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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 42 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.33% 14.29% 15.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.33% 65.31% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 19
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £287 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £470 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.06% +5.45%
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
126 49 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 40.00% 21.88% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 36 46
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, 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 55 (55.00%) SQL
2 54 (54.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 38 (38.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (36.00%) T-SQL
6 34 (34.00%) Migration
7 32 (32.00%) ETL
8 31 (31.00%) XML
9 29 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (29.00%) Data Migration
10 27 (27.00%) .NET
11 25 (25.00%) Web Services
12 24 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (23.00%) C#
13 23 (23.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (21.00%) SOAP
14 21 (21.00%) SharePoint
15 20 (20.00%) WCF
16 18 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 18 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (16.00%) TDD
18 15 (15.00%) Scrum
18 15 (15.00%) ASP.NET
18 15 (15.00%) HTML
19 14 (14.00%) CRM
19 14 (14.00%) Data Modelling
19 14 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
20 13 (13.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
20 13 (13.00%) CSS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 21 (21.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.00%) Lync
3 6 (6.00%) IIS
4 4 (4.00%) ArcGIS
4 4 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.00%) Confluence
5 3 (3.00%) FileNet
6 2 (2.00%) CMS
6 2 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.00%) JBoss
6 2 (2.00%) Apache
6 2 (2.00%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.00%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.00%) LiveCycle
7 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (12.00%) MS Office
1 12 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.00%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.00%) Office 365
3 4 (4.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) Network Security
1 3 (3.00%) IP Telephony
1 3 (3.00%) NAS
1 3 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (3.00%) LAN
1 3 (3.00%) WAN
1 3 (3.00%) Wireless
1 3 (3.00%) MPLS
1 3 (3.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (54.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 38 (38.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 36 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (23.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (12.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 11 (11.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (11.00%) DTS
9 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
10 4 (4.00%) MS Access
10 4 (4.00%) Cognos Powerplay
10 4 (4.00%) Star Schema
10 4 (4.00%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 4 (4.00%) Cognos Report Studio
10 4 (4.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 4 (4.00%) Cognos Transformer
11 3 (3.00%) Data Mart
12 2 (2.00%) SQLPlus
12 2 (2.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (13.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (11.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.00%) Subversion
5 3 (3.00%) JIRA
5 3 (3.00%) Maven
5 3 (3.00%) Hudson
6 2 (2.00%) NUnit
6 2 (2.00%) JUnit
6 2 (2.00%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.00%) Toad
6 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.00%) DbUnit
6 2 (2.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (1.00%) Spock
7 1 (1.00%) Selenium
7 1 (1.00%) Ant
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (1.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (56.00%) Developer
2 27 (27.00%) SQL Developer
3 18 (18.00%) Analyst
4 13 (13.00%) Architect
5 12 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 11 (11.00%) Data Analyst
7 8 (8.00%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Business Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Data Architect
9 4 (4.00%) DBA
9 4 (4.00%) SQL Server DBA
9 4 (4.00%) SQL DBA
9 4 (4.00%) CRM Developer
9 4 (4.00%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (31.00%) XML
2 27 (27.00%) .NET
3 25 (25.00%) Web Services
4 21 (21.00%) SOAP
5 20 (20.00%) WCF
6 15 (15.00%) ASP.NET
6 15 (15.00%) HTML
7 13 (13.00%) CSS
8 11 (11.00%) REST
9 9 (9.00%) AngularJS
10 8 (8.00%) jQuery
11 7 (7.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (6.00%) HTML5
12 6 (6.00%) .NET Framework
13 5 (5.00%) Ajax
13 5 (5.00%) CSS3
14 4 (4.00%) Hibernate
14 4 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.00%) NHS
2 10 (10.00%) Replication
3 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.00%) Open Source
5 4 (4.00%) User Experience
6 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.00%) GIS
7 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.00%) Clustering
7 2 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.00%) Taxonomies
8 1 (1.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.00%) UNIX
3 2 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.00%) Migration
2 32 (32.00%) ETL
3 29 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (29.00%) Data Migration
4 24 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (16.00%) TDD
6 15 (15.00%) Scrum
7 14 (14.00%) CRM
7 14 (14.00%) Data Modelling
8 13 (13.00%) MVC
9 9 (9.00%) Validation
10 8 (8.00%) Change Control
11 7 (7.00%) Data Analysis
11 7 (7.00%) Data Mapping
11 7 (7.00%) Information Security
11 7 (7.00%) UML
12 6 (6.00%) BDD
12 6 (6.00%) Kimball Methodology
13 5 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 55 (55.00%) SQL
2 36 (36.00%) T-SQL
3 23 (23.00%) C#
4 11 (11.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.00%) Java
6 5 (5.00%) VB
7 4 (4.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (2.00%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.00%) Windows Intune
2 2 (2.00%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.00%) Ansible
3 1 (1.00%) Puppet
3 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.00%) Oracle
3 11 (11.00%) Cognos
4 6 (6.00%) Business Objects
5 4 (4.00%) Sitecore
5 4 (4.00%) Casewise
6 3 (3.00%) Cisco
6 3 (3.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.00%) Juniper
7 2 (2.00%) Informatica
7 2 (2.00%) ILOG
7 2 (2.00%) HP
7 2 (2.00%) IBM
7 2 (2.00%) Twitter
7 2 (2.00%) Google
7 2 (2.00%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.00%) Splunk
8 1 (1.00%) Tableau
8 1 (1.00%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.00%) SAP
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
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Rate: £280 - £350 per day
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Rate: £350 - £500 per day + competitive
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