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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 116 85 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.24% 10.79% 8.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.33% 45.21% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 56 35
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£333 £385 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £205 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £45.50 £30.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.41% -24.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -16.36%
SQL Server
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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
240 188 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.40% 23.86% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 134 82
Average daily rate £328 £395 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.08% +25.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £16.80 £30.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.46% -24.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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 81 £343 -8.66% 23
West Wales +4 11 £288 +4.54%
Mid Wales - 6 £336 - 1
North Wales +2 2 £346 - 1
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 153 (58.17%) SQL
2 106 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (38.02%) .NET
4 88 (33.46%) Security Cleared
5 87 (33.08%) Microsoft
6 81 (30.80%) C#
7 74 (28.14%) SC Cleared
8 73 (27.76%) SQL Server 2008
8 73 (27.76%) Scrum
9 71 (27.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 68 (25.86%) ASP.NET
11 64 (24.33%) XML
12 56 (21.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 51 (19.39%) Web Services
14 50 (19.01%) MVC
15 49 (18.63%) TDD
16 48 (18.25%) SOAP
17 47 (17.87%) T-SQL
17 47 (17.87%) ETL
18 46 (17.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 46 (17.49%) .NET Framework
19 43 (16.35%) Windows
19 43 (16.35%) BDD
20 42 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
20 42 (15.97%) Visual Studio
21 39 (14.83%) SQL Server 2012
22 38 (14.45%) Oracle
23 37 (14.07%) IIS
23 37 (14.07%) Data Modelling
24 34 (12.93%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 37 (14.07%) IIS
2 29 (11.03%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.18%) ArcSDE
4 9 (3.42%) ArcGIS
5 8 (3.04%) Confluence
5 8 (3.04%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.28%) JBoss
7 5 (1.90%) FileNet
8 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.14%) Lync
9 3 (1.14%) Apache
9 3 (1.14%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.76%) Node.js
10 2 (0.76%) CMS
10 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.76%) nginx
11 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.90%) MS Project
2 5 (1.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.76%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.38%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.14%) SaaS
3 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.76%) HTTP
1 2 (0.76%) DNS
1 2 (0.76%) SAN
1 2 (0.76%) Firewall
2 1 (0.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (27.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 71 (27.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (17.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (14.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (9.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (9.89%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (9.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (8.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 19 (7.22%) Relational Database
9 18 (6.84%) PerformancePoint
9 18 (6.84%) OLAP
10 17 (6.46%) MySQL
11 15 (5.70%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (3.42%) DB2
13 8 (3.04%) SQLPlus
14 6 (2.28%) RDBMS
14 6 (2.28%) Firebird
14 6 (2.28%) MS Access
14 6 (2.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 56 (21.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (15.97%) Visual Studio
3 19 (7.22%) Selenium
3 19 (7.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 14 (5.32%) JIRA
5 13 (4.94%) JMeter
5 13 (4.94%) Cucumber
6 12 (4.56%) ERwin
7 11 (4.18%) SpecFlow
8 10 (3.80%) Subversion
9 8 (3.04%) Toad
10 7 (2.66%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.90%) Spock
11 5 (1.90%) Geb
11 5 (1.90%) Hudson
11 5 (1.90%) Maven
12 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
13 3 (1.14%) Eclipse
14 2 (0.76%) WebDriver
14 2 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (6.08%) Back Office
2 12 (4.56%) Finance
3 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.14%) Banking
3 3 (1.14%) Billing
4 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 149 (56.65%) Developer
2 51 (19.39%) SQL Developer
3 50 (19.01%) .NET Developer
4 43 (16.35%) Analyst
5 31 (11.79%) DBA
6 28 (10.65%) SQL DBA
7 20 (7.60%) Tester
8 15 (5.70%) Test Analyst
9 14 (5.32%) Administrator
10 13 (4.94%) SQL Server DBA
10 13 (4.94%) SQL Server Developer
11 12 (4.56%) Data Modeller
11 12 (4.56%) Architect
12 11 (4.18%) Senior Developer
13 9 (3.42%) Software Developer
13 9 (3.42%) Database Developer
14 8 (3.04%) Java Developer
14 8 (3.04%) GIS Developer
14 8 (3.04%) Server Administrator
14 8 (3.04%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (38.02%) .NET
2 68 (25.86%) ASP.NET
3 64 (24.33%) XML
4 51 (19.39%) Web Services
5 48 (18.25%) SOAP
6 46 (17.49%) .NET Framework
7 34 (12.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (10.65%) REST
8 28 (10.65%) HTML
9 25 (9.51%) CSS
10 21 (7.98%) ASP.NET Web API
11 18 (6.84%) MDX
12 14 (5.32%) jQuery
13 13 (4.94%) RESTful
14 12 (4.56%) WCF
14 12 (4.56%) Entity Framework
14 12 (4.56%) HTML5
14 12 (4.56%) AngularJS
15 9 (3.42%) Spring
16 8 (3.04%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.60%) NHS
2 18 (6.84%) Clustering
3 17 (6.46%) GIS
4 15 (5.70%) Replication
5 14 (5.32%) Mainframe
6 13 (4.94%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.80%) User Experience
8 8 (3.04%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.28%) Taxonomies
10 3 (1.14%) IVR
11 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
12 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.35%) Windows
2 10 (3.80%) Linux
3 7 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.90%) UNIX
6 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (27.76%) Scrum
3 50 (19.01%) MVC
4 49 (18.63%) TDD
5 47 (17.87%) ETL
6 43 (16.35%) BDD
7 42 (15.97%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (14.07%) Data Modelling
9 31 (11.79%) Migration
10 27 (10.27%) Data Migration
11 25 (9.51%) SDLC
12 24 (9.13%) Unit Testing
13 20 (7.60%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (7.22%) Regression Testing
15 18 (6.84%) Project Management
15 18 (6.84%) Data Analysis
16 16 (6.08%) Test Scripting
17 15 (5.70%) ITIL
18 13 (4.94%) Data Management
19 12 (4.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 153 (58.17%) SQL
2 81 (30.80%) C#
3 47 (17.87%) T-SQL
4 27 (10.27%) Java
5 24 (9.13%) JavaScript
6 14 (5.32%) PL/SQL
7 13 (4.94%) VB.NET
8 8 (3.04%) C
9 7 (2.66%) VB
10 5 (1.90%) VBA
11 4 (1.52%) VB6
11 4 (1.52%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.14%) PHP
13 2 (0.76%) Perl
13 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.76%) Python
14 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (33.46%) Security Cleared
2 74 (28.14%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.84%) Degree
4 17 (6.46%) ISEB
5 14 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (4.94%) MCDBA
7 11 (4.18%) MCITP
8 5 (1.90%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.90%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.38%) MCP
11 1 (0.38%) MCSE
11 1 (0.38%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.90%) HL7
3 4 (1.52%) QA
3 4 (1.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.14%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.76%) Firmware
3 2 (0.76%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.38%) vCloud
4 1 (0.38%) XenApp
4 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.76%) SCOM
2 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.38%) Puppet
2 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.38%) Nagios
2 1 (0.38%) ARCserve
2 1 (0.38%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 87 (33.08%) Microsoft
2 38 (14.45%) Oracle
3 11 (4.18%) CA
3 11 (4.18%) ESRI
4 8 (3.04%) VMware
5 5 (1.90%) Cognos
5 5 (1.90%) BMC
5 5 (1.90%) Twitter
6 4 (1.52%) Remedy
7 3 (1.14%) Avaya
8 2 (0.76%) HP
8 2 (0.76%) Veritas
8 2 (0.76%) Sage
8 2 (0.76%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.38%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.38%) Novell
9 1 (0.38%) Teradata
9 1 (0.38%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.38%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.38%) Tableau
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