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 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 (MS SQL)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.76% 15.11% 16.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.03% 51.85% 47.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 40 41
Median daily rate £343 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.60% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £182 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £594 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £336
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.08%  
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 £39.50 £32.58 £23.25
% change year-on-year +21.24% +40.11%  

SQL Server 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
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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 32 (55.17%) SQL
2 31 (53.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (32.76%) XML
5 18 (31.03%) Oracle
5 18 (31.03%) Migration
5 18 (31.03%) Data Migration
6 17 (29.31%) ITIL
7 16 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (25.86%) Project Management
9 14 (24.14%) ETL
9 14 (24.14%) T-SQL
9 14 (24.14%) Release Management
10 12 (20.69%) IBM Integration Bus
10 12 (20.69%) WebSphere
10 12 (20.69%) JCAPS
10 12 (20.69%) PRINCE2
10 12 (20.69%) Windows
10 12 (20.69%) IBM
10 12 (20.69%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
10 12 (20.69%) InterSystems
10 12 (20.69%) Fiorano
11 11 (18.97%) .NET
11 11 (18.97%) HL7
12 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (17.24%) C#
12 10 (17.24%) XSLT
12 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
12 10 (17.24%) Business Intelligence

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 12 (20.69%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (20.69%) JCAPS
1 12 (20.69%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.34%) SAS
3 3 (5.17%) Tornado
4 2 (3.45%) CMS
4 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) DNS
1 1 (1.72%) Firewall
1 1 (1.72%) LAN
1 1 (1.72%) LDAP
1 1 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.72%) SSH
1 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.72%) tcpdump
1 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (53.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (17.24%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (12.07%) MySQL
5 7 (12.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (10.34%) Hadoop
6 6 (10.34%) QlikView
6 6 (10.34%) RDBMS
6 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
7 4 (6.90%) Star Schema
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.17%) SQLite
9 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
3 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
4 6 (10.34%) ERwin
4 6 (10.34%) SoapUI
5 5 (8.62%) JIRA
5 5 (8.62%) Selenium
5 5 (8.62%) Subversion
6 4 (6.90%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.45%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.72%) Hudson
8 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.72%) MSTest
8 1 (1.72%) NuGet
8 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (3.45%) Advertising
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Back Office
2 1 (1.72%) Publishing
2 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Developer
2 9 (15.52%) Analyst
3 8 (13.79%) SQL Developer
4 7 (12.07%) .NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Lead Test Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Architect
5 6 (10.34%) Data Architect
5 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.90%) Applications Support Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) DBA
6 4 (6.90%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) SQL DBA
6 4 (6.90%) SSIS Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Support Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Quality Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) XML
2 12 (20.69%) IBM Integration Bus
3 11 (18.97%) .NET
4 10 (17.24%) XSLT
5 8 (13.79%) ASP.NET
5 8 (13.79%) SOAP
6 6 (10.34%) CSS
6 6 (10.34%) HTML
6 6 (10.34%) jQuery
6 6 (10.34%) LINQ
7 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
8 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (6.90%) Entity Framework
9 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.17%) CSS3
9 3 (5.17%) Flask
9 3 (5.17%) HTML5
9 3 (5.17%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) NHS
2 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.45%) Life Science
3 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Solaris
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.03%) Data Migration
2 18 (31.03%) Migration
3 17 (29.31%) ITIL
4 15 (25.86%) Project Management
5 14 (24.14%) ETL
5 14 (24.14%) Release Management
6 12 (20.69%) PRINCE2
6 12 (20.69%) Service Delivery
7 10 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (15.52%) MVC
8 9 (15.52%) SDLC
9 8 (13.79%) Data Modelling
10 7 (12.07%) Analytics
10 7 (12.07%) Scrum
10 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Business Analysis
11 6 (10.34%) Data Architecture
11 6 (10.34%) Data Management
11 6 (10.34%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (55.17%) SQL
2 14 (24.14%) T-SQL
3 10 (17.24%) C#
4 9 (15.52%) C++
5 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.17%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.72%) Java
8 1 (1.72%) JCL
8 1 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) ISTQB
2 7 (12.07%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) HL7
2 6 (10.34%) Data Quality
3 5 (8.62%) QA
4 4 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.72%) Docker
3 1 (1.72%) iptables
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.72%) NFS
3 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.72%) vSphere
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Control-M
1 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Oracle
2 12 (20.69%) Fiorano
2 12 (20.69%) IBM
2 12 (20.69%) InterSystems
3 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.24%) VMware
4 8 (13.79%) Informatica
5 6 (10.34%) Ab Initio
5 6 (10.34%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (10.34%) Netezza
5 6 (10.34%) Tableau
5 6 (10.34%) Teradata
6 2 (3.45%) Citrix
6 2 (3.45%) NetApp
6 2 (3.45%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.72%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) Remedy
7 1 (1.72%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) Sun