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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 105 71 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.43% 8.16% 12.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.51% 30.34% 48.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 59 79
Average daily rate £350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £285 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £480 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
SQL Server
South West

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
221 234 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 26.15% 26.90% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 189 154
Average daily rate £350 £381 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +15.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £500 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £47.50 £35.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.63% +33.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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.

1 124 (58.49%) SQL
2 77 (36.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 69 (32.55%) .NET
4 68 (32.08%) Microsoft
5 60 (28.30%) C#
6 59 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (27.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 56 (26.42%) JavaScript
9 54 (25.47%) T-SQL
9 54 (25.47%) Data Warehouse
10 53 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
11 52 (24.53%) MVC
12 51 (24.06%) ETL
13 49 (23.11%) HTML
14 45 (21.23%) ASP.NET
14 45 (21.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 44 (20.75%) Finance
16 38 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
17 37 (17.45%) TDD
18 36 (16.98%) CSS
19 35 (16.51%) Windows
20 33 (15.57%) SQL Server 2012
21 32 (15.09%) Web Services
21 32 (15.09%) Scrum
22 30 (14.15%) SAP
23 26 (12.26%) Amazon AWS
24 24 (11.32%) jQuery
25 23 (10.85%) Marketing
25 23 (10.85%) E-Commerce
26 22 (10.38%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (5.66%) IIS
2 7 (3.30%) JBoss
2 7 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.30%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.83%) Apache
3 6 (2.83%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.89%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.42%) CMS
5 3 (1.42%) Node.js
5 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.94%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.47%) Liferay
7 1 (0.47%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.47%) Sakai Project
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Office
2 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (7.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (5.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (3.77%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.89%) FastStats
6 3 (1.42%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.47%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.26%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.42%) PaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) IaaS
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.19%) Internet
2 5 (2.36%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.42%) Intranet
4 2 (0.94%) DNS
4 2 (0.94%) Firewall
4 2 (0.94%) SAN
5 1 (0.47%) HTTP
5 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (36.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 58 (27.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (25.47%) Data Warehouse
4 45 (21.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (15.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (8.96%) BusinessObjects
6 19 (8.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (8.49%) MS Access
8 15 (7.08%) Ingres
9 13 (6.13%) Relational Database
10 12 (5.66%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (5.19%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 11 (5.19%) BusinessObjects XI
11 11 (5.19%) MySQL
11 11 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (5.19%) RDBMS
11 11 (5.19%) SAP BI
11 11 (5.19%) SAP Data Services
11 11 (5.19%) Xcelsius
12 7 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (6.60%) Visual Studio
2 13 (6.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (4.25%) Eclipse
3 9 (4.25%) Moq
3 9 (4.25%) NUnit
3 9 (4.25%) Rhino Mocks
4 8 (3.77%) Cucumber
4 8 (3.77%) SpecFlow
5 7 (3.30%) JUnit
5 7 (3.30%) Maven
6 4 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.42%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.42%) Subversion
8 2 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.47%) MSTest
General
1 44 (20.75%) Finance
2 23 (10.85%) Marketing
3 17 (8.02%) Telecoms
4 15 (7.08%) Electronics
4 15 (7.08%) Manufacturing
5 12 (5.66%) Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 143 (67.45%) Developer
2 60 (28.30%) SQL Developer
3 29 (13.68%) .NET Developer
4 27 (12.74%) DBA
5 25 (11.79%) T-SQL Developer
6 24 (11.32%) SQL Server Developer
7 21 (9.91%) SQL DBA
8 17 (8.02%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 16 (7.55%) Analyst
9 16 (7.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 16 (7.55%) C# Developer
9 16 (7.55%) Microsoft Developer
9 16 (7.55%) Software Developer
10 15 (7.08%) SQL Server DBA
11 14 (6.60%) Consultant
11 14 (6.60%) Senior Developer
12 13 (6.13%) ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (5.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 12 (5.66%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (32.55%) .NET
2 49 (23.11%) HTML
3 45 (21.23%) ASP.NET
4 38 (17.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 36 (16.98%) CSS
6 32 (15.09%) Web Services
7 24 (11.32%) jQuery
8 22 (10.38%) AngularJS
9 18 (8.49%) WCF
10 16 (7.55%) .NET Framework
10 16 (7.55%) Entity Framework
11 14 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 14 (6.60%) HTML5
12 13 (6.13%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 11 (5.19%) SAP XI
15 10 (4.72%) J2EE
16 9 (4.25%) Dojo
16 9 (4.25%) JSON
16 9 (4.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.60%) Data Extraction
2 10 (4.72%) Client/Server
3 7 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.30%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.30%) Data Structures
3 7 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.30%) User Experience
4 3 (1.42%) Clustering
4 3 (1.42%) VLE
5 2 (0.94%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.94%) NHS
5 2 (0.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.47%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.47%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (16.51%) Windows
2 19 (8.96%) Linux
3 18 (8.49%) Unix
4 11 (5.19%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.42%) Android
6 3 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.94%) AIX
7 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (27.83%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 52 (24.53%) MVC
4 51 (24.06%) ETL
5 37 (17.45%) TDD
6 32 (15.09%) Scrum
7 23 (10.85%) E-Commerce
8 22 (10.38%) ETL Development
9 18 (8.49%) OO
10 17 (8.02%) BDD
11 15 (7.08%) Digital Marketing
11 15 (7.08%) Identity Management
11 15 (7.08%) Programme Management
11 15 (7.08%) Software Engineering
12 14 (6.60%) CRM
12 14 (6.60%) SDLC
13 13 (6.13%) Dimensional Modelling
13 13 (6.13%) High Availability
13 13 (6.13%) Waterfall
14 12 (5.66%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 124 (58.49%) SQL
2 60 (28.30%) C#
3 56 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 54 (25.47%) T-SQL
5 22 (10.38%) Java
6 19 (8.96%) VBA
7 17 (8.02%) Ruby
8 15 (7.08%) PowerShell
9 14 (6.60%) Shell Script
10 9 (4.25%) Perl
10 9 (4.25%) Python
11 5 (2.36%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.89%) VB
13 3 (1.42%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.42%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.94%) PHP
15 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 11 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.94%) Degree
4 2 (0.94%) ISEB
5 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) MCSE
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.72%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.94%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.47%) Ansible
1 1 (0.47%) DBAmp
1 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.15%) SAP
3 21 (9.91%) Oracle
4 10 (4.72%) Teradata
5 6 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.36%) Citrix
6 5 (2.36%) Google
7 4 (1.89%) Alterian
7 4 (1.89%) Sybase
7 4 (1.89%) VMware
8 3 (1.42%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.42%) Blackboard
8 3 (1.42%) Informatica
8 3 (1.42%) Percona
8 3 (1.42%) Tableau
8 3 (1.42%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.42%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.94%) Remedy
9 2 (0.94%) Sun
10 1 (0.47%) HP
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