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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 20 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 25 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.65% 4.45% 4.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.01% 18.03% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 9
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£315 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.37% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £457 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.10 £31.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +22.11%
SQL Server 2008
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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
119 61 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 36.39% 24.70% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 37 34
Average daily rate £350 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £473 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.97 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.47% +103.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008.

1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (78.79%) SQL
2 26 (78.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (54.55%) T-SQL
4 17 (51.52%) WCF
5 16 (48.48%) XML
6 14 (42.42%) C#
6 14 (42.42%) Web Services
7 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
7 13 (39.39%) SOAP
7 13 (39.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 11 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (30.30%) NHS
10 10 (30.30%) .NET
11 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (27.27%) Replication
12 7 (21.21%) Information Security
12 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (18.18%) ETL
13 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
14 5 (15.15%) Migration
14 5 (15.15%) MVC
14 5 (15.15%) Cognos
14 5 (15.15%) Change Control
14 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
15 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (12.12%) CSS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.06%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (78.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (39.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (36.36%) SQL Server 2000
5 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (21.21%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (6.06%) DTS
9 2 (6.06%) OLAP
10 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (3.03%) Star Schema
10 1 (3.03%) DataStage
10 1 (3.03%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
1 4 (12.12%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (84.85%) Developer
2 17 (51.52%) SQL Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
5 3 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) DBA
6 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (6.06%) CRM Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (51.52%) WCF
2 16 (48.48%) XML
3 14 (42.42%) Web Services
4 13 (39.39%) SOAP
5 10 (30.30%) .NET
6 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (12.12%) CSS
7 4 (12.12%) HTML
8 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
8 3 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (6.06%) MDX
10 1 (3.03%) NHibernate
10 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 1 (3.03%) MSMQ
10 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (3.03%) REST
10 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) NHS
2 9 (27.27%) Replication
3 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Information Security
1 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (18.18%) ETL
3 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 5 (15.15%) MVC
3 5 (15.15%) Change Control
3 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) TDD
5 2 (6.06%) Data Mapping
5 2 (6.06%) CRM
5 2 (6.06%) Scrum
6 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) Coaching
6 1 (3.03%) BDD
6 1 (3.03%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) SQL
2 18 (54.55%) T-SQL
3 14 (42.42%) C#
4 4 (12.12%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Cognos
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
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