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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 69 72 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.40% 25.71% 18.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.52% 65.45% 50.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 24
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£350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £250 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £400 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £24.25 £18.99 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.73% -5.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.06 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.40% -20.47%
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
155 110 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 41.33% 39.29% 35.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 80 45
Average daily rate £350 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £385 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £18.99 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.08% -0.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.11 £13.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.80 £19.17 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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 31 October 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
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 31 October 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 48 (34.53%) SQL Server
2 38 (27.34%) HTML
3 32 (23.02%) JavaScript
3 32 (23.02%) Finance
4 29 (20.86%) Java
4 29 (20.86%) XML
5 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
5 28 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (18.71%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (17.27%) CSS
7 24 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (15.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (14.39%) Banking
10 18 (12.95%) TDD
10 18 (12.95%) Web Services
11 17 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (12.23%) Spring
11 17 (12.23%) jQuery
11 17 (12.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (11.51%) Scrum
12 16 (11.51%) T-SQL
12 16 (11.51%) .NET
13 15 (10.79%) UML
13 15 (10.79%) ETL
13 15 (10.79%) SAS
13 15 (10.79%) Data Analysis
14 14 (10.07%) Ajax
14 14 (10.07%) Hibernate
14 14 (10.07%) J2EE

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 15 (10.79%) SAS
2 9 (6.47%) Apache
3 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.88%) ArcGIS
5 3 (2.16%) CMS
5 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.16%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (2.16%) Lync
5 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.72%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.72%) FileNet
Applications
1 11 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.16%) MS Office
4 2 (1.44%) SPSS
4 2 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.72%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.72%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.16%) SaaS
2 3 (2.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.88%) Internet
2 3 (2.16%) 3G
2 3 (2.16%) 2G
2 3 (2.16%) DHCP
2 3 (2.16%) HTTP
2 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.16%) VPN
2 3 (2.16%) DNS
2 3 (2.16%) 4G
3 2 (1.44%) SSL
3 2 (1.44%) SAN
4 1 (0.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (34.53%) SQL Server
2 26 (18.71%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (17.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (15.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (12.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (10.07%) Relational Database
7 11 (7.91%) RDBMS
8 10 (7.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (5.76%) DTS
9 8 (5.76%) Data Mining
10 6 (4.32%) MS Access
11 5 (3.60%) Hadoop
11 5 (3.60%) MySQL
12 4 (2.88%) MongoDB
12 4 (2.88%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 4 (2.88%) Cognos Report Studio
12 4 (2.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 4 (2.88%) Cognos Transformer
12 4 (2.88%) Cognos Powerplay
12 4 (2.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.76%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.76%) Maven
3 7 (5.04%) Selenium
4 6 (4.32%) Ant
4 6 (4.32%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (3.60%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.60%) Subversion
5 5 (3.60%) Toad
5 5 (3.60%) JIRA
6 4 (2.88%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.88%) JUnit
6 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (2.16%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.16%) eggPlant
7 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.16%) Hudson
8 2 (1.44%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.44%) JBehave
General
1 32 (23.02%) Finance
2 20 (14.39%) Banking
3 9 (6.47%) Retail
4 4 (2.88%) Retail Banking
4 4 (2.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 71 (51.08%) Developer
2 47 (33.81%) Analyst
3 19 (13.67%) Java Developer
4 14 (10.07%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 11 (7.91%) MI Analyst
6 11 (7.91%) Data Analyst
7 10 (7.19%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.76%) Lead Business Analyst
8 8 (5.76%) PHP Developer
9 7 (5.04%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.60%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Business Developer
11 4 (2.88%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) Perl Developer
11 4 (2.88%) Senior Software Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Developer Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) Test Leader
12 3 (2.16%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (27.34%) HTML
2 29 (20.86%) XML
3 24 (17.27%) CSS
4 18 (12.95%) Web Services
5 17 (12.23%) Spring
5 17 (12.23%) jQuery
6 16 (11.51%) .NET
7 14 (10.07%) J2EE
7 14 (10.07%) SOAP
7 14 (10.07%) Hibernate
7 14 (10.07%) Ajax
8 13 (9.35%) ASP.NET
8 13 (9.35%) HTML5
8 13 (9.35%) CSS3
9 12 (8.63%) REST
10 8 (5.76%) JSON
11 6 (4.32%) RESTful
11 6 (4.32%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (3.60%) AngularJS
12 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.04%) Credit Risk
3 6 (4.32%) Visualisation
4 5 (3.60%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.60%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.60%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.88%) User Experience
6 3 (2.16%) NHS
6 3 (2.16%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.16%) Handset
7 2 (1.44%) GIS
7 2 (1.44%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.44%) Statistics
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.72%) Replication
8 1 (0.72%) Open Source
8 1 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.76%) Windows
1 8 (5.76%) Linux
2 4 (2.88%) UNIX
3 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (12.95%) TDD
3 17 (12.23%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (11.51%) Scrum
5 15 (10.79%) ETL
5 15 (10.79%) Data Analysis
5 15 (10.79%) UML
6 14 (10.07%) MVC
7 13 (9.35%) OO
8 12 (8.63%) BDD
9 11 (7.91%) RAD
9 11 (7.91%) Software Engineering
9 11 (7.91%) Migration
10 10 (7.19%) CRM
11 8 (5.76%) Validation
11 8 (5.76%) Change Control
11 8 (5.76%) Data Migration
12 7 (5.04%) Unit Testing
12 7 (5.04%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.02%) JavaScript
2 29 (20.86%) Java
3 16 (11.51%) T-SQL
4 14 (10.07%) C#
5 11 (7.91%) PHP
6 10 (7.19%) VBA
7 7 (5.04%) VB
8 5 (3.60%) Perl
9 4 (2.88%) Scala
10 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.16%) VBScript
10 3 (2.16%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.44%) XQuery
11 2 (1.44%) Groovy
11 2 (1.44%) XPath
11 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.44%) C++
12 1 (0.72%) PHP5
12 1 (0.72%) PHP4
12 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (2.16%) Degree
1 3 (2.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (1.44%) MCSE
2 2 (1.44%) ISEB
2 2 (1.44%) MCTS
2 2 (1.44%) MCITP
3 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.16%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.88%) Kibana
3 3 (2.16%) SCCM
3 3 (2.16%) Windows Intune
4 2 (1.44%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.63%) Oracle
3 11 (7.91%) Cognos
4 7 (5.04%) Business Objects
5 6 (4.32%) HP
6 5 (3.60%) Teradata
7 3 (2.16%) Sitecore
7 3 (2.16%) Apple
7 3 (2.16%) VMware
7 3 (2.16%) Sun
8 2 (1.44%) Informatica
8 2 (1.44%) McAfee
9 1 (0.72%) Sage
9 1 (0.72%) Tableau
9 1 (0.72%) Google
9 1 (0.72%) Zend
9 1 (0.72%) SAP
9 1 (0.72%) IBM
Cardiff
Orgtel
Rate: £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago