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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 89 57 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.54% 13.80% 11.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.28% 69.51% 49.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 32 35
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£315 £291 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.15% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £386 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £18.97 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +103.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +11.00%
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
161 82 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.93% 19.85% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 46 66
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% -5.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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 0 56 £320 +15.31% 15
Newport - 15 £275 - 7
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - - 2
Torfaen - - - -
Blaenau Gwent - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - - 1
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 83 (51.55%) SQL
2 69 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 59 (36.65%) Microsoft
4 58 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (32.92%) .NET
5 53 (32.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 46 (28.57%) C#
6 46 (28.57%) ETL
6 46 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 45 (27.95%) T-SQL
8 42 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (24.22%) XML
10 38 (23.60%) ASP.NET
11 36 (22.36%) Web Services
12 33 (20.50%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (19.88%) MVC
13 32 (19.88%) Migration
14 31 (19.25%) SOAP
15 30 (18.63%) Security Cleared
16 29 (18.01%) Scrum
17 27 (16.77%) HTML
17 27 (16.77%) TDD
17 27 (16.77%) WCF
18 26 (16.15%) CSS
19 25 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
19 25 (15.53%) Data Migration
19 25 (15.53%) SC Cleared
19 25 (15.53%) Team Foundation Server
19 25 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
20 24 (14.91%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 24 (14.91%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.21%) Lync
3 9 (5.59%) IIS
3 9 (5.59%) JBoss
3 9 (5.59%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.11%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.48%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.86%) FileNet
6 3 (1.86%) CMS
6 3 (1.86%) Confluence
6 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.24%) Apache
7 2 (1.24%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.24%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.24%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.62%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (8.70%) MS Office
2 12 (7.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.48%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.11%) Office 365
3 4 (2.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.48%) LAN
1 4 (2.48%) WAN
1 4 (2.48%) SAN
2 3 (1.86%) MPLS
2 3 (1.86%) Wireless
2 3 (1.86%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.86%) Network Security
2 3 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.86%) NAS
3 2 (1.24%) Firewall
4 1 (0.62%) AMQP
4 1 (0.62%) HTTP
4 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 53 (32.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 46 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (15.53%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (13.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (10.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (7.45%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (7.45%) Relational Database
9 9 (5.59%) DTS
10 5 (3.11%) RDBMS
10 5 (3.11%) Star Schema
10 5 (3.11%) QlikView
10 5 (3.11%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.48%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 4 (2.48%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (2.48%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (2.48%) Cognos Transformer
11 4 (2.48%) MS Access
11 4 (2.48%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 25 (15.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (14.91%) Visual Studio
3 13 (8.07%) Subversion
3 13 (8.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (4.97%) JIRA
4 8 (4.97%) Selenium
5 7 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 7 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.73%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.73%) JMeter
7 5 (3.11%) ReSharper
7 5 (3.11%) Gradle
7 5 (3.11%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.86%) Git (software)
8 3 (1.86%) Hudson
8 3 (1.86%) Maven
9 2 (1.24%) DbUnit
9 2 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (1.24%) NUnit
9 2 (1.24%) JUnit
General
1 19 (11.80%) Finance
2 5 (3.11%) Retail
3 4 (2.48%) Back Office
4 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (49.07%) Developer
2 25 (15.53%) SQL Developer
3 22 (13.66%) Architect
4 21 (13.04%) .NET Developer
5 20 (12.42%) Analyst
6 12 (7.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (5.59%) SQL DBA
7 9 (5.59%) DBA
7 9 (5.59%) Data Analyst
8 8 (4.97%) Data Architect
8 8 (4.97%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.35%) Database Specialist
10 6 (3.73%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.73%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.11%) SQL Server DBA
11 5 (3.11%) ETL Specialist
11 5 (3.11%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.48%) Tester
12 4 (2.48%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (2.48%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (32.92%) .NET
2 39 (24.22%) XML
3 38 (23.60%) ASP.NET
4 36 (22.36%) Web Services
5 31 (19.25%) SOAP
6 27 (16.77%) HTML
6 27 (16.77%) WCF
7 26 (16.15%) CSS
8 25 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (13.04%) REST
10 19 (11.80%) .NET Framework
11 17 (10.56%) jQuery
12 12 (7.45%) HTML5
12 12 (7.45%) Spring
13 11 (6.83%) CSS3
13 11 (6.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 9 (5.59%) AngularJS
14 9 (5.59%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (4.97%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 7 (4.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.32%) Open Source
2 13 (8.07%) Mainframe
3 12 (7.45%) NHS
3 12 (7.45%) Replication
4 7 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.48%) User Experience
6 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.86%) Clustering
6 3 (1.86%) GIS
7 2 (1.24%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.24%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.24%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.62%) AS400
8 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.62%) iSeries
8 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.70%) Windows
2 6 (3.73%) UNIX
2 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.24%) Linux
5 1 (0.62%) CentOS
5 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.02%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.57%) ETL
3 33 (20.50%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (19.88%) MVC
4 32 (19.88%) Migration
5 29 (18.01%) Scrum
6 27 (16.77%) TDD
7 25 (15.53%) Data Migration
8 20 (12.42%) Data Modelling
9 15 (9.32%) BDD
10 13 (8.07%) CRM
11 12 (7.45%) Change Data Capture
12 9 (5.59%) UML
13 8 (4.97%) SOA
13 8 (4.97%) Validation
13 8 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (4.97%) Change Control
14 7 (4.35%) Unit Testing
14 7 (4.35%) Data Analysis
14 7 (4.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 83 (51.55%) SQL
2 46 (28.57%) C#
3 45 (27.95%) T-SQL
4 19 (11.80%) Java
5 17 (10.56%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.11%) VB
7 4 (2.48%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 3 (1.86%) PHP
9 2 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.24%) C
10 1 (0.62%) C++
10 1 (0.62%) PHP5
10 1 (0.62%) PHP4
10 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (18.63%) Security Cleared
2 25 (15.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.62%) MCITP
4 1 (0.62%) MCSD
4 1 (0.62%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.62%) ISEB
4 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.86%) vCloud
3 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (1.86%) Windows Intune
2 2 (1.24%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.62%) Ansible
3 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 59 (36.65%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.04%) Oracle
3 15 (9.32%) Cognos
4 6 (3.73%) Business Objects
4 6 (3.73%) VMware
5 5 (3.11%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.86%) Casewise
6 3 (1.86%) Juniper
6 3 (1.86%) Informatica
6 3 (1.86%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.86%) SAP
6 3 (1.86%) Cisco
6 3 (1.86%) IBM
7 2 (1.24%) HP
7 2 (1.24%) ILOG
7 2 (1.24%) Google
7 2 (1.24%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.24%) Twitter
8 1 (0.62%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.62%) Red Gate
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Rate: £550 - £575 per day
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Newport, Gwent
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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CPS Group
Rate: £320 - £330 per day
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South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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