The median contractor rate for a SQL Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Developer
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 39 49 26
Rank change year-on-year +10 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Developer 2 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.59% 2.63% 4.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 2.66% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 9
Median daily rate £350 £410 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +46.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £277 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £465 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £51.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -21.56% +41.66%  

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 325 414 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.59% 98.81% 98.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 293 197
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 10
Median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Developer in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Developer in Cardiff

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (37.50%) ETL
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (25.00%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (12.50%) Informatica
5 1 (12.50%) Advertising
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) CMS
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) JavaScript

SQL Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
2 1 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Flow Diagram
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) OOP
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
3 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Informatica
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) RedGate
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore