The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 16 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 7.91% 8.33% 9.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.00% 25.00% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
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£288 £275 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £275 £257
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.39% -17.27%
SQL Server
Wales

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 West Wales region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
25 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 17.99% 33.33% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 11
Average daily rate £425 £438 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £293 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the West Wales region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the West Wales region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Swansea +4 7 £300 +9.09%
Carmarthenshire - 3 £325 -
SQL Server
Wales

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 28 (84.85%) SQL
2 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 20 (60.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
4 19 (57.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (48.48%) MDX
5 16 (48.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 16 (48.48%) PerformancePoint
5 16 (48.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (48.48%) OLAP
5 16 (48.48%) SharePoint
5 16 (48.48%) Data Modelling
5 16 (48.48%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 7 (21.21%) Windows
7 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
8 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
8 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 6 (18.18%) Migration
9 5 (15.15%) Project Management
9 5 (15.15%) Linux
9 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
10 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
10 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.12%) XML
10 4 (12.12%) ITIL
10 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
10 4 (12.12%) NHS
10 4 (12.12%) Service Management

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 16 (48.48%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.06%) Confluence
3 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.03%) GroupWise
4 1 (3.03%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (57.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (48.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 16 (48.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 16 (48.48%) OLAP
2 16 (48.48%) PerformancePoint
3 3 (9.09%) Firebird
3 3 (9.09%) MySQL
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) Impala
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (60.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.06%) Subversion
3 2 (6.06%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) DBA
3 7 (21.21%) SQL Developer
4 6 (18.18%) SQL DBA
5 5 (15.15%) Database Developer
6 3 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Lead Software Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Analyst Programmer
7 2 (6.06%) Programmer
7 2 (6.06%) Administrator
7 2 (6.06%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Wintel Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Programmer
8 1 (3.03%) GIS Data Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) MDX
2 4 (12.12%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) VXML
3 3 (9.09%) JSON
3 3 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Streams
4 1 (3.03%) .NET
4 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) NHS
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.09%) IVR
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) GIS
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Data Modelling
1 16 (48.48%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) Software Engineering
4 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
6 4 (12.12%) Service Management
6 4 (12.12%) ITIL
6 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
7 3 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (9.09%) SDLC
7 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 3 (9.09%) SOA
7 3 (9.09%) Scrum
7 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (84.85%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.06%) C
4 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.06%) Firmware
1 2 (6.06%) Terminal Services
1 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) ARCserve
1 1 (3.03%) ZENworks
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Avaya
3 2 (6.06%) Veritas
3 2 (6.06%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
4 1 (3.03%) ESRI
4 1 (3.03%) BMC
4 1 (3.03%) Novell