The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 55 29 21
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 14 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.43% 5.01% 5.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.75% 16.45% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 16
Average daily rate £450 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £296 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
SQL Server 2008
Wales

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 South Wales region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
160 152 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 27.78% 30.46% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 107 58
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -25.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South Wales region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the South Wales region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Newport - 8 £480 -
Cardiff -33 5 £170 -48.87% 2
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
SQL Server 2008
Wales

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL Server 2008 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 SQL Server 2008.

1 82 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 64 (78.05%) .NET
3 62 (75.61%) MVC
4 61 (74.39%) Scrum
5 59 (71.95%) C#
6 56 (68.29%) TDD
6 56 (68.29%) Unit Testing
7 53 (64.63%) WCF
8 48 (58.54%) Visual Studio
9 44 (53.66%) .NET Framework
10 43 (52.44%) REST
11 42 (51.22%) BDD
11 42 (51.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 42 (51.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 40 (48.78%) SQL
13 39 (47.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 38 (46.34%) Entity Framework
15 34 (41.46%) jQuery
16 32 (39.02%) Selenium
16 32 (39.02%) SpecFlow
17 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
18 30 (36.59%) Ajax
18 30 (36.59%) Git (software)
19 29 (35.37%) Security Cleared
19 29 (35.37%) ASP.NET
20 27 (32.93%) SOA
20 27 (32.93%) SC Cleared
20 27 (32.93%) ASP.NET MVC
20 27 (32.93%) Elasticsearch
21 26 (31.71%) Microsoft

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL Server 2008 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 SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (32.93%) Elasticsearch
2 15 (18.29%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.85%) HTTP
2 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.10%) VPN
3 3 (3.66%) Internet
4 2 (2.44%) DNS
4 2 (2.44%) Firewall
4 2 (2.44%) VoIP
5 1 (1.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (51.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (21.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (12.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (10.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (3.66%) Power BI
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.44%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 48 (58.54%) Visual Studio
2 42 (51.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (39.02%) Selenium
3 32 (39.02%) SpecFlow
4 30 (36.59%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.10%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.66%) CruiseControl
6 3 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.66%) Subversion
7 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.44%) MbUnit
7 2 (2.44%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.44%) MSTest
7 2 (2.44%) NUnit
8 1 (1.22%) Axure RP
General
1 16 (19.51%) Back Office
2 11 (13.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 65 (79.27%) Developer
2 62 (75.61%) .NET Developer
3 26 (31.71%) SQL Developer
4 11 (13.41%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (13.41%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (13.41%) C# Developer
5 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Agile Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Agile .NET Developer
7 6 (7.32%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Senior SQL Developer
9 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Server Engineer
11 2 (2.44%) SQL DBA
11 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (78.05%) .NET
2 53 (64.63%) WCF
3 44 (53.66%) .NET Framework
4 43 (52.44%) REST
5 39 (47.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 38 (46.34%) Entity Framework
7 34 (41.46%) jQuery
8 30 (36.59%) Ajax
9 29 (35.37%) ASP.NET
10 27 (32.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (25.61%) XML
12 20 (24.39%) CSS
12 20 (24.39%) HTML
12 20 (24.39%) SOAP
13 19 (23.17%) Web Services
14 15 (18.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 14 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 3 (3.66%) HTML5
16 3 (3.66%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) NHS
2 6 (7.32%) Clustering
3 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Windows
1 14 (17.07%) Windows Server
2 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (75.61%) MVC
2 61 (74.39%) Scrum
3 56 (68.29%) TDD
3 56 (68.29%) Unit Testing
4 42 (51.22%) BDD
5 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (32.93%) SOA
7 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.88%) ITIL
8 4 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.66%) Domain-Driven Design
9 3 (3.66%) Server Building
9 3 (3.66%) Software Architecture
9 3 (3.66%) Validation
10 2 (2.44%) ATDD
10 2 (2.44%) DevOps
10 2 (2.44%) High Availability
10 2 (2.44%) Migration
10 2 (2.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 59 (71.95%) C#
2 40 (48.78%) SQL
3 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.76%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.44%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (35.37%) Security Cleared
2 27 (32.93%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) MCSA
4 3 (3.66%) MCSE
4 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (26.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (6.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
1 5 (6.10%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.88%) vSphere
3 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 26 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.66%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) VMware
4 1 (1.22%) Sage
4 1 (1.22%) Veeam