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 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 2012
Rank 33 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 26 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.53% - 0.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.93% - 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 1
Average daily rate
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£420 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.22% -12.85%
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
145 119 106
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 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 20 August 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 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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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
Newport - 16 £420 -
Cardiff - 6 £325 - 4
Torfaen - 1 £390 -
SQL Server 2012
Wales

SQL Server 2012
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 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 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (89.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (62.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (58.62%) SQL
4 17 (58.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
6 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
7 11 (37.93%) Oracle
7 11 (37.93%) Windows
7 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
8 10 (34.48%) Red Gate
8 10 (34.48%) C#
8 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
9 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
9 9 (31.03%) .NET
9 9 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (27.59%) WCF
10 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
10 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (27.59%) XML
11 7 (24.14%) SOAP
11 7 (24.14%) Web Services
11 7 (24.14%) MySQL
11 7 (24.14%) MVC
11 7 (24.14%) REST
11 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing

SQL Server 2012
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 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 (3.45%) IIS
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (89.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (62.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (58.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (31.03%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (24.14%) MySQL
8 5 (17.24%) Star Schema
9 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (10.34%) DataStage
10 3 (10.34%) OLAP
10 3 (10.34%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (3.45%) Cognos Powerplay
11 1 (3.45%) DTS
11 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
11 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
11 1 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (3.45%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (3.45%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
1 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) TestNG
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 11 (37.93%) DBA
2 11 (37.93%) SQL DBA
3 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) .NET
1 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET
2 8 (27.59%) XML
2 8 (27.59%) .NET Framework
2 8 (27.59%) WCF
2 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 7 (24.14%) REST
3 7 (24.14%) SOAP
3 7 (24.14%) Web Services
4 6 (20.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (10.34%) MDX
6 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) AS400
1 1 (3.45%) Replication
1 1 (3.45%) Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (24.14%) MVC
2 7 (24.14%) Unit Testing
3 6 (20.69%) BDD
3 6 (20.69%) TDD
4 4 (13.79%) ETL
4 4 (13.79%) Change Control
5 2 (6.90%) Data Governance
5 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Logistics
6 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.45%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 10 (34.48%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) MCDBA
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (20.69%) MCITP
4 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) Oracle
3 10 (34.48%) Red Gate
4 4 (13.79%) Cognos
4 4 (13.79%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.45%) Informatica