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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 54 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.67% 8.94% 5.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.42% 34.74% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 21 13
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£330 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £210 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.94% -17.27%
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
137 95 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 34.68% 25.75% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 71 32
Average daily rate £328 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £424 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 80 (71.43%) SQL
2 46 (41.07%) Microsoft
3 41 (36.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (32.14%) ETL
4 36 (32.14%) T-SQL
5 35 (31.25%) C#
6 33 (29.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (29.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (28.57%) .NET
8 31 (27.68%) XML
8 31 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (22.32%) ASP.NET
10 24 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
11 22 (19.64%) SOAP
12 21 (18.75%) Web Services
12 21 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (16.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 18 (16.07%) Migration
15 18 (16.07%) Windows
15 18 (16.07%) Oracle
16 17 (15.18%) Performance Tuning
17 16 (14.29%) Clustering
18 15 (13.39%) HTML
18 15 (13.39%) SQL Server 2000
18 15 (13.39%) Data Migration
18 15 (13.39%) SDLC
19 14 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
19 14 (12.50%) NHS
19 14 (12.50%) PL/SQL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (9.82%) IIS
2 9 (8.04%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.46%) Confluence
4 3 (2.68%) Lync
5 2 (1.79%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.89%) CMS
6 1 (0.89%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.89%) JBoss
6 1 (0.89%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) MS Project
3 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.89%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.89%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
3 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) SAN
1 1 (0.89%) Firewall
1 1 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (36.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 33 (29.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 33 (29.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (13.39%) SQL Server 2000
6 14 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (8.04%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (7.14%) SQLPlus
8 8 (7.14%) DB2
9 7 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (5.36%) MongoDB
10 6 (5.36%) Relational Database
10 6 (5.36%) MS Access
10 6 (5.36%) RDBMS
11 5 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (4.46%) NoSQL
12 4 (3.57%) DTS
12 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (16.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (8.04%) Visual Studio
3 8 (7.14%) Toad
4 7 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
6 5 (4.46%) Hudson
6 5 (4.46%) Spock
6 5 (4.46%) Geb
6 5 (4.46%) Subversion
6 5 (4.46%) Maven
6 5 (4.46%) JIRA
6 5 (4.46%) Selenium
7 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.89%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.89%) NUnit
General
1 5 (4.46%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Banking
2 3 (2.68%) Billing
3 1 (0.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (50.89%) Developer
2 21 (18.75%) DBA
3 18 (16.07%) Analyst
3 18 (16.07%) SQL DBA
4 14 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 12 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 12 (10.71%) Architect
6 11 (9.82%) Administrator
7 10 (8.93%) SQL Server DBA
8 9 (8.04%) Software Developer
9 8 (7.14%) Tester
9 8 (7.14%) Server Administrator
10 7 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
11 6 (5.36%) Data Architect
11 6 (5.36%) Java Developer
12 5 (4.46%) Test Analyst
13 4 (3.57%) Applications Developer
13 4 (3.57%) Support Analyst
13 4 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
13 4 (3.57%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (28.57%) .NET
2 31 (27.68%) XML
3 25 (22.32%) ASP.NET
4 22 (19.64%) SOAP
5 21 (18.75%) Web Services
6 15 (13.39%) HTML
7 13 (11.61%) .NET Framework
8 11 (9.82%) CSS
8 11 (9.82%) AngularJS
9 10 (8.93%) WCF
10 9 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (6.25%) Entity Framework
11 7 (6.25%) RESTful
12 6 (5.36%) Spring
12 6 (5.36%) JSF
12 6 (5.36%) J2EE
12 6 (5.36%) Hibernate
13 5 (4.46%) XSLT
13 5 (4.46%) REST
13 5 (4.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Clustering
2 14 (12.50%) NHS
3 11 (9.82%) Replication
4 7 (6.25%) GIS
5 6 (5.36%) Taxonomies
6 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.89%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.89%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.89%) User Experience
7 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.07%) Windows
2 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.79%) UNIX
3 2 (1.79%) Linux
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.14%) ETL
2 31 (27.68%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (16.07%) Migration
5 17 (15.18%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (13.39%) SDLC
6 15 (13.39%) Data Migration
7 14 (12.50%) Scrum
8 11 (9.82%) MVC
8 11 (9.82%) Data Management
9 9 (8.04%) TDD
10 7 (6.25%) Data Modelling
10 7 (6.25%) Project Management
10 7 (6.25%) RUP
10 7 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.25%) DevOps
11 6 (5.36%) Release Management
11 6 (5.36%) Open Source
11 6 (5.36%) Data Governance
11 6 (5.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 80 (71.43%) SQL
2 36 (32.14%) T-SQL
3 35 (31.25%) C#
4 14 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.36%) Java
7 6 (5.36%) VB
8 4 (3.57%) VBA
8 4 (3.57%) VB6
9 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) ISEB
3 3 (2.68%) Degree
4 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) HL7
2 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.89%) XenApp
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) SCCM
1 1 (0.89%) SCOM
1 1 (0.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.07%) Oracle
3 6 (5.36%) VMware
4 5 (4.46%) Cognos
4 5 (4.46%) Twitter
5 1 (0.89%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.89%) SAP
5 1 (0.89%) HP
5 1 (0.89%) Citrix
5 1 (0.89%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.89%) Sage
5 1 (0.89%) ESRI
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - 325 per day + Flexible for right candidate
Posted: 8 days ago