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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 30 73 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.29% 17.02% 19.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.52% 48.67% 51.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 64 45
Median daily rate £300 £340 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £303 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £384 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+37.57% +6.00%
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
109 150 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 33.75% 34.97% 36.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 121 93
Median daily rate £394 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% +68.96%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 24 (50.00%) SQL
2 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 17 (35.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (27.08%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (27.08%) .NET
6 13 (27.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 11 (22.92%) Scrum
8 11 (22.92%) C#
8 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
8 11 (22.92%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
9 10 (20.83%) MVC
9 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (18.75%) HTML
11 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
11 8 (16.67%) ETL
11 8 (16.67%) NHS
11 8 (16.67%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) Migration
11 8 (16.67%) Change Control
11 8 (16.67%) Web Development
11 8 (16.67%) Selenium
11 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (14.58%) jQuery
12 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
12 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (14.58%) Relational Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (4.17%) IIS
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.08%) Luigi
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) Extranet
1 2 (4.17%) Intranet
2 1 (2.08%) DHCP
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.08%) SAN
2 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (27.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (22.92%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (14.58%) Relational Database
8 5 (10.42%) Couchbase
8 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
8 5 (10.42%) NoSQL
8 5 (10.42%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (6.25%) Biml
9 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (4.17%) Star Schema
11 1 (2.08%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
11 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
11 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Selenium
1 8 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
3 5 (10.42%) MbUnit
3 5 (10.42%) Mercurial
3 5 (10.42%) MSTest
3 5 (10.42%) NUnit
3 5 (10.42%) SpecFlow
4 4 (8.33%) JUnit
5 3 (6.25%) JBehave
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.08%) JIRA
7 1 (2.08%) Maven
7 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.50%) DBA
3 6 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.42%) SQL DBA
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Product Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Data Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Data Migration Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) QA Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Report Developer
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (27.08%) .NET
2 12 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (18.75%) HTML
4 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (14.58%) CSS
4 7 (14.58%) jQuery
5 6 (12.50%) HTML5
5 6 (12.50%) WCF
6 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
6 5 (10.42%) CSS3
6 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
6 5 (10.42%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (10.42%) XML
7 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.17%) Ajax
7 2 (4.17%) XSLT
8 1 (2.08%) JSON
8 1 (2.08%) Regular Expression
8 1 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) NHS
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Informatics
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.17%) Fintech
4 2 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (4.17%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (4.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.08%) iPad
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.08%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (22.92%) Scrum
4 10 (20.83%) MVC
5 8 (16.67%) Change Control
5 8 (16.67%) ETL
5 8 (16.67%) Migration
5 8 (16.67%) Web Development
6 7 (14.58%) Data Analysis
6 7 (14.58%) Test Automation
7 6 (12.50%) ITIL
7 6 (12.50%) ITIL V3
7 6 (12.50%) TDD
8 5 (10.42%) ATDD
8 5 (10.42%) BDD
8 5 (10.42%) DevOps
8 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
8 5 (10.42%) Project Management
8 5 (10.42%) Service Management
8 5 (10.42%) Test-First Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.92%) C#
2 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 5 (10.42%) TypeScript
5 4 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.25%) VB
7 2 (4.17%) Java
8 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.08%) Python
8 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) MCSE
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle
3 3 (6.25%) Cognos
3 3 (6.25%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.08%) Perforce
5 1 (2.08%) Tableau
5 1 (2.08%) Talend
5 1 (2.08%) Teradata