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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 36 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.19% 13.68% 20.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.71% 66.67% 54.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 20
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £453 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £30.25 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +224.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.62%
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
93 63 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 34.07% 20.52% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 49 40
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.25 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.61% +224.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 57 (58.16%) SQL
2 51 (52.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (44.90%) Microsoft
4 42 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (36.73%) T-SQL
6 35 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (33.67%) Migration
8 31 (31.63%) ETL
9 29 (29.59%) XML
10 28 (28.57%) Data Migration
11 25 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (23.47%) .NET
13 22 (22.45%) C#
13 22 (22.45%) Web Services
14 21 (21.43%) WCF
15 20 (20.41%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (19.39%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (18.37%) SharePoint
17 18 (18.37%) SOAP
17 18 (18.37%) SQL Server 2005
18 16 (16.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 15 (15.31%) Replication
19 15 (15.31%) Data Warehouse
20 14 (14.29%) CRM
20 14 (14.29%) Data Modelling
20 14 (14.29%) ASP.NET
20 14 (14.29%) HTML
20 14 (14.29%) NHS
20 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
20 14 (14.29%) TDD

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 18 (18.37%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.16%) Lync
3 6 (6.12%) IIS
4 4 (4.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (3.06%) FileNet
5 3 (3.06%) Confluence
6 2 (2.04%) CMS
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.04%) Umbraco
6 2 (2.04%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.04%) JBoss
6 2 (2.04%) Apache
6 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.04%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.02%) LiveCycle
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) MS Office
1 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.02%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.12%) Office 365
3 4 (4.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) LAN
1 3 (3.06%) WAN
1 3 (3.06%) SAN
1 3 (3.06%) MPLS
1 3 (3.06%) Wireless
1 3 (3.06%) IP Telephony
1 3 (3.06%) Network Security
1 3 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (3.06%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (52.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 42 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 35 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (20.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (18.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (16.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (15.31%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (12.24%) SQL Server 2000
9 8 (8.16%) DTS
10 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (4.08%) MS Access
11 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
12 2 (2.04%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 2 (2.04%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (2.04%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 2 (2.04%) Cognos Transformer
12 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
12 2 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
12 2 (2.04%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 13 (13.27%) Visual Studio
1 13 (13.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (9.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.10%) Subversion
4 3 (3.06%) Maven
4 3 (3.06%) JIRA
4 3 (3.06%) NUnit
4 3 (3.06%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (3.06%) Hudson
5 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.04%) DbUnit
5 2 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.04%) Toad
5 2 (2.04%) JUnit
6 1 (1.02%) Ant
6 1 (1.02%) Selenium
6 1 (1.02%) Spock
General
1 7 (7.14%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Back Office
3 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (52.04%) Developer
2 29 (29.59%) SQL Developer
3 18 (18.37%) Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) DBA
5 11 (11.22%) SQL DBA
5 11 (11.22%) Data Analyst
6 10 (10.20%) Architect
7 8 (8.16%) SQL Server DBA
8 7 (7.14%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Administrator
9 5 (5.10%) Test Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (5.10%) CRM Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Server Administrator
10 4 (4.08%) Data Architect
10 4 (4.08%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.06%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Business Developer
11 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (29.59%) XML
2 23 (23.47%) .NET
3 22 (22.45%) Web Services
4 21 (21.43%) WCF
5 18 (18.37%) SOAP
6 14 (14.29%) HTML
6 14 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 12 (12.24%) CSS
8 9 (9.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (8.16%) .NET Framework
10 7 (7.14%) AngularJS
11 6 (6.12%) REST
11 6 (6.12%) jQuery
12 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (4.08%) HTML5
13 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 4 (4.08%) Spring
13 4 (4.08%) JSF
13 4 (4.08%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.31%) Replication
2 14 (14.29%) NHS
3 11 (11.22%) Clustering
4 6 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.08%) Open Source
6 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.06%) GIS
7 2 (2.04%) Taxonomies
7 2 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (2.04%) User Experience
8 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.12%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) UNIX
3 3 (3.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Migration
2 31 (31.63%) ETL
3 28 (28.57%) Data Migration
4 25 (25.51%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (19.39%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (14.29%) CRM
6 14 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 14 (14.29%) TDD
7 13 (13.27%) Scrum
8 12 (12.24%) MVC
9 7 (7.14%) Information Security
9 7 (7.14%) Data Mapping
9 7 (7.14%) Validation
10 5 (5.10%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.10%) RUP
11 4 (4.08%) ITIL
11 4 (4.08%) UML
11 4 (4.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 57 (58.16%) SQL
2 36 (36.73%) T-SQL
3 22 (22.45%) C#
4 13 (13.27%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.10%) Java
6 4 (4.08%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 3 (3.06%) VB
8 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.02%) C
9 1 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) VCP4
3 4 (4.08%) ISEB
4 2 (2.04%) Degree
4 2 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Windows Intune
2 2 (2.04%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 44 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.18%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) Cognos
4 4 (4.08%) Business Objects
4 4 (4.08%) Casewise
4 4 (4.08%) Sitecore
5 3 (3.06%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.06%) Cisco
5 3 (3.06%) Juniper
6 2 (2.04%) Informatica
6 2 (2.04%) ILOG
6 2 (2.04%) IBM
6 2 (2.04%) HP
6 2 (2.04%) EPiServer
6 2 (2.04%) Twitter
7 1 (1.02%) Splunk
7 1 (1.02%) Tableau
7 1 (1.02%) Kofax
7 1 (1.02%) Google
7 1 (1.02%) SAP
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