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 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 23 11
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 157 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.23% 6.62% 10.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 65.15% 35.06% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 36 32
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£350 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £178 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £458 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +16.00%
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
241 154 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 31.06% 18.87% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 102 74
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £26.70 £30.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.73% -24.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

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 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 29 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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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 +19 124 £350 +7.69% 17
West Wales +21 17 £325 +35.41% 1
North Wales - 2 £270 -
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 (55.51%) SQL
2 98 (37.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 96 (36.50%) .NET
3 96 (36.50%) Security Cleared
4 89 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (33.46%) Microsoft
5 88 (33.46%) SC Cleared
6 85 (32.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 71 (27.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 71 (27.00%) ASP.NET
8 64 (24.33%) Scrum
9 63 (23.95%) C#
10 59 (22.43%) Data Modelling
11 56 (21.29%) MVC
12 55 (20.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 55 (20.91%) XML
13 51 (19.39%) Visual Studio
14 50 (19.01%) .NET Framework
15 46 (17.49%) IIS
15 46 (17.49%) Business Intelligence
16 44 (16.73%) ETL
17 43 (16.35%) T-SQL
18 42 (15.97%) TDD
19 40 (15.21%) Migration
19 40 (15.21%) SharePoint
19 40 (15.21%) Web Services
20 39 (14.83%) BDD
20 39 (14.83%) Data Migration
20 39 (14.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 37 (14.07%) SOAP

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 46 (17.49%) IIS
2 40 (15.21%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.66%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.52%) JBoss
4 4 (1.52%) Lync
5 3 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.14%) FileNet
5 3 (1.14%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.76%) CMS
6 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.76%) ArcSDE
6 2 (0.76%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.76%) Apache
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.76%) K2 blackpearl
6 2 (0.76%) Node.js
6 2 (0.76%) Confluence
6 2 (0.76%) nginx
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.42%) MS Office
3 6 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (9.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.38%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.28%) Office 365
3 3 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.90%) SAN
2 4 (1.52%) Network Security
3 3 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.14%) NAS
3 3 (1.14%) MPLS
3 3 (1.14%) LAN
3 3 (1.14%) WAN
3 3 (1.14%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.14%) Wireless
4 2 (0.76%) DNS
4 2 (0.76%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (37.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 85 (32.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 55 (20.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (14.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 33 (12.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 29 (11.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (9.89%) OLAP
7 26 (9.89%) PerformancePoint
8 25 (9.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (8.37%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (6.46%) MySQL
11 15 (5.70%) Relational Database
12 11 (4.18%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (3.80%) Impala
14 7 (2.66%) QlikView
15 6 (2.28%) Firebird
15 6 (2.28%) DTS
15 6 (2.28%) MS Access
15 6 (2.28%) RDBMS
16 4 (1.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 71 (27.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 51 (19.39%) Visual Studio
3 14 (5.32%) Selenium
3 14 (5.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (4.94%) JMeter
5 12 (4.56%) ERwin
5 12 (4.56%) Cucumber
6 11 (4.18%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.66%) Subversion
8 6 (2.28%) JIRA
9 4 (1.52%) Toad
10 3 (1.14%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.76%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
12 1 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 1 (0.38%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.38%) Gradle
12 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
General
1 15 (5.70%) Back Office
2 13 (4.94%) Finance
3 3 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 152 (57.79%) Developer
2 52 (19.77%) SQL Developer
3 43 (16.35%) Analyst
4 39 (14.83%) .NET Developer
5 36 (13.69%) DBA
6 34 (12.93%) SQL DBA
7 21 (7.98%) CRM Developer
8 19 (7.22%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 17 (6.46%) Architect
10 14 (5.32%) SQL Server DBA
10 14 (5.32%) Tester
10 14 (5.32%) Administrator
11 13 (4.94%) Test Analyst
11 13 (4.94%) SQL Server Developer
11 13 (4.94%) Database Developer
12 12 (4.56%) Data Modeller
13 11 (4.18%) Microsoft Developer
14 10 (3.80%) Senior Developer
15 9 (3.42%) Software Developer
15 9 (3.42%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (36.50%) .NET
2 71 (27.00%) ASP.NET
3 55 (20.91%) XML
4 50 (19.01%) .NET Framework
5 40 (15.21%) Web Services
6 37 (14.07%) SOAP
7 31 (11.79%) CSS
7 31 (11.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (10.65%) HTML
9 27 (10.27%) WCF
10 26 (9.89%) MDX
11 24 (9.13%) Entity Framework
11 24 (9.13%) REST
12 16 (6.08%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 16 (6.08%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (4.56%) jQuery
14 10 (3.80%) RESTful
14 10 (3.80%) HTML5
15 6 (2.28%) Ajax
15 6 (2.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.22%) Clustering
2 18 (6.84%) NHS
3 14 (5.32%) Mainframe
4 12 (4.56%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.18%) Replication
6 9 (3.42%) User Experience
7 8 (3.04%) GIS
8 6 (2.28%) Taxonomies
8 6 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.14%) IVR
11 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.38%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.17%) Windows
2 10 (3.80%) Linux
3 5 (1.90%) UNIX
4 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (24.33%) Scrum
3 59 (22.43%) Data Modelling
4 56 (21.29%) MVC
5 46 (17.49%) Business Intelligence
6 44 (16.73%) ETL
7 42 (15.97%) TDD
8 40 (15.21%) Migration
9 39 (14.83%) BDD
9 39 (14.83%) Data Migration
10 27 (10.27%) CRM
11 22 (8.37%) Unit Testing
12 19 (7.22%) Validation
12 19 (7.22%) Regression Testing
13 18 (6.84%) Project Management
14 16 (6.08%) Test Scripting
15 15 (5.70%) Data Analysis
16 14 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
16 14 (5.32%) SDLC
17 11 (4.18%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 146 (55.51%) SQL
2 63 (23.95%) C#
3 43 (16.35%) T-SQL
4 32 (12.17%) JavaScript
5 20 (7.60%) Java
6 11 (4.18%) VB.NET
7 8 (3.04%) C
8 3 (1.14%) PHP
8 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.76%) Perl
9 2 (0.76%) Python
9 2 (0.76%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.38%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.38%) VBScript
10 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 96 (36.50%) Security Cleared
2 88 (33.46%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.46%) ISEB
4 13 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.94%) MCDBA
5 11 (4.18%) Degree
5 11 (4.18%) MCITP
6 4 (1.52%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.66%) QA
3 3 (1.14%) HL7
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.76%) Firmware
3 2 (0.76%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) XenApp
4 1 (0.38%) vSphere
4 1 (0.38%) vCloud
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.14%) Windows Intune
2 2 (0.76%) SCOM
3 1 (0.38%) SCCM
3 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.38%) Nagios
3 1 (0.38%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.38%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 88 (33.46%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.69%) Oracle
3 11 (4.18%) CA
4 7 (2.66%) Business Objects
5 5 (1.90%) Cognos
6 4 (1.52%) VMware
6 4 (1.52%) Casewise
6 4 (1.52%) SAP
6 4 (1.52%) Cisco
7 3 (1.14%) Avaya
7 3 (1.14%) Juniper
7 3 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.76%) ESRI
8 2 (0.76%) Mapinfo
8 2 (0.76%) Veritas
8 2 (0.76%) Sage
8 2 (0.76%) HP
9 1 (0.38%) Citrix
9 1 (0.38%) BMC
9 1 (0.38%) Novell
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X4 Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Proteus Europe
Rate: £284 - £285 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Proteus Europe
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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CPS Group
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
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CPS Group
Rate: £130 - 150 per day
Posted: 20 days ago