The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 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 2012 over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 38 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 21 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.70% - 0.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 14.48% - 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 1
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£388 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.07% -7.14%
SQL Server 2012
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
145 127 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.57% 28.41% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 94 59
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £409 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £65.00 £11.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+465.21% -36.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £11.15 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £15.79 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SQL Server 2012
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 2012 across the South Wales region.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL Server 2012
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 2012 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 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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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 - 9 £325 - 1
Newport - 9 £405 - 2
Torfaen - 1 £390 -
Glamorgan - - - - 1
SQL Server 2012
Wales

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012.

1 34 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (79.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (64.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (64.71%) SQL
4 18 (52.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
6 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
6 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 12 (35.29%) Windows
7 12 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (32.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (29.41%) Red Gate
9 10 (29.41%) Oracle
10 9 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (26.47%) C#
11 8 (23.53%) .NET
11 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
11 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
11 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 7 (20.59%) REST
12 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
12 7 (20.59%) WCF
12 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
12 7 (20.59%) SOAP
12 7 (20.59%) Web Services
12 7 (20.59%) XML
12 7 (20.59%) MySQL
12 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (79.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (64.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (52.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (35.29%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (32.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (20.59%) MySQL
8 4 (11.76%) Star Schema
8 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (5.88%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (5.88%) DataStage
10 2 (5.88%) OLAP
10 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
11 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
11 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (2.94%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 1 (2.94%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Visual Studio
1 8 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) TestNG
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Developer
2 12 (35.29%) DBA
2 12 (35.29%) SQL DBA
3 5 (14.71%) .NET Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Data Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.94%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Database Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.94%) SAP Basis Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
1 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET
1 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 7 (20.59%) WCF
2 7 (20.59%) REST
2 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
2 7 (20.59%) SOAP
2 7 (20.59%) Web Services
2 7 (20.59%) XML
3 6 (17.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (5.88%) MDX
5 1 (2.94%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) iSeries
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) UNIX
5 1 (2.94%) CentOS
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (20.59%) MVC
2 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
2 7 (20.59%) ETL
2 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.65%) TDD
3 6 (17.65%) BDD
4 5 (14.71%) Change Control
5 4 (11.76%) Change Data Capture
6 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.88%) Data Governance
7 2 (5.88%) Data Architecture
7 2 (5.88%) Database Tuning
7 2 (5.88%) Coaching
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.94%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.94%) Workflow
8 1 (2.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 5 (14.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 14 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) MCDBA
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (17.65%) MCITP
4 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) Red Gate
2 10 (29.41%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) Cognos
4 3 (8.82%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Informatica