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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 5 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 143 111 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.10% 19.61% 7.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.20% 66.47% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 27
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£325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £364 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 3
Average hourly rate £20.85 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.09 £11.43 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £22.50 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £22.63
% change year-on-year
-7.54% +17.12%
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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
250 167 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 31.65% 29.51% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 104 54
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
Average hourly rate £20.85 £14.30 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.80% -20.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £11.15 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £22.50 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -0.82%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +1 98 £325 +8.33% 41
West Wales -13 21 £300 +9.09% 1
North Wales -3 1 - - 5
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 104 (46.43%) SQL
2 88 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 76 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (29.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 66 (29.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 64 (28.57%) .NET
8 62 (27.68%) Security Cleared
9 55 (24.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 54 (24.11%) Windows
11 52 (23.21%) SC Cleared
12 51 (22.77%) C#
12 51 (22.77%) SOAP
13 49 (21.88%) Open Source
14 48 (21.43%) Web Services
14 48 (21.43%) Java
15 46 (20.54%) Oracle
15 46 (20.54%) ASP.NET
16 44 (19.64%) Scrum
17 43 (19.20%) XML
18 41 (18.30%) TDD
19 38 (16.96%) Spring
20 37 (16.52%) ETL
21 36 (16.07%) MVC
21 36 (16.07%) REST
22 35 (15.63%) MongoDB
23 34 (15.18%) T-SQL
24 32 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
25 31 (13.84%) Visual Studio
25 31 (13.84%) HTML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 22 (9.82%) SharePoint
2 20 (8.93%) IIS
3 19 (8.48%) FileNet
3 19 (8.48%) Confluence
4 16 (7.14%) JBoss
5 10 (4.46%) Tomcat
6 7 (3.13%) ArcGIS
6 7 (3.13%) Lync
7 6 (2.68%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (2.68%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.23%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.79%) CMS
9 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.89%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.89%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.45%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 14 (6.25%) MS Office
1 14 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.45%) Agresso
3 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.79%) SAN
2 3 (1.34%) Firewall
3 2 (0.89%) LAN
3 2 (0.89%) VoIP
3 2 (0.89%) WAN
3 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.45%) HTTP
4 1 (0.45%) Network Security
4 1 (0.45%) AMQP
4 1 (0.45%) Intranet
4 1 (0.45%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 67 (29.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (29.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 55 (24.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (15.63%) MongoDB
6 30 (13.39%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (10.71%) Relational Database
8 21 (9.38%) NoSQL
8 21 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (8.04%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (7.14%) MySQL
11 12 (5.36%) RDBMS
11 12 (5.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 10 (4.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (3.57%) DTS
14 8 (3.57%) Oracle Database
15 7 (3.13%) Star Schema
16 6 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (2.68%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 31 (13.84%) Visual Studio
2 29 (12.95%) Subversion
3 28 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (10.71%) JIRA
5 23 (10.27%) Jenkins
6 19 (8.48%) Hudson
6 19 (8.48%) Maven
7 8 (3.57%) Selenium
8 6 (2.68%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.68%) JMeter
8 6 (2.68%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.23%) Gradle
9 5 (2.23%) Artifactory
9 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (2.23%) ReSharper
10 3 (1.34%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.89%) NUnit
11 2 (0.89%) Toad
12 1 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 20 (8.93%) Finance
2 5 (2.23%) Retail
3 3 (1.34%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (46.88%) Developer
2 26 (11.61%) Java Developer
3 25 (11.16%) .NET Developer
3 25 (11.16%) Analyst
3 25 (11.16%) DBA
4 22 (9.82%) Architect
5 19 (8.48%) SQL DBA
6 13 (5.80%) Administrator
7 12 (5.36%) Technical Architect
8 11 (4.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (4.02%) SQL Developer
10 8 (3.57%) Consultant
10 8 (3.57%) Database Specialist
10 8 (3.57%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.13%) Data Architect
11 7 (3.13%) Software Developer
12 6 (2.68%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
13 5 (2.23%) ETL Specialist
13 5 (2.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (28.57%) .NET
2 51 (22.77%) SOAP
3 48 (21.43%) Web Services
4 46 (20.54%) ASP.NET
5 43 (19.20%) XML
6 38 (16.96%) Spring
7 36 (16.07%) REST
8 31 (13.84%) HTML
9 30 (13.39%) CSS
10 25 (11.16%) ASP.NET MVC
11 24 (10.71%) AngularJS
12 23 (10.27%) .NET Framework
13 20 (8.93%) jQuery
14 19 (8.48%) Hibernate
14 19 (8.48%) JSF
14 19 (8.48%) J2EE
15 18 (8.04%) XSLT
15 18 (8.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (7.14%) WCF
17 12 (5.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.88%) Open Source
2 15 (6.70%) Mainframe
3 11 (4.91%) Clustering
4 10 (4.46%) Replication
5 8 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.13%) GIS
7 6 (2.68%) NHS
8 4 (1.79%) User Experience
9 2 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.89%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.89%) Statistics
9 2 (0.89%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.89%) Informatics
9 2 (0.89%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.89%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.89%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.45%) iSeries
10 1 (0.45%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.11%) Windows
2 32 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (5.36%) UNIX
5 9 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.13%) CentOS
6 7 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.79%) Linux
8 2 (0.89%) Solaris
8 2 (0.89%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.89%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (19.64%) Scrum
3 41 (18.30%) TDD
4 37 (16.52%) ETL
5 36 (16.07%) MVC
6 27 (12.05%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (10.71%) OO
8 24 (10.71%) Migration
9 23 (10.27%) Configuration Management
10 22 (9.82%) Data Modelling
11 21 (9.38%) Release Management
12 19 (8.48%) DevOps
13 18 (8.04%) OOA/OOD
13 18 (8.04%) RUP
13 18 (8.04%) DSDM
13 18 (8.04%) Pair Programming
14 17 (7.59%) Data Migration
15 16 (7.14%) BDD
16 15 (6.70%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 104 (46.43%) SQL
2 51 (22.77%) C#
3 48 (21.43%) Java
4 34 (15.18%) T-SQL
5 22 (9.82%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.57%) PHP
6 8 (3.57%) Scala
7 5 (2.23%) VB
8 2 (0.89%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.89%) VBA
8 2 (0.89%) Python
8 2 (0.89%) PHP5
8 2 (0.89%) PHP4
8 2 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.89%) VBScript
8 2 (0.89%) C++
9 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (27.68%) Security Cleared
2 52 (23.21%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.02%) MCITP
5 8 (3.57%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.34%) MCTS
6 3 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.89%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.89%) Degree
8 1 (0.45%) ISEB
8 1 (0.45%) MCSD
8 1 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.23%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.34%) vCloud
4 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.89%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.91%) Hyperic
2 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.89%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) Puppet
3 1 (0.45%) Ansible
3 1 (0.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 88 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 46 (20.54%) Oracle
3 20 (8.93%) VMware
3 20 (8.93%) IBM
4 18 (8.04%) Twitter
5 16 (7.14%) Red Gate
6 14 (6.25%) Cognos
7 11 (4.91%) Red Hat
8 8 (3.57%) BMC
9 7 (3.13%) Business Objects
9 7 (3.13%) Sitecore
10 6 (2.68%) SAP
11 5 (2.23%) HP
11 5 (2.23%) Casewise
12 3 (1.34%) Informatica
13 2 (0.89%) ESRI
13 2 (0.89%) Mitel
13 2 (0.89%) Dell
13 2 (0.89%) Intel
13 2 (0.89%) Citrix
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