Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 172 164 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 8.78% 9.71% 13.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.11% 50.00% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 126 198
Bristol median daily rate £374 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +4.17% +10.77%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £475 £494 £441
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Bristol median hourly rate £52.50 £42.50 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -68.52% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £38.00 £101.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £47.00 £172.50
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year +21.48% -21.51% +79.17%

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 399 328 437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 20.37% 19.42% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 238 374
Bristol median daily rate £400 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £296 £278 £275
90th Percentile £525 £525 £488
South West median daily rate £400 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Bristol median hourly rate £13.50 £40.00 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.25% -70.37% +184.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £29.70 £101.50
90th Percentile £54.25 £46.50 £172.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +29.63% -20.59% +14.29%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 77 (44.77%) C#
2 75 (43.60%) .NET
3 71 (41.28%) Microsoft
4 68 (39.53%) SQL
5 58 (33.72%) JavaScript
5 58 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (33.14%) MVC
7 51 (29.65%) ASP.NET
8 47 (27.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 46 (26.74%) HTML
10 45 (26.16%) Finance
11 44 (25.58%) AngularJS
12 42 (24.42%) ASP.NET MVC
12 42 (24.42%) Oracle
12 42 (24.42%) CSS
12 42 (24.42%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (23.84%) Scrum
14 39 (22.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 35 (20.35%) jQuery
16 30 (17.44%) REST
17 28 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
17 28 (16.28%) SOAP
18 27 (15.70%) Oracle Database
19 26 (15.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 26 (15.12%) Data Warehouse
19 26 (15.12%) JSON
20 25 (14.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 25 (14.53%) OO
21 24 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
21 24 (13.95%) OOD

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 6 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (3.49%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.91%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.74%) CMS
3 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.16%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.58%) Apache
5 1 (0.58%) IIS
5 1 (0.58%) Liferay
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Maximo
2 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.23%) GitHub
4 5 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.58%) IaaS
6 1 (0.58%) PaaS
6 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.49%) LAN
1 6 (3.49%) WAN
2 5 (2.91%) DHCP
2 5 (2.91%) Firewall
2 5 (2.91%) VPN
3 3 (1.74%) NetScaler
3 3 (1.74%) SAN
4 2 (1.16%) HTTP
4 2 (1.16%) Intranet
4 2 (1.16%) PuTTY
4 2 (1.16%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.58%) Extranet
5 1 (0.58%) GPRS
5 1 (0.58%) GSM
5 1 (0.58%) Internet
5 1 (0.58%) PSTN
5 1 (0.58%) SMS
5 1 (0.58%) SSL
5 1 (0.58%) UMTS
5 1 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 27 (15.70%) Oracle Database
3 26 (15.12%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (14.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (8.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (6.40%) MS Access
7 11 (6.40%) NoSQL
8 9 (5.23%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (4.07%) Power BI
10 7 (4.07%) Relational Database
11 6 (3.49%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 6 (3.49%) Hadoop
11 6 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (2.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (2.91%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (2.91%) MySQL
12 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (10.47%) Visual Studio
2 15 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (5.81%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.07%) TeamCity
5 6 (3.49%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (2.91%) Selenium
7 4 (2.33%) Ant
7 4 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.33%) Maven
8 3 (1.74%) JIRA
8 3 (1.74%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.74%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.16%) GoCD
9 2 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.16%) Subversion
9 2 (1.16%) TestNG
9 2 (1.16%) Toad
General
1 45 (26.16%) Finance
2 20 (11.63%) Banking
3 19 (11.05%) Marketing
4 16 (9.30%) Electronics
4 16 (9.30%) Manufacturing
4 16 (9.30%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.74%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.74%) Local Government
6 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Military
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (71.51%) Developer
2 55 (31.98%) .NET Developer
3 33 (19.19%) C# Developer
4 25 (14.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 24 (13.95%) ASP.NET Developer
5 24 (13.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 19 (11.05%) SQL Developer
7 17 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 17 (9.88%) Software Developer
8 16 (9.30%) .NET Software Developer
8 16 (9.30%) Agile .NET Developer
8 16 (9.30%) Agile C# Developer
8 16 (9.30%) Agile Developer
8 16 (9.30%) Analyst
8 16 (9.30%) C# Software Developer
9 12 (6.98%) Business Developer
9 12 (6.98%) Full Stack Developer
10 10 (5.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 10 (5.81%) Senior Developer
10 10 (5.81%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (43.60%) .NET
2 51 (29.65%) ASP.NET
3 47 (27.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 46 (26.74%) HTML
5 44 (25.58%) AngularJS
6 42 (24.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 42 (24.42%) CSS
7 35 (20.35%) jQuery
8 30 (17.44%) REST
9 28 (16.28%) SOAP
10 26 (15.12%) JSON
10 26 (15.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 10 (5.81%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (5.23%) XML
13 8 (4.65%) React
13 8 (4.65%) WCF
14 7 (4.07%) Node.js
14 7 (4.07%) RESTful
15 6 (3.49%) Entity Framework
16 5 (2.91%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (5.81%) User Experience
2 8 (4.65%) Blog
2 8 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 3 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (1.74%) Private Cloud
3 3 (1.74%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.16%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.58%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.58%) NHS
5 1 (0.58%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.63%) Windows
2 14 (8.14%) Linux
3 9 (5.23%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.33%) Unix
6 3 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.74%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.58%) CentOS
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (33.14%) MVC
3 42 (24.42%) Business Intelligence
4 41 (23.84%) Scrum
5 25 (14.53%) OO
6 24 (13.95%) OOD
6 24 (13.95%) TDD
7 17 (9.88%) ETL
8 16 (9.30%) DevOps
8 16 (9.30%) Digital Marketing
8 16 (9.30%) Programme Management
9 15 (8.72%) Data Modelling
10 14 (8.14%) Migration
11 13 (7.56%) BDD
11 13 (7.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 13 (7.56%) SDLC
11 13 (7.56%) Test Automation
12 12 (6.98%) Microservices
13 10 (5.81%) Data Migration
13 10 (5.81%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 77 (44.77%) C#
2 68 (39.53%) SQL
3 58 (33.72%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.63%) VBA
5 10 (5.81%) Java
5 10 (5.81%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.65%) Scala
7 5 (2.91%) Python
8 4 (2.33%) Ruby
9 3 (1.74%) R
10 2 (1.16%) F#
10 2 (1.16%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.58%) C
11 1 (0.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
1 14 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.07%) Degree
3 2 (1.16%) ISEB
3 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) QA
2 4 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.07%) vSphere
3 6 (3.49%) Docker
4 4 (2.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.74%) LXC
5 3 (1.74%) XenApp
6 2 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.16%) Xen
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.91%) Puppet
2 4 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.33%) WSUS
3 1 (0.58%) Nessus
3 1 (0.58%) Nexpose
3 1 (0.58%) vRealize
Vendors
1 71 (41.28%) Microsoft
2 42 (24.42%) Oracle
3 19 (11.05%) SAP
4 10 (5.81%) VMware
5 9 (5.23%) Teradata
6 6 (3.49%) Citrix
7 5 (2.91%) Tableau
8 3 (1.74%) EMC
8 3 (1.74%) IBM
9 2 (1.16%) HP
9 2 (1.16%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.16%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.58%) Cisco
10 1 (0.58%) Cognos
10 1 (0.58%) Informatica
10 1 (0.58%) Rapid7
10 1 (0.58%) Software AG
10 1 (0.58%) Talend
10 1 (0.58%) webMethods