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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL 113 83 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.03% 28.04% 15.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 57.07% 58.04% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 61 34
Average daily rate £340 £350 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.69 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.60% +2.46%
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
198 143 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 47.37% 48.31% 35.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 106 68
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £110.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -79.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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.

1 124 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (41.49%) SQL Server
3 63 (26.14%) Java
4 62 (25.73%) XML
5 57 (23.65%) Microsoft
5 57 (23.65%) TDD
6 56 (23.24%) Scrum
7 54 (22.41%) OO
8 50 (20.75%) .NET
9 49 (20.33%) C#
9 49 (20.33%) Software Engineering
10 46 (19.09%) Finance
11 45 (18.67%) HTML
12 44 (18.26%) jQuery
13 42 (17.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 41 (17.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 39 (16.18%) MVC
15 39 (16.18%) SQL Server 2014
16 37 (15.35%) Unix
16 37 (15.35%) Cucumber
17 36 (14.94%) Selenium
17 36 (14.94%) Web Services
17 36 (14.94%) JavaScript
17 36 (14.94%) CSS
18 35 (14.52%) Perl
18 35 (14.52%) Oracle
18 35 (14.52%) T-SQL
18 35 (14.52%) Unit Testing
18 35 (14.52%) RESTful
19 33 (13.69%) MongoDB

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 17 (7.05%) IIS
2 15 (6.22%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (5.81%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.39%) Tomcat
5 10 (4.15%) Apache
6 7 (2.90%) SAS
7 6 (2.49%) Apache Solr
7 6 (2.49%) WebSphere
7 6 (2.49%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.66%) ArcGIS
8 4 (1.66%) Confluence
8 4 (1.66%) JBoss
9 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.41%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.41%) Mule
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.98%) MS Office
3 6 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) Primavera
3 1 (0.41%) Line 500
3 1 (0.41%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.07%) Office 365
3 2 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.05%) HTTP
2 13 (5.39%) Internet
3 6 (2.49%) SAN
4 5 (2.07%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.66%) NAS
5 4 (1.66%) Network Security
6 3 (1.24%) VPN
7 2 (0.83%) LDAP
8 1 (0.41%) Firewall
8 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.41%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.41%) SSH
8 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (41.49%) SQL Server
2 42 (17.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (17.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 39 (16.18%) SQL Server 2014
5 33 (13.69%) MongoDB
5 33 (13.69%) NoSQL
6 26 (10.79%) Redis
7 25 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (10.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (7.88%) Oracle Database
9 18 (7.47%) Relational Database
10 14 (5.81%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (4.98%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (4.56%) RDBMS
12 11 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (3.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (3.73%) MS Access
14 8 (3.32%) Oracle9i Database
15 5 (2.07%) MySQL
15 5 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (15.35%) Cucumber
2 36 (14.94%) Selenium
3 31 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (7.47%) Subversion
5 14 (5.81%) Git (software)
6 12 (4.98%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.73%) JIRA
7 9 (3.73%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.32%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.90%) Hudson
10 6 (2.49%) Maven
11 5 (2.07%) Mercurial
11 5 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (2.07%) SpecFlow
12 4 (1.66%) Concordion
12 4 (1.66%) Spock
13 3 (1.24%) CruiseControl
13 3 (1.24%) Geb
13 3 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (1.24%) QAComplete
General
1 46 (19.09%) Finance
2 22 (9.13%) Legal
3 12 (4.98%) Back Office
4 9 (3.73%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.24%) Banking
6 2 (0.83%) Advertising
