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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing SQL 49 53 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 15.26% 18.34% 22.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.95% 34.42% 47.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 59
Median daily rate £355 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.78% -1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 109 154 162
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 33.96% 53.29% 48.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 111 126
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.56 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.32% +1.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £14.11 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.01 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 45 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.61%) Oracle
2 30 (30.61%) SQL Server
3 29 (29.59%) OOP
4 27 (27.55%) .NET
5 26 (26.53%) C#
5 26 (26.53%) Windows
5 26 (26.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (23.47%) Visual Studio
6 23 (23.47%) PL/SQL
7 22 (22.45%) Microsoft
7 22 (22.45%) LINQ
7 22 (22.45%) Test Automation
8 21 (21.43%) .NET Framework
9 20 (20.41%) Web Development
9 20 (20.41%) Unit Testing
9 20 (20.41%) Entity Framework
9 20 (20.41%) Oracle Database
10 19 (19.39%) Relational Database
10 19 (19.39%) WCF
10 19 (19.39%) Scrum
10 19 (19.39%) RDBMS
10 19 (19.39%) Java
11 17 (17.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (16.33%) WinForms
12 16 (16.33%) Oracle9i Database
12 16 (16.33%) Front End Development
13 15 (15.31%) Code First Entity Framework
13 15 (15.31%) Oracle Forms
14 14 (14.29%) Spring

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 8 (8.16%) Apache
2 2 (2.04%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.04%) CMS
2 2 (2.04%) Confluence
2 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.04%) SAS
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.02%) IIS
3 1 (1.02%) JCAPS
3 1 (1.02%) Jetty
3 1 (1.02%) Mongrel
3 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.02%) nginx
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.02%) PowerExchange
3 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.02%) BrowserStack
2 1 (1.02%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.02%) Route 53
2 1 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) DNS
1 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.02%) DHCP
2 1 (1.02%) DSL
2 1 (1.02%) FTP
2 1 (1.02%) HTTP
2 1 (1.02%) IPsec
2 1 (1.02%) LDAP
2 1 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.02%) SSH
2 1 (1.02%) SSL
2 1 (1.02%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 20 (20.41%) Oracle Database
3 19 (19.39%) RDBMS
3 19 (19.39%) Relational Database
4 17 (17.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (16.33%) Oracle9i Database
6 14 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (11.22%) MySQL
9 9 (9.18%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
11 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (26.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (23.47%) Visual Studio
3 15 (15.31%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (12.24%) MSBuild
5 11 (11.22%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.12%) Cucumber
7 5 (5.10%) Selenium
8 4 (4.08%) JIRA
9 2 (2.04%) ERwin
9 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.04%) Subversion
10 1 (1.02%) Ant
10 1 (1.02%) Hudson
10 1 (1.02%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.02%) JBehave
10 1 (1.02%) JUnit
10 1 (1.02%) Maven
10 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (1.02%) Travis CI
10 1 (1.02%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (6.12%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (1.02%) Back Office
4 1 (1.02%) Legal
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (58.16%) Developer
2 19 (19.39%) .NET Developer
3 14 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 14 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 13 (13.27%) Java Developer
5 12 (12.24%) Analyst
6 9 (9.18%) Java Web Developer
6 9 (9.18%) PHP Developer
7 8 (8.16%) Test Analyst
8 7 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
8 7 (7.14%) PHP Zend Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 7 (7.14%) Test Leader
9 6 (6.12%) DBA
9 6 (6.12%) Lead Test Analyst
9 6 (6.12%) Software Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Consultant
10 5 (5.10%) PHP Web Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Software Developer
10 5 (5.10%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.55%) .NET
2 22 (22.45%) LINQ
3 21 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 20 (20.41%) Entity Framework
5 19 (19.39%) WCF
6 16 (16.33%) WinForms
7 15 (15.31%) Code First Entity Framework
8 14 (14.29%) Spring
9 13 (13.27%) jQuery
10 12 (12.24%) Hibernate
11 11 (11.22%) CSS
11 11 (11.22%) HTML
12 10 (10.20%) ASP.NET
12 10 (10.20%) XML
13 9 (9.18%) Zend Framework
14 8 (8.16%) Ajax
14 8 (8.16%) CSS3
14 8 (8.16%) HTML5
15 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 6 (6.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) NHS
2 4 (4.08%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.02%) iPad
4 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.53%) Windows
2 5 (5.10%) Linux
3 4 (4.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (29.59%) OOP
3 22 (22.45%) Test Automation
4 20 (20.41%) Unit Testing
4 20 (20.41%) Web Development
5 19 (19.39%) Scrum
6 16 (16.33%) Front End Development
7 14 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 14 (14.29%) Informatics
8 13 (13.27%) UML
9 12 (12.24%) ETL
9 12 (12.24%) MVC
10 11 (11.22%) RUP
11 10 (10.20%) Data Migration
11 10 (10.20%) Microservices
11 10 (10.20%) Migration
11 10 (10.20%) Software Testing
12 9 (9.18%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (8.16%) MVVM
13 8 (8.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.53%) C#
2 23 (23.47%) PL/SQL
3 19 (19.39%) Java
4 12 (12.24%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.24%) T-SQL
5 10 (10.20%) PHP
6 3 (3.06%) Python
7 2 (2.04%) Perl
8 1 (1.02%) Groovy
8 1 (1.02%) JCL
8 1 (1.02%) R
8 1 (1.02%) Scala
8 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) Degree
1 10 (10.20%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.02%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Docker
2 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.02%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.02%) iptables
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.02%) NFS
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.02%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.02%) vSphere
3 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.02%) Ansible
2 1 (1.02%) Control-M
2 1 (1.02%) Fluentd
2 1 (1.02%) Grafana
2 1 (1.02%) Kibana
2 1 (1.02%) Marathon
2 1 (1.02%) Mesos
2 1 (1.02%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
2 1 (1.02%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (30.61%) Oracle
2 22 (22.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.18%) Zend
4 5 (5.10%) Informatica
4 5 (5.10%) VMware
5 3 (3.06%) Teradata
6 2 (2.04%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.04%) HP
6 2 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.04%) NetApp
6 2 (2.04%) Netezza
6 2 (2.04%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.04%) Tableau
7 1 (1.02%) BMC
7 1 (1.02%) Citrix
7 1 (1.02%) IBM
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.02%) Remedy
7 1 (1.02%) SAP
7 1 (1.02%) Sun
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £190 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Rate: £335 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago