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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 81 69 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.32% 10.87% 8.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.00% 45.39% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 50 28
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£343 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £200 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.49% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.63 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.71% -16.36%
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
180 152 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.61% 23.94% 19.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 118 60
Average daily rate £329 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.80 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 July 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 July 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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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 +6 53 £330 +20.00% 12
Newport +1 19 £400 -10.11% 2
Neath Port Talbot - 3 £400 - 1
Caerphilly - 2 £288 -
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 106 (54.08%) SQL
2 83 (42.35%) .NET
2 83 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (35.71%) C#
4 67 (34.18%) Microsoft
5 65 (33.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 64 (32.65%) Scrum
7 61 (31.12%) ASP.NET
8 58 (29.59%) XML
9 52 (26.53%) Security Cleared
10 48 (24.49%) Web Services
11 47 (23.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 45 (22.96%) ETL
12 45 (22.96%) SOAP
12 45 (22.96%) SC Cleared
13 43 (21.94%) MVC
14 42 (21.43%) TDD
15 41 (20.92%) .NET Framework
16 40 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 40 (20.41%) BDD
17 38 (19.39%) T-SQL
18 34 (17.35%) IIS
19 33 (16.84%) Visual Studio
19 33 (16.84%) Team Foundation Server
20 32 (16.33%) Oracle
21 30 (15.31%) Windows
22 29 (14.80%) ASP.NET MVC
23 27 (13.78%) SQL Server 2012
24 26 (13.27%) REST
25 25 (12.76%) HTML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 34 (17.35%) IIS
2 11 (5.61%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.55%) JBoss
3 5 (2.55%) FileNet
3 5 (2.55%) Confluence
4 4 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.53%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.53%) Lync
6 2 (1.02%) ArcSDE
6 2 (1.02%) Apache
6 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) nginx
7 1 (0.51%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (7.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) MS Project
3 2 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.02%) Sage 200
3 2 (1.02%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.51%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.53%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) SAN
1 2 (1.02%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) Network Security
2 1 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (33.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 47 (23.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (13.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (11.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (9.18%) Relational Database
8 15 (7.65%) SQL Server 2000
9 11 (5.61%) MySQL
10 9 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (4.08%) DB2
11 8 (4.08%) SQLPlus
12 6 (3.06%) RDBMS
12 6 (3.06%) MS Access
12 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (3.06%) MongoDB
13 5 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 5 (2.55%) NoSQL
14 4 (2.04%) DTS
14 4 (2.04%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (16.84%) Visual Studio
1 33 (16.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (9.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 17 (8.67%) Selenium
4 12 (6.12%) JMeter
5 11 (5.61%) Cucumber
6 10 (5.10%) SpecFlow
6 10 (5.10%) ERwin
6 10 (5.10%) JIRA
7 8 (4.08%) Toad
7 8 (4.08%) Subversion
8 7 (3.57%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.55%) Spock
9 5 (2.55%) Geb
9 5 (2.55%) Hudson
9 5 (2.55%) Maven
10 3 (1.53%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.51%) Gradle
12 1 (0.51%) Artifactory
General
1 14 (7.14%) Back Office
2 12 (6.12%) Finance
3 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.53%) Banking
3 3 (1.53%) Billing
4 2 (1.02%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 115 (58.67%) Developer
2 44 (22.45%) .NET Developer
3 36 (18.37%) SQL Developer
4 28 (14.29%) Analyst
5 19 (9.69%) DBA
6 18 (9.18%) SQL DBA
7 17 (8.67%) Tester
8 12 (6.12%) Architect
8 12 (6.12%) SQL Server Developer
9 11 (5.61%) Test Analyst
9 11 (5.61%) Senior Developer
9 11 (5.61%) Administrator
10 10 (5.10%) SQL Server DBA
10 10 (5.10%) Data Modeller
11 9 (4.59%) Software Developer
12 8 (4.08%) Java Developer
12 8 (4.08%) Server Administrator
12 8 (4.08%) Senior SQL Developer
13 7 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
14 6 (3.06%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (42.35%) .NET
2 61 (31.12%) ASP.NET
3 58 (29.59%) XML
4 48 (24.49%) Web Services
5 45 (22.96%) SOAP
6 41 (20.92%) .NET Framework
7 29 (14.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 26 (13.27%) REST
9 25 (12.76%) HTML
10 22 (11.22%) CSS
11 19 (9.69%) ASP.NET Web API
12 12 (6.12%) RESTful
13 11 (5.61%) AngularJS
13 11 (5.61%) HTML5
14 10 (5.10%) jQuery
14 10 (5.10%) WCF
14 10 (5.10%) Entity Framework
15 9 (4.59%) Spring
16 7 (3.57%) JSF
16 7 (3.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.16%) Clustering
2 15 (7.65%) Replication
3 14 (7.14%) NHS
4 12 (6.12%) Mainframe
5 8 (4.08%) GIS
5 8 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.57%) User Experience
7 6 (3.06%) Taxonomies
8 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.51%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.51%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.31%) Windows
2 3 (1.53%) Linux
2 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.02%) UNIX
3 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (32.65%) Scrum
3 45 (22.96%) ETL
4 43 (21.94%) MVC
5 42 (21.43%) TDD
6 40 (20.41%) BDD
7 24 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (11.73%) Unit Testing
9 21 (10.71%) Migration
10 20 (10.20%) SDLC
11 19 (9.69%) Performance Tuning
11 19 (9.69%) Data Modelling
12 18 (9.18%) Data Migration
13 14 (7.14%) Data Analysis
13 14 (7.14%) Regression Testing
14 12 (6.12%) Data Management
14 12 (6.12%) Test Scripting
15 11 (5.61%) Validation
15 11 (5.61%) Project Management
16 10 (5.10%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 106 (54.08%) SQL
2 70 (35.71%) C#
3 38 (19.39%) T-SQL
4 21 (10.71%) Java
5 18 (9.18%) JavaScript
6 14 (7.14%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.08%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.57%) VB
9 6 (3.06%) C
10 4 (2.04%) VBA
10 4 (2.04%) VB6
11 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.51%) Python
11 1 (0.51%) VBScript
11 1 (0.51%) Perl
11 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (26.53%) Security Cleared
2 45 (22.96%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.63%) ISEB
4 12 (6.12%) Degree
5 11 (5.61%) MCDBA
5 11 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.59%) MCITP
7 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.55%) HL7
3 4 (2.04%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (3.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.53%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) vCloud
4 1 (0.51%) XenApp
4 1 (0.51%) vSphere
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.02%) SCOM
2 1 (0.51%) Puppet
2 1 (0.51%) Nagios
2 1 (0.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (34.18%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.33%) Oracle
3 10 (5.10%) CA
4 9 (4.59%) Business Objects
5 6 (3.06%) VMware
6 5 (2.55%) Twitter
6 5 (2.55%) Cognos
7 4 (2.04%) BMC
7 4 (2.04%) Remedy
8 2 (1.02%) ESRI
8 2 (1.02%) Sage
9 1 (0.51%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco
9 1 (0.51%) SAP
9 1 (0.51%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.51%) HP
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix
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