Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 135 79 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 20.61% 14.21% 27.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 51.72% 37.98% 56.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 60 192
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £325 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -4.06% -3.21%
10th Percentile £213 £180 £200
90th Percentile £439 £483 £425
South Wales median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £18.75 £21.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.79% -12.24% +8.89%
10th Percentile £16.75 £21.50 £24.25
90th Percentile £27.15 £21.50 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £24.50 £57.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -57.39% +134.69% +8.89%

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 261 208 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 39.85% 37.41% 47.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 156 337
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £190 £223
90th Percentile £474 £544 £446
South Wales median daily rate £375 £413 £350
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 10
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.54% +58.54% -8.89%
10th Percentile £16.75 £18.05 £10.95
90th Percentile £26.76 £40.00 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £55.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -13.64% +141.76% +1.11%

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 16 January 2018.

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

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Cardiff over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 73 (54.07%) SQL Server
2 66 (48.89%) Microsoft
3 48 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (31.11%) .NET
5 40 (29.63%) T-SQL
6 36 (26.67%) MVC
7 33 (24.44%) C#
7 33 (24.44%) Degree
8 32 (23.70%) XML
9 30 (22.22%) ETL
10 26 (19.26%) ASP.NET
10 26 (19.26%) JavaScript
11 25 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 25 (18.52%) Migration
12 24 (17.78%) Relational Database
13 22 (16.30%) Data Warehouse
14 21 (15.56%) NHS
14 21 (15.56%) .NET Framework
14 21 (15.56%) Unit Testing
15 20 (14.81%) HTML
15 20 (14.81%) Oracle
16 19 (14.07%) CSS
16 19 (14.07%) High Availability
17 18 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
17 18 (13.33%) OOP
17 18 (13.33%) jQuery
17 18 (13.33%) TOGAF
18 17 (12.59%) Data Modelling
19 16 (11.85%) RDBMS
19 16 (11.85%) NUnit

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 (2.96%) SAS
2 3 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.22%) IIS
2 3 (2.22%) Moodle
3 2 (1.48%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.74%) JCAPS
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.70%) Office 365
3 4 (2.96%) IaaS
4 3 (2.22%) npm
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.48%) DNS
2 2 (1.48%) Firewall
2 2 (1.48%) SMS
3 1 (0.74%) 4G
3 1 (0.74%) ADSL
3 1 (0.74%) DSL
3 1 (0.74%) LAN
3 1 (0.74%) Modbus
3 1 (0.74%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.74%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (54.07%) SQL Server
2 25 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (17.78%) Relational Database
4 22 (16.30%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (11.85%) RDBMS
6 15 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (8.15%) Oracle Database
9 10 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (5.19%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (4.44%) Big Data
12 6 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (2.96%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (2.96%) NoSQL
13 4 (2.96%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (2.22%) Hadoop
14 3 (2.22%) MySQL
14 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (11.85%) NUnit
2 14 (10.37%) MSTest
3 13 (9.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.44%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.96%) Gradle
6 4 (2.96%) JUnit
7 3 (2.22%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.22%) Grunt
7 3 (2.22%) gulp
7 3 (2.22%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.22%) JIRA
7 3 (2.22%) JProfiler
7 3 (2.22%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.22%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.48%) JMeter
8 2 (1.48%) Selenium
9 1 (0.74%) Ant
9 1 (0.74%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (8.89%) Finance
2 2 (1.48%) Back Office
2 2 (1.48%) Banking
3 1 (0.74%) Automotive
3 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.74%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 63 (46.67%) Developer
2 26 (19.26%) .NET Developer
3 20 (14.81%) DBA
4 17 (12.59%) SQL DBA
5 16 (11.85%) Architect
6 15 (11.11%) SQL Developer
7 13 (9.63%) Data Architect
7 13 (9.63%) Technical Architect
8 11 (8.15%) Analyst
9 10 (7.41%) SQL Server Architect
10 8 (5.93%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 7 (5.19%) Data Manager
12 6 (4.44%) Administrator
12 6 (4.44%) Data Migration Manager
12 6 (4.44%) Migration Manager
12 6 (4.44%) Senior Developer
12 6 (4.44%) SSIS Developer
13 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (3.70%) ETL Developer
13 5 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (31.11%) .NET
2 32 (23.70%) XML
3 26 (19.26%) ASP.NET
4 21 (15.56%) .NET Framework
5 20 (14.81%) HTML
6 19 (14.07%) CSS
7 18 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 18 (13.33%) jQuery
8 15 (11.11%) Entity Framework
8 15 (11.11%) LINQ
9 12 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 12 (8.89%) XML Schema
10 11 (8.15%) AngularJS
10 11 (8.15%) HTML5
10 11 (8.15%) SOAP
10 11 (8.15%) Web Services
10 11 (8.15%) XSD
11 10 (7.41%) CSS3
12 9 (6.67%) RESTful
13 8 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.56%) NHS
2 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.67%) N-Tier
4 7 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.22%) Clustering
8 2 (1.48%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.48%) iSeries
9 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.74%) Fintech
9 1 (0.74%) iPad
9 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.74%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.63%) Windows
2 9 (6.67%) Linux
3 5 (3.70%) Unix
3 5 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) AIX
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (26.67%) MVC
3 30 (22.22%) ETL
4 25 (18.52%) Migration
5 21 (15.56%) Unit Testing
6 19 (14.07%) High Availability
7 18 (13.33%) OOP
7 18 (13.33%) TOGAF
8 17 (12.59%) Data Modelling
9 16 (11.85%) SDLC
10 15 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (10.37%) Mentoring
12 13 (9.63%) Coaching
13 12 (8.89%) Data Migration
14 11 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (8.15%) Requirements Analysis
14 11 (8.15%) Scrum
15 10 (7.41%) Data Cleansing
15 10 (7.41%) OO
16 9 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.63%) T-SQL
2 33 (24.44%) C#
3 26 (19.26%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.89%) Java
5 7 (5.19%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.70%) C++
6 5 (3.70%) PHP
6 5 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.96%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.96%) VB
8 3 (2.22%) VB6
9 2 (1.48%) Scala
9 2 (1.48%) VBA
9 2 (1.48%) XPath
10 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.74%) Groovy
10 1 (0.74%) Perl
10 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (24.44%) Degree
2 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
3 13 (9.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.96%) MCITP
7 4 (2.96%) MCTS
8 3 (2.22%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.48%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.74%) CCNA
10 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) HL7
2 8 (5.93%) Data Quality
3 5 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.74%) Docker
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.74%) XenApp
5 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.48%) Data Guard
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle Flashback
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (1.48%) Oracle Statspack
1 2 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.74%) Ansible
2 1 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.74%) Nagios
2 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.81%) Oracle
3 9 (6.67%) RedGate
4 5 (3.70%) VMware
5 4 (2.96%) IBM
5 4 (2.96%) Informatica
5 4 (2.96%) SAP
5 4 (2.96%) Teradata
6 3 (2.22%) HP
6 3 (2.22%) Perforce
6 3 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.48%) Citrix
7 2 (1.48%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.48%) Tableau
8 1 (0.74%) Cisco
8 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.74%) Dell
8 1 (0.74%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.74%) Veeam