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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 35 10 39
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +29
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 22 35 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.03% 13.01% 2.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 19.13% 36.46% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 8
Average daily rate £275 £290 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £200 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £405 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £26.85 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-11.52% -20.45%
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
115 96 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 31.51% 35.69% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 72 58
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.63 £18.90 £28.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £18.90 £27.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £18.90 £29.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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 30 April 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 30 April 2016, 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 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (66.67%) Windows
3 13 (54.17%) Apache
3 13 (54.17%) MySQL
3 13 (54.17%) PHP
3 13 (54.17%) Moodle
4 11 (45.83%) e-Learning
5 10 (41.67%) ITIL
5 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 10 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 10 (41.67%) Change Control
6 7 (29.17%) Project Management
7 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (25.00%) NHS
8 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
8 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.67%) vSphere
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (16.67%) Clustering
9 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.67%) Management Information System

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 13 (54.17%) Apache
1 13 (54.17%) Moodle
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (54.17%) MySQL
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
1 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.17%) Back Office
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) Software Developer
3 7 (29.17%) Moodle Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) PHP Developer
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (8.33%) SSIS Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) SSRS Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) SSIS Developer
8 1 (4.17%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.17%) Ajax
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) e-Learning
2 6 (25.00%) NHS
3 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Change Control
1 10 (41.67%) ITIL
1 10 (41.67%) Penetration Testing
1 10 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Project Management
3 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.50%) Server Building
6 1 (4.17%) BDD
6 1 (4.17%) MVC
6 1 (4.17%) Scrum
6 1 (4.17%) SOA
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) TDD
6 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) PHP
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Sage
2 1 (4.17%) Veeam
2 1 (4.17%) VMware