The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 1 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 71 53 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 28.40% 16.16% 19.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 66.36% 38.69% 44.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 20
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£305 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.43% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.78% -3.27%
SQL
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Programming Languages Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
107 137 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 42.80% 41.77% 42.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 98 46
Average daily rate £338 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £30.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% +77.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Cardiff region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Cardiff region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL 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.

1 63 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 41 (26.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (25.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (24.68%) Oracle
5 37 (24.03%) Microsoft
6 35 (22.73%) PL/SQL
6 35 (22.73%) T-SQL
6 35 (22.73%) C#
7 32 (20.78%) Oracle Database
8 31 (20.13%) .NET
9 29 (18.83%) Oracle9i Database
9 29 (18.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
11 27 (17.53%) ETL
12 26 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (16.23%) MicroStrategy
14 24 (15.58%) XML
15 23 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (12.99%) Replication
17 20 (12.99%) SQL Server 2005
18 19 (12.34%) WCF
18 19 (12.34%) Migration
18 19 (12.34%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (11.04%) Performance Tuning
19 17 (11.04%) NHS
20 16 (10.39%) SharePoint
20 16 (10.39%) Web Services
20 16 (10.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 16 (10.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (10.39%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.14%) SAS
3 5 (3.25%) Lync
4 3 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.95%) IIS
4 3 (1.95%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.95%) Apache
5 2 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.30%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.30%) CMS
5 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.65%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.25%) SaaS
3 3 (1.95%) Office 365
4 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.60%) LAN
1 4 (2.60%) WAN
2 3 (1.95%) MPLS
2 3 (1.95%) Intranet
2 3 (1.95%) SAN
2 3 (1.95%) Wireless
2 3 (1.95%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (1.95%) NAS
2 3 (1.95%) Network Security
2 3 (1.95%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 41 (26.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (25.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (20.78%) Oracle Database
5 29 (18.83%) Oracle9i Database
5 29 (18.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
7 22 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (12.99%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (12.34%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (10.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (5.84%) DB2
13 8 (5.19%) MS Access
14 7 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (3.90%) Relational Database
16 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (2.60%) RDBMS
17 3 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
18 2 (1.30%) DTS
Development Applications
1 16 (10.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 14 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (8.44%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.95%) Rhino Mocks
4 3 (1.95%) Selenium
4 3 (1.95%) NUnit
5 2 (1.30%) Subversion
5 2 (1.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.30%) Toad
5 2 (1.30%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.30%) MSBuild
General
1 13 (8.44%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Banking
3 5 (3.25%) Marketing
4 4 (2.60%) Back Office
5 3 (1.95%) Publishing
5 3 (1.95%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (51.95%) Developer
2 29 (18.83%) SQL Developer
3 27 (17.53%) Analyst
4 20 (12.99%) DBA
5 16 (10.39%) SQL DBA
6 13 (8.44%) .NET Developer
6 13 (8.44%) Tester
7 12 (7.79%) AWS Developer
8 11 (7.14%) Microstrategy Developer
9 9 (5.84%) SQL Server DBA
10 8 (5.19%) Server Administrator
10 8 (5.19%) Administrator
11 7 (4.55%) Consultant
11 7 (4.55%) Data Analyst
12 6 (3.90%) Test Analyst
12 6 (3.90%) Software Developer
13 5 (3.25%) Business Analyst
13 5 (3.25%) MicroStrategy Consultant
14 4 (2.60%) Applications Support
15 3 (1.95%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.13%) .NET
2 24 (15.58%) XML
3 19 (12.34%) WCF
4 16 (10.39%) Web Services
5 14 (9.09%) SOAP
5 14 (9.09%) ASP.NET
6 12 (7.79%) CSS
6 12 (7.79%) HTML
6 12 (7.79%) HTML5
7 11 (7.14%) Ajax
8 10 (6.49%) .NET Framework
9 9 (5.84%) jQuery
9 9 (5.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 9 (5.84%) CSS3
10 8 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (3.90%) LINQ
12 3 (1.95%) REST
12 3 (1.95%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (1.95%) AngularJS
12 3 (1.95%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.99%) Replication
2 17 (11.04%) NHS
3 15 (9.74%) Clustering
4 9 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.25%) Credit Risk
7 4 (2.60%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.30%) User Experience
8 2 (1.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.79%) Windows
2 8 (5.19%) UNIX
3 3 (1.95%) AIX
3 3 (1.95%) Linux
3 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.53%) ETL
2 26 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (12.34%) Migration
5 17 (11.04%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (9.74%) CRM
7 14 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 13 (8.44%) MVC
9 10 (6.49%) ITIL
10 9 (5.84%) Scrum
10 9 (5.84%) Analytics
11 8 (5.19%) Automated Testing
11 8 (5.19%) TDD
12 7 (4.55%) Information Security
13 5 (3.25%) Service Management
13 5 (3.25%) UML
13 5 (3.25%) OOP
14 4 (2.60%) Data Analysis
14 4 (2.60%) Unit Testing
14 4 (2.60%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.73%) PL/SQL
1 35 (22.73%) T-SQL
1 35 (22.73%) C#
2 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.60%) PHP
4 3 (1.95%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.95%) Perl
4 3 (1.95%) Korn
5 2 (1.30%) VBA
5 2 (1.30%) Java
5 2 (1.30%) C++
6 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (5.19%) Degree
2 5 (3.25%) ISEB
3 3 (1.95%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) CISSP
4 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.65%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) QA
2 3 (1.95%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.65%) COSO
3 1 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (2.60%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.95%) Windows Intune
1 3 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (1.95%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (24.68%) Oracle
2 37 (24.03%) Microsoft
3 25 (16.23%) MicroStrategy
4 9 (5.84%) Teradata
5 4 (2.60%) Cisco
6 3 (1.95%) Remedy
6 3 (1.95%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.95%) Juniper
6 3 (1.95%) SAP
6 3 (1.95%) Cognos
7 2 (1.30%) Aprimo
7 2 (1.30%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.30%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.30%) Informatica
8 1 (0.65%) Tableau
8 1 (0.65%) Citrix
8 1 (0.65%) NetApp
8 1 (0.65%) Sage
8 1 (0.65%) VMware
8 1 (0.65%) LANDesk