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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 10 44 22
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 34 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.69% 1.58% 3.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.34% 8.82% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 1
Average daily rate
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£290 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.60 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.58% +16.66%
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
99 68 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 36.94% 17.89% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 53 30
Average daily rate £325 £340 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -11.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.90 £27.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.27% +61.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015, 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 54 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 41 (75.93%) SQL
3 32 (59.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (53.70%) T-SQL
5 26 (48.15%) XML
6 23 (42.59%) C#
6 23 (42.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
8 19 (35.19%) Replication
8 19 (35.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (35.19%) WCF
9 18 (33.33%) SOAP
9 18 (33.33%) Web Services
10 17 (31.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 17 (31.48%) Clustering
11 16 (29.63%) .NET
11 16 (29.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 15 (27.78%) ETL
13 14 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
15 11 (20.37%) NHS
16 9 (16.67%) CSS
16 9 (16.67%) HTML
16 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
16 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 8 (14.81%) Data Migration
17 8 (14.81%) IIS
17 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio
17 8 (14.81%) CRM

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 8 (14.81%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (59.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (42.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (35.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (31.48%) SQL Server 2000
6 14 (25.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (5.56%) MS Access
10 2 (3.70%) DTS
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (7.41%) Back Office
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (70.37%) Developer
2 22 (40.74%) SQL Developer
3 19 (35.19%) DBA
4 18 (33.33%) SQL DBA
5 11 (20.37%) SQL Server DBA
6 8 (14.81%) Administrator
6 8 (14.81%) Server Administrator
6 8 (14.81%) CRM Developer
7 6 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 6 (11.11%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.41%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
11 1 (1.85%) Development DBA
11 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Development DBA
11 1 (1.85%) C# .NET Developer
11 1 (1.85%) AWS Developer
11 1 (1.85%) Data Migration Specialist
11 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (48.15%) XML
2 19 (35.19%) WCF
3 18 (33.33%) SOAP
3 18 (33.33%) Web Services
4 16 (29.63%) .NET
5 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 9 (16.67%) CSS
6 9 (16.67%) HTML
7 7 (12.96%) .NET Framework
8 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.41%) Entity Framework
9 3 (5.56%) REST
9 3 (5.56%) HTML5
9 3 (5.56%) Silverlight
10 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.19%) Replication
2 17 (31.48%) Clustering
3 11 (20.37%) NHS
4 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) ETL
2 14 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (14.81%) Data Migration
3 8 (14.81%) Information Security
3 8 (14.81%) CRM
3 8 (14.81%) MVC
3 8 (14.81%) Migration
4 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.41%) TDD
6 3 (5.56%) BDD
6 3 (5.56%) Scrum
6 3 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.70%) Project Management
7 2 (3.70%) Change Control
8 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.85%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (75.93%) SQL
2 29 (53.70%) T-SQL
3 23 (42.59%) C#
4 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.56%) Cognos