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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 35 32 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.84% 2.77% 14.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.53% 11.11% 53.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £271 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £30.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-36.06% -12.85%
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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
93 72 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.47% 24.91% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 57 38
Average daily rate £300 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £79.25 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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 22 August 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (53.85%) Cognos
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 4 (30.77%) Banking
7 3 (23.08%) Change Control
8 2 (15.38%) .NET
8 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
8 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
8 2 (15.38%) XML
8 2 (15.38%) C#
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (15.38%) WCF
8 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
9 1 (7.69%) Degree
9 1 (7.69%) MDX
9 1 (7.69%) QA
9 1 (7.69%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 1 (7.69%) Statistics
9 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
9 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (7.69%) Star Schema

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (61.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (7.69%) OLAP
6 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (7.69%) CorVu
6 1 (7.69%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Business Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) WCF
1 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.69%) MDX
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 1 (7.69%) XSLT
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Statistics
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (23.08%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Cognos
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) HP