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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 99 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.27% 11.96% 7.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.01% 45.89% 36.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 28
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£359 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £21.80 £12.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.40% -35.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.28 £11.26 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.36 £14.55 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +4.54%
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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
202 146 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 27.08% 26.07% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 106 71
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £248 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £21.80 £11.33 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.49% -54.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -3 68 £350 +9.37% 45
West Wales -3 7 £413 +101.21% 10
North Wales -2 1 - - 4
SQL Server
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 84 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 66 (40.99%) SQL
3 51 (31.68%) .NET
4 47 (29.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 46 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 44 (27.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (25.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 40 (24.84%) Oracle
9 39 (24.22%) Web Services
10 38 (23.60%) XML
11 37 (22.98%) SOAP
12 36 (22.36%) SC Cleared
13 35 (21.74%) Windows
13 35 (21.74%) C#
14 34 (21.12%) ASP.NET
15 30 (18.63%) Java
16 28 (17.39%) TDD
17 26 (16.15%) Data Warehouse
18 25 (15.53%) Scrum
18 25 (15.53%) REST
19 23 (14.29%) Finance
20 22 (13.66%) MVC
20 22 (13.66%) OO
20 22 (13.66%) Visual Studio
20 22 (13.66%) Open Source
21 21 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
21 21 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
22 20 (12.42%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (10.56%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.70%) FileNet
2 14 (8.70%) Confluence
3 9 (5.59%) IIS
4 6 (3.73%) Lync
5 5 (3.11%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.11%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.86%) CMS
7 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.62%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.62%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (9.94%) MS Office
2 15 (9.32%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.24%) MS Project
4 2 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.62%) Agresso
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.97%) Office 365
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.48%) SAN
2 2 (1.24%) LAN
2 2 (1.24%) VoIP
2 2 (1.24%) WAN
2 2 (1.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.62%) Network Security
3 1 (0.62%) Intranet
3 1 (0.62%) Extranet
3 1 (0.62%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (29.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 46 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (27.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (25.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (16.15%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (11.18%) MongoDB
7 17 (10.56%) Relational Database
8 16 (9.94%) MySQL
9 15 (9.32%) NoSQL
9 15 (9.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (8.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (6.83%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (3.73%) Star Schema
13 5 (3.11%) RDBMS
13 5 (3.11%) MS Access
14 4 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database
15 3 (1.86%) DTS
16 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (13.66%) Visual Studio
2 17 (10.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (9.94%) Subversion
4 14 (8.70%) JIRA
4 14 (8.70%) Maven
4 14 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 14 (8.70%) Hudson
5 2 (1.24%) TestDirector
5 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.62%) TestNG
6 1 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.62%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.62%) Selenium
General
1 23 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (3.73%) Banking
3 4 (2.48%) Retail
4 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (49.07%) Developer
2 25 (15.53%) Analyst
3 22 (13.66%) .NET Developer
4 20 (12.42%) Java Developer
5 17 (10.56%) DBA
6 16 (9.94%) Architect
6 16 (9.94%) SQL DBA
7 11 (6.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 10 (6.21%) Technical Architect
9 8 (4.97%) Data Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) Consultant
10 7 (4.35%) Administrator
11 6 (3.73%) C# Developer
11 6 (3.73%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.73%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (3.11%) PHP Developer
13 4 (2.48%) Lead Developer
13 4 (2.48%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (2.48%) SAP Basis Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (31.68%) .NET
2 39 (24.22%) Web Services
3 38 (23.60%) XML
4 37 (22.98%) SOAP
5 34 (21.12%) ASP.NET
6 25 (15.53%) REST
7 19 (11.80%) Spring
8 18 (11.18%) CSS
8 18 (11.18%) HTML
9 17 (10.56%) AngularJS
10 16 (9.94%) .NET Framework
11 15 (9.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (9.32%) XSLT
12 14 (8.70%) J2EE
12 14 (8.70%) WCF
12 14 (8.70%) JSF
12 14 (8.70%) Hibernate
12 14 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (4.97%) Ajax
13 8 (4.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.66%) Open Source
2 6 (3.73%) GIS
2 6 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.11%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.48%) NHS
5 3 (1.86%) User Experience
6 2 (1.24%) Replication
6 2 (1.24%) Clustering
6 2 (1.24%) Informatics
6 2 (1.24%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.24%) Statistics
6 2 (1.24%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.24%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.24%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.24%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.62%) iSeries
7 1 (0.62%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.74%) Windows
2 21 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.86%) UNIX
5 3 (1.86%) Linux
6 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.24%) Solaris
6 2 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.24%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.62%) CentOS
7 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.39%) TDD
3 25 (15.53%) Scrum
4 22 (13.66%) MVC
4 22 (13.66%) OO
5 21 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (12.42%) ETL
7 18 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (9.94%) Migration
8 16 (9.94%) Release Management
9 15 (9.32%) DevOps
9 15 (9.32%) Configuration Management
10 14 (8.70%) RUP
10 14 (8.70%) DSDM
10 14 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
10 14 (8.70%) Pair Programming
11 13 (8.07%) Data Migration
11 13 (8.07%) Data Modelling
12 12 (7.45%) BDD
13 11 (6.83%) UML
Programming Languages
1 66 (40.99%) SQL
2 35 (21.74%) C#
3 30 (18.63%) Java
4 17 (10.56%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.07%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.97%) PHP
7 3 (1.86%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.24%) VBA
8 2 (1.24%) C++
8 2 (1.24%) VBScript
8 2 (1.24%) VB
8 2 (1.24%) PHP5
8 2 (1.24%) PHP4
8 2 (1.24%) Scala
9 1 (0.62%) R
9 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 46 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 36 (22.36%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.59%) MCITP
5 8 (4.97%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.86%) MCTS
7 2 (1.24%) Degree
7 2 (1.24%) MCSD
7 2 (1.24%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.62%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.24%) QA
1 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.24%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.24%) Hyperic
2 1 (0.62%) Ansible
2 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.62%) Puppet
2 1 (0.62%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 84 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 40 (24.84%) Oracle
3 17 (10.56%) IBM
4 16 (9.94%) Cognos
4 16 (9.94%) Red Gate
5 14 (8.70%) Twitter
6 8 (4.97%) SAP
7 6 (3.73%) VMware
8 5 (3.11%) Casewise
9 4 (2.48%) Business Objects
9 4 (2.48%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.86%) HP
11 2 (1.24%) Mitel
11 2 (1.24%) JBoss
11 2 (1.24%) Dell
11 2 (1.24%) Intel
11 2 (1.24%) Cisco
11 2 (1.24%) BMC
11 2 (1.24%) Citrix
11 2 (1.24%) Red Hat
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