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 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS)
Rank 512 435 404
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -31
Contract jobs citing DTS 59 124 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.56% 1.15% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 83 71
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £294 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.14% -9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £28.10 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.13% +17.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.10 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+28.13% +17.06%

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
10557 10780 10382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.07% 22.07% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6874 6585 6288
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 £275 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 204 239
Average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.67 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 January 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 29 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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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 -89 45 £350 -6.66% 18
London +4 21 £350 -17.64% 8
City of London +9 11 £463 +8.82% 2
East of England +3 10 £339 -4.57% 1
Wales - 6 £350 -
West Midlands -7 5 £378 -11.17%
South West -24 5 £313 +13.63%
Hertfordshire - 5 £260 -
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £260 -
South Wales - 4 £350 -
North West - 4 £300 - 2
Cardiff - 3 £350 -
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Norfolk - 3 £290 - 1
Somerset - 3 £250 -
Chester - 2 - - 1
Norwich - 2 £290 - 1
Scotland -8 1 - -
South East -40 1 £260 -5.45% 3
Surrey - 1 £260 -
Bath - 1 £375 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -

DTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 102 (81.60%) SQL
2 93 (74.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 89 (71.20%) SQL Server
4 60 (48.00%) T-SQL
5 47 (37.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 45 (36.00%) .NET
7 37 (29.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (28.80%) Microsoft
9 34 (27.20%) C#
10 31 (24.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 27 (21.60%) Windows
12 26 (20.80%) SQL Server 2000
13 25 (20.00%) ETL
13 25 (20.00%) ASP.NET
13 25 (20.00%) XML
14 20 (16.00%) Migration
15 18 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (14.40%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (13.60%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (13.60%) VB
16 17 (13.60%) MVC
17 16 (12.80%) HTML
17 16 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (12.00%) Data Migration
18 15 (12.00%) VB.NET
18 15 (12.00%) Finance
19 14 (11.20%) Team Foundation Server
20 13 (10.40%) Relational Database
20 13 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003

DTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (4.80%) IIS
1 6 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.20%) JBoss
3 3 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.40%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.60%) Exstream Dialogue
4 2 (1.60%) CMS
4 2 (1.60%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.60%) Kentico
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.60%) MS Office
3 4 (3.20%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.60%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Markit EDM
2 4 (3.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.60%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) FTP
2 6 (4.80%) LDAP
2 6 (4.80%) DHCP
3 4 (3.20%) HTTP
4 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.80%) VPN
4 1 (0.80%) DNS
4 1 (0.80%) SSL
4 1 (0.80%) Firewall
4 1 (0.80%) Internet
4 1 (0.80%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (74.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 89 (71.20%) SQL Server
3 47 (37.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (29.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (24.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (20.80%) SQL Server 2000
7 17 (13.60%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (10.40%) Relational Database
9 12 (9.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (6.40%) MySQL
11 8 (6.40%) MS Access
12 6 (4.80%) QlikView
12 6 (4.80%) Cognos Report Studio
12 6 (4.80%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 6 (4.80%) Cognos Transformer
13 4 (3.20%) Star Schema
13 4 (3.20%) OLAP
13 4 (3.20%) Cognos Powerplay
13 4 (3.20%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (7.20%) Visual Studio
3 7 (5.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.20%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (2.40%) Subversion
6 2 (1.60%) FitNesse
6 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.80%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.80%) ERwin
7 1 (0.80%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (12.00%) Finance
2 11 (8.80%) Banking
3 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.80%) Retail
5 4 (3.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.60%) Marketing
6 2 (1.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.80%) Back Office
7 1 (0.80%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (64.80%) Developer
2 21 (16.80%) SQL Developer
3 14 (11.20%) DBA
4 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 12 (9.60%) Analyst
6 10 (8.00%) SQL DBA
6 10 (8.00%) .NET Developer
7 9 (7.20%) Software Developer
7 9 (7.20%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.60%) SQL Server DBA
8 7 (5.60%) Java Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (3.20%) .NET Designer
10 4 (3.20%) Administrator
10 4 (3.20%) Business Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Designer
11 3 (2.40%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.40%) Support Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) Architect
11 3 (2.40%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (36.00%) .NET
2 25 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 25 (20.00%) XML
3 16 (12.80%) HTML
4 13 (10.40%) Web Services
5 10 (8.00%) .NET Framework
6 9 (7.20%) WCF
7 8 (6.40%) Razor View Engine
8 7 (5.60%) DHTML
8 7 (5.60%) ADO.NET
8 7 (5.60%) LINQ
8 7 (5.60%) WinForms
8 7 (5.60%) Ajax
9 6 (4.80%) Spring
9 6 (4.80%) CSS
10 5 (4.00%) Hibernate
10 5 (4.00%) Spring MVC
10 5 (4.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 5 (4.00%) jQuery
11 3 (2.40%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.80%) Replication
2 6 (4.80%) Clustering
3 5 (4.00%) Data Extraction
4 4 (3.20%) Equities
4 4 (3.20%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.40%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.40%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.60%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.60%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.60%) CMDB
6 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) NHS
7 1 (0.80%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.80%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.60%) Windows
2 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (9.60%) UNIX
4 5 (4.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (4.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (4.00%) Linux
4 5 (4.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.80%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.00%) ETL
2 20 (16.00%) Migration
3 18 (14.40%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (14.40%) Performance Tuning
4 17 (13.60%) MVC
5 16 (12.80%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (12.00%) Data Migration
7 11 (8.80%) OO
7 11 (8.80%) Unit Testing
7 11 (8.80%) Data Analysis
7 11 (8.80%) Data Transformation
8 10 (8.00%) ITIL
9 9 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.40%) Database Tuning
10 8 (6.40%) OOP
11 7 (5.60%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.60%) Change Management
11 7 (5.60%) Web Development
11 7 (5.60%) Incident Management
12 6 (4.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 102 (81.60%) SQL
2 60 (48.00%) T-SQL
3 34 (27.20%) C#
4 17 (13.60%) VB
5 15 (12.00%) VB.NET
6 12 (9.60%) Java
7 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.40%) VBScript
8 8 (6.40%) VBA
9 5 (4.00%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.00%) C
10 3 (2.40%) XPath
10 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.60%) VB6
12 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.80%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.40%) Degree
4 1 (0.80%) PMP
4 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) QA
2 3 (2.40%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) WAI
4 1 (0.80%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (7.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) Unicenter
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.80%) Control-M
Vendors
1 36 (28.80%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.20%) SAP
3 8 (6.40%) Oracle
4 7 (5.60%) Cognos
5 6 (4.80%) Business Objects
6 5 (4.00%) HP
6 5 (4.00%) CA
7 3 (2.40%) IBM
7 3 (2.40%) Citrix
8 2 (1.60%) Meridio
9 1 (0.80%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.80%) BMC
9 1 (0.80%) Telerik
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