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 3 months to 27 June 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)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 16 8
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 90 64 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.56% 7.54% 11.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 52.02% 41.29% 51.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 53 90
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £170.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

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 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 173 155 201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 20.31% 18.26% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 116 162
Median daily rate £400 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £28.50 £170.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -83.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 68 (50.75%) SQL
2 61 (45.52%) .NET
3 58 (43.28%) C#
4 56 (41.79%) Microsoft
5 42 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (29.10%) ASP.NET
7 37 (27.61%) MVC
7 37 (27.61%) JavaScript
8 32 (23.88%) Finance
9 31 (23.13%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (22.39%) Oracle
10 30 (22.39%) ASP.NET Web API
11 29 (21.64%) Scrum
12 28 (20.90%) AngularJS
13 27 (20.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 25 (18.66%) HTML
15 24 (17.91%) ASP.NET MVC
16 23 (17.16%) TDD
17 22 (16.42%) CSS
17 22 (16.42%) Windows
18 20 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
19 19 (14.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 18 (13.43%) REST
21 17 (12.69%) jQuery
21 17 (12.69%) ETL
22 16 (11.94%) SOAP
22 16 (11.94%) T-SQL
22 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
23 15 (11.19%) SQL Server 2012
24 14 (10.45%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 (6.72%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.22%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.99%) Apache
4 4 (2.99%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.24%) CMS
5 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.24%) IIS
6 2 (1.49%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.75%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.75%) Liferay
7 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.24%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (5.97%) Maximo
3 2 (1.49%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (4.48%) GitHub
4 4 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.49%) Office 365
6 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.73%) DHCP
1 5 (3.73%) LAN
1 5 (3.73%) VPN
1 5 (3.73%) WAN
2 4 (2.99%) Firewall
2 4 (2.99%) SAN
3 3 (2.24%) DNS
3 3 (2.24%) HTTP
3 3 (2.24%) LDAP
3 3 (2.24%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.49%) Internet
4 2 (1.49%) NAS
4 2 (1.49%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.49%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.75%) GPRS
5 1 (0.75%) GSM
5 1 (0.75%) PSTN
5 1 (0.75%) UMTS
5 1 (0.75%) VoIP
5 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (14.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (11.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (8.96%) Oracle Database
4 12 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (8.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (7.46%) Relational Database
6 10 (7.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (6.72%) MySQL
8 6 (4.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (4.48%) NoSQL
8 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (3.73%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.73%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.99%) RDBMS
11 3 (2.24%) MS Access
11 3 (2.24%) Power BI
12 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.49%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (6.72%) TeamCity
1 9 (6.72%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.97%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.48%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (3.73%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.73%) Selenium
6 4 (2.99%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.24%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.24%) GoCD
7 3 (2.24%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.49%) Ant
8 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.49%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.49%) TestNG
8 2 (1.49%) Toad
8 2 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (23.88%) Finance
2 12 (8.96%) Marketing
3 11 (8.21%) Telecoms
4 10 (7.46%) Electronics
4 10 (7.46%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.99%) Banking
6 2 (1.49%) Advertising
6 2 (1.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 82 (61.19%) Developer
2 38 (28.36%) .NET Developer
3 21 (15.67%) C# Developer
4 13 (9.70%) Analyst
4 13 (9.70%) ASP.NET Developer
4 13 (9.70%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (8.96%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (7.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (6.72%) Software Developer
7 9 (6.72%) SQL Developer
8 8 (5.97%) .NET Software Developer
8 8 (5.97%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 8 (5.97%) C# Software Developer
8 8 (5.97%) DBA
8 8 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
8 8 (5.97%) SQL DBA
8 8 (5.97%) Tester
9 7 (5.22%) Polyglot Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (45.52%) .NET
2 39 (29.10%) ASP.NET
3 30 (22.39%) ASP.NET Web API
4 28 (20.90%) AngularJS
5 25 (18.66%) HTML
6 24 (17.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 22 (16.42%) CSS
8 18 (13.43%) REST
9 17 (12.69%) jQuery
10 16 (11.94%) SOAP
11 14 (10.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 12 (8.96%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (8.96%) WCF
12 12 (8.96%) XML
13 10 (7.46%) JSON
14 9 (6.72%) Web Services
15 8 (5.97%) .NET Framework
15 8 (5.97%) RESTful
16 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 6 (4.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) Public Cloud
1 8 (5.97%) User Experience
2 7 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (4.48%) Blog
4 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.24%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.49%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.75%) Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (16.42%) Windows
2 13 (9.70%) Linux
3 11 (8.21%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.48%) Unix
6 4 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.49%) CentOS
8 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.61%) MVC
3 31 (23.13%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (21.64%) Scrum
5 23 (17.16%) TDD
6 17 (12.69%) ETL
7 14 (10.45%) Microservices
8 12 (8.96%) Migration
8 12 (8.96%) OO
9 11 (8.21%) BDD
9 11 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (7.46%) DevOps
10 10 (7.46%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (7.46%) Programme Management
11 9 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (6.72%) OOD
11 9 (6.72%) Test Automation
12 8 (5.97%) Kanban
12 8 (5.97%) SDLC
12 8 (5.97%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 68 (50.75%) SQL
2 58 (43.28%) C#
3 37 (27.61%) JavaScript
4 16 (11.94%) T-SQL
5 13 (9.70%) Java
6 12 (8.96%) Scala
7 11 (8.21%) PowerShell
8 9 (6.72%) Python
9 7 (5.22%) Ruby
9 7 (5.22%) VBA
10 4 (2.99%) VB
11 3 (2.24%) Perl
11 3 (2.24%) VB.NET
12 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.49%) F#
12 2 (1.49%) PHP
12 2 (1.49%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.49%) VBScript
13 1 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.75%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.24%) Degree
4 2 (1.49%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.49%) ISEB
4 2 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.73%) Docker
3 5 (3.73%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.73%) vSphere
4 4 (2.99%) LXC
5 3 (2.24%) XenApp
6 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.49%) Xen
7 1 (0.75%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.73%) Puppet
3 2 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.49%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.49%) SCCM
3 2 (1.49%) vRealize
3 2 (1.49%) WSUS
4 1 (0.75%) Nessus
4 1 (0.75%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 56 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 30 (22.39%) Oracle
3 10 (7.46%) SAP
4 8 (5.97%) VMware
5 6 (4.48%) HP
6 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.24%) Citrix
7 3 (2.24%) IBM
7 3 (2.24%) Tableau
8 2 (1.49%) arcserve
8 2 (1.49%) CA Agile Central
8 2 (1.49%) Cisco
8 2 (1.49%) Dell
9 1 (0.75%) Adobe
9 1 (0.75%) Apple
9 1 (0.75%) Cognos
9 1 (0.75%) Informatica
9 1 (0.75%) Juniper
9 1 (0.75%) Nokia
9 1 (0.75%) Remedy
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