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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 32 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 17 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.57% 4.58% 6.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.59% 24.72% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 20
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +22.64%
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
135 89 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.36% 18.54% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 67
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.25 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.61% +224.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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
Cardiff +2 16 £350 -9.67% 1
Merthyr Tydfil - - - -
Newport - - - - 4
Glamorgan - - - -
SQL Server 2008
Wales

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 45 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (68.89%) SQL
2 31 (68.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (55.56%) T-SQL
4 20 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (44.44%) WCF
5 17 (37.78%) XML
5 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
6 14 (31.11%) Web Services
6 14 (31.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (28.89%) Replication
7 13 (28.89%) .NET
7 13 (28.89%) C#
8 12 (26.67%) SOAP
8 12 (26.67%) ETL
8 12 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
9 11 (24.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (24.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (22.22%) NHS
11 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 9 (20.00%) Clustering
12 8 (17.78%) Migration
12 8 (17.78%) MVC
12 8 (17.78%) CSS
12 8 (17.78%) HTML
12 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
12 8 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (17.78%) Data Migration
13 7 (15.56%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 5 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (68.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (44.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (31.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (26.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (24.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (8.89%) DTS
10 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
11 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
11 1 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (2.22%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
11 1 (2.22%) MS Access
11 1 (2.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.89%) Back Office
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Developer
2 21 (46.67%) SQL Developer
3 11 (24.44%) DBA
4 10 (22.22%) SQL DBA
5 6 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (11.11%) CRM Developer
6 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Administrator
8 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Server Administrator
9 1 (2.22%) Agile .NET Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (44.44%) WCF
2 17 (37.78%) XML
3 14 (31.11%) Web Services
4 13 (28.89%) .NET
5 12 (26.67%) SOAP
6 9 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 8 (17.78%) CSS
7 8 (17.78%) HTML
8 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
8 5 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (2.22%) MDX
11 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (2.22%) NHibernate
11 1 (2.22%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) Replication
2 10 (22.22%) NHS
3 9 (20.00%) Clustering
4 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) CentOS
1 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (2.22%) UNIX
1 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) ETL
2 8 (17.78%) Migration
2 8 (17.78%) MVC
2 8 (17.78%) Data Migration
3 7 (15.56%) Information Security
4 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (11.11%) CRM
5 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) TDD
6 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (4.44%) Project Management
7 2 (4.44%) Change Control
7 2 (4.44%) Data Mapping
8 1 (2.22%) Data Architecture
8 1 (2.22%) Database Tuning
8 1 (2.22%) Data Governance
8 1 (2.22%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (68.89%) SQL
2 25 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 13 (28.89%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Cognos
3 1 (2.22%) Business Objects