The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for DTS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited DTS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS)
London / City of London
Rank 152 156 174
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18  
Contract jobs citing DTS 1 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.061% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.12% 0.22% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 14
Median daily rate £448 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.85% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £289 £275 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% -21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

DTS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 810 919 1252
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 26.72% 27.90% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 743 967
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Median hourly rate £22.34 £31.29 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.60% -13.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

DTS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing DTS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for DTS in the City of London

DTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DTS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for DTS in the City of London

DTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DTS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DTS in the City of London

DTS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DTS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for DTS.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) Law
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Database Mirroring
1 1 (100.00%) iManage
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

DTS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (100.00%) Law
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Database Mirroring
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) iManage
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft