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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 58 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 16 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.46% 5.29% 7.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.51% 15.88% 33.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 20
Average daily rate £450 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £68.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
SQL Server 2008
UK

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
188 233 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.88% 33.33% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 138 69
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -25.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 14 £450 +28.57% 6
SQL Server 2008
UK

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 91 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (78.02%) .NET
3 67 (73.63%) MVC
4 66 (72.53%) C#
5 65 (71.43%) Scrum
6 61 (67.03%) Unit Testing
7 60 (65.93%) TDD
8 56 (61.54%) WCF
9 54 (59.34%) Visual Studio
10 49 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 48 (52.75%) .NET Framework
12 47 (51.65%) REST
13 46 (50.55%) BDD
14 45 (49.45%) SQL Server 2012
15 44 (48.35%) SQL
16 42 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web API
17 41 (45.05%) Entity Framework
18 37 (40.66%) jQuery
19 35 (38.46%) Selenium
19 35 (38.46%) Ajax
19 35 (38.46%) SpecFlow
20 33 (36.26%) Git (software)
20 33 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
21 32 (35.16%) Security Cleared
21 32 (35.16%) ASP.NET
22 30 (32.97%) SOA
22 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
22 30 (32.97%) Elasticsearch
23 29 (31.87%) ASP.NET MVC
24 28 (30.77%) SC Cleared

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 30 (32.97%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (19.78%) IIS
3 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.10%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.29%) HTTP
2 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.49%) VPN
3 4 (4.40%) Internet
4 2 (2.20%) DNS
4 2 (2.20%) Firewall
4 2 (2.20%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (49.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (19.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 14 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (13.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (3.30%) Power BI
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.20%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 54 (59.34%) Visual Studio
2 49 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (38.46%) Selenium
3 35 (38.46%) SpecFlow
4 33 (36.26%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.49%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.30%) Axure RP
6 3 (3.30%) CruiseControl
6 3 (3.30%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.30%) Subversion
7 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.20%) MbUnit
7 2 (2.20%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.20%) MSTest
7 2 (2.20%) NUnit
8 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (19.78%) Back Office
2 11 (12.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.40%) Finance
Job Titles
1 73 (80.22%) Developer
2 68 (74.73%) .NET Developer
3 28 (30.77%) SQL Developer
4 11 (12.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (12.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 11 (12.09%) C# Developer
5 8 (8.79%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Agile Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Agile .NET Developer
7 6 (6.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Agile C# Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Senior SQL Developer
9 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Platform Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (78.02%) .NET
2 56 (61.54%) WCF
3 48 (52.75%) .NET Framework
4 47 (51.65%) REST
5 42 (46.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 41 (45.05%) Entity Framework
7 37 (40.66%) jQuery
8 35 (38.46%) Ajax
9 32 (35.16%) ASP.NET
10 29 (31.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (26.37%) XML
12 22 (24.18%) SOAP
13 21 (23.08%) CSS
13 21 (23.08%) HTML
13 21 (23.08%) Web Services
14 16 (17.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 4 (4.40%) HTML5
17 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 3 (3.30%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) NHS
2 6 (6.59%) Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.10%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.10%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.48%) Windows
2 14 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (73.63%) MVC
2 65 (71.43%) Scrum
3 61 (67.03%) Unit Testing
4 60 (65.93%) TDD
5 46 (50.55%) BDD
6 33 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (32.97%) SOA
8 6 (6.59%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.40%) ITIL
10 4 (4.40%) Migration
10 4 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.30%) Data Migration
11 3 (3.30%) Domain-Driven Design
11 3 (3.30%) Server Building
11 3 (3.30%) Software Architecture
11 3 (3.30%) Validation
12 2 (2.20%) Release Management
12 2 (2.20%) Test Automation
12 2 (2.20%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 66 (72.53%) C#
2 44 (48.35%) SQL
3 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.89%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.30%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.30%) VBScript
6 2 (2.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (35.16%) Security Cleared
2 28 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.30%) MCSA
4 3 (3.30%) MCSE
4 3 (3.30%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.10%) MCAD
5 1 (1.10%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (27.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (5.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.40%) vSphere
3 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle
3 2 (2.20%) VMware
4 1 (1.10%) Sage
4 1 (1.10%) Veeam