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 26 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 82 99 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.50% 11.28% 11.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.02% 47.60% 42.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 78 49
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£375 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +10.52%
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 Bristol region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
241 208 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.93% 23.69% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 153 111
Average daily rate £380 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £406 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £50.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.94% +124.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%

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 26 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 85 (63.91%) SQL
2 62 (46.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (37.59%) .NET
4 49 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (34.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 43 (32.33%) Microsoft
7 42 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (27.82%) C#
9 36 (27.07%) ASP.NET
10 30 (22.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (21.05%) MVC
11 28 (21.05%) HTML
12 27 (20.30%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (18.80%) CSS
14 24 (18.05%) T-SQL
15 23 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC
17 20 (15.04%) MS Excel
17 20 (15.04%) ETL
18 19 (14.29%) MS Access
18 19 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
19 18 (13.53%) JavaScript
19 18 (13.53%) Visual Studio
20 17 (12.78%) Oracle
20 17 (12.78%) Scrum
21 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
21 16 (12.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 15 (11.28%) VB.NET
22 15 (11.28%) Team Foundation Server
23 14 (10.53%) OLAP

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 5 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.01%) IIS
2 4 (3.01%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.26%) LiveCycle
3 3 (2.26%) CMS
4 2 (1.50%) Confluence
4 2 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.75%) nginx
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.75%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (15.04%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.02%) MS Project
3 2 (1.50%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.75%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.50%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.75%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.76%) LAN
2 2 (1.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.75%) OSPF
3 1 (0.75%) BGP
3 1 (0.75%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.75%) Firewall
3 1 (0.75%) IPsec
3 1 (0.75%) Network Security
3 1 (0.75%) WAN
3 1 (0.75%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) VPN
3 1 (0.75%) IPv6
3 1 (0.75%) SAN
3 1 (0.75%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (46.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 46 (34.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (22.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (20.30%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (14.29%) MS Access
7 16 (12.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (10.53%) OLAP
9 12 (9.02%) OLAP Cube
10 11 (8.27%) MySQL
11 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (4.51%) Relational Database
13 5 (3.76%) Oracle Database
13 5 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 5 (3.76%) Oracle OLAP
14 4 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (3.01%) DTS
14 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (2.26%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 18 (13.53%) Visual Studio
2 15 (11.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.01%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.26%) ERwin
4 3 (2.26%) Subversion
4 3 (2.26%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (1.50%) JIRA
6 1 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.75%) Log4Net
6 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.75%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.75%) JUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Hudson
General
1 14 (10.53%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Marketing
3 6 (4.51%) Electronics
3 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.01%) Legal
5 2 (1.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (46.62%) Developer
2 30 (22.56%) DBA
3 27 (20.30%) Analyst
3 27 (20.30%) SQL DBA
4 21 (15.79%) .NET Developer
5 18 (13.53%) SQL Developer
6 12 (9.02%) C# Developer
6 12 (9.02%) Administrator
7 11 (8.27%) Programmer
7 11 (8.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (7.52%) SQL Server DBA
8 10 (7.52%) ASP.NET Developer
9 9 (6.77%) Analyst Programmer
10 8 (6.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 6 (4.51%) Architect
12 6 (4.51%) Business Analyst
13 5 (3.76%) Analyst Developer
14 4 (3.01%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 3 (2.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (37.59%) .NET
2 36 (27.07%) ASP.NET
3 28 (21.05%) HTML
4 25 (18.80%) CSS
5 22 (16.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 12 (9.02%) jQuery
7 8 (6.02%) WCF
8 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
8 6 (4.51%) HTML5
9 5 (3.76%) Web Services
10 3 (2.26%) XML
10 3 (2.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (2.26%) CSS3
10 3 (2.26%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 2 (1.50%) BSON
11 2 (1.50%) WinForms
11 2 (1.50%) MDX
11 2 (1.50%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.77%) Open Source
2 7 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.51%) Clustering
3 6 (4.51%) DTV
4 5 (3.76%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.26%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.26%) Replication
6 2 (1.50%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.50%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.50%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.75%) Wiki
7 1 (0.75%) Economics
7 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.53%) Windows
2 4 (3.01%) Linux
3 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.75%) Debian
4 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.75%) CentOS
4 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (21.05%) MVC
3 23 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (15.04%) ETL
5 17 (12.78%) Scrum
6 14 (10.53%) TDD
7 13 (9.77%) Data Analysis
8 12 (9.02%) Migration
9 10 (7.52%) V-Model
9 10 (7.52%) Waterfall
9 10 (7.52%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (6.77%) Data Modelling
11 8 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (4.51%) Programme Management
12 6 (4.51%) Business Analysis
12 6 (4.51%) Data Migration
12 6 (4.51%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (4.51%) Unit Testing
13 5 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.76%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 85 (63.91%) SQL
2 37 (27.82%) C#
3 24 (18.05%) T-SQL
4 18 (13.53%) JavaScript
5 15 (11.28%) VB.NET
6 12 (9.02%) Java
7 9 (6.77%) VBA
8 6 (4.51%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.01%) VB
10 2 (1.50%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.50%) VB6
10 2 (1.50%) VBScript
11 1 (0.75%) C
11 1 (0.75%) Perl
11 1 (0.75%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) Ruby
11 1 (0.75%) Python
11 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.01%) MCDBA
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.01%) MCITP
3 4 (3.01%) Degree
4 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.50%) ISEB
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.75%) CCNA
5 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.75%) Postfix
4 1 (0.75%) XenServer
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.75%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) WSUS
2 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) Netcool
2 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 43 (32.33%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.78%) Oracle
3 11 (8.27%) SAP
4 5 (3.76%) VMware
5 4 (3.01%) Red Gate
5 4 (3.01%) Tableau
6 3 (2.26%) Adobe
6 3 (2.26%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.50%) NetApp
7 2 (1.50%) Citrix
7 2 (1.50%) Remedy
7 2 (1.50%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.75%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.75%) Talend
8 1 (0.75%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.75%) Teradata
8 1 (0.75%) Telerik
8 1 (0.75%) Netezza
8 1 (0.75%) DataFlux
8 1 (0.75%) Cerner
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