Period
to 20 April 2018

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 20 April 2018 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 24 18
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 189 88 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.47% 6.61% 12.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.99% 26.19% 47.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 75 97
Wales median daily rate £363 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £264 £177 £194
90th Percentile £475 £475 £465
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 13
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £16.28 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.77% -17.04% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £16.17 £12.40
90th Percentile £50.29 £16.39 £64.60
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £22.54
% change year-on-year +45.45% +22.01% -19.77%

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 411 336 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 27.11% 25.23% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 234 215
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £281 £185 £219
90th Percentile £525 £559 £450
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 22
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £35.14 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.19% +43.41% +8.89%
10th Percentile £34.88 £16.13 £13.10
90th Percentile £50.09 £57.75 £46.83
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £28.25 £25.22
% change year-on-year +20.35% +12.01% -15.93%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 +11 168 £370 +13.85% 29
West Wales +8 2 - - 2
North Wales +3 1 £385 +6.21% 6
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 99 (52.38%) SQL
2 64 (33.86%) Microsoft
3 60 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (28.04%) .NET
5 51 (26.98%) Windows
6 50 (26.46%) C#
7 43 (22.75%) MVC
8 41 (21.69%) Oracle
9 38 (20.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 35 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
11 34 (17.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (17.99%) T-SQL
12 33 (17.46%) HTML
13 31 (16.40%) ASP.NET
13 31 (16.40%) Security Cleared
14 30 (15.87%) High Availability
14 30 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
14 30 (15.87%) Active Directory
15 29 (15.34%) Migration
15 29 (15.34%) Windows Server
16 28 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
17 27 (14.29%) SC Cleared
18 25 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (12.70%) ETL
19 24 (12.70%) .NET Framework
19 24 (12.70%) Test Automation
20 23 (12.17%) SQL Server 2005
20 23 (12.17%) MySQL
21 22 (11.64%) JavaScript
21 22 (11.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 18 (9.52%) Moodle
2 13 (6.88%) Apache
2 13 (6.88%) IIS
3 11 (5.82%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.12%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.06%) CMS
8 2 (1.06%) Confluence
8 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.06%) Mule
8 2 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.06%) WildFly
9 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (2.12%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (20.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.12%) Office 365
4 2 (1.06%) IaaS
4 2 (1.06%) NuGet
4 2 (1.06%) PaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.94%) DNS
2 12 (6.35%) Firewall
2 12 (6.35%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.82%) DHCP
4 5 (2.65%) VLAN
4 5 (2.65%) VSAN
5 2 (1.06%) SSH
5 2 (1.06%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.06%) VPN
6 1 (0.53%) ADSL
6 1 (0.53%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.53%) DSL
6 1 (0.53%) HTTP
6 1 (0.53%) Intranet
6 1 (0.53%) LAN
6 1 (0.53%) Network Security
6 1 (0.53%) SAN
6 1 (0.53%) SMS
6 1 (0.53%) SSL
6 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 34 (17.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (12.17%) MySQL
3 23 (12.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (11.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (9.52%) Relational Database
7 15 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (4.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (4.23%) NoSQL
8 8 (4.23%) Power BI
8 8 (4.23%) RDBMS
9 7 (3.70%) Oracle Database
9 7 (3.70%) Qlik Sense
10 6 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (2.65%) MongoDB
11 5 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (11.64%) Git (software)
2 18 (9.52%) Selenium
3 15 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 13 (6.88%) Visual Studio
6 12 (6.35%) TeamCity
7 11 (5.82%) MSTest
7 11 (5.82%) NUnit
7 11 (5.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (4.76%) SpecFlow
9 8 (4.23%) JIRA
9 8 (4.23%) MbUnit
9 8 (4.23%) Mercurial
9 8 (4.23%) Subversion
10 7 (3.70%) Cucumber
11 6 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (1.59%) Maven
13 3 (1.59%) Vagrant
14 2 (1.06%) Ant
General
1 4 (2.12%) Finance
2 3 (1.59%) Back Office
3 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.53%) Publishing
3 1 (0.53%) Retail
3 1 (0.53%) Retail Finance
3 1 (0.53%) Romanian Language
3 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (38.62%) Developer
2 39 (20.63%) .NET Developer
3 28 (14.81%) DBA
4 27 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 17 (8.99%) Analyst
6 11 (5.82%) Java Developer
7 9 (4.76%) Administrator
7 9 (4.76%) Architect
7 9 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.23%) SQL Developer
8 8 (4.23%) Test Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) C# Developer
9 7 (3.70%) Data Manager
9 7 (3.70%) Product Specialist
10 6 (3.17%) Azure Developer
10 6 (3.17%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (3.17%) Data Migration Manager
10 6 (3.17%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (28.04%) .NET
2 33 (17.46%) HTML
3 31 (16.40%) ASP.NET
4 28 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
5 24 (12.70%) .NET Framework
6 22 (11.64%) AngularJS
7 21 (11.11%) XML
8 19 (10.05%) CSS
9 17 (8.99%) jQuery
10 15 (7.94%) Entity Framework
10 15 (7.94%) SOAP
10 15 (7.94%) WCF
11 14 (7.41%) HTML5
12 13 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 13 (6.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (6.88%) Web Services
13 12 (6.35%) CSS3
14 11 (5.82%) Hibernate
14 11 (5.82%) Spring
15 10 (5.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.94%) NHS
2 9 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.70%) Clustering
4 6 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.17%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.12%) e-Learning
6 4 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.12%) PKI
7 3 (1.59%) CESG
7 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.59%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.06%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.06%) iSeries
8 2 (1.06%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.53%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.53%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.98%) Windows
2 29 (15.34%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.35%) Linux
4 6 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (2.65%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.65%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.65%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.59%) CentOS
8 2 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.53%) Unix
9 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.75%) MVC
3 30 (15.87%) High Availability
3 30 (15.87%) Performance Tuning
4 29 (15.34%) Migration
5 24 (12.70%) ETL
5 24 (12.70%) Test Automation
6 20 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (10.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (10.58%) Project Management
6 20 (10.58%) Scrum
7 19 (10.05%) SDLC
8 17 (8.99%) DevOps
8 17 (8.99%) Unit Testing
9 16 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (8.47%) Data Modelling
9 16 (8.47%) TDD
10 15 (7.94%) Data Cleansing
11 13 (6.88%) Data Migration
11 13 (6.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 99 (52.38%) SQL
2 50 (26.46%) C#
3 34 (17.99%) T-SQL
4 22 (11.64%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.58%) PowerShell
6 15 (7.94%) Java
7 13 (6.88%) PHP
7 13 (6.88%) Python
8 9 (4.76%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.17%) Perl
10 4 (2.12%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.12%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.12%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.12%) VBA
11 3 (1.59%) C
11 3 (1.59%) C++
11 3 (1.59%) R
11 3 (1.59%) Ruby
12 2 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 31 (16.40%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 25 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (11.11%) Degree
5 8 (4.23%) MCITP
5 8 (4.23%) MCSA
5 8 (4.23%) MCTS
6 4 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.12%) CCNA
6 4 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.12%) MCSE
7 3 (1.59%) CISSP
7 3 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.06%) HNC
8 2 (1.06%) ISEB
9 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.70%) Data Quality
1 7 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (2.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.59%) GDPR
3 3 (1.59%) HL7
3 3 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.88%) vSphere
4 5 (2.65%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (2.65%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.12%) Docker
6 3 (1.59%) iptables
7 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.06%) NFS
8 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.17%) SCCM
1 6 (3.17%) SCOM
2 5 (2.65%) Backup Exec
2 5 (2.65%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (2.65%) NetBackup
2 5 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.59%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.06%) Ansible
4 2 (1.06%) Puppet
4 2 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.06%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.06%) WSUS
5 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 64 (33.86%) Microsoft
2 41 (21.69%) Oracle
3 17 (8.99%) VMware
4 6 (3.17%) Cisco
5 5 (2.65%) CheckPoint
5 5 (2.65%) Citrix
5 5 (2.65%) McAfee
5 5 (2.65%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.65%) Symantec
5 5 (2.65%) Teradata
6 4 (2.12%) SAP
7 3 (1.59%) HP
7 3 (1.59%) RedGate
8 2 (1.06%) IBM
8 2 (1.06%) Informatica
8 2 (1.06%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.53%) Cognos
9 1 (0.53%) Lotus
9 1 (0.53%) NetApp
9 1 (0.53%) Veeam