The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 85 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.46% 9.46% 9.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.45% 44.54% 43.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 38 42
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£385 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £266 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.66 £17.50 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £37.50 £26.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
187 119 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 25.20% 21.25% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 84 92
Average daily rate £395 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.03% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 7 2 7
Average hourly rate £21.80 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.62 £15.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

SQL Server
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 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 August 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 0 69 £375 +12.35% 21
West Wales 0 8 £275 +34.14% 3
North Wales +2 1 - - 11
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing SQL Server 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.

1 65 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 61 (47.29%) SQL
3 47 (36.43%) .NET
3 47 (36.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (30.23%) C#
4 39 (30.23%) Windows
5 38 (29.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (28.68%) ASP.NET
7 30 (23.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (21.71%) Oracle
8 28 (21.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 26 (20.16%) Security Cleared
9 26 (20.16%) .NET Framework
10 24 (18.60%) MVC
10 24 (18.60%) Visual Studio
11 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (15.50%) JavaScript
12 20 (15.50%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (14.73%) SC Cleared
14 18 (13.95%) MS Office
14 18 (13.95%) XML
15 17 (13.18%) Web Services
15 17 (13.18%) Finance
16 16 (12.40%) WCF
16 16 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (12.40%) CSS
16 16 (12.40%) MySQL
16 16 (12.40%) HTML
16 16 (12.40%) Red Gate

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.20%) IIS
4 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.88%) Lync
6 4 (3.10%) ArcGIS
6 4 (3.10%) CMS
7 3 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.55%) Confluence
8 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.55%) FileNet
9 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (13.95%) MS Office
2 14 (10.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.78%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.78%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.20%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.43%) SAN
2 6 (4.65%) LAN
2 6 (4.65%) WAN
3 5 (3.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.55%) VoIP
5 1 (0.78%) Network Security
5 1 (0.78%) Firewall
5 1 (0.78%) Intranet
5 1 (0.78%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (36.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 38 (29.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (23.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (21.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (12.40%) MySQL
6 15 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (10.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (7.75%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (6.98%) Relational Database
10 7 (5.43%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (3.88%) Star Schema
13 4 (3.10%) Cognos Impromptu
14 3 (2.33%) Oracle OLAP
14 3 (2.33%) OLAP
14 3 (2.33%) DataStage
14 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
14 3 (2.33%) NoSQL
14 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
15 2 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 24 (18.60%) Visual Studio
2 20 (15.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.10%) Subversion
4 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.55%) Hudson
4 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.55%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.55%) Maven
4 2 (1.55%) JIRA
5 1 (0.78%) Selenium
5 1 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.78%) TestNG
General
1 17 (13.18%) Finance
2 6 (4.65%) Banking
3 4 (3.10%) Retail
4 3 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (48.84%) Developer
2 23 (17.83%) .NET Developer
3 21 (16.28%) Analyst
4 17 (13.18%) DBA
5 16 (12.40%) SQL DBA
6 7 (5.43%) C# Developer
6 7 (5.43%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (4.65%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.65%) Architect
7 6 (4.65%) Data Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Administrator
8 5 (3.88%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.10%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.10%) Consultant
9 4 (3.10%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (36.43%) .NET
2 37 (28.68%) ASP.NET
3 26 (20.16%) .NET Framework
4 18 (13.95%) XML
5 17 (13.18%) Web Services
6 16 (12.40%) WCF
6 16 (12.40%) CSS
6 16 (12.40%) HTML
7 15 (11.63%) SOAP
8 14 (10.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 13 (10.08%) REST
9 13 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (6.98%) jQuery
11 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 7 (5.43%) XSLT
13 5 (3.88%) WPF
13 5 (3.88%) Ajax
13 5 (3.88%) Spring
14 3 (2.33%) Silverlight
14 3 (2.33%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.43%) GIS
2 5 (3.88%) Fat Client
2 5 (3.88%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.33%) Open Source
5 2 (1.55%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.55%) iSeries
5 2 (1.55%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.55%) Informatics
5 2 (1.55%) Statistics
6 1 (0.78%) Replication
6 1 (0.78%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
6 1 (0.78%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.23%) Windows
2 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.55%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.55%) UNIX
5 2 (1.55%) Solaris
5 2 (1.55%) Linux
5 2 (1.55%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.78%) AIX
6 1 (0.78%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.60%) MVC
2 16 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (11.63%) Migration
4 14 (10.85%) TDD
5 12 (9.30%) ETL
5 12 (9.30%) Data Migration
6 10 (7.75%) Data Modelling
6 10 (7.75%) OO
6 10 (7.75%) Scrum
7 9 (6.98%) BDD
8 7 (5.43%) Unit Testing
8 7 (5.43%) CRM
8 7 (5.43%) Data Governance
9 6 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (4.65%) Validation
10 5 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (3.10%) Release Management
11 4 (3.10%) Data Mapping
11 4 (3.10%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 61 (47.29%) SQL
2 39 (30.23%) C#
3 20 (15.50%) JavaScript
4 13 (10.08%) Java
5 8 (6.20%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.43%) PHP
7 4 (3.10%) C++
7 4 (3.10%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.55%) VBA
8 2 (1.55%) VBScript
8 2 (1.55%) PHP5
8 2 (1.55%) PHP4
9 1 (0.78%) Python
9 1 (0.78%) COBOL
9 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.78%) RPG
9 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (20.16%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (14.73%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.98%) MCITP
5 8 (6.20%) MCDBA
6 5 (3.88%) MCTS
7 4 (3.10%) MCSD
8 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.55%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.55%) Degree
10 1 (0.78%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.88%) Terminal Services
2 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.55%) vSphere
3 2 (1.55%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) ARCserve
2 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 28 (21.71%) Oracle
3 16 (12.40%) Red Gate
4 12 (9.30%) Cognos
5 8 (6.20%) VMware
6 7 (5.43%) IBM
7 5 (3.88%) Intel
8 4 (3.10%) Sitecore
8 4 (3.10%) SAP
8 4 (3.10%) Casewise
9 3 (2.33%) ESRI
9 3 (2.33%) HP
10 2 (1.55%) Twitter
10 2 (1.55%) ProCurve
10 2 (1.55%) Dell
10 2 (1.55%) Cisco
10 2 (1.55%) Citrix
10 2 (1.55%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.55%) Mitel
11 1 (0.78%) Northgate
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