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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 4 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 48 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.61% 16.02% 9.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.75% 45.76% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 25
Median daily rate £300 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £19.31 £36.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.35% +19.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.95% -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
91 118 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 31.49% 35.01% 28.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 91 87
Median daily rate £363 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £19.63 £36.00 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.48% +64.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.27 £26.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+20.26% -13.33%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 46 (46.46%) SQL
2 45 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 35 (35.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 31 (31.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (30.30%) Windows
6 29 (29.29%) .NET
6 29 (29.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (28.28%) C#
8 27 (27.27%) Security Cleared
8 27 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (22.22%) T-SQL
10 20 (20.20%) Oracle
11 19 (19.19%) XML
11 19 (19.19%) MVC
11 19 (19.19%) Unit Testing
12 18 (18.18%) Scrum
13 17 (17.17%) ASP.NET
13 17 (17.17%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
14 16 (16.16%) PHP
14 16 (16.16%) NHS
14 16 (16.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 16 (16.16%) TDD
15 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
15 15 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
15 15 (15.15%) HTML
15 15 (15.15%) MySQL
16 14 (14.14%) Visual Studio
16 14 (14.14%) Apache

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 (14.14%) Apache
1 14 (14.14%) Moodle
2 9 (9.09%) Confluence
2 9 (9.09%) FileNet
2 9 (9.09%) IIS
2 9 (9.09%) LiveCycle
3 7 (7.07%) GeoServer
3 7 (7.07%) JBoss
3 7 (7.07%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.03%) Apache Solr
5 3 (3.03%) CMS
5 3 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.01%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.01%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.01%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (16.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.07%) Gliffy
3 5 (5.05%) MS Office
3 5 (5.05%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.06%) LDAP
2 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (35.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 31 (31.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (29.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (16.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (15.15%) MySQL
6 13 (13.13%) Oracle Database
7 11 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (6.06%) Biml
9 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (5.05%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (5.05%) Oracle9i Database
10 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
11 4 (4.04%) RDBMS
12 3 (3.03%) Couchbase
12 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
12 3 (3.03%) NoSQL
12 3 (3.03%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Visual Studio
2 13 (13.13%) Git (software)
3 12 (12.12%) Selenium
4 10 (10.10%) JIRA
4 10 (10.10%) Maven
4 10 (10.10%) Subversion
5 9 (9.09%) Ant
5 9 (9.09%) Hudson
6 8 (8.08%) JUnit
7 7 (7.07%) DbUnit
7 7 (7.07%) Eclipse
7 7 (7.07%) Spock
7 7 (7.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (5.05%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (4.04%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.04%) TeamCity
11 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
11 3 (3.03%) Mercurial
11 3 (3.03%) MSTest
General
1 11 (11.11%) Back Office
2 6 (6.06%) Finance
3 4 (4.04%) Advertising
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (65.66%) Developer
2 21 (21.21%) Software Developer
3 17 (17.17%) .NET Developer
4 12 (12.12%) Senior Developer
4 12 (12.12%) Senior Software Developer
4 12 (12.12%) SQL Developer
5 11 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 9 (9.09%) Analyst
6 9 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 9 (9.09%) DBA
7 8 (8.08%) Moodle Developer
7 8 (8.08%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 7 (7.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 7 (7.07%) Support Engineer
9 6 (6.06%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (5.05%) Data Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) SQL DBA
11 4 (4.04%) Data Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.29%) .NET
2 19 (19.19%) XML
3 17 (17.17%) ASP.NET
4 15 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (15.15%) HTML
5 13 (13.13%) .NET Framework
5 13 (13.13%) WCF
6 11 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 11 (11.11%) jQuery
6 11 (11.11%) SOAP
7 10 (10.10%) AngularJS
7 10 (10.10%) Spring
8 9 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (9.09%) JSF
8 9 (9.09%) REST
9 8 (8.08%) Hibernate
10 7 (7.07%) Java EE
10 7 (7.07%) Java SE
10 7 (7.07%) Web Services
10 7 (7.07%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) NHS
2 12 (12.12%) e-Learning
3 8 (8.08%) Replication
4 5 (5.05%) Clustering
5 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.03%) Digital Media
7 2 (2.02%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.02%) iPad
8 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.30%) Windows
2 10 (10.10%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.04%) Unix
5 3 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.19%) MVC
2 19 (19.19%) Unit Testing
3 18 (18.18%) Scrum
4 17 (17.17%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (16.16%) TDD
6 13 (13.13%) Change Control
6 13 (13.13%) Migration
6 13 (13.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (12.12%) Data Migration
8 11 (11.11%) ITIL
8 11 (11.11%) OOP
9 10 (10.10%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (9.09%) OO
11 8 (8.08%) Document Management
11 8 (8.08%) Project Management
12 7 (7.07%) Data Mapping
13 6 (6.06%) Dependency Injection
13 6 (6.06%) ETL
13 6 (6.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 46 (46.46%) SQL
2 28 (28.28%) C#
3 22 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 16 (16.16%) PHP
5 15 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 11 (11.11%) Java
7 6 (6.06%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.04%) VB
9 3 (3.03%) TypeScript
10 2 (2.02%) C++
10 2 (2.02%) VC++
11 1 (1.01%) C
11 1 (1.01%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (7.07%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.05%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.01%) MCSE
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) QA
2 6 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 6 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.01%) HL7
3 1 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (4.04%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.04%) vSphere
4 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.01%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 20 (20.20%) Oracle
3 9 (9.09%) Adobe
3 9 (9.09%) ILOG
3 9 (9.09%) Splunk
4 7 (7.07%) Kofax
5 5 (5.05%) Sitecore
6 4 (4.04%) VMware
7 3 (3.03%) Cognos
7 3 (3.03%) NetApp
8 2 (2.02%) SAP
8 2 (2.02%) Sybase
8 2 (2.02%) Tableau
9 1 (1.01%) Citrix
9 1 (1.01%) ESRI
9 1 (1.01%) HP
9 1 (1.01%) Perforce