Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 10 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 164 137 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 9.41% 11.14% 6.93%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.50% 38.70% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 95 81
Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -1.52%
10th Percentile £306 £225 £185
90th Percentile £525 £453 £536
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £388
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Wales median hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.35% -67.83% +93.28%
10th Percentile £17.99 £16.75 £39.95
90th Percentile £26.49 £20.45 £62.90
UK median hourly rate £25.55 £35.66 £31.50
% change year-on-year -28.33% +13.19% +15.64%

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 426 354 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.45% 28.78% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 222 265
Wales median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +25.00%
10th Percentile £296 £250 £211
90th Percentile £565 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Wales median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £56.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.97% -66.22% +90.68%
10th Percentile £12.08 £16.75 £19.01
90th Percentile £35.00 £27.77 £61.53
UK median hourly rate £32.49 £30.63 £28.00
% change year-on-year +6.08% +9.38% -0.44%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -4 156 £400 +14.29% 44
North Wales +2 3 £391 +8.68% 9
West Wales -8 1 £475 +58.33% 5
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 90 (54.88%) SQL
2 63 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (37.80%) Microsoft
4 50 (30.49%) Test Automation
5 43 (26.22%) Git (software)
6 41 (25.00%) .NET
7 40 (24.39%) JIRA
8 38 (23.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 37 (22.56%) C#
10 34 (20.73%) Security Cleared
11 33 (20.12%) Oracle
12 31 (18.90%) MySQL
12 31 (18.90%) Microsoft Azure
13 30 (18.29%) SOAP
13 30 (18.29%) Windows
14 29 (17.68%) QA
15 28 (17.07%) Project Management
16 26 (15.85%) SC Cleared
17 25 (15.24%) SDLC
18 24 (14.63%) Regression Testing
19 23 (14.02%) Java
19 23 (14.02%) Cucumber
20 22 (13.41%) SQL Server 2012
21 21 (12.80%) Selenium
21 21 (12.80%) Subversion
22 20 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
22 20 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
22 20 (12.20%) Windows Server
23 19 (11.59%) AngularJS
23 19 (11.59%) Spring

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 16 (9.76%) Confluence
2 15 (9.15%) WebSphere
3 11 (6.71%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.10%) IIS
4 10 (6.10%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (4.88%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.27%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.83%) Apache
9 1 (0.61%) JBoss
9 1 (0.61%) Mule
9 1 (0.61%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.61%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 31 (18.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.44%) IaaS
3 4 (2.44%) PaaS
4 2 (1.22%) NuGet
4 2 (1.22%) Office 365
4 2 (1.22%) SaaS
4 2 (1.22%) Serverless
5 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.49%) Firewall
2 6 (3.66%) VLAN
3 5 (3.05%) SAN
3 5 (3.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.44%) VSAN
5 3 (1.83%) LAN
5 3 (1.83%) WAN
6 2 (1.22%) DNS
6 2 (1.22%) DSL
6 2 (1.22%) Internet
6 2 (1.22%) NAS
6 2 (1.22%) SSH
6 2 (1.22%) SSL
6 2 (1.22%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.61%) FTP
7 1 (0.61%) HTTP
7 1 (0.61%) Intranet
7 1 (0.61%) VoIP
7 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (23.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 31 (18.90%) MySQL
3 22 (13.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (9.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (9.15%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (7.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.49%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (4.88%) RDBMS
9 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.44%) MS Access
10 4 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.83%) Big Data
11 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.83%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.22%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.22%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 43 (26.22%) Git (software)
2 40 (24.39%) JIRA
3 23 (14.02%) Cucumber
4 21 (12.80%) Selenium
4 21 (12.80%) Subversion
5 17 (10.37%) Maven
5 17 (10.37%) Visual Studio
6 16 (9.76%) Jenkins
7 15 (9.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (7.93%) Artifactory
9 10 (6.10%) JUnit
9 10 (6.10%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.05%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.05%) Fiddler
11 4 (2.44%) SpecFlow
11 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.83%) Vagrant
13 2 (1.22%) MSTest
13 2 (1.22%) SonarQube
