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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 11 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 21 59 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.54% 14.11% 7.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.38% 40.97% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 40 15
Median daily rate £375 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £391 £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +32.22%
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
52 144 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.14% 34.45% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 109 80
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £245 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +166.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.09 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.87% +15.78%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 27 (40.91%) SQL
1 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 23 (34.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 23 (34.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (30.30%) Windows
3 20 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (28.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (24.24%) PHP
6 15 (22.73%) MySQL
6 15 (22.73%) Change Control
7 14 (21.21%) Moodle
7 14 (21.21%) .NET
7 14 (21.21%) Apache
8 13 (19.70%) C#
8 13 (19.70%) Migration
8 13 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (18.18%) WCF
9 12 (18.18%) Data Migration
9 12 (18.18%) MVC
9 12 (18.18%) e-Learning
9 12 (18.18%) HTML
9 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET
10 11 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (16.67%) TDD
10 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (15.15%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (15.15%) ITIL

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 14 (21.21%) Apache
1 14 (21.21%) Moodle
2 3 (4.55%) Apache Solr
2 3 (4.55%) CMS
2 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.03%) Confluence
3 2 (3.03%) FileNet
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) LiveCycle
4 1 (1.52%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.03%) MS Office
3 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.52%) DHCP
2 1 (1.52%) DNS
2 1 (1.52%) Firewall
2 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.52%) SAN
2 1 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (34.85%) SQL Server 2008
1 23 (34.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (28.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (22.73%) MySQL
4 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (13.64%) Biml
5 9 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (10.61%) Couchbase
6 7 (10.61%) MongoDB
6 7 (10.61%) NoSQL
7 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
8 4 (6.06%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (6.06%) Star Schema
9 2 (3.03%) Power BI
9 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.52%) GIS
10 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) Git (software)
1 9 (13.64%) Selenium
2 8 (12.12%) TeamCity
3 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.61%) MbUnit
3 7 (10.61%) Mercurial
3 7 (10.61%) MSTest
3 7 (10.61%) NUnit
3 7 (10.61%) SpecFlow
3 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.55%) JIRA
4 3 (4.55%) Maven
4 3 (4.55%) Subversion
5 2 (3.03%) Ant
5 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.03%) Hudson
5 2 (3.03%) JBehave
5 2 (3.03%) JUnit
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Advertising
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (65.15%) Developer
2 12 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 12 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Moodle Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Data Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Data Migration Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Migration Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) DBA
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (6.06%) PHP Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) .NET
2 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 12 (18.18%) HTML
2 12 (18.18%) WCF
3 11 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (13.64%) CSS
6 8 (12.12%) HTML5
7 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
7 7 (10.61%) CSS3
7 7 (10.61%) Gherkin
7 7 (10.61%) jQuery
7 7 (10.61%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (9.09%) XML
9 3 (4.55%) Lucene
9 3 (4.55%) Spring
10 2 (3.03%) J2SE
10 2 (3.03%) JSF
10 2 (3.03%) LAMP
10 2 (3.03%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) e-Learning
2 5 (7.58%) NHS
3 4 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.55%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.52%) Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.55%) Unix
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.73%) Change Control
3 13 (19.70%) Migration
3 13 (19.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 12 (18.18%) MVC
5 11 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (16.67%) TDD
6 10 (15.15%) ITIL
6 10 (15.15%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (13.64%) Data Mapping
7 9 (13.64%) Scrum
7 9 (13.64%) Unit Testing
8 8 (12.12%) Project Management
8 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
9 7 (10.61%) ATDD
9 7 (10.61%) BDD
9 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.61%) Test-First Development
9 7 (10.61%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) SQL
2 16 (24.24%) PHP
3 13 (19.70%) C#
4 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 10 (15.15%) T-SQL
6 7 (10.61%) TypeScript
7 5 (7.58%) VB
8 3 (4.55%) Java
9 1 (1.52%) C
9 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) MCSE
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.15%) Oracle
3 4 (6.06%) Cognos
3 4 (6.06%) Sitecore
3 4 (6.06%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) NetApp
5 2 (3.03%) Adobe
5 2 (3.03%) ILOG
5 2 (3.03%) SAP
5 2 (3.03%) Splunk
5 2 (3.03%) Tableau
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) ESRI
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) Perforce