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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Wales / South Wales
Rank 52 52 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.19% 3.09% 3.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.63% 10.71% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 15
Median daily rate £350 £450 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +14.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £68.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +48.13%

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
159 168 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 30.06% 28.82% 28.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 112 95
Median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.40% +8.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
Cardiff +11 1 £350 +14.75%
SQL Server 2008
Wales

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 South Wales region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
4 5 (45.45%) Change Control
4 5 (45.45%) Informatics
4 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
4 5 (45.45%) Project Management
4 5 (45.45%) Service Management
4 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
5 4 (36.36%) NHS
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (27.27%) Information Management
6 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 2 (18.18%) MVC
7 2 (18.18%) .NET
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 2 (18.18%) CSS
7 2 (18.18%) C#
7 2 (18.18%) HTML
7 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
7 2 (18.18%) WCF

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in South 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (18.18%) Couchbase
4 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
4 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) MbUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
2 1 (9.09%) MSTest
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
2 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Product Specialist
3 3 (27.27%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Database Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Development Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (18.18%) CSS
1 2 (18.18%) CSS3
1 2 (18.18%) HTML
1 2 (18.18%) HTML5
1 2 (18.18%) jQuery
1 2 (18.18%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (18.18%) WCF
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) NHS
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL V3
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Change Control
3 5 (45.45%) Informatics
3 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 5 (45.45%) Project Management
3 5 (45.45%) Service Management
4 3 (27.27%) Information Management
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) TDD
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) BDD
6 1 (9.09%) High Availability
6 1 (9.09%) Test-First Development
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 2 (18.18%) TypeScript
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft