Period
to 24 September 2020

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 24 September 2020 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 17 12
Rank change year-on-year -27 -5 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 14 158 228
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 2.55% 8.14% 11.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 22.58% 48.47% 43.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 121 177
Median daily rate £380 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +3.03% +14.58%
10th Percentile £277 £331 £266
90th Percentile £530 £525 £568
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £67.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.74% +28.57%
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £30.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +37.70% -21.79% -17.89%

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 62 326 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.29% 16.80% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 250 404
Median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £302 £285
90th Percentile £538 £575 £550
South West median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £51.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -30.10% +285.05%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% -3.80%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Bristol over the 6 months to 24 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Bristol.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, 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 7 (50.00%) Azure
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Law
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
5 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (14.29%) Clustering
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) Middleware
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) Public Sector
5 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization

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 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.14%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (7.14%) Power BI
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) ProC
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (21.43%) Law
2 2 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) DBA
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Core
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 2 (14.29%) ETL
3 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
3 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (7.14%) Business Case
4 1 (7.14%) Complex ETL
4 1 (7.14%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Development
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) PTC
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Talend