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 30 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 13 9
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 49 99 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.87% 15.14% 15.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.07% 55.00% 54.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 61
Median daily rate £336 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.92% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £196 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £465 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £42.90 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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 181 180 201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.39% 27.52% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 112 116
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £186 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 3
Median hourly rate £37.77 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.16% +8.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £17.45 £19.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £71.00 £32.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing SQL Server 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 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 30 March 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 30 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 -7 39 £336 -3.92% 16
West Wales -12 4 £318 +27.00% 3
North Wales - 2 £269 - 4
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 49 (44.14%) SQL
2 39 (35.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (34.23%) Oracle
3 38 (34.23%) Microsoft
4 27 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (23.42%) Windows
6 23 (20.72%) IBM
7 22 (19.82%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (19.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (18.92%) XML
9 19 (17.12%) .NET
10 18 (16.22%) Project Management
10 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (15.32%) Service Delivery
11 17 (15.32%) MySQL
11 17 (15.32%) C#
11 17 (15.32%) ITIL
11 17 (15.32%) Release Management
12 16 (14.41%) IBM Integration Bus
12 16 (14.41%) WebSphere
12 16 (14.41%) Fiorano
12 16 (14.41%) Data Warehouse
12 16 (14.41%) InterSystems
12 16 (14.41%) BizTalk Server
12 16 (14.41%) JCAPS
13 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (13.51%) ASP.NET
14 14 (12.61%) PRINCE2
14 14 (12.61%) Migration
14 14 (12.61%) VMware

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 (14.41%) BizTalk Server
1 16 (14.41%) JCAPS
1 16 (14.41%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.11%) Confluence
2 9 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.21%) Apache
4 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.31%) WebLogic
5 6 (5.41%) SAS
6 5 (4.50%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (3.60%) Tornado
8 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.90%) CMS
8 1 (0.90%) IIS
8 1 (0.90%) Luigi
8 1 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.60%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (2.70%) Firewall
1 3 (2.70%) iSCSI
1 3 (2.70%) SAN
1 3 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.80%) DNS
2 2 (1.80%) Extranet
2 2 (1.80%) Intranet
2 2 (1.80%) LDAP
2 2 (1.80%) SSH
2 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.80%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (35.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 22 (19.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (15.32%) MySQL
4 16 (14.41%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (11.71%) MongoDB
6 12 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (10.81%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (9.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (7.21%) Relational Database
9 8 (7.21%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (6.31%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (5.41%) Hadoop
11 6 (5.41%) QlikView
11 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (3.60%) RDBMS
12 4 (3.60%) SQLite
13 2 (1.80%) Couchbase
13 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 2 (1.80%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (11.71%) JIRA
2 10 (9.01%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.01%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.21%) Visual Studio
4 7 (6.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (5.41%) ERwin
5 6 (5.41%) Selenium
5 6 (5.41%) Subversion
6 4 (3.60%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.60%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.80%) Ant
7 2 (1.80%) Hudson
7 2 (1.80%) Maven
7 2 (1.80%) NuGet
7 2 (1.80%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.90%) NUnit
8 1 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Advertising
3 5 (4.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.80%) Electronics
4 2 (1.80%) Marketing
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
4 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Developer
2 20 (18.02%) DBA
3 16 (14.41%) .NET Developer
4 15 (13.51%) SQL DBA
5 14 (12.61%) Architect
6 13 (11.71%) Analyst
7 10 (9.01%) Applications Support
8 8 (7.21%) Applications Manager
8 8 (7.21%) Applications Support Manager
8 8 (7.21%) Support Manager
9 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 6 (5.41%) Data Architect
10 5 (4.50%) Administrator
10 5 (4.50%) SQL Developer
11 4 (3.60%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.60%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.60%) Technical Architect
12 3 (2.70%) Consultant
12 3 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (2.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.92%) XML
2 19 (17.12%) .NET
3 16 (14.41%) IBM Integration Bus
4 15 (13.51%) ASP.NET
5 12 (10.81%) XSLT
6 9 (8.11%) HTML
6 9 (8.11%) WCF
7 8 (7.21%) CSS
7 8 (7.21%) jQuery
8 7 (6.31%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (6.31%) MCollective
9 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.60%) Flask
10 4 (3.60%) Middleware
10 4 (3.60%) ZeroMQ
11 3 (2.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (2.70%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) NHS
2 8 (7.21%) Clustering
3 6 (5.41%) PKI
4 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.70%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.80%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.80%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.80%) Life Science
7 1 (0.90%) Fintech
7 1 (0.90%) iPad
7 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.42%) Windows
2 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (10.81%) Linux
5 8 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.31%) AIX
6 7 (6.31%) Unix
7 6 (5.41%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.90%) Android
9 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (19.82%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (16.22%) Project Management
4 17 (15.32%) ITIL
4 17 (15.32%) Release Management
4 17 (15.32%) Service Delivery
5 14 (12.61%) Migration
5 14 (12.61%) PRINCE2
6 13 (11.71%) ETL
6 13 (11.71%) High Availability
7 12 (10.81%) ITIL V3
8 10 (9.01%) Data Migration
8 10 (9.01%) MVC
8 10 (9.01%) Service Management
9 8 (7.21%) Analytics
9 8 (7.21%) Business Analysis
9 8 (7.21%) ITSM
9 8 (7.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (7.21%) Virtual Environments
10 7 (6.31%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.14%) SQL
2 17 (15.32%) C#
3 13 (11.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.21%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.31%) Python
6 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.50%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.70%) C++
9 2 (1.80%) Perl
9 2 (1.80%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.90%) Java
10 1 (0.90%) JCL
10 1 (0.90%) Scala
10 1 (0.90%) VB
10 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.21%) MCDBA
2 8 (7.21%) MCITP
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.31%) Degree
3 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.70%) ISEB
5 2 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.71%) HL7
2 6 (5.41%) Data Quality
3 4 (3.60%) QA
4 1 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.31%) Hyper-V
2 7 (6.31%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (6.31%) PowerHA
3 2 (1.80%) Docker
3 2 (1.80%) iptables
3 2 (1.80%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) Ansible
1 8 (7.21%) Puppet
2 7 (6.31%) Nessus
2 7 (6.31%) Packer
2 7 (6.31%) Rundeck
2 7 (6.31%) SCCM
2 7 (6.31%) Tivoli
2 7 (6.31%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 7 (6.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (6.31%) Zenoss
3 3 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.90%) Control-M
4 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.90%) Salt
Vendors
1 38 (34.23%) Microsoft
1 38 (34.23%) Oracle
2 23 (20.72%) IBM
3 16 (14.41%) Fiorano
3 16 (14.41%) InterSystems
4 14 (12.61%) VMware
5 9 (8.11%) Red Hat
5 9 (8.11%) RedGate
6 8 (7.21%) Informatica
7 7 (6.31%) Ab Initio
7 7 (6.31%) Sonatype
7 7 (6.31%) Symantec
7 7 (6.31%) Tableau
7 7 (6.31%) Teradata
8 6 (5.41%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (5.41%) Netezza
9 4 (3.60%) SAP
10 3 (2.70%) Avaya
10 3 (2.70%) Cisco
10 3 (2.70%) HP
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend
South Wales Police
Rate: £27,519 rising to £31,938
Posted: 6 days ago