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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS)
Rank 517 432 433
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +1
Contract jobs citing DTS 59 135 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.53% 1.22% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 88 54
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£350 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £515 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £344
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
- +50.53%

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
11137 11048 10127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.22% 21.98% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7164 6711 6070
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 £254 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 188 227
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.94 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -97 46 £350 +16.66% 24
London -22 24 £350 -12.50% 9
City of London +17 11 £375 -18.91% 3
East of England +5 9 £290 -39.58%
North West -9 7 £360 +46.83% 5
Cheshire - 5 £363 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £260 -
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £260 -
Wales - 4 £350 -
Norfolk - 3 £290 -
East Midlands -4 2 £350 +21.21% 2
South West -35 2 £313 +13.63% 1
Scotland - 2 £375 -
South Wales - 2 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £350 - 2
Cardiff - 2 £350 -
Norwich - 2 £290 -
Nottingham - 2 £350 - 2
West Midlands -11 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -21 1 - - 2
South East -61 1 £260 -5.45% 3
Chester - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £260 - 1
Bath - 1 - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Manchester - - - - 4
Kent - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -

DTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 103 (79.84%) SQL
2 99 (76.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (71.32%) SQL Server
4 58 (44.96%) T-SQL
5 44 (34.11%) .NET
5 44 (34.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (24.81%) C#
8 31 (24.03%) ETL
9 29 (22.48%) Microsoft
10 25 (19.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 25 (19.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (17.83%) Windows
12 21 (16.28%) ASP.NET
13 20 (15.50%) Data Warehouse
13 20 (15.50%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (15.50%) Migration
14 19 (14.73%) Finance
14 19 (14.73%) XML
15 18 (13.95%) MVC
16 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (13.18%) Performance Tuning
17 16 (12.40%) VB
18 15 (11.63%) Data Migration
19 14 (10.85%) HTML
19 14 (10.85%) OO
19 14 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (10.08%) Relational Database
20 13 (10.08%) SQL Server 2012
20 13 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server

DTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (6.20%) IIS
2 4 (3.10%) JBoss
2 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.33%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.55%) Kentico
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.55%) CMS
4 2 (1.55%) Exstream Dialogue
4 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Markit EDM
2 5 (3.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.55%) Exstream
3 2 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.20%) FTP
2 6 (4.65%) DHCP
3 4 (3.10%) LDAP
3 4 (3.10%) HTTP
4 3 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (0.78%) Firewall
5 1 (0.78%) SSH
5 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.78%) VPN
5 1 (0.78%) DNS
5 1 (0.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (76.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 92 (71.32%) SQL Server
3 44 (34.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (30.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (19.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (19.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 20 (15.50%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (10.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (10.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (10.08%) Relational Database
8 10 (7.75%) QlikView
9 8 (6.20%) MySQL
9 8 (6.20%) MS Access
10 5 (3.88%) Cognos Transformer
11 4 (3.10%) MariaDB
11 4 (3.10%) Cognos Report Studio
11 4 (3.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
12 3 (2.33%) Neo4j
12 3 (2.33%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 13 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.10%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.33%) Subversion
6 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.55%) ERwin
7 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.78%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (14.73%) Finance
2 12 (9.30%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.10%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.33%) Local Government
5 3 (2.33%) Legal
6 2 (1.55%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (62.79%) Developer
2 20 (15.50%) SQL Developer
3 15 (11.63%) Analyst
4 14 (10.85%) DBA
5 12 (9.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 10 (7.75%) SQL DBA
6 10 (7.75%) .NET Developer
7 9 (6.98%) C# Developer
8 8 (6.20%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.43%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.65%) SQL Server DBA
10 6 (4.65%) Analyst Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Business Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Support Analyst
12 4 (3.10%) Server Support
12 4 (3.10%) Administrator
12 4 (3.10%) Server Analyst
12 4 (3.10%) Server Support Analyst
12 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Analyst
13 3 (2.33%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (34.11%) .NET
2 21 (16.28%) ASP.NET
3 19 (14.73%) XML
4 14 (10.85%) HTML
5 10 (7.75%) Web Services
6 9 (6.98%) .NET Framework
7 8 (6.20%) Razor View Engine
8 7 (5.43%) Ajax
9 6 (4.65%) WinForms
9 6 (4.65%) CSS
9 6 (4.65%) Spring
9 6 (4.65%) WCF
9 6 (4.65%) LINQ
10 5 (3.88%) jQuery
10 5 (3.88%) Spring MVC
10 5 (3.88%) DHTML
10 5 (3.88%) ADO.NET
10 5 (3.88%) Hibernate
11 3 (2.33%) JAAS
11 3 (2.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.43%) Equities
3 6 (4.65%) Clustering
4 5 (3.88%) Replication
4 5 (3.88%) Data Extraction
5 4 (3.10%) Derivative
6 3 (2.33%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.33%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.55%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.55%) CMDB
7 2 (1.55%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.78%) Statistics
8 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.78%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.78%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.83%) Windows
2 13 (10.08%) UNIX
3 9 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.88%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.88%) Linux
4 5 (3.88%) Windows XP
4 5 (3.88%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.03%) ETL
2 20 (15.50%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (15.50%) Migration
3 18 (13.95%) MVC
4 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (13.18%) Performance Tuning
5 15 (11.63%) Data Migration
6 14 (10.85%) OO
7 12 (9.30%) ITIL
8 10 (7.75%) OOP
9 9 (6.98%) Unit Testing
9 9 (6.98%) Data Transformation
10 8 (6.20%) Incident Management
10 8 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.20%) Change Management
11 7 (5.43%) Scrum
11 7 (5.43%) Database Tuning
11 7 (5.43%) Mentoring
12 6 (4.65%) Database Security
12 6 (4.65%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 103 (79.84%) SQL
2 58 (44.96%) T-SQL
3 32 (24.81%) C#
4 16 (12.40%) VB
5 12 (9.30%) Java
6 10 (7.75%) JavaScript
7 9 (6.98%) VB.NET
8 7 (5.43%) VBA
9 6 (4.65%) VBScript
10 5 (3.88%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.33%) C
11 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.55%) VB6
13 1 (0.78%) XPath
13 1 (0.78%) X++
13 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (6.20%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.65%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.10%) VCP4
4 2 (1.55%) Degree
5 1 (0.78%) PMP
5 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) SLA
3 2 (1.55%) WAI
4 1 (0.78%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Unicenter
2 1 (0.78%) Control-M
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 29 (22.48%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.98%) SAP
3 8 (6.20%) Oracle
4 7 (5.43%) Cognos
5 6 (4.65%) Business Objects
6 5 (3.88%) HP
6 5 (3.88%) CA
7 3 (2.33%) Telerik
7 3 (2.33%) Citrix
8 1 (0.78%) BMC
8 1 (0.78%) IBM
8 1 (0.78%) Meridio
8 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.78%) Teradata
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