Period
to 19 June 2018

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 19 June 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 184 163 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.48% 12.33% 19.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.62% 31.59% 39.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 118 152
Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.01% +7.54%
10th Percentile £261 £179 £183
90th Percentile £591 £414 £474
UK median daily rate £435 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 14
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £21.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.53% +57.41% -40.00%
10th Percentile £46.25 £13.65 £11.15
90th Percentile £50.29 £40.20 £24.75
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -33.75% +37.93% +16.00%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 643 516 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 43.62% 39.03% 48.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 390 396
Wales median daily rate £400 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.73% +5.71%
10th Percentile £298 £200 £213
90th Percentile £560 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +5.22% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 26
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.87% +92.59% +6.07%
10th Percentile £18.73 £14.24 £11.18
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £46.13
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.13 £38.00
% change year-on-year -0.30% +8.22% +8.57%

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 19 June 2018.

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
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 19 June 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 -1 180 £400 +23.08% 47
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 86 (46.74%) SQL Server
2 67 (36.41%) Microsoft
3 61 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (23.37%) .NET
5 37 (20.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (19.02%) Migration
7 34 (18.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 34 (18.48%) Relational Database
8 32 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (17.39%) T-SQL
8 32 (17.39%) C#
9 30 (16.30%) MVC
9 30 (16.30%) Security Cleared
10 29 (15.76%) Python
10 29 (15.76%) ETL
11 28 (15.22%) RDBMS
12 27 (14.67%) ASP.NET
12 27 (14.67%) High Availability
13 26 (14.13%) Oracle
13 26 (14.13%) Windows
14 24 (13.04%) Degree
15 23 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (11.96%) .NET Framework
16 22 (11.96%) Finance
16 22 (11.96%) SC Cleared
17 21 (11.41%) PowerShell
17 21 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC
17 21 (11.41%) Mentoring
18 20 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (10.87%) MySQL

