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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 60 80 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.00% 29.52% 22.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.44% 74.07% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 61 32
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £400 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
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
135 108 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 36.00% 39.85% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 83 39
Average daily rate £325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £145.00 £15.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+850.81% -39.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 35 (28.69%) Finance
1 35 (28.69%) Java
2 33 (27.05%) HTML
3 32 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (23.77%) SQL Server
5 25 (20.49%) JavaScript
5 25 (20.49%) XML
6 24 (19.67%) Microsoft
7 23 (18.85%) Web Services
8 21 (17.21%) Spring
9 20 (16.39%) Banking
9 20 (16.39%) SOAP
10 19 (15.57%) CSS
10 19 (15.57%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (14.75%) Scrum
12 17 (13.93%) TDD
12 17 (13.93%) Hibernate
13 16 (13.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (13.11%) .NET
14 15 (12.30%) J2EE
14 15 (12.30%) UML
14 15 (12.30%) Relational Database
15 14 (11.48%) BDD
15 14 (11.48%) Oracle
15 14 (11.48%) Maven
16 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (10.66%) ASP.NET
17 12 (9.84%) C#
17 12 (9.84%) OO

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (7.38%) SharePoint
1 9 (7.38%) SAS
2 5 (4.10%) Lync
2 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (4.10%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.10%) Apache
2 5 (4.10%) CMS
3 4 (3.28%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.46%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.82%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.82%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.82%) FileNet
Applications
1 11 (9.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) SPSS
2 2 (1.64%) MS Office
2 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (9.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.10%) SaaS
3 3 (2.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.28%) Internet
1 4 (3.28%) 3G
1 4 (3.28%) 2G
1 4 (3.28%) 4G
2 3 (2.46%) DHCP
2 3 (2.46%) HTTP
2 3 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.46%) VPN
2 3 (2.46%) DNS
3 2 (1.64%) SAN
3 2 (1.64%) SSL
4 1 (0.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.57%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (13.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (12.30%) Relational Database
5 12 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (9.02%) RDBMS
7 8 (6.56%) Data Mining
7 8 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (4.10%) MongoDB
9 5 (4.10%) MySQL
9 5 (4.10%) MS Access
10 4 (3.28%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.46%) DTS
12 2 (1.64%) Star Schema
12 2 (1.64%) Cognos Powerplay
12 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.64%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 2 (1.64%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (1.64%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 14 (11.48%) Maven
2 10 (8.20%) Apache Ivy
2 10 (8.20%) Ant
3 9 (7.38%) Selenium
4 8 (6.56%) JIRA
5 7 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.92%) eggPlant
6 6 (4.92%) SoapUI
7 5 (4.10%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.10%) Subversion
7 5 (4.10%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.10%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.28%) Toad
8 4 (3.28%) JUnit
8 4 (3.28%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.46%) Hudson
10 2 (1.64%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (1.64%) Mercurial
General
1 35 (28.69%) Finance
2 20 (16.39%) Banking
3 7 (5.74%) Retail
4 4 (3.28%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.46%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Legal
6 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (50.00%) Developer
2 38 (31.15%) Analyst
3 23 (18.85%) Java Developer
4 11 (9.02%) Business Analyst
5 10 (8.20%) MI Analyst
6 9 (7.38%) Data Analyst
6 9 (7.38%) Lead Business Analyst
7 8 (6.56%) .NET Developer
8 7 (5.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Perl Developer
9 5 (4.10%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) PHP Developer
10 4 (3.28%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.28%) QA Leader
11 3 (2.46%) SCCM Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) Developer Analyst
11 3 (2.46%) C++ Developer
11 3 (2.46%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.05%) HTML
2 25 (20.49%) XML
3 23 (18.85%) Web Services
4 21 (17.21%) Spring
5 20 (16.39%) SOAP
6 19 (15.57%) CSS
7 17 (13.93%) Hibernate
8 16 (13.11%) .NET
9 15 (12.30%) J2EE
10 13 (10.66%) ASP.NET
11 11 (9.02%) jQuery
11 11 (9.02%) REST
12 7 (5.74%) Ajax
12 7 (5.74%) RESTful
13 6 (4.92%) CSS3
13 6 (4.92%) HTML5
14 5 (4.10%) Mojolicious
14 5 (4.10%) Servlets
15 4 (3.28%) J2ME
15 4 (3.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.92%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.10%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.28%) Handset
5 4 (3.28%) Credit Risk
5 4 (3.28%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.46%) User Experience
6 3 (2.46%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.46%) GIS
7 2 (1.64%) Statistics
8 1 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.82%) Open Source
8 1 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.56%) Windows
2 7 (5.74%) Linux
3 5 (4.10%) UNIX
4 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.75%) Scrum
3 17 (13.93%) TDD
4 15 (12.30%) UML
5 14 (11.48%) BDD
6 12 (9.84%) OO
6 12 (9.84%) CRM
7 11 (9.02%) Software Engineering
7 11 (9.02%) RAD
8 10 (8.20%) Data Analysis
9 9 (7.38%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.38%) MVC
10 7 (5.74%) Document Management
10 7 (5.74%) Automated Testing
10 7 (5.74%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (5.74%) ETL
11 6 (4.92%) Regression Testing
11 6 (4.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.69%) Java
2 25 (20.49%) JavaScript
3 12 (9.84%) C#
4 10 (8.20%) VBA
5 6 (4.92%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.92%) Perl
5 6 (4.92%) PHP
6 5 (4.10%) Scala
6 5 (4.10%) VB
7 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.46%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.46%) VBScript
7 3 (2.46%) C++
8 2 (1.64%) XQuery
8 2 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.64%) Groovy
8 2 (1.64%) XPath
9 1 (0.82%) R
9 1 (0.82%) PHP5
9 1 (0.82%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 4 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.64%) MCSE
3 2 (1.64%) MCITP
3 2 (1.64%) MCTS
3 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.82%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.28%) Kibana
3 3 (2.46%) Windows Intune
3 3 (2.46%) SCCM
4 2 (1.64%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (19.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.48%) Oracle
3 7 (5.74%) Cognos
3 7 (5.74%) HP
4 5 (4.10%) Teradata
5 4 (3.28%) Apple
5 4 (3.28%) Sun
5 4 (3.28%) Business Objects
5 4 (3.28%) Sitecore
6 3 (2.46%) VMware
7 2 (1.64%) McAfee
8 1 (0.82%) Zend
8 1 (0.82%) SAP
8 1 (0.82%) IBM
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