Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 14 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 220 176 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 10.56% 9.27% 8.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.15% 45.48% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 127 116
Bristol median daily rate £410 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -3.45%
10th Percentile £265 £298 £278
90th Percentile £575 £475 £475
South West median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Bristol median hourly rate £67.50 £52.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +23.53% -68.52%
10th Percentile £42.85 £46.25 £38.00
90th Percentile £69.75 £58.75 £47.00
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -7.32% +5.81% -6.63%

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 522 387 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 25.06% 20.38% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 276 237
Bristol median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £291 £268
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £13.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +181.48% -66.25% -70.37%
10th Percentile £15.90 £11.25 £29.70
90th Percentile £69.25 £54.25 £46.50
South West median hourly rate £38.75 £37.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year +4.03% +14.62% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 132 (60.00%) .NET
2 116 (52.73%) C#
3 99 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (44.09%) SQL
5 91 (41.36%) ASP.NET
6 87 (39.55%) JavaScript
7 86 (39.09%) MVC
8 81 (36.82%) HTML
9 66 (30.00%) Microsoft
10 64 (29.09%) Microsoft Azure
11 63 (28.64%) Oracle
11 63 (28.64%) CSS
12 44 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 43 (19.55%) ASP.NET Web API
13 43 (19.55%) .NET Framework
14 41 (18.64%) Finance
15 38 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
16 35 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
16 35 (15.91%) PowerShell
17 34 (15.45%) Test Automation
17 34 (15.45%) Scrum
18 32 (14.55%) Windows
19 31 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
20 30 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (13.18%) jQuery
22 27 (12.27%) Git (software)
22 27 (12.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 27 (12.27%) DevOps
23 25 (11.36%) T-SQL
24 24 (10.91%) SOAP

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 13 (5.91%) IIS
2 11 (5.00%) CMS
3 9 (4.09%) Drupal
4 7 (3.18%) Umbraco
5 6 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.27%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.82%) Kentico
8 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.45%) Confluence
9 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.45%) OpenROAD
9 1 (0.45%) SAS
9 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (8.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (5.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.91%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.45%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 64 (29.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (14.09%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.91%) npm
3 13 (5.91%) NuGet
4 10 (4.55%) Office 365
5 5 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.27%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.91%) PaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.45%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.45%) IaaS
7 1 (0.45%) SaaS
7 1 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.36%) HTTP
2 6 (2.73%) NetScaler
3 4 (1.82%) Network Security
4 2 (0.91%) Extranet
4 2 (0.91%) Firewall
4 2 (0.91%) Skype
5 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (5.91%) Power BI
4 12 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (5.00%) MS Access
6 10 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.73%) EDRMS
10 4 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.36%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.91%) QlikView
12 2 (0.91%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.91%) SSDT
13 1 (0.45%) Ingres
13 1 (0.45%) MySQL
13 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 27 (12.27%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.45%) Selenium
3 22 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (7.27%) SpecFlow
5 14 (6.36%) XMLUnit
6 13 (5.91%) Moq
6 13 (5.91%) xUnit.net
7 9 (4.09%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.09%) WebDriver
8 8 (3.64%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.73%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.27%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.82%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.91%) JIRA
13 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
13 1 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
13 1 (0.45%) NUnit
13 1 (0.45%) Protractor
General
1 41 (18.64%) Finance
2 23 (10.45%) Telecoms
3 21 (9.55%) Marketing
4 19 (8.64%) Electronics
4 19 (8.64%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.27%) Banking
6 3 (1.36%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.36%) Legal
7 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.91%) Law
7 2 (0.91%) Retail
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (66.82%) Developer
2 92 (41.82%) .NET Developer
3 30 (13.64%) Senior .NET Developer
3 30 (13.64%) Senior Developer
4 29 (13.18%) C# Developer
5 24 (10.91%) C# .NET Developer
6 21 (9.55%) SQL Developer
7 20 (9.09%) Software Developer
8 19 (8.64%) .NET Software Developer
8 19 (8.64%) ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (6.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (5.45%) Microsoft Developer
10 12 (5.45%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 12 (5.45%) Senior Software Developer
11 10 (4.55%) CRM Developer
11 10 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 9 (4.09%) Architect
12 9 (4.09%) DBA
13 8 (3.64%) Lead Developer
13 8 (3.64%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (60.00%) .NET
2 91 (41.36%) ASP.NET
3 81 (36.82%) HTML
4 63 (28.64%) CSS
5 44 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 43 (19.55%) .NET Framework
6 43 (19.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 29 (13.18%) jQuery
8 24 (10.91%) SOAP
9 23 (10.45%) AngularJS
9 23 (10.45%) Entity Framework
9 23 (10.45%) JSON
10 22 (10.00%) Node.js
10 22 (10.00%) REST
10 22 (10.00%) XML
11 16 (7.27%) ASP.NET Core
11 16 (7.27%) Redux
12 14 (6.36%) React
13 13 (5.91%) Autofac
13 13 (5.91%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (2.27%) Wiki
5 4 (1.82%) Fintech
5 4 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.82%) PKI
6 2 (0.91%) Clustering
6 2 (0.91%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.45%) Replication
7 1 (0.45%) Robotics
7 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.55%) Windows
2 11 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.27%) Unix
5 3 (1.36%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.91%) Android
6 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (39.09%) MVC
3 38 (17.27%) Problem-Solving
4 35 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (15.45%) Scrum
5 34 (15.45%) Test Automation
6 27 (12.27%) DevOps
7 24 (10.91%) Microservices
8 23 (10.45%) Unit Testing
9 22 (10.00%) CRM
9 22 (10.00%) Web Development
10 19 (8.64%) Digital Marketing
10 19 (8.64%) Programme Management
11 18 (8.18%) E-Commerce
12 17 (7.73%) Test Scripting
13 16 (7.27%) Dependency Injection
13 16 (7.27%) SOLID
14 15 (6.82%) SDLC
15 13 (5.91%) OO
15 13 (5.91%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 116 (52.73%) C#
2 97 (44.09%) SQL
3 87 (39.55%) JavaScript
4 35 (15.91%) PowerShell
5 25 (11.36%) T-SQL
6 15 (6.82%) VBA
7 9 (4.09%) Python
7 9 (4.09%) VBScript
8 8 (3.64%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.27%) Korn
9 5 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.36%) C++
10 3 (1.36%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.45%) PHP
11 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.18%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.55%) ISEB
4 5 (2.27%) Degree
5 3 (1.36%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.55%) QA
2 9 (4.09%) WCAG
3 2 (0.91%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.64%) Docker
3 5 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.45%) vSphere
6 1 (0.45%) XenApp
6 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (4.09%) WMI
2 8 (3.64%) Kubernetes
3 5 (2.27%) Ansible
3 5 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.27%) Puppet
4 4 (1.82%) SCCM
4 4 (1.82%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.36%) SCOM
6 1 (0.45%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.45%) Kibana
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 66 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 63 (28.64%) Oracle
3 20 (9.09%) SAP
4 7 (3.18%) Citrix
5 4 (1.82%) VMware
6 3 (1.36%) Intapp
7 2 (0.91%) Splunk
7 2 (0.91%) Tableau
8 1 (0.45%) Google
8 1 (0.45%) iManage
8 1 (0.45%) Pega