Period
to 20 March 2019

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 6 months to 20 March 2019 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
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 130 159 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 15.24% 21.00% 15.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.91% 51.29% 36.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 89 79
Cardiff median daily rate £390 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38% -
10th Percentile £263 £221 £175
90th Percentile £525 £440 £478
South Wales median daily rate £403 £373 £325
% change year-on-year +8.05% +14.62% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £30.55 £19.00 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.80% -38.21% +25.51%
10th Percentile £25.69 £16.90 £23.35
90th Percentile £34.26 £28.10 £38.15
South Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £30.00 £49.00
% change year-on-year -21.70% -38.78% +100.00%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 362 310 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 42.44% 40.95% 42.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 195 211
Cardiff median daily rate £418 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £292 £268 £186
90th Percentile £601 £472 £538
South Wales median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Cardiff median hourly rate £38.75 £19.40 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.79% -28.17% +21.35%
10th Percentile £28.58 £17.05 £15.26
90th Percentile £46.25 £26.76 £40.00
South Wales median hourly rate £23.49 £47.50 £47.75
% change year-on-year -50.55% -0.52% +94.90%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 45 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 39 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 36 (27.69%) .NET
4 33 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (17.69%) C#
6 21 (16.15%) Finance
7 19 (14.62%) Oracle
7 19 (14.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (13.85%) MVC
9 16 (12.31%) ASP.NET
10 15 (11.54%) Windows
11 14 (10.77%) XML
11 14 (10.77%) SOAP
11 14 (10.77%) Java
11 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
11 14 (10.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (10.77%) Docker
12 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 13 (10.00%) .NET Framework
12 13 (10.00%) PL/SQL
12 13 (10.00%) T-SQL
12 13 (10.00%) Migration
13 12 (9.23%) Project Management
13 12 (9.23%) Git (software)
13 12 (9.23%) Entity Framework
13 12 (9.23%) DevOps
14 11 (8.46%) LINQ
14 11 (8.46%) JavaScript

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 6 (4.62%) IIS
2 5 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.31%) SAS
4 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.77%) Confluence
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.77%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.77%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.54%) Office 365
3 2 (1.54%) PaaS
4 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) DSL
2 2 (1.54%) Internet
2 2 (1.54%) Intranet
3 1 (0.77%) Firewall
3 1 (0.77%) SSL
3 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (7.69%) MS Access
4 10 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database
5 8 (6.15%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.38%) Big Data
6 7 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.38%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (4.62%) RDBMS
8 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.85%) Star Schema
9 4 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (3.08%) Power BI
10 3 (2.31%) DB2
10 3 (2.31%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.31%) OLAP
10 3 (2.31%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 19 (14.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.92%) Visual Studio
4 8 (6.15%) SoapUI
5 7 (5.38%) MSTest
5 7 (5.38%) NUnit
5 7 (5.38%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (4.62%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.62%) Vagrant
7 4 (3.08%) Selenium
7 4 (3.08%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.31%) JUnit
9 2 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.54%) JIRA
9 2 (1.54%) Maven
9 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.77%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.77%) Gradle
10 1 (0.77%) Subversion
10 1 (0.77%) TestNG
General
1 21 (16.15%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Retail
3 5 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Legal
5 2 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Marketing
6 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 61 (46.92%) Developer
2 26 (20.00%) Analyst
3 18 (13.85%) .NET Developer
4 12 (9.23%) Java Developer
5 10 (7.69%) DBA
5 10 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 9 (6.92%) Data Analyst
7 8 (6.15%) Oracle DBA
7 8 (6.15%) Test Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) Architect
8 7 (5.38%) Oracle Developer
9 6 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Data Architect
10 5 (3.85%) PHP Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Access Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Business Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (3.08%) Software Developer
12 3 (2.31%) Tableau Analyst
12 3 (2.31%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.69%) .NET
2 16 (12.31%) ASP.NET
3 14 (10.77%) SOAP
3 14 (10.77%) XML
4 13 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 12 (9.23%) Entity Framework
6 11 (8.46%) CSS
6 11 (8.46%) LINQ
7 10 (7.69%) HTML
8 9 (6.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (6.92%) Spring
9 8 (6.15%) AngularJS
9 8 (6.15%) Hibernate
9 8 (6.15%) Web Services
10 5 (3.85%) Gherkin
10 5 (3.85%) jQuery
10 5 (3.85%) Middleware
10 5 (3.85%) Spring Boot
11 4 (3.08%) Laravel
11 4 (3.08%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) NHS
2 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.08%) Clustering
3 3 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.54%) Robotics
5 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.77%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.54%) Windows
2 9 (6.92%) Unix
3 6 (4.62%) Linux
3 6 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.77%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (13.85%) MVC
3 13 (10.00%) Migration
4 12 (9.23%) DevOps
4 12 (9.23%) Project Management
5 10 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 10 (7.69%) OOP
6 9 (6.92%) Performance Testing
6 9 (6.92%) Test Automation
7 8 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.15%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (6.15%) Regression Testing
7 8 (6.15%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (6.15%) Test Scripting
7 8 (6.15%) Test Strategy
7 8 (6.15%) Unit Testing
8 7 (5.38%) Data Modelling
9 6 (4.62%) SDLC
9 6 (4.62%) Software Testing
10 5 (3.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.69%) C#
2 14 (10.77%) Java
3 13 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 13 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 11 (8.46%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.46%) VBA
5 10 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.38%) Groovy
7 6 (4.62%) Python
8 5 (3.85%) Java 8
8 5 (3.85%) PHP
9 4 (3.08%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.31%) C
10 3 (2.31%) PHP 5
11 2 (1.54%) R
12 1 (0.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.62%) Degree
4 5 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.31%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.54%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.77%) MCP
7 1 (0.77%) PhD
7 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (10.77%) Docker
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.08%) Ansible
2 4 (3.08%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.31%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.77%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.62%) Oracle
3 7 (5.38%) Tableau
4 2 (1.54%) Automation Anywhere
4 2 (1.54%) Blue Prism
4 2 (1.54%) Google
4 2 (1.54%) Twitter
4 2 (1.54%) UiPath
5 1 (0.77%) Avaya
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco
5 1 (0.77%) IBM
5 1 (0.77%) Mitel
5 1 (0.77%) Sage
5 1 (0.77%) Teradata
5 1 (0.77%) Unisys