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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 5 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 79 134 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.44% 16.18% 5.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.24% 61.75% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 120 39
Median daily rate £368 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.25%
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
143 217 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 18.89% 26.21% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 183 165
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 9 December 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 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 92 (54.44%) .NET
2 89 (52.66%) SQL
3 77 (45.56%) C#
4 62 (36.69%) JavaScript
5 61 (36.09%) MVC
5 61 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (34.91%) ASP.NET
7 51 (30.18%) Microsoft
8 45 (26.63%) ASP.NET MVC
8 45 (26.63%) AngularJS
9 39 (23.08%) HTML
9 39 (23.08%) TDD
10 36 (21.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 35 (20.71%) Scrum
12 34 (20.12%) CSS
13 33 (19.53%) Windows
13 33 (19.53%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET Web API
14 32 (18.93%) Amazon AWS
14 32 (18.93%) MS Excel
15 28 (16.57%) Finance
16 27 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 27 (15.98%) WCF
17 26 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (15.38%) High Availability
18 24 (14.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 24 (14.20%) E-Commerce
19 22 (13.02%) T-SQL
20 21 (12.43%) ETL
20 21 (12.43%) Linux

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (11.83%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.28%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (7.10%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (6.51%) IIS
5 5 (2.96%) OpenROAD
6 3 (1.78%) Apache
6 3 (1.78%) CMS
6 3 (1.78%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.78%) NetWeaver
7 2 (1.18%) Moodle
7 2 (1.18%) nginx
7 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.18%) WordPress
8 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.59%) Liferay
8 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.59%) Mule
8 1 (0.59%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.59%) SAS
8 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (18.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.96%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (3.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.59%) Maximo
3 1 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 33 (19.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (18.93%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (8.88%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (7.69%) GitHub
5 11 (6.51%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.37%) Office 365
7 3 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.28%) SAN
2 4 (2.37%) DNS
2 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.18%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (14.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 21 (12.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (11.24%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (9.47%) Ingres
7 16 (9.47%) NoSQL
8 14 (8.28%) Hadoop
9 12 (7.10%) MS Access
9 12 (7.10%) MySQL
10 11 (6.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (5.92%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (5.33%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (5.33%) Oracle Database
13 8 (4.73%) Big Data
13 8 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
14 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (3.55%) Relational Database
16 4 (2.37%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (10.65%) Visual Studio
2 16 (9.47%) TeamCity
3 14 (8.28%) Octopus Deploy
3 14 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (4.73%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.37%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.78%) GoCD
6 3 (1.78%) Selenium
6 3 (1.78%) Subversion
6 3 (1.78%) TestComplete
7 2 (1.18%) Grunt
7 2 (1.18%) gulp
7 2 (1.18%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.18%) JUnit
7 2 (1.18%) Maven
7 2 (1.18%) NUnit
8 1 (0.59%) ERwin
8 1 (0.59%) NuGet
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (16.57%) Finance
2 8 (4.73%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.14%) Advertising
4 6 (3.55%) Electronics
4 6 (3.55%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.55%) Marketing
5 5 (2.96%) Banking
6 4 (2.37%) Retail
7 3 (1.78%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.59%) Back Office
9 1 (0.59%) Legal
9 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 106 (62.72%) Developer
2 57 (33.73%) .NET Developer
3 32 (18.93%) C# Developer
4 24 (14.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 23 (13.61%) ASP.NET Developer
5 23 (13.61%) SQL Developer
6 18 (10.65%) DBA
6 18 (10.65%) Senior Developer
7 16 (9.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (9.47%) SQL DBA
8 15 (8.88%) Analyst
8 15 (8.88%) AWS Developer
9 13 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
10 9 (5.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 9 (5.33%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (4.73%) Administrator
11 8 (4.73%) Azure Developer
11 8 (4.73%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (4.73%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (4.73%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (54.44%) .NET
2 59 (34.91%) ASP.NET
3 45 (26.63%) AngularJS
3 45 (26.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 39 (23.08%) HTML
5 34 (20.12%) CSS
6 33 (19.53%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (15.98%) WCF
8 21 (12.43%) RabbitMQ
9 19 (11.24%) jQuery
10 15 (8.88%) HTML5
11 14 (8.28%) JSON
11 14 (8.28%) REST
11 14 (8.28%) SOAP
12 13 (7.69%) Node.js
12 13 (7.69%) Web Services
13 11 (6.51%) Ember.js
14 8 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (4.73%) XML
15 7 (4.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.47%) Clustering
2 15 (8.88%) User Experience
3 14 (8.28%) Public Cloud
4 13 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.51%) Blog
6 8 (4.73%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.96%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.37%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.78%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.18%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.18%) e-Learning
10 2 (1.18%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.18%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.18%) SCORM
11 1 (0.59%) CESG
11 1 (0.59%) Fintech
11 1 (0.59%) Statistics
11 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.53%) Windows
2 21 (12.43%) Linux
3 15 (8.88%) Unix
4 13 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
1 61 (36.09%) MVC
2 39 (23.08%) TDD
3 35 (20.71%) Scrum
4 26 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (15.38%) High Availability
5 24 (14.20%) E-Commerce
6 21 (12.43%) ETL
6 21 (12.43%) Microservices
7 18 (10.65%) DevOps
8 16 (9.47%) BDD
8 16 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (8.28%) Kanban
10 13 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (6.51%) CQRS
11 11 (6.51%) Data Encryption
11 11 (6.51%) SQL Optimisation
12 10 (5.92%) SDLC
13 9 (5.33%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (5.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 89 (52.66%) SQL
2 77 (45.56%) C#
3 62 (36.69%) JavaScript
4 22 (13.02%) T-SQL
5 17 (10.06%) PowerShell
6 14 (8.28%) Scala
7 11 (6.51%) Ruby
7 11 (6.51%) Shell Script
7 11 (6.51%) VBA
8 10 (5.92%) Java
9 7 (4.14%) VB
9 7 (4.14%) VBScript
10 5 (2.96%) C++
10 5 (2.96%) PHP
10 5 (2.96%) VC++
11 3 (1.78%) Python
11 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.18%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.18%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.59%) ES6
Qualifications
1 14 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.14%) Degree
4 4 (2.37%) MCSA
4 4 (2.37%) MCSE
4 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.18%) CCA
5 2 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.18%) MCDBA
5 2 (1.18%) MCITP
5 2 (1.18%) MCPD
5 2 (1.18%) MCSD
6 1 (0.59%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.51%) QA
2 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (6.51%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.78%) Docker
4 3 (1.78%) LXC
5 2 (1.18%) XenApp
5 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (9.47%) Failover Clustering
2 14 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.55%) SCCM
4 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.59%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (30.18%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.47%) SAP
3 13 (7.69%) Oracle
4 8 (4.73%) Xamarin
5 7 (4.14%) VMware
6 6 (3.55%) Telerik
7 4 (2.37%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.37%) Remedy
7 4 (2.37%) Sun
8 3 (1.78%) Tableau
9 2 (1.18%) Adobe
9 2 (1.18%) Citrix
9 2 (1.18%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.59%) Dell
10 1 (0.59%) Google
10 1 (0.59%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.59%) Percona
10 1 (0.59%) Teradata
10 1 (0.59%) Veeam
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