Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 16 15
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 184 103 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.92% 8.85% 8.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.55% 32.59% 39.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 77 86
Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +12.00% -8.09%
10th Percentile £285 £266 £203
90th Percentile £549 £463 £519
UK median daily rate £425 £404 £375
% change year-on-year +5.20% +7.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Wales median hourly rate - £17.39 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.19% -52.67%
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% -1.52% +18.92%

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 379 316 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.55% 27.15% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 201 177
Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £285 £250 £203
90th Percentile £563 £545 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Wales median hourly rate £11.88 £19.88 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.25% +5.30% -36.02%
10th Percentile £10.73 £16.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £12.63 £24.03 £25.50
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £29.50 £29.94
% change year-on-year +0.85% -1.47% +5.05%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +2 173 £400 +14.29% 29
North Wales +3 4 £370 +3.50% 11
West Wales +4 1 £475 +52.00% 7
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (41.85%) SQL
3 66 (35.87%) Test Automation
4 65 (35.33%) Oracle
5 63 (34.24%) Microsoft
6 60 (32.61%) Git (software)
7 55 (29.89%) MySQL
8 53 (28.80%) JIRA
9 50 (27.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 48 (26.09%) .NET
11 46 (25.00%) C#
12 43 (23.37%) QA
12 43 (23.37%) Selenium
12 43 (23.37%) SDLC
13 42 (22.83%) Security Cleared
14 40 (21.74%) Cucumber
15 37 (20.11%) Subversion
16 34 (18.48%) PowerShell
17 33 (17.93%) Windows
18 32 (17.39%) Python
18 32 (17.39%) SC Cleared
19 31 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
20 30 (16.30%) Test Management
20 30 (16.30%) Regression Testing
20 30 (16.30%) Continuous Improvement
21 29 (15.76%) Project Management
21 29 (15.76%) SOAP
22 28 (15.22%) Active Directory
23 26 (14.13%) Java
23 26 (14.13%) Windows Server

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 15 (8.15%) IIS
2 13 (7.07%) Confluence
2 13 (7.07%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.98%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.89%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.26%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.72%) Mule
7 5 (2.72%) WildFly
8 4 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.63%) CMS
9 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.54%) Apache
10 1 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (27.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.17%) IaaS
3 4 (2.17%) PaaS
4 3 (1.63%) NuGet
5 2 (1.09%) SaaS
5 2 (1.09%) Serverless
6 1 (0.54%) Office 365
6 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.07%) Firewall
2 12 (6.52%) DNS
3 9 (4.89%) SAN
3 9 (4.89%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.35%) DHCP
5 4 (2.17%) SSH
5 4 (2.17%) tcpdump
5 4 (2.17%) VLAN
6 3 (1.63%) VSAN
7 2 (1.09%) DSL
7 2 (1.09%) Internet
8 1 (0.54%) HTTP
8 1 (0.54%) Intranet
8 1 (0.54%) LAN
8 1 (0.54%) NAS
8 1 (0.54%) SSL
8 1 (0.54%) VoIP
8 1 (0.54%) VPN
8 1 (0.54%) WAN
8 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (29.89%) MySQL
2 18 (9.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (8.70%) RDBMS
3 16 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 13 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (2.72%) NoSQL
7 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.17%) Big Data
8 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.63%) Power BI
10 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.09%) MS Access
10 2 (1.09%) Redis
10 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (32.61%) Git (software)
2 53 (28.80%) JIRA
3 43 (23.37%) Selenium
4 40 (21.74%) Cucumber
5 37 (20.11%) Subversion
6 22 (11.96%) Jenkins
7 17 (9.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (8.15%) Artifactory
9 13 (7.07%) Maven
9 13 (7.07%) Visual Studio
10 11 (5.98%) Visual Studio Team System
11 8 (4.35%) JUnit
11 8 (4.35%) SoapUI
12 6 (3.26%) SonarQube
12 6 (3.26%) SpecFlow
13 4 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (2.17%) Vagrant
13 4 (2.17%) WebDriver
14 3 (1.63%) JMeter
14 3 (1.63%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (3.80%) Finance
2 5 (2.72%) Publishing
2 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.17%) Electronics
4 2 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (29.89%) Developer
2 30 (16.30%) Test Engineer
3 23 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 22 (11.96%) Architect
