The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 24 26
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.13% 5.76% 4.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.97% 19.75% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 12
Median daily rate £334 £300 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -8.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £242 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £594 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year - +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 78 81 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 23.78% 29.14% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 174 218
Median daily rate £355 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.46% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £200 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £513 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.31% -47.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (77.78%) T-SQL
4 6 (66.67%) ETL
4 6 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (55.56%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
6 4 (44.44%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (44.44%) Telematics
6 4 (44.44%) Migration
6 4 (44.44%) Scrum
6 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
6 4 (44.44%) ITIL
6 4 (44.44%) Star Schema
6 4 (44.44%) Logical Data Model
6 4 (44.44%) Physical Data Model
6 4 (44.44%) Dependency Management
7 3 (33.33%) SDLC
7 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
7 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (33.33%) System Testing
8 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (11.11%) TypeScript

SQL Server 2008
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (44.44%) Star Schema
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (11.11%) Couchbase
7 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
7 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Bitbucket
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) MbUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Mercurial
2 1 (11.11%) MSTest
2 1 (11.11%) NUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Developer
4 3 (33.33%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (22.22%) DBA
5 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL Developer
6 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 1 (11.11%) ETL Developer
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) CSS3
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ETL
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
3 4 (44.44%) Dependency Management
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (44.44%) Logical Data Model
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Physical Data Model
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Telematics
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft