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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 33 16 7
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 54 42 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 5.33% 7.04% 13.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.28% 32.06% 58.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 85
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £22.63
% change year-on-year
-7.54% +17.12%
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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
232 131 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 22.88% 21.94% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 84 137
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 9
Average hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £30.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -0.82%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 72 (58.54%) SQL
2 48 (39.02%) .NET
3 42 (34.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 39 (31.71%) C#
6 37 (30.08%) T-SQL
7 35 (28.46%) ASP.NET
8 33 (26.83%) Finance
9 31 (25.20%) MS Excel
9 31 (25.20%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (24.39%) Microsoft
11 28 (22.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (18.70%) JavaScript
13 22 (17.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 20 (16.26%) ETL
15 19 (15.45%) HTML
16 18 (14.63%) CSS
16 18 (14.63%) MVC
17 16 (13.01%) Migration
17 16 (13.01%) Data Warehouse
18 15 (12.20%) SharePoint
19 13 (10.57%) MySQL
19 13 (10.57%) ITIL
19 13 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
20 12 (9.76%) jQuery
20 12 (9.76%) SAP
20 12 (9.76%) OLAP
20 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
21 11 (8.94%) Dimensional Modelling
21 11 (8.94%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.88%) CMS
2 6 (4.88%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.63%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.63%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) JBoss
6 1 (0.81%) Apache
6 1 (0.81%) SAS
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.81%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.81%) Kentico
Applications
1 31 (25.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) MS Project
2 2 (1.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) SPSS
3 1 (0.81%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.63%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.81%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.44%) Intranet
2 1 (0.81%) BIG-IP
2 1 (0.81%) DHCP
2 1 (0.81%) HTTP
2 1 (0.81%) DNS
2 1 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (34.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 41 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (22.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (17.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (13.01%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (10.57%) MySQL
7 12 (9.76%) OLAP
8 10 (8.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (7.32%) Relational Database
9 9 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (7.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (5.69%) MS Access
11 5 (4.07%) QlikView
12 4 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (1.63%) OLTP
14 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects XI
14 2 (1.63%) Azure SQL Database
15 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.81%) JUnit
3 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.81%) Introscope
3 1 (0.81%) Subversion
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
General
1 33 (26.83%) Finance
2 10 (8.13%) Marketing
3 8 (6.50%) Manufacturing
4 7 (5.69%) Banking
5 6 (4.88%) Electronics
5 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.25%) Retail
7 2 (1.63%) Law
7 2 (1.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 72 (58.54%) Developer
2 23 (18.70%) Analyst
3 18 (14.63%) SQL Developer
4 16 (13.01%) .NET Developer
5 11 (8.94%) Business Developer
6 10 (8.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (6.50%) Architect
7 8 (6.50%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.69%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.88%) Programmer
9 6 (4.88%) Excel Developer
9 6 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 5 (4.07%) SQL DBA
10 5 (4.07%) Analyst Developer
10 5 (4.07%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (4.07%) DBA
11 4 (3.25%) Consultant
11 4 (3.25%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.25%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (39.02%) .NET
2 35 (28.46%) ASP.NET
3 19 (15.45%) HTML
4 18 (14.63%) CSS
5 12 (9.76%) jQuery
5 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (8.94%) .NET Framework
7 8 (6.50%) WCF
8 7 (5.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (5.69%) Web Services
9 5 (4.07%) XML
10 4 (3.25%) LINQ
11 3 (2.44%) LINQ to SQL
11 3 (2.44%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (2.44%) ADO.NET
12 2 (1.63%) MDX
12 2 (1.63%) Middleware
12 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (1.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.88%) DTV
3 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.07%) Replication
3 5 (4.07%) Economics
4 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.63%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.63%) Open Source
5 2 (1.63%) User Experience
5 2 (1.63%) NHS
5 2 (1.63%) Clustering
5 2 (1.63%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.81%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.32%) Windows
2 5 (4.07%) Windows XP
2 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.81%) Solaris
4 1 (0.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.20%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (16.26%) ETL
3 18 (14.63%) MVC
4 16 (13.01%) Migration
5 13 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.57%) ITIL
6 11 (8.94%) Dimensional Modelling
7 10 (8.13%) Kimball Methodology
7 10 (8.13%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.50%) Project Management
8 8 (6.50%) Data Migration
9 7 (5.69%) Business Analysis
9 7 (5.69%) Data Analysis
9 7 (5.69%) Scrum
10 6 (4.88%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.88%) Change Management
10 6 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (4.07%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.07%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 72 (58.54%) SQL
2 39 (31.71%) C#
3 37 (30.08%) T-SQL
4 23 (18.70%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.50%) VB.NET
6 7 (5.69%) VBA
6 7 (5.69%) Java
7 6 (4.88%) VB
8 4 (3.25%) C
9 2 (1.63%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.81%) X++
10 1 (0.81%) C++
10 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.25%) ISEB
4 3 (2.44%) Degree
5 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.81%) MCP
6 1 (0.81%) HNC
6 1 (0.81%) HND
6 1 (0.81%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (4.07%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.07%) vSphere
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) Postfix
2 1 (0.81%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) Netcool
1 5 (4.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.81%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) SCOM
2 1 (0.81%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 30 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.76%) SAP
3 10 (8.13%) Business Objects
4 6 (4.88%) Cisco
5 5 (4.07%) EMC
6 4 (3.25%) Remedy
7 3 (2.44%) Oracle
7 3 (2.44%) Tableau
8 2 (1.63%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.63%) Teradata
8 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.63%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.81%) Adobe
9 1 (0.81%) HP
9 1 (0.81%) Civica
9 1 (0.81%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.81%) VMware
9 1 (0.81%) Citrix
9 1 (0.81%) Cerner
9 1 (0.81%) CA
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