Period
to 24 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 24 March 2019 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 (MS SQL)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 7 19
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 120 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.02% 15.50% 8.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.77% 49.79% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 82 42
Cardiff median daily rate £398 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.57% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £207 £166
90th Percentile £556 £440 £507
South Wales median daily rate £415 £370 £325
% change year-on-year +12.16% +13.85% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £26.11 £18.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.23% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £33.25 £57.50
% change year-on-year -29.35% -42.17% +35.97%

SQL Server 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 172 241 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 20.14% 31.14% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 155 150
Cardiff median daily rate £395 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £282 £271 £185
90th Percentile £571 £450 £550
South Wales median daily rate £425 £390 £425
% change year-on-year +8.97% -8.24% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Cardiff median hourly rate £30.55 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.80% -11.63% -12.24%
10th Percentile £25.69 £16.90 £17.15
90th Percentile £34.26 £28.10 £37.50
South Wales median hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -20.85% -25.93% +65.31%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Cardiff

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Cardiff

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cardiff over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Cardiff

SQL Server
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 in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 44 (57.14%) SQL
2 33 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.86%) .NET
2 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 29 (37.66%) C#
4 19 (24.68%) Test Automation
5 17 (22.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (20.78%) Windows
7 15 (19.48%) SOAP
7 15 (19.48%) XML
7 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (18.18%) Project Management
9 13 (16.88%) DevOps
9 13 (16.88%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (15.58%) Git (software)
10 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio
11 11 (14.29%) Web Services
11 11 (14.29%) Migration
12 10 (12.99%) Regression Testing
12 10 (12.99%) NHS
13 9 (11.69%) JIRA
14 8 (10.39%) QA
14 8 (10.39%) Selenium
14 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
14 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
14 8 (10.39%) SaaS
14 8 (10.39%) Docker
14 8 (10.39%) Spring Boot
14 8 (10.39%) Waterfall

SQL Server
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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.39%) Apache
2 6 (7.79%) Confluence
2 6 (7.79%) IIS
3 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.39%) SaaS
3 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) Office 365
4 2 (2.60%) PaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) DSL
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) SSL
3 1 (1.30%) FTP
3 1 (1.30%) LAN
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.30%) VPN
3 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (16.88%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (10.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.49%) MySQL
5 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (2.60%) MS Access
8 2 (2.60%) Power BI
8 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.30%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.30%) OLAP
9 1 (1.30%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.30%) OLTP
9 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (15.58%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.58%) Visual Studio
3 9 (11.69%) JIRA
4 8 (10.39%) Selenium
5 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.79%) SoapUI
6 6 (7.79%) Vagrant
7 5 (6.49%) SpecFlow
8 4 (5.19%) Subversion
9 3 (3.90%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (1.30%) Artifactory
11 1 (1.30%) Maven
11 1 (1.30%) MbUnit
11 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
11 1 (1.30%) MSTest
11 1 (1.30%) NUnit
11 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (10.39%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Law
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (45.45%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Architect
4 9 (11.69%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (10.39%) Java Developer
6 7 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.79%) SQL Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Data Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Agile Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (3.90%) QA Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) QA Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Test Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Test Automation Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (42.86%) .NET
2 15 (19.48%) SOAP
2 15 (19.48%) XML
3 11 (14.29%) Web Services
4 8 (10.39%) Hibernate
4 8 (10.39%) Spring
4 8 (10.39%) Spring Boot
5 7 (9.09%) HTML
6 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.79%) J2EE
6 6 (7.79%) JSON
6 6 (7.79%) WCF
7 5 (6.49%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.49%) Gherkin
7 5 (6.49%) Middleware
7 5 (6.49%) RESTful
7 5 (6.49%) Struts
8 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
8 4 (5.19%) CSS
8 4 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) NHS
2 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.30%) AS400
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.78%) Windows
2 7 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.79%) Linux
4 5 (6.49%) Unix
5 1 (1.30%) VMS
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (24.68%) Test Automation
3 14 (18.18%) Project Management
4 13 (16.88%) DevOps
5 11 (14.29%) Migration
6 10 (12.99%) Regression Testing
7 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
7 8 (10.39%) Waterfall
8 7 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Performance Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
8 7 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 6 (7.79%) API Development
9 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.79%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.79%) Software Testing
9 6 (7.79%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (57.14%) SQL
2 29 (37.66%) C#
3 8 (10.39%) Java
3 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.09%) Groovy
5 6 (7.79%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.90%) Java 8
7 3 (3.90%) Python
8 2 (2.60%) C
8 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.60%) VBA
9 1 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.90%) CISSP
3 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.90%) MCP
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (2.60%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.30%) CCNA
5 1 (1.30%) CCNP
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.30%) MCSE
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.39%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (5.19%) Ansible
3 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.30%) Kibana
Vendors
1 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle
2 8 (10.39%) SAP
3 3 (3.90%) Micro Focus
4 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.60%) Twitter
5 1 (1.30%) Capita
5 1 (1.30%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) NetApp
5 1 (1.30%) VMware