The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL Developer
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 32 29
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 12 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.66% 2.49% 3.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.85% 2.57% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 10
Median daily rate £370 £313 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.40% +22.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +7.48% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 312 272 326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.12% 96.80% 97.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 186 264
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £194 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

SQL Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured SQL Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Developer in Cardiff

SQL Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Developer in Cardiff

SQL Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in Cardiff

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, SQL Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring SQL Developer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (50.00%) WCF
4 7 (50.00%) LINQ
4 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
4 7 (50.00%) RDBMS
4 7 (50.00%) C#
4 7 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) Oracle
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (50.00%) OOP
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (42.86%) Code First Entity Framework
5 6 (42.86%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (42.86%) Oracle9i Database
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) WinForms
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (42.86%) Informatics
6 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 5 (35.71%) Degree

SQL Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle9i Database
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Star Schema
6 1 (7.14%) DTS
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (35.71%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (50.00%) Entity Framework
1 7 (50.00%) LINQ
1 7 (50.00%) WCF
2 6 (42.86%) Code First Entity Framework
2 6 (42.86%) WinForms
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) OOP
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
2 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Informatics
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) UML
5 4 (28.57%) ETL
5 4 (28.57%) MVVM
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
6 3 (21.43%) System Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Telematics
7 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
3 1 (7.14%) RedGate