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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS)
Rank 532 513 447
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -66
Contract jobs citing DTS 88 98 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.70% 0.84% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 72 79
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£400 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £213 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £306
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -10.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 - -

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
12658 11687 11165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.26% 21.38% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8266 7232 6823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 185 218
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.99 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% -3.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.27 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.31 £67.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -51 72 £400 +18.51% 15
London +2 42 £400 +8.84% 5
East of England +5 16 £353 -11.87% 2
Scotland - 13 £475 - 1
Essex 0 12 £350 -17.64% 1
City of London -10 12 £606 +69.58% 1
Chelmsford - 9 £350 -
Glasgow - 8 £350 - 1
South East -28 6 £318 +41.11% 1
Hampshire -3 5 £300 -14.28% 1
North West -24 4 £265 -
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
North East -28 2 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -29 2 - -
Blackburn - 2 £265 -
Cardiff - 2 £338 -
Lancashire - 2 £265 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 £338 - 1
Wales - 2 £338 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £525 -
Cirencester +6 1 £263 -
Cambridgeshire +1 1 £355 +1.42%
East Midlands 0 1 £413 -
Gloucestershire -1 1 £263 +16.66% 1
Northamptonshire -4 1 £413 -
West Sussex -7 1 £400 +88.23%
Cheshire -9 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea -10 1 £550 +29.41%
South West -13 1 £263 +5.00% 3

DTS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 138 (79.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 134 (77.46%) SQL Server
3 121 (69.94%) SQL
4 86 (49.71%) T-SQL
5 74 (42.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 62 (35.84%) .NET
7 50 (28.90%) Microsoft
8 48 (27.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 46 (26.59%) Finance
10 44 (25.43%) C#
10 44 (25.43%) ETL
11 43 (24.86%) Business Intelligence
11 43 (24.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 40 (23.12%) Data Warehouse
13 38 (21.97%) Windows
14 35 (20.23%) SQL Server 2000
15 28 (16.18%) Change Management
16 26 (15.03%) SQL Server 2005
17 25 (14.45%) VB
17 25 (14.45%) SQL Server 2012
18 24 (13.87%) ASP.NET
18 24 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (13.87%) Migration
19 20 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003
20 19 (10.98%) IIS
21 18 (10.40%) Replication
22 17 (9.83%) OO
23 16 (9.25%) MS Excel
23 16 (9.25%) Java
23 16 (9.25%) SOA

