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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 78 80 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.47% 17.32% 9.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.17% 55.17% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 58 24
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £378 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £14.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +16.59%
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
144 145 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 24.87% 31.39% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 103 51
Average daily rate £350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £65.00 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+381.48% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £11.15 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £18.97 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.34 £32.03 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +4.32%

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 October 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 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 48 £350 +22.80% 21
Newport -8 13 £390 +18.18% 10
Torfaen +1 3 £390 +50.00% 2
Bridgend - 2 £375 - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
Glamorgan - - - - 2
Monmouthshire - - - - 2
Merthyr Tydfil - - - -
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 66 (47.83%) SQL
2 60 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 50 (36.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (32.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (31.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (28.26%) .NET
7 34 (24.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (23.19%) Oracle
8 32 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (21.74%) Windows
10 27 (19.57%) C#
11 26 (18.84%) Web Services
11 26 (18.84%) Data Warehouse
11 26 (18.84%) Security Cleared
12 25 (18.12%) ASP.NET
12 25 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
13 24 (17.39%) XML
14 22 (15.94%) SOAP
14 22 (15.94%) Finance
15 21 (15.22%) Migration
15 21 (15.22%) ETL
15 21 (15.22%) REST
16 20 (14.49%) T-SQL
17 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
18 18 (13.04%) HTML
18 18 (13.04%) MVC
19 17 (12.32%) SQL Server 2005
19 17 (12.32%) CSS
19 17 (12.32%) MS Office
19 17 (12.32%) Visual Studio

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (12.32%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.52%) IIS
3 6 (4.35%) Lync
4 5 (3.62%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.90%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.17%) FileNet
6 3 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.17%) Confluence
7 2 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.45%) CMS
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.72%) Apache
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.72%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 17 (12.32%) MS Office
2 13 (9.42%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.62%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.72%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.72%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.07%) Office 365
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.90%) SAN
2 2 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.45%) LAN
2 2 (1.45%) VoIP
2 2 (1.45%) WAN
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.72%) Firewall
3 1 (0.72%) AMQP
3 1 (0.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (36.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 45 (32.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (31.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (24.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (18.84%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (12.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 14 (10.14%) Relational Database
8 10 (7.25%) MySQL
9 9 (6.52%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (5.80%) DTS
11 7 (5.07%) Star Schema
12 6 (4.35%) MongoDB
13 5 (3.62%) MS Access
13 5 (3.62%) RDBMS
14 4 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (2.90%) NoSQL
14 4 (2.90%) Cognos Analysis Studio
14 4 (2.90%) Cognos Report Studio
14 4 (2.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 4 (2.90%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 17 (12.32%) Visual Studio
2 13 (9.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.90%) Subversion
4 3 (2.17%) JIRA
4 3 (2.17%) Maven
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (2.17%) Hudson
5 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.45%) Selenium
5 2 (1.45%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.72%) Ant
6 1 (0.72%) JUnit
6 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.72%) Spock
6 1 (0.72%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.72%) TestNG
6 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (15.94%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Banking
3 5 (3.62%) Retail
4 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (47.83%) Developer
2 23 (16.67%) Analyst
3 17 (12.32%) .NET Developer
4 16 (11.59%) Architect
4 16 (11.59%) DBA
4 16 (11.59%) SQL DBA
5 13 (9.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (7.25%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.80%) SQL Developer
7 8 (5.80%) Data Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Technical Architect
7 8 (5.80%) Administrator
8 5 (3.62%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Data Architect
8 5 (3.62%) PHP Developer
8 5 (3.62%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) SharePoint Administrator
9 4 (2.90%) Business Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (28.26%) .NET
2 26 (18.84%) Web Services
3 25 (18.12%) ASP.NET
4 24 (17.39%) XML
5 22 (15.94%) SOAP
6 21 (15.22%) REST
7 18 (13.04%) HTML
8 17 (12.32%) CSS
9 14 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (9.42%) WCF
11 9 (6.52%) .NET Framework
12 8 (5.80%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 7 (5.07%) jQuery
13 7 (5.07%) Spring
14 6 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 6 (4.35%) AngularJS
14 6 (4.35%) Ajax
15 4 (2.90%) HTML5
16 3 (2.17%) JSP
16 3 (2.17%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.52%) Open Source
2 8 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.90%) Replication
3 4 (2.90%) GIS
3 4 (2.90%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.90%) NHS
4 3 (2.17%) User Experience
5 2 (1.45%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.45%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.45%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.45%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.45%) Statistics
5 2 (1.45%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) AS400
6 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.72%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.74%) Windows
2 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (3.62%) UNIX
6 3 (2.17%) Linux
7 2 (1.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.45%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.45%) Solaris
8 1 (0.72%) CentOS
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.12%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (15.22%) Migration
3 21 (15.22%) ETL
4 18 (13.04%) MVC
5 16 (11.59%) TDD
5 16 (11.59%) Data Migration
6 14 (10.14%) Data Modelling
7 13 (9.42%) Scrum
8 11 (7.97%) BDD
9 10 (7.25%) Data Analysis
9 10 (7.25%) OO
10 9 (6.52%) UML
11 8 (5.80%) Data Mapping
11 8 (5.80%) Validation
12 7 (5.07%) CRM
12 7 (5.07%) Unit Testing
12 7 (5.07%) Data Governance
12 7 (5.07%) Change Control
13 5 (3.62%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 66 (47.83%) SQL
2 27 (19.57%) C#
3 20 (14.49%) T-SQL
4 16 (11.59%) Java
5 15 (10.87%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.35%) PHP
7 5 (3.62%) VB
8 2 (1.45%) PHP5
8 2 (1.45%) PHP4
8 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.45%) VBA
8 2 (1.45%) VBScript
8 2 (1.45%) C++
9 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.07%) MCITP
5 6 (4.35%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.45%) Degree
7 1 (0.72%) MCSD
7 1 (0.72%) MCSE
7 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.45%) vSphere
2 2 (1.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.45%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (0.72%) ARCserve
2 1 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 32 (23.19%) Oracle
3 17 (12.32%) Cognos
4 13 (9.42%) Red Gate
5 6 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 5 (3.62%) HP
6 5 (3.62%) Casewise
7 4 (2.90%) VMware
7 4 (2.90%) IBM
7 4 (2.90%) SAP
8 3 (2.17%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.45%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.45%) Twitter
9 2 (1.45%) Mitel
9 2 (1.45%) Dell
9 2 (1.45%) Intel
9 2 (1.45%) Citrix
9 2 (1.45%) Cisco
10 1 (0.72%) JBoss
10 1 (0.72%) Adobe
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Glamorgan
TRG
Rate: 250-300 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cardiff, South Wales, Wales
Royal College of Nursing
Rate: £35,352 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Up to 420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cardiff
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Cardiff, South Wales
Royal College of Nursing
Rate: Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago