Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 16 13
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 183 96 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.38% 7.32% 12.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.41% 28.83% 50.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 78 107
Wales median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £284 £259 £203
90th Percentile £534 £479 £513
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 12
Wales median hourly rate - £16.28 £19.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.70% -57.55%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £31.39
% change year-on-year -10.26% +24.26% +32.15%

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 378 333 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 25.58% 25.40% 25.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 223 202
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £285 £194 £208
90th Percentile £531 £525 £499
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 17
Wales median hourly rate - £27.82 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +41.76% -43.12%
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +6.45% +8.77% +14.00%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +7 174 £400 +14.29% 38
North Wales -1 1 £250 -30.56% 9
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 86 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (36.61%) SQL
2 67 (36.61%) Microsoft
3 61 (33.33%) Oracle
4 50 (27.32%) .NET
5 48 (26.23%) MySQL
6 47 (25.68%) C#
6 47 (25.68%) Microsoft Azure
7 45 (24.59%) Test Automation
8 42 (22.95%) Git (software)
8 42 (22.95%) Windows
9 36 (19.67%) JIRA
9 36 (19.67%) Selenium
10 35 (19.13%) PowerShell
11 33 (18.03%) SDLC
12 32 (17.49%) QA
13 30 (16.39%) Security Cleared
13 30 (16.39%) Subversion
13 30 (16.39%) HTML
14 29 (15.85%) Windows Server
14 29 (15.85%) Cucumber
15 27 (14.75%) Active Directory
15 27 (14.75%) MVC
16 26 (14.21%) High Availability
17 24 (13.11%) Migration
18 23 (12.57%) Project Management
18 23 (12.57%) Python
18 23 (12.57%) .NET Framework
19 22 (12.02%) SC Cleared
19 22 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008

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 11 (6.01%) Moodle
2 10 (5.46%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.92%) IIS
3 9 (4.92%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.37%) Apache
5 5 (2.73%) Confluence
5 5 (2.73%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.19%) CMS
6 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.19%) Mule
6 4 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.19%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (2.19%) WildFly
7 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (25.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.64%) NuGet
4 2 (1.09%) IaaS
4 2 (1.09%) PaaS
4 2 (1.09%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Office 365
5 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.10%) DNS
2 12 (6.56%) Firewall
3 9 (4.92%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.37%) DHCP
4 8 (4.37%) SAN
5 4 (2.19%) SSH
5 4 (2.19%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.09%) DSL
6 2 (1.09%) HTTP
7 1 (0.55%) Internet
7 1 (0.55%) Network Security
7 1 (0.55%) SSL
7 1 (0.55%) VLAN
7 1 (0.55%) VPN
7 1 (0.55%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (26.23%) MySQL
2 22 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (11.48%) Relational Database
4 20 (10.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (9.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (8.74%) RDBMS
7 13 (7.10%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (5.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (4.37%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (3.28%) NoSQL
12 6 (3.28%) Power BI
12 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (2.19%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (1.09%) Big Data
15 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
15 2 (1.09%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 42 (22.95%) Git (software)
2 36 (19.67%) JIRA
2 36 (19.67%) Selenium
3 30 (16.39%) Subversion
4 29 (15.85%) Cucumber
5 18 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (8.74%) Jenkins
7 11 (6.01%) Visual Studio
7 11 (6.01%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (3.28%) SpecFlow
9 5 (2.73%) Maven
9 5 (2.73%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (2.73%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.73%) SonarQube
9 5 (2.73%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.19%) Ant
10 4 (2.19%) Artifactory
10 4 (2.19%) Hudson
10 4 (2.19%) Vagrant
11 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (2.19%) Electronics
1 4 (2.19%) Publishing
2 2 (1.09%) Finance
2 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 55 (30.05%) Developer
2 27 (14.75%) .NET Developer
3 22 (12.02%) Test Engineer
4 21 (11.48%) Architect
