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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 45 47 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.77% 15.88% 15.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.59% 41.59% 69.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 29
Average daily rate £325 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £29.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-23.72% -1.66%
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
123 113 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 29.43% 38.18% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 83 43
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -25.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 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 13 February 2016, 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.

1 100 (69.44%) SQL
2 63 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 62 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (41.67%) .NET
5 53 (36.81%) Scrum
6 51 (35.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (35.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 50 (34.72%) C#
8 47 (32.64%) XML
9 43 (29.86%) SQL Server 2014
10 42 (29.17%) MVC
11 41 (28.47%) Unit Testing
12 39 (27.08%) ASP.NET
13 37 (25.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 36 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 36 (25.00%) T-SQL
15 32 (22.22%) HTML
16 31 (21.53%) JavaScript
16 31 (21.53%) NHS
17 29 (20.14%) TDD
18 28 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
19 27 (18.75%) CSS
20 26 (18.06%) Web Services
20 26 (18.06%) Finance
20 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
21 25 (17.36%) Team Foundation Server
21 25 (17.36%) Windows
22 24 (16.67%) OOP
22 24 (16.67%) SOAP
22 24 (16.67%) WCF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.72%) IIS
3 9 (6.25%) Confluence
4 6 (4.17%) FileNet
4 6 (4.17%) JBoss
4 6 (4.17%) LiveCycle
4 6 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.78%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.69%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.69%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.33%) MS Office
3 7 (4.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.69%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.78%) Office 365
3 2 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.03%) HTTP
2 6 (4.17%) LDAP
3 5 (3.47%) SAN
4 4 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.78%) NAS
4 4 (2.78%) Network Security
5 3 (2.08%) Internet
5 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (35.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 51 (35.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 43 (29.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 36 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 28 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (9.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 10 (6.94%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (4.17%) MongoDB
8 5 (3.47%) NoSQL
8 5 (3.47%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.08%) DB2
9 3 (2.08%) DTS
9 3 (2.08%) MS Access
9 3 (2.08%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.08%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 25 (17.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 12 (8.33%) Selenium
3 12 (8.33%) Subversion
4 10 (6.94%) Git (software)
5 9 (6.25%) Hudson
5 9 (6.25%) JIRA
5 9 (6.25%) Maven
5 9 (6.25%) Spock
6 7 (4.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 6 (4.17%) Ant
7 6 (4.17%) DbUnit
7 6 (4.17%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.17%) JUnit
8 5 (3.47%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.47%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.78%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.08%) CruiseControl
10 3 (2.08%) Geb
10 3 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 26 (18.06%) Finance
2 19 (13.19%) Back Office
3 13 (9.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (65.28%) Developer
2 57 (39.58%) SQL Developer
3 37 (25.69%) .NET Developer
4 22 (15.28%) SQL Server Developer
5 15 (10.42%) Analyst
6 14 (9.72%) DBA
7 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (7.64%) C# .NET Developer
8 11 (7.64%) C# Developer
9 10 (6.94%) Java Developer
9 10 (6.94%) Senior Developer
9 10 (6.94%) SQL DBA
10 8 (5.56%) Agile Developer
10 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 8 (5.56%) Software Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Agile .NET Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Business Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (41.67%) .NET
2 47 (32.64%) XML
3 39 (27.08%) ASP.NET
4 37 (25.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 32 (22.22%) HTML
6 27 (18.75%) CSS
7 26 (18.06%) Web Services
8 24 (16.67%) SOAP
8 24 (16.67%) WCF
9 19 (13.19%) jQuery
10 18 (12.50%) .NET Framework
11 17 (11.81%) Entity Framework
12 16 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 15 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 13 (9.03%) AngularJS
15 11 (7.64%) REST
16 10 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (6.94%) Hibernate
17 9 (6.25%) JSF
17 9 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.53%) NHS
2 7 (4.86%) Clustering
2 7 (4.86%) Replication
3 5 (3.47%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.69%) Physics
5 1 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (17.36%) Windows
2 14 (9.72%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.08%) Linux
6 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (36.81%) Scrum
3 42 (29.17%) MVC
4 41 (28.47%) Unit Testing
5 29 (20.14%) TDD
6 24 (16.67%) OOP
7 17 (11.81%) Migration
7 17 (11.81%) OO
8 15 (10.42%) High Availability
9 14 (9.72%) Data Migration
10 13 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (9.03%) ETL
11 12 (8.33%) Data Security
12 11 (7.64%) Data Modelling
12 11 (7.64%) MSF
13 10 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (6.94%) SDLC
13 10 (6.94%) Software Engineering
14 9 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
14 9 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 100 (69.44%) SQL
2 50 (34.72%) C#
3 36 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 31 (21.53%) JavaScript
5 11 (7.64%) Java
6 8 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.08%) XPath
9 2 (1.39%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.69%) C++
10 1 (0.69%) VB
10 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 26 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (4.86%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.08%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.08%) MCSA
4 3 (2.08%) MCSE
4 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.69%) Degree
5 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (5.56%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.47%) QA
4 1 (0.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.47%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.78%) vSphere
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 63 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.89%) Oracle
3 14 (9.72%) Red Gate
4 6 (4.17%) Adobe
4 6 (4.17%) ILOG
4 6 (4.17%) Kofax
4 6 (4.17%) Splunk
5 4 (2.78%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco
5 4 (2.78%) Juniper
6 3 (2.08%) ESRI
6 3 (2.08%) Twitter
6 3 (2.08%) VMware
7 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix
8 1 (0.69%) Cognos
8 1 (0.69%) Sage
8 1 (0.69%) SAP
8 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.69%) Sybase
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