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 7 (3.80%) Apache Spark
1 7 (3.80%) Confluence
1 7 (3.80%) Moodle
2 6 (3.26%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.72%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.17%) IIS
4 4 (2.17%) Mule
4 4 (2.17%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.17%) WildFly
5 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.63%) SAS
6 2 (1.09%) Apache
6 2 (1.09%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.54%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.17%) GitHub
4 3 (1.63%) NuGet
4 3 (1.63%) Office 365
5 2 (1.09%) IaaS
5 2 (1.09%) PaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.89%) DNS
2 7 (3.80%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.26%) Firewall
4 5 (2.72%) DHCP
5 3 (1.63%) SSH
5 3 (1.63%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.09%) DSL
6 2 (1.09%) HTTP
6 2 (1.09%) SMTP
7 1 (0.54%) 4G
7 1 (0.54%) ADSL
7 1 (0.54%) Internet
7 1 (0.54%) Intranet
7 1 (0.54%) LAN
7 1 (0.54%) Modbus
7 1 (0.54%) Skype
7 1 (0.54%) SMS
7 1 (0.54%) SSL
7 1 (0.54%) VLAN
7 1 (0.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (46.74%) SQL Server
2 37 (20.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (18.48%) Relational Database
4 32 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (15.22%) RDBMS
6 20 (10.87%) MySQL
6 20 (10.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (6.52%) Hadoop
9 12 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (4.89%) OLAP
11 8 (4.35%) Power BI
11 8 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (3.80%) Crystal Reports
12 7 (3.80%) NoSQL
12 7 (3.80%) OLTP
13 6 (3.26%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (3.26%) Big Data
13 6 (3.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (9.24%) MSTest
1 17 (9.24%) NUnit
2 14 (7.61%) Git (software)
2 14 (7.61%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.98%) JIRA
4 8 (4.35%) Selenium
5 7 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.80%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (3.26%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.72%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.17%) GitLab
8 4 (2.17%) SonarQube
8 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (2.17%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.63%) Ant
9 3 (1.63%) Hudson
9 3 (1.63%) Maven
9 3 (1.63%) Subversion
10 2 (1.09%) JMeter
10 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (11.96%) Finance
2 5 (2.72%) Advertising
3 2 (1.09%) Back Office
3 2 (1.09%) Banking
3 2 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (30.43%) Developer
2 29 (15.76%) .NET Developer
3 25 (13.59%) Architect
4 22 (11.96%) DBA
5 21 (11.41%) Analyst
6 20 (10.87%) SQL DBA
7 17 (9.24%) SQL Developer
8 11 (5.98%) Database Architect
9 9 (4.89%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.35%) Data Manager
10 8 (4.35%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.80%) Report Writer
12 6 (3.26%) Applications Support
12 6 (3.26%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.26%) Data Migration Manager
12 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Migration Manager
12 6 (3.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.37%) .NET
2 27 (14.67%) ASP.NET
3 22 (11.96%) .NET Framework
4 21 (11.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (10.33%) Entity Framework
6 17 (9.24%) LINQ
7 14 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 13 (7.07%) HTML
8 13 (7.07%) XML
9 11 (5.98%) AngularJS
9 11 (5.98%) CSS
10 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (4.35%) jQuery
11 7 (3.80%) HTML5
11 7 (3.80%) REST
12 6 (3.26%) SOAP
13 5 (2.72%) CSS3
13 5 (2.72%) React
14 4 (2.17%) EDI
14 4 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.89%) NHS
2 8 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.80%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.72%) AS400
5 4 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.63%) CESG
6 3 (1.63%) Clustering
6 3 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.63%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.63%) iSeries
6 3 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.63%) PKI
7 2 (1.09%) Fintech
8 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.54%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.54%) Tandem
8 1 (0.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.13%) Windows
2 17 (9.24%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.07%) Linux
4 5 (2.72%) Unix
5 4 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.63%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.09%) Solaris
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) Android
8 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.54%) CentOS
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.02%) Migration
3 30 (16.30%) MVC
4 29 (15.76%) ETL
5 27 (14.67%) High Availability
6 23 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (11.41%) Mentoring
8 20 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (10.33%) Data Migration
10 18 (9.78%) Coaching
10 18 (9.78%) DevOps
11 17 (9.24%) OOP
11 17 (9.24%) Unit Testing
12 15 (8.15%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (8.15%) Test Automation
13 12 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (6.52%) Data Analysis
13 12 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (5.43%) Scrum
15 9 (4.89%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.39%) C#
1 32 (17.39%) T-SQL
2 29 (15.76%) Python
3 21 (11.41%) PowerShell
4 20 (10.87%) Java
5 19 (10.33%) JavaScript
6 18 (9.78%) PL/SQL
7 13 (7.07%) C++
8 12 (6.52%) Ruby
8 12 (6.52%) Scala
9 7 (3.80%) R
10 5 (2.72%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.72%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.17%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.63%) Perl
12 3 (1.63%) PHP
12 3 (1.63%) RPG
13 2 (1.09%) C
13 2 (1.09%) Groovy
13 2 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 30 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.04%) Degree
3 22 (11.96%) SC Cleared
4 12 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.35%) MCITP
5 8 (4.35%) MCTS
6 7 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.63%) MCSA
9 2 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.54%) CCNA
10 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.70%) Data Quality
2 12 (6.52%) GDPR
3 6 (3.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.63%) QA
5 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (9.78%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.43%) Docker
3 8 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.26%) vSphere
5 3 (1.63%) iptables
5 3 (1.63%) NFS
6 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.17%) Backup Exec
1 4 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (2.17%) NetBackup
1 4 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (2.17%) Oozie
2 3 (1.63%) Ansible
2 3 (1.63%) Puppet
3 2 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.09%) SCCM
3 2 (1.09%) SCOM
3 2 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.54%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.54%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (36.41%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.13%) Oracle
3 12 (6.52%) Teradata
4 9 (4.89%) VMware
5 8 (4.35%) Cloudera
6 6 (3.26%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.26%) SAP
7 5 (2.72%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (2.17%) McAfee
8 4 (2.17%) Symantec
9 3 (1.63%) Cisco
9 3 (1.63%) Citrix
10 2 (1.09%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.09%) Tableau
11 1 (0.54%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.54%) Sage
11 1 (0.54%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.54%) Twitter
11 1 (0.54%) Veeam
11 1 (0.54%) Xamarin