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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 22 10 21
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 48 42 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.74% 10.00% 6.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.09% 42.00% 39.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 14
Average daily rate £325 £325 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.25 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.94% +17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
133 100 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.68% 23.81% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 69 38
Average daily rate £375 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £293 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £28.88 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.85% +17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
UK

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -13 35 £325 - 24
West Wales - 12 £300 - 10
North Wales - - - - 2
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (55.66%) SQL
2 58 (54.72%) Microsoft
3 49 (46.23%) .NET
4 46 (43.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (38.68%) C#
6 34 (32.08%) ASP.NET
7 26 (24.53%) Windows
7 26 (24.53%) .NET Framework
8 25 (23.58%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (22.64%) Team Foundation Server
10 22 (20.75%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (20.75%) JavaScript
11 21 (19.81%) Visual Studio
11 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (19.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (17.92%) XML
13 18 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (16.04%) Finance
15 14 (13.21%) ETL
16 13 (12.26%) Cognos
16 13 (12.26%) MVC
16 13 (12.26%) SharePoint
16 13 (12.26%) MCTS
17 12 (11.32%) Migration
17 12 (11.32%) Oracle
17 12 (11.32%) HTML
18 11 (10.38%) Crystal Reports
18 11 (10.38%) CSS
18 11 (10.38%) Relational Database
18 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 13 (12.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.49%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (6.60%) IIS
4 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.89%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.89%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.89%) CMS
6 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.94%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.94%) Lync
7 1 (0.94%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.60%) MS Project
2 7 (6.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) FastStats
3 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.83%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.89%) SaaS
2 2 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 4 (3.77%) LAN
2 4 (3.77%) WAN
3 3 (2.83%) SAN
4 1 (0.94%) Firewall
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (43.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 22 (20.75%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (19.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (10.38%) Crystal Reports
5 11 (10.38%) Relational Database
6 7 (6.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (5.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.83%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (2.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.83%) MySQL
8 3 (2.83%) OLAP
8 3 (2.83%) Cognos Impromptu
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 24 (22.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (19.81%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.83%) FrontPage
4 3 (2.83%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (2.83%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.89%) NWDI
6 1 (0.94%) Subversion
6 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
General
1 17 (16.04%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Billing
Job Titles
1 71 (66.98%) Developer
2 24 (22.64%) .NET Developer
3 21 (19.81%) Analyst
4 18 (16.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 12 (11.32%) C# Developer
5 12 (11.32%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (11.32%) Software Developer
6 6 (5.66%) Programmer
6 6 (5.66%) .NET Software Developer
6 6 (5.66%) C# Software Developer
6 6 (5.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) SQL Developer
7 5 (4.72%) Developer Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.77%) CRM Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (46.23%) .NET
2 34 (32.08%) ASP.NET
3 26 (24.53%) .NET Framework
4 19 (17.92%) XML
5 12 (11.32%) HTML
6 11 (10.38%) CSS
7 9 (8.49%) jQuery
7 9 (8.49%) SOAP
7 9 (8.49%) Web Services
7 9 (8.49%) XSLT
8 7 (6.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (5.66%) DOM
10 5 (4.72%) WCF
10 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (2.83%) MDX
11 3 (2.83%) Apache FOP
11 3 (2.83%) Java SE
11 3 (2.83%) NHibernate
11 3 (2.83%) WPF
11 3 (2.83%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.77%) GIS
1 4 (3.77%) Data Conversion
1 4 (3.77%) SCADA
2 3 (2.83%) iSeries
2 3 (2.83%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.83%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.94%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.94%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.94%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.53%) Windows
2 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.83%) UNIX
4 3 (2.83%) AIX
5 2 (1.89%) OS/400
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (13.21%) ETL
3 13 (12.26%) MVC
4 12 (11.32%) Migration
5 11 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.49%) Data Migration
7 8 (7.55%) CRM
7 8 (7.55%) Scrum
7 8 (7.55%) Web Development
8 7 (6.60%) Release Management
9 6 (5.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (5.66%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.72%) Kimball Methodology
11 4 (3.77%) Data Modelling
11 4 (3.77%) Project Management
11 4 (3.77%) Change Control
11 4 (3.77%) Unit Testing
11 4 (3.77%) System Testing
11 4 (3.77%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 59 (55.66%) SQL
2 41 (38.68%) C#
3 22 (20.75%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.55%) Java
4 8 (7.55%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.77%) C++
6 3 (2.83%) R
6 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.83%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.89%) RPG
7 2 (1.89%) COBOL
7 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.94%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (0.94%) PHP
8 1 (0.94%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.26%) MCTS
3 8 (7.55%) MCSD
4 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.72%) MCAD
6 3 (2.83%) Degree
7 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) HL7
1 1 (0.94%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (0.94%) GAMP
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.83%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 58 (54.72%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.26%) Cognos
3 12 (11.32%) Oracle
4 7 (6.60%) SAP
5 5 (4.72%) Business Objects
6 4 (3.77%) IBM
6 4 (3.77%) VMware
7 3 (2.83%) Intel
8 2 (1.89%) ESRI
9 1 (0.94%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.94%) Zend
9 1 (0.94%) Adobe
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