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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 44 41 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.81% 1.27% 0.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.22% 5.21% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£285 £352 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.03% -25.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -23.07%
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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
134 96 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 34.72% 24.43% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 73 30
Average daily rate £328 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
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 July 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 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (82.93%) SQL
3 23 (56.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (53.66%) T-SQL
5 20 (48.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
7 16 (39.02%) Clustering
8 15 (36.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (36.59%) ETL
8 15 (36.59%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (34.15%) C#
9 14 (34.15%) XML
10 13 (31.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (26.83%) Replication
11 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (21.95%) SOAP
12 9 (21.95%) Web Services
12 9 (21.95%) Migration
13 8 (19.51%) Data Migration
14 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (17.07%) .NET
14 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
15 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (14.63%) NHS
15 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
16 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
17 4 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
17 4 (9.76%) MVC
17 4 (9.76%) CSS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 4 (9.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.44%) Sage 1000
2 1 (2.44%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (56.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (48.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (36.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (31.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (26.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (17.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (7.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (58.54%) Developer
2 18 (43.90%) DBA
3 17 (41.46%) SQL DBA
4 14 (34.15%) SQL Developer
5 9 (21.95%) SQL Server DBA
6 8 (19.51%) Administrator
6 8 (19.51%) Server Administrator
7 4 (9.76%) CRM Developer
7 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Server Specialist
9 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (4.88%) Analyst
9 2 (4.88%) Database Developer
10 1 (2.44%) Analyst Developer
10 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
10 1 (2.44%) Data Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) XML
2 9 (21.95%) SOAP
2 9 (21.95%) Web Services
3 7 (17.07%) .NET
3 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.76%) CSS
4 4 (9.76%) WCF
4 4 (9.76%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.76%) HTML
5 3 (7.32%) REST
5 3 (7.32%) Silverlight
5 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.32%) HTML5
6 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Clustering
2 11 (26.83%) Replication
3 6 (14.63%) NHS
4 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) ETL
1 15 (36.59%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (21.95%) Migration
3 8 (19.51%) Data Migration
4 6 (14.63%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.20%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.76%) MVC
6 4 (9.76%) CRM
7 3 (7.32%) Information Security
7 3 (7.32%) BDD
7 3 (7.32%) TDD
7 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.88%) SDLC
8 2 (4.88%) Information Management
8 2 (4.88%) Change Control
8 2 (4.88%) Scrum
8 2 (4.88%) Project Management
9 1 (2.44%) Service Management
9 1 (2.44%) Change Management
9 1 (2.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 34 (82.93%) SQL
2 22 (53.66%) T-SQL
3 14 (34.15%) C#
4 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) Cognos
3 1 (2.44%) Sage
3 1 (2.44%) VMware