6 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 157 (65.15%) Developer
2 72 (29.88%) SQL Developer
3 35 (14.52%) .NET Developer
4 30 (12.45%) Analyst
5 27 (11.20%) Java Developer
6 22 (9.13%) SQL Server Developer
7 19 (7.88%) Tester
8 17 (7.05%) Test Analyst
9 16 (6.64%) SQL Analyst
10 15 (6.22%) DBA
11 12 (4.98%) Perl Developer
12 10 (4.15%) SQL DBA
13 8 (3.32%) Architect
13 8 (3.32%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (3.32%) C# Developer
13 8 (3.32%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.90%) Access Developer
14 7 (2.90%) Agile Developer
14 7 (2.90%) Software Developer
14 7 (2.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (25.73%) XML
2 50 (20.75%) .NET
3 45 (18.67%) HTML
4 44 (18.26%) jQuery
5 36 (14.94%) CSS
5 36 (14.94%) Web Services
6 35 (14.52%) RESTful
7 27 (11.20%) ASP.NET
7 27 (11.20%) Mojolicious
8 26 (10.79%) Kafka
9 24 (9.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (8.71%) SOAP
11 19 (7.88%) Ajax
12 18 (7.47%) .NET Framework
13 17 (7.05%) Hibernate
13 17 (7.05%) WCF
14 16 (6.64%) Entity Framework
15 15 (6.22%) OAuth2
16 14 (5.81%) Spring
17 11 (4.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.37%) NHS
2 11 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.73%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (2.49%) Clustering
5 5 (2.07%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.66%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.24%) AS400
8 2 (0.83%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.83%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) BBC
9 1 (0.41%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.41%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.41%) iSeries
9 1 (0.41%) PACS
9 1 (0.41%) PKI
9 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.35%) Unix
2 30 (12.45%) Windows
3 18 (7.47%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.73%) Linux
7 4 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.41%) CentOS
9 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (51.45%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.65%) TDD
3 56 (23.24%) Scrum
4 54 (22.41%) OO
5 49 (20.33%) Software Engineering
6 39 (16.18%) MVC
7 35 (14.52%) Unit Testing
8 26 (10.79%) OOP
9 23 (9.54%) ETL
10 22 (9.13%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (8.30%) Migration
12 16 (6.64%) Data Migration
13 15 (6.22%) CRM
14 14 (5.81%) UML
15 13 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (5.39%) Data Security
15 13 (5.39%) High Availability
15 13 (5.39%) SDLC
16 12 (4.98%) Data Modelling
17 11 (4.56%) MSF
Programming Languages
1 63 (26.14%) Java
2 49 (20.33%) C#
3 36 (14.94%) JavaScript
4 35 (14.52%) Perl
4 35 (14.52%) T-SQL
5 28 (11.62%) Scala
6 27 (11.20%) Go
7 17 (7.05%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.49%) Ruby
8 6 (2.49%) XPath
9 5 (2.07%) ANSI SQL
9 5 (2.07%) C++
9 5 (2.07%) RPG
10 4 (1.66%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.24%) PHP
11 3 (1.24%) VC++
12 2 (0.83%) Python
13 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.41%) VBA
13 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (9.96%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.98%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.15%) ISEB
4 9 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.90%) Degree
6 4 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.66%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.24%) MCSA
7 3 (1.24%) MCSE
7 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.49%) Shibboleth
3 4 (1.66%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.66%) vSphere
4 2 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.41%) KVM
5 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Ansible
2 1 (0.41%) Cacti
2 1 (0.41%) Nagios
2 1 (0.41%) OpenNMS
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.41%) SCCM
2 1 (0.41%) yum
2 1 (0.41%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 57 (23.65%) Microsoft
2 35 (14.52%) Oracle
3 14 (5.81%) Red Gate
4 12 (4.98%) Informatica
4 12 (4.98%) Teradata
5 6 (2.49%) Cisco
5 6 (2.49%) IBM
6 4 (1.66%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.66%) Juniper
6 4 (1.66%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (1.66%) VMware
7 3 (1.24%) ESRI
7 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.24%) Twitter
8 2 (0.83%) Adobe
8 2 (0.83%) Citrix
8 2 (0.83%) Sage
8 2 (0.83%) SAP
8 2 (0.83%) Tableau
8 2 (0.83%) Veeam
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