Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 23 July 2017 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 168 239 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.89% 19.57% 19.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.15% 39.44% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 152 194
Wales median daily rate £325 £334 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.62% +7.23% -11.07%
10th Percentile £189 £200 £175
90th Percentile £400 £475 £455
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 5
Wales median hourly rate £22.20 £13.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% -42.22% -10.00%
10th Percentile £13.80 £11.12 £14.90
90th Percentile £40.15 £24.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +41.07% +12.00% -15.97%

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 478 606 713
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 36.68% 49.63% 43.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 396 482
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -4.76%
10th Percentile £213 £211 £200
90th Percentile £526 £488 £450
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 12
Wales median hourly rate £37.14 £19.81 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.43% +13.21% -36.36%
10th Percentile £14.24 £11.18 £11.45
90th Percentile £77.50 £70.25 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +2.94%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Wales

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Wales

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Wales over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Wales

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Wales

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Wales over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Wales

SQL
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 within the Wales region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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 0 143 £325 - 19
West Wales -12 11 £325 -27.78% 5
North Wales 0 7 £334 +97.78% 1
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for SQL.

1 73 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (28.57%) Oracle
3 47 (27.98%) SQL Server
4 45 (26.79%) .NET
5 40 (23.81%) C#
6 39 (23.21%) Relational Database
7 37 (22.02%) PL/SQL
7 37 (22.02%) OOP
7 37 (22.02%) RDBMS
8 36 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 33 (19.64%) Oracle Database
10 31 (18.45%) Scrum
11 30 (17.86%) Windows
12 29 (17.26%) .NET Framework
12 29 (17.26%) Test Automation
13 28 (16.67%) Unit Testing
14 27 (16.07%) LINQ
14 27 (16.07%) Entity Framework
14 27 (16.07%) Java
15 26 (15.48%) Team Foundation Server
16 25 (14.88%) Visual Studio
16 25 (14.88%) ASP.NET
16 25 (14.88%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (14.88%) Web Development
17 23 (13.69%) MVC
18 22 (13.10%) WCF
19 21 (12.50%) Mentoring
20 20 (11.90%) jQuery
20 20 (11.90%) Security Cleared
21 18 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL
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 9 (5.36%) Apache
1 9 (5.36%) OpenROAD
2 5 (2.98%) SAS
3 4 (2.38%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.79%) Confluence
4 3 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.19%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.19%) IIS
5 2 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.60%) CMS
6 1 (0.60%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.60%) Jetty
6 1 (0.60%) nginx
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.60%) PowerExchange
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.19%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (0.60%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.60%) Route 53
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.79%) DNS
1 3 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.19%) LDAP
2 2 (1.19%) SSH
2 2 (1.19%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.60%) DHCP
3 1 (0.60%) DSL
3 1 (0.60%) FTP
3 1 (0.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.60%) Intranet
3 1 (0.60%) IPsec
3 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.60%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (27.98%) SQL Server
2 39 (23.21%) Relational Database
3 37 (22.02%) RDBMS
4 33 (19.64%) Oracle Database
5 25 (14.88%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (10.12%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (9.52%) Oracle9i Database
9 15 (8.93%) MySQL
10 12 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (6.55%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (5.95%) Ingres
13 9 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (2.98%) MongoDB
16 4 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
16 4 (2.38%) QlikView
16 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (15.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (14.88%) Visual Studio
3 16 (9.52%) Git (software)
4 15 (8.93%) Oracle Forms
5 12 (7.14%) MSBuild
6 8 (4.76%) Selenium
7 7 (4.17%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 7 (4.17%) JIRA
7 7 (4.17%) NUnit
8 6 (3.57%) MSTest
9 5 (2.98%) Ant
9 5 (2.98%) Maven
9 5 (2.98%) Toad
10 4 (2.38%) Subversion
11 3 (1.79%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.79%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.79%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.19%) JBehave
12 2 (1.19%) NuGet
General
1 17 (10.12%) Finance
2 3 (1.79%) Banking
3 2 (1.19%) Advertising
3 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.60%) Back Office
4 1 (0.60%) Legal
4 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.60%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 92 (54.76%) Developer
2 33 (19.64%) .NET Developer
3 19 (11.31%) SQL Developer
4 18 (10.71%) Analyst
5 15 (8.93%) DBA
5 15 (8.93%) Web Developer
6 14 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.95%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.95%) Oracle Developer
7 10 (5.95%) PHP Developer
7 10 (5.95%) Software Engineer
8 9 (5.36%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 9 (5.36%) Java Web Developer
8 9 (5.36%) Oracle DBA
8 9 (5.36%) Tester
9 8 (4.76%) Consultant
9 8 (4.76%) Senior Developer
10 7 (4.17%) Manual Tester
10 7 (4.17%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.79%) .NET
2 29 (17.26%) .NET Framework
3 27 (16.07%) Entity Framework
3 27 (16.07%) LINQ
4 25 (14.88%) ASP.NET
5 22 (13.10%) WCF
6 20 (11.90%) jQuery
7 17 (10.12%) HTML
8 16 (9.52%) CSS
8 16 (9.52%) WinForms
9 15 (8.93%) Code First Entity Framework
10 14 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (7.14%) Spring
12 11 (6.55%) Hibernate
13 10 (5.95%) XML
14 9 (5.36%) HTML5
14 9 (5.36%) Sass
14 9 (5.36%) Zend Framework
15 8 (4.76%) CSS3
15 8 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.52%) NHS
2 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.19%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.19%) User Experience
5 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.60%) Social Media
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (17.86%) Windows
2 13 (7.74%) Unix
3 10 (5.95%) Linux
4 9 (5.36%) AIX
5 4 (2.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.60%) Solaris
7 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (43.45%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (22.02%) OOP
3 31 (18.45%) Scrum
4 29 (17.26%) Test Automation
5 28 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 25 (14.88%) Web Development
7 23 (13.69%) MVC
8 21 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 17 (10.12%) Migration
10 16 (9.52%) Data Migration
10 16 (9.52%) ETL
10 16 (9.52%) Front End Development
11 15 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (8.93%) Coaching
11 15 (8.93%) Informatics
11 15 (8.93%) Software Engineering
12 14 (8.33%) UML
13 12 (7.14%) Data Protection
14 11 (6.55%) Performance Management
15 10 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.81%) C#
2 37 (22.02%) PL/SQL
3 27 (16.07%) Java
4 17 (10.12%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.93%) T-SQL
6 11 (6.55%) PHP
7 9 (5.36%) C
7 9 (5.36%) Ingres ABF
8 8 (4.76%) Python
9 3 (1.79%) Perl
9 3 (1.79%) R
9 3 (1.79%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.19%) Tcl
10 2 (1.19%) VB
10 2 (1.19%) VB6
11 1 (0.60%) JCL
11 1 (0.60%) Scala
11 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.52%) Degree
3 11 (6.55%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.36%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.57%) ISEB
6 4 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.95%) QA
2 7 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.19%) HL7
4 2 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (7.74%) Docker
2 2 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.19%) iptables
2 2 (1.19%) NFS
2 2 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.60%) vSphere
3 1 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.19%) Ansible
1 2 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.19%) Puppet
2 1 (0.60%) Control-M
2 1 (0.60%) Fluentd
2 1 (0.60%) Grafana
2 1 (0.60%) Kibana
2 1 (0.60%) Marathon
2 1 (0.60%) Mesos
2 1 (0.60%) Nagios
2 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.60%) Rundeck
2 1 (0.60%) Salt
2 1 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (28.57%) Oracle
2 36 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.36%) Zend
4 5 (2.98%) Informatica
4 5 (2.98%) VMware
5 4 (2.38%) Tableau
6 3 (1.79%) HP
6 3 (1.79%) Teradata
7 2 (1.19%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.19%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.19%) NetApp
7 2 (1.19%) Netezza
7 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.60%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.60%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.60%) Fiorano
8 1 (0.60%) Google
8 1 (0.60%) RedGate
8 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
Linksap Europe LTD
Rate: Market (All Inclusive)
Posted: 6 days ago