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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 17 15
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 55 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.80% 8.64% 6.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.83% 34.31% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 11
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£325 £311 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
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 £23.75 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-1.04% -5.88%
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
120 102 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 34.48% 25.19% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 78 24
Average daily rate £325 £310 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £209 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
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 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%

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 1 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 1 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 68 (70.10%) SQL
2 43 (44.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (41.24%) Microsoft
4 36 (37.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (35.05%) ETL
5 34 (35.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (34.02%) T-SQL
7 32 (32.99%) C#
8 28 (28.87%) .NET
9 26 (26.80%) XML
10 22 (22.68%) ASP.NET
10 22 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (22.68%) Migration
11 21 (21.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (20.62%) Data Migration
12 20 (20.62%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (17.53%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (17.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 16 (16.49%) Clustering
15 15 (15.46%) SOAP
15 15 (15.46%) Web Services
15 15 (15.46%) Performance Tuning
16 14 (14.43%) Windows
16 14 (14.43%) Oracle
17 13 (13.40%) SQL Server 2000
17 13 (13.40%) SQL Server 2012
17 13 (13.40%) .NET Framework
18 12 (12.37%) NHS
18 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
19 11 (11.34%) Replication

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.31%) IIS
3 3 (3.09%) Lync
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.06%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.03%) CMS
5 1 (1.03%) ArcSDE
5 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (10.31%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.15%) MS Office
3 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.03%) Sage 1000
2 1 (1.03%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.09%) SaaS
2 3 (3.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) SAN
1 1 (1.03%) Firewall
1 1 (1.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (44.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 36 (37.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (35.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (21.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (20.62%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (13.40%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (13.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (6.19%) MS Access
8 6 (6.19%) SQLPlus
8 6 (6.19%) RDBMS
8 6 (6.19%) DB2
8 6 (6.19%) Relational Database
9 4 (4.12%) DTS
9 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (17.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (9.28%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.19%) Toad
5 1 (1.03%) NUnit
5 1 (1.03%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 6 (6.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Banking
2 3 (3.09%) Billing
2 3 (3.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (50.52%) Developer
2 18 (18.56%) Analyst
2 18 (18.56%) DBA
3 17 (17.53%) SQL DBA
4 16 (16.49%) SQL Developer
5 11 (11.34%) Administrator
5 11 (11.34%) Architect
6 10 (10.31%) .NET Developer
7 9 (9.28%) SQL Server DBA
8 8 (8.25%) Software Developer
8 8 (8.25%) Server Administrator
9 7 (7.22%) Analyst Developer
10 6 (6.19%) Tester
10 6 (6.19%) Data Architect
11 5 (5.15%) Test Analyst
12 4 (4.12%) Support Analyst
12 4 (4.12%) Applications Developer
12 4 (4.12%) Data Analyst
12 4 (4.12%) Applications Support Analyst
12 4 (4.12%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.87%) .NET
2 26 (26.80%) XML
3 22 (22.68%) ASP.NET
4 15 (15.46%) SOAP
4 15 (15.46%) Web Services
5 13 (13.40%) .NET Framework
6 10 (10.31%) WCF
7 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (7.22%) Entity Framework
8 7 (7.22%) HTML
9 6 (6.19%) RESTful
10 5 (5.15%) CSS
11 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (4.12%) HTML5
11 4 (4.12%) REST
12 3 (3.09%) AngularJS
12 3 (3.09%) Silverlight
13 1 (1.03%) jQuery
13 1 (1.03%) CSS3
13 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Clustering
2 12 (12.37%) NHS
3 11 (11.34%) Replication
4 7 (7.22%) GIS
5 6 (6.19%) Taxonomies
6 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.03%) User Experience
7 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.43%) Windows
2 2 (2.06%) Linux
2 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.05%) ETL
2 22 (22.68%) Migration
2 22 (22.68%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (20.62%) Data Migration
4 17 (17.53%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (15.46%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (11.34%) MVC
7 10 (10.31%) SDLC
8 9 (9.28%) Data Modelling
8 9 (9.28%) Scrum
8 9 (9.28%) Data Management
9 7 (7.22%) Project Management
10 6 (6.19%) CRM
10 6 (6.19%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (6.19%) Data Governance
11 5 (5.15%) Information Security
11 5 (5.15%) Validation
12 4 (4.12%) TDD
12 4 (4.12%) BDD
13 3 (3.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 68 (70.10%) SQL
2 33 (34.02%) T-SQL
3 32 (32.99%) C#
4 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.22%) PL/SQL
4 7 (7.22%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.06%) VBA
5 2 (2.06%) VB6
5 2 (2.06%) VB
6 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.09%) ISEB
2 3 (3.09%) Degree
2 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) HL7
2 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.03%) XenApp
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.03%) SCCM
1 1 (1.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (41.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.43%) Oracle
3 6 (6.19%) Business Objects
4 5 (5.15%) VMware
5 3 (3.09%) Cognos
6 2 (2.06%) Casewise
7 1 (1.03%) SAP
7 1 (1.03%) HP
7 1 (1.03%) Citrix
7 1 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.03%) Sage
7 1 (1.03%) ESRI
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