The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 30 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.

Microsoft Data Transformation Services (DTS)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 621 555
Rank change year-on-year +47 -66  
Contract jobs citing DTS 26 19 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.035% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.25% 0.16% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 46
Median daily rate £325 £275 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -22.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £275 £356
% change year-on-year +10.45% -22.80%  
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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10344 11994 11996
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.72% 22.16% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7008 8058 7695
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 183 158
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

DTS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

DTS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DTS in the UK

DTS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DTS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DTS in the UK

DTS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DTS in the UK

DTS
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DTS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 25 £331 +20.45% 2
London +35 8 £448 -10.50%
South West +5 5 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 5 £275 -
North West - 5 £308 - 1
Cirencester - 5 £275 -
Manchester - 5 £308 -
East of England - 4 £400 -
Cambridge - 3 £406 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £406 -
South East - 2 £406 -
Scotland +22 1 £205 -36.92%
City of London +11 1 £448 +27.85%
East Midlands -14 1 £325 +18.18%
Dundee - 1 £205 -
West Sussex - 1 £413 -
Kent - 1 £400 -
Hatfield - 1 £303 -
Northampton - 1 £325 -
Crawley - 1 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £303 -

For the 6 months to 30 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 with a requirement for DTS.

1 42 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 35 (77.78%) SQL
3 32 (71.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (51.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (46.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (44.44%) T-SQL
7 20 (44.44%) Microsoft
8 18 (40.00%) .NET
9 17 (37.78%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (33.33%) Windows
11 14 (31.11%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2014
12 12 (26.67%) ETL
12 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
13 10 (22.22%) Oracle
13 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (20.00%) C#
14 9 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
15 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
15 8 (17.78%) Oracle Database
16 7 (15.56%) Database Mirroring
16 7 (15.56%) Xamarin
16 7 (15.56%) High Availability
16 7 (15.56%) Silverlight
16 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (15.56%) VB.NET
16 7 (15.56%) Migration
16 7 (15.56%) Finance

DTS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) GeoServer
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.33%) MS Office
3 4 (8.89%) MS Project
3 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Demantra
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle 11i
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (8.89%) SnowdropKCS
2 1 (2.22%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 32 (71.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (51.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (46.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (37.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (17.78%) Oracle Database
11 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
13 4 (8.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (8.89%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (8.89%) Star Schema
14 3 (6.67%) QlikView
14 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) JDeveloper
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.22%) CruiseControl
4 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.22%) JIRA
4 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.89%) Publishing
3 4 (8.89%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Back Office
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Law
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
5 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Developer
2 13 (28.89%) SQL Developer
3 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Developer
4 11 (24.44%) Consultant
4 11 (24.44%) DBA
5 10 (22.22%) SQL DBA
5 10 (22.22%) T-SQL Developer
6 9 (20.00%) .NET Developer
7 8 (17.78%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (17.78%) C# Developer
8 6 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (8.89%) Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Applications Support
9 4 (8.89%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Development Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Development Support Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
10 3 (6.67%) ETL Consultant
10 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) AngularJS
3 7 (15.56%) Silverlight
4 6 (13.33%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) HTML
5 2 (4.44%) Software Packaging
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.22%) ADO
6 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.22%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.22%) CSS
6 1 (2.22%) jQuery
6 1 (2.22%) JSON
6 1 (2.22%) LINQ
6 1 (2.22%) Middleware
6 1 (2.22%) PostGIS
6 1 (2.22%) REST
6 1 (2.22%) WCF
6 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Clustering
2 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) AS400
4 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Life Science
4 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.22%) Tandem
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 5 (11.11%) Unix
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.89%) HPUX
4 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (26.67%) ETL
3 7 (15.56%) Database Mirroring
3 7 (15.56%) High Availability
3 7 (15.56%) Migration
4 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
5 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.89%) Document Management
5 4 (8.89%) ITIL
5 4 (8.89%) Workflow
6 3 (6.67%) Analytics
6 3 (6.67%) Data Analytics
6 3 (6.67%) Database Security
7 2 (4.44%) Change Control
7 2 (4.44%) Data Entry
7 2 (4.44%) Data Integration
7 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.44%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 35 (77.78%) SQL
2 20 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.00%) C#
5 7 (15.56%) VB.NET
6 4 (8.89%) Java
6 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) MCDBA
1 4 (8.89%) MCSE
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.67%) OCP
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) CCNP
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCP
4 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (2.22%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) Data Guard
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle
3 7 (15.56%) Xamarin
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Alteryx
5 1 (2.22%) Brio
5 1 (2.22%) Cognos
5 1 (2.22%) iManage
5 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.22%) Sybase
5 1 (2.22%) Tableau