Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 112 89 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 18.33% 16.33% 22.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.91% 44.28% 47.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 69 162
Cardiff median daily rate £333 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £174 £203 £210
90th Percentile £420 £579 £438
South Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -6.67% +10.29% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.95% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £18.50 £57.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -67.83% +243.28% +15.52%

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 220 201 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 36.01% 36.88% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 147 341
Cardiff median daily rate £367 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +11.94% -4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £210 £219
90th Percentile £469 £531 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.75 £40.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.13% +196.30% -44.33%
10th Percentile £14.75 £25.20 £10.09
90th Percentile £30.83 £40.00 £20.75
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £55.00 £18.11
% change year-on-year -65.45% +203.74% +13.17%

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 November 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 20 November 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 62 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 53 (47.32%) SQL Server
3 48 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (34.82%) .NET
5 29 (25.89%) C#
6 28 (25.00%) XML
6 28 (25.00%) MVC
6 28 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 27 (24.11%) T-SQL
8 25 (22.32%) Oracle
9 24 (21.43%) Unit Testing
10 22 (19.64%) .NET Framework
10 22 (19.64%) Degree
11 21 (18.75%) RDBMS
11 21 (18.75%) OOP
12 20 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (16.96%) ETL
13 19 (16.96%) ASP.NET
13 19 (16.96%) NHS
13 19 (16.96%) LINQ
13 19 (16.96%) Entity Framework
14 18 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 18 (16.07%) TOGAF
14 18 (16.07%) jQuery
14 18 (16.07%) Scrum
14 18 (16.07%) Data Modelling
15 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
15 17 (15.18%) Oracle Database
15 17 (15.18%) SDLC
16 16 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC

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 4 (3.57%) SAS
2 3 (2.68%) IIS
3 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.89%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.89%) JCAPS
4 1 (0.89%) PowerExchange
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.57%) IaaS
3 3 (2.68%) npm
4 2 (1.79%) Office 365
5 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.89%) DNS
2 1 (0.89%) Firewall
2 1 (0.89%) NetScaler
2 1 (0.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (47.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 21 (18.75%) RDBMS
4 20 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (15.18%) Oracle Database
7 14 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (8.93%) SQL Server 2016
10 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (4.46%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (3.57%) Star Schema
14 3 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (2.68%) Big Data
14 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
14 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (13.39%) NUnit
2 14 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (11.61%) MSTest
4 7 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.46%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (4.46%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.57%) JIRA
7 4 (3.57%) MSBuild
8 3 (2.68%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.68%) Gradle
8 3 (2.68%) Grunt
8 3 (2.68%) gulp
8 3 (2.68%) JProfiler
8 3 (2.68%) JUnit
8 3 (2.68%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.68%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.79%) JMeter
9 2 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 10 (8.93%) Finance
2 2 (1.79%) Back Office
2 2 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.89%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 59 (52.68%) Developer
2 22 (19.64%) .NET Developer
3 17 (15.18%) DBA
4 15 (13.39%) Architect
4 15 (13.39%) SQL Developer
5 13 (11.61%) SQL DBA
6 12 (10.71%) Data Architect
6 12 (10.71%) Technical Architect
7 10 (8.93%) Analyst
7 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Architect
8 9 (8.04%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 7 (6.25%) Software Developer
10 6 (5.36%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.36%) SSIS Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Administrator
11 4 (3.57%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Graduate Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Graduate Data Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared DBA
11 4 (3.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (34.82%) .NET
2 28 (25.00%) XML
3 22 (19.64%) .NET Framework
4 19 (16.96%) ASP.NET
4 19 (16.96%) Entity Framework
4 19 (16.96%) LINQ
5 18 (16.07%) jQuery
6 16 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (11.61%) CSS
7 13 (11.61%) HTML
8 11 (9.82%) Web Services
9 10 (8.93%) SOAP
10 9 (8.04%) RESTful
11 8 (7.14%) XML Schema
12 7 (6.25%) XSD
13 5 (4.46%) Code First Entity Framework
13 5 (4.46%) CSS3
13 5 (4.46%) HTML5
13 5 (4.46%) WCF
13 5 (4.46%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.96%) NHS
2 9 (8.04%) N-Tier
3 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.68%) Clustering
7 2 (1.79%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.79%) iSeries
7 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.89%) iPad
8 1 (0.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (12.50%) Windows
2 9 (8.04%) Linux
3 4 (3.57%) Unix
4 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.89%) AIX
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.00%) MVC
3 24 (21.43%) Unit Testing
4 21 (18.75%) OOP
5 19 (16.96%) ETL
6 18 (16.07%) Data Modelling
6 18 (16.07%) Scrum
6 18 (16.07%) TOGAF
7 17 (15.18%) SDLC
8 16 (14.29%) Migration
9 15 (13.39%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (13.39%) High Availability
10 14 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 13 (11.61%) Coaching
12 12 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (9.82%) Requirements Analysis
14 9 (8.04%) ITIL
14 9 (8.04%) Test Automation
15 7 (6.25%) Data Migration
15 7 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.89%) C#
2 27 (24.11%) T-SQL
3 16 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.82%) PL/SQL
5 9 (8.04%) Java
6 5 (4.46%) C++
7 4 (3.57%) PHP
7 4 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.57%) VB
8 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.68%) VB6
9 2 (1.79%) VBA
10 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.89%) Perl
10 1 (0.89%) Python
10 1 (0.89%) R
10 1 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) Degree
2 17 (15.18%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.68%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.79%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.93%) HL7
2 6 (5.36%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
1 3 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.89%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.89%) Docker
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.89%) XenApp
3 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle Flashback
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle Statspack
1 2 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.89%) Nagios
2 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 25 (22.32%) Oracle
3 9 (8.04%) RedGate
4 5 (4.46%) HP
4 5 (4.46%) Informatica
4 5 (4.46%) Teradata
5 4 (3.57%) IBM
5 4 (3.57%) SAP
5 4 (3.57%) VMware
6 3 (2.68%) Perforce
6 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.68%) Tableau
7 2 (1.79%) Citrix
7 2 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.89%) AppSense
8 1 (0.89%) BT
8 1 (0.89%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.89%) Dell
8 1 (0.89%) Fiorano
8 1 (0.89%) InterSystems