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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL 81 129 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.18% 19.75% 19.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.35% 33.77% 44.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 85 94
Median daily rate £325 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +8.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £182 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
Median hourly rate £37.77 £12.35 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +205.82% -45.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.27 £11.35 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £23.80 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +63.26% -2.00%  

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 276 382 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 41.50% 58.50% 43.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 253 229
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.26 £10.90 £15.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.41 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -1 70 £325 -6.87% 16
West Wales -12 4 £205 -44.59% 4
North Wales +2 1 £175 -22.22% 2
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 50 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.15%) SQL Server
3 33 (24.44%) Oracle
4 29 (21.48%) Java
5 26 (19.26%) Web Development
6 24 (17.78%) Scrum
6 24 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (17.04%) Microsoft
8 20 (14.81%) Finance
9 19 (14.07%) Spring
9 19 (14.07%) JavaScript
9 19 (14.07%) HTML
9 19 (14.07%) .NET
10 18 (13.33%) CSS
10 18 (13.33%) XML
11 16 (11.85%) OOP
11 16 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
11 16 (11.85%) Front End Development
12 15 (11.11%) Mentoring
12 15 (11.11%) jQuery
12 15 (11.11%) MySQL
12 15 (11.11%) PL/SQL
13 14 (10.37%) Hibernate
14 13 (9.63%) MVC
14 13 (9.63%) ASP.NET
14 13 (9.63%) SC Cleared
14 13 (9.63%) Data Protection
14 13 (9.63%) Git (software)

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 12 (8.89%) Apache
2 6 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.22%) Confluence
3 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.48%) SAS
4 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.74%) CMS
5 1 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.74%) IIS
5 1 (0.74%) JCAPS
5 1 (0.74%) Jetty
5 1 (0.74%) Luigi
5 1 (0.74%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.74%) nginx
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (8.15%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.48%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.70%) BrowserStack
2 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.74%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.74%) Route 53
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.22%) DNS
1 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.48%) Intranet
2 2 (1.48%) LDAP
2 2 (1.48%) SSH
2 2 (1.48%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.74%) DHCP
3 1 (0.74%) DSL
3 1 (0.74%) Extranet
3 1 (0.74%) FTP
3 1 (0.74%) HTTP
3 1 (0.74%) IPsec
3 1 (0.74%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (28.15%) SQL Server
2 24 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (11.11%) MySQL
5 11 (8.15%) Oracle Database
5 11 (8.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (5.93%) QlikView
8 8 (5.93%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (5.19%) RDBMS
9 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
10 6 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (2.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
14 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (9.63%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.89%) Cucumber
2 12 (8.89%) Selenium
2 12 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.93%) NUnit
4 7 (5.19%) Maven
4 7 (5.19%) MSBuild
4 7 (5.19%) MSTest
5 6 (4.44%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.44%) JIRA
6 5 (3.70%) JBehave
6 5 (3.70%) JUnit
6 5 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.22%) Subversion
7 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.48%) Capybara
8 2 (1.48%) Hudson
8 2 (1.48%) NuGet
8 2 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.48%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (14.81%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Advertising
3 3 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Legal
4 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (50.37%) Developer
2 20 (14.81%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.33%) DBA
4 16 (11.85%) Analyst
5 15 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 14 (10.37%) Tester
7 11 (8.15%) Test Analyst
8 10 (7.41%) .NET Developer
8 10 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
8 10 (7.41%) PHP Developer
9 9 (6.67%) Java Web Developer
9 9 (6.67%) Manual Tester
10 7 (5.19%) Consultant
10 7 (5.19%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 7 (5.19%) PHP Zend Developer
10 7 (5.19%) SQL DBA
10 7 (5.19%) SQL Developer
11 6 (4.44%) Administrator
11 6 (4.44%) Lead Test Analyst
12 5 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.07%) .NET
1 19 (14.07%) HTML
1 19 (14.07%) Spring
2 18 (13.33%) CSS
2 18 (13.33%) XML
3 15 (11.11%) jQuery
4 14 (10.37%) Hibernate
5 13 (9.63%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (6.67%) Sass
7 9 (6.67%) Zend Framework
8 8 (5.93%) .NET Framework
9 7 (5.19%) Ajax
9 7 (5.19%) Entity Framework
9 7 (5.19%) LAMP
9 7 (5.19%) Unity DI Container
10 6 (4.44%) CSS3
10 6 (4.44%) HTML5
11 5 (3.70%) Dropwizard
11 5 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.19%) NHS
3 3 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.48%) Fintech
4 2 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.48%) Social Media
4 2 (1.48%) User Experience
5 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.74%) iPad
5 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.67%) Windows
2 7 (5.19%) Linux
3 5 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.48%) Unix
5 1 (0.74%) Solaris
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (19.26%) Web Development
3 24 (17.78%) Scrum
4 16 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (11.85%) Front End Development
4 16 (11.85%) OOP
5 15 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 13 (9.63%) Data Protection
6 13 (9.63%) MVC
7 12 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (8.15%) Business Analysis
8 11 (8.15%) ETL
8 11 (8.15%) Microservices
8 11 (8.15%) Performance Management
8 11 (8.15%) RUP
9 10 (7.41%) Automated Testing
9 10 (7.41%) Inversion of Control
10 9 (6.67%) Manual Testing
10 9 (6.67%) Migration
10 9 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.48%) Java
2 19 (14.07%) JavaScript
3 15 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 12 (8.89%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.15%) C#
6 10 (7.41%) PHP
7 3 (2.22%) Perl
7 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.22%) Python
7 3 (2.22%) VB
8 2 (1.48%) Groovy
8 2 (1.48%) Ruby
8 2 (1.48%) Tcl
8 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.48%) VB6
9 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.74%) JCL
9 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.67%) Degree
4 7 (5.19%) ISEB
4 7 (5.19%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) HL7
System Software
1 12 (8.89%) Docker
2 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.48%) iptables
2 2 (1.48%) NFS
2 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
3 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.74%) vSphere
3 1 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) Ansible
1 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.48%) Puppet
2 1 (0.74%) Control-M
2 1 (0.74%) Fluentd
2 1 (0.74%) Grafana
2 1 (0.74%) Kibana
2 1 (0.74%) Marathon
2 1 (0.74%) Mesos
2 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.74%) Prometheus
2 1 (0.74%) Rundeck
2 1 (0.74%) Salt
2 1 (0.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) Terraform
2 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (24.44%) Oracle
2 23 (17.04%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.67%) Zend
4 6 (4.44%) VMware
5 4 (2.96%) Informatica
6 3 (2.22%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.22%) Tableau
6 3 (2.22%) Teradata
7 2 (1.48%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.48%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.48%) NetApp
7 2 (1.48%) Netezza
7 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.48%) SAP
8 1 (0.74%) BMC
8 1 (0.74%) Citrix
8 1 (0.74%) Cognos
8 1 (0.74%) IBM
8 1 (0.74%) Sage
8 1 (0.74%) Sun
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £415 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago