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 23 May 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
23 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 31 10 42
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +32
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 18 34 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.79% 12.27% 1.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 20.00% 31.48% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 7
Median daily rate £275 £260 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £400 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.63 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -23.63%
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
90 108 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 28.94% 38.99% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 81 65
Median daily rate £350 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.31 £18.90 £28.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £18.90 £27.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.63 £18.90 £29.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £25.83 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+30.66% -20.52%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (65.22%) Windows
3 13 (56.52%) Apache
3 13 (56.52%) MySQL
3 13 (56.52%) PHP
3 13 (56.52%) Moodle
4 11 (47.83%) e-Learning
5 10 (43.48%) ITIL
5 10 (43.48%) Change Control
5 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (43.48%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (39.13%) SQL
7 7 (30.43%) Project Management
8 6 (26.09%) NHS
8 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
10 4 (17.39%) Clustering
10 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
10 4 (17.39%) vSphere
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2014

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 (56.52%) Apache
1 13 (56.52%) Moodle
2 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (56.52%) MySQL
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
1 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.35%) Back Office
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Software Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Moodle Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) PHP Developer
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (8.70%) SSIS Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) SSRS Consultant
8 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) SSIS Developer
8 1 (4.35%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.35%) Ajax
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.35%) Entity Framework
1 1 (4.35%) jQuery
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) e-Learning
2 6 (26.09%) NHS
3 4 (17.39%) Clustering
3 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Change Control
1 10 (43.48%) ITIL
1 10 (43.48%) Penetration Testing
1 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (30.43%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Server Building
6 1 (4.35%) BDD
6 1 (4.35%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
6 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) PHP
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
1 4 (17.39%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP