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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 106 67 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.80% 11.73% 11.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 57.76% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 36
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£350 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +224.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +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
212 116 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.61% 20.32% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 74 75
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £295 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.25 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.61% +224.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +11.60%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +3 53 £350 -3.44% 37
West Wales -1 32 £301 +0.16% 1
North Wales - 2 - - 13
Mid Wales - 1 £275 -
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SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 129 (53.31%) SQL
2 105 (43.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 81 (33.47%) Security Cleared
4 76 (31.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 75 (30.99%) Microsoft
6 74 (30.58%) SC Cleared
7 68 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
8 62 (25.62%) .NET
9 55 (22.73%) T-SQL
10 52 (21.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 52 (21.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 51 (21.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 49 (20.25%) Data Modelling
13 48 (19.83%) ETL
14 45 (18.60%) XML
14 45 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 44 (18.18%) ASP.NET
16 43 (17.77%) Scrum
17 42 (17.36%) Open Source
18 41 (16.94%) MVC
18 41 (16.94%) Migration
19 40 (16.53%) SOAP
19 40 (16.53%) SharePoint
20 39 (16.12%) CSS
21 38 (15.70%) C#
21 38 (15.70%) HTML
22 37 (15.29%) Web Services
23 35 (14.46%) Java
23 35 (14.46%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (16.53%) SharePoint
2 32 (13.22%) IIS
3 17 (7.02%) JBoss
4 16 (6.61%) Confluence
5 14 (5.79%) FileNet
6 12 (4.96%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.72%) Lync
8 4 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (1.65%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (1.24%) K2 blackpearl
9 3 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.83%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.83%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.83%) Apache
10 2 (0.83%) CMS
10 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.41%) ArcSDE
11 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 18 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.37%) MS Office
3 6 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.83%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (8.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.89%) Office 365
3 4 (1.65%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.24%) Wireless
1 3 (1.24%) IP Telephony
1 3 (1.24%) SAN
1 3 (1.24%) MPLS
1 3 (1.24%) LAN
1 3 (1.24%) WAN
1 3 (1.24%) Network Security
1 3 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (1.24%) NAS
2 2 (0.83%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) HTTP
3 1 (0.41%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (43.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 76 (31.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (21.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (21.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 29 (11.98%) MongoDB
6 28 (11.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (9.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 23 (9.50%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (7.44%) OLAP
10 17 (7.02%) PerformancePoint
11 15 (6.20%) NoSQL
12 14 (5.79%) Relational Database
13 13 (5.37%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (4.96%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (4.55%) Impala
16 10 (4.13%) RDBMS
16 10 (4.13%) DTS
17 9 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
18 8 (3.31%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 51 (21.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (12.81%) Visual Studio
3 28 (11.57%) Subversion
4 21 (8.68%) JIRA
5 18 (7.44%) Jenkins
6 14 (5.79%) Hudson
6 14 (5.79%) Maven
7 13 (5.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 7 (2.89%) Selenium
8 7 (2.89%) Eclipse
9 6 (2.48%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.48%) JMeter
10 5 (2.07%) ReSharper
10 5 (2.07%) Gradle
10 5 (2.07%) Artifactory
10 5 (2.07%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.24%) NUnit
11 3 (1.24%) Toad
11 3 (1.24%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.83%) DbUnit
General
1 10 (4.13%) Finance
2 6 (2.48%) Back Office
3 2 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 129 (53.31%) Developer
2 39 (16.12%) SQL Developer
3 29 (11.98%) Analyst
4 28 (11.57%) DBA
5 23 (9.50%) Architect
6 21 (8.68%) SQL DBA
7 19 (7.85%) .NET Developer
8 17 (7.02%) CRM Developer
9 16 (6.61%) Java Developer
10 15 (6.20%) Administrator
10 15 (6.20%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 11 (4.55%) Data Analyst
12 10 (4.13%) Consultant
12 10 (4.13%) Database Developer
13 9 (3.72%) Microsoft Developer
14 8 (3.31%) Data Architect
14 8 (3.31%) Database Specialist
15 7 (2.89%) SQL Server DBA
16 6 (2.48%) CRM Architect
16 6 (2.48%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (25.62%) .NET
2 45 (18.60%) XML
3 44 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 40 (16.53%) SOAP
5 39 (16.12%) CSS
6 38 (15.70%) HTML
7 37 (15.29%) Web Services
8 35 (14.46%) WCF
9 31 (12.81%) Spring
10 27 (11.16%) .NET Framework
11 21 (8.68%) jQuery
11 21 (8.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 19 (7.85%) AngularJS
13 18 (7.44%) REST
13 18 (7.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (7.44%) MDX
14 16 (6.61%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 15 (6.20%) Hibernate
15 15 (6.20%) JSF
15 15 (6.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.36%) Open Source
2 20 (8.26%) Replication
3 19 (7.85%) Clustering
4 17 (7.02%) NHS
5 11 (4.55%) Mainframe
6 8 (3.31%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.48%) User Experience
8 5 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.65%) GIS
10 3 (1.24%) IVR
11 2 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.83%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.41%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.41%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.22%) Windows
2 16 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (4.96%) UNIX
4 7 (2.89%) CentOS
4 7 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.48%) Linux
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (20.25%) Data Modelling
3 48 (19.83%) ETL
4 45 (18.60%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (17.77%) Scrum
6 41 (16.94%) MVC
6 41 (16.94%) Migration
7 35 (14.46%) Data Migration
8 33 (13.64%) TDD
9 26 (10.74%) CRM
10 18 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (7.44%) Configuration Management
11 16 (6.61%) RUP
12 15 (6.20%) Release Management
12 15 (6.20%) DevOps
13 14 (5.79%) DSDM
13 14 (5.79%) OO
13 14 (5.79%) Pair Programming
14 13 (5.37%) OOA/OOD
15 11 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 129 (53.31%) SQL
2 55 (22.73%) T-SQL
3 38 (15.70%) C#
4 35 (14.46%) Java
5 31 (12.81%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.31%) Scala
7 6 (2.48%) VB.NET
7 6 (2.48%) C
8 5 (2.07%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 4 (1.65%) VB
10 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.41%) VBScript
11 1 (0.41%) PHP
11 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 81 (33.47%) Security Cleared
2 74 (30.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.07%) ISEB
4 4 (1.65%) Degree
5 2 (0.83%) VCP4
5 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) QA
2 4 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.24%) vCloud
2 3 (1.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (4.55%) Hyperic
2 3 (1.24%) Windows Intune
3 2 (0.83%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 75 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.09%) Oracle
3 16 (6.61%) VMware
4 13 (5.37%) IBM
4 13 (5.37%) Twitter
5 11 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.31%) BMC
6 8 (3.31%) Cognos
7 7 (2.89%) SAP
8 5 (2.07%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.65%) Sitecore
9 4 (1.65%) Casewise
10 3 (1.24%) Avaya
10 3 (1.24%) Juniper
10 3 (1.24%) Cisco
10 3 (1.24%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.83%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.83%) HP
11 2 (0.83%) Informatica
11 2 (0.83%) ILOG
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