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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 35 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 25 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.65% 3.15% 5.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.53% 15.85% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 22
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£320 £381 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.06% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £278 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £406 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.10 £31.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +23.30%
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
161 82 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.93% 19.85% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 46 66
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% -5.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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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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 +6 22 £315 -18.70% 8
Newport - - - - 2
Glamorgan - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
SQL Server 2008
Wales

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 46 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (63.04%) SQL
2 29 (63.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (52.17%) WCF
4 23 (50.00%) XML
5 22 (47.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (45.65%) C#
6 21 (45.65%) Web Services
6 21 (45.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (41.30%) SOAP
8 18 (39.13%) T-SQL
8 18 (39.13%) .NET
9 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
10 14 (30.43%) ASP.NET
11 13 (28.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2000
12 12 (26.09%) MVC
12 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (23.91%) Replication
13 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (21.74%) Visual Studio
14 10 (21.74%) NHS
14 10 (21.74%) TDD
15 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
16 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
16 8 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
16 8 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 3 (6.52%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (63.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (47.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (45.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (28.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
9 2 (4.35%) DTS
9 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (2.17%) MySQL
10 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
10 1 (2.17%) OLAP
10 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
10 1 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
10 1 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (2.17%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (21.74%) Visual Studio
3 8 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.17%) Selenium
4 1 (2.17%) TestNG
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (78.26%) Developer
2 17 (36.96%) SQL Developer
3 10 (21.74%) .NET Developer
4 7 (15.22%) SQL DBA
4 7 (15.22%) DBA
5 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 2 (4.35%) CRM Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (2.17%) C# Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (52.17%) WCF
2 23 (50.00%) XML
3 21 (45.65%) Web Services
4 19 (41.30%) SOAP
5 18 (39.13%) .NET
6 14 (30.43%) ASP.NET
7 12 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (19.57%) .NET Framework
9 8 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 7 (15.22%) REST
11 5 (10.87%) CSS
11 5 (10.87%) HTML
12 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 1 (2.17%) MDX
13 1 (2.17%) MSMQ
13 1 (2.17%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Replication
2 10 (21.74%) NHS
3 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.52%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) iSeries
5 1 (2.17%) Open Source
5 1 (2.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.17%) CentOS
3 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) MVC
2 10 (21.74%) TDD
3 7 (15.22%) Information Security
3 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
3 7 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (13.04%) BDD
4 6 (13.04%) Data Migration
4 6 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.04%) Migration
4 6 (13.04%) ETL
5 5 (10.87%) Change Control
6 4 (8.70%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.52%) Scrum
8 2 (4.35%) CRM
8 2 (4.35%) Data Mapping
8 2 (4.35%) Database Tuning
9 1 (2.17%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.17%) Data Governance
9 1 (2.17%) Kimball Methodology
9 1 (2.17%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) SQL
2 21 (45.65%) C#
3 18 (39.13%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) MCDBA
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Cognos
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Informatica
4 1 (2.17%) Red Gate
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