The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 31 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 12 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.82% 2.15% 3.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 9.60% 9.26% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
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£311 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.67% +19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.96% +26.00%
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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 Cardiff region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
125 54 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 39.81% 23.18% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 39 48
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Cardiff region.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Cardiff region.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server 2005
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 2005 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 2005.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (92.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (92.86%) SQL
2 13 (92.86%) T-SQL
3 12 (85.71%) C#
3 12 (85.71%) SQL Server 2000
3 12 (85.71%) SOAP
3 12 (85.71%) XML
3 12 (85.71%) WCF
4 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (78.57%) Web Services
5 9 (64.29%) Replication
6 8 (57.14%) NHS
7 7 (50.00%) Information Security
8 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
8 4 (28.57%) Back Office
8 4 (28.57%) .NET
9 3 (21.43%) ETL
10 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
10 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 2 (14.29%) DTS
10 2 (14.29%) Migration
11 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 2005 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 2005. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (92.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (85.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (14.29%) DTS
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (28.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 12 (85.71%) SQL Developer
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (85.71%) SOAP
1 12 (85.71%) XML
1 12 (85.71%) WCF
2 11 (78.57%) Web Services
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Replication
2 8 (57.14%) NHS
3 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) ETL
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) SQL
1 13 (92.86%) T-SQL
2 12 (85.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft