Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 110 110 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 13.51% 16.37% 20.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.07% 43.14% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 83 100
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - +0.78%
10th Percentile £260 £182 £200
90th Percentile £581 £409 £467
South Wales median daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +23.08% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Cardiff median hourly rate - £16.28 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.59% -43.16%
South Wales median hourly rate - £22.20 £15.25
% change year-on-year - +45.54% -12.86%

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 343 255 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 42.14% 37.95% 53.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 198 247
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £364 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.97% -0.34% +11.88%
10th Percentile £285 £211 £208
90th Percentile £536 £491 £475
South Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.40 £19.50 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.05% +13.36%
10th Percentile £17.51 £13.85 £12.75
90th Percentile £21.28 £37.80 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £18.87 £37.14 £23.50
% change year-on-year -49.19% +58.02% +37.03%

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 17 July 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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 46 (41.82%) SQL Server
2 44 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 40 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (23.64%) Relational Database
5 23 (20.91%) .NET
6 22 (20.00%) Oracle
7 21 (19.09%) Windows
7 21 (19.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (18.18%) RDBMS
8 20 (18.18%) MySQL
8 20 (18.18%) Finance
9 18 (16.36%) T-SQL
10 17 (15.45%) MVC
10 17 (15.45%) High Availability
11 16 (14.55%) C#
11 16 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (13.64%) PowerShell
12 15 (13.64%) Java
12 15 (13.64%) ASP.NET
12 15 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (12.73%) XML
13 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
13 14 (12.73%) PL/SQL
14 13 (11.82%) Python
14 13 (11.82%) Migration
14 13 (11.82%) Unit Testing
14 13 (11.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (10.91%) Windows Server
15 12 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (10.00%) .NET Framework

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 (5.45%) Confluence
2 4 (3.64%) IIS
2 4 (3.64%) Moodle
3 3 (2.73%) SAS
4 2 (1.82%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.91%) Apache
5 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.91%) CMS
5 1 (0.91%) JBoss
5 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.91%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.91%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.91%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.82%) IaaS
3 2 (1.82%) PaaS
4 1 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.91%) NuGet
4 1 (0.91%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.91%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.73%) DNS
1 3 (2.73%) HTTP
2 2 (1.82%) DHCP
2 2 (1.82%) DSL
2 2 (1.82%) Internet
2 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.91%) Firewall
3 1 (0.91%) Intranet
3 1 (0.91%) SAN
3 1 (0.91%) Skype
3 1 (0.91%) SSH
3 1 (0.91%) SSL
3 1 (0.91%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (41.82%) SQL Server
2 26 (23.64%) Relational Database
3 20 (18.18%) MySQL
3 20 (18.18%) RDBMS
4 16 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (6.36%) OLAP
8 7 (6.36%) OLTP
9 6 (5.45%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (4.55%) Data Mining
10 5 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (3.64%) Oracle Database
12 3 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
13 2 (1.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 10 (9.09%) JIRA
1 10 (9.09%) MSTest
1 10 (9.09%) NUnit
2 7 (6.36%) Selenium
2 7 (6.36%) Subversion
3 4 (3.64%) Ant
3 4 (3.64%) Maven
3 4 (3.64%) SoapUI
3 4 (3.64%) WebDriver
4 3 (2.73%) Cucumber
4 3 (2.73%) Gradle
4 3 (2.73%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.73%) JUnit
4 3 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (2.73%) TestNG
4 3 (2.73%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.82%) JMeter
5 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (3.64%) Banking
3 3 (2.73%) Advertising
4 2 (1.82%) Marketing
4 2 (1.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.91%) Back Office
5 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (32.73%) Developer
2 17 (15.45%) Analyst
2 17 (15.45%) Architect
3 16 (14.55%) DBA
4 13 (11.82%) .NET Developer
4 13 (11.82%) SQL DBA
5 10 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.18%) Database Architect
6 9 (8.18%) SQL Developer
7 7 (6.36%) Report Writer
8 6 (5.45%) Applications Support
8 6 (5.45%) Tester
9 5 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.55%) Manual Tester
9 5 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) C# Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.64%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.91%) .NET
2 15 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 14 (12.73%) XML
4 13 (11.82%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 11 (10.00%) SOAP
6 10 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 10 (9.09%) LINQ
7 8 (7.27%) HTML
8 7 (6.36%) AngularJS
8 7 (6.36%) Spring
9 6 (5.45%) CSS
9 6 (5.45%) REST
10 5 (4.55%) jQuery
10 5 (4.55%) Web Services
11 4 (3.64%) EDI
12 3 (2.73%) EDIFACT
12 3 (2.73%) XML Schema
13 2 (1.82%) Hibernate
13 2 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.55%) AS400
2 5 (4.55%) NHS
3 4 (3.64%) Clustering
3 4 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.82%) Fintech
6 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.91%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.91%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.91%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.91%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.09%) Windows
2 12 (10.91%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.18%) Linux
4 6 (5.45%) Unix
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.82%) Solaris
7 1 (0.91%) Android
7 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.45%) High Availability
2 17 (15.45%) MVC
3 15 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (11.82%) Migration
4 13 (11.82%) Unit Testing
5 11 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (10.00%) OOP
6 10 (9.09%) ETL
7 9 (8.18%) Business Analysis
7 9 (8.18%) Coaching
7 9 (8.18%) Mentoring
7 9 (8.18%) Test Automation
8 8 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (7.27%) Microservices
9 7 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.36%) DevOps
9 7 (6.36%) ITIL
9 7 (6.36%) Regression Testing
10 6 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.36%) T-SQL
2 16 (14.55%) C#
3 15 (13.64%) Java
3 15 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 14 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.73%) PL/SQL
5 13 (11.82%) Python
6 11 (10.00%) C++
7 10 (9.09%) Ruby
8 4 (3.64%) R
8 4 (3.64%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.82%) Groovy
9 2 (1.82%) Perl
9 2 (1.82%) PHP
9 2 (1.82%) VB
9 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.82%) VBA
10 1 (0.91%) C
10 1 (0.91%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 11 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.09%) Degree
3 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.64%) MCITP
5 4 (3.64%) MCTS
6 3 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.82%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.91%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 10 (9.09%) GDPR
3 4 (3.64%) QA
4 2 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.64%) Docker
3 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.82%) vSphere
3 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.91%) iptables
4 1 (0.91%) NFS
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.91%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Ansible
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.91%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.91%) Puppet
3 1 (0.91%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.00%) Oracle
3 10 (9.09%) Teradata
4 6 (5.45%) SAP
5 5 (4.55%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (2.73%) Citrix
6 3 (2.73%) VMware
7 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.82%) Cisco
7 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.82%) Tableau
8 1 (0.91%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.91%) Capita
8 1 (0.91%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.91%) Google
8 1 (0.91%) Remedy
8 1 (0.91%) Sage
8 1 (0.91%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.91%) Twitter
8 1 (0.91%) Xamarin