%) Publishing
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (42.39%) Developer
2 23 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 12 (13.04%) Analyst
4 9 (9.78%) SQL Developer
5 8 (8.70%) Applications Manager
5 8 (8.70%) Applications Support
5 8 (8.70%) Applications Support Manager
5 8 (8.70%) Lead Test Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) Support Manager
5 8 (8.70%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (7.61%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Consultant
7 6 (6.52%) Data Architect
7 6 (6.52%) DBA
8 4 (4.35%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.35%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (33.70%) .NET
2 24 (26.09%) XML
3 23 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 16 (17.39%) IBM Integration Bus
5 14 (15.22%) CSS
5 14 (15.22%) HTML
5 14 (15.22%) XSLT
6 12 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 11 (11.96%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (11.96%) WCF
8 9 (9.78%) .NET Framework
8 9 (9.78%) AngularJS
8 9 (9.78%) jQuery
9 8 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (8.70%) SOAP
10 7 (7.61%) Entity Framework
11 6 (6.52%) CSS3
11 6 (6.52%) HTML5
11 6 (6.52%) LINQ
12 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) NHS
2 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.17%) Life Science
5 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.13%) Windows
2 6 (6.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.35%) Linux
4 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
5 1 (1.09%) Unix
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.83%) ITIL
3 20 (21.74%) Migration
3 20 (21.74%) MVC
4 19 (20.65%) Data Migration
4 19 (20.65%) Project Management
5 18 (19.57%) Release Management
5 18 (19.57%) Service Delivery
6 16 (17.39%) ETL
6 16 (17.39%) PRINCE2
7 13 (14.13%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (11.96%) Scrum
8 11 (11.96%) SDLC
8 11 (11.96%) Test Automation
9 10 (10.87%) Service Management
10 9 (9.78%) Software Engineering
10 9 (9.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (8.70%) Business Analysis
11 8 (8.70%) ITIL V3
11 8 (8.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (46.74%) SQL
2 30 (32.61%) C#
3 18 (19.57%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.30%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.78%) C++
6 4 (4.35%) Python
7 3 (3.26%) Java
7 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.17%) Perl
8 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.09%) JCL
9 1 (1.09%) Scala
9 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) Degree
2 9 (9.78%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.30%) HL7
2 6 (6.52%) Data Quality
2 6 (6.52%) QA
3 5 (5.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.17%) Docker
2 2 (2.17%) iptables
2 2 (2.17%) NFS
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.09%) vSphere
3 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Ansible
1 1 (1.09%) Control-M
1 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.09%) Puppet
1 1 (1.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.91%) Oracle
3 16 (17.39%) Fiorano
3 16 (17.39%) IBM
3 16 (17.39%) InterSystems
4 10 (10.87%) VMware
5 8 (8.70%) Informatica
6 6 (6.52%) Ab Initio
6 6 (6.52%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (6.52%) Netezza
6 6 (6.52%) Tableau
6 6 (6.52%) Teradata
7 4 (4.35%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.17%) Citrix
8 2 (2.17%) NetApp
8 2 (2.17%) Nintex
8 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.17%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.09%) BMC
9 1 (1.09%) Sun
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