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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 11 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 28 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.16% 3.47% 3.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.18% 17.14% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 4
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£270 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £325 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £408 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.25 £30.25
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +9.91%
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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
87 70 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 34.66% 20.23% 35.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 52 46
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.70 £28.88 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.31% +209.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +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 1 April 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 1 April 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 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (81.63%) SQL
3 29 (59.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (53.06%) T-SQL
5 20 (40.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (40.82%) XML
5 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
6 19 (38.78%) Replication
7 18 (36.73%) WCF
7 18 (36.73%) C#
8 17 (34.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (34.69%) Clustering
9 15 (30.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
10 14 (28.57%) .NET
10 14 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (26.53%) ETL
11 13 (26.53%) SOAP
11 13 (26.53%) Web Services
11 13 (26.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
12 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (18.37%) CSS
13 9 (18.37%) HTML
13 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
13 9 (18.37%) NHS
14 8 (16.33%) CRM
14 8 (16.33%) Dynamics CRM
15 7 (14.29%) Data Migration
15 7 (14.29%) Information Security

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 5 (10.20%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (59.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (40.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (34.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (30.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (6.12%) MS Access
10 2 (4.08%) DTS
11 1 (2.04%) OLAP
11 1 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 13 (26.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.16%) Back Office
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (67.35%) Developer
2 21 (42.86%) SQL Developer
3 19 (38.78%) DBA
4 18 (36.73%) SQL DBA
5 11 (22.45%) SQL Server DBA
6 8 (16.33%) Administrator
6 8 (16.33%) Server Administrator
6 8 (16.33%) CRM Developer
7 6 (12.24%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Developer
11 1 (2.04%) Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) Business Developer
11 1 (2.04%) Data Migration Specialist
11 1 (2.04%) Developer Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 1 (2.04%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) XML
2 18 (36.73%) WCF
3 14 (28.57%) .NET
4 13 (26.53%) SOAP
4 13 (26.53%) Web Services
5 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET
6 9 (18.37%) CSS
6 9 (18.37%) HTML
7 5 (10.20%) Entity Framework
7 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
8 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 3 (6.12%) Silverlight
9 3 (6.12%) HTML5
10 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (2.04%) MSMQ
11 1 (2.04%) NHibernate
11 1 (2.04%) MDX
11 1 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) Replication
2 17 (34.69%) Clustering
3 9 (18.37%) NHS
4 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (26.53%) ETL
3 8 (16.33%) CRM
4 7 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 7 (14.29%) Information Security
4 7 (14.29%) Migration
5 6 (12.24%) MVC
5 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.08%) Change Control
7 2 (4.08%) TDD
7 2 (4.08%) Project Management
7 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.04%) Change Management
8 1 (2.04%) Scrum
8 1 (2.04%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.04%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 40 (81.63%) SQL
2 26 (53.06%) T-SQL
3 18 (36.73%) C#
4 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Cognos