The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 32 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 32 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.44% 5.49% 4.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.09% 26.96% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 19
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £410 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
212 115 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.44% 20.35% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 74 76
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £295 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.25 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.61% +224.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Wales region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Wales region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
South Wales -7 17 £350 -3.44% 5
West Wales -16 1 £263 -12.50%
North Wales - - - - 2
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing SQL Server 2008 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 SQL Server 2008.

1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (52.63%) SQL
3 39 (51.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (43.42%) WCF
5 30 (39.47%) Microsoft
6 28 (36.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 27 (35.53%) T-SQL
7 27 (35.53%) IIS
8 26 (34.21%) .NET
9 22 (28.95%) ASP.NET
10 21 (27.63%) CSS
10 21 (27.63%) HTML
10 21 (27.63%) JavaScript
10 21 (27.63%) MVC
11 20 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (25.00%) Replication
12 19 (25.00%) Clustering
12 19 (25.00%) SOAP
13 18 (23.68%) .NET Framework
13 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
13 18 (23.68%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (22.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 17 (22.37%) Open Source
14 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
14 17 (22.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 17 (22.37%) Dynamics CRM
14 17 (22.37%) Visual Studio
14 17 (22.37%) XML
14 17 (22.37%) Windows
14 17 (22.37%) CRM

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing SQL Server 2008 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 SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (35.53%) IIS
2 7 (9.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (22.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (51.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (36.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (23.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (22.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (18.42%) MongoDB
8 12 (15.79%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (9.21%) RDBMS
10 7 (9.21%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (9.21%) Relational Database
11 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database
11 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (7.89%) DTS
11 6 (7.89%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
13 1 (1.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (22.37%) Visual Studio
2 11 (14.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (5.26%) Back Office
2 2 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 54 (71.05%) Developer
2 23 (30.26%) SQL Developer
3 17 (22.37%) CRM Developer
4 16 (21.05%) DBA
5 15 (19.74%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 10 (13.16%) SQL DBA
7 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Developer
8 7 (9.21%) Architect
9 6 (7.89%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (7.89%) Administrator
9 6 (7.89%) .NET Developer
9 6 (7.89%) CRM Architect
10 3 (3.95%) Build Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Analyst
11 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (2.63%) Server Administrator
11 2 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (43.42%) WCF
2 26 (34.21%) .NET
3 22 (28.95%) ASP.NET
4 21 (27.63%) CSS
4 21 (27.63%) HTML
5 19 (25.00%) SOAP
6 18 (23.68%) .NET Framework
7 17 (22.37%) XML
7 17 (22.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 15 (19.74%) Web Services
10 8 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (9.21%) JSON
11 7 (9.21%) Spring
11 7 (9.21%) REST
11 7 (9.21%) Apache Camel
12 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 2 (2.63%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) Replication
1 19 (25.00%) Clustering
2 17 (22.37%) Open Source
3 10 (13.16%) NHS
4 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.37%) Windows
2 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.21%) CentOS
3 7 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (9.21%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) MVC
2 17 (22.37%) CRM
3 14 (18.42%) ETL
4 10 (13.16%) Data Modelling
4 10 (13.16%) Migration
4 10 (13.16%) Data Migration
5 7 (9.21%) Information Security
5 7 (9.21%) Database Tuning
6 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.26%) TDD
7 4 (5.26%) Scrum
8 3 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.63%) Change Control
9 2 (2.63%) Data Mapping
9 2 (2.63%) Project Management
10 1 (1.32%) OOD
10 1 (1.32%) Workflow
10 1 (1.32%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 40 (52.63%) SQL
2 27 (35.53%) T-SQL
3 21 (27.63%) JavaScript
4 14 (18.42%) C#
5 7 (9.21%) Java
5 7 (9.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 30 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.16%) Red Hat
2 10 (13.16%) VMware
3 7 (9.21%) BMC
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle
5 3 (3.95%) Cognos
6 1 (1.32%) Business Objects