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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 37 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.71% 10.00% 14.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.66% 35.90% 64.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 20
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£325 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £399 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +2.80%
SQL Server
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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
91 78 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.88% 27.86% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 61 31
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £145.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 40 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 30 (41.67%) SQL
3 26 (36.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (29.17%) .NET
6 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (22.22%) Finance
8 16 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
10 14 (19.44%) Migration
11 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
11 13 (18.06%) C#
12 12 (16.67%) HTML
12 12 (16.67%) CSS
12 12 (16.67%) ETL
12 12 (16.67%) Cognos
12 12 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (15.28%) Data Migration
13 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
13 11 (15.28%) MS Office
13 11 (15.28%) Oracle
13 11 (15.28%) Scrum
14 10 (13.89%) Web Services
15 9 (12.50%) XML
15 9 (12.50%) CRM
15 9 (12.50%) MVC
15 9 (12.50%) TDD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (9.72%) Lync
3 5 (6.94%) IIS
4 4 (5.56%) CMS
4 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.56%) ArcGIS
5 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.39%) Apache
7 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.39%) FileNet
7 1 (1.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Office
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.50%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) LAN
1 2 (2.78%) WAN
1 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.78%) SAN
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 24 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
7 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (6.94%) Star Schema
8 4 (5.56%) MS Access
9 3 (4.17%) OLAP
9 3 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (4.17%) DTS
9 3 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (4.17%) DataStage
9 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (2.78%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 2 (2.78%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (2.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (2.78%) Cognos Transformer
10 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.17%) Subversion
4 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.78%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.39%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.39%) Hudson
5 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.39%) Maven
5 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 16 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (51.39%) Developer
2 17 (23.61%) Analyst
3 11 (15.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Data Analyst
4 7 (9.72%) .NET Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Java Developer
6 5 (6.94%) PHP Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.56%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Business Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) 3rd Line Technical Support
9 2 (2.78%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.17%) .NET
2 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
3 12 (16.67%) CSS
3 12 (16.67%) HTML
4 10 (13.89%) Web Services
5 9 (12.50%) XML
6 8 (11.11%) REST
7 7 (9.72%) SOAP
7 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (8.33%) Ajax
9 5 (6.94%) WCF
9 5 (6.94%) jQuery
10 4 (5.56%) HTML5
10 4 (5.56%) Spring
10 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
11 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (4.17%) CSS3
11 3 (4.17%) MDX
11 3 (4.17%) JSP
11 3 (4.17%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) GIS
1 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.17%) Open Source
2 3 (4.17%) User Experience
3 2 (2.78%) Taxonomies
3 2 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.78%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.78%) NHS
3 2 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.78%) Linux
5 1 (1.39%) UNIX
5 1 (1.39%) Solaris
5 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (19.44%) Migration
4 12 (16.67%) ETL
5 11 (15.28%) Scrum
5 11 (15.28%) Data Migration
6 9 (12.50%) TDD
6 9 (12.50%) MVC
6 9 (12.50%) CRM
7 8 (11.11%) Validation
8 7 (9.72%) BDD
8 7 (9.72%) Data Modelling
8 7 (9.72%) OO
8 7 (9.72%) Data Analysis
9 6 (8.33%) Change Control
10 5 (6.94%) Data Mapping
10 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.94%) UML
11 4 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.67%) SQL
2 13 (18.06%) C#
3 8 (11.11%) Java
3 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.94%) PHP
6 2 (2.78%) VB
6 2 (2.78%) C++
6 2 (2.78%) PHP5
6 2 (2.78%) PHP4
7 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.39%) R
7 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.78%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) ARCserve
1 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.39%) Puppet
1 1 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 40 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.67%) Cognos
3 11 (15.28%) Oracle
4 5 (6.94%) Casewise
5 4 (5.56%) Sitecore
5 4 (5.56%) Business Objects
5 4 (5.56%) IBM
6 2 (2.78%) SAP
6 2 (2.78%) Intel
6 2 (2.78%) VMware
7 1 (1.39%) Twitter
7 1 (1.39%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.39%) Google
7 1 (1.39%) ESRI
7 1 (1.39%) HP
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