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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 21 24 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 12 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.04% 2.60% 0.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 19.05% 10.00% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate
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£385 £300 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +20.37%
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 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 26.47% 26.04% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 24 29
Average daily rate £400 £300 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 3
Average hourly rate - £29.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (81.25%) C#
2 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET
2 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 13 (81.25%) MVC
3 12 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (68.75%) jQuery
4 11 (68.75%) CSS
4 11 (68.75%) Web Services
4 11 (68.75%) HTML
5 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
5 9 (56.25%) XML
5 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
5 9 (56.25%) Scrum
5 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (56.25%) Ajax
5 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (43.75%) TDD
6 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
6 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
6 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (43.75%) WPF
6 7 (43.75%) IIS
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
8 5 (31.25%) SQL
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (25.00%) WCF
9 4 (25.00%) Silverlight

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (43.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (12.50%) OLAP
6 2 (12.50%) MS Access
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Development Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
1 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET
2 11 (68.75%) CSS
2 11 (68.75%) Web Services
2 11 (68.75%) HTML
2 11 (68.75%) jQuery
3 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (56.25%) Ajax
3 9 (56.25%) XML
4 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
4 7 (43.75%) WPF
5 4 (25.00%) Silverlight
5 4 (25.00%) WCF
6 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 1 (6.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) MVC
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Unit Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) CRM
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Web Development
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) XAML
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft