The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Wales / West Wales
Rank 22 9 5
Rank change year-on-year -13 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4 1 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 4.55% 3.23% 21.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.33% 33.33% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Median daily rate £318 £250 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.00% -16.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £250 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £346
% change year-on-year - +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 12 3 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Wales 13.64% 9.68% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 9
Median daily rate £325 £500 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +58.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £350 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Wales citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in West Wales

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in West Wales

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in West Wales

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Swansea -12 4 £318 +27.00% 5
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 West Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
1 10 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) IBM
3 7 (46.67%) Clustering
3 7 (46.67%) High Availability
4 6 (40.00%) PowerHA
4 6 (40.00%) Puppet
4 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (40.00%) Zenoss
4 6 (40.00%) Confluence
4 6 (40.00%) JIRA
4 6 (40.00%) SCCM
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (40.00%) MCollective
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (40.00%) Ansible
4 6 (40.00%) Packer
4 6 (40.00%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (40.00%) Sonatype
4 6 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (40.00%) Rundeck
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Nessus
4 6 (40.00%) PKI

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in West 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 6 (40.00%) Apache
1 6 (40.00%) Confluence
1 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (13.33%) JCAPS
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) MongoDB
1 10 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (40.00%) JIRA
1 6 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
2 5 (33.33%) DBA
3 4 (26.67%) Technical Architect
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Applications Support
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Digital Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (40.00%) MCollective
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (13.33%) NHibernate
2 2 (13.33%) Sass
2 2 (13.33%) WCF
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Clustering
2 6 (40.00%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) AIX
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
1 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 6 (40.00%) Unix
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) High Availability
3 6 (40.00%) IT Governance
4 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (13.33%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile First
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (13.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) Release Management
6 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) HL7
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (40.00%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Ansible
1 6 (40.00%) Nessus
1 6 (40.00%) Packer
1 6 (40.00%) Puppet
1 6 (40.00%) Rundeck
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
1 6 (40.00%) Tivoli
1 6 (40.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (40.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
2 8 (53.33%) IBM
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (40.00%) Sonatype
3 6 (40.00%) Symantec
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Fiorano
4 2 (13.33%) InterSystems
4 2 (13.33%) SAP