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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 32 30 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 27 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.70% 4.69% 6.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.62% 18.49% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 23
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£420 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £315 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.24% -12.85%
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
145 119 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.26% 25.37% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 91 67
Average daily rate £375 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.43% -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +1.66%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Newport +1 16 £420 +24.44%
Cardiff -3 7 £352 -12.00% 5
Torfaen - 1 £390 -
SQL Server 2008
Wales

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (68.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 19 (50.00%) SQL
4 19 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (44.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
7 15 (39.47%) Windows
8 13 (34.21%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (34.21%) C#
9 12 (31.58%) .NET
9 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
9 12 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
10 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (28.95%) .NET Framework
10 11 (28.95%) WCF
10 11 (28.95%) XML
11 10 (26.32%) MVC
11 10 (26.32%) SOAP
11 10 (26.32%) Web Services
11 10 (26.32%) Red Gate
11 10 (26.32%) REST
12 9 (23.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 9 (23.68%) TDD
12 9 (23.68%) Oracle
12 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
12 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (2.63%) IIS
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (68.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (44.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (31.58%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (18.42%) MySQL
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (5.26%) Star Schema
9 2 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (2.63%) OLAP
10 1 (2.63%) DataStage
10 1 (2.63%) CorVu
10 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (2.63%) Data Mart
10 1 (2.63%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
10 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
10 1 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (23.68%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) TestNG
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) DBA
2 11 (28.95%) SQL DBA
3 8 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Lead Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Business Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Data Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.63%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.63%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
1 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
2 11 (28.95%) .NET Framework
2 11 (28.95%) WCF
2 11 (28.95%) XML
3 10 (26.32%) SOAP
3 10 (26.32%) Web Services
3 10 (26.32%) REST
4 9 (23.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (10.53%) XSLT
7 3 (7.89%) XSD
7 3 (7.89%) WPF
7 3 (7.89%) Apache FOP
7 3 (7.89%) Java SE
7 3 (7.89%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.63%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.63%) AS400
1 1 (2.63%) Replication
1 1 (2.63%) Clustering
1 1 (2.63%) Statistics
1 1 (2.63%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (26.32%) MVC
3 9 (23.68%) TDD
4 7 (18.42%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (7.89%) Scrum
6 3 (7.89%) Change Control
7 2 (5.26%) Data Governance
7 2 (5.26%) Data Architecture
7 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.26%) ETL
8 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.63%) ITIL
8 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.63%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.63%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.63%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (34.21%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) Java
4 3 (7.89%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (15.79%) MCDBA
4 6 (15.79%) MCITP
5 3 (7.89%) MCSD
6 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) Red Gate
3 9 (23.68%) Oracle
4 7 (18.42%) Cognos
5 2 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Informatica