5 16 (8.74%) Analyst
5 16 (8.74%) DBA
6 15 (8.20%) SQL DBA
7 12 (6.56%) Database Architect
7 12 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.56%) Quality Engineer
7 12 (6.56%) Tester
8 11 (6.01%) Automation Tester
8 11 (6.01%) Software Engineer
8 11 (6.01%) Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (5.46%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.46%) JIRA Engineer
9 10 (5.46%) QA Engineer
10 8 (4.37%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (3.83%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (27.32%) .NET
2 30 (16.39%) HTML
3 23 (12.57%) .NET Framework
4 21 (11.48%) ASP.NET
5 20 (10.93%) SOAP
6 17 (9.29%) Entity Framework
6 17 (9.29%) jQuery
7 16 (8.74%) CSS
8 15 (8.20%) XML
9 14 (7.65%) AngularJS
10 11 (6.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (6.01%) WCF
11 10 (5.46%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (5.46%) Hibernate
11 10 (5.46%) Spring
11 10 (5.46%) Spring Boot
11 10 (5.46%) Web Services
12 8 (4.37%) JSON
12 8 (4.37%) RESTful
13 7 (3.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.56%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.92%) PKI
3 8 (4.37%) NHS
4 7 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.28%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.64%) CESG
6 3 (1.64%) Clustering
7 2 (1.09%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.09%) FMCG
8 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.55%) Fintech
8 1 (0.55%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.55%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 42 (22.95%) Windows
2 29 (15.85%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.56%) Linux
4 5 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.64%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.64%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.64%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.09%) Unix
8 1 (0.55%) CentOS
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.59%) Test Automation
3 33 (18.03%) SDLC
4 27 (14.75%) MVC
5 26 (14.21%) High Availability
6 24 (13.11%) Migration
7 23 (12.57%) Project Management
8 22 (12.02%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (12.02%) Test Management
9 21 (11.48%) DevOps
10 20 (10.93%) Microservices
10 20 (10.93%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (10.93%) Regression Testing
10 20 (10.93%) Scrum
10 20 (10.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (8.20%) TDD
13 14 (7.65%) Product Management
14 12 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 67 (36.61%) SQL
2 47 (25.68%) C#
3 35 (19.13%) PowerShell
4 23 (12.57%) Python
5 19 (10.38%) Java
6 14 (7.65%) JavaScript
7 12 (6.56%) C++
7 12 (6.56%) PL/SQL
7 12 (6.56%) Ruby
8 11 (6.01%) VB
9 10 (5.46%) PHP
9 10 (5.46%) TypeScript
10 9 (4.92%) Perl
11 7 (3.83%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.83%) T-SQL
12 6 (3.28%) VBScript
13 5 (2.73%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.73%) VB6
14 4 (2.19%) Scala
15 2 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 30 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.02%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.92%) Degree
5 6 (3.28%) MCSA
6 5 (2.73%) MCSE
7 4 (2.19%) HNC
7 4 (2.19%) MCITP
7 4 (2.19%) MCTS
8 3 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.64%) CCNA
8 3 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.64%) CISSP
8 3 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (17.49%) QA
2 13 (7.10%) Data Quality
3 12 (6.56%) GDPR
4 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.92%) vSphere
3 7 (3.83%) Docker
3 7 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.28%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (3.28%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.73%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.19%) iptables
7 3 (1.64%) NFS
8 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.73%) Puppet
2 4 (2.19%) Ansible
2 4 (2.19%) Backup Exec
2 4 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (2.19%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.64%) SCOM
4 2 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.09%) SCCM
4 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.55%) Packer
5 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.55%) SCSM
5 1 (0.55%) Terraform
5 1 (0.55%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (36.61%) Microsoft
2 61 (33.33%) Oracle
3 12 (6.56%) Teradata
4 11 (6.01%) VMware
5 7 (3.83%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.28%) Citrix
6 6 (3.28%) SAP
7 5 (2.73%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.73%) Cisco
8 4 (2.19%) McAfee
8 4 (2.19%) Nintex
8 4 (2.19%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.19%) Symantec
9 3 (1.64%) Tableau
10 2 (1.09%) Remedy
11 1 (0.55%) AppDynamics
11 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.55%) Cognos
11 1 (0.55%) DevExpress
11 1 (0.55%) Twitter