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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 29 35 22
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.14% 1.31% 4.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.38% 6.35% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
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£350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-2.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +30.18%
SQL Server 2005
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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
94 63 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 33.57% 20.66% 35.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 49 40
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.25 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.61% +224.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 17 (94.44%) T-SQL
2 17 (94.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (66.67%) SOAP
3 12 (66.67%) XML
3 12 (66.67%) C#
3 12 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 12 (66.67%) WCF
4 11 (61.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (61.11%) Web Services
5 9 (50.00%) Replication
6 8 (44.44%) NHS
7 7 (38.89%) Information Security
7 7 (38.89%) ETL
8 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (22.22%) Clustering
10 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
10 4 (22.22%) Back Office
10 4 (22.22%) .NET
10 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (11.11%) Migration
11 2 (11.11%) DTS
11 2 (11.11%) Project Management
11 2 (11.11%) Data Migration

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (94.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (11.11%) DTS
Development Applications
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (22.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Developer
2 13 (72.22%) SQL Developer
3 3 (16.67%) DBA
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) SOAP
1 12 (66.67%) XML
1 12 (66.67%) WCF
2 11 (61.11%) Web Services
3 4 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Replication
2 8 (44.44%) NHS
3 4 (22.22%) Clustering
3 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Information Security
1 7 (38.89%) ETL
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) SQL
1 17 (94.44%) T-SQL
2 12 (66.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Cognos