Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 6 months to 23 April 2019 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)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 20 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 163 137 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.08% 7.96% 8.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.67% 38.27% 44.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 105 99
Bristol median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £331 £275 £306
90th Percentile £575 £492 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate £38.75 - £42.50
10th Percentile £32.50 - £41.25
90th Percentile £50.95 - £43.75
South West median hourly rate £40.25 £47.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year -14.81% +13.86% +277.27%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 457 358 295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 22.66% 20.79% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 255 213
Bristol median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £283
90th Percentile £588 £500 £561
South West median daily rate £450 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 5
Bristol median hourly rate £36.25 £19.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.79% +58.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.85 £18.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £59.88 £19.50 £43.25
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +126.47%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 23 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 3 £400 -
SQL Server
South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 83 (50.92%) Microsoft
2 80 (49.08%) .NET
3 72 (44.17%) C#
4 70 (42.94%) SQL
5 62 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (33.74%) Finance
7 46 (28.22%) Business Intelligence
7 46 (28.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 44 (26.99%) JavaScript
9 39 (23.93%) T-SQL
9 39 (23.93%) ASP.NET Web API
10 35 (21.47%) ASP.NET
11 33 (20.25%) CRM
12 32 (19.63%) HTML
13 31 (19.02%) CSS
13 31 (19.02%) SAP
13 31 (19.02%) MVC
14 30 (18.40%) Electronics
14 30 (18.40%) Telecoms
14 30 (18.40%) Manufacturing
14 30 (18.40%) Programme Management
14 30 (18.40%) Windows
14 30 (18.40%) Dynamics CRM
14 30 (18.40%) Marketing
14 30 (18.40%) Digital Marketing
15 28 (17.18%) Oracle
15 28 (17.18%) Active Directory
16 24 (14.72%) Scrum
17 23 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
18 22 (13.50%) AngularJS

SQL Server
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 9 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.68%) Confluence
3 5 (3.07%) IIS
3 5 (3.07%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.84%) Mule
5 3 (1.84%) Mule ESB
5 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.23%) SAS
7 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.61%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.61%) OpenROAD
7 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.84%) InfoPath
2 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 30 (18.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.29%) Elite 3E
2 7 (4.29%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 46 (28.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (10.43%) Dynamics 365
3 15 (9.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (8.59%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (5.52%) Azure Functions
5 9 (5.52%) Serverless
6 6 (3.68%) Office 365
7 3 (1.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.84%) Datadog
8 2 (1.23%) PaaS
9 1 (0.61%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.52%) Firewall
2 7 (4.29%) NetScaler
3 4 (2.45%) VPN
4 3 (1.84%) DNS
4 3 (1.84%) SAN
5 2 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.23%) HTTP
5 2 (1.23%) LAN
6 1 (0.61%) DHCP
6 1 (0.61%) Internet
6 1 (0.61%) Intranet
6 1 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.61%) Skype
6 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 18 (11.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (9.20%) Power BI
3 10 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.91%) QlikView
5 7 (4.29%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.68%) Qlik Sense
7 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.84%) Big Data
8 3 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.23%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 21 (12.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (11.04%) Visual Studio
3 17 (10.43%) Git (software)
4 16 (9.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (4.29%) JIRA
5 7 (4.29%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.84%) Gradle
8 2 (1.23%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket Server
9 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.61%) NUnit
9 1 (0.61%) ProC
9 1 (0.61%) Selenium
9 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 55 (33.74%) Finance
2 30 (18.40%) Electronics
2 30 (18.40%) Manufacturing
2 30 (18.40%) Marketing
2 30 (18.40%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.91%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.23%) Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 110 (67.48%) Developer
2 40 (24.54%) .NET Developer
3 30 (18.40%) C# Developer
4 26 (15.95%) CRM Developer
4 26 (15.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 23 (14.11%) Software Developer
6 22 (13.50%) .NET Software Developer
7 19 (11.66%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (10.43%) C# Software Developer
8 17 (10.43%) SQL Developer
9 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Developer
10 14 (8.59%) Consultant
11 11 (6.75%) Support Engineer
12 9 (5.52%) Applications Engineer
12 9 (5.52%) Applications Support
12 9 (5.52%) Applications Support Engineer
12 9 (5.52%) ASP.NET Developer
13 8 (4.91%) Azure Developer
13 8 (4.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 8 (4.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (49.08%) .NET
2 39 (23.93%) ASP.NET Web API
3 35 (21.47%) ASP.NET
4 32 (19.63%) HTML
5 31 (19.02%) CSS
6 22 (13.50%) AngularJS
7 20 (12.27%) jQuery
8 18 (11.04%) .NET Core
9 17 (10.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (10.43%) RESTful
10 16 (9.82%) WCF
11 11 (6.75%) React
12 9 (5.52%) HTML5
12 9 (5.52%) REST
12 9 (5.52%) SOAP
12 9 (5.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (4.91%) .NET Framework
13 8 (4.91%) JSON
14 6 (3.68%) XML
15 5 (3.07%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.20%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (5.52%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.07%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.84%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.23%) Replication
6 2 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.40%) Windows
2 19 (11.66%) Windows Server
3 10 (6.13%) Windows 10
4 9 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.07%) Linux
7 4 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.23%) CentOS
9 1 (0.61%) Solaris
9 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.04%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.22%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (20.25%) CRM
4 31 (19.02%) MVC
5 30 (18.40%) Digital Marketing
5 30 (18.40%) Programme Management
6 24 (14.72%) Scrum
7 23 (14.11%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (12.88%) Waterfall
9 15 (9.20%) B2C
9 15 (9.20%) Workflow
10 14 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (8.59%) Data Modelling
10 14 (8.59%) TDD
11 12 (7.36%) Software Delivery
11 12 (7.36%) Test Automation
12 10 (6.13%) Business Analysis
13 9 (5.52%) DevOps
13 9 (5.52%) ETL
13 9 (5.52%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 72 (44.17%) C#
2 70 (42.94%) SQL
3 44 (26.99%) JavaScript
4 39 (23.93%) T-SQL
5 16 (9.82%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.29%) Java
6 7 (4.29%) VBA
7 6 (3.68%) VB
8 4 (2.45%) Python
9 3 (1.84%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.84%) Ruby
10 1 (0.61%) PROC SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 18 (11.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.84%) CCNA
3 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (1.84%) Degree
4 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.23%) MCSE
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.61%) ISEB
5 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (17.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.45%) Docker
5 2 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.23%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.23%) UAG
5 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.23%) vSphere
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (4.29%) Terraform
2 6 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (2.45%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.84%) Ansible
4 3 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
4 3 (1.84%) Grafana
4 3 (1.84%) Icinga
4 3 (1.84%) Nagios
4 3 (1.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 83 (50.92%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.02%) SAP
3 28 (17.18%) Oracle
4 15 (9.20%) VMware
5 8 (4.91%) Citrix
6 6 (3.68%) iManage
6 6 (3.68%) LexisNexis
6 6 (3.68%) McAfee
7 4 (2.45%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.45%) Cisco
7 4 (2.45%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.23%) Dell
8 2 (1.23%) HP
8 2 (1.23%) Intapp
9 1 (0.61%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (0.61%) Informatica
9 1 (0.61%) Netezza
9 1 (0.61%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.61%) Tableau
9 1 (0.61%) Teradata