The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for SQL Server 2012 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2012 over the 3 months to 27 April 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 2012
South West / Bristol
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 50 56
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 10 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.22% 2.35% 1.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.46% 11.73% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 11
Median daily rate £388 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.14% -13.84%  

SQL Server 2012 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 Bristol with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 134 179 209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 16.38% 20.00% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 141 157
Median daily rate £400 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £291 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £438 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.84% -  

SQL Server 2012
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012 in Bristol

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2012 in Bristol

SQL Server 2012
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2012 in Bristol over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2012 in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012.

1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (68.18%) SQL
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 9 (40.91%) .NET
6 8 (36.36%) MVC
6 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (31.82%) C#
7 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
8 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
8 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (22.73%) TDD
9 5 (22.73%) Windows
9 5 (22.73%) WCF
9 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
10 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 4 (18.18%) Data Management
10 4 (18.18%) Finance
10 4 (18.18%) Advertising
11 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (13.64%) XML

SQL Server 2012
Co-occurring 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 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) PuTTY
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.55%) OLAP
7 1 (4.55%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.55%) MSI
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (4.55%) Selenium
4 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.55%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.55%) TestNG
4 1 (4.55%) Toad
4 1 (4.55%) WiX
General
1 4 (18.18%) Advertising
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) DBA
2 8 (36.36%) SQL DBA
3 6 (27.27%) .NET Developer
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Administrator
5 3 (13.64%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (9.09%) SSRS Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Lead
7 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Sitecore Developer
7 1 (4.55%) SQL BI Developer
7 1 (4.55%) SSAS Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 6 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (22.73%) WCF
5 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
5 3 (13.64%) jQuery
5 3 (13.64%) XML
6 2 (9.09%) Ajax
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (9.09%) Entity Framework
6 2 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (9.09%) LINQ
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
7 1 (4.55%) Breeze.js
7 1 (4.55%) Express
7 1 (4.55%) Kendo UI
7 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (4.55%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) MVC
2 5 (22.73%) TDD
3 4 (18.18%) Data Management
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.64%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) API Testing
6 1 (4.55%) BDD
6 1 (4.55%) Change Data Capture
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (31.82%) C#
4 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) F#
5 1 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) DevExpress
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.55%) Sun
3 1 (4.55%) VMware