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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 28 10
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 151 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.64% 5.77% 10.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 66.52% 32.82% 40.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 29 30
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +14.28%
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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
227 131 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.52% 17.58% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 83 73
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.70 £27.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.90% +61.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 1 May 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
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 May 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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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 +29 118 £350 +7.69% 18
West Wales +12 23 £331 +10.16% 5
North Wales - 2 £270 - 1
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 146 (57.94%) SQL
2 109 (43.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (36.51%) Security Cleared
4 88 (34.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 87 (34.52%) .NET
6 86 (34.13%) Microsoft
7 84 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 76 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 59 (23.41%) XML
11 58 (23.02%) ASP.NET
12 57 (22.62%) C#
13 56 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 56 (22.22%) Scrum
14 55 (21.83%) T-SQL
15 54 (21.43%) Data Modelling
16 50 (19.84%) ETL
17 49 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
18 46 (18.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 43 (17.06%) Web Services
20 42 (16.67%) MVC
21 40 (15.87%) Migration
21 40 (15.87%) SharePoint
21 40 (15.87%) SOAP
22 39 (15.48%) Data Migration
23 38 (15.08%) SQL Server 2012
23 38 (15.08%) Visual Studio
24 37 (14.68%) TDD
24 37 (14.68%) .NET Framework
25 35 (13.89%) JavaScript

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 40 (15.87%) SharePoint
2 33 (13.10%) IIS
3 8 (3.17%) Lync
4 7 (2.78%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.59%) JBoss
6 3 (1.19%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.19%) Apache
7 2 (0.79%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.79%) Node.js
7 2 (0.79%) Confluence
7 2 (0.79%) nginx
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.79%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.79%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.40%) FileNet
8 1 (0.40%) CMS
8 1 (0.40%) GroupWise
Applications
1 24 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.76%) MS Office
3 6 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.40%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.78%) Office 365
3 3 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.59%) SAN
2 3 (1.19%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.19%) Wireless
2 3 (1.19%) Network Security
2 3 (1.19%) LAN
2 3 (1.19%) WAN
2 3 (1.19%) MPLS
2 3 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.19%) NAS
3 2 (0.79%) DNS
3 2 (0.79%) HTTP
4 1 (0.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (43.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 88 (34.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (18.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 38 (15.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (12.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 30 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 25 (9.92%) PerformancePoint
8 25 (9.92%) OLAP
9 21 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (6.75%) SQL Server 2000
11 16 (6.35%) MySQL
12 11 (4.37%) Impala
13 9 (3.57%) Relational Database
14 7 (2.78%) QlikView
14 7 (2.78%) DTS
15 6 (2.38%) Firebird
16 5 (1.98%) MS Access
17 4 (1.59%) RDBMS
17 4 (1.59%) DB2
Development Applications
1 63 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 38 (15.08%) Visual Studio
3 19 (7.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (5.16%) JMeter
4 13 (5.16%) Selenium
5 11 (4.37%) SpecFlow
5 11 (4.37%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.38%) ERwin
6 6 (2.38%) Subversion
7 4 (1.59%) Toad
8 3 (1.19%) JIRA
8 3 (1.19%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.79%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.40%) NUnit
10 1 (0.40%) ReSharper
10 1 (0.40%) JUnit
10 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.40%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (4.76%) Back Office
2 10 (3.97%) Finance
3 1 (0.40%) Banking
3 1 (0.40%) Retail
3 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 155 (61.51%) Developer
2 60 (23.81%) SQL Developer
3 35 (13.89%) DBA
3 35 (13.89%) Analyst
4 33 (13.10%) .NET Developer
5 32 (12.70%) SQL DBA
6 21 (8.33%) CRM Developer
7 19 (7.54%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 16 (6.35%) Architect
9 15 (5.95%) Database Developer
10 14 (5.56%) Administrator
10 14 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
11 13 (5.16%) Data Analyst
11 13 (5.16%) Tester
12 12 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
13 11 (4.37%) Microsoft Developer
14 10 (3.97%) Software Developer
14 10 (3.97%) Senior Developer
15 9 (3.57%) Test Analyst
16 8 (3.17%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (34.52%) .NET
2 59 (23.41%) XML
3 58 (23.02%) ASP.NET
4 43 (17.06%) Web Services
5 40 (15.87%) SOAP
6 37 (14.68%) .NET Framework
7 34 (13.49%) WCF
8 32 (12.70%) CSS
9 29 (11.51%) HTML
10 25 (9.92%) MDX
11 23 (9.13%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (7.54%) Entity Framework
13 17 (6.75%) REST
14 16 (6.35%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 11 (4.37%) jQuery
16 9 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
17 8 (3.17%) RESTful
17 8 (3.17%) HTML5
18 7 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 6 (2.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.33%) NHS
2 19 (7.54%) Replication
2 19 (7.54%) Clustering
3 15 (5.95%) Mainframe
4 14 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.38%) User Experience
5 6 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.38%) GIS
6 4 (1.59%) Open Source
6 4 (1.59%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.19%) IVR
8 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.40%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.40%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.52%) Windows
2 7 (2.78%) Linux
3 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (0.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (30.16%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.22%) Scrum
3 54 (21.43%) Data Modelling
4 50 (19.84%) ETL
5 49 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (16.67%) MVC
7 40 (15.87%) Migration
8 39 (15.48%) Data Migration
9 37 (14.68%) TDD
10 30 (11.90%) CRM
11 29 (11.51%) BDD
12 16 (6.35%) Unit Testing
13 15 (5.95%) Test Scripting
13 15 (5.95%) Regression Testing
14 14 (5.56%) Validation
14 14 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (5.16%) Project Management
16 11 (4.37%) Test-First Development
17 10 (3.97%) Business Analysis
17 10 (3.97%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 146 (57.94%) SQL
2 57 (22.62%) C#
3 55 (21.83%) T-SQL
4 35 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 19 (7.54%) Java
6 7 (2.78%) C
7 6 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.98%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (1.19%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.79%) Python
10 2 (0.79%) Perl
10 2 (0.79%) PHP
11 1 (0.40%) VBScript
11 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (36.51%) Security Cleared
2 84 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.35%) ISEB
4 13 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.16%) MCDBA
5 11 (4.37%) MCITP
6 6 (2.38%) Degree
7 1 (0.40%) MCP
7 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.38%) QA
3 3 (1.19%) HL7
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.79%) Firmware
3 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.40%) vSphere
4 1 (0.40%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (1.19%) Windows Intune
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.40%) SCOM
2 1 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.40%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.40%) Nagios
2 1 (0.40%) ARCserve
2 1 (0.40%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 86 (34.13%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.10%) Oracle
3 7 (2.78%) Business Objects
4 6 (2.38%) CA
4 6 (2.38%) Cognos
5 4 (1.59%) Cisco
5 4 (1.59%) SAP
5 4 (1.59%) Casewise
6 3 (1.19%) Avaya
6 3 (1.19%) Juniper
6 3 (1.19%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.79%) ESRI
7 2 (0.79%) Mapinfo
7 2 (0.79%) Veritas
7 2 (0.79%) VMware
8 1 (0.40%) Teradata
8 1 (0.40%) ILOG
8 1 (0.40%) Sage
8 1 (0.40%) BMC
8 1 (0.40%) Novell
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