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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS)
Rank 544 451 402
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -49
Contract jobs citing DTS 64 119 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.55% 1.01% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 81
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £519 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 £28.19 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.70% -7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £28.19 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+27.70% +39.20%

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
11586 11759 11025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.95% 22.75% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7717 7232 6683
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 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 273 274
Average hourly rate £34.50 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.74 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -91 52 £340 -4.89% 11
London -4 15 £350 -17.64% 3
East of England 0 11 £388 +7.63% 1
South West -30 9 £313 +13.63%
Wales -15 8 £350 - 3
City of London -1 7 £350 -18.84% 3
South Wales -10 7 £350 - 3
Cardiff -7 6 £350 - 2
West Midlands -10 6 £338 -25.00%
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £260 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £260 -
South East -46 4 £280 -20.00% 2
Somerset - 4 £250 -
East Midlands -4 3 £388 +39.63% 1
Norfolk - 3 £290 - 1
Leicestershire +14 2 £388 -
Cheshire +3 2 - -
Essex -9 2 £494 +21.91%
North West -11 2 - - 1
Norwich - 2 £290 - 1
Birmingham -5 1 £350 -
Southend-on-Sea -11 1 £538 +39.61%
Buckinghamshire -19 1 £300 -20.00%
Northampton -20 1 - -
Northamptonshire -24 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £200 -
Bath - 1 £375 -
Chester - 1 - -
Cirencester - 1 £200 -
Crewe - - - -

DTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 119 (85.61%) SQL
2 108 (77.70%) SQL Server
3 103 (74.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (44.60%) T-SQL
5 58 (41.73%) .NET
6 51 (36.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 42 (30.22%) C#
7 42 (30.22%) Microsoft
8 41 (29.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 39 (28.06%) ASP.NET
10 35 (25.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 33 (23.74%) Windows
12 31 (22.30%) XML
13 29 (20.86%) SQL Server 2000
14 26 (18.71%) ETL
14 26 (18.71%) VB.NET
15 25 (17.99%) VB
16 24 (17.27%) HTML
16 24 (17.27%) Performance Tuning
17 23 (16.55%) Migration
18 20 (14.39%) Team Foundation Server
19 19 (13.67%) Data Transformation
19 19 (13.67%) Windows Server 2003
19 19 (13.67%) MVC
19 19 (13.67%) Finance
19 19 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
20 18 (12.95%) SQL Server 2012
21 17 (12.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
21 17 (12.23%) Java

DTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 11 (7.91%) IIS
2 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.88%) JBoss
4 3 (2.16%) Documentum
4 3 (2.16%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.44%) Kentico
5 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.44%) Exstream Dialogue
5 2 (1.44%) CMS
5 2 (1.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.76%) MS Office
3 4 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.44%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.44%) Exstream
4 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.47%) FTP
2 6 (4.32%) DHCP
2 6 (4.32%) LDAP
3 3 (2.16%) HTTP
4 1 (0.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (77.70%) SQL Server
2 103 (74.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 51 (36.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (29.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (25.18%) SQL Server 2005
6 29 (20.86%) SQL Server 2000
7 18 (12.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (12.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (11.51%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (10.79%) Relational Database
11 10 (7.19%) MySQL
12 9 (6.47%) MS Access
13 7 (5.04%) Cognos Report Studio
13 7 (5.04%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 7 (5.04%) Cognos Transformer
14 5 (3.60%) Data Mining
15 4 (2.88%) Cognos Analysis Studio
15 4 (2.88%) MariaDB
15 4 (2.88%) QlikView
15 4 (2.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (14.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (11.51%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (5.76%) ReSharper
5 7 (5.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.44%) Subversion
6 2 (1.44%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.72%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.72%) Rational DOORS
General
1 19 (13.67%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Banking
3 9 (6.47%) Retail
4 7 (5.04%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.16%) Corporate Banking
5 3 (2.16%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
7 1 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (59.71%) Developer
2 22 (15.83%) SQL Developer
3 21 (15.11%) DBA
4 17 (12.23%) Analyst
4 17 (12.23%) SQL DBA
5 14 (10.07%) .NET Developer
6 11 (7.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (6.47%) Software Developer
7 9 (6.47%) .NET Designer
7 9 (6.47%) SQL Server DBA
7 9 (6.47%) Designer
8 8 (5.76%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Consultant
9 7 (5.04%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.04%) Analyst Developer
10 5 (3.60%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (3.60%) Administrator
11 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (2.88%) SQL Database Developer
11 4 (2.88%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (41.73%) .NET
2 39 (28.06%) ASP.NET
3 31 (22.30%) XML
4 24 (17.27%) HTML
5 17 (12.23%) WCF
6 13 (9.35%) LINQ
6 13 (9.35%) Web Services
7 11 (7.91%) .NET Framework
8 7 (5.04%) ADO.NET
8 7 (5.04%) DHTML
8 7 (5.04%) Spring
8 7 (5.04%) WinForms
8 7 (5.04%) Razor View Engine
9 6 (4.32%) Ajax
9 6 (4.32%) Spring MVC
9 6 (4.32%) COM+
9 6 (4.32%) CSS
10 5 (3.60%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 5 (3.60%) Hibernate
11 4 (2.88%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.19%) IBM Mainframe
2 10 (7.19%) Mainframe
3 8 (5.76%) Replication
4 5 (3.60%) Equities
4 5 (3.60%) Clustering
5 4 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.16%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.16%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.44%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.44%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.44%) Derivative
7 2 (1.44%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.44%) CMDB
7 2 (1.44%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.74%) Windows
2 19 (13.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (8.63%) UNIX
4 5 (3.60%) Windows XP
4 5 (3.60%) Linux
4 5 (3.60%) Mac OS X
4 5 (3.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.71%) ETL
2 24 (17.27%) Performance Tuning
3 23 (16.55%) Migration
4 19 (13.67%) Data Transformation
4 19 (13.67%) MVC
4 19 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (10.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (9.35%) Data Migration
7 11 (7.91%) Unit Testing
8 9 (6.47%) Change Management
8 9 (6.47%) Data Analysis
8 9 (6.47%) Database Tuning
9 8 (5.76%) OO
9 8 (5.76%) ITIL
10 7 (5.04%) Workflow
10 7 (5.04%) Web Development
10 7 (5.04%) Incident Management
10 7 (5.04%) Kimball Methodology
10 7 (5.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 119 (85.61%) SQL
2 62 (44.60%) T-SQL
3 42 (30.22%) C#
4 26 (18.71%) VB.NET
5 25 (17.99%) VB
6 17 (12.23%) Java
7 13 (9.35%) VBScript
8 11 (7.91%) JavaScript
9 10 (7.19%) VBA
10 8 (5.76%) VB6
11 6 (4.32%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.60%) C
13 3 (2.16%) XPath
14 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.60%) Degree
4 3 (2.16%) MCSE
4 3 (2.16%) MCSA
4 3 (2.16%) MCT
4 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.16%) MCITP
4 3 (2.16%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) QA
2 3 (2.16%) SLA
3 2 (1.44%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.44%) HL7
3 2 (1.44%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 42 (30.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.91%) IBM
3 8 (5.76%) Cognos
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle
4 7 (5.04%) SAP
5 6 (4.32%) Business Objects
6 5 (3.60%) HP
6 5 (3.60%) CA
7 3 (2.16%) Citrix
8 2 (1.44%) Meridio
9 1 (0.72%) Remedy
9 1 (0.72%) BMC
9 1 (0.72%) Informatica
9 1 (0.72%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.72%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.72%) Talend
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