The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Wales region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 35 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 34 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.31% 2.66% 4.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.09% 12.39% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 18
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£420 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £313 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -25.71%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
188 113 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.86% 21.48% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 82 89
Average daily rate £395 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.39% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Average hourly rate £30.25 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.37% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £40.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £40.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2008
UK

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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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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 -1 26 £420 -1.17% 10
West Wales -6 4 - -
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 50 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 27 (54.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (52.00%) SQL
5 23 (46.00%) C#
6 21 (42.00%) .NET
6 21 (42.00%) ASP.NET
7 19 (38.00%) Windows
7 19 (38.00%) .NET Framework
8 18 (36.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
8 18 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (36.00%) Visual Studio
9 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (30.00%) MVC
11 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
12 12 (24.00%) WCF
12 12 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (24.00%) XML
12 12 (24.00%) Red Gate
13 11 (22.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 11 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (22.00%) Oracle
13 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (20.00%) SOAP
14 10 (20.00%) Web Services
14 10 (20.00%) REST
15 9 (18.00%) MySQL
15 9 (18.00%) TDD

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Intranet
1 1 (2.00%) Extranet
1 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (54.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (36.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (36.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (22.00%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (18.00%) MySQL
6 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (8.00%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (4.00%) Star Schema
8 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
9 1 (2.00%) DataStage
9 1 (2.00%) CorVu
9 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (2.00%) OLAP
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (2.00%) Data Mart
9 1 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) Visual Studio
1 18 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) TestNG
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) DBA
3 13 (26.00%) .NET Developer
3 13 (26.00%) SQL DBA
4 8 (16.00%) Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (8.00%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Architect
8 3 (6.00%) Programmer
8 3 (6.00%) Lead Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Administrator
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Business Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) .NET
1 21 (42.00%) ASP.NET
2 19 (38.00%) .NET Framework
3 12 (24.00%) WCF
3 12 (24.00%) XML
4 11 (22.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 10 (20.00%) REST
5 10 (20.00%) SOAP
5 10 (20.00%) Web Services
6 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 5 (10.00%) XSLT
8 4 (8.00%) jQuery
9 3 (6.00%) WPF
9 3 (6.00%) Java SE
9 3 (6.00%) Apache FOP
9 3 (6.00%) NHibernate
9 3 (6.00%) XSD
10 1 (2.00%) CSS
10 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) GIS
1 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.00%) AS400
1 1 (2.00%) Replication
1 1 (2.00%) Clustering
1 1 (2.00%) Statistics
1 1 (2.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) MVC
2 12 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (18.00%) TDD
4 7 (14.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (12.00%) BDD
6 4 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (6.00%) Scrum
7 3 (6.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.00%) Data Governance
8 2 (4.00%) Change Control
8 2 (4.00%) Data Architecture
8 2 (4.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.00%) ETL
9 1 (2.00%) ITIL
9 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.00%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) SQL
2 23 (46.00%) C#
3 4 (8.00%) Java
4 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (16.00%) MCITP
4 8 (16.00%) MCDBA
5 5 (10.00%) MCTS
6 3 (6.00%) MCSD
6 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (24.00%) Red Gate
3 11 (22.00%) Oracle
4 4 (8.00%) Cognos
5 2 (4.00%) IBM
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Informatica
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