Period
to 23 March 2019

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 23 March 2019 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
23 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 9 24
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 128 187 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.50% 12.52% 7.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.54% 44.10% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 132 86
Wales median daily rate £414 £367 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.74% +12.92% -5.11%
10th Percentile £300 £227 £175
90th Percentile £556 £473 £522
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £47.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.55% -17.39% +39.75%
10th Percentile £17.13 £17.05 £53.75
90th Percentile £35.56 £49.90 £63.18
UK median hourly rate £26.65 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -33.38% +45.45% +22.22%

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 341 424 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.99% 28.38% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 288 304
Wales median daily rate £425 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -7.06% +21.43%
10th Percentile £299 £279 £189
90th Percentile £575 £538 £571
UK median daily rate £475 £470 £438
% change year-on-year +1.06% +7.43% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Wales median hourly rate £24.00 £38.75 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.06% -4.32% +65.31%
10th Percentile £17.63 £17.13 £19.70
90th Percentile £37.51 £49.71 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.27 £27.00
% change year-on-year -0.77% +30.63% +8.00%

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 23 March 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Wales over the 6 months to 23 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 March 2019. 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 -8 125 £414 +11.82% 15
West Wales -6 2 £405 - 6
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 77 (60.16%) SQL
2 59 (46.09%) .NET
3 56 (43.75%) C#
4 53 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (35.16%) Microsoft
6 38 (29.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 35 (27.34%) Test Automation
8 31 (24.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (21.88%) Git (software)
10 26 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (19.53%) Java
11 25 (19.53%) DevOps
12 22 (17.19%) SOAP
13 21 (16.41%) Windows
14 20 (15.63%) PowerShell
14 20 (15.63%) Jenkins
15 19 (14.84%) Docker
16 18 (14.06%) Tomcat
16 18 (14.06%) XML
17 17 (13.28%) Web Services
17 17 (13.28%) Visual Studio
17 17 (13.28%) Python
17 17 (13.28%) Security Cleared
17 17 (13.28%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (12.50%) ASP.NET
19 15 (11.72%) MVC
19 15 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
19 15 (11.72%) Software Engineering
20 14 (10.94%) Maven
20 14 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration 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 (14.06%) Tomcat
2 12 (9.38%) Mule
3 8 (6.25%) Apache
3 8 (6.25%) IIS
4 7 (5.47%) Confluence
5 6 (4.69%) WebSphere
6 5 (3.91%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.78%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 38 (29.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.25%) SaaS
3 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.13%) PaaS
5 2 (1.56%) Office 365
6 1 (0.78%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
6 1 (0.78%) IaaS
6 1 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.69%) DSL
2 5 (3.91%) Firewall
3 3 (2.34%) VLAN
4 2 (1.56%) LAN
4 2 (1.56%) SSL
4 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.56%) VSAN
4 2 (1.56%) WAN
5 1 (0.78%) FTP
5 1 (0.78%) NAS
5 1 (0.78%) SAN
5 1 (0.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (13.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (10.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (10.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (10.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.91%) MySQL
6 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.56%) MS Access
9 2 (1.56%) OLAP
9 2 (1.56%) Power BI
10 1 (0.78%) HDInsight
10 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.78%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.78%) OLTP
10 1 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (0.78%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (24.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (21.88%) Git (software)
3 20 (15.63%) Jenkins
4 17 (13.28%) Visual Studio
5 14 (10.94%) Artifactory
5 14 (10.94%) Maven
5 14 (10.94%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (7.81%) JIRA
7 8 (6.25%) Selenium
7 8 (6.25%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.69%) Vagrant
9 5 (3.91%) SpecFlow
10 4 (3.13%) Eclipse
10 4 (3.13%) Fiddler
10 4 (3.13%) Subversion
11 3 (2.34%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (1.56%) JUnit
12 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.78%) MbUnit
General
1 9 (7.03%) Finance
2 6 (4.69%) Banking
3 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.56%) Law
3 2 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (46.09%) Developer
2 18 (14.06%) .NET Developer
3 14 (10.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (10.16%) Analyst
4 13 (10.16%) Java Developer
5 11 (8.59%) SQL Developer
6 10 (7.81%) Architect
6 10 (7.81%) Test Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (3.91%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (3.13%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.13%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.13%) DBA
10 4 (3.13%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.13%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.13%) SQL DBA
10 4 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (46.09%) .NET
2 22 (17.19%) SOAP
3 18 (14.06%) XML
4 17 (13.28%) Web Services
5 16 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 13 (10.16%) Hibernate
6 13 (10.16%) Spring
7 12 (9.38%) AngularJS
8 11 (8.59%) HTML
9 10 (7.81%) .NET Framework
10 9 (7.03%) J2EE
10 9 (7.03%) Spring Boot
11 8 (6.25%) CSS
12 7 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (5.47%) WCF
13 6 (4.69%) JSON
13 6 (4.69%) Middleware
13 6 (4.69%) React
13 6 (4.69%) RESTful
14 5 (3.91%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) NHS
2 8 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.91%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.56%) CESG
5 2 (1.56%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
6 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.41%) Windows
2 11 (8.59%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.03%) Linux
4 5 (3.91%) Unix
5 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) Debian
6 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.78%) VMS
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (41.41%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (27.34%) Test Automation
3 25 (19.53%) DevOps
4 15 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (11.72%) MVC
4 15 (11.72%) Software Engineering
5 14 (10.94%) Coaching
5 14 (10.94%) Mentoring
5 14 (10.94%) Project Management
6 13 (10.16%) Migration
7 12 (9.38%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (8.59%) Unit Testing
9 10 (7.81%) ETL
9 10 (7.81%) Regression Testing
9 10 (7.81%) TDD
10 9 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (7.03%) Deployment Automation
10 9 (7.03%) Scrum
11 8 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 77 (60.16%) SQL
2 56 (43.75%) C#
3 25 (19.53%) Java
4 20 (15.63%) PowerShell
5 17 (13.28%) Python
6 13 (10.16%) JavaScript
6 13 (10.16%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.25%) Groovy
8 4 (3.13%) Java 8
8 4 (3.13%) VB
8 4 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.13%) VB6
9 2 (1.56%) C
9 2 (1.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (1.56%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.56%) VBA
10 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.78%) R
10 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.13%) Degree
5 4 (3.13%) MCSE
6 3 (2.34%) CISSP
6 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.34%) MCP
6 3 (2.34%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.56%) HNC
7 2 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.78%) CCNA
8 1 (0.78%) CCNP
8 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.78%) MCITP
8 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) QA
2 5 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (14.84%) Docker
2 4 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.34%) vSphere
4 2 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.13%) Ansible
4 2 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.56%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.56%) SCCM
4 2 (1.56%) SCOM
4 2 (1.56%) SCSM
4 2 (1.56%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.56%) WSUS
5 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.78%) Kibana
Vendors
1 45 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.03%) Oracle
3 8 (6.25%) SAP
4 5 (3.91%) IBM
5 4 (3.13%) VMware
6 3 (2.34%) Micro Focus
6 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.56%) McAfee
7 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.56%) Symantec
7 2 (1.56%) Twitter
8 1 (0.78%) Capita
8 1 (0.78%) HP
8 1 (0.78%) NetApp
8 1 (0.78%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.78%) Veeam