DTS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (10.98%) IIS
2 9 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 5 (2.89%) JBoss
4 3 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (9.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.58%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.31%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (1.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.16%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.16%) RMDS
4 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.16%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.47%) Internet
2 5 (2.89%) SAN
3 4 (2.31%) DHCP
4 2 (1.16%) LAN
5 1 (0.58%) VoIP
5 1 (0.58%) WLAN
5 1 (0.58%) WAN
5 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.58%) VPN
5 1 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (79.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 134 (77.46%) SQL Server
3 74 (42.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (27.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 43 (24.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (23.12%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (20.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 26 (15.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 25 (14.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (7.51%) ProClarity
10 13 (7.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 12 (6.94%) EDRMS
12 9 (5.20%) Relational Database
13 7 (4.05%) Cognos Transformer
13 7 (4.05%) QlikView
14 6 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
15 5 (2.89%) OLAP
15 5 (2.89%) BusinessObjects
15 5 (2.89%) Cognos Report Studio
15 5 (2.89%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 15 (8.67%) Visual Studio
2 14 (8.09%) TeamCity
3 12 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.78%) JIRA
5 9 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (5.20%) Subversion
6 6 (3.47%) ClearCase
7 5 (2.89%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.31%) ReSharper
8 4 (2.31%) ClearQuest
9 3 (1.73%) Maven
9 3 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (1.73%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (1.16%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (1.16%) Moq
10 2 (1.16%) ERwin
10 2 (1.16%) Log4Net
10 2 (1.16%) NUnit
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (26.59%) Finance
2 15 (8.67%) Banking
3 7 (4.05%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.31%) Local Government
4 4 (2.31%) Front Office
5 3 (1.73%) Automotive
6 2 (1.16%) Back Office
6 2 (1.16%) Retail
6 2 (1.16%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Games
Job Titles
1 74 (42.77%) Developer
2 34 (19.65%) Analyst
2 34 (19.65%) DBA
3 24 (13.87%) SQL Developer
4 23 (13.29%) SQL DBA
5 19 (10.98%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 19 (10.98%) Support Analyst
6 14 (8.09%) Architect
7 12 (6.94%) Business Analyst
7 12 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (5.78%) Business Support Analyst
8 10 (5.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (5.20%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.62%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.62%) SQL Server Developer
11 7 (4.05%) C# Developer
11 7 (4.05%) SQL Server DBA
11 7 (4.05%) Administrator
12 6 (3.47%) Server Support
13 5 (2.89%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (35.84%) .NET
2 24 (13.87%) ASP.NET
3 15 (8.67%) XML
4 12 (6.94%) JRules
5 9 (5.20%) HTML
6 7 (4.05%) Middleware
6 7 (4.05%) .NET Framework
6 7 (4.05%) jQuery
6 7 (4.05%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.89%) MDX
7 5 (2.89%) Web Services
7 5 (2.89%) COM+
8 4 (2.31%) JSON
8 4 (2.31%) Ajax
8 4 (2.31%) LINQ
8 4 (2.31%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.31%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (2.31%) Kendo UI
9 3 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.73%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.40%) Replication
2 15 (8.67%) Derivative
3 14 (8.09%) Equities
3 14 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.62%) Data Structures
6 7 (4.05%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.47%) Clustering
8 5 (2.89%) NHS
9 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.73%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.73%) Smart Meter
11 2 (1.16%) Reference Data
11 2 (1.16%) Data Extraction
11 2 (1.16%) Data Integration
11 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
11 2 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.58%) EPoS
12 1 (0.58%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.58%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.97%) Windows
2 20 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (4.62%) UNIX
4 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.31%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.31%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.16%) Linux
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.43%) ETL
2 43 (24.86%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (16.18%) Change Management
4 24 (13.87%) Migration
4 24 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (9.83%) OO
6 16 (9.25%) SOA
6 16 (9.25%) Project Management
7 14 (8.09%) CRM
7 14 (8.09%) ITIL
8 13 (7.51%) PRINCE2
9 12 (6.94%) Scrum
9 12 (6.94%) Incident Management
9 12 (6.94%) Investment Management
9 12 (6.94%) Coaching
9 12 (6.94%) SDLC
10 11 (6.36%) Mentoring
10 11 (6.36%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (5.78%) Time Management
12 9 (5.20%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 121 (69.94%) SQL
2 86 (49.71%) T-SQL
3 44 (25.43%) C#
4 25 (14.45%) VB
5 16 (9.25%) Java
6 13 (7.51%) VBScript
7 10 (5.78%) VB.NET
8 8 (4.62%) PowerShell
9 7 (4.05%) VB6
10 6 (3.47%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.89%) Perl
12 3 (1.73%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.73%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
12 3 (1.73%) VBA
12 3 (1.73%) Python
13 1 (0.58%) ABAP
13 1 (0.58%) Scala
13 1 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (4.05%) Degree
2 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.31%) MCAD
2 4 (2.31%) MCSD
2 4 (2.31%) MCDBA
3 3 (1.73%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.73%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.58%) ISEB
4 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.05%) QA
2 3 (1.73%) HL7
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.58%) SRDF
3 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (6.94%) Puppet
1 12 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.31%) Unicenter
3 3 (1.73%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.58%) Control-M
Vendors
1 50 (28.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.94%) webMethods
3 11 (6.36%) MicroStrategy
3 11 (6.36%) Cognos
4 7 (4.05%) Oracle
5 6 (3.47%) SAP
5 6 (3.47%) VMware
6 5 (2.89%) IBM
7 4 (2.31%) CA
7 4 (2.31%) Telerik
8 3 (1.73%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.73%) Red Gate
8 3 (1.73%) NetApp
8 3 (1.73%) Progress
9 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.16%) Reuters
9 2 (1.16%) Teradata
9 2 (1.16%) Infragistics
9 2 (1.16%) Perforce
9 2 (1.16%) ServiceNow
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