The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Cardiff region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 21 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.89% 5.77% 18.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.38% 34.88% 57.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 29
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£275 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.25 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
96 43 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 25.88% 16.54% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 33 49
Average daily rate £300 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £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 £21.88 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014, 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 29 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 22 (39.29%) SQL
3 17 (30.36%) .NET
4 15 (26.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (25.00%) Windows
6 13 (23.21%) MS Office
6 13 (23.21%) Migration
6 13 (23.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 11 (19.64%) C#
8 11 (19.64%) SharePoint
8 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (17.86%) Data Migration
9 10 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (17.86%) Finance
10 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
11 8 (14.29%) CSS
11 8 (14.29%) Cognos
11 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (14.29%) Office 365
12 7 (12.50%) CRM
12 7 (12.50%) ETL
12 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
12 7 (12.50%) HTML
12 7 (12.50%) IIS
12 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (10.71%) GIS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 11 (19.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.50%) IIS
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.93%) Lync
4 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (7.14%) CMS
6 3 (5.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (5.36%) ArcGIS
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) MS Office
2 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) LAN
1 6 (10.71%) WAN
2 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.93%) SAN
3 1 (1.79%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (23.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (19.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (7.14%) Cognos Impromptu
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (5.36%) DataStage
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (5.36%) OLAP
7 3 (5.36%) Star Schema
7 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.79%) DB2
8 1 (1.79%) MS Access
8 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (1.79%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
3 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Data Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) PHP Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Applications Support
5 3 (5.36%) GIS Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.57%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) .NET
2 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 8 (14.29%) CSS
4 7 (12.50%) HTML
5 5 (8.93%) WCF
6 4 (7.14%) Web Services
6 4 (7.14%) XML
7 3 (5.36%) JSP
7 3 (5.36%) Servlets
7 3 (5.36%) Middleware
7 3 (5.36%) Spring
7 3 (5.36%) Ajax
7 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.36%) MDX
7 3 (5.36%) Silverlight
7 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.57%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (3.57%) jQuery
8 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) GIS
2 5 (8.93%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.93%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.79%) iSeries
5 1 (1.79%) Statistics
5 1 (1.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.79%) AIX
5 1 (1.79%) Solaris
5 1 (1.79%) Linux
5 1 (1.79%) OS/400
5 1 (1.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) Migration
2 10 (17.86%) Data Migration
3 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (12.50%) CRM
4 7 (12.50%) ETL
5 6 (10.71%) OO
6 5 (8.93%) Data Modelling
6 5 (8.93%) MVC
6 5 (8.93%) Scrum
6 5 (8.93%) Validation
7 4 (7.14%) TDD
7 4 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.14%) Data Mapping
7 4 (7.14%) BDD
7 4 (7.14%) Data Governance
8 3 (5.36%) Project Management
8 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) SQL
2 11 (19.64%) C#
3 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.93%) Java
5 4 (7.14%) PHP
5 4 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) PHP5
6 2 (3.57%) PHP4
7 1 (1.79%) R
7 1 (1.79%) COBOL
7 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.79%) RPG
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
1 2 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Terminal Services
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) Cognos
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 6 (10.71%) VMware
4 5 (8.93%) Intel
5 4 (7.14%) IBM
5 4 (7.14%) Casewise
5 4 (7.14%) Sitecore
6 3 (5.36%) ESRI
7 2 (3.57%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.79%) SAP
8 1 (1.79%) HP
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