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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 70 57 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.24% 12.93% 9.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.95% 45.60% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 44 26
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£350 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £382 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -34.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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
143 125 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.00% 28.34% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 93 59
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £65.00 £11.33 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+473.95% -49.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £11.15 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £15.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -2 38 £325 +13.04% 23
Newport -3 16 £398 +20.45% 11
Torfaen +1 3 £390 +50.00%
Bridgend - 3 £375 - 3
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £205 - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Glamorgan - - - - 1
Monmouthshire - - - -
Gwent - - - -
Merthyr Tydfil - - - - 1
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (46.40%) Microsoft
2 57 (45.60%) SQL
3 40 (32.00%) .NET
3 40 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (30.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (27.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (25.60%) Oracle
7 28 (22.40%) Windows
8 27 (21.60%) C#
8 27 (21.60%) ASP.NET
9 24 (19.20%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (19.20%) Security Cleared
10 23 (18.40%) Web Services
11 22 (17.60%) XML
11 22 (17.60%) Finance
12 21 (16.80%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (16.80%) REST
13 20 (16.00%) SOAP
14 19 (15.20%) MVC
15 17 (13.60%) ETL
16 16 (12.80%) SharePoint
16 16 (12.80%) CSS
16 16 (12.80%) MS Office
16 16 (12.80%) Visual Studio
16 16 (12.80%) HTML
16 16 (12.80%) TDD
16 16 (12.80%) SC Cleared
17 15 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (12.80%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.40%) IIS
3 6 (4.80%) Lync
4 5 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.20%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (2.40%) CMS
7 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.80%) Confluence
8 1 (0.80%) FileNet
8 1 (0.80%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (12.80%) MS Office
2 14 (11.20%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.60%) MS Project
4 2 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.80%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.20%) SAN
2 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.60%) LAN
2 2 (1.60%) VoIP
2 2 (1.60%) WAN
3 1 (0.80%) AMQP
3 1 (0.80%) Network Security
3 1 (0.80%) HTTP
3 1 (0.80%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 40 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 38 (30.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (27.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (19.20%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (12.00%) Relational Database
6 10 (8.00%) MySQL
7 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (4.80%) Star Schema
9 5 (4.00%) MS Access
9 5 (4.00%) RDBMS
10 4 (3.20%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (3.20%) MongoDB
11 3 (2.40%) DTS
12 2 (1.60%) DataStage
12 2 (1.60%) OLAP
12 2 (1.60%) Cognos Powerplay
12 2 (1.60%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 16 (12.80%) Visual Studio
2 14 (11.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.40%) Subversion
4 2 (1.60%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.80%) Hudson
5 1 (0.80%) TestNG
5 1 (0.80%) Maven
5 1 (0.80%) JIRA
5 1 (0.80%) Selenium
5 1 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.80%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (17.60%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Banking
3 4 (3.20%) Retail
4 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (44.80%) Developer
2 23 (18.40%) Analyst
3 18 (14.40%) .NET Developer
4 14 (11.20%) Architect
4 14 (11.20%) DBA
4 14 (11.20%) SQL DBA
5 11 (8.80%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (6.40%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.40%) Data Analyst
6 8 (6.40%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Administrator
8 5 (4.00%) PHP Developer
8 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.20%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.20%) Consultant
9 4 (3.20%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (2.40%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (32.00%) .NET
2 27 (21.60%) ASP.NET
3 23 (18.40%) Web Services
4 22 (17.60%) XML
5 21 (16.80%) REST
6 20 (16.00%) SOAP
7 16 (12.80%) CSS
7 16 (12.80%) HTML
8 14 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (10.40%) WCF
10 10 (8.00%) .NET Framework
11 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 7 (5.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 6 (4.80%) Ajax
14 5 (4.00%) Spring
14 5 (4.00%) jQuery
15 4 (3.20%) HTML5
15 4 (3.20%) AngularJS
16 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web API
16 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.60%) Open Source
2 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.00%) GIS
4 4 (3.20%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.40%) User Experience
5 3 (2.40%) NHS
6 2 (1.60%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.60%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.60%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.60%) Statistics
6 2 (1.60%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.60%) Replication
6 2 (1.60%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.80%) iSeries
7 1 (0.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.80%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 28 (22.40%) Windows
2 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.40%) Linux
5 3 (2.40%) UNIX
6 2 (1.60%) Solaris
6 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.80%) CentOS
7 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (16.80%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (15.20%) MVC
4 17 (13.60%) ETL
5 16 (12.80%) TDD
6 14 (11.20%) Migration
7 13 (10.40%) Scrum
7 13 (10.40%) Data Modelling
8 12 (9.60%) BDD
9 11 (8.80%) Data Migration
10 9 (7.20%) UML
10 9 (7.20%) OO
11 8 (6.40%) CRM
11 8 (6.40%) Validation
11 8 (6.40%) Data Analysis
12 7 (5.60%) Unit Testing
13 6 (4.80%) Data Governance
13 6 (4.80%) Change Control
14 5 (4.00%) Data Mapping
14 5 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 57 (45.60%) SQL
2 27 (21.60%) C#
3 15 (12.00%) Java
4 13 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.80%) PHP
7 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.60%) VBA
8 2 (1.60%) C++
8 2 (1.60%) VBScript
8 2 (1.60%) VB
8 2 (1.60%) PHP5
8 2 (1.60%) PHP4
9 1 (0.80%) R
9 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (19.20%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.80%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.60%) MCITP
5 6 (4.80%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.60%) MCSD
6 2 (1.60%) Degree
6 2 (1.60%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.80%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) QA
1 2 (1.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.60%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.60%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.80%) Ansible
2 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.80%) Puppet
2 1 (0.80%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 58 (46.40%) Microsoft
2 32 (25.60%) Oracle
3 15 (12.00%) Cognos
4 13 (10.40%) Red Gate
5 5 (4.00%) Casewise
5 5 (4.00%) SAP
6 4 (3.20%) IBM
6 4 (3.20%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.20%) VMware
6 4 (3.20%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.40%) HP
8 2 (1.60%) Dell
8 2 (1.60%) Intel
8 2 (1.60%) Cisco
8 2 (1.60%) Citrix
8 2 (1.60%) Mitel
8 2 (1.60%) ProCurve
9 1 (0.80%) Twitter
9 1 (0.80%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.80%) Northgate
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