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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS)
Rank 513 440 459
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +19
Contract jobs citing DTS 87 157 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.71% 1.33% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 101 47
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £25.66 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +1.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.66 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +1.42%

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
12283 11838 10449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.01% 21.73% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8003 7500 6308
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 £285 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 190 221
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £15.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £55.00 £42.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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
England -73 84 £356 +1.78% 17
London +1 49 £396 -9.42% 2
City of London +9 17 £396 -24.52% 1
North West -13 15 £350 +32.07% 3
Cheshire +2 9 £439 +21.10%
East Midlands -4 8 £375 +27.11% 2
Northamptonshire -11 5 £400 +35.59%
South East -47 5 £313 +4.16% 1
Surrey - 5 £313 -
Warrington -11 4 £300 -14.28%
Lancashire - 4 £275 - 2
Blackburn - 4 £275 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 £313 -
Somerset +4 2 £600 +41.17%
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 2 - -
Tyne and Wear +1 2 - -
North East -7 2 - - 1
South West -15 2 £600 +140.00% 1
South Wales - 2 £325 - 3
Wales - 2 £325 - 3
Cardiff - 2 £325 - 3
Nottingham - 2 £350 -
Taunton +6 1 £600 +41.17%
Coventry +3 1 - -
Hertfordshire +2 1 £350 -15.15% 2
Scotland -2 1 £375 -21.05% 1
Northampton -4 1 £250 -15.25%
East of England -6 1 £350 -17.64% 3
Manchester -14 1 £350 - 1
West Midlands -16 1 - - 1

DTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 115 (78.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 113 (76.87%) SQL
3 110 (74.83%) SQL Server
4 71 (48.30%) T-SQL
5 55 (37.41%) .NET
6 53 (36.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (34.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (28.57%) ETL
9 38 (25.85%) SQL Server 2000
9 38 (25.85%) C#
10 34 (23.13%) Windows
11 31 (21.09%) ASP.NET
11 31 (21.09%) Finance
12 29 (19.73%) Microsoft
13 28 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (17.69%) Data Warehouse
15 23 (15.65%) Migration
15 23 (15.65%) SQL Server 2005
15 23 (15.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (13.61%) Banking
17 19 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (12.93%) XML
18 18 (12.24%) VBScript
19 17 (11.56%) VB
19 17 (11.56%) IIS
20 16 (10.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 15 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
22 13 (8.84%) Change Management
22 13 (8.84%) MVC

DTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 17 (11.56%) IIS
2 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.36%) JBoss
4 2 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.36%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) MS Office
2 2 (1.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Markit EDM
2 3 (2.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.36%) RMDS
3 2 (1.36%) Exstream
3 2 (1.36%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) FTP
2 5 (3.40%) Internet
2 5 (3.40%) SAN
3 3 (2.04%) DHCP
4 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.36%) VPN
5 1 (0.68%) Firewall
5 1 (0.68%) SSH
5 1 (0.68%) SSL
5 1 (0.68%) LAN
5 1 (0.68%) VoIP
5 1 (0.68%) WLAN
5 1 (0.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (78.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 110 (74.83%) SQL Server
3 53 (36.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (34.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 38 (25.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 26 (17.69%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (15.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (15.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (10.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (8.84%) QlikView
9 13 (8.84%) Relational Database
10 7 (4.76%) Cognos Transformer
11 5 (3.40%) Cognos Report Studio
11 5 (3.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 4 (2.72%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (2.04%) EDRMS
13 3 (2.04%) MS Access
13 3 (2.04%) OLAP
14 2 (1.36%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 15 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (8.16%) Subversion
3 11 (7.48%) Visual Studio
4 9 (6.12%) JIRA
5 6 (4.08%) TeamCity
5 6 (4.08%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.40%) ReSharper
6 5 (3.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (2.72%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.72%) ClearQuest
8 3 (2.04%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.04%) Maven
8 3 (2.04%) ERwin
9 2 (1.36%) NUnit
9 2 (1.36%) Log4Net
9 2 (1.36%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.36%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (1.36%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (1.36%) Moq
10 1 (0.68%) MSBuild
General
1 31 (21.09%) Finance
2 20 (13.61%) Banking
3 8 (5.44%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.72%) Local Government
4 4 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.04%) Automotive
5 3 (2.04%) Legal
6 2 (1.36%) Marketing
6 2 (1.36%) Front Office
6 2 (1.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (49.66%) Developer
2 22 (14.97%) SQL Developer
2 22 (14.97%) DBA
3 18 (12.24%) SQL DBA
4 16 (10.88%) Analyst
5 15 (10.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (5.44%) SQL Server DBA
6 8 (5.44%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) .NET Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Business Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Consultant
8 6 (4.08%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Architect
8 6 (4.08%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Developer
8 6 (4.08%) Server Support
8 6 (4.08%) Administrator
9 4 (2.72%) Server Analyst
9 4 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (37.41%) .NET
2 31 (21.09%) ASP.NET
3 19 (12.93%) XML
4 13 (8.84%) HTML
5 12 (8.16%) .NET Framework
6 9 (6.12%) Razor View Engine
6 9 (6.12%) Web Services
7 8 (5.44%) jQuery
8 7 (4.76%) ADO.NET
9 6 (4.08%) WinForms
9 6 (4.08%) Ajax
10 5 (3.40%) LINQ
10 5 (3.40%) COM+
10 5 (3.40%) DHTML
11 4 (2.72%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.72%) Kendo UI
11 4 (2.72%) Entity Framework
11 4 (2.72%) JSON
12 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (2.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Derivative
1 10 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.12%) Equities
3 8 (5.44%) Replication
4 7 (4.76%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.40%) Data Extraction
6 4 (2.72%) Clustering
7 3 (2.04%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.04%) NHS
8 2 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.36%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.36%) CMDB
9 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.68%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.68%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.68%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.13%) Windows
2 20 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (8.16%) UNIX
4 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.04%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.36%) Linux
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.57%) ETL
2 28 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (15.65%) Migration
4 19 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.84%) Change Management
5 13 (8.84%) MVC
5 13 (8.84%) OO
6 12 (8.16%) Incident Management
7 10 (6.80%) ITIL
7 10 (6.80%) Scrum
7 10 (6.80%) Data Transformation
7 10 (6.80%) Data Migration
8 9 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (6.12%) Coaching
8 9 (6.12%) OOP
9 8 (5.44%) CRM
9 8 (5.44%) Unit Testing
9 8 (5.44%) Database Tuning
10 7 (4.76%) Data Analysis
10 7 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 113 (76.87%) SQL
2 71 (48.30%) T-SQL
3 38 (25.85%) C#
4 18 (12.24%) VBScript
5 17 (11.56%) VB
6 11 (7.48%) VB.NET
7 10 (6.80%) Java
7 10 (6.80%) JavaScript
8 6 (4.08%) VB6
9 5 (3.40%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.40%) Perl
10 4 (2.72%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.04%) Python
11 3 (2.04%) VBA
12 2 (1.36%) C
13 1 (0.68%) X++
13 1 (0.68%) XPath
13 1 (0.68%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (2.72%) MCAD
1 4 (2.72%) MCSD
1 4 (2.72%) MCDBA
1 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) Degree
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.68%) PMP
4 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.40%) QA
2 2 (1.36%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.68%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (2.04%) Puppet
1 3 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.04%) Unicenter
2 2 (1.36%) Control-M
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.80%) SAP
3 9 (6.12%) Cognos
4 8 (5.44%) Oracle
5 5 (3.40%) HP
5 5 (3.40%) IBM
5 5 (3.40%) Business Objects
6 4 (2.72%) Telerik
7 3 (2.04%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.04%) Red Gate
7 3 (2.04%) webMethods
7 3 (2.04%) CA
7 3 (2.04%) NetApp
7 3 (2.04%) Citrix
7 3 (2.04%) Progress
8 2 (1.36%) Reuters
8 2 (1.36%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.36%) VMware
8 2 (1.36%) Teradata
8 2 (1.36%) ServiceNow
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