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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 98 68 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.89% 8.51% 7.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.98% 33.33% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 50 22
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£350 £327 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.19% +0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £135.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.94% -17.27%
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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
228 204 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 25.33% 25.53% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 154 78
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+794.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 82 (47.40%) SQL
2 72 (41.62%) .NET
3 59 (34.10%) ASP.NET
4 58 (33.53%) C#
5 56 (32.37%) Business Intelligence
6 45 (26.01%) Microsoft
7 41 (23.70%) MVC
8 37 (21.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (20.81%) Data Warehouse
10 35 (20.23%) Finance
10 35 (20.23%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (19.65%) MS Excel
11 34 (19.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 33 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (17.34%) T-SQL
14 29 (16.76%) JavaScript
15 27 (15.61%) Oracle
16 25 (14.45%) CSS
16 25 (14.45%) MS Access
16 25 (14.45%) SQL Server 2008
17 24 (13.87%) TDD
18 22 (12.72%) Migration
19 20 (11.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 20 (11.56%) SQL Server 2012
20 19 (10.98%) .NET Framework
20 19 (10.98%) Windows
20 19 (10.98%) Web Services
20 19 (10.98%) HTML
21 18 (10.40%) jQuery
21 18 (10.40%) Scrum

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (9.25%) IIS
2 9 (5.20%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.20%) CMS
2 9 (5.20%) Umbraco
3 8 (4.62%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.05%) Apache
5 4 (2.31%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.31%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.31%) JBoss
5 4 (2.31%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.31%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (2.31%) Confluence
6 3 (1.73%) Lync
6 3 (1.73%) MediaWiki
6 3 (1.73%) SAS
6 3 (1.73%) nginx
7 2 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.16%) Node.js
7 2 (1.16%) Kentico
Applications
1 34 (19.65%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.62%) MS Project
3 1 (0.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (4.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.58%) SaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.20%) SAN
2 8 (4.62%) Firewall
3 5 (2.89%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (2.89%) DNS
4 4 (2.31%) LAN
4 4 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.73%) VPN
5 3 (1.73%) LDAP
6 1 (0.58%) Internet
6 1 (0.58%) VoIP
6 1 (0.58%) DHCP
6 1 (0.58%) NAS
6 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (21.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 36 (20.81%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (19.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (14.45%) MS Access
4 25 (14.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (11.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (11.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (8.67%) MySQL
6 15 (8.67%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (5.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (4.62%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (4.62%) DB2
9 6 (3.47%) Big Data
9 6 (3.47%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.89%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 4 (2.31%) MarkLogic
12 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
13 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
13 2 (1.16%) NoSQL
13 2 (1.16%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.78%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.62%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.31%) Subversion
4 4 (2.31%) JIRA
4 4 (2.31%) Selenium
4 4 (2.31%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.31%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.73%) Selenium IDE
5 3 (1.73%) Hudson
5 3 (1.73%) NUnit
5 3 (1.73%) WebDriver
5 3 (1.73%) MSTest
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 35 (20.23%) Finance
2 10 (5.78%) Banking
3 9 (5.20%) Manufacturing
3 9 (5.20%) Marketing
4 8 (4.62%) Electronics
4 8 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.89%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.73%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Retail
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 105 (60.69%) Developer
2 39 (22.54%) .NET Developer
3 28 (16.18%) Analyst
3 28 (16.18%) SQL Developer
4 18 (10.40%) ASP.NET Developer
4 18 (10.40%) DBA
5 15 (8.67%) C# Developer
6 14 (8.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 13 (7.51%) Administrator
8 11 (6.36%) SQL DBA
8 11 (6.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 11 (6.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (4.62%) AWS Developer
10 7 (4.05%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.47%) SQL Server DBA
11 6 (3.47%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (3.47%) .NET Web Developer
12 5 (2.89%) Linux Administrator
12 5 (2.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 5 (2.89%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (41.62%) .NET
2 59 (34.10%) ASP.NET
3 35 (20.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (14.45%) CSS
5 19 (10.98%) Web Services
5 19 (10.98%) HTML
5 19 (10.98%) .NET Framework
6 18 (10.40%) jQuery
7 13 (7.51%) AngularJS
7 13 (7.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 12 (6.94%) Entity Framework
9 7 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 6 (3.47%) MDX
10 6 (3.47%) Sass
11 5 (2.89%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (2.89%) REST
11 5 (2.89%) XML
11 5 (2.89%) SOAP
12 4 (2.31%) J2EE
12 4 (2.31%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.36%) Data Structures
2 9 (5.20%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.62%) Algorithms
3 8 (4.62%) DTV
3 8 (4.62%) Clustering
4 7 (4.05%) Replication
4 7 (4.05%) NHS
5 6 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.89%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.31%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.31%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.31%) Economics
8 3 (1.73%) Wiki
8 3 (1.73%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (1.16%) User Experience
10 1 (0.58%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.98%) Windows
2 13 (7.51%) Linux
3 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (4.05%) CentOS
3 7 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.89%) UNIX
5 4 (2.31%) Solaris
5 4 (2.31%) Fedora
6 3 (1.73%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.73%) Debian
7 2 (1.16%) Android
7 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.37%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (23.70%) MVC
3 33 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (13.87%) TDD
5 22 (12.72%) Migration
6 18 (10.40%) Scrum
7 16 (9.25%) ETL
8 11 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (5.78%) Data Analysis
10 9 (5.20%) Web Development
10 9 (5.20%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (5.20%) Unit Testing
10 9 (5.20%) Data Migration
11 8 (4.62%) Load Balancing
11 8 (4.62%) Programme Management
11 8 (4.62%) ITIL
12 7 (4.05%) Software Engineering
12 7 (4.05%) Content Management
12 7 (4.05%) BDD
13 6 (3.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 82 (47.40%) SQL
2 58 (33.53%) C#
3 30 (17.34%) T-SQL
4 29 (16.76%) JavaScript
5 15 (8.67%) VBA
6 13 (7.51%) Java
6 13 (7.51%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.05%) Python
7 7 (4.05%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.89%) Perl
8 5 (2.89%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.31%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.31%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.31%) Ruby
10 2 (1.16%) C++
11 1 (0.58%) VBScript
11 1 (0.58%) VB
11 1 (0.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 16 (9.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.09%) Degree
2 14 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.58%) MCP
4 1 (0.58%) MCSE
4 1 (0.58%) MCSA
4 1 (0.58%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.58%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.89%) QA
3 2 (1.16%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.16%) SLA
4 1 (0.58%) Basel II
System Software
1 13 (7.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (2.31%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.73%) Samba
4 3 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.73%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.73%) Postfix
4 3 (1.73%) iptables
5 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (7.51%) Puppet
2 10 (5.78%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (5.78%) Ansible
3 4 (2.31%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.31%) SCCM
4 3 (1.73%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.58%) WSUS
5 1 (0.58%) SCOM
5 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 45 (26.01%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.61%) Oracle
3 11 (6.36%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.78%) SAP
5 8 (4.62%) VMware
5 8 (4.62%) Tableau
6 7 (4.05%) Percona
7 6 (3.47%) SaltStack
8 5 (2.89%) NetApp
9 4 (2.31%) Lotus
9 4 (2.31%) BEA
9 4 (2.31%) Cisco
9 4 (2.31%) Sun
9 4 (2.31%) Ektron
10 2 (1.16%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.16%) Xamarin
10 2 (1.16%) HP
10 2 (1.16%) Dell
10 2 (1.16%) Citrix
11 1 (0.58%) Adobe
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