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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 23 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 15 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.28% 6.10% 7.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.79% 27.69% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 9
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£350 £381 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £330 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £418 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +18.18%
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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
95 65 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 33.45% 22.03% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 50 40
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.25 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.61% +224.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (74.36%) SQL
3 28 (71.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (61.54%) T-SQL
5 19 (48.72%) WCF
6 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (41.03%) XML
7 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
8 13 (33.33%) Web Services
8 13 (33.33%) C#
9 12 (30.77%) .NET
9 12 (30.77%) SOAP
9 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2000
9 12 (30.77%) ETL
10 11 (28.21%) Replication
10 11 (28.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (25.64%) NHS
12 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (20.51%) Data Migration
13 8 (20.51%) Clustering
13 8 (20.51%) Migration
13 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
14 7 (17.95%) CSS
14 7 (17.95%) HTML
14 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
14 7 (17.95%) MVC
14 7 (17.95%) Information Security
14 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (12.82%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (71.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (30.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (10.26%) DTS
9 1 (2.56%) OLAP
9 1 (2.56%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Back Office
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (74.36%) Developer
2 20 (51.28%) SQL Developer
3 9 (23.08%) DBA
4 8 (20.51%) SQL DBA
5 6 (15.38%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (12.82%) CRM Developer
7 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Administrator
9 2 (5.13%) Server Administrator
9 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Developer Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) Business Developer
10 1 (2.56%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (48.72%) WCF
2 16 (41.03%) XML
3 13 (33.33%) Web Services
4 12 (30.77%) .NET
4 12 (30.77%) SOAP
5 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.95%) CSS
6 7 (17.95%) HTML
7 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
7 5 (12.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (2.56%) MDX
11 1 (2.56%) MSMQ
11 1 (2.56%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Replication
2 10 (25.64%) NHS
3 8 (20.51%) Clustering
4 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) ETL
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Data Migration
3 7 (17.95%) MVC
3 7 (17.95%) Information Security
4 5 (12.82%) CRM
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) TDD
6 2 (5.13%) Scrum
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.13%) Data Mapping
6 2 (5.13%) Change Control
7 1 (2.56%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) SQL
2 24 (61.54%) T-SQL
3 13 (33.33%) C#
4 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Cognos