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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 26 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.76% 3.16% 1.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.06% 9.76% 8.33%
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 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.14%
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
66 82 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 29.07% 32.41% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 36
Average daily rate £310 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £171 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £15.39 £33.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.05 £30.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -7.12%

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 23 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (42.86%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) C#
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) JMS
4 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) Spring
4 2 (28.57%) WCF
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) Silverlight
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) CSS3
5 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) jQuery
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) JMS
2 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
2 2 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
2 2 (28.57%) WPF
2 2 (28.57%) Silverlight
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
2 1 (14.29%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft