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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 2 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 68 54 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.54% 23.18% 8.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.28% 79.41% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 9
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£325 £265 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +11.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £222 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
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 £25.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
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
123 68 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 35.34% 29.18% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 41 28
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £239 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.97 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% -0.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 53 (55.21%) SQL
2 42 (43.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
4 32 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 31 (32.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 30 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (29.17%) .NET
8 27 (28.13%) C#
8 27 (28.13%) Web Services
8 27 (28.13%) ETL
9 26 (27.08%) Migration
10 25 (26.04%) XML
11 23 (23.96%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (22.92%) SOAP
13 21 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 19 (19.79%) Data Migration
14 19 (19.79%) TDD
14 19 (19.79%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (18.75%) WCF
16 17 (17.71%) Scrum
17 16 (16.67%) HTML
18 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET
18 15 (15.63%) CSS
18 15 (15.63%) SharePoint
19 14 (14.58%) MVC
19 14 (14.58%) SQL Server 2005
19 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
20 13 (13.54%) Oracle
20 13 (13.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.29%) Lync
3 6 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (5.21%) ArcGIS
5 4 (4.17%) CMS
6 3 (3.13%) Confluence
6 3 (3.13%) IIS
6 3 (3.13%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.13%) FileNet
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.08%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.08%) JBoss
7 2 (2.08%) Apache
7 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.08%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.08%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.04%) LiveCycle
8 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.33%) MS Office
3 4 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.04%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.21%) Office 365
3 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.04%) SaaS
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.04%) LAN
1 1 (1.04%) WAN
1 1 (1.04%) SAN
1 1 (1.04%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (43.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 31 (32.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (29.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (19.79%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (14.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (9.38%) DTS
9 8 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (7.29%) Relational Database
11 5 (5.21%) Star Schema
12 4 (4.17%) MS Access
12 4 (4.17%) Cognos Powerplay
12 4 (4.17%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 4 (4.17%) Cognos Report Studio
12 4 (4.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 4 (4.17%) Cognos Transformer
13 3 (3.13%) Data Mart
14 2 (2.08%) SQLPlus
14 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.25%) Subversion
4 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.13%) Hudson
4 3 (3.13%) JIRA
4 3 (3.13%) Maven
5 2 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.08%) Toad
5 2 (2.08%) JUnit
5 2 (2.08%) NUnit
5 2 (2.08%) DbUnit
5 2 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.04%) Spock
6 1 (1.04%) Selenium
6 1 (1.04%) Ant
General
1 10 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (1.04%) Banking
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (61.46%) Developer
2 23 (23.96%) SQL Developer
3 13 (13.54%) Analyst
4 12 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 11 (11.46%) Architect
6 9 (9.38%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.25%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.21%) PHP Developer
8 5 (5.21%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Data Architect
9 4 (4.17%) Business Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.08%) DBA
11 2 (2.08%) Business Systems Analyst
11 2 (2.08%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (2.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.17%) .NET
2 27 (28.13%) Web Services
3 25 (26.04%) XML
4 22 (22.92%) SOAP
5 18 (18.75%) WCF
6 16 (16.67%) HTML
7 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET
7 15 (15.63%) CSS
8 12 (12.50%) REST
9 10 (10.42%) jQuery
10 9 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (9.38%) AngularJS
11 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (6.25%) Ajax
12 6 (6.25%) HTML5
13 5 (5.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 5 (5.21%) CSS3
13 5 (5.21%) Spring
14 4 (4.17%) Hibernate
14 4 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) NHS
2 10 (10.42%) Replication
3 8 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.25%) Open Source
5 5 (5.21%) GIS
6 4 (4.17%) User Experience
7 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
8 2 (2.08%) Taxonomies
8 2 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.33%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) UNIX
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.13%) ETL
3 26 (27.08%) Migration
4 23 (23.96%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (19.79%) Data Migration
5 19 (19.79%) TDD
6 17 (17.71%) Scrum
7 14 (14.58%) MVC
8 9 (9.38%) BDD
8 9 (9.38%) CRM
9 8 (8.33%) Data Modelling
9 8 (8.33%) Change Control
10 7 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.29%) Data Analysis
10 7 (7.29%) Information Security
10 7 (7.29%) Validation
11 6 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
12 5 (5.21%) Domain-Driven Design
12 5 (5.21%) Release Management
12 5 (5.21%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.21%) SQL
2 32 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 27 (28.13%) C#
4 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.38%) Java
6 5 (5.21%) PHP
6 5 (5.21%) VB
7 3 (3.13%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.08%) C++
8 2 (2.08%) PHP5
8 2 (2.08%) PHP4
9 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) Degree
4 1 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
1 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.04%) Ansible
2 1 (1.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.54%) Oracle
3 11 (11.46%) Cognos
4 6 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 6 (6.25%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.13%) IBM
6 2 (2.08%) HP
6 2 (2.08%) Informatica
6 2 (2.08%) ILOG
6 2 (2.08%) Casewise
6 2 (2.08%) Google
6 2 (2.08%) Twitter
6 2 (2.08%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.04%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.04%) Splunk
7 1 (1.04%) Tableau
7 1 (1.04%) SAP
7 1 (1.04%) Intel
7 1 (1.04%) Adobe
7 1 (1.04%) ESRI
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