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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 20 21 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 21 33 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.53% 8.31% 14.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.27% 29.46% 34.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 31
Median daily rate £300 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £172 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.39 £22.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+12.84% -10.89%

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
77 112 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.60% 28.21% 41.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 86 100
Median daily rate £356 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £245 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £400 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% +8.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, 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 21 (45.65%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.26%) ITIL
5 12 (26.09%) XML
5 12 (26.09%) NHS
6 11 (23.91%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (23.91%) PRINCE2
6 11 (23.91%) .NET
6 11 (23.91%) ITIL V3
7 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
7 10 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (19.57%) Scrum
8 9 (19.57%) T-SQL
8 9 (19.57%) C#
8 9 (19.57%) Project Management
9 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 8 (17.39%) MVC
9 8 (17.39%) Finance
9 8 (17.39%) Service Management
9 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (15.22%) JCAPS
10 7 (15.22%) Change Control
10 7 (15.22%) WebSphere
10 7 (15.22%) IBM Integration Bus
10 7 (15.22%) Release Management
10 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
10 7 (15.22%) IBM

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 7 (15.22%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (15.22%) JCAPS
1 7 (15.22%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) CMS
3 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.35%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.17%) Apache
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Luigi
5 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Extranet
1 2 (4.35%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) DHCP
2 1 (2.17%) DNS
2 1 (2.17%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.17%) SAN
2 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.17%) Couchbase
8 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
8 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.17%) MySQL
8 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.17%) OLAP
8 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.17%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (4.35%) JUnit
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.17%) JBehave
4 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.17%) JMeter
4 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.17%) MbUnit
4 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.17%) MSTest
4 1 (2.17%) NUnit
4 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Advertising
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Analyst
3 9 (19.57%) .NET Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) DBA
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Product Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) SQL DBA
6 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Sitecore Developer
7 3 (6.52%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Report Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Support Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) XML
2 11 (23.91%) .NET
3 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET
4 7 (15.22%) IBM Integration Bus
4 7 (15.22%) XSLT
5 5 (10.87%) HTML
6 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (8.70%) CSS
6 4 (8.70%) jQuery
7 3 (6.52%) Ajax
7 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.35%) LINQ
8 2 (4.35%) WCF
8 2 (4.35%) WPF
9 1 (2.17%) CSS3
9 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
9 1 (2.17%) HTML5
9 1 (2.17%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (2.17%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) NHS
2 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Informatics
3 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.35%) Fintech
4 2 (4.35%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (4.35%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (4.35%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) ITIL
3 11 (23.91%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (23.91%) ITIL V3
3 11 (23.91%) PRINCE2
4 9 (19.57%) Project Management
4 9 (19.57%) Scrum
5 8 (17.39%) MVC
5 8 (17.39%) Service Management
6 7 (15.22%) Change Control
6 7 (15.22%) ETL
6 7 (15.22%) Release Management
6 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
7 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
8 5 (10.87%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.87%) Migration
9 4 (8.70%) Web Development
10 3 (6.52%) CRM
10 3 (6.52%) Information Management
10 3 (6.52%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) SQL
2 9 (19.57%) C#
2 9 (19.57%) T-SQL
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.35%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) Java
7 1 (2.17%) Python
7 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) ISEB
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) HL7
2 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Fiorano
2 7 (15.22%) IBM
2 7 (15.22%) InterSystems
3 4 (8.70%) Sitecore
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 3 (6.52%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) Cognos
5 2 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.17%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
6 1 (2.17%) Tableau
6 1 (2.17%) Talend
6 1 (2.17%) Teradata