Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 36 51
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 14 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.29% 3.12% 3.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.64% 11.56% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 28
Cardiff median daily rate £334 £475 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.74% +48.44% -8.57%
10th Percentile £162 £269 £245
90th Percentile £399 £594 £431
South Wales median daily rate £346 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -27.11% +11.76% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.08% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -43.08% +8.33% -

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 162 147 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 26.51% 26.97% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 118 235
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +14.81% +1.89%
10th Percentile £181 £203 £230
90th Percentile £450 £550 £438
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.75 £27.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% -25.00% +157.14%
South Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £56.25 £29.75
% change year-on-year -66.67% +89.08% +105.17%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Cardiff over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 November 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (92.86%) T-SQL
3 10 (71.43%) TOGAF
4 8 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (57.14%) NHS
5 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (35.71%) High Availability
6 5 (35.71%) .NET
6 5 (35.71%) C#
6 5 (35.71%) MVC
6 5 (35.71%) SDLC
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (28.57%) RESTful
7 4 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (28.57%) RedGate
7 4 (28.57%) SOAP
7 4 (28.57%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) XML
7 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
7 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (28.57%) HL7
8 3 (21.43%) Use Case
8 3 (21.43%) Degree
8 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) Star Schema
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Architect
1 7 (50.00%) Data Architect
1 7 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 6 (42.86%) Developer
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Architect
4 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 2 (14.29%) DBA
5 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (7.14%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) RESTful
2 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 4 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) NHS
2 7 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (28.57%) N-Tier
4 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) TOGAF
2 8 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (35.71%) High Availability
4 5 (35.71%) MVC
4 5 (35.71%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Use Case
6 3 (21.43%) Wireframes
7 2 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 2 (14.29%) Dependency Management
7 2 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (14.29%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
7 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
7 2 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (92.86%) T-SQL
3 5 (35.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) RedGate
3 2 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) AppSense
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) VMware