The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 22 10
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 50 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.31% 7.54% 12.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.52% 39.71% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 16
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£323 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £413 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +77.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
SQL Server
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
84 68 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.43% 18.99% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 38
Average daily rate £323 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.18% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.90 £28.88 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +69.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Cardiff region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Cardiff region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 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.

1 64 (68.82%) SQL
2 50 (53.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 50 (53.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 43 (46.24%) Microsoft
4 40 (43.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (38.71%) T-SQL
6 33 (35.48%) XML
6 33 (35.48%) ETL
7 29 (31.18%) C#
7 29 (31.18%) Migration
7 29 (31.18%) Data Migration
8 24 (25.81%) .NET
9 23 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (24.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 23 (24.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (20.43%) WCF
10 19 (20.43%) Replication
10 19 (20.43%) SOAP
10 19 (20.43%) Web Services
11 18 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 17 (18.28%) Clustering
12 17 (18.28%) ASP.NET
13 15 (16.13%) Data Modelling
13 15 (16.13%) SharePoint
13 15 (16.13%) CRM
13 15 (16.13%) SQL Server 2000
13 15 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (15.05%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.53%) IIS
2 7 (7.53%) Lync
3 2 (2.15%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.08%) CMS
4 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.08%) JBoss
4 1 (1.08%) Apache
4 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.75%) MS Office
3 6 (6.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.45%) Office 365
3 3 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) LAN
1 3 (3.23%) WAN
1 3 (3.23%) SAN
1 3 (3.23%) MPLS
1 3 (3.23%) Wireless
1 3 (3.23%) IP Telephony
1 3 (3.23%) Network Security
1 3 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (53.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 50 (53.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 40 (43.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (24.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 23 (24.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (19.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (16.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (6.45%) MS Access
7 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (4.30%) RDBMS
8 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
9 3 (3.23%) SQLPlus
9 3 (3.23%) DTS
9 3 (3.23%) DB2
10 1 (1.08%) OLAP
10 1 (1.08%) OLTP
10 1 (1.08%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 17 (18.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (13.98%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.23%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (3.23%) Toad
4 3 (3.23%) NUnit
5 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.08%) JUnit
5 1 (1.08%) DbUnit
General
1 6 (6.45%) Back Office
2 4 (4.30%) Finance
Job Titles
1 51 (54.84%) Developer
2 28 (30.11%) SQL Developer
3 19 (20.43%) DBA
4 18 (19.35%) SQL DBA
5 16 (17.20%) Analyst
6 11 (11.83%) Data Analyst
6 11 (11.83%) SQL Server DBA
7 10 (10.75%) .NET Developer
8 8 (8.60%) Server Administrator
8 8 (8.60%) Administrator
8 8 (8.60%) Architect
8 8 (8.60%) CRM Developer
9 6 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 6 (6.45%) Software Developer
10 5 (5.38%) Data Architect
11 4 (4.30%) Test Analyst
12 3 (3.23%) Tester
12 3 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
12 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Developer
13 2 (2.15%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.48%) XML
2 24 (25.81%) .NET
3 19 (20.43%) SOAP
3 19 (20.43%) Web Services
3 19 (20.43%) WCF
4 17 (18.28%) ASP.NET
5 13 (13.98%) HTML
5 13 (13.98%) CSS
6 9 (9.68%) .NET Framework
7 8 (8.60%) Entity Framework
8 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (6.45%) HTML5
10 5 (5.38%) REST
10 5 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (4.30%) jQuery
11 4 (4.30%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
12 3 (3.23%) CSS3
12 3 (3.23%) RESTful
12 3 (3.23%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Replication
2 17 (18.28%) Clustering
3 14 (15.05%) NHS
4 4 (4.30%) GIS
4 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.30%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.15%) User Experience
6 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.15%) UNIX
1 2 (2.15%) Windows
1 2 (2.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.48%) ETL
2 29 (31.18%) Migration
2 29 (31.18%) Data Migration
3 23 (24.73%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (16.13%) CRM
4 15 (16.13%) Data Modelling
4 15 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (15.05%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (11.83%) MVC
6 11 (11.83%) Scrum
7 8 (8.60%) Information Security
8 7 (7.53%) TDD
9 6 (6.45%) Validation
10 5 (5.38%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (5.38%) Data Management
11 4 (4.30%) Knowledge Management
11 4 (4.30%) Data Mapping
11 4 (4.30%) BDD
11 4 (4.30%) Data Governance
12 3 (3.23%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 64 (68.82%) SQL
2 36 (38.71%) T-SQL
3 29 (31.18%) C#
4 13 (13.98%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.08%) Java
7 1 (1.08%) C
7 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) ISEB
4 2 (2.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.08%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 43 (46.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.53%) Oracle
3 4 (4.30%) Casewise
4 3 (3.23%) Cisco
4 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.23%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (1.08%) ILOG
5 1 (1.08%) Cognos
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