Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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 (MS SQL)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 23 4
Rank change year-on-year +13 -19 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 138 105 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.53% 7.37% 17.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.33% 29.33% 55.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 90 225
Wales median daily rate £350 £356 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +4.78% -2.86%
10th Percentile £225 £192 £230
90th Percentile £463 £594 £488
UK median daily rate £415 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £57.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.83% +91.67% +37.61%
10th Percentile £16.75 £21.38 £25.54
90th Percentile £20.45 £62.63 £59.80
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.90 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.72% +16.00% +19.57%

SQL Server 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 360 358 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.08% 25.14% 31.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 260 387
Wales median daily rate £388 £434 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +27.57% -2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £228
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 £28.75
% change year-on-year +11.54% -2.61% +15.00%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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 +11 112 £350 +3.70% 9
West Wales +9 13 £294 -47.78% 3
North Wales -1 3 £360 +3.60% 6
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 85 (61.59%) SQL
2 61 (44.20%) Microsoft
3 56 (40.58%) .NET
4 49 (35.51%) C#
5 36 (26.09%) MVC
6 33 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (23.19%) T-SQL
8 31 (22.46%) Security Cleared
9 29 (21.01%) Migration
10 28 (20.29%) SDLC
11 27 (19.57%) XML
11 27 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 26 (18.84%) JavaScript
12 26 (18.84%) VMware
13 23 (16.67%) Oracle
13 23 (16.67%) Windows
13 23 (16.67%) SC Cleared
14 22 (15.94%) ITIL
14 22 (15.94%) CSS
14 22 (15.94%) HTML
14 22 (15.94%) Data Modelling
15 21 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (15.22%) SOAP
15 21 (15.22%) ASP.NET
15 21 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
15 21 (15.22%) HL7
16 19 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (13.77%) Degree
16 19 (13.77%) TOGAF

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 14 (10.14%) IIS
2 13 (9.42%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.97%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (7.97%) JCAPS
3 11 (7.97%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.97%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.62%) CMS
6 4 (2.90%) Mule
6 4 (2.90%) Umbraco
6 4 (2.90%) WildFly
7 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.45%) Apache
8 2 (1.45%) Confluence
8 2 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.45%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.90%) IaaS
4 3 (2.17%) npm
5 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.25%) VLAN
1 10 (7.25%) VSAN
2 7 (5.07%) DNS
2 7 (5.07%) Firewall
3 6 (4.35%) DHCP
3 6 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.45%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.45%) VPN
5 1 (0.72%) LAN
5 1 (0.72%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.72%) SMS
5 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (15.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (8.70%) Relational Database
6 11 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (7.25%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (6.52%) Power BI
9 8 (5.80%) MySQL
9 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (5.07%) Oracle Database
10 7 (5.07%) PowerPivot
10 7 (5.07%) Qlik Sense
11 6 (4.35%) RDBMS
12 5 (3.62%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (3.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (2.90%) MS Access
13 4 (2.90%) Star Schema
14 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 21 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.97%) SoapUI
3 9 (6.52%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.07%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.62%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.17%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.17%) Gradle
7 3 (2.17%) Grunt
7 3 (2.17%) gulp
7 3 (2.17%) JProfiler
7 3 (2.17%) JUnit
7 3 (2.17%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.45%) JIRA
8 2 (1.45%) NuGet
8 2 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.45%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.45%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.72%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.72%) MSTest
General
1 4 (2.90%) Finance
2 3 (2.17%) Romanian Language
3 2 (1.45%) Back Office
4 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.72%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 59 (42.75%) Developer
2 31 (22.46%) .NET Developer
3 16 (11.59%) Architect
4 15 (10.87%) Analyst
5 14 (10.14%) DBA
6 13 (9.42%) Data Architect
6 13 (9.42%) SQL DBA
6 13 (9.42%) SQL Developer
6 13 (9.42%) Technical Architect
7 10 (7.25%) SQL Server Architect
8 8 (5.80%) Data Analyst
9 7 (5.07%) Test Analyst
9 7 (5.07%) Test Engineer
10 6 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
10 6 (4.35%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (3.62%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.62%) Consultant
11 5 (3.62%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (40.58%) .NET
2 27 (19.57%) XML
3 22 (15.94%) CSS
3 22 (15.94%) HTML
4 21 (15.22%) ASP.NET
4 21 (15.22%) SOAP
5 14 (10.14%) XSLT
6 11 (7.97%) HTML5
6 11 (7.97%) IBM Integration Bus
6 11 (7.97%) Web Services
7 10 (7.25%) CSS3
7 10 (7.25%) RESTful
8 7 (5.07%) jQuery
9 6 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.62%) .NET Framework
10 5 (3.62%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.90%) React
12 3 (2.17%) JSON
12 3 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.32%) NHS
2 10 (7.25%) N-Tier
3 9 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.90%) Clustering
5 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.45%) iSeries
7 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.72%) iPad
7 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.67%) Windows
2 17 (12.32%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.62%) Linux
4 5 (3.62%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.90%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) CentOS
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.09%) MVC
2 33 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (21.01%) Migration
4 28 (20.29%) SDLC
5 22 (15.94%) Data Modelling
5 22 (15.94%) ITIL
6 21 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (13.77%) TOGAF
8 18 (13.04%) Data Migration
8 18 (13.04%) High Availability
8 18 (13.04%) Project Management
9 16 (11.59%) Enterprise Architecture
10 15 (10.87%) Test Automation
11 14 (10.14%) Service Delivery
12 12 (8.70%) ETL
12 12 (8.70%) PRINCE2
12 12 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (7.97%) Software Engineering
14 10 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (7.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (61.59%) SQL
2 49 (35.51%) C#
3 32 (23.19%) T-SQL
4 26 (18.84%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.97%) C++
6 9 (6.52%) VBA
7 8 (5.80%) Java
7 8 (5.80%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.17%) C
8 3 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.17%) Python
8 3 (2.17%) R
9 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.72%) VB
9 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (22.46%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.77%) Degree
4 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.62%) ISTQB
6 5 (3.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (2.90%) ISEB
7 4 (2.90%) MCSE
8 3 (2.17%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.17%) HNC
9 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.22%) HL7
2 5 (3.62%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.87%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.97%) vSphere
4 10 (7.25%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (2.90%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.45%) Docker
7 2 (1.45%) iptables
7 2 (1.45%) XenApp
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (7.25%) SCCM
1 10 (7.25%) SCOM
2 7 (5.07%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.90%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.90%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.17%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.17%) WSUS
5 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 61 (44.20%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.84%) VMware
3 23 (16.67%) Oracle
4 13 (9.42%) IBM
5 11 (7.97%) Fiorano
5 11 (7.97%) InterSystems
6 10 (7.25%) RedGate
7 9 (6.52%) HP
8 5 (3.62%) SAP
9 4 (2.90%) McAfee
9 4 (2.90%) Symantec
9 4 (2.90%) Tableau
10 3 (2.17%) Perforce
11 2 (1.45%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.45%) Citrix
11 2 (1.45%) Informatica
11 2 (1.45%) Lotus
11 2 (1.45%) NetApp
11 2 (1.45%) Teradata
12 1 (0.72%) Sitecore