Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 9 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 115 77 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.91% 12.66% 8.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.63% 46.95% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 48 40
Cardiff median daily rate £369 £346 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.50% +15.32% -7.62%
10th Percentile £285 £169 £185
90th Percentile £526 £420 £513
South Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £313
% change year-on-year +14.29% +12.00% -8.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £26.11 £18.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.11% -43.08% -9.72%
10th Percentile £24.66 £16.75 £30.75
90th Percentile £27.55 £20.45 £34.25
South Wales median hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year +28.35% -67.83% +91.67%

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 252 164 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 28.28% 26.97% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 96 122
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +13.97%
10th Percentile £285 £179 £203
90th Percentile £548 £450 £550
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.43 £19.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.25% -29.63% +10.20%
10th Percentile £11.18 £16.75 £22.43
90th Percentile £32.77 £27.77 £32.98
South Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £19.00 £56.25
% change year-on-year +23.63% -66.22% +108.33%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018, 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 69 (60.00%) SQL
2 50 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 40 (34.78%) JIRA
5 39 (33.91%) Test Automation
6 38 (33.04%) Git (software)
7 32 (27.83%) Oracle
8 31 (26.96%) MySQL
9 30 (26.09%) .NET
10 29 (25.22%) QA
11 27 (23.48%) Project Management
12 26 (22.61%) C#
13 24 (20.87%) Regression Testing
14 23 (20.00%) Subversion
14 23 (20.00%) Cucumber
14 23 (20.00%) SDLC
15 22 (19.13%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Azure
16 21 (18.26%) SOAP
17 20 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (17.39%) Test Management
18 19 (16.52%) Selenium
18 19 (16.52%) Windows
19 18 (15.65%) User Acceptance Testing
20 16 (13.91%) Java
20 16 (13.91%) Product Management
21 14 (12.17%) Confluence
21 14 (12.17%) Jenkins
21 14 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
21 14 (12.17%) Python

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 14 (12.17%) Confluence
2 8 (6.96%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (5.22%) IIS
4 3 (2.61%) Apache
4 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.87%) JBoss
6 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.87%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.61%) IaaS
3 3 (2.61%) PaaS
4 2 (1.74%) NuGet
4 2 (1.74%) Office 365
4 2 (1.74%) SaaS
4 2 (1.74%) Serverless
5 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.74%) DNS
2 2 (1.74%) DSL
2 2 (1.74%) Firewall
2 2 (1.74%) Internet
2 2 (1.74%) LAN
2 2 (1.74%) SAN
2 2 (1.74%) SSH
2 2 (1.74%) SSL
2 2 (1.74%) tcpdump
2 2 (1.74%) VPN
2 2 (1.74%) WAN
3 1 (0.87%) FTP
3 1 (0.87%) HTTP
3 1 (0.87%) Intranet
3 1 (0.87%) NAS
3 1 (0.87%) VLAN
3 1 (0.87%) VoIP
3 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.96%) MySQL
2 20 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (11.30%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (9.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.48%) MS Access
8 4 (3.48%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.61%) Big Data
9 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.74%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.74%) Power BI
11 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 40 (34.78%) JIRA
2 38 (33.04%) Git (software)
3 23 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 23 (20.00%) Subversion
4 19 (16.52%) Selenium
5 14 (12.17%) Jenkins
5 14 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (10.43%) Visual Studio
7 10 (8.70%) Artifactory
7 10 (8.70%) Maven
8 8 (6.96%) JUnit
8 8 (6.96%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.61%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.74%) MSTest
10 2 (1.74%) NUnit
10 2 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.74%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (11.30%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.48%) Banking
3 4 (3.48%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Law
4 2 (1.74%) Publishing
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (38.26%) Developer
2 20 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 17 (14.78%) Analyst
4 15 (13.04%) Test Automation Engineer
5 14 (12.17%) Test Analyst
6 12 (10.43%) .NET Developer
6 12 (10.43%) Java Developer
7 11 (9.57%) QA Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Quality Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Software Test Engineer
9 8 (6.96%) SQL Developer
10 7 (6.09%) Architect
10 7 (6.09%) QA Test Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) DBA
11 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 6 (5.22%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 5 (4.35%) C# Developer
12 5 (4.35%) QA Automation Analyst
12 5 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
12 5 (4.35%) Software Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.09%) .NET
2 21 (18.26%) SOAP
3 13 (11.30%) HTML
3 13 (11.30%) XML
4 12 (10.43%) CSS
4 12 (10.43%) Hibernate
4 12 (10.43%) Spring
4 12 (10.43%) Spring Boot
5 11 (9.57%) AngularJS
6 10 (8.70%) J2EE
7 9 (7.83%) .NET Framework
8 8 (6.96%) JMS
8 8 (6.96%) JSF
8 8 (6.96%) Node.js
9 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET
9 6 (5.22%) Entity Framework
9 6 (5.22%) jQuery
10 5 (4.35%) WCF
10 5 (4.35%) Web Services
11 4 (3.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.96%) NHS
2 6 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.87%) AS400
6 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.52%) Windows
2 11 (9.57%) Linux
3 10 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.09%) Unix
5 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) Android
7 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.87%) Debian
7 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (33.91%) Test Automation
3 27 (23.48%) Project Management
4 24 (20.87%) Regression Testing
5 23 (20.00%) SDLC
6 22 (19.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (17.39%) Test Management
8 18 (15.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (13.91%) Product Management
10 14 (12.17%) Migration
11 10 (8.70%) DevOps
11 10 (8.70%) MVC
11 10 (8.70%) Scrum
12 9 (7.83%) ITIL
13 8 (6.96%) System Integration Testing
14 7 (6.09%) API Development
14 7 (6.09%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (6.09%) Test Strategy
15 6 (5.22%) Integration Testing
15 6 (5.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (60.00%) SQL
2 26 (22.61%) C#
3 16 (13.91%) Java
4 14 (12.17%) Python
5 13 (11.30%) JavaScript
6 10 (8.70%) Groovy
6 10 (8.70%) Java 8
7 8 (6.96%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.22%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.35%) VBA
10 4 (3.48%) C++
11 3 (2.61%) Perl
11 3 (2.61%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.61%) Ruby
12 2 (1.74%) C
12 2 (1.74%) R
12 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.87%) PHP
13 1 (0.87%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.87%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (10.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.48%) Degree
5 3 (2.61%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.74%) CISSP
6 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.74%) MCP
6 2 (1.74%) MCSE
6 2 (1.74%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.87%) CCNA
7 1 (0.87%) CCNP
7 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) ISEB
7 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.87%) MCITP
7 1 (0.87%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (25.22%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.61%) GDPR
3 2 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.22%) Docker
3 2 (1.74%) iptables
3 2 (1.74%) NFS
3 2 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.87%) vSphere
4 1 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (4.35%) Ansible
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (4.35%) SCOM
3 3 (2.61%) Puppet
4 2 (1.74%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.87%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.87%) Packer
5 1 (0.87%) SCCM
5 1 (0.87%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.87%) SCSM
Vendors
1 45 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 32 (27.83%) Oracle
3 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.61%) SAP
3 3 (2.61%) Teradata
3 3 (2.61%) VMware
4 2 (1.74%) Cloudera
4 2 (1.74%) Hortonworks
4 2 (1.74%) Remedy
4 2 (1.74%) Tableau
5 1 (0.87%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.87%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.87%) Capita
5 1 (0.87%) Citrix
5 1 (0.87%) IBM
5 1 (0.87%) NetApp
5 1 (0.87%) Veeam
5 1 (0.87%) Xamarin