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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 35 39 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.25% 12.07% 7.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.98% 47.56% 53.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 12
Average daily rate £325 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £355 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.25 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.94% +17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
103 82 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.39% 25.39% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 60 23
Average daily rate £363 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £289 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £28.88 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.85% +17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -11 27 £333 +2.30% 11
Newport -8 4 £325 +30.00% 6
Bridgend - 1 - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 3
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 39 (52.00%) SQL
2 37 (49.33%) Microsoft
3 29 (38.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (34.67%) Windows
5 25 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (30.67%) .NET
7 22 (29.33%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (21.33%) Finance
9 16 (21.33%) C#
9 16 (21.33%) XML
10 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
10 14 (18.67%) ETL
10 14 (18.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (16.00%) Cognos
11 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
11 12 (16.00%) SharePoint
12 11 (14.67%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (13.33%) Oracle
13 10 (13.33%) Migration
14 9 (12.00%) SOAP
14 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (12.00%) Relational Database
15 8 (10.67%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (10.67%) Data Migration
15 8 (10.67%) Web Services
15 8 (10.67%) CRM
15 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
15 8 (10.67%) XSLT
15 8 (10.67%) MCSD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (9.33%) IIS
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.67%) ArcGIS
6 2 (2.67%) CMS
7 1 (1.33%) Apache
7 1 (1.33%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.33%) Lync
7 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.33%) Joomla!
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.33%) MS Project
2 7 (9.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.33%) LAN
2 4 (5.33%) WAN
3 3 (4.00%) SAN
4 1 (1.33%) Firewall
4 1 (1.33%) DNS
4 1 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 22 (29.33%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (18.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (14.67%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (12.00%) Relational Database
7 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (4.00%) Cognos Impromptu
8 3 (4.00%) OLAP
8 3 (4.00%) MySQL
8 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (2.67%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.67%) FrontPage
3 2 (2.67%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.33%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.33%) NWDI
4 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.33%) Subversion
General
1 16 (21.33%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Billing
3 2 (2.67%) Legal
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (56.00%) Developer
2 18 (24.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 17 (22.67%) Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.33%) CRM Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Programmer
8 3 (4.00%) Administrator
8 3 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) BizTalk Developer
9 2 (2.67%) GIS Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Windows Support Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Technical Leader
9 2 (2.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.67%) .NET
2 16 (21.33%) XML
3 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET
4 9 (12.00%) SOAP
5 8 (10.67%) Web Services
5 8 (10.67%) XSLT
6 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
7 6 (8.00%) DOM
8 5 (6.67%) CSS
8 5 (6.67%) HTML
8 5 (6.67%) WCF
9 3 (4.00%) XSD
9 3 (4.00%) SAP XI
9 3 (4.00%) Middleware
9 3 (4.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 3 (4.00%) REST
9 3 (4.00%) WPF
9 3 (4.00%) MDX
9 3 (4.00%) Apache FOP
9 3 (4.00%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Data Conversion
1 4 (5.33%) GIS
2 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.00%) iSeries
2 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.00%) SCADA
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.67%) Windows
2 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.00%) UNIX
4 3 (4.00%) AIX
5 2 (2.67%) OS/400
6 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.33%) Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (18.67%) ETL
3 10 (13.33%) Migration
4 8 (10.67%) Data Migration
4 8 (10.67%) CRM
5 7 (9.33%) Scrum
5 7 (9.33%) Web Development
5 7 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.00%) Data Analysis
6 6 (8.00%) Release Management
6 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (6.67%) MVC
7 5 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (5.33%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.33%) System Testing
8 4 (5.33%) TDD
8 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.33%) Project Management
8 4 (5.33%) Data Modelling
9 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 39 (52.00%) SQL
2 16 (21.33%) C#
3 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (9.33%) Java
5 4 (5.33%) C++
5 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.00%) R
7 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.67%) RPG
7 2 (2.67%) COBOL
8 1 (1.33%) PHP
8 1 (1.33%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.33%) VBA
8 1 (1.33%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) MCSD
1 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.67%) MCAD
4 3 (4.00%) Degree
5 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (1.33%) GAMP
1 1 (1.33%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 37 (49.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) Cognos
3 10 (13.33%) Oracle
4 6 (8.00%) SAP
5 5 (6.67%) Business Objects
6 4 (5.33%) IBM
6 4 (5.33%) VMware
7 3 (4.00%) Intel
8 2 (2.67%) ESRI
9 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.33%) Zend
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