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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 4 22
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 44 66 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.72% 24.00% 7.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.76% 62.26% 34.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 47 21
Median daily rate £300 £323 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -26.72%
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
85 106 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 28.43% 38.55% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 80 65
Median daily rate £350 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.31 £18.90 £28.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £18.90 £27.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.63 £18.90 £29.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -23.07%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 46 (46.46%) SQL
2 44 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 33 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (31.31%) .NET
5 29 (29.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (28.28%) Windows
7 27 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 25 (25.25%) C#
9 23 (23.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (21.21%) NHS
11 20 (20.20%) T-SQL
11 20 (20.20%) XML
12 18 (18.18%) Oracle
12 18 (18.18%) MS Excel
12 18 (18.18%) MVC
13 16 (16.16%) Scrum
13 16 (16.16%) PHP
13 16 (16.16%) ASP.NET
13 16 (16.16%) Unit Testing
14 15 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
14 15 (15.15%) MySQL
14 15 (15.15%) Migration
15 14 (14.14%) JavaScript
15 14 (14.14%) Apache
15 14 (14.14%) Data Migration
15 14 (14.14%) Moodle
15 14 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (13.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (14.14%) Apache
1 14 (14.14%) Moodle
2 9 (9.09%) Confluence
2 9 (9.09%) FileNet
2 9 (9.09%) LiveCycle
3 8 (8.08%) IIS
4 7 (7.07%) GeoServer
4 7 (7.07%) JBoss
4 7 (7.07%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.07%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.03%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.03%) CMS
5 3 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.01%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.07%) Gliffy
2 7 (7.07%) MS Office
3 6 (6.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 29 (29.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (23.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (15.15%) MySQL
5 13 (13.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (12.12%) Oracle Database
7 9 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (6.06%) Biml
9 5 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (5.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (5.05%) Oracle9i Database
9 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (4.04%) RDBMS
10 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
11 3 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (2.02%) DB2
13 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
13 1 (1.01%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 10 (10.10%) Subversion
3 9 (9.09%) Ant
3 9 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.09%) Hudson
3 9 (9.09%) JIRA
3 9 (9.09%) Maven
3 9 (9.09%) Selenium
4 7 (7.07%) DbUnit
4 7 (7.07%) JUnit
4 7 (7.07%) Spock
4 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (7.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.06%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.04%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.01%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (11.11%) Back Office
2 6 (6.06%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Advertising
4 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (57.58%) Developer
2 21 (21.21%) Software Developer
3 16 (16.16%) Analyst
4 15 (15.15%) .NET Developer
5 12 (12.12%) Senior Developer
5 12 (12.12%) Senior Software Developer
6 10 (10.10%) DBA
6 10 (10.10%) Java Developer
6 10 (10.10%) SQL Developer
7 9 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (9.09%) C# Developer
8 8 (8.08%) Moodle Developer
8 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (7.07%) Support Engineer
10 6 (6.06%) Data Analyst
11 5 (5.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (5.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (4.04%) SQL DBA
12 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (31.31%) .NET
2 20 (20.20%) XML
3 16 (16.16%) ASP.NET
4 14 (14.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (13.13%) .NET Framework
6 12 (12.12%) HTML
7 11 (11.11%) Entity Framework
7 11 (11.11%) SOAP
8 10 (10.10%) WCF
9 9 (9.09%) JSF
9 9 (9.09%) Spring
10 8 (8.08%) Hibernate
10 8 (8.08%) jQuery
10 8 (8.08%) REST
10 8 (8.08%) Web Services
11 7 (7.07%) Dojo
11 7 (7.07%) Java EE
11 7 (7.07%) Java SE
11 7 (7.07%) JRules
11 7 (7.07%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.21%) NHS
2 12 (12.12%) e-Learning
3 7 (7.07%) Replication
4 5 (5.05%) Clustering
4 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.03%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.02%) iPad
7 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.28%) Windows
2 9 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.04%) Unix
5 2 (2.02%) Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.18%) MVC
3 16 (16.16%) Scrum
3 16 (16.16%) Unit Testing
4 15 (15.15%) Migration
4 15 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (14.14%) Data Migration
6 13 (13.13%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (13.13%) TDD
7 11 (11.11%) Change Control
7 11 (11.11%) ITIL
7 11 (11.11%) OOP
8 10 (10.10%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (10.10%) Project Management
9 9 (9.09%) OO
10 8 (8.08%) Data Mapping
10 8 (8.08%) Document Management
10 8 (8.08%) Software Engineering
11 7 (7.07%) Data Modelling
12 6 (6.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.46%) SQL
2 25 (25.25%) C#
3 20 (20.20%) T-SQL
4 16 (16.16%) PHP
5 14 (14.14%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.10%) Java
7 5 (5.05%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.02%) C++
8 2 (2.02%) VC++
9 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) VB
9 1 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (7.07%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.05%) BC Cleared
6 3 (3.03%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.01%) Degree
7 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) Data Quality
1 7 (7.07%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (7.07%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) HL7
2 1 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.04%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.04%) vSphere
3 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.01%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.18%) Oracle
3 9 (9.09%) Adobe
3 9 (9.09%) ILOG
3 9 (9.09%) Splunk
4 7 (7.07%) Kofax
5 5 (5.05%) Sitecore
6 4 (4.04%) VMware
7 3 (3.03%) NetApp
8 2 (2.02%) SAP
8 2 (2.02%) Sybase
8 2 (2.02%) Tableau
9 1 (1.01%) Citrix
9 1 (1.01%) Cognos
9 1 (1.01%) HP