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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 33 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.06% 2.21% 2.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.75% 7.69% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
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£350 £375 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +41.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
SQL Server 2008
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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
80 52 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 28.37% 28.73% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 32
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £278 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 11
Average hourly rate - £15.39 £34.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 31 July 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) E-Learning
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) VB6
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) Local Government
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Access
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Developer
2 1 (20.00%) VB Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) WSDL
3 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Axis
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) VB6
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) VMware