The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 21 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.85% 2.38% 2.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.35% 7.69% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£275 £223 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% -19.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-35.24% +1.66%
SQL Server 2008
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
63 78 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 29.17% 30.95% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 47 32
Average daily rate £300 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 0
Average hourly rate £15.39 £33.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.30 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.63% +8.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Sheffield region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) MVC
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) HTML
4 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (50.00%) CSS
4 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 8 (50.00%) CSS3
4 8 (50.00%) Web Application Development
4 8 (50.00%) jQuery
4 8 (50.00%) HTML5
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (12.50%) WCF
6 2 (12.50%) WPF
6 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (12.50%) Spring
6 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
6 2 (12.50%) Web Services
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Java

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) OLAP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Information Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 8 (50.00%) CSS
2 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (50.00%) jQuery
2 8 (50.00%) HTML5
2 8 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 8 (50.00%) CSS3
2 8 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) WCF
3 2 (12.50%) WPF
3 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
3 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) JMS
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 2 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (12.50%) Spring
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) AIX
1 1 (6.25%) Solaris
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) MVC
2 8 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) C#
2 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Talend
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle