The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the South Wales region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 69 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.50% 9.35% 12.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.39% 44.44% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 40
Average daily rate
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£375 £334 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £288 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £26.38 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.83% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.28 £15.00 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.48 £15.00 £26.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
152 90 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 25.33% 21.03% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 66 80
Average daily rate £385 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £15.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
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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 1 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 1 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 +4 31 £275 -12.00% 14
Newport -6 22 £420 +6.66% 2
Torfaen +1 5 £375 +44.23%
Bridgend - 2 - - 1
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 £200 -
Monmouthshire - 1 £200 -
Gwent - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - - 1
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 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 49 (49.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (47.00%) SQL
3 36 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (33.00%) Windows
5 31 (31.00%) .NET
5 31 (31.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (27.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (26.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (24.00%) C#
8 24 (24.00%) ASP.NET
9 23 (23.00%) Oracle
10 20 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 18 (18.00%) MS Office
12 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (16.00%) Finance
14 15 (15.00%) MVC
14 15 (15.00%) Visual Studio
14 15 (15.00%) XML
14 15 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 15 (15.00%) WCF
15 14 (14.00%) .NET Framework
15 14 (14.00%) Web Services
15 14 (14.00%) MS Excel
16 13 (13.00%) SharePoint
16 13 (13.00%) Migration
16 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
16 13 (13.00%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (13.00%) Red Gate

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 13 (13.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.00%) IIS
4 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.00%) Lync
5 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.00%) CMS
7 3 (3.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (3.00%) ArcGIS
8 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (18.00%) MS Office
2 14 (14.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.00%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.00%) SAN
2 6 (6.00%) LAN
2 6 (6.00%) WAN
3 5 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.00%) VoIP
5 1 (1.00%) Network Security
5 1 (1.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 31 (31.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (27.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (26.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (13.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (10.00%) MySQL
8 7 (7.00%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (7.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
10 5 (5.00%) Star Schema
11 4 (4.00%) Cognos Impromptu
12 3 (3.00%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (3.00%) OLAP
12 3 (3.00%) DataStage
13 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
13 2 (2.00%) MS Access
13 2 (2.00%) QlikView
13 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Visual Studio
1 15 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.00%) Subversion
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.00%) TestNG
3 1 (1.00%) Selenium
3 1 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (16.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (42.00%) Developer
2 18 (18.00%) Analyst
3 13 (13.00%) DBA
3 13 (13.00%) .NET Developer
3 13 (13.00%) SQL DBA
4 6 (6.00%) Architect
4 6 (6.00%) Data Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 5 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.00%) Administrator
6 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (4.00%) Technical Leader
6 4 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (4.00%) PHP Developer
7 3 (3.00%) GIS Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.00%) Lead Developer
7 3 (3.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (31.00%) .NET
2 24 (24.00%) ASP.NET
3 15 (15.00%) XML
3 15 (15.00%) WCF
4 14 (14.00%) .NET Framework
4 14 (14.00%) Web Services
5 12 (12.00%) REST
5 12 (12.00%) SOAP
6 11 (11.00%) CSS
7 10 (10.00%) HTML
7 10 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (9.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (5.00%) WPF
10 5 (5.00%) XSLT
11 3 (3.00%) Spring
11 3 (3.00%) Ajax
11 3 (3.00%) Silverlight
11 3 (3.00%) NHibernate
11 3 (3.00%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.00%) GIS
2 5 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.00%) Statistics
4 2 (2.00%) Data Extraction
4 2 (2.00%) iSeries
4 2 (2.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.00%) Replication
5 1 (1.00%) Open Source
5 1 (1.00%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.00%) AS400
5 1 (1.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (33.00%) Windows
2 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.00%) UNIX
5 2 (2.00%) Solaris
5 2 (2.00%) Linux
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.00%) OS/400
6 1 (1.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (15.00%) MVC
3 13 (13.00%) Migration
4 12 (12.00%) TDD
5 11 (11.00%) ETL
6 10 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 10 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 9 (9.00%) BDD
8 8 (8.00%) OO
8 8 (8.00%) Scrum
9 7 (7.00%) Data Governance
9 7 (7.00%) Unit Testing
9 7 (7.00%) CRM
10 5 (5.00%) Validation
11 4 (4.00%) ITIL
11 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.00%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.00%) Data Mapping
11 4 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (47.00%) SQL
2 24 (24.00%) C#
3 12 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.00%) Java
5 5 (5.00%) PHP
6 4 (4.00%) C++
6 4 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.00%) VBA
7 2 (2.00%) VBScript
7 2 (2.00%) PHP5
7 2 (2.00%) PHP4
8 1 (1.00%) R
8 1 (1.00%) COBOL
8 1 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.00%) RPG
8 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.00%) MCITP
5 6 (6.00%) MCDBA
6 4 (4.00%) MCSD
7 2 (2.00%) Degree
7 2 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) QA
1 2 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) ARCserve
2 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (49.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (23.00%) Oracle
3 13 (13.00%) Red Gate
4 11 (11.00%) Cognos
5 8 (8.00%) VMware
6 5 (5.00%) Intel
6 5 (5.00%) IBM
7 4 (4.00%) SAP
7 4 (4.00%) Sitecore
7 4 (4.00%) Casewise
8 3 (3.00%) ESRI
8 3 (3.00%) HP
9 2 (2.00%) Dell
9 2 (2.00%) Cisco
9 2 (2.00%) Citrix
9 2 (2.00%) Business Objects
9 2 (2.00%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.00%) Mitel
10 1 (1.00%) Northgate
10 1 (1.00%) Capita
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