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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 16 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 28 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.57% 7.53% 17.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.79% 30.88% 69.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 22
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£313 £304 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.88% -6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £374 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-18.03% +18.53%
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
94 68 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 25.41% 24.37% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 54 33
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 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £79.25 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
2 25 (42.37%) SQL
3 22 (37.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (35.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (28.81%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (27.12%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (25.42%) .NET
8 14 (23.73%) Finance
8 14 (23.73%) Migration
8 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Azure
9 13 (22.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (22.03%) Cognos
10 12 (20.34%) MS Office
11 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET
11 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
11 11 (18.64%) SharePoint
11 11 (18.64%) Data Migration
12 10 (16.95%) Windows
12 10 (16.95%) C#
13 9 (15.25%) CSS
13 9 (15.25%) ETL
13 9 (15.25%) Office 365
13 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (13.56%) CRM
14 8 (13.56%) HTML
14 8 (13.56%) Validation
15 7 (11.86%) Data Analysis
15 7 (11.86%) Scrum
15 7 (11.86%) Oracle
15 7 (11.86%) JavaScript

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (18.64%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.86%) Lync
3 5 (8.47%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.47%) IIS
4 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.78%) CMS
5 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.08%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (3.39%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) MS Office
2 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
3 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (15.25%) Office 365
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) LAN
1 4 (6.78%) WAN
2 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) SAN
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (37.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (35.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (28.81%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (22.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (8.47%) Star Schema
7 4 (6.78%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
7 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (5.08%) OLAP
8 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.08%) DTS
8 3 (5.08%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (5.08%) DataStage
9 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.39%) MS Access
9 2 (3.39%) Cognos Powerplay
9 2 (3.39%) Cognos Impromptu
9 2 (3.39%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 2 (3.39%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.39%) Subversion
3 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.39%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (52.54%) Developer
2 14 (23.73%) Analyst
3 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Data Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.78%) PHP Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Technical Leader
7 3 (5.08%) Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Business Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Data Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.39%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) .NET
2 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET
3 9 (15.25%) CSS
4 8 (13.56%) HTML
5 4 (6.78%) Ajax
5 4 (6.78%) Web Services
5 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.08%) jQuery
6 3 (5.08%) REST
6 3 (5.08%) JSP
6 3 (5.08%) Servlets
6 3 (5.08%) Spring
6 3 (5.08%) MDX
6 3 (5.08%) WCF
7 2 (3.39%) WPF
7 2 (3.39%) SOAP
7 2 (3.39%) XML
7 2 (3.39%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) GIS
2 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.08%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.39%) Data Extraction
4 2 (3.39%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) Linux
5 1 (1.69%) UNIX
5 1 (1.69%) Solaris
5 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (23.73%) Migration
3 11 (18.64%) Data Migration
4 9 (15.25%) ETL
5 8 (13.56%) CRM
5 8 (13.56%) Validation
6 7 (11.86%) Data Analysis
6 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
6 7 (11.86%) Scrum
7 6 (10.17%) MVC
7 6 (10.17%) OO
7 6 (10.17%) Change Control
8 5 (8.47%) BDD
8 5 (8.47%) Data Mapping
8 5 (8.47%) TDD
9 4 (6.78%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.08%) Data Governance
10 3 (5.08%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.08%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) SQL
2 10 (16.95%) C#
3 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) Java
5 4 (6.78%) PHP
6 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.39%) VB
7 2 (3.39%) C++
7 2 (3.39%) PHP5
7 2 (3.39%) PHP4
8 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) R
8 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
1 2 (3.39%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.03%) Cognos
3 7 (11.86%) Oracle
4 5 (8.47%) Casewise
5 4 (6.78%) Sitecore
5 4 (6.78%) VMware
5 4 (6.78%) Business Objects
6 3 (5.08%) IBM
6 3 (5.08%) Intel
7 1 (1.69%) ESRI
7 1 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) SAP
7 1 (1.69%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.69%) Google
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