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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 42 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 33 25 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.28% 4.53% 3.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.07% 17.36% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 16
Average daily rate
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£386 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £285 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.00% -14.28%
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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
219 144 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.40% 26.09% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 106 72
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.80 £11.33 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.49% -43.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £11.15 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.00 £15.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -12 19 £390 +19.08% 10
West Wales - 13 £300 - 10
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 59 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (57.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (52.54%) SQL
4 30 (50.85%) Windows
5 28 (47.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 26 (44.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
7 18 (30.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (28.81%) C#
9 16 (27.12%) Oracle
9 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
10 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET
10 15 (25.42%) .NET
11 14 (23.73%) SOAP
11 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (23.73%) Open Source
12 13 (22.03%) REST
12 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
12 13 (22.03%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (22.03%) Visual Studio
12 13 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (20.34%) .NET Framework
13 12 (20.34%) MVC
13 12 (20.34%) Red Gate
13 12 (20.34%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (18.64%) MongoDB
15 10 (16.95%) WCF
15 10 (16.95%) Web Services
15 10 (16.95%) XML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (15.25%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Intranet
1 1 (1.69%) Extranet
1 1 (1.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (57.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (47.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (44.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (30.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (22.03%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (18.64%) MongoDB
8 9 (15.25%) MySQL
9 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
10 6 (10.17%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (10.17%) RDBMS
11 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (8.47%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database
12 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
12 2 (3.39%) Star Schema
12 2 (3.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Visual Studio
2 12 (20.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.69%) Selenium
3 1 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.69%) TestNG
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Developer
2 19 (32.20%) DBA
3 14 (23.73%) SQL DBA
4 9 (15.25%) .NET Developer
5 8 (13.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Administrator
7 5 (8.47%) Software Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Lead Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Architect
9 3 (5.08%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Build Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Business Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Data Architect
10 2 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) ASP.NET
1 15 (25.42%) .NET
2 14 (23.73%) SOAP
3 13 (22.03%) REST
4 12 (20.34%) .NET Framework
5 10 (16.95%) WCF
5 10 (16.95%) Web Services
5 10 (16.95%) XML
6 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (13.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 5 (8.47%) JSON
8 5 (8.47%) Spring
8 5 (8.47%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (8.47%) Apache Camel
9 3 (5.08%) jQuery
10 2 (3.39%) HTML
10 2 (3.39%) CSS
11 1 (1.69%) WPF
11 1 (1.69%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Open Source
2 9 (15.25%) Clustering
3 7 (11.86%) Replication
4 2 (3.39%) NHS
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) AS400
5 1 (1.69%) Statistics
5 1 (1.69%) GIS
5 1 (1.69%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.85%) Windows
2 14 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.86%) UNIX
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (10.17%) CentOS
4 6 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (20.34%) MVC
3 8 (13.56%) TDD
3 8 (13.56%) Data Modelling
4 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
4 7 (11.86%) Database Tuning
5 6 (10.17%) BDD
5 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.47%) Change Control
7 2 (3.39%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.39%) Data Governance
7 2 (3.39%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.39%) ETL
7 2 (3.39%) Business Analysis
7 2 (3.39%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (3.39%) Data Architecture
7 2 (3.39%) Scrum
8 1 (1.69%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (52.54%) SQL
2 17 (28.81%) C#
3 7 (11.86%) Java
4 5 (8.47%) Scala
5 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.69%) Python
7 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
2 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (13.56%) MCITP
3 8 (13.56%) MCDBA
4 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) MCTS
5 1 (1.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.69%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Hyperic
2 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.12%) Oracle
3 12 (20.34%) Red Gate
4 8 (13.56%) VMware
4 8 (13.56%) Cognos
4 8 (13.56%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.47%) BMC
5 5 (8.47%) JBoss
6 2 (3.39%) IBM
7 1 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) Informatica
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