The table below looks at the statistics for DTS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DTS over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS)
Rank 534 464 443
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -21
Contract jobs citing DTS 72 115 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.60% 1.00% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 66 89
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£311 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £218 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +150.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12018 11544 12124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 21.91% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7443 7141 7010
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 199 306
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £27.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

DTS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DTS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

DTS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DTS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DTS within the UK.

DTS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DTS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DTS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

DTS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DTS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DTS within the UK.

DTS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DTS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DTS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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
England -51 68 £310 -21.26% 20
London +14 29 £340 -25.27% 4
South East -30 19 £225 -45.12% 2
City of London +20 11 £370 +48.00% 1
Surrey +7 11 £219 -
East of England -26 5 £375 +7.14% 4
Reading +5 4 - - 2
Berkshire +3 4 - - 2
Hertfordshire -12 4 £400 +14.28% 2
South West -38 3 £206 -8.33%
Gloucestershire - 3 £206 -
West Yorkshire +2 2 £225 - 2
Yorkshire 0 2 £225 - 3
North West -13 2 - - 5
Northampton +6 1 - -
Northamptonshire -1 1 - -
Cheshire -2 1 - - 1
Bradford -3 1 £275 +22.22% 1
East Midlands -10 1 - - 1
West Midlands -14 1 £363 -23.68% 1
Hampshire -15 1 £350 -
Kent - 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £363 - 1
Guildford - 1 - -
Hertford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Lichfield - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

DTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DTS 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 DTS.

1 163 (76.89%) SQL
2 158 (74.53%) SQL Server
3 130 (61.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 104 (49.06%) T-SQL
5 78 (36.79%) .NET
6 72 (33.96%) Windows
7 66 (31.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 62 (29.25%) C#
9 60 (28.30%) ASP.NET
9 60 (28.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 59 (27.83%) Microsoft
11 53 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 45 (21.23%) SQL Server 2000
13 41 (19.34%) ETL
14 40 (18.87%) VB.NET
14 40 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
15 39 (18.40%) MS Excel
16 36 (16.98%) XML
17 33 (15.57%) SQL Server 2012
18 32 (15.09%) VB
19 31 (14.62%) Visual Studio
20 28 (13.21%) LDAP
21 27 (12.74%) Finance
21 27 (12.74%) Security Cleared
22 26 (12.26%) VB6
22 26 (12.26%) SharePoint
22 26 (12.26%) Web Services
23 24 (11.32%) OLAP
23 24 (11.32%) HTML
23 24 (11.32%) Data Warehouse

DTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing DTS 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 DTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (12.26%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.49%) SharePoint Server
3 16 (7.55%) IIS
4 14 (6.60%) WebSphere
5 11 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (3.30%) Documentum
7 2 (0.94%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.47%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 39 (18.40%) MS Excel
2 23 (10.85%) MS Office
3 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (6.60%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.21%) LDAP
2 4 (1.89%) DHCP
3 3 (1.42%) Intranet
4 2 (0.94%) FTP
4 2 (0.94%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) Firewall
5 1 (0.47%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (74.53%) SQL Server
2 130 (61.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 66 (31.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 60 (28.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 53 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (21.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 33 (15.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (11.32%) OLAP
8 24 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (10.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (4.72%) IDOL
10 10 (4.72%) Data Mining
11 9 (4.25%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.83%) MySQL
13 5 (2.36%) RDBMS
13 5 (2.36%) Ingres
14 4 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (1.89%) OLTP
15 3 (1.42%) QlikView
15 3 (1.42%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 31 (14.62%) Visual Studio
2 17 (8.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (6.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (3.77%) ReSharper
5 6 (2.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.42%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.47%) Toad
7 1 (0.47%) Subversion
7 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 27 (12.74%) Finance
2 12 (5.66%) Banking
3 9 (4.25%) Marketing
4 6 (2.83%) Retail
4 6 (2.83%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.94%) Publishing
6 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Front Office
7 1 (0.47%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 98 (46.23%) Developer
2 41 (19.34%) DBA
3 37 (17.45%) SQL DBA
4 34 (16.04%) Analyst
5 23 (10.85%) SQL Developer
6 21 (9.91%) .NET Developer
7 18 (8.49%) SharePoint Developer
8 16 (7.55%) Consultant
9 11 (5.19%) Deployment Analyst
9 11 (5.19%) C# Developer
10 10 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (4.72%) SQL Server DBA
11 9 (4.25%) VB.NET Developer
12 8 (3.77%) Designer
12 8 (3.77%) .NET Designer
13 7 (3.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 7 (3.30%) Configuration Analyst
14 6 (2.83%) Senior Developer
15 5 (2.36%) Project Manager
15 5 (2.36%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (36.79%) .NET
2 60 (28.30%) ASP.NET
3 36 (16.98%) XML
4 26 (12.26%) Web Services
5 24 (11.32%) HTML
6 18 (8.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 17 (8.02%) .NET Framework
8 14 (6.60%) J2EE
9 12 (5.66%) WCF
10 11 (5.19%) SOAP
10 11 (5.19%) COM+
10 11 (5.19%) LINQ
11 9 (4.25%) MDX
12 8 (3.77%) WinForms
13 6 (2.83%) jQuery
14 5 (2.36%) CSS
15 4 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 4 (1.89%) ActiveX
15 4 (1.89%) DCOM
16 3 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.02%) Clustering
2 14 (6.60%) NHS
3 13 (6.13%) Replication
4 11 (5.19%) Mainframe
5 10 (4.72%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (4.72%) Derivative
6 8 (3.77%) Equities
7 5 (2.36%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.94%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.94%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.47%) Firmware
9 1 (0.47%) PKI
9 1 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.47%) Open Source
9 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 72 (33.96%) Windows
2 40 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (6.13%) UNIX
4 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (5.66%) Linux
5 9 (4.25%) Windows XP
5 9 (4.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (19.34%) ETL
2 22 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (9.91%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (8.96%) Change Management
5 16 (7.55%) Project Management
6 15 (7.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (7.08%) Database Security
7 14 (6.60%) Web Development
8 13 (6.13%) Migration
8 13 (6.13%) Data Transformation
9 11 (5.19%) Workflow
9 11 (5.19%) Software Deployment
10 10 (4.72%) Kimball Methodology
10 10 (4.72%) Server Monitoring
10 10 (4.72%) Data Analysis
10 10 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (4.72%) ITIL
11 9 (4.25%) CRM
11 9 (4.25%) MVC
11 9 (4.25%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (76.89%) SQL
2 104 (49.06%) T-SQL
3 62 (29.25%) C#
4 40 (18.87%) VB.NET
5 32 (15.09%) VB
6 26 (12.26%) VB6
7 21 (9.91%) Java
8 14 (6.60%) VBScript
9 13 (6.13%) VBA
10 7 (3.30%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.89%) XPath
12 3 (1.42%) C
12 3 (1.42%) ABAP
12 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.94%) Perl
13 2 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 27 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.32%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.30%) Degree
4 7 (3.30%) MCITP
5 6 (2.83%) MCTS
6 5 (2.36%) MCSE
7 4 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.89%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.42%) MCT
8 3 (1.42%) MCSA
9 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.47%) ISEB
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.47%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.72%) QA
2 8 (3.77%) SLA
3 3 (1.42%) HL7
4 2 (0.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.42%) LiteSpeed
2 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.47%) vSphere
3 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.89%) Unicenter
2 3 (1.42%) SCOM
3 1 (0.47%) Control-M
Vendors
1 59 (27.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.19%) IBM
3 10 (4.72%) Meridio
4 9 (4.25%) Oracle
5 8 (3.77%) Business Objects
6 7 (3.30%) SAP
7 5 (2.36%) CA
8 4 (1.89%) Cognos
9 3 (1.42%) Tableau
10 2 (0.94%) VMware
10 2 (0.94%) CommVault
10 2 (0.94%) Informatica
10 2 (0.94%) BMC
11 1 (0.47%) Citrix
11 1 (0.47%) Sun
11 1 (0.47%) Reuters
11 1 (0.47%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.47%) Remedy
11 1 (0.47%) Ab Initio
11 1 (0.47%) Talend
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