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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS)
Rank 549 468 459
Rank change year-on-year
-81 -9
Contract jobs citing DTS 69 118 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.58% 0.99% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 65 77
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
11906 11930 11709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.45% 22.70% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7754 7342 6813
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 234 318
Average hourly rate £31.20 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.27%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -84 53 £300 -14.28% 16
London -13 23 £300 -42.85% 4
South East -42 9 £300 -21.31% 3
Cardiff +3 8 £338 -
South Wales -8 8 £338 +7.14%
East of England -19 8 £475 +35.71%
Wales -20 8 £338 +7.14%
Scotland -8 7 £290 -22.66%
Essex -10 7 £475 +11.76%
City of London +22 4 £450 -25.00% 3
Berkshire +8 4 - - 3
Buckinghamshire -17 3 £300 -23.80%
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £508 -
South West - 3 £200 - 2
West Midlands -14 2 £338 -12.33% 2
North West -17 2 - - 4
East Midlands -20 2 £388 +46.22%
Cheshire +2 1 - -
Birmingham -4 1 £350 - 1
Glasgow -9 1 - -
Hertfordshire -19 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 2
Newport Pagnell - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Halifax - - - -

DTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 138 (81.18%) SQL
2 135 (79.41%) SQL Server
3 111 (65.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 74 (43.53%) T-SQL
5 64 (37.65%) .NET
6 56 (32.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 51 (30.00%) Windows
8 49 (28.82%) C#
8 49 (28.82%) Microsoft
9 46 (27.06%) ASP.NET
9 46 (27.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 42 (24.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 37 (21.76%) XML
12 36 (21.18%) VB
13 35 (20.59%) SQL Server 2000
14 32 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (18.24%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (17.65%) ETL
16 30 (17.65%) VB.NET
17 27 (15.88%) HTML
18 25 (14.71%) Visual Studio
18 25 (14.71%) MS Excel
19 24 (14.12%) Performance Tuning
20 23 (13.53%) Data Warehouse
21 22 (12.94%) Java
21 22 (12.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 21 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
23 20 (11.76%) VB6
23 20 (11.76%) Security Cleared
24 19 (11.18%) Finance

DTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 16 (9.41%) IIS
1 16 (9.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.71%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (4.12%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.12%) Documentum
4 4 (2.35%) JBoss
4 4 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.18%) Kentico
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
6 1 (0.59%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 25 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.24%) MS Office
3 4 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Markit EDM
2 3 (1.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.82%) LDAP
2 6 (3.53%) DHCP
3 4 (2.35%) FTP
4 3 (1.76%) HTTP
5 1 (0.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (79.41%) SQL Server
2 111 (65.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (32.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (27.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (24.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (20.59%) SQL Server 2000
7 31 (18.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (13.53%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (12.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (7.65%) MySQL
10 13 (7.65%) Relational Database
11 11 (6.47%) OLAP
12 9 (5.29%) MS Access
13 6 (3.53%) Data Mining
14 5 (2.94%) IDOL
14 5 (2.94%) RDBMS
14 5 (2.94%) Cognos Report Studio
14 5 (2.94%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 5 (2.94%) Cognos Transformer
15 4 (2.35%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 25 (14.71%) Visual Studio
2 13 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (7.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (4.71%) ReSharper
4 3 (1.76%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.59%) Toad
6 1 (0.59%) Subversion
6 1 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (11.18%) Finance
2 9 (5.29%) Retail
3 7 (4.12%) Banking
4 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.76%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (1.76%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.18%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Law
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Front Office
6 1 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 87 (51.18%) Developer
2 34 (20.00%) DBA
3 28 (16.47%) SQL DBA
4 25 (14.71%) Analyst
5 22 (12.94%) SQL Developer
6 14 (8.24%) .NET Developer
7 11 (6.47%) SQL Server DBA
7 11 (6.47%) Consultant
8 9 (5.29%) .NET Designer
8 9 (5.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 9 (5.29%) Designer
9 8 (4.71%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (4.12%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.12%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.53%) Administrator
11 6 (3.53%) Analyst Developer
11 6 (3.53%) SQL Server Developer
12 5 (2.94%) Technical Support
13 4 (2.35%) Support Engineer
13 4 (2.35%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (37.65%) .NET
2 46 (27.06%) ASP.NET
3 37 (21.76%) XML
4 27 (15.88%) HTML
5 16 (9.41%) WCF
6 14 (8.24%) Web Services
7 13 (7.65%) .NET Framework
7 13 (7.65%) LINQ
8 11 (6.47%) COM+
9 10 (5.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 8 (4.71%) CSS
10 8 (4.71%) MDX
11 7 (4.12%) Spring
11 7 (4.12%) J2EE
12 6 (3.53%) Spring MVC
13 5 (2.94%) Ajax
13 5 (2.94%) Hibernate
14 4 (2.35%) Silverlight
14 4 (2.35%) SOAP
14 4 (2.35%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.47%) Replication
3 10 (5.88%) Mainframe
3 10 (5.88%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (5.29%) Clustering
5 6 (3.53%) Equities
6 4 (2.35%) NHS
6 4 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.76%) Derivative
7 3 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.18%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.18%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.18%) Data Extraction
8 2 (1.18%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.59%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.59%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.59%) Statistics
9 1 (0.59%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 51 (30.00%) Windows
2 32 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (6.47%) UNIX
4 9 (5.29%) Linux
5 8 (4.71%) Windows XP
5 8 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.65%) ETL
2 24 (14.12%) Performance Tuning
3 21 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (10.59%) Migration
5 16 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (9.41%) Data Transformation
6 13 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (7.65%) MVC
7 11 (6.47%) Change Management
7 11 (6.47%) ITIL
7 11 (6.47%) Web Development
7 11 (6.47%) Server Monitoring
7 11 (6.47%) Kimball Methodology
8 10 (5.88%) Project Management
9 9 (5.29%) CRM
10 8 (4.71%) Workflow
10 8 (4.71%) Unit Testing
10 8 (4.71%) Data Analysis
10 8 (4.71%) Database Security
11 7 (4.12%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (81.18%) SQL
2 74 (43.53%) T-SQL
3 49 (28.82%) C#
4 36 (21.18%) VB
5 30 (17.65%) VB.NET
6 22 (12.94%) Java
7 20 (11.76%) VB6
8 15 (8.82%) VBA
9 14 (8.24%) VBScript
10 8 (4.71%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.35%) C
11 4 (2.35%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.76%) ABAP
12 3 (1.76%) XPath
13 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.12%) MCITP
4 6 (3.53%) Degree
5 5 (2.94%) MCTS
6 4 (2.35%) MCDBA
7 3 (1.76%) MCT
7 3 (1.76%) MCSE
7 3 (1.76%) MCSA
8 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.12%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) SLA
3 2 (1.18%) WAI
3 2 (1.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.59%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.59%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 4 (2.35%) Unicenter
2 3 (1.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 49 (28.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.47%) IBM
3 10 (5.88%) Oracle
4 9 (5.29%) Business Objects
5 7 (4.12%) SAP
6 6 (3.53%) Cognos
7 5 (2.94%) CA
7 5 (2.94%) Meridio
8 2 (1.18%) Tableau
8 2 (1.18%) BMC
8 2 (1.18%) Informatica
9 1 (0.59%) Remedy
9 1 (0.59%) Ab Initio
9 1 (0.59%) Talend
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