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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 5 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 33 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 14.73% 17.19% 5.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.23% 42.86% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 7
Average daily rate
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£310 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £425 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £175.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
SQL Server
West Yorkshire

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
62 77 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 27.68% 40.10% 39.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 54
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £253 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £402 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
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 £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 40 (57.97%) .NET
2 37 (53.62%) SQL
3 34 (49.28%) C#
4 31 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (43.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (40.58%) ASP.NET
7 27 (39.13%) Finance
8 23 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (28.99%) Oracle
10 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
10 19 (27.54%) T-SQL
10 19 (27.54%) SOA
10 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
11 18 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (24.64%) CSS
13 16 (23.19%) WCF
14 14 (20.29%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (20.29%) MVC
15 13 (18.84%) HTML
15 13 (18.84%) jQuery
15 13 (18.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 13 (18.84%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (17.39%) Waterfall
16 12 (17.39%) Unit Testing
16 12 (17.39%) XML
17 11 (15.94%) Web Services
17 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2005
17 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (14.49%) Windows
19 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (11.59%) CMS
2 4 (5.80%) Umbraco
3 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) SAP EP
4 1 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.70%) MS Office
3 4 (5.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP SRM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) SAN
2 1 (1.45%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (43.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 23 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (20.29%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (18.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (15.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (2.90%) FileMaker
9 1 (1.45%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.45%) OLAP
9 1 (1.45%) MySQL
9 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.45%) MS Access
9 1 (1.45%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (1.45%) QlikView
9 1 (1.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (18.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 27 (39.13%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (39.13%) Developer
2 15 (21.74%) Analyst
3 12 (17.39%) Web Developer
4 11 (15.94%) Architect
5 10 (14.49%) Test Analyst
5 10 (14.49%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (14.49%) SQL Developer
6 8 (11.59%) .NET Developer
7 7 (10.14%) DBA
7 7 (10.14%) C# Developer
7 7 (10.14%) SQL Server DBA
7 7 (10.14%) SQL DBA
8 6 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (8.70%) .NET Web Developer
8 6 (8.70%) C# Web Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (4.35%) Senior SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (57.97%) .NET
2 28 (40.58%) ASP.NET
3 17 (24.64%) CSS
4 16 (23.19%) WCF
5 13 (18.84%) HTML
5 13 (18.84%) jQuery
6 12 (17.39%) XML
7 11 (15.94%) Web Services
8 9 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (7.25%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (2.90%) XHTML
10 2 (2.90%) Ajax
11 1 (1.45%) Velocity
11 1 (1.45%) SAP ALE
11 1 (1.45%) SAP Basis
11 1 (1.45%) JSP
11 1 (1.45%) Servlets
11 1 (1.45%) SOAP
11 1 (1.45%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) NHS
2 5 (7.25%) Replication
3 3 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.90%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.90%) Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Windows
2 6 (8.70%) Linux
3 5 (7.25%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.45%) UNIX
4 1 (1.45%) AIX
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.93%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.54%) SOA
3 18 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (20.29%) MVC
5 12 (17.39%) Waterfall
5 12 (17.39%) Unit Testing
6 9 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 8 (11.59%) ETL
7 8 (11.59%) Scrum
8 7 (10.14%) Coaching
9 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.25%) RUP
9 5 (7.25%) ITIL
9 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (5.80%) CRM
11 3 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
11 3 (4.35%) TOGAF
11 3 (4.35%) TDD
11 3 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (53.62%) SQL
2 34 (49.28%) C#
3 19 (27.54%) JavaScript
3 19 (27.54%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.35%) VBA
6 2 (2.90%) Java
7 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.45%) VB
7 1 (1.45%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (2.90%) ISEB
1 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (28.99%) Oracle
2 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.59%) VMware
4 4 (5.80%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.90%) SonicWALL
5 2 (2.90%) SAP
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco
5 2 (2.90%) IBM
5 2 (2.90%) HP
6 1 (1.45%) EMC
6 1 (1.45%) Sun
6 1 (1.45%) Novell
6 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.45%) Sybase
6 1 (1.45%) F5
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