The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 4 24
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 21 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 9.68% 19.78% 6.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.18% 44.44% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 6
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£268 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.57% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £253 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £425 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +9.34%
SQL Server
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
55 81 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 25.35% 44.51% 41.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 63
Average daily rate £360 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £253 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £175.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-85.71% +872.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Bradford region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Bradford region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 43 (71.67%) .NET
2 39 (65.00%) C#
3 32 (53.33%) ASP.NET
4 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (41.67%) SQL
6 24 (40.00%) SOA
7 22 (36.67%) Finance
8 20 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (33.33%) WCF
8 20 (33.33%) Oracle
9 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
9 19 (31.67%) CSS
10 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
11 16 (26.67%) MVC
12 15 (25.00%) HTML
13 14 (23.33%) XML
13 14 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (21.67%) jQuery
14 13 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (21.67%) Web Services
15 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
16 11 (18.33%) Unit Testing
17 10 (16.67%) ETL
17 10 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
18 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
18 9 (15.00%) Waterfall
19 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
19 8 (13.33%) CMS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.33%) CMS
2 4 (6.67%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.67%) SAS
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) SAP EP
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.00%) MS Office
3 4 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) SAN
1 1 (1.67%) LDAP
1 1 (1.67%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (3.33%) OLAP
8 2 (3.33%) FileMaker
9 1 (1.67%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.67%) MySQL
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.67%) MS Access
9 1 (1.67%) QlikView
9 1 (1.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (36.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) Architect
2 14 (23.33%) Web Developer
3 13 (21.67%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (18.33%) Analyst
4 11 (18.33%) SQL Developer
5 10 (16.67%) .NET Developer
6 9 (15.00%) C# Developer
7 8 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (13.33%) .NET Web Developer
7 8 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 8 (13.33%) C# Web Developer
8 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Database Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (5.00%) ScrumMaster
11 2 (3.33%) Test Consultant
11 2 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (71.67%) .NET
2 32 (53.33%) ASP.NET
3 20 (33.33%) WCF
4 19 (31.67%) CSS
5 15 (25.00%) HTML
6 14 (23.33%) XML
7 13 (21.67%) jQuery
7 13 (21.67%) Web Services
8 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
10 4 (6.67%) XHTML
11 2 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (3.33%) Ajax
12 1 (1.67%) JSP
12 1 (1.67%) Servlets
12 1 (1.67%) SOAP
12 1 (1.67%) SAP ALE
12 1 (1.67%) Velocity
12 1 (1.67%) SAP Basis
12 1 (1.67%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) NHS
2 3 (5.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.67%) UNIX
3 1 (1.67%) AIX
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (40.00%) SOA
3 16 (26.67%) MVC
4 13 (21.67%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (18.33%) Unit Testing
6 10 (16.67%) ETL
7 9 (15.00%) Waterfall
8 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (8.33%) TOGAF
9 5 (8.33%) Scrum
9 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.33%) Coaching
10 4 (6.67%) Test Strategy
10 4 (6.67%) CRM
11 3 (5.00%) OO
11 3 (5.00%) TDD
12 2 (3.33%) Regression Testing
12 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (3.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (65.00%) C#
2 25 (41.67%) SQL
3 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.00%) VBA
6 2 (3.33%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.67%) VB
7 1 (1.67%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
1 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (33.33%) Oracle
2 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) JD Edwards
4 2 (3.33%) SAP
4 2 (3.33%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Sun
5 1 (1.67%) Novell
5 1 (1.67%) EMC
5 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.67%) Sybase
5 1 (1.67%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) F5
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