The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
West Yorkshire / Bradford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 9 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 15 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 9.62% 10.34% 23.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.45% 34.09% 70.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 20
Median daily rate £450 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +45.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £286 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 22 44 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 21.15% 30.34% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 32 33
Median daily rate £475 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £208 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £34.24 £23.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.86% +28.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Bradford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Bradford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Bradford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Bradford over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Bradford

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Bradford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Bradford

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Bradford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) IIS
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2014
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 8 (42.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (42.11%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (42.11%) Octopus Deploy
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (42.11%) Project Management
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
4 7 (36.84%) Incident Management
4 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (31.58%) DevOps
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) Firewall
6 5 (26.32%) Telnet
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) SMTP
6 5 (26.32%) DHCP
6 5 (26.32%) FTP
6 5 (26.32%) HTTP
6 5 (26.32%) DNS
6 5 (26.32%) HTTPS
6 5 (26.32%) SSL
6 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bradford 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 9 (47.37%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) DHCP
1 5 (26.32%) DNS
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
1 5 (26.32%) FTP
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
1 5 (26.32%) HTTPS
1 5 (26.32%) SMTP
1 5 (26.32%) SSL
1 5 (26.32%) Telnet
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2014
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (21.05%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) CouchDB
6 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (15.79%) TeamCity
3 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (10.53%) Vagrant
4 1 (5.26%) ReSharper
4 1 (5.26%) Subversion
4 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.26%) YouTrack
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Implementation Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) DBA
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) NHS Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Ember.js
3 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) JPA
3 1 (5.26%) LESS
3 1 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (5.26%) React
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
3 1 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) Struts
3 1 (5.26%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Tandem
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (15.79%) Android
7 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Continuous Delivery
1 8 (42.11%) Project Management
2 7 (36.84%) Incident Management
2 7 (36.84%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) DevOps
4 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.53%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (5.26%) Android Development
7 1 (5.26%) iOS Development
7 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C#
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.26%) ECMAScript
5 1 (5.26%) ES6
5 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) MCSE
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) AWS Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) Splunk
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) DevExpress
4 1 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Xamarin