The table below looks at the statistics for DTS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DTS over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS)
Rank 154 130 129
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs citing DTS 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.10% 0.067% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.50% 0.30% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
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£265 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £306
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -10.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 - -
DTS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
798 665 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.85% 22.14% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 374 308
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £460 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 12
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £10.66 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

DTS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DTS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

DTS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DTS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DTS across the North West region.

DTS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

DTS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DTS across the North West region.

DTS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

DTS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DTS within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 2 £265 -
Cheshire -9 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £215 -
DTS
England

DTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing DTS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DTS.

1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (88.89%) SQL
3 15 (83.33%) SQL Server
4 10 (55.56%) .NET
4 10 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (33.33%) Migration
7 5 (27.78%) Cognos
7 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (27.78%) C#
7 5 (27.78%) ETL
7 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
8 4 (22.22%) Cognos Transformer
8 4 (22.22%) VB
8 4 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (22.22%) UNIX
8 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
8 4 (22.22%) QlikView
9 3 (16.67%) VBScript
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (16.67%) Finance
10 2 (11.11%) Coaching
10 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
10 2 (11.11%) ReportNet
10 2 (11.11%) CRM

DTS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing DTS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (27.78%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (22.22%) QlikView
6 4 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (22.22%) Cognos Transformer
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (11.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (11.11%) Cognos Powerplay
7 2 (11.11%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (11.11%) ReportNet
8 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Report Developer
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Business Developer
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Information Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) .NET
2 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) Flash
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) ETL
2 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
4 2 (11.11%) Coaching
4 2 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Information Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (27.78%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) VB
5 3 (16.67%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
1 1 (5.56%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Cognos
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Teradata