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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 53 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 11 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.00% 2.91% 0.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.53% 9.09% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
Average daily rate £450 £339 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.84% -9.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £180 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £439 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +31.57%
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
146 165 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 26.55% 32.04% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 122 55
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £233 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.11% -25.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 2016.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL Server 2012
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 2012 across the South Wales region.

SQL Server 2012 Hourly Rate Trend 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 8 £480 - 1
Cardiff -23 3 £375 +48.51% 2
SQL Server 2012
Wales

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (64.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (58.46%) MVC
3 38 (58.46%) Scrum
3 38 (58.46%) WCF
3 38 (58.46%) .NET
3 38 (58.46%) C#
3 38 (58.46%) SQL
3 38 (58.46%) Visual Studio
4 37 (56.92%) TDD
4 37 (56.92%) Unit Testing
5 36 (55.38%) ASP.NET Web API
6 35 (53.85%) Entity Framework
6 35 (53.85%) .NET Framework
7 34 (52.31%) REST
8 33 (50.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 33 (50.77%) BDD
9 32 (49.23%) SpecFlow
9 32 (49.23%) Selenium
10 31 (47.69%) jQuery
11 30 (46.15%) Git (software)
12 29 (44.62%) Ajax
13 27 (41.54%) SOA
13 27 (41.54%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (35.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 22 (33.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 20 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
16 20 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 19 (29.23%) Security Cleared
18 18 (27.69%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 27 (41.54%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.62%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Internet
1 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.62%) VPN
2 1 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (64.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 20 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (26.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (4.62%) Power BI
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.08%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.08%) DTS
6 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.08%) MySQL
6 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (58.46%) Visual Studio
2 33 (50.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (49.23%) Selenium
3 32 (49.23%) SpecFlow
4 30 (46.15%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.08%) MbUnit
5 2 (3.08%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.08%) MSTest
5 2 (3.08%) NUnit
5 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (24.62%) Finance
2 13 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (87.69%) Developer
2 37 (56.92%) .NET Developer
3 29 (44.62%) SQL Developer
4 11 (16.92%) SQL Server Developer
5 6 (9.23%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (9.23%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (4.62%) DBA
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (4.62%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.08%) Agile Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (1.54%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Agile C# Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Data Migration Developer
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (58.46%) .NET
1 38 (58.46%) WCF
2 36 (55.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 35 (53.85%) .NET Framework
3 35 (53.85%) Entity Framework
4 34 (52.31%) REST
5 31 (47.69%) jQuery
6 29 (44.62%) Ajax
7 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.08%) CSS
8 2 (3.08%) CSS3
8 2 (3.08%) Gherkin
8 2 (3.08%) HTML
8 2 (3.08%) HTML5
8 2 (3.08%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.08%) Linux
4 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (58.46%) MVC
1 38 (58.46%) Scrum
2 37 (56.92%) TDD
2 37 (56.92%) Unit Testing
3 33 (50.77%) BDD
4 27 (41.54%) SOA
5 6 (9.23%) Data Migration
5 6 (9.23%) Migration
6 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.62%) ETL
6 3 (4.62%) ITIL
6 3 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.62%) Validation
7 2 (3.08%) ATDD
7 2 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.08%) Data Transformation
7 2 (3.08%) DevOps
7 2 (3.08%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.08%) Test-First Development
7 2 (3.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (58.46%) C#
1 38 (58.46%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) Security Cleared
2 18 (27.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) MCSA
3 3 (4.62%) MCSE
3 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (35.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (33.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.08%) Sage
4 1 (1.54%) Veeam
4 1 (1.54%) VMware