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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 42 25 34
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 42 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.19% 5.27% 3.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.18% 17.96% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 14
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£385 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £261 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-37.69% +18.18%
SQL Server 2008
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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
231 167 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.55% 29.35% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 115 59
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 £241 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Average hourly rate £21.80 £13.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.48% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.54 £11.15 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.00 £18.97 £19.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.75%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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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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 -8 25 £385 +18.46% 10
West Wales -9 16 £300 - 1
SQL Server 2008
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SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 69 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (56.52%) SQL
3 37 (53.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (52.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (46.38%) Windows
6 28 (40.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
8 21 (30.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (24.64%) C#
9 17 (24.64%) Oracle
9 17 (24.64%) Open Source
10 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (23.19%) SOAP
11 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
11 15 (21.74%) MongoDB
12 14 (20.29%) REST
12 14 (20.29%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (20.29%) ASP.NET
12 14 (20.29%) .NET
12 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (18.84%) Visual Studio
13 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
14 12 (17.39%) Red Gate
14 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (15.94%) IIS
15 11 (15.94%) MVC
15 11 (15.94%) Clustering
15 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
15 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 11 (15.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Intranet
1 1 (1.45%) Extranet
1 1 (1.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (53.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 36 (52.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (40.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (30.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (21.74%) MongoDB
7 14 (20.29%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (13.04%) MySQL
8 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (10.14%) RDBMS
10 7 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
11 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database
11 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (8.70%) Oracle9i Database
11 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (4.35%) NoSQL
13 2 (2.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (2.90%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 13 (18.84%) Visual Studio
2 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.45%) Selenium
4 1 (1.45%) TestNG
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (50.72%) Developer
2 22 (31.88%) DBA
3 16 (23.19%) SQL DBA
4 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (11.59%) .NET Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Administrator
6 6 (8.70%) SQL Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Software Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (5.80%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Data Architect
9 3 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Build Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Developer Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) SOAP
2 14 (20.29%) REST
2 14 (20.29%) ASP.NET
2 14 (20.29%) .NET
3 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
4 10 (14.49%) WCF
4 10 (14.49%) Web Services
4 10 (14.49%) XML
5 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 7 (10.14%) Spring
7 7 (10.14%) JSON
7 7 (10.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 7 (10.14%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (10.14%) Apache Camel
8 3 (4.35%) jQuery
9 2 (2.90%) HTML
9 2 (2.90%) CSS
10 1 (1.45%) MDX
10 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Open Source
2 11 (15.94%) Clustering
3 9 (13.04%) Replication
4 3 (4.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) GIS
6 1 (1.45%) Statistics
6 1 (1.45%) AS400
6 1 (1.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 32 (46.38%) Windows
2 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.59%) UNIX
4 7 (10.14%) CentOS
4 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (15.94%) MVC
3 10 (14.49%) Data Modelling
4 8 (11.59%) Database Tuning
5 7 (10.14%) TDD
5 7 (10.14%) Unit Testing
6 6 (8.70%) BDD
7 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.25%) Change Control
8 4 (5.80%) Migration
8 4 (5.80%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.80%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.80%) ETL
9 3 (4.35%) Data Governance
9 3 (4.35%) Data Architecture
10 2 (2.90%) Test Automation
10 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.90%) Data Mapping
10 2 (2.90%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (2.90%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (56.52%) SQL
2 17 (24.64%) C#
3 9 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 8 (11.59%) Java
5 7 (10.14%) Scala
6 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (11.59%) MCITP
4 8 (11.59%) MCDBA
5 3 (4.35%) MCTS
5 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (14.49%) Hyperic
2 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
2 17 (24.64%) Oracle
3 12 (17.39%) Red Gate
4 10 (14.49%) VMware
4 10 (14.49%) Red Hat
5 8 (11.59%) Cognos
6 7 (10.14%) BMC
6 7 (10.14%) JBoss
7 2 (2.90%) IBM
8 1 (1.45%) HP
8 1 (1.45%) Informatica
Wales
TRG
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Glamorgan
TRG
Rate: 250-300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Swansea
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago