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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 20 53 21
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -32
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 52 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.45% 2.28% 5.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.57% 12.10% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 15
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£400 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.16% +4.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- -26.40%
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
182 124 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 33.09% 18.82% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 85 55
Average daily rate £350 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £26.70 £28.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +13.04%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +31 32 £270 -16.92% 4
Newport -2 18 £428 -1.15% 2
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £400 -
SQL Server 2008
Wales

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 69 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (57.97%) SQL
3 36 (52.17%) XML
4 33 (47.83%) C#
5 31 (44.93%) .NET
5 31 (44.93%) ASP.NET
6 28 (40.58%) Web Services
7 27 (39.13%) SOAP
7 27 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 26 (37.68%) Visual Studio
8 26 (37.68%) MVC
9 25 (36.23%) IIS
9 25 (36.23%) Microsoft
9 25 (36.23%) .NET Framework
10 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (33.33%) T-SQL
12 22 (31.88%) TDD
12 22 (31.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (31.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (30.43%) BDD
13 21 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (30.43%) Unit Testing
13 21 (30.43%) REST
14 20 (28.99%) Scrum
14 20 (28.99%) ETL
15 17 (24.64%) Clustering
15 17 (24.64%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
16 16 (23.19%) SQL Server 2012
17 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 25 (36.23%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.45%) Sage 1000
2 1 (1.45%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (31.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (24.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (23.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (4.35%) MS Access
11 2 (2.90%) DTS
12 1 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (37.68%) Visual Studio
2 21 (30.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (15.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (7.25%) Back Office
2 2 (2.90%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (73.91%) Developer
2 22 (31.88%) .NET Developer
3 19 (27.54%) DBA
3 19 (27.54%) SQL Developer
4 18 (26.09%) SQL DBA
5 11 (15.94%) SQL Server DBA
6 9 (13.04%) CRM Developer
7 8 (11.59%) Server Administrator
7 8 (11.59%) Administrator
8 7 (10.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Software Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Server Specialist
11 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 2 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Agile .NET Developer
11 2 (2.90%) C# Developer
11 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (52.17%) XML
2 31 (44.93%) .NET
2 31 (44.93%) ASP.NET
3 28 (40.58%) Web Services
4 27 (39.13%) SOAP
5 25 (36.23%) .NET Framework
6 22 (31.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (30.43%) REST
8 10 (14.49%) HTML
8 10 (14.49%) CSS
9 9 (13.04%) WCF
10 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (5.80%) Entity Framework
11 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 4 (5.80%) Silverlight
11 4 (5.80%) HTML5
12 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Clustering
2 11 (15.94%) Replication
3 6 (8.70%) NHS
4 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) MVC
2 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (31.88%) TDD
4 21 (30.43%) BDD
4 21 (30.43%) Unit Testing
5 20 (28.99%) Scrum
5 20 (28.99%) ETL
6 14 (20.29%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (18.84%) Data Migration
7 13 (18.84%) Migration
8 9 (13.04%) CRM
9 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.35%) Information Security
11 2 (2.90%) SDLC
11 2 (2.90%) Change Control
11 2 (2.90%) Data Modelling
11 2 (2.90%) Project Management
11 2 (2.90%) Change Management
11 2 (2.90%) Information Management
12 1 (1.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) SQL
2 33 (47.83%) C#
3 23 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.45%) MCDBA
3 1 (1.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 25 (36.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.35%) Cognos
3 1 (1.45%) Sage
3 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
Newport
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 14 days ago