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 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 3 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 55 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 22.63% 12.80% 4.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 74.32% 36.21% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 4
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £375 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+13.36% +10.26%
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
74 58 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 30.45% 35.37% 34.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 33
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £33.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +20.53%

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 26 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 26 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 52 (65.82%) SQL
2 40 (50.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (45.57%) .NET
5 30 (37.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (36.71%) Finance
6 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
7 26 (32.91%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (32.91%) C#
8 25 (31.65%) T-SQL
8 25 (31.65%) ASP.NET
9 21 (26.58%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (24.05%) JavaScript
11 18 (22.78%) CSS
12 17 (21.52%) SOA
12 17 (21.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (21.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (20.25%) Unit Testing
13 16 (20.25%) Windows
14 15 (18.99%) Web Services
14 15 (18.99%) VMware
15 13 (16.46%) Oracle
16 12 (15.19%) XML
16 12 (15.19%) RUP
16 12 (15.19%) ETL
16 12 (15.19%) MVC
16 12 (15.19%) Scrum
16 12 (15.19%) Waterfall
17 11 (13.92%) jQuery
17 11 (13.92%) HTML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 9 (11.39%) CMS
2 5 (6.33%) Umbraco
2 5 (6.33%) IIS
3 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.53%) SAP EP
5 1 (1.27%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.27%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.27%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
3 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.53%) SAP SRM
2 2 (2.53%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Office 365
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) SAN
2 1 (1.27%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (50.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 30 (37.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (26.58%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (21.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (6.33%) OLAP Cube
7 5 (6.33%) OLAP
8 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (3.80%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (2.53%) SAP BW
9 2 (2.53%) FileMaker
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.27%) QlikView
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (1.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.06%) JMeter
3 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.27%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 29 (36.71%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Marketing
3 2 (2.53%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Developer
2 26 (32.91%) Analyst
3 21 (26.58%) Test Analyst
4 13 (16.46%) SQL Developer
5 11 (13.92%) Web Developer
6 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 8 (10.13%) DBA
8 7 (8.86%) SQL DBA
8 7 (8.86%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (7.59%) Administrator
10 5 (6.33%) .NET Developer
10 5 (6.33%) C# Developer
11 4 (5.06%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (5.06%) .NET Web Developer
11 4 (5.06%) C# Web Developer
11 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (5.06%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (45.57%) .NET
2 25 (31.65%) ASP.NET
3 18 (22.78%) CSS
4 15 (18.99%) Web Services
5 12 (15.19%) XML
6 11 (13.92%) jQuery
6 11 (13.92%) HTML
7 10 (12.66%) WCF
7 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.53%) SAP Basis
8 2 (2.53%) SAP ALE
8 2 (2.53%) SAP PI
9 1 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (1.27%) HTML5
9 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) NHS
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Replication
3 3 (3.80%) Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.27%) Open Source
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.25%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (5.06%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (21.52%) SOA
4 16 (20.25%) Unit Testing
5 12 (15.19%) RUP
5 12 (15.19%) ETL
5 12 (15.19%) MVC
5 12 (15.19%) Scrum
5 12 (15.19%) Waterfall
6 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
6 7 (8.86%) Test Strategy
6 7 (8.86%) Mentoring
6 7 (8.86%) Coaching
6 7 (8.86%) Regression Testing
7 6 (7.59%) ITIL
7 6 (7.59%) Performance Testing
8 5 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.33%) DevOps
8 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 52 (65.82%) SQL
2 26 (32.91%) C#
3 25 (31.65%) T-SQL
4 19 (24.05%) JavaScript
5 7 (8.86%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.80%) VBA
7 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.53%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.27%) VB
8 1 (1.27%) Java
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
8 1 (1.27%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 4 (5.06%) ISEB
1 4 (5.06%) ISTQB
1 4 (5.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (2.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (36.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.99%) VMware
3 13 (16.46%) Oracle
4 4 (5.06%) JD Edwards
4 4 (5.06%) Cisco
4 4 (5.06%) SonicWALL
5 2 (2.53%) SAP
5 2 (2.53%) IBM
5 2 (2.53%) HP
5 2 (2.53%) EMC
6 1 (1.27%) F5
6 1 (1.27%) EPiServer
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