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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South West / Bristol
Rank 25 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 44 84 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 5.44% 9.28% 9.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.65% 42.00% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 66 62
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £413 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

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 127 200 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 15.70% 22.10% 29.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 156 184
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £455 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Bristol

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 65 (49.62%) .NET
2 61 (46.56%) C#
3 58 (44.27%) SQL
4 50 (38.17%) Microsoft
5 46 (35.11%) MVC
6 44 (33.59%) ASP.NET
7 41 (31.30%) JavaScript
8 36 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (25.95%) AngularJS
10 33 (25.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 28 (21.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 27 (20.61%) ASP.NET Web API
12 27 (20.61%) HTML
12 27 (20.61%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (19.85%) Finance
13 26 (19.85%) Microsoft Azure
14 24 (18.32%) T-SQL
14 24 (18.32%) CSS
14 24 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
14 24 (18.32%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (17.56%) SQL Server 2008
15 23 (17.56%) MS Excel
15 23 (17.56%) Scrum
16 20 (15.27%) TDD
17 19 (14.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 17 (12.98%) WCF
18 17 (12.98%) Visual Studio
19 16 (12.21%) Windows
19 16 (12.21%) MySQL
19 16 (12.21%) SharePoint

SQL Server
Top Related 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 16 (12.21%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.58%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.05%) CMS
4 3 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.29%) MQSeries
4 3 (2.29%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.53%) IIS
5 2 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.76%) Apache
6 1 (0.76%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.76%) SAS
6 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (17.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.76%) Maximo
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (18.32%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.82%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.05%) Office 365
5 3 (2.29%) GitHub
6 2 (1.53%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.76%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.34%) SAN
2 3 (2.29%) DNS
3 2 (1.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.76%) Firewall
4 1 (0.76%) Internet
4 1 (0.76%) LAN
4 1 (0.76%) LDAP
4 1 (0.76%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.76%) WAN
4 1 (0.76%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (18.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (17.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (14.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (12.21%) MySQL
6 12 (9.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 12 (9.16%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (8.40%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (8.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (7.63%) Big Data
8 10 (7.63%) Oracle Database
9 9 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (5.34%) MS Access
11 5 (3.82%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (3.82%) Ingres
11 5 (3.82%) NoSQL
11 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
12 4 (3.05%) Power BI
12 4 (3.05%) QlikView
13 3 (2.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (12.98%) Visual Studio
2 12 (9.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (6.87%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.82%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.82%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.05%) GoCD
5 4 (3.05%) Selenium
6 3 (2.29%) HP UFT
6 3 (2.29%) JIRA
6 3 (2.29%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (2.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.53%) NUnit
7 2 (1.53%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.53%) Subversion
7 2 (1.53%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.76%) ERwin
8 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.76%) MSI
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (19.85%) Finance
2 11 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.63%) Marketing
4 9 (6.87%) Electronics
4 9 (6.87%) Manufacturing
5 8 (6.11%) Advertising
6 2 (1.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.76%) Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 86 (65.65%) Developer
2 46 (35.11%) .NET Developer
3 25 (19.08%) C# Developer
4 19 (14.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (12.98%) ASP.NET Developer
6 15 (11.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 13 (9.92%) DBA
7 13 (9.92%) SQL Developer
8 12 (9.16%) Senior .NET Developer
8 12 (9.16%) Senior Developer
8 12 (9.16%) SQL DBA
9 11 (8.40%) Senior C# .NET Developer
9 11 (8.40%) Senior C# Developer
9 11 (8.40%) SSIS Developer
10 10 (7.63%) Analyst
10 10 (7.63%) AWS Developer
10 10 (7.63%) Azure Developer
10 10 (7.63%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (7.63%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (6.11%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (49.62%) .NET
2 44 (33.59%) ASP.NET
3 34 (25.95%) AngularJS
4 28 (21.37%) ASP.NET MVC
5 27 (20.61%) ASP.NET Web API
5 27 (20.61%) HTML
6 24 (18.32%) CSS
7 17 (12.98%) WCF
8 13 (9.92%) jQuery
8 13 (9.92%) REST
9 10 (7.63%) .NET Framework
9 10 (7.63%) JSON
9 10 (7.63%) SOAP
10 9 (6.87%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (6.87%) XML
11 8 (6.11%) Entity Framework
11 8 (6.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 6 (4.58%) HTML5
13 5 (3.82%) Ajax
14 4 (3.05%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.34%) Clustering
3 6 (4.58%) User Experience
4 4 (3.05%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.29%) Blog
5 3 (2.29%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.53%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.53%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.53%) FMCG
6 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.53%) Replication
7 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.76%) CMDB
7 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.21%) Windows
2 14 (10.69%) Linux
3 10 (7.63%) Unix
4 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.05%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.76%) CentOS
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.11%) MVC
2 36 (27.48%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (20.61%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (17.56%) Scrum
5 20 (15.27%) TDD
6 15 (11.45%) ETL
7 14 (10.69%) E-Commerce
8 12 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (9.16%) High Availability
9 10 (7.63%) Microservices
9 10 (7.63%) Web Design
10 9 (6.87%) Data Analysis
10 9 (6.87%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (6.87%) Programme Management
10 9 (6.87%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (6.11%) OO
11 8 (6.11%) Unit Testing
12 7 (5.34%) Migration
13 6 (4.58%) Data Management
13 6 (4.58%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 61 (46.56%) C#
2 58 (44.27%) SQL
3 41 (31.30%) JavaScript
4 24 (18.32%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.40%) Java
6 8 (6.11%) PowerShell
6 8 (6.11%) VBA
7 7 (5.34%) Scala
8 5 (3.82%) C++
8 5 (3.82%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.82%) VC++
9 4 (3.05%) PHP
9 4 (3.05%) Python
9 4 (3.05%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.29%) Ruby
10 3 (2.29%) VB
11 2 (1.53%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.53%) VBScript
12 1 (0.76%) F#
12 1 (0.76%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.05%) Degree
4 2 (1.53%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.53%) MCITP
4 2 (1.53%) MCPD
4 2 (1.53%) MCSA
4 2 (1.53%) MCSD
4 2 (1.53%) MCSE
4 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) ISEB
5 1 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.05%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.05%) Docker
2 4 (3.05%) LXC
3 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.29%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 50 (38.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.45%) SAP
3 14 (10.69%) Oracle
4 9 (6.87%) Xamarin
5 4 (3.05%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.29%) VMware
7 2 (1.53%) CA Agile Central
7 2 (1.53%) HP
7 2 (1.53%) Remedy
7 2 (1.53%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.53%) Sun
7 2 (1.53%) Telerik
8 1 (0.76%) Adobe
8 1 (0.76%) Dell
8 1 (0.76%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.76%) F5
8 1 (0.76%) Gemalto
8 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.76%) Percona
8 1 (0.76%) Tableau
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