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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 39 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 16 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.31% 1.05% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.46% 5.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £36.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-50.69% +30.90%
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
153 104 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.61% 18.28% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 66 64
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £26.70 £28.88 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +69.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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 +15 10 £350 +2.94%
Newport -12 4 £494 +51.92% 3
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £400 -
SQL Server 2012
Wales

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (76.67%) SQL
3 21 (70.00%) ETL
3 21 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (53.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 14 (46.67%) Migration
7 14 (46.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (46.67%) Data Migration
8 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (23.33%) XML
9 7 (23.33%) CRM
9 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (20.00%) .NET
10 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
10 6 (20.00%) Clustering
11 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
11 5 (16.67%) C#
11 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 4 (13.33%) MCDBA
12 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
12 4 (13.33%) CSS
12 4 (13.33%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (53.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (46.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (10.00%) MySQL
9 1 (3.33%) OLTP
9 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Toad
General
1 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Developer
2 15 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 8 (26.67%) DBA
4 7 (23.33%) SQL DBA
5 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 4 (13.33%) CRM Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse Architect
8 1 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) SQL Database Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Development DBA
8 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Development DBA
8 1 (3.33%) Agile .NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) XML
2 6 (20.00%) .NET
3 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (13.33%) CSS
3 4 (13.33%) Silverlight
3 4 (13.33%) HTML5
3 4 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.33%) WCF
5 1 (3.33%) LINQ
5 1 (3.33%) SOAP
5 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.33%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Clustering
2 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) ETL
2 14 (46.67%) Migration
2 14 (46.67%) Data Migration
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (23.33%) CRM
5 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (13.33%) Scrum
7 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 2 (6.67%) Project Management
8 2 (6.67%) Change Management
9 1 (3.33%) ERP
9 1 (3.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) MCDBA
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Cognos