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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 51 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.18% 6.43% 7.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.94% 15.87% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 13
Average daily rate £170 £315 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.03% -18.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.69 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+48.13% -8.92%
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
127 126 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 29.95% 40.51% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 95 40
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -25.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (69.44%) SQL
3 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
5 21 (58.33%) .NET
5 21 (58.33%) MVC
5 21 (58.33%) Scrum
6 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET
6 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 19 (52.78%) CSS
7 19 (52.78%) HTML
7 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
8 18 (50.00%) WCF
8 18 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (44.44%) Unit Testing
9 16 (44.44%) TDD
9 16 (44.44%) C#
10 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 14 (38.89%) Web Services
11 14 (38.89%) XML
11 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 13 (36.11%) SOAP
12 13 (36.11%) HTTP
13 12 (33.33%) Windows
13 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
14 11 (30.56%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (27.78%) NHS
16 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 6 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (8.33%) Power BI
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (5.56%) Couchbase
6 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.89%) TeamCity
3 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.33%) CruiseControl
4 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (8.33%) Selenium
4 3 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 3 (8.33%) Subversion
5 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.56%) MbUnit
5 2 (5.56%) Mercurial
5 2 (5.56%) MSTest
5 2 (5.56%) NUnit
General
1 11 (30.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.56%) Back Office
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Developer
2 19 (52.78%) .NET Developer
3 12 (33.33%) SQL Developer
4 8 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (19.44%) Agile Developer
6 6 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
7 5 (13.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (13.89%) C# Developer
7 5 (13.89%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (13.89%) Senior Developer
8 4 (11.11%) Agile C# Developer
8 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (11.11%) Senior SQL Developer
8 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
9 3 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (8.33%) Server Engineer
10 2 (5.56%) Consultant
10 2 (5.56%) DBA
10 2 (5.56%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (58.33%) .NET
2 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET
2 20 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 19 (52.78%) CSS
3 19 (52.78%) HTML
4 18 (50.00%) WCF
5 15 (41.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 14 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 14 (38.89%) Web Services
6 14 (38.89%) XML
7 13 (36.11%) SOAP
8 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (16.67%) jQuery
9 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
9 4 (11.11%) Entity Framework
9 4 (11.11%) REST
10 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (8.33%) LINQ
11 2 (5.56%) CSS3
11 2 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) NHS
2 6 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
1 12 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (58.33%) MVC
2 21 (58.33%) Scrum
3 16 (44.44%) TDD
3 16 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 6 (16.67%) BDD
5 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.11%) ITIL
6 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (8.33%) Server Building
7 3 (8.33%) Software Architecture
7 3 (8.33%) Validation
8 2 (5.56%) ATDD
8 2 (5.56%) DevOps
8 2 (5.56%) High Availability
8 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.56%) Test-First Development
8 2 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (69.44%) SQL
2 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
3 16 (44.44%) C#
4 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) MCSA
4 3 (8.33%) MCSE
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.11%) vSphere
3 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Sage
4 1 (2.78%) Veeam