Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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 (MS SQL)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 14 8
Rank change year-on-year +6 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 52 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.77% 9.40% 16.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.43% 35.62% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 48 118
Cardiff median daily rate £343 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £170 £203 £261
90th Percentile £420 £594 £406
South Wales median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.08% -9.72% -
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £57.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -67.83% +91.67% +33.33%

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 159 146 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 26.37% 26.40% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 118 234
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £394 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.24% +4.23%
10th Percentile £179 £203 £240
90th Percentile £450 £550 £438
South Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.75 £27.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% -10.74% +116.07%
10th Percentile £16.75 £22.43 £25.43
90th Percentile £23.24 £32.98 £34.88
South Wales median hourly rate £18.75 £56.25 £29.50
% change year-on-year -66.67% +90.68% +103.45%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 53 (68.83%) SQL
2 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 29 (37.66%) .NET
4 27 (35.06%) T-SQL
5 26 (33.77%) XML
6 23 (29.87%) C#
7 22 (28.57%) Migration
8 21 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (25.97%) MVC
9 20 (25.97%) SOAP
9 20 (25.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (25.97%) HL7
10 19 (24.68%) ITIL
11 18 (23.38%) Data Modelling
11 18 (23.38%) TOGAF
12 17 (22.08%) SDLC
13 15 (19.48%) Data Migration
13 15 (19.48%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (19.48%) Degree
13 15 (19.48%) Security Cleared
13 15 (19.48%) NHS
14 14 (18.18%) XSLT
14 14 (18.18%) Oracle
14 14 (18.18%) VMware
14 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 14 (18.18%) High Availability
15 13 (16.88%) IBM
16 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
17 11 (14.29%) JCAPS
17 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

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 11 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (14.29%) JCAPS
1 11 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.19%) IIS
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Confluence
3 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.60%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.19%) IaaS
3 3 (3.90%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.60%) BIG-IP
2 2 (2.60%) DHCP
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.60%) VPN
3 1 (1.30%) LAN
3 1 (1.30%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.30%) SMS
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 10 (12.99%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (12.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database
7 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (6.49%) RDBMS
8 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (5.19%) Star Schema
10 3 (3.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (2.60%) MySQL
11 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (1.30%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (1.30%) Power BI
12 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (15.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.90%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.90%) Gradle
4 3 (3.90%) Grunt
4 3 (3.90%) gulp
4 3 (3.90%) JProfiler
4 3 (3.90%) JUnit
4 3 (3.90%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.60%) JIRA
5 2 (2.60%) NuGet
5 2 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.30%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.30%) MSTest
6 1 (1.30%) NUnit
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Back Office
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) Developer
2 15 (19.48%) .NET Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Architect
4 13 (16.88%) DBA
5 12 (15.58%) Data Architect
5 12 (15.58%) SQL DBA
5 12 (15.58%) Technical Architect
6 11 (14.29%) Analyst
7 10 (12.99%) SQL Server Architect
8 8 (10.39%) SQL Developer
9 7 (9.09%) Test Analyst
10 6 (7.79%) Lead Test Analyst
10 6 (7.79%) Software Developer
11 4 (5.19%) Administrator
11 4 (5.19%) Data Analyst
11 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 4 (5.19%) Graduate
11 4 (5.19%) SQL Server DBA
11 4 (5.19%) Team Leader
11 4 (5.19%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.66%) .NET
2 26 (33.77%) XML
3 20 (25.97%) SOAP
4 14 (18.18%) XSLT
5 11 (14.29%) IBM Integration Bus
6 10 (12.99%) Web Services
7 9 (11.69%) RESTful
8 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET
9 6 (7.79%) CSS
9 6 (7.79%) HTML
9 6 (7.79%) jQuery
10 5 (6.49%) CSS3
10 5 (6.49%) HTML5
11 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
12 3 (3.90%) J2EE
12 3 (3.90%) JPA
12 3 (3.90%) JSON
12 3 (3.90%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) NHS
2 9 (11.69%) N-Tier
3 7 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.90%) Clustering
6 2 (2.60%) iSeries
7 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.30%) iPad
7 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.30%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Windows
2 4 (5.19%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) Migration
2 21 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.97%) MVC
4 19 (24.68%) ITIL
5 18 (23.38%) Data Modelling
5 18 (23.38%) TOGAF
6 17 (22.08%) SDLC
7 15 (19.48%) Data Migration
7 15 (19.48%) Enterprise Architecture
8 14 (18.18%) High Availability
9 11 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 10 (12.99%) Release Management
11 7 (9.09%) ETL
12 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (7.79%) Project Management
12 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
13 5 (6.49%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (6.49%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (68.83%) SQL
2 27 (35.06%) T-SQL
3 23 (29.87%) C#
4 11 (14.29%) C++
5 8 (10.39%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.19%) Java
8 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.60%) VBA
10 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Degree
1 15 (19.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (6.49%) ISTQB
5 5 (6.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.90%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (25.97%) HL7
2 5 (6.49%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.60%) Docker
4 2 (2.60%) iptables
4 2 (2.60%) XenApp
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.18%) Oracle
2 14 (18.18%) VMware
3 13 (16.88%) IBM
4 11 (14.29%) Fiorano
4 11 (14.29%) InterSystems
5 9 (11.69%) RedGate
6 4 (5.19%) SAP
7 3 (3.90%) Perforce
8 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.60%) Citrix
8 2 (2.60%) HP
8 2 (2.60%) Informatica
8 2 (2.60%) Lotus
8 2 (2.60%) NetApp
8 2 (2.60%) Teradata
9 1 (1.30%) AppSense
9 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.30%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.30%) Tableau