Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 15 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 240 167 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.02% 8.48% 10.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.10% 41.23% 50.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 125 129
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £307 £300 £306
90th Percentile £575 £475 £494
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.81% +23.53% -68.52%
10th Percentile £32.50 £46.25 £38.00
90th Percentile £69.00 £58.75 £47.00
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £38.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +4.52% -6.63% -3.49%

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 584 405 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 26.83% 20.57% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 289 239
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £309 £297 £286
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 3
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £13.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.81% -66.25% -70.37%
10th Percentile £32.50 £11.25 £29.70
90th Percentile £68.38 £54.25 £46.50
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% -14.47% -8.43%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Bristol

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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.

1 138 (57.50%) .NET
2 112 (46.67%) C#
3 109 (45.42%) SQL
4 107 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (41.25%) JavaScript
6 95 (39.58%) ASP.NET
7 88 (36.67%) MVC
7 88 (36.67%) Microsoft
8 84 (35.00%) HTML
9 69 (28.75%) Oracle
10 64 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 63 (26.25%) CSS
12 55 (22.92%) Finance
13 50 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 45 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 43 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (17.50%) Windows
17 41 (17.08%) PowerShell
18 37 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
19 36 (15.00%) Scrum
20 35 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
20 35 (14.58%) Test Automation
21 34 (14.17%) .NET Framework
22 33 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
23 32 (13.33%) DevOps
23 32 (13.33%) Git (software)
23 32 (13.33%) jQuery
23 32 (13.33%) Telecoms
24 29 (12.08%) SAP
24 29 (12.08%) Marketing

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 15 (6.25%) IIS
2 11 (4.58%) CMS
3 9 (3.75%) Drupal
4 8 (3.33%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.08%) Confluence
6 5 (2.08%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.67%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.25%) SAS
9 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.42%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.42%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.42%) OpenROAD
10 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.83%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.42%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 64 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.42%) npm
3 13 (5.42%) NuGet
4 9 (3.75%) Office 365
5 5 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.08%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.25%) Datadog
6 3 (1.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.42%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.42%) IaaS
7 1 (0.42%) SaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.42%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.67%) HTTP
2 10 (4.17%) NetScaler
3 6 (2.50%) Firewall
4 4 (1.67%) Network Security
5 3 (1.25%) VPN
6 2 (0.83%) Extranet
6 2 (0.83%) Skype
7 1 (0.42%) Intranet
7 1 (0.42%) LAN
7 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 18 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.58%) MS Access
4 10 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.17%) Power BI
5 8 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.50%) EDRMS
7 6 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (2.08%) Qlik Sense
8 5 (2.08%) QlikView
8 5 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.25%) SSDT
11 2 (0.83%) Big Data
11 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 29 (12.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (9.58%) Selenium
4 14 (5.83%) SpecFlow
4 14 (5.83%) XMLUnit
5 13 (5.42%) Moq
5 13 (5.42%) xUnit.net
6 11 (4.58%) SoapUI
7 10 (4.17%) Visual Studio
8 9 (3.75%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.75%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.75%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (2.08%) JIRA
11 4 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
13 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
13 1 (0.42%) ProC
General
1 55 (22.92%) Finance
2 32 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 29 (12.08%) Marketing
4 28 (11.67%) Electronics
4 28 (11.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.08%) Banking
6 3 (1.25%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.25%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.25%) Legal
7 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.42%) Back Office
8 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 155 (64.58%) Developer
2 92 (38.33%) .NET Developer
3 30 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 30 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 29 (12.08%) .NET Software Developer
4 29 (12.08%) Senior .NET Developer
4 29 (12.08%) Senior Developer
5 25 (10.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 25 (10.42%) SQL Developer
6 18 (7.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 18 (7.50%) Microsoft Developer
7 17 (7.08%) CRM Developer
7 17 (7.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 14 (5.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 14 (5.83%) C# Software Developer
8 14 (5.83%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 14 (5.83%) Senior Software Developer
9 12 (5.00%) Architect
10 11 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.75%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (57.50%) .NET
2 95 (39.58%) ASP.NET
3 84 (35.00%) HTML
4 63 (26.25%) CSS
5 50 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web API
6 45 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
7 34 (14.17%) .NET Framework
8 32 (13.33%) jQuery
9 29 (12.08%) AngularJS
10 27 (11.25%) SOAP
11 25 (10.42%) JSON
11 25 (10.42%) REST
11 25 (10.42%) XML
12 23 (9.58%) Node.js
13 21 (8.75%) React
14 19 (7.92%) Entity Framework
15 17 (7.08%) ASP.NET Core
16 16 (6.67%) Redux
17 13 (5.42%) Autofac
17 13 (5.42%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.58%) Greenfield Project
2 23 (9.58%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.08%) Wiki
4 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.25%) PKI
6 2 (0.83%) Clustering
6 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.83%) Fintech
6 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.42%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.42%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.42%) Replication
7 1 (0.42%) Robotics
7 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.50%) Windows
2 21 (8.75%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.08%) Linux
5 5 (2.08%) Unix
6 4 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.83%) Android
7 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.83%) CentOS
8 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (44.58%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (36.67%) MVC
3 43 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (15.42%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (15.00%) Scrum
6 35 (14.58%) Test Automation
7 32 (13.33%) DevOps
8 28 (11.67%) Digital Marketing
8 28 (11.67%) Programme Management
9 27 (11.25%) Microservices
10 25 (10.42%) CRM
11 19 (7.92%) E-Commerce
11 19 (7.92%) SOLID
11 19 (7.92%) Test Scripting
11 19 (7.92%) Unit Testing
12 18 (7.50%) SDLC
12 18 (7.50%) Web Development
13 17 (7.08%) Dependency Injection
14 14 (5.83%) Migration
14 14 (5.83%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 112 (46.67%) C#
2 109 (45.42%) SQL
3 99 (41.25%) JavaScript
4 41 (17.08%) PowerShell
5 25 (10.42%) T-SQL
6 18 (7.50%) VBA
7 11 (4.58%) Python
8 9 (3.75%) VBScript
9 8 (3.33%) Bash Shell
9 8 (3.33%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.08%) Korn
10 5 (2.08%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.25%) Ruby
12 2 (0.83%) Java
13 1 (0.42%) C++
13 1 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.42%) PHP
13 1 (0.42%) PROC SQL
13 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.58%) ISEB
4 6 (2.50%) Degree
5 2 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.17%) QA
2 9 (3.75%) WCAG
3 3 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (4.58%) Active Directory
1 11 (4.58%) Docker
2 5 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.42%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) XenApp
6 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.58%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.75%) WMI
3 8 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.08%) Ansible
4 5 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.08%) Puppet
5 4 (1.67%) SCCM
6 3 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
6 3 (1.25%) Grafana
6 3 (1.25%) Icinga
6 3 (1.25%) Nagios
6 3 (1.25%) SCOM
6 3 (1.25%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.25%) Terraform
7 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.42%) Kibana
7 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 88 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 69 (28.75%) Oracle
3 29 (12.08%) SAP
4 11 (4.58%) Citrix
4 11 (4.58%) VMware
5 5 (2.08%) McAfee
6 4 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.25%) Intapp
7 3 (1.25%) Tableau
8 2 (0.83%) Splunk
9 1 (0.42%) Google
9 1 (0.42%) iManage
9 1 (0.42%) Netezza
9 1 (0.42%) Pega
9 1 (0.42%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.42%) Teradata