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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 24 11
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 115 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 23.61% 6.33% 11.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 68.86% 35.29% 46.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 24 26
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +77.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.54%
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
167 102 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 34.29% 17.93% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 64 59
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £26.70 £28.88 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +69.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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 +16 56 £323 -3.00% 17
Newport +19 47 £425 +30.76% 4
Vale of Glamorgan - 5 £200 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 £400 -
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 89 (52.35%) SQL
2 72 (42.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 71 (41.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (38.82%) Microsoft
5 62 (36.47%) .NET
6 61 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (31.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 53 (31.18%) C#
8 52 (30.59%) XML
9 47 (27.65%) Scrum
10 45 (26.47%) ETL
11 43 (25.29%) T-SQL
12 42 (24.71%) ASP.NET
13 38 (22.35%) Web Services
13 38 (22.35%) Security Cleared
14 36 (21.18%) SOAP
15 34 (20.00%) SC Cleared
15 34 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
16 32 (18.82%) TDD
16 32 (18.82%) Migration
17 31 (18.24%) Data Migration
18 29 (17.06%) MVC
19 28 (16.47%) Data Modelling
19 28 (16.47%) BDD
20 26 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (15.29%) Visual Studio
20 26 (15.29%) Oracle
21 25 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
21 25 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
22 24 (14.12%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 21 (12.35%) IIS
2 17 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.12%) Lync
4 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.76%) JBoss
5 2 (1.18%) Apache
5 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.18%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.59%) nginx
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.59%) Node.js
6 1 (0.59%) FileNet
6 1 (0.59%) CMS
6 1 (0.59%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.47%) MS Office
3 6 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.53%) Office 365
3 3 (1.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.35%) SAN
2 3 (1.76%) MPLS
2 3 (1.76%) LAN
2 3 (1.76%) WAN
2 3 (1.76%) Wireless
2 3 (1.76%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.76%) Network Security
2 3 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.76%) NAS
3 1 (0.59%) HTTP
3 1 (0.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (42.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 71 (41.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (31.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 25 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (14.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (12.35%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 11 (6.47%) MySQL
10 10 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (5.29%) Relational Database
12 5 (2.94%) DTS
12 5 (2.94%) MS Access
13 4 (2.35%) RDBMS
13 4 (2.35%) QlikView
14 3 (1.76%) SQLPlus
14 3 (1.76%) DB2
14 3 (1.76%) OLAP
14 3 (1.76%) PerformancePoint
15 1 (0.59%) Impala
Development Applications
1 26 (15.29%) Visual Studio
2 25 (14.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (11.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 12 (7.06%) Selenium
4 12 (7.06%) JMeter
5 10 (5.88%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.88%) SpecFlow
6 6 (3.53%) ERwin
7 4 (2.35%) Toad
8 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.59%) JUnit
9 1 (0.59%) NUnit
9 1 (0.59%) Subversion
9 1 (0.59%) JIRA
9 1 (0.59%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.59%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.59%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.59%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 11 (6.47%) Back Office
2 9 (5.29%) Finance
3 1 (0.59%) Banking
3 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 100 (58.82%) Developer
2 44 (25.88%) SQL Developer
3 31 (18.24%) .NET Developer
4 25 (14.71%) Analyst
5 21 (12.35%) DBA
6 20 (11.76%) SQL DBA
7 12 (7.06%) SQL Server DBA
7 12 (7.06%) Data Analyst
7 12 (7.06%) Tester
8 11 (6.47%) Architect
8 11 (6.47%) SQL Server Developer
9 9 (5.29%) Test Analyst
9 9 (5.29%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.29%) CRM Developer
10 8 (4.71%) Senior SQL Developer
10 8 (4.71%) Server Administrator
10 8 (4.71%) Administrator
11 7 (4.12%) Data Architect
11 7 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 6 (3.53%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (36.47%) .NET
2 52 (30.59%) XML
3 42 (24.71%) ASP.NET
4 38 (22.35%) Web Services
5 36 (21.18%) SOAP
6 24 (14.12%) .NET Framework
7 22 (12.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 21 (12.35%) WCF
9 18 (10.59%) CSS
10 17 (10.00%) REST
11 15 (8.82%) HTML
12 7 (4.12%) HTML5
12 7 (4.12%) Entity Framework
12 7 (4.12%) jQuery
12 7 (4.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (2.94%) Ajax
15 4 (2.35%) Silverlight
15 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 4 (2.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.18%) Replication
2 17 (10.00%) Clustering
3 15 (8.82%) NHS
4 12 (7.06%) Mainframe
5 10 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.94%) GIS
7 4 (2.35%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.18%) User Experience
9 1 (0.59%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.59%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.24%) Windows
2 3 (1.76%) Linux
3 2 (1.18%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (27.65%) Scrum
3 45 (26.47%) ETL
4 32 (18.82%) Migration
4 32 (18.82%) TDD
5 31 (18.24%) Data Migration
6 29 (17.06%) MVC
7 28 (16.47%) Data Modelling
7 28 (16.47%) BDD
8 26 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (10.00%) CRM
10 16 (9.41%) Unit Testing
11 14 (8.24%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (8.24%) Regression Testing
12 12 (7.06%) Test Scripting
13 11 (6.47%) Validation
14 10 (5.88%) Test-First Development
15 9 (5.29%) Information Security
16 8 (4.71%) Data Analysis
17 6 (3.53%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (52.35%) SQL
2 53 (31.18%) C#
3 43 (25.29%) T-SQL
4 18 (10.59%) JavaScript
5 14 (8.24%) Java
6 6 (3.53%) C
7 4 (2.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 3 (1.76%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.59%) Python
10 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.59%) Perl
10 1 (0.59%) PHP
10 1 (0.59%) VBScript
10 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (22.35%) Security Cleared
2 34 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.65%) ISEB
4 11 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.47%) MCDBA
5 9 (5.29%) MCITP
6 2 (1.18%) Degree
7 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.59%) HL7
2 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (1.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.59%) vSphere
2 1 (0.59%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.76%) Windows Intune
2 1 (0.59%) Nagios
2 1 (0.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (38.82%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.29%) Oracle
3 6 (3.53%) CA
4 5 (2.94%) Cognos
5 4 (2.35%) Cisco
5 4 (2.35%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.35%) Casewise
6 3 (1.76%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.76%) Juniper
7 1 (0.59%) ILOG
7 1 (0.59%) SAP
7 1 (0.59%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.59%) ESRI
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