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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 59 61 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.73% 21.79% 8.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.66% 64.89% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 42 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £384 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £18.97 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +6.00%
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
106 94 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 28.27% 33.57% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 65 17
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £79.75 £18.97 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+320.40% -0.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £18.97 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.95 £19.13 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%

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 October 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 October 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 48 (52.17%) SQL
2 41 (44.57%) Microsoft
3 30 (32.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 30 (32.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (29.35%) .NET
6 23 (25.00%) Migration
7 21 (22.83%) C#
7 21 (22.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (19.57%) ETL
9 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET
9 18 (19.57%) Web Services
9 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
10 17 (18.48%) TDD
10 17 (18.48%) T-SQL
11 16 (17.39%) HTML
11 16 (17.39%) Scrum
11 16 (17.39%) Data Migration
12 15 (16.30%) CSS
12 15 (16.30%) SharePoint
12 15 (16.30%) Finance
13 14 (15.22%) MVC
13 14 (15.22%) XML
13 14 (15.22%) Oracle
14 13 (14.13%) REST
15 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
15 12 (13.04%) SOAP

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 15 (16.30%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.61%) Lync
3 6 (6.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (5.43%) ArcGIS
5 4 (4.35%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.35%) IIS
5 4 (4.35%) CMS
6 3 (3.26%) FileNet
6 3 (3.26%) Confluence
6 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.17%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.17%) Umbraco
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.09%) JBoss
8 1 (1.09%) Apache
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.09%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) MS Office
1 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.43%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.09%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.61%) Office 365
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) LAN
1 2 (2.17%) WAN
1 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.17%) SAN
2 1 (1.09%) Firewall
2 1 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (32.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 30 (32.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (22.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 8 (8.70%) DTS
6 5 (5.43%) Star Schema
6 5 (5.43%) MS Access
7 4 (4.35%) Cognos Powerplay
7 4 (4.35%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 4 (4.35%) Cognos Report Studio
7 4 (4.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 4 (4.35%) Cognos Transformer
7 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (3.26%) Data Mart
9 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.17%) SQLPlus
9 2 (2.17%) DB2
9 2 (2.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) Visual Studio
1 11 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.52%) Subversion
3 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (3.26%) Maven
4 3 (3.26%) JIRA
4 3 (3.26%) Hudson
4 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.17%) NUnit
5 2 (2.17%) Toad
5 2 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.17%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.09%) Spock
6 1 (1.09%) DbUnit
6 1 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.09%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.09%) Selenium
6 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.09%) Ant
6 1 (1.09%) JUnit
General
1 15 (16.30%) Finance
2 1 (1.09%) Banking
2 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (54.35%) Developer
2 17 (18.48%) Analyst
3 12 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 10 (10.87%) Architect
4 10 (10.87%) SQL Developer
5 9 (9.78%) .NET Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Data Analyst
6 7 (7.61%) Java Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.43%) PHP Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Business Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Consultant
10 3 (3.26%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Data Architect
10 3 (3.26%) Developer Analyst
11 2 (2.17%) 3rd Line Technical Support
11 2 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 2 (2.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (29.35%) .NET
2 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET
2 18 (19.57%) Web Services
3 16 (17.39%) HTML
4 15 (16.30%) CSS
5 14 (15.22%) XML
6 13 (14.13%) REST
7 12 (13.04%) SOAP
8 9 (9.78%) jQuery
8 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (8.70%) Ajax
9 8 (8.70%) WCF
9 8 (8.70%) AngularJS
10 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (6.52%) Spring
11 6 (6.52%) HTML5
12 5 (5.43%) CSS3
13 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
13 4 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Management Information System
2 6 (6.52%) Open Source
3 5 (5.43%) GIS
4 4 (4.35%) User Experience
4 4 (4.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (2.17%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.17%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.78%) Windows
2 4 (4.35%) UNIX
3 3 (3.26%) Linux
3 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (25.00%) Migration
3 20 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (19.57%) ETL
5 17 (18.48%) TDD
6 16 (17.39%) Scrum
6 16 (17.39%) Data Migration
7 14 (15.22%) MVC
8 10 (10.87%) Validation
9 9 (9.78%) Data Analysis
9 9 (9.78%) CRM
9 9 (9.78%) BDD
10 8 (8.70%) Change Control
10 8 (8.70%) Data Mapping
10 8 (8.70%) Data Modelling
11 7 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.52%) OO
13 5 (5.43%) UML
13 5 (5.43%) Workflow
13 5 (5.43%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (52.17%) SQL
2 21 (22.83%) C#
3 17 (18.48%) T-SQL
4 12 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.96%) Java
6 5 (5.43%) PHP
6 5 (5.43%) VB
7 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.17%) C++
7 2 (2.17%) PHP5
7 2 (2.17%) PHP4
8 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.17%) Degree
3 2 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.09%) Ansible
2 1 (1.09%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (44.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.22%) Oracle
3 12 (13.04%) Cognos
4 7 (7.61%) Business Objects
4 7 (7.61%) Sitecore
5 5 (5.43%) Casewise
6 3 (3.26%) IBM
6 3 (3.26%) HP
7 2 (2.17%) Intel
7 2 (2.17%) Informatica
7 2 (2.17%) Google
7 2 (2.17%) EPiServer
7 2 (2.17%) Twitter
7 2 (2.17%) VMware
8 1 (1.09%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.09%) Splunk
8 1 (1.09%) Tableau
8 1 (1.09%) Adobe
8 1 (1.09%) ILOG
8 1 (1.09%) ESRI
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