The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 26 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 11 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.06% 6.03% 3.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.46% 17.31% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 7
Median daily rate £425 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.81% -8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.50 £19.71
% change year-on-year
+44.06% +49.70%
SQL Server 2008
South Wales

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
63 156 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.25% 34.82% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 126 82
Median daily rate £369 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £77.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cardiff region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cardiff region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (51.85%) ITIL
3 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Change Control
4 11 (40.74%) Windows
5 10 (37.04%) Apache
5 10 (37.04%) MySQL
5 10 (37.04%) PHP
5 10 (37.04%) Project Management
5 10 (37.04%) Moodle
6 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 8 (29.63%) e-Learning
7 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (25.93%) Couchbase
8 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
8 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
8 7 (25.93%) KnockoutJS
8 7 (25.93%) SpecFlow
8 7 (25.93%) Gherkin
8 7 (25.93%) ATDD
8 7 (25.93%) CSS3
8 7 (25.93%) TypeScript
8 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (25.93%) DevOps
8 7 (25.93%) Mercurial
8 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (25.93%) MSTest
8 7 (25.93%) HTML5
8 7 (25.93%) MbUnit
8 7 (25.93%) BDD

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 10 (37.04%) Apache
1 10 (37.04%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (37.04%) MySQL
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) Couchbase
4 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
4 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
5 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
1 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
1 7 (25.93%) MbUnit
1 7 (25.93%) Mercurial
1 7 (25.93%) MSTest
1 7 (25.93%) NUnit
1 7 (25.93%) Selenium
1 7 (25.93%) SpecFlow
1 7 (25.93%) TeamCity
1 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.70%) Advertising
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 9 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 7 (25.93%) .NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Moodle Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Product Specialist
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 2 (7.41%) Automation Developer
7 2 (7.41%) PHP Developer
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Applications Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Programmer
8 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Software Programmer
8 1 (3.70%) SQL DBA
8 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
1 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
1 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
1 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET Web API
1 7 (25.93%) CSS
1 7 (25.93%) CSS3
1 7 (25.93%) Gherkin
1 7 (25.93%) HTML
1 7 (25.93%) HTML5
1 7 (25.93%) jQuery
1 7 (25.93%) KnockoutJS
1 7 (25.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) e-Learning
2 7 (25.93%) NHS
3 5 (18.52%) Informatics
3 5 (18.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (48.15%) Change Control
3 10 (37.04%) Project Management
4 7 (25.93%) ATDD
4 7 (25.93%) BDD
4 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (25.93%) DevOps
4 7 (25.93%) MVC
4 7 (25.93%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (25.93%) TDD
4 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.93%) Test-First Development
4 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
4 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Web Development
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL V3
5 6 (22.22%) Scrum
6 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
6 5 (18.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) PHP
2 7 (25.93%) C#
2 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
2 7 (25.93%) TypeScript
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft