The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 22 15
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 122 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.59% 7.24% 9.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 68.54% 38.98% 47.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 33 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £176 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-27.58% +16.00%
SQL Server
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
178 118 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.96% 18.58% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 79 50
Average daily rate £350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £26.70 £28.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +10.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SQL Server
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 across the South Wales region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

SQL Server
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 across the South Wales region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

SQL Server
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 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 May 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 60 £325 +4.83% 13
Newport +12 52 £425 -4.49% 5
Vale of Glamorgan 0 5 £200 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £400 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £400 -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL Server 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.

1 87 (49.71%) SQL
2 68 (38.86%) .NET
3 67 (38.29%) Microsoft
4 66 (37.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 64 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
6 62 (35.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 55 (31.43%) C#
8 52 (29.71%) ASP.NET
8 52 (29.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 51 (29.14%) Scrum
10 46 (26.29%) XML
11 42 (24.00%) ETL
12 40 (22.86%) Security Cleared
13 37 (21.14%) MVC
14 36 (20.57%) SC Cleared
15 35 (20.00%) Web Services
15 35 (20.00%) T-SQL
16 32 (18.29%) TDD
16 32 (18.29%) .NET Framework
16 32 (18.29%) BDD
17 31 (17.71%) SOAP
18 30 (17.14%) Data Modelling
18 30 (17.14%) Migration
19 29 (16.57%) IIS
19 29 (16.57%) Visual Studio
19 29 (16.57%) Data Migration
20 28 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
20 28 (16.00%) Oracle
20 28 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
21 24 (13.71%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (16.57%) IIS
2 17 (9.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.29%) Lync
4 3 (1.71%) FileNet
4 3 (1.71%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.71%) JBoss
5 2 (1.14%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.57%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.57%) CMS
6 1 (0.57%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.57%) nginx
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.57%) MS Office
3 6 (3.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (6.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.57%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.43%) Office 365
3 3 (1.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.86%) SAN
2 4 (2.29%) Network Security
3 3 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.71%) NAS
3 3 (1.71%) Wireless
3 3 (1.71%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.71%) MPLS
3 3 (1.71%) LAN
3 3 (1.71%) WAN
4 1 (0.57%) HTTP
4 1 (0.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (37.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 62 (35.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (29.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (9.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (8.00%) Relational Database
8 11 (6.29%) MySQL
8 11 (6.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (3.43%) MS Access
10 6 (3.43%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.29%) DTS
11 4 (2.29%) QlikView
12 3 (1.71%) SQLPlus
12 3 (1.71%) DB2
12 3 (1.71%) OLAP
12 3 (1.71%) PerformancePoint
13 1 (0.57%) Impala
Development Applications
1 29 (16.57%) Visual Studio
2 28 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (6.86%) Selenium
4 12 (6.86%) JMeter
5 10 (5.71%) ERwin
5 10 (5.71%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.71%) SpecFlow
6 4 (2.29%) Toad
7 3 (1.71%) JIRA
8 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.14%) Subversion
9 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.57%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.57%) NUnit
9 1 (0.57%) Gradle
9 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
General
1 13 (7.43%) Finance
2 12 (6.86%) Back Office
3 3 (1.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Retail
4 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 98 (56.00%) Developer
2 35 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 32 (18.29%) .NET Developer
4 29 (16.57%) Analyst
5 21 (12.00%) DBA
6 20 (11.43%) SQL DBA
7 12 (6.86%) SQL Server Developer
7 12 (6.86%) Tester
7 12 (6.86%) SQL Server DBA
8 11 (6.29%) Architect
9 10 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 10 (5.71%) Data Modeller
10 9 (5.14%) Administrator
10 9 (5.14%) Data Analyst
10 9 (5.14%) Test Analyst
10 9 (5.14%) CRM Developer
11 8 (4.57%) Senior SQL Developer
11 8 (4.57%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.57%) Server Administrator
12 7 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (38.86%) .NET
2 52 (29.71%) ASP.NET
3 46 (26.29%) XML
4 35 (20.00%) Web Services
5 32 (18.29%) .NET Framework
6 31 (17.71%) SOAP
7 24 (13.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (10.86%) REST
9 18 (10.29%) CSS
10 15 (8.57%) HTML
10 15 (8.57%) WCF
11 12 (6.86%) Entity Framework
11 12 (6.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (5.14%) RESTful
12 9 (5.14%) HTML5
13 8 (4.57%) jQuery
14 6 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 5 (2.86%) CSS3
15 5 (2.86%) Ajax
16 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.71%) Clustering
2 12 (6.86%) NHS
2 12 (6.86%) Mainframe
3 11 (6.29%) Replication
4 8 (4.57%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.00%) GIS
6 6 (3.43%) Taxonomies
7 4 (2.29%) User Experience
7 4 (2.29%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (1.71%) Linux
3 2 (1.14%) UNIX
4 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (29.14%) Scrum
3 42 (24.00%) ETL
4 37 (21.14%) MVC
5 32 (18.29%) TDD
5 32 (18.29%) BDD
6 30 (17.14%) Migration
6 30 (17.14%) Data Modelling
7 29 (16.57%) Data Migration
8 22 (12.57%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (10.29%) Unit Testing
10 15 (8.57%) CRM
10 15 (8.57%) Validation
11 14 (8.00%) Regression Testing
11 14 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (6.86%) Test Scripting
12 12 (6.86%) Data Analysis
13 11 (6.29%) Project Management
14 10 (5.71%) Test-First Development
15 9 (5.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 87 (49.71%) SQL
2 55 (31.43%) C#
3 35 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 16 (9.14%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.00%) Java
6 7 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.43%) C
8 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.57%) Python
9 1 (0.57%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.57%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) VBScript
9 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 36 (20.57%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.43%) ISEB
4 11 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.29%) MCDBA
5 9 (5.14%) MCITP
6 5 (2.86%) Degree
7 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.71%) HL7
3 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.57%) XenApp
4 1 (0.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.71%) Windows Intune
2 2 (1.14%) SCOM
3 1 (0.57%) Nagios
3 1 (0.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (38.29%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.00%) Oracle
3 10 (5.71%) CA
4 7 (4.00%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.29%) Cognos
5 4 (2.29%) Cisco
5 4 (2.29%) Casewise
6 3 (1.71%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.71%) Juniper
7 2 (1.14%) VMware
7 2 (1.14%) Sage
8 1 (0.57%) HP
8 1 (0.57%) Citrix
8 1 (0.57%) SAP
8 1 (0.57%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.57%) ESRI
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