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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 60 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.45% 10.31% 10.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.00% 39.83% 43.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 38 31
Average daily rate
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£369 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.08 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.08% -47.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
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
150 118 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 26.13% 25.88% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 89 64
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £11.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.79% -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 August 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 29 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
Cardiff -1 30 £313 +2.88% 21
Newport -4 17 £405 +20.00% 10
Torfaen 0 3 £390 +50.00% 2
Bridgend - 2 - - 5
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £210 -
Monmouthshire - 1 £200 - 1
Gwent - - - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - - 1
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 53 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 51 (48.11%) SQL
3 38 (35.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (34.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (33.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 31 (29.25%) .NET
7 30 (28.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (26.42%) Windows
9 25 (23.58%) C#
9 25 (23.58%) ASP.NET
10 24 (22.64%) Oracle
11 23 (21.70%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (20.75%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (18.87%) Finance
14 19 (17.92%) Security Cleared
15 17 (16.04%) MVC
15 17 (16.04%) MS Office
16 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
16 16 (15.09%) Cognos
17 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (14.15%) Visual Studio
17 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
18 14 (13.21%) SharePoint
18 14 (13.21%) ETL
18 14 (13.21%) Web Services
18 14 (13.21%) Migration
18 14 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
19 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
19 13 (12.26%) TDD
19 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 14 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.60%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.60%) IIS
2 7 (6.60%) Lync
3 4 (3.77%) CMS
3 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.83%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Office
2 16 (15.09%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.89%) MS Project
4 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.94%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.49%) Office 365
3 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) SAN
2 4 (3.77%) LAN
2 4 (3.77%) WAN
3 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.89%) VoIP
5 1 (0.94%) Network Security
5 1 (0.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (35.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 37 (34.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (33.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (28.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (20.75%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (9.43%) MySQL
8 7 (6.60%) Star Schema
8 7 (6.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (6.60%) Relational Database
9 5 (4.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (4.72%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (3.77%) MS Access
11 3 (2.83%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (2.83%) DataStage
11 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.83%) DTS
11 3 (2.83%) OLAP
12 2 (1.89%) Cognos Powerplay
12 2 (1.89%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 15 (14.15%) Visual Studio
2 14 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.89%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.89%) Subversion
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.94%) Selenium
4 1 (0.94%) TestNG
4 1 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (18.87%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Retail
4 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (47.17%) Developer
2 20 (18.87%) Analyst
3 16 (15.09%) .NET Developer
4 13 (12.26%) SQL DBA
4 13 (12.26%) DBA
5 11 (10.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (7.55%) Data Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Architect
8 6 (5.66%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.72%) Administrator
10 4 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.77%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.77%) Technical Leader
10 4 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.77%) PHP Developer
11 3 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Technical Engineer
11 3 (2.83%) C# Developer
11 3 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (29.25%) .NET
2 25 (23.58%) ASP.NET
3 14 (13.21%) Web Services
4 13 (12.26%) CSS
4 13 (12.26%) REST
5 12 (11.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (11.32%) XML
5 12 (11.32%) HTML
5 12 (11.32%) WCF
6 11 (10.38%) .NET Framework
6 11 (10.38%) SOAP
7 8 (7.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 5 (4.72%) Ajax
9 4 (3.77%) jQuery
9 4 (3.77%) WPF
10 3 (2.83%) Spring
10 3 (2.83%) MDX
10 3 (2.83%) JSP
10 3 (2.83%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.72%) Management Information System
1 5 (4.72%) GIS
2 3 (2.83%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.83%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.89%) Data Extraction
3 2 (1.89%) Taxonomies
3 2 (1.89%) Statistics
3 2 (1.89%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.94%) Open Source
4 1 (0.94%) Clustering
4 1 (0.94%) iSeries
4 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.94%) AS400
4 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.42%) Windows
2 15 (14.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.83%) Linux
6 2 (1.89%) UNIX
6 2 (1.89%) Solaris
6 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.70%) Business Intelligence
2 17 (16.04%) MVC
3 14 (13.21%) ETL
3 14 (13.21%) Migration
4 13 (12.26%) TDD
5 12 (11.32%) Data Modelling
6 11 (10.38%) Data Migration
6 11 (10.38%) BDD
7 10 (9.43%) Scrum
8 9 (8.49%) CRM
9 8 (7.55%) OO
9 8 (7.55%) Validation
9 8 (7.55%) Data Analysis
10 7 (6.60%) Unit Testing
11 6 (5.66%) Data Governance
11 6 (5.66%) Change Control
12 5 (4.72%) Data Mapping
13 4 (3.77%) ITIL
13 4 (3.77%) E-Commerce
13 4 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 51 (48.11%) SQL
2 25 (23.58%) C#
3 11 (10.38%) Java
3 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.60%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.72%) PHP
6 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.89%) VBA
7 2 (1.89%) C++
7 2 (1.89%) VBScript
7 2 (1.89%) VB
7 2 (1.89%) PHP5
7 2 (1.89%) PHP4
8 1 (0.94%) R
8 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (17.92%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 11 (10.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.60%) MCITP
5 6 (5.66%) MCDBA
6 3 (2.83%) MCSD
7 2 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (0.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
1 2 (1.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.83%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.89%) vSphere
3 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) ARCserve
1 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.94%) Ansible
2 1 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.64%) Oracle
3 16 (15.09%) Cognos
4 13 (12.26%) Red Gate
5 6 (5.66%) VMware
6 5 (4.72%) Casewise
7 4 (3.77%) Business Objects
7 4 (3.77%) SAP
7 4 (3.77%) IBM
7 4 (3.77%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.83%) HP
8 3 (2.83%) Intel
9 2 (1.89%) Citrix
9 2 (1.89%) Dell
9 2 (1.89%) Cisco
9 2 (1.89%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.89%) Mitel
10 1 (0.94%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.94%) Northgate
10 1 (0.94%) Capita
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