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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 37 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.11% 3.33% 7.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.89% 11.54% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 10
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£316 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -2.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
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
90 78 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.68% 28.89% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 61 27
Average daily rate £325 £356 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £145.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.03 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -0.07%

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
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 18 September 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 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (53.33%) Cognos
5 7 (46.67%) SQL
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (33.33%) Finance
8 4 (26.67%) Banking
8 4 (26.67%) Change Control
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (20.00%) WCF
9 3 (20.00%) Web Services
9 3 (20.00%) XML
10 2 (13.33%) .NET
10 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
10 2 (13.33%) C#
10 2 (13.33%) SOAP
10 2 (13.33%) NHS
10 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
10 2 (13.33%) MVC
10 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (13.33%) TDD
10 2 (13.33%) ETL
10 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (6.67%) BDD
11 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (6.67%) REST

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (6.67%) OLAP
6 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
6 1 (6.67%) DataStage
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (6.67%) CorVu
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Developer
2 8 (53.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Developer
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
1 3 (20.00%) XML
1 3 (20.00%) WCF
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) MDX
3 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) NHS
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) BDD
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) Cognos
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
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