The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 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 (MS SQL)
Rank 10 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 23 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 9.66% 11.98% 11.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.51% 46.00% 61.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 13
Average daily rate
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£368 £290 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.72% +81.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £245 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £320 £195
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
SQL Server
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
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

SQL Server
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 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.

1 25 (60.98%) .NET
2 24 (58.54%) C#
3 22 (53.66%) ASP.NET
3 22 (53.66%) MVC
4 19 (46.34%) SQL
5 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
6 16 (39.02%) HTML
6 16 (39.02%) Web Services
6 16 (39.02%) XML
6 16 (39.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (36.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
9 13 (31.71%) CSS
9 13 (31.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (31.71%) jQuery
9 13 (31.71%) .NET Framework
10 11 (26.83%) WCF
10 11 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (24.39%) TDD
11 10 (24.39%) Scrum
11 10 (24.39%) IIS
11 10 (24.39%) WPF
11 10 (24.39%) Ajax
12 9 (21.95%) Unit Testing
13 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
13 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
13 7 (17.07%) Finance

SQL Server
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 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (24.39%) IIS
2 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.32%) Apache
4 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.44%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.88%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) HTTP
1 2 (4.88%) SAN
1 2 (4.88%) iSCSI
1 2 (4.88%) NAS
1 2 (4.88%) FCoE
1 2 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (4.88%) Multicast
1 2 (4.88%) LAN
1 2 (4.88%) WAN
2 1 (2.44%) SMTP
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (39.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (36.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (31.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (26.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (9.76%) MS Access
7 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
8 3 (7.32%) OLAP
9 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (4.88%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (2.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
10 1 (2.44%) HBase
10 1 (2.44%) Base SAS
10 1 (2.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (2.44%) MySQL
10 1 (2.44%) DB2
10 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Retail
3 4 (9.76%) Back Office
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (65.85%) Developer
2 19 (46.34%) .NET Developer
3 4 (9.76%) C# Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Consultant
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Implementation Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (4.88%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Dynamics NAV Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) IT Support
6 1 (2.44%) Designer
6 1 (2.44%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (60.98%) .NET
2 22 (53.66%) ASP.NET
3 16 (39.02%) Web Services
3 16 (39.02%) XML
3 16 (39.02%) HTML
4 13 (31.71%) jQuery
4 13 (31.71%) CSS
4 13 (31.71%) .NET Framework
5 11 (26.83%) WCF
5 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (24.39%) WPF
6 10 (24.39%) Ajax
7 6 (14.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (12.20%) Silverlight
9 3 (7.32%) LINQ
9 3 (7.32%) RESTful
10 2 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (4.88%) REST
10 2 (4.88%) NHibernate
10 2 (4.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) NHS
2 2 (4.88%) FMCG
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.88%) Solaris
4 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) MVC
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (24.39%) TDD
3 10 (24.39%) Scrum
4 9 (21.95%) Unit Testing
5 7 (17.07%) Test Scripting
6 6 (14.63%) CRM
7 4 (9.76%) Benchmarking
7 4 (9.76%) Web Development
8 3 (7.32%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.32%) SOA
8 3 (7.32%) ETL
9 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.88%) ERP
9 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.88%) GAP Analysis
9 2 (4.88%) Migration
9 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
9 2 (4.88%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) C#
2 19 (46.34%) SQL
3 17 (41.46%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.07%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) VB
5 2 (4.88%) VBA
5 2 (4.88%) Java
6 1 (2.44%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.44%) XAML
6 1 (2.44%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) NFS
1 2 (4.88%) Xen
1 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.88%) SRDF
1 2 (4.88%) KVM
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) EMC
5 2 (4.88%) Intel
5 2 (4.88%) DataSynapse
5 2 (4.88%) NetApp
5 2 (4.88%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.44%) NetSuite
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) Sybase
6 1 (2.44%) Siebel