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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 12 14 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 31 55 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.17% 13.19% 17.86%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.98% 49.11% 49.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 30
Median daily rate £325 £348 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +7.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £346
% change year-on-year - +1.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.31 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

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 94 112 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 27.81% 26.86% 36.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 70 67
Median daily rate £425 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £193 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.63 £20.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.60% -5.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £17.10 £19.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.50 £22.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Cardiff

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 29 (55.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (51.92%) SQL
3 17 (32.69%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (30.77%) XML
4 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (28.85%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (25.00%) Oracle
7 12 (23.08%) ETL
7 12 (23.08%) Release Management
8 11 (21.15%) IBM Integration Bus
8 11 (21.15%) WebSphere
8 11 (21.15%) JCAPS
8 11 (21.15%) IBM
8 11 (21.15%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (21.15%) ITIL
8 11 (21.15%) Service Delivery
8 11 (21.15%) InterSystems
8 11 (21.15%) Fiorano
8 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (19.23%) Migration
9 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
10 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
10 9 (17.31%) .NET
10 9 (17.31%) HL7
11 8 (15.38%) Data Migration
11 8 (15.38%) ITIL V3
11 8 (15.38%) Analytics
11 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
11 8 (15.38%) XSLT
11 8 (15.38%) Informatica

SQL Server
Top Related 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 (21.15%) BizTalk Server
1 11 (21.15%) JCAPS
1 11 (21.15%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.54%) SAS
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.77%) Tornado
5 2 (3.85%) CMS
5 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.92%) Apache
6 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.92%) Confluence
6 1 (1.92%) IIS
6 1 (1.92%) Luigi
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) Extranet
1 2 (3.85%) Intranet
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
2 1 (1.92%) LDAP
2 1 (1.92%) SSH
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (55.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (28.85%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (13.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (11.54%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (11.54%) Hadoop
5 6 (11.54%) QlikView
6 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (7.69%) MySQL
8 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
8 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
8 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (5.77%) SQLite
9 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (1.92%) Couchbase
10 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) ERwin
2 5 (9.62%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.92%) Ant
6 1 (1.92%) Hudson
6 1 (1.92%) JIRA
6 1 (1.92%) Maven
6 1 (1.92%) MbUnit
6 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.92%) MSTest
6 1 (1.92%) NuGet
6 1 (1.92%) NUnit
6 1 (1.92%) Selenium
6 1 (1.92%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (11.54%) Advertising
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) .NET Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Architect
3 7 (13.46%) DBA
4 6 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Data Architect
4 6 (11.54%) SQL DBA
5 5 (9.62%) Applications Support
5 5 (9.62%) SQL Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Applications Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Applications Support Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Support Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) VB.NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) XML
2 11 (21.15%) IBM Integration Bus
3 9 (17.31%) .NET
4 8 (15.38%) XSLT
5 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET
6 5 (9.62%) HTML
7 4 (7.69%) CSS
7 4 (7.69%) jQuery
8 3 (5.77%) .NET Framework
8 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (5.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (5.77%) Flask
8 3 (5.77%) Middleware
8 3 (5.77%) ZeroMQ
9 2 (3.85%) Ajax
9 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.85%) OAuth
9 2 (3.85%) WPF
10 1 (1.92%) LINQ
10 1 (1.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) NHS
2 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (3.85%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (3.85%) Life Science
4 1 (1.92%) Fintech
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (23.08%) ETL
2 12 (23.08%) Release Management
3 11 (21.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (21.15%) ITIL
3 11 (21.15%) Service Delivery
4 10 (19.23%) Migration
5 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
6 8 (15.38%) Analytics
6 8 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 8 (15.38%) ITIL V3
7 7 (13.46%) Project Management
8 6 (11.54%) Business Analysis
8 6 (11.54%) Data Architecture
8 6 (11.54%) Data Management
8 6 (11.54%) MVC
8 6 (11.54%) Quality Management
9 5 (9.62%) Data Analytics
9 5 (9.62%) Dimensional Modelling
9 5 (9.62%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 27 (51.92%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 7 (13.46%) C#
4 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.62%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.69%) Python
7 3 (5.77%) C++
7 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.92%) JCL
8 1 (1.92%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.92%) VB
8 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ISEB
3 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) HL7
2 6 (11.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) iptables
2 1 (1.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Control-M
1 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Oracle
2 11 (21.15%) Fiorano
2 11 (21.15%) IBM
2 11 (21.15%) InterSystems
3 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.38%) Informatica
5 7 (13.46%) Ab Initio
5 7 (13.46%) Tableau
5 7 (13.46%) Teradata
6 6 (11.54%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (11.54%) Netezza
7 4 (7.69%) VMware
8 2 (3.85%) SAP
8 2 (3.85%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.92%) Cognos
9 1 (1.92%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.92%) NetApp
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.92%) RedGate
9 1 (1.92%) Talend
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago