The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 29 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL 50 92 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 14.88% 23.23% 28.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.78% 43.60% 66.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 67 55
Median daily rate £300 £338 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +10.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £431 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.26% +8.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +63.26% -18.33%  

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 148 211 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 44.05% 53.28% 43.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 148 81
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.81 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.03% -39.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Cardiff

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Cardiff

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Cardiff over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Cardiff

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 35 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.37%) SQL Server
3 23 (24.21%) Web Development
4 22 (23.16%) Microsoft
5 18 (18.95%) Java
6 16 (16.84%) XML
6 16 (16.84%) OOP
6 16 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (16.84%) Front End Development
7 15 (15.79%) Spring
7 15 (15.79%) .NET
8 14 (14.74%) RUP
9 13 (13.68%) Hibernate
9 13 (13.68%) jQuery
9 13 (13.68%) Data Protection
9 13 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (13.68%) ETL
9 13 (13.68%) JavaScript
10 12 (12.63%) Oracle
11 11 (11.58%) HTML
11 11 (11.58%) MySQL
11 11 (11.58%) Docker
11 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (10.53%) Microservices
12 10 (10.53%) MVC
12 10 (10.53%) Migration
12 10 (10.53%) ASP.NET
12 10 (10.53%) CSS
12 10 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (10.53%) Business Analysis

SQL
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 9 (9.47%) Apache
2 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.16%) Confluence
3 3 (3.16%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.11%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
4 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.11%) SAS
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.05%) CMS
5 1 (1.05%) JCAPS
5 1 (1.05%) Jetty
5 1 (1.05%) Luigi
5 1 (1.05%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.05%) nginx
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.05%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) Route 53
2 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) DNS
1 2 (2.11%) Extranet
1 2 (2.11%) HTTP
1 2 (2.11%) Intranet
1 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.05%) DHCP
2 1 (1.05%) DSL
2 1 (1.05%) FTP
2 1 (1.05%) IPsec
2 1 (1.05%) LDAP
2 1 (1.05%) SSH
2 1 (1.05%) SSL
2 1 (1.05%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (27.37%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (11.58%) MySQL
5 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (8.42%) Relational Database
7 7 (7.37%) RDBMS
7 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (6.32%) QlikView
8 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
10 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
11 2 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
12 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.42%) NUnit
3 7 (7.37%) MSBuild
3 7 (7.37%) MSTest
3 7 (7.37%) Selenium
4 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.21%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.16%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.16%) JIRA
7 3 (3.16%) JMeter
7 3 (3.16%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.16%) Rational Performance Tester
7 3 (3.16%) The Grinder
7 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.16%) WinRunner
8 2 (2.11%) ERwin
8 2 (2.11%) JBehave
8 2 (2.11%) JUnit
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Advertising
3 3 (3.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (57.89%) Developer
2 16 (16.84%) Web Developer
3 14 (14.74%) Java Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) .NET Developer
5 9 (9.47%) DBA
5 9 (9.47%) Java Web Developer
5 9 (9.47%) PHP Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) PHP Zend Developer
6 7 (7.37%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 6 (6.32%) SQL DBA
8 5 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) PHP Web Developer
8 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Architect
9 4 (4.21%) QlikView Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.84%) XML
2 15 (15.79%) .NET
2 15 (15.79%) Spring
3 13 (13.68%) Hibernate
3 13 (13.68%) jQuery
4 11 (11.58%) HTML
5 10 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 10 (10.53%) CSS
6 9 (9.47%) Zend Framework
7 8 (8.42%) .NET Framework
7 8 (8.42%) Ajax
8 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (7.37%) Entity Framework
8 7 (7.37%) Unity DI Container
9 6 (6.32%) CSS3
9 6 (6.32%) HTML5
9 6 (6.32%) LAMP
9 6 (6.32%) Sass
10 5 (5.26%) XML Schema
10 5 (5.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) NHS
2 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.16%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.11%) AS400
4 2 (2.11%) Fintech
4 2 (2.11%) iPad
4 2 (2.11%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.26%) Linux
1 5 (5.26%) Windows
2 3 (3.16%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.21%) Web Development
3 16 (16.84%) Front End Development
3 16 (16.84%) OOP
4 14 (14.74%) RUP
5 13 (13.68%) Data Protection
5 13 (13.68%) ETL
6 10 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 10 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (10.53%) Microservices
6 10 (10.53%) Migration
6 10 (10.53%) MVC
6 10 (10.53%) Scrum
7 8 (8.42%) Load Testing
7 8 (8.42%) Mentoring
7 8 (8.42%) Unit Testing
7 8 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (7.37%) Inversion of Control
8 7 (7.37%) Test Scripting
8 7 (7.37%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) Java
2 13 (13.68%) JavaScript
3 9 (9.47%) PHP
4 7 (7.37%) T-SQL
5 6 (6.32%) C#
5 6 (6.32%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.26%) Groovy
7 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.16%) C
8 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.11%) Perl
9 2 (2.11%) Python
9 2 (2.11%) RPG
9 2 (2.11%) RPG IV
9 2 (2.11%) RPG/400
10 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.05%) JCL
10 1 (1.05%) VB
10 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) ISTQB
2 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) ISEB
4 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.05%) HL7
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) Docker
2 3 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) iptables
3 1 (1.05%) NFS
3 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) Ansible
2 1 (1.05%) Control-M
2 1 (1.05%) Fluentd
2 1 (1.05%) Grafana
2 1 (1.05%) Kibana
2 1 (1.05%) Marathon
2 1 (1.05%) Mesos
2 1 (1.05%) Puppet
2 1 (1.05%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.05%) SCCM
2 1 (1.05%) Terraform
2 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.63%) Oracle
3 9 (9.47%) Zend
4 5 (5.26%) VMware
5 4 (4.21%) Informatica
6 3 (3.16%) Ab Initio
6 3 (3.16%) Siebel
6 3 (3.16%) Tableau
6 3 (3.16%) Teradata
7 2 (2.11%) HP
7 2 (2.11%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (2.11%) Netezza
7 2 (2.11%) SAP
8 1 (1.05%) Cognos
8 1 (1.05%) InterSystems
8 1 (1.05%) Micro Focus
8 1 (1.05%) NetApp
8 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.05%) Remedy
8 1 (1.05%) Thunderhead
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £361 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £361 per day
Posted: 6 days ago