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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 21 43 40
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 18 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.08% 2.58% 1.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.43% 7.04% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 3
Median daily rate £475 £325 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -7.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £361 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.50% +28.75%
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
84 142 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 28.38% 36.69% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 108 76
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +64.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.00%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 13 (39.39%) MySQL
3 13 (39.39%) Apache
3 13 (39.39%) PHP
3 13 (39.39%) Moodle
4 12 (36.36%) SQL
5 11 (33.33%) e-Learning
5 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (30.30%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (30.30%) ITIL
6 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
6 10 (30.30%) Change Control
7 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
8 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
8 8 (24.24%) BDD
8 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (24.24%) .NET
8 8 (24.24%) C#
8 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
8 8 (24.24%) MVC
8 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
8 8 (24.24%) Selenium
8 8 (24.24%) WCF
8 8 (24.24%) jQuery
8 8 (24.24%) TDD
9 7 (21.21%) Project Management
9 7 (21.21%) Test-First Development

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 13 (39.39%) Apache
1 13 (39.39%) Moodle
2 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (39.39%) MySQL
3 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (21.21%) Couchbase
4 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
4 7 (21.21%) NoSQL
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
1 8 (24.24%) Selenium
1 8 (24.24%) SpecFlow
1 8 (24.24%) Visual Studio
2 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
2 7 (21.21%) MbUnit
2 7 (21.21%) Mercurial
2 7 (21.21%) MSTest
2 7 (21.21%) NUnit
2 7 (21.21%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.03%) Back Office
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (72.73%) Developer
2 11 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 8 (24.24%) .NET Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Moodle Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) PHP Developer
7 3 (9.09%) SQL Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Automation Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Platform Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (6.06%) SSIS Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) SSRS Consultant
9 1 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
1 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET Web API
1 8 (24.24%) jQuery
1 8 (24.24%) WCF
2 7 (21.21%) AngularJS
2 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET
2 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (21.21%) CSS
2 7 (21.21%) CSS3
2 7 (21.21%) Gherkin
2 7 (21.21%) HTML
2 7 (21.21%) HTML5
2 7 (21.21%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) Ajax
3 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) e-Learning
2 6 (18.18%) NHS
3 5 (15.15%) Clustering
4 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Change Control
2 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 10 (30.30%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (30.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (24.24%) BDD
3 8 (24.24%) MVC
3 8 (24.24%) TDD
3 8 (24.24%) Unit Testing
4 7 (21.21%) ATDD
4 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (21.21%) DevOps
4 7 (21.21%) Project Management
4 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
4 7 (21.21%) Test-First Development
4 7 (21.21%) Web Development
5 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (12.12%) Prototyping
7 3 (9.09%) Server Building
8 2 (6.06%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) PHP
2 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 8 (24.24%) C#
4 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.21%) TypeScript
5 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
1 4 (12.12%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (12.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.03%) HP