The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 18 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 57 38 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 6.71% 6.26% 9.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 29.23% 28.57% 40.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 48
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£325 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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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 Bristol region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
195 133 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.97% 21.91% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 85 116
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 66 (57.89%) SQL
2 45 (39.47%) .NET
3 41 (35.96%) ASP.NET
4 38 (33.33%) C#
5 36 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (30.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 33 (28.95%) Finance
8 32 (28.07%) T-SQL
9 27 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
11 25 (21.93%) MS Excel
12 24 (21.05%) Microsoft
12 24 (21.05%) HTML
12 24 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (20.18%) CSS
14 22 (19.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 20 (17.54%) MVC
16 18 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (14.04%) ETL
18 15 (13.16%) SharePoint
18 15 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
19 14 (12.28%) Migration
20 13 (11.40%) .NET Framework
21 11 (9.65%) MySQL
22 10 (8.77%) Oracle
22 10 (8.77%) OLAP
22 10 (8.77%) VBA
22 10 (8.77%) Scrum
22 10 (8.77%) Dimensional Modelling
22 10 (8.77%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 15 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.39%) CMS
3 4 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.51%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.63%) Umbraco
4 3 (2.63%) Node.js
5 2 (1.75%) IIS
5 2 (1.75%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.88%) SAS
6 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.88%) Kentico
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 25 (21.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.63%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.88%) Agresso
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) Intranet
2 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.88%) SSL
2 1 (0.88%) DHCP
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 35 (30.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (19.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (9.65%) MySQL
7 10 (8.77%) OLAP
7 10 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (8.77%) Relational Database
8 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (3.51%) RDBMS
10 4 (3.51%) MS Access
10 4 (3.51%) QlikView
11 3 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (2.63%) MongoDB
11 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
12 2 (1.75%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.88%) JBehave
3 1 (0.88%) MSTest
3 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) Selenium
3 1 (0.88%) Subversion
3 1 (0.88%) NUnit
3 1 (0.88%) Introscope
3 1 (0.88%) JUnit
3 1 (0.88%) xUnit.net
3 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.88%) Moq
General
1 33 (28.95%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Marketing
2 9 (7.89%) Banking
3 8 (7.02%) Manufacturing
4 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
5 6 (5.26%) Electronics
6 4 (3.51%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Local Government
7 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 73 (64.04%) Developer
2 20 (17.54%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.28%) Analyst
3 14 (12.28%) SQL Developer
4 10 (8.77%) Business Developer
4 10 (8.77%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (8.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (7.02%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.26%) Architect
6 6 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Excel Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Consultant
7 5 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.51%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.51%) DBA
8 4 (3.51%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.51%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.63%) Database Developer
9 3 (2.63%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (39.47%) .NET
2 41 (35.96%) ASP.NET
3 24 (21.05%) HTML
4 23 (20.18%) CSS
5 18 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (11.40%) .NET Framework
7 10 (8.77%) jQuery
8 8 (7.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 7 (6.14%) Web Services
9 7 (6.14%) XML
10 5 (4.39%) WCF
11 4 (3.51%) Backbone.js
11 4 (3.51%) LINQ
12 3 (2.63%) JSON
12 3 (2.63%) JSF
12 3 (2.63%) Middleware
12 3 (2.63%) ADO.NET
12 3 (2.63%) REST
12 3 (2.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.26%) DTV
2 4 (3.51%) Replication
2 4 (3.51%) Economics
3 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.75%) NHS
4 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.88%) Clustering
5 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.89%) Windows
2 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.51%) Windows XP
3 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.75%) Solaris
4 2 (1.75%) Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.88%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.88%) HPUX
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.68%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (17.54%) MVC
3 16 (14.04%) ETL
4 14 (12.28%) Migration
5 10 (8.77%) Scrum
5 10 (8.77%) Dimensional Modelling
6 9 (7.89%) Kimball Methodology
6 9 (7.89%) Business Analysis
6 9 (7.89%) ITIL
7 7 (6.14%) Data Migration
7 7 (6.14%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.14%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.26%) Project Management
8 6 (5.26%) Programme Management
8 6 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (4.39%) Web Development
9 5 (4.39%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.39%) Change Management
10 4 (3.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 66 (57.89%) SQL
2 38 (33.33%) C#
3 32 (28.07%) T-SQL
4 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.77%) VBA
6 8 (7.02%) VB.NET
7 7 (6.14%) Java
8 6 (5.26%) VB
9 3 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.63%) C
10 2 (1.75%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.88%) X++
11 1 (0.88%) ABAP
11 1 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.63%) ISEB
4 2 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.88%) OCP
5 1 (0.88%) OCA
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.88%) MCSE
5 1 (0.88%) MCP
5 1 (0.88%) HNC
5 1 (0.88%) HND
5 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 4 (3.51%) vSphere
1 4 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) XenServer
2 1 (0.88%) Postfix
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) Netcool
1 4 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.88%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.88%) SCCM
2 1 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.77%) Oracle
3 9 (7.89%) SAP
4 8 (7.02%) Business Objects
5 5 (4.39%) Cisco
6 4 (3.51%) EMC
6 4 (3.51%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.75%) HP
7 2 (1.75%) JBoss
7 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.75%) Teradata
7 2 (1.75%) Remedy
7 2 (1.75%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.88%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.88%) Civica
8 1 (0.88%) CA
8 1 (0.88%) VMware
8 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.88%) F5
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