5 16 (8.70%) Analyst
5 16 (8.70%) Quality Engineer
5 16 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 15 (8.15%) Java Developer
6 15 (8.15%) QA Engineer
6 15 (8.15%) Tester
7 14 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.52%) Automation Tester
8 12 (6.52%) Database Architect
9 10 (5.43%) DBA
9 10 (5.43%) JIRA Engineer
10 9 (4.89%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.89%) Software Engineer
10 9 (4.89%) Test Analyst
11 8 (4.35%) C# Developer
11 8 (4.35%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (26.09%) .NET
2 29 (15.76%) SOAP
3 25 (13.59%) HTML
4 19 (10.33%) .NET Framework
4 19 (10.33%) AngularJS
5 16 (8.70%) CSS
6 15 (8.15%) Hibernate
6 15 (8.15%) Spring
7 14 (7.61%) ASP.NET
7 14 (7.61%) Spring Boot
8 13 (7.07%) jQuery
9 12 (6.52%) Entity Framework
10 11 (5.98%) XML
11 9 (4.89%) JSON
12 8 (4.35%) J2EE
12 8 (4.35%) JMS
12 8 (4.35%) JSF
12 8 (4.35%) Node.js
12 8 (4.35%) RESTful
12 8 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.07%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.98%) PKI
3 7 (3.80%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.26%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.72%) CESG
5 5 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.09%) Clustering
7 2 (1.09%) FMCG
7 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.54%) Fintech
8 1 (0.54%) NHS
8 1 (0.54%) Tandem
8 1 (0.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.93%) Windows
2 26 (14.13%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.07%) Linux
4 7 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.17%) Unix
5 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.63%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.54%) Debian
7 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (46.74%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (35.87%) Test Automation
3 43 (23.37%) SDLC
4 31 (16.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (16.30%) Continuous Improvement
5 30 (16.30%) Regression Testing
5 30 (16.30%) Test Management
6 29 (15.76%) Project Management
7 23 (12.50%) Product Management
8 21 (11.41%) MVC
9 20 (10.87%) High Availability
10 18 (9.78%) DevOps
10 18 (9.78%) Scrum
11 16 (8.70%) Migration
12 15 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (7.61%) Microservices
14 12 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (5.98%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (5.98%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 77 (41.85%) SQL
2 46 (25.00%) C#
3 34 (18.48%) PowerShell
4 32 (17.39%) Python
5 26 (14.13%) Java
6 16 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 13 (7.07%) C++
8 12 (6.52%) PL/SQL
8 12 (6.52%) Ruby
9 11 (5.98%) VB
10 10 (5.43%) Groovy
11 8 (4.35%) Java 8
11 8 (4.35%) Perl
12 7 (3.80%) Bash Shell
12 7 (3.80%) TypeScript
13 6 (3.26%) T-SQL
13 6 (3.26%) VBScript
14 5 (2.72%) Scala
14 5 (2.72%) VB6
15 3 (1.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (22.83%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.35%) MCSE
5 6 (3.26%) MCSA
6 5 (2.72%) Degree
6 5 (2.72%) HNC
7 3 (1.63%) CCNA
7 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.63%) CISSP
7 3 (1.63%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.54%) ISEB
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) MCITP
9 1 (0.54%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (23.37%) QA
2 12 (6.52%) Data Quality
2 12 (6.52%) GDPR
3 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.98%) vSphere
3 9 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.26%) Docker
4 6 (3.26%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (3.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.72%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.17%) iptables
7 3 (1.63%) NFS
7 3 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (4.35%) SCOM
3 6 (3.26%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.26%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.72%) Ansible
4 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (2.72%) Puppet
5 4 (2.17%) SCCM
6 3 (1.63%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.63%) WSUS
7 2 (1.09%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.54%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.54%) Packer
8 1 (0.54%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.54%) SCSM
Vendors
1 65 (35.33%) Oracle
2 63 (34.24%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.61%) VMware
4 12 (6.52%) Teradata
5 8 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.26%) Citrix
6 6 (3.26%) McAfee
6 6 (3.26%) Symantec
7 5 (2.72%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.72%) Cisco
7 5 (2.72%) Tableau
8 4 (2.17%) Nintex
8 4 (2.17%) Remedy
9 3 (1.63%) Sitecore
10 2 (1.09%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.09%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.09%) SAP
11 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.54%) IBM
11 1 (0.54%) Twitter