The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 69 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.91% 11.62% 8.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.02% 47.59% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 51 35
Average daily rate
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£393 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £251 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £449 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.80 £13.08 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.73% -47.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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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
179 145 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 25.35% 24.41% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 105 82
Average daily rate £390 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £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 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £21.80 £11.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.51% -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +1.66%

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 20 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
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 20 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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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 -2 62 £385 +16.66% 33
West Wales -1 6 £275 +34.14% 1
North Wales -1 1 - - 6
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 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 66 (52.80%) Microsoft
2 58 (46.40%) SQL
3 47 (37.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (35.20%) .NET
5 38 (30.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (29.60%) C#
7 36 (28.80%) Windows
8 35 (28.00%) ASP.NET
9 33 (26.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 31 (24.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (22.40%) Security Cleared
11 28 (22.40%) Oracle
12 22 (17.60%) MVC
12 22 (17.60%) Visual Studio
13 21 (16.80%) .NET Framework
13 21 (16.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (16.80%) SC Cleared
14 20 (16.00%) Web Services
14 20 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
15 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (15.20%) XML
15 19 (15.20%) Data Warehouse
15 19 (15.20%) Finance
15 19 (15.20%) Team Foundation Server
16 17 (13.60%) TDD
16 17 (13.60%) SOAP
16 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
17 16 (12.80%) Java
17 16 (12.80%) MS Office
17 16 (12.80%) CSS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 14 (11.20%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.60%) IIS
4 5 (4.00%) Lync
4 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.20%) Confluence
5 4 (3.20%) FileNet
5 4 (3.20%) CMS
5 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.40%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (12.80%) MS Office
2 15 (12.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.80%) Agresso
2 1 (0.80%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.80%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.80%) SAN
2 5 (4.00%) LAN
2 5 (4.00%) WAN
3 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.60%) VoIP
5 1 (0.80%) Intranet
5 1 (0.80%) Extranet
5 1 (0.80%) Firewall
5 1 (0.80%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (37.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 38 (30.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (26.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (24.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (15.20%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (12.80%) MySQL
7 13 (10.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (5.60%) Relational Database
10 6 (4.80%) Star Schema
10 6 (4.80%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (4.00%) NoSQL
11 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (4.00%) MongoDB
12 4 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (2.40%) Oracle OLAP
13 3 (2.40%) MS Access
13 3 (2.40%) OLAP
13 3 (2.40%) Cognos Impromptu
13 3 (2.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (17.60%) Visual Studio
2 19 (15.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.80%) Subversion
4 4 (3.20%) Maven
4 4 (3.20%) JIRA
4 4 (3.20%) Hudson
4 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.60%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.80%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.80%) Selenium
6 1 (0.80%) TestNG
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Banking
3 4 (3.20%) Retail
4 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (51.20%) Developer
2 23 (18.40%) .NET Developer
3 19 (15.20%) Analyst
4 17 (13.60%) DBA
5 16 (12.80%) SQL DBA
6 10 (8.00%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (5.60%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.60%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Software Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Architect
9 6 (4.80%) Data Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Administrator
10 4 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Lead Developer
10 4 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.20%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Consultant
10 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.20%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (35.20%) .NET
2 35 (28.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (16.80%) .NET Framework
4 20 (16.00%) Web Services
5 19 (15.20%) XML
6 17 (13.60%) SOAP
7 16 (12.80%) CSS
8 15 (12.00%) HTML
8 15 (12.00%) WCF
9 14 (11.20%) REST
10 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (8.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 8 (6.40%) XSLT
13 7 (5.60%) jQuery
13 7 (5.60%) Spring
14 6 (4.80%) Ajax
15 5 (4.00%) WPF
15 5 (4.00%) AngularJS
16 4 (3.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.00%) GIS
1 5 (4.00%) Open Source
2 4 (3.20%) Fat Client
2 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.20%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.60%) Informatics
3 2 (1.60%) Statistics
3 2 (1.60%) Data Extraction
3 2 (1.60%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.80%) iSeries
4 1 (0.80%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.80%) AS400
4 1 (0.80%) Replication
4 1 (0.80%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.80%) Windows
2 21 (16.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.40%) Linux
6 2 (1.60%) UNIX
6 2 (1.60%) Solaris
6 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.60%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.60%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.60%) MVC
2 20 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (13.60%) TDD
4 13 (10.40%) Migration
4 13 (10.40%) Scrum
5 12 (9.60%) OO
6 11 (8.80%) ETL
7 10 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 10 (8.00%) Data Migration
7 10 (8.00%) BDD
8 8 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.40%) CRM
9 7 (5.60%) Unit Testing
10 6 (4.80%) Release Management
10 6 (4.80%) Validation
11 5 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.00%) Data Analysis
11 5 (4.00%) Data Governance
11 5 (4.00%) Change Control
11 5 (4.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 58 (46.40%) SQL
2 37 (29.60%) C#
3 17 (13.60%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.80%) Java
5 7 (5.60%) PHP
6 6 (4.80%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.20%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.60%) VBA
8 2 (1.60%) PHP5
8 2 (1.60%) PHP4
8 2 (1.60%) VBScript
8 2 (1.60%) C++
9 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.80%) VB
9 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.80%) R
9 1 (0.80%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (22.40%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.80%) SC Cleared
3 19 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.20%) MCITP
5 8 (6.40%) MCDBA
6 4 (3.20%) MCTS
6 4 (3.20%) MCSD
7 3 (2.40%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.60%) Degree
8 2 (1.60%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.80%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) QA
1 2 (1.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.20%) Terminal Services
2 3 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.60%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.40%) ARCserve
2 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.80%) Puppet
3 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.80%) Ansible
Vendors
1 66 (52.80%) Microsoft
2 28 (22.40%) Oracle
3 16 (12.80%) Red Gate
4 15 (12.00%) Cognos
5 8 (6.40%) IBM
6 7 (5.60%) VMware
7 4 (3.20%) Sitecore
7 4 (3.20%) Twitter
7 4 (3.20%) SAP
7 4 (3.20%) Intel
7 4 (3.20%) Casewise
8 3 (2.40%) HP
8 3 (2.40%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.60%) Cisco
9 2 (1.60%) Dell
9 2 (1.60%) Citrix
9 2 (1.60%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.60%) Mitel
10 1 (0.80%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.80%) Informatica
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