13 2 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (7.93%) Finance
2 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.44%) Banking
3 4 (2.44%) Retail
4 2 (1.22%) Electronics
4 2 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.22%) Law
4 2 (1.22%) Publishing
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (39.02%) Developer
2 19 (11.59%) .NET Developer
2 19 (11.59%) Java Developer
2 19 (11.59%) Test Engineer
3 16 (9.76%) Analyst
4 15 (9.15%) Test Automation Engineer
5 13 (7.93%) Architect
5 13 (7.93%) SQL Developer
5 13 (7.93%) Test Analyst
6 11 (6.71%) QA Engineer
7 10 (6.10%) DBA
8 9 (5.49%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Software Test Engineer
8 9 (5.49%) Tester
9 8 (4.88%) Quality Engineer
9 8 (4.88%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 8 (4.88%) SQL DBA
10 7 (4.27%) QA Test Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) Automation Tester
11 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (25.00%) .NET
2 30 (18.29%) SOAP
3 19 (11.59%) AngularJS
3 19 (11.59%) Hibernate
3 19 (11.59%) Spring
4 16 (9.76%) HTML
4 16 (9.76%) XML
5 15 (9.15%) CSS
6 14 (8.54%) J2EE
6 14 (8.54%) Spring Boot
7 12 (7.32%) .NET Framework
8 11 (6.71%) ASP.NET
8 11 (6.71%) Web Services
9 10 (6.10%) JMS
9 10 (6.10%) JSF
9 10 (6.10%) Node.js
10 7 (4.27%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (4.27%) REST
11 6 (3.66%) Entity Framework
11 6 (3.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.71%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.88%) NHS
3 6 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.66%) PKI
4 4 (2.44%) CESG
4 4 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.83%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.22%) Clustering
6 2 (1.22%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.61%) AS400
7 1 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.29%) Windows
2 20 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.76%) Linux
4 7 (4.27%) Unix
5 6 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.22%) Debian
8 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.61%) Android
9 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.49%) Test Automation
3 28 (17.07%) Project Management
4 25 (15.24%) SDLC
5 24 (14.63%) Regression Testing
6 20 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (10.98%) Test Management
8 16 (9.76%) Migration
8 16 (9.76%) Product Management
8 16 (9.76%) Scrum
9 14 (8.54%) MVC
9 14 (8.54%) Software Engineering
10 12 (7.32%) High Availability
10 12 (7.32%) ITIL
10 12 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (6.71%) DevOps
11 11 (6.71%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.49%) CRM
12 9 (5.49%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 90 (54.88%) SQL
2 37 (22.56%) C#
3 23 (14.02%) Java
4 19 (11.59%) JavaScript
5 17 (10.37%) Python
6 14 (8.54%) PowerShell
7 12 (7.32%) Groovy
7 12 (7.32%) Java 8
8 11 (6.71%) T-SQL
8 11 (6.71%) VB
9 9 (5.49%) VB6
10 5 (3.05%) VBA
11 4 (2.44%) C++
12 3 (1.83%) Perl
12 3 (1.83%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.83%) Ruby
13 2 (1.22%) C
13 2 (1.22%) R
13 2 (1.22%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.85%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.49%) MCSE
5 7 (4.27%) Degree
6 5 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (3.05%) HNC
7 3 (1.83%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.22%) CISSP
8 2 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.22%) MCITP
8 2 (1.22%) MCP
8 2 (1.22%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.61%) CCNA
9 1 (0.61%) CCNP
9 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.61%) ISEB
9 1 (0.61%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.68%) QA
2 4 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.83%) GDPR
4 2 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.66%) Docker
2 6 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.05%) vSphere
4 4 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.22%) iptables
5 2 (1.22%) NFS
5 2 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (5.49%) SCOM
3 5 (3.05%) Ansible
3 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (3.05%) SCCM
4 4 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.44%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.44%) vCenter Server
4 4 (2.44%) WSUS
5 3 (1.83%) Puppet
6 2 (1.22%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.61%) Packer
7 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.61%) SCSM
Vendors
1 62 (37.80%) Microsoft
2 33 (20.12%) Oracle
3 8 (4.88%) Red Hat
3 8 (4.88%) VMware
4 6 (3.66%) IBM
5 4 (2.44%) McAfee
5 4 (2.44%) Nintex
5 4 (2.44%) Symantec
6 3 (1.83%) SAP
6 3 (1.83%) Tableau
6 3 (1.83%) Teradata
7 2 (1.22%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.22%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.22%) Remedy
7 2 (1.22%) Veeam
8 1 (0.61%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix
8 1 (0.61%) NetApp
8 1 (0.61%) SaltStack
8 1 (0.61%) Xamarin