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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 55 41 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.50% 10.20% 12.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.74% 58.57% 45.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 28 36
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£350 £363 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £458 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +6.36%
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
163 70 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 31.11% 17.41% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 49 74
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £14.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+24.07% -10.00%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -1 42 £350 -5.08% 20
Newport -2 1 - - 4
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - - 5
Caerphilly - - - -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 80 (52.63%) SQL
2 74 (48.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 54 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (31.58%) T-SQL
6 46 (30.26%) ETL
6 46 (30.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 45 (29.61%) .NET
7 45 (29.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 42 (27.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 37 (24.34%) C#
10 36 (23.68%) XML
10 36 (23.68%) Migration
11 32 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (20.39%) ASP.NET
13 30 (19.74%) Web Services
13 30 (19.74%) Data Migration
14 28 (18.42%) Security Cleared
14 28 (18.42%) Scrum
15 27 (17.76%) HTML
15 27 (17.76%) Data Warehouse
16 26 (17.11%) SharePoint
16 26 (17.11%) MVC
17 25 (16.45%) CSS
17 25 (16.45%) SOAP
18 24 (15.79%) SC Cleared
19 23 (15.13%) Data Modelling
20 22 (14.47%) WCF
21 21 (13.82%) TDD
22 18 (11.84%) Finance

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 26 (17.11%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.58%) IIS
2 10 (6.58%) Lync
3 9 (5.92%) JBoss
3 9 (5.92%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.63%) ArcGIS
4 4 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.97%) FileNet
5 3 (1.97%) Confluence
5 3 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.32%) CMS
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.32%) Apache
6 2 (1.32%) Umbraco
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.66%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.66%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (9.21%) MS Office
1 14 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.61%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.61%) Office 365
3 4 (2.63%) SaaS
4 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.97%) LAN
1 3 (1.97%) WAN
1 3 (1.97%) SAN
1 3 (1.97%) MPLS
1 3 (1.97%) Wireless
1 3 (1.97%) IP Telephony
1 3 (1.97%) Network Security
1 3 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (1.97%) NAS
2 2 (1.32%) Firewall
3 1 (0.66%) HTTP
3 1 (0.66%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (48.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 46 (30.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (29.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 42 (27.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 27 (17.76%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (11.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (11.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (7.89%) SQL Server 2000
9 11 (7.24%) DTS
9 11 (7.24%) Relational Database
10 5 (3.29%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.63%) QlikView
11 4 (2.63%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 4 (2.63%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (2.63%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 4 (2.63%) Cognos Transformer
11 4 (2.63%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.63%) Star Schema
11 4 (2.63%) MS Access
11 4 (2.63%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 18 (11.84%) Visual Studio
1 18 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (8.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 12 (7.89%) Subversion
4 8 (5.26%) JIRA
4 8 (5.26%) Selenium
5 7 (4.61%) Eclipse
5 7 (4.61%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.95%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.95%) JMeter
7 5 (3.29%) ReSharper
7 5 (3.29%) Gradle
7 5 (3.29%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.97%) Hudson
8 3 (1.97%) Maven
8 3 (1.97%) Toad
9 2 (1.32%) NUnit
9 2 (1.32%) JUnit
9 2 (1.32%) DbUnit
9 2 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 18 (11.84%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Back Office
3 2 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (0.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (46.71%) Developer
2 27 (17.76%) SQL Developer
3 22 (14.47%) Analyst
4 21 (13.82%) Architect
5 16 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.89%) Data Analyst
6 12 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 8 (5.26%) Data Architect
8 7 (4.61%) DBA
8 7 (4.61%) Database Specialist
8 7 (4.61%) SQL DBA
9 6 (3.95%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.29%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.29%) ETL Specialist
10 5 (3.29%) SQL Server DBA
11 4 (2.63%) Administrator
11 4 (2.63%) Business Developer
11 4 (2.63%) Tester
11 4 (2.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (29.61%) .NET
2 36 (23.68%) XML
3 31 (20.39%) ASP.NET
4 30 (19.74%) Web Services
5 27 (17.76%) HTML
6 25 (16.45%) CSS
6 25 (16.45%) SOAP
7 22 (14.47%) WCF
8 18 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (10.53%) jQuery
10 15 (9.87%) REST
11 14 (9.21%) .NET Framework
12 12 (7.89%) Spring
12 12 (7.89%) HTML5
13 11 (7.24%) CSS3
14 9 (5.92%) AngularJS
14 9 (5.92%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 7 (4.61%) RESTful
16 7 (4.61%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.21%) Open Source
2 13 (8.55%) Mainframe
3 12 (7.89%) NHS
4 11 (7.24%) Replication
5 7 (4.61%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.63%) User Experience
7 3 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.97%) GIS
8 2 (1.32%) Clustering
8 2 (1.32%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.66%) iSeries
9 1 (0.66%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.24%) Windows
2 6 (3.95%) UNIX
3 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.32%) Linux
6 1 (0.66%) CentOS
6 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (30.26%) ETL
3 36 (23.68%) Migration
4 32 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (19.74%) Data Migration
6 28 (18.42%) Scrum
7 26 (17.11%) MVC
8 23 (15.13%) Data Modelling
9 21 (13.82%) TDD
10 14 (9.21%) CRM
11 12 (7.89%) Change Data Capture
12 10 (6.58%) Validation
13 9 (5.92%) UML
13 9 (5.92%) BDD
14 8 (5.26%) Change Control
14 8 (5.26%) Data Mapping
14 8 (5.26%) SOA
15 7 (4.61%) Information Security
15 7 (4.61%) Data Analysis
15 7 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 80 (52.63%) SQL
2 48 (31.58%) T-SQL
3 37 (24.34%) C#
4 17 (11.18%) Java
5 16 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.29%) VB
7 4 (2.63%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (1.32%) C
8 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.66%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.66%) MCSD
4 1 (0.66%) ISEB
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.97%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.97%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.97%) Windows Intune
2 2 (1.32%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.66%) Ansible
3 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.84%) Oracle
3 13 (8.55%) Cognos
4 7 (4.61%) Business Objects
5 5 (3.29%) VMware
5 5 (3.29%) Casewise
6 4 (2.63%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.97%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.97%) Cisco
7 3 (1.97%) IBM
7 3 (1.97%) Juniper
7 3 (1.97%) Informatica
8 2 (1.32%) ILOG
8 2 (1.32%) Google
8 2 (1.32%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.32%) Twitter
8 2 (1.32%) HP
9 1 (0.66%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.66%) Kofax
9 1 (0.66%) Splunk
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