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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 46 26 29
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 21 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.63% 3.69% 4.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.48% 13.76% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 14
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£316 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £215 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £400 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+30.90% +1.85%
SQL Server 2008
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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
183 109 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.61% 26.78% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 66 48
Average daily rate £325 £314 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £473 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Average hourly rate £39.75 £16.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+144.08% -18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 November 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 November 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 -7 19 £316 +10.87% 8
Newport - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 48 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (70.83%) SQL
3 32 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (39.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
8 16 (33.33%) C#
9 15 (31.25%) Web Services
9 15 (31.25%) XML
9 15 (31.25%) WCF
10 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
10 14 (29.17%) .NET
11 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
11 13 (27.08%) SOAP
11 13 (27.08%) Windows
12 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
12 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
13 10 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (20.83%) MVC
13 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (20.83%) Red Gate
14 9 (18.75%) TDD
14 9 (18.75%) Oracle
15 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
15 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
15 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (2.08%) IIS
1 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (39.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (14.58%) MySQL
8 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
10 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
10 2 (4.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (4.17%) Star Schema
10 2 (4.17%) DTS
10 2 (4.17%) OLAP
10 2 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (2.08%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
11 1 (2.08%) DataStage
11 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
1 8 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.08%) TestNG
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Developer
2 14 (29.17%) DBA
2 14 (29.17%) SQL DBA
3 12 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 8 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.17%) Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) QA Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.08%) Senior .NET Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (31.25%) Web Services
1 15 (31.25%) XML
1 15 (31.25%) WCF
2 14 (29.17%) .NET
3 13 (27.08%) SOAP
4 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET
4 11 (22.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 8 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 7 (14.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (14.58%) REST
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (4.17%) MDX
7 2 (4.17%) CSS
7 2 (4.17%) HTML
8 1 (2.08%) MSMQ
8 1 (2.08%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) NHS
2 6 (12.50%) Replication
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) AS400
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) Statistics
4 1 (2.08%) iSeries
4 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (2.08%) CentOS
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) MVC
2 9 (18.75%) TDD
3 7 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.58%) Unit Testing
4 6 (12.50%) BDD
5 5 (10.42%) Change Control
5 5 (10.42%) ETL
6 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.33%) Information Security
6 4 (8.33%) Migration
6 4 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.25%) Data Architecture
7 3 (6.25%) Data Governance
8 2 (4.17%) Database Tuning
8 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.17%) Data Mapping
8 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.17%) Scrum
9 1 (2.08%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 34 (70.83%) SQL
2 16 (33.33%) C#
3 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) MCDBA
3 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (12.50%) MCITP
4 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.83%) Red Gate
3 9 (18.75%) Oracle
4 5 (10.42%) Cognos
5 2 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.08%) HP
6 1 (2.08%) Informatica
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