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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 47 12
Rank change year-on-year +10 -35  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 13 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.60% 3.12% 10.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.22% 11.61% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 24
Median daily rate £350 £305 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +12.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £334
% change year-on-year -0.63% +5.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.63 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

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 90 112 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 27.11% 26.86% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 70 70
Median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £193 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.63 £20.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.60% -5.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £17.10 £19.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.50 £22.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) MbUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Mercurial
1 1 (33.33%) MSTest
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) CSS3
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) HTML5
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) ATDD
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test-First Development
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft