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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 616 531
Rank change year-on-year +38 -85  
Contract jobs citing DTS 24 27 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.050% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.23% 0.23% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 81
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +11.53% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £29.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £29.33

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 10524 11744 13206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.48% 21.82% 23.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6884 7958 8635
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 193 187
Median hourly rate £31.25 £30.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% +10.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

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 23 June 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 21 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 23 June 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 +34 23 £388 +10.71% 6
London +9 8 £500 +48.14% 4
Yorkshire +26 5 £413 +50.00%
North West - 5 £308 - 2
Manchester - 5 £308 - 1
West Yorkshire +20 3 £419 +52.27%
West Midlands - 3 £363 -
Leeds - 3 £419 -
East of England -7 2 £388 +3.33%
Birmingham - 2 £369 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire -5 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
Cardiff - 1 £343 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £315 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 £315 -
South Wales - 1 £343 -
Wales - 1 £343 -
Hatfield - 1 £375 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 43 (89.58%) SQL Server
2 42 (87.50%) SQL
3 36 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (52.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 23 (47.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (47.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (45.83%) T-SQL
8 21 (43.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 18 (37.50%) Windows
9 18 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (27.08%) ETL
11 12 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (22.92%) Finance
12 11 (22.92%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (22.92%) .NET
12 11 (22.92%) Database Mirroring
13 10 (20.83%) Failover Clustering
13 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (18.75%) Migration
14 9 (18.75%) C#
14 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Clustering
15 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (14.58%) Data Management
16 7 (14.58%) High Availability
16 7 (14.58%) VB.NET
16 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
16 7 (14.58%) Data Analytics
16 7 (14.58%) Analytics
17 6 (12.50%) Xamarin

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 3 (6.25%) SAS
2 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) GeoServer
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (4.17%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (89.58%) SQL Server
2 36 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (52.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (47.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (47.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (43.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 18 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (22.92%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
11 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (6.25%) MS Access
12 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
12 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (6.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (10.42%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.25%) Toad
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Billing
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Front Office
3 2 (4.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Developer
2 16 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 13 (27.08%) DBA
4 11 (22.92%) SQL DBA
5 10 (20.83%) Consultant
6 9 (18.75%) SQL Server Developer
7 8 (16.67%) .NET Developer
7 8 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (16.67%) C# Developer
8 7 (14.58%) T-SQL Developer
9 6 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (8.33%) Administrator
11 3 (6.25%) Analyst
11 3 (6.25%) Data Analyst
11 3 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
11 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Consultant
11 3 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
12 2 (4.17%) Business Developer
12 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 2 (4.17%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 6 (12.50%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.08%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Clustering
3 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Replication
4 2 (4.17%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Life Science
5 1 (2.08%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) ETL
2 11 (22.92%) Database Mirroring
3 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (18.75%) Migration
5 7 (14.58%) Analytics
5 7 (14.58%) Data Analytics
5 7 (14.58%) Data Management
5 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
5 7 (14.58%) High Availability
6 5 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.42%) Data Analysis
6 5 (10.42%) Data Transformation
7 4 (8.33%) Data Entry
7 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Mathematics
8 3 (6.25%) SDLC
8 3 (6.25%) Statistics
8 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (87.50%) SQL
2 22 (45.83%) T-SQL
3 9 (18.75%) C#
4 7 (14.58%) VB.NET
5 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.33%) VB
7 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.25%) VBA
8 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) MCDBA
2 2 (4.17%) MCSE
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) OCP
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
3 1 (2.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Failover Clustering
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Xamarin
3 5 (10.42%) Cognos
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle
5 3 (6.25%) SAP
6 2 (4.17%) Bloomberg
6 2 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) Alteryx
7 1 (2.08%) Brio
7 1 (2.08%) iManage
7 1 (2.08%) Sybase
7 1 (2.08%) Tableau
7 1 (2.08%) Talend