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 30 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
30 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 73 77 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.81% 28.84% 23.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.03% 71.96% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 56 35
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£325 £291 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% -19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £420 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £18.97 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.23% -5.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -10.00%
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
152 107 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 39.18% 40.07% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 81 42
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 £250 £238 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £89.50 £18.97 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+371.79% -0.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.10 £16.37 £13.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.90 £18.99 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 30 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 30 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 38 (28.36%) HTML
1 38 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 35 (26.12%) Java
2 35 (26.12%) Finance
3 31 (23.13%) XML
4 30 (22.39%) JavaScript
4 30 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (17.91%) CSS
6 23 (17.16%) Web Services
6 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
7 22 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (15.67%) Spring
8 21 (15.67%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (14.93%) SOAP
10 19 (14.18%) Banking
10 19 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (13.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (12.69%) Hibernate
13 16 (11.94%) Scrum
13 16 (11.94%) jQuery
14 15 (11.19%) TDD
14 15 (11.19%) T-SQL
14 15 (11.19%) J2EE
14 15 (11.19%) UML
15 14 (10.45%) OO
15 14 (10.45%) .NET
15 14 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (10.45%) Relational Database
16 13 (9.70%) Data Analysis
16 13 (9.70%) Maven

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (6.72%) Apache
1 9 (6.72%) SAS
2 6 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.24%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.49%) CMS
4 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.49%) Lync
4 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.75%) FileNet
Applications
1 10 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.49%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) SPSS
3 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.75%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.75%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.24%) Office 365
3 2 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.99%) Internet
2 3 (2.24%) 3G
2 3 (2.24%) 2G
2 3 (2.24%) DHCP
2 3 (2.24%) HTTP
2 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.24%) VPN
2 3 (2.24%) DNS
2 3 (2.24%) 4G
3 2 (1.49%) SSL
3 2 (1.49%) SAN
4 1 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (28.36%) SQL Server
2 22 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (15.67%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (13.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (10.45%) Relational Database
6 11 (8.21%) RDBMS
7 8 (5.97%) DTS
7 8 (5.97%) Data Mining
7 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (3.73%) MySQL
8 5 (3.73%) MongoDB
8 5 (3.73%) MS Access
9 4 (2.99%) Cognos Powerplay
9 4 (2.99%) Star Schema
9 4 (2.99%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.99%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 4 (2.99%) Cognos Report Studio
9 4 (2.99%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 4 (2.99%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 13 (9.70%) Maven
2 9 (6.72%) Ant
2 9 (6.72%) Selenium
2 9 (6.72%) Apache Ivy
3 7 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.22%) JIRA
4 5 (3.73%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.73%) SoapUI
4 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.73%) eggPlant
5 4 (2.99%) Subversion
5 4 (2.99%) WebDriver
5 4 (2.99%) JUnit
5 4 (2.99%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.24%) Toad
6 3 (2.24%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.24%) Hudson
6 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.49%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.49%) JBehave
General
1 35 (26.12%) Finance
2 19 (14.18%) Banking
3 8 (5.97%) Retail
4 4 (2.99%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.24%) Legal
5 3 (2.24%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 73 (54.48%) Developer
2 38 (28.36%) Analyst
3 23 (17.16%) Java Developer
4 10 (7.46%) Data Analyst
4 10 (7.46%) Business Analyst
4 10 (7.46%) MI Analyst
5 9 (6.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 8 (5.97%) PHP Developer
6 8 (5.97%) SQL Developer
7 7 (5.22%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.22%) Lead Business Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Perl Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Software Engineer
9 4 (2.99%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (2.99%) Test Leader
10 3 (2.24%) QA Leader
10 3 (2.24%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.24%) SCCM Engineer
10 3 (2.24%) Developer Analyst
10 3 (2.24%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (28.36%) HTML
2 31 (23.13%) XML
3 24 (17.91%) CSS
4 23 (17.16%) Web Services
5 21 (15.67%) Spring
6 20 (14.93%) SOAP
7 17 (12.69%) Hibernate
8 16 (11.94%) jQuery
9 15 (11.19%) J2EE
10 14 (10.45%) .NET
11 12 (8.96%) ASP.NET
11 12 (8.96%) Ajax
12 11 (8.21%) HTML5
12 11 (8.21%) CSS3
13 10 (7.46%) REST
14 8 (5.97%) JSON
15 7 (5.22%) RESTful
16 5 (3.73%) Servlets
16 5 (3.73%) Mojolicious
17 4 (2.99%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.22%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.48%) Visualisation
4 5 (3.73%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.99%) Credit Risk
5 4 (2.99%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.24%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.24%) User Experience
6 3 (2.24%) Data Extraction
6 3 (2.24%) Handset
7 2 (1.49%) GIS
7 2 (1.49%) Statistics
7 2 (1.49%) NHS
8 1 (0.75%) Open Source
8 1 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.22%) Windows
1 7 (5.22%) Linux
2 5 (3.73%) UNIX
3 3 (2.24%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (11.94%) Scrum
3 15 (11.19%) UML
3 15 (11.19%) TDD
4 14 (10.45%) OO
5 13 (9.70%) MVC
5 13 (9.70%) Data Analysis
6 12 (8.96%) Software Engineering
6 12 (8.96%) BDD
6 12 (8.96%) ETL
6 12 (8.96%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.21%) RAD
8 10 (7.46%) Migration
9 9 (6.72%) CRM
9 9 (6.72%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.97%) Data Migration
11 7 (5.22%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.22%) Change Control
12 6 (4.48%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (4.48%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.12%) Java
2 30 (22.39%) JavaScript
3 15 (11.19%) T-SQL
4 12 (8.96%) C#
5 11 (8.21%) PHP
6 10 (7.46%) VBA
7 7 (5.22%) VB
8 6 (4.48%) Perl
9 5 (3.73%) Scala
10 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.24%) C++
10 3 (2.24%) VBScript
10 3 (2.24%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.49%) XPath
11 2 (1.49%) XQuery
11 2 (1.49%) Groovy
12 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.75%) Ruby
12 1 (0.75%) PHP5
12 1 (0.75%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 4 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.24%) Degree
3 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.49%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.49%) MCSE
3 2 (1.49%) MCTS
3 2 (1.49%) MCITP
4 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.99%) Kibana
3 3 (2.24%) SCCM
3 3 (2.24%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.49%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.96%) Oracle
3 9 (6.72%) Cognos
4 6 (4.48%) Business Objects
4 6 (4.48%) HP
5 5 (3.73%) Teradata
6 3 (2.24%) VMware
6 3 (2.24%) Apple
6 3 (2.24%) Sun
7 2 (1.49%) McAfee
7 2 (1.49%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.75%) Zend
8 1 (0.75%) Sage
8 1 (0.75%) SAP
8 1 (0.75%) IBM
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Rate: Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
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