Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 27 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 122 197 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 6.73% 9.46% 6.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.85% 39.80% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 132 92
Bristol median daily rate £423 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +10.39% +8.45%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £282
90th Percentile £653 £575 £488
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.81% +16.67%
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -13.58% +15.71% -12.50%

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 272 495 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.99% 23.78% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 338 252
Bristol median daily rate £438 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +6.45% +16.62%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £300
90th Percentile £638 £575 £525
South West median daily rate £450 £450 £420
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 2
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -20.51% +343.18%
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% -9.38%

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 February 2020.

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 February 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 57 (46.72%) Azure
2 53 (43.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (42.62%) SQL
4 50 (40.98%) Microsoft
5 47 (38.52%) .NET
6 44 (36.07%) C#
7 41 (33.61%) DevOps
8 36 (29.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (24.59%) T-SQL
10 29 (23.77%) JavaScript
11 28 (22.95%) Visual Studio
12 27 (22.13%) Power BI
12 27 (22.13%) Power Platform
13 25 (20.49%) Migration
14 24 (19.67%) CSS
14 24 (19.67%) SharePoint
15 22 (18.03%) Active Directory
15 22 (18.03%) HTML
15 22 (18.03%) MVC
16 21 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (16.39%) ASP.NET
17 20 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
17 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Excel
18 19 (15.57%) Git (software)
19 18 (14.75%) Dynamics CRM
19 18 (14.75%) CRM
19 18 (14.75%) Dynamics 365
19 18 (14.75%) Azure Active Directory
20 17 (13.93%) ASP.NET Web API
20 17 (13.93%) ArchiMate

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 24 (19.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.10%) IIS
3 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.46%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.82%) Apache
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.82%) CMS
5 1 (0.82%) Confluence
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.82%) Mule
5 1 (0.82%) Mule ESB
5 1 (0.82%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (16.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (13.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 17 (13.93%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (14.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 57 (46.72%) Azure
2 27 (22.13%) Power Platform
3 18 (14.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 18 (14.75%) Dynamics 365
4 17 (13.93%) Azure Functions
4 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Flow
4 17 (13.93%) PowerApps
4 17 (13.93%) Serverless
5 10 (8.20%) SaaS
6 9 (7.38%) Azure Data Factory
7 8 (6.56%) AWS
8 6 (4.92%) npm
9 5 (4.10%) GitHub
10 3 (2.46%) Azure Stack
10 3 (2.46%) NuGet
10 3 (2.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.46%) DHCP
1 3 (2.46%) DNS
2 2 (1.64%) Firewall
2 2 (1.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.64%) WAN
3 1 (0.82%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.82%) DSL
3 1 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (0.82%) HTTP
3 1 (0.82%) LAN
3 1 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.82%) Skype
3 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (43.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 36 (29.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (22.13%) Power BI
4 12 (9.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (8.20%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (7.38%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.28%) MySQL
8 4 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.28%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.46%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.46%) MS Access
9 3 (2.46%) PowerCenter
9 3 (2.46%) QualityStage
9 3 (2.46%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.46%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (1.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.64%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (22.95%) Visual Studio
2 19 (15.57%) Git (software)
3 13 (10.66%) Selenium
4 12 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (6.56%) JIRA
6 7 (5.74%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (5.74%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (4.92%) gulp
7 6 (4.92%) Postman
7 6 (4.92%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.92%) webpack
8 5 (4.10%) Zephyr
9 4 (3.28%) JMeter
10 3 (2.46%) Moq
10 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (2.46%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.64%) SpecFlow
12 1 (0.82%) Gradle
12 1 (0.82%) Maven
12 1 (0.82%) NUnit
General
1 15 (12.30%) Public Sector
2 7 (5.74%) Finance
3 4 (3.28%) Back Office
4 3 (2.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Electronics
6 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (44.26%) Developer
2 24 (19.67%) .NET Developer
3 20 (16.39%) Architect
4 13 (10.66%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (9.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 11 (9.02%) Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) CRM Architect
7 10 (8.20%) Dynamics CRM Architect
8 9 (7.38%) C# Developer
8 9 (7.38%) Data Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) DBA
8 9 (7.38%) SQL DBA
9 8 (6.56%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (5.74%) CRM Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.74%) SQL Server DBA
11 6 (4.92%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.92%) Consultant
11 6 (4.92%) Lead Developer
11 6 (4.92%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (38.52%) .NET
2 24 (19.67%) CSS
3 22 (18.03%) HTML
4 20 (16.39%) ASP.NET
5 17 (13.93%) ASP.NET Web API
6 16 (13.11%) .NET Core
7 15 (12.30%) AngularJS
8 14 (11.48%) .NET Framework
8 14 (11.48%) Entity Framework
9 12 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (5.74%) JSON
11 6 (4.92%) Angular 2
11 6 (4.92%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (4.10%) Express
12 5 (4.10%) HTML5
12 5 (4.10%) Node.js
13 4 (3.28%) CSS3
13 4 (3.28%) React
13 4 (3.28%) REST
13 4 (3.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.82%) Clustering
4 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.30%) Windows
2 11 (9.02%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.28%) Unix
4 4 (3.28%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.46%) Linux
5 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.82%) AIX
7 1 (0.82%) Android
7 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.61%) DevOps
2 25 (20.49%) Migration
3 22 (18.03%) MVC
4 21 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (16.39%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (14.75%) CRM
7 17 (13.93%) ArchiMate
7 17 (13.93%) B2C
7 17 (13.93%) Open Source
8 10 (8.20%) Kimball Methodology
9 9 (7.38%) ETL
10 8 (6.56%) Waterfall
11 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.10%) Manual Testing
12 5 (4.10%) RAD
12 5 (4.10%) Software Architecture
12 5 (4.10%) Software Engineering
12 5 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.28%) ITIL
13 4 (3.28%) UML
Programming Languages
1 52 (42.62%) SQL
2 44 (36.07%) C#
3 30 (24.59%) T-SQL
4 29 (23.77%) JavaScript
5 10 (8.20%) PowerShell
6 7 (5.74%) VB
7 6 (4.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 6 (4.92%) Python
8 4 (3.28%) Java
8 4 (3.28%) VBA
9 3 (2.46%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.46%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.46%) VB6
9 3 (2.46%) XAML
10 1 (0.82%) C
10 1 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.28%) Degree
4 4 (3.28%) ISEB
5 3 (2.46%) HND
6 2 (1.64%) PMP
7 1 (0.82%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.82%) GDPR
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.92%) Docker
3 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.82%) vSphere
5 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.64%) SCVMM
1 2 (1.64%) Terraform
2 1 (0.82%) Ansible
2 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.82%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 50 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.93%) Sparx
3 12 (9.84%) Oracle
4 5 (4.10%) Databricks
5 4 (3.28%) VMware
6 3 (2.46%) IBM
6 3 (2.46%) Informatica
6 3 (2.46%) Northgate
6 3 (2.46%) Trillium
7 2 (1.64%) Dell
8 1 (0.82%) Aruba
8 1 (0.82%) BT
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco
8 1 (0.82%) Citrix
8 1 (0.82%) CommVault
8 1 (0.82%) Juniper
8 1 (0.82%) McAfee
8 1 (0.82%) SAP
8 1 (0.82%) Sybase
8 1 (0.82%) Veritas