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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 30 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.03% 19.60% 15.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.29% 57.35% 67.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 18
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +116.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +16.00%
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
85 68 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 31.25% 34.17% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 53 21
Average daily rate £375 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 33 (60.00%) SQL
2 26 (47.27%) .NET
3 22 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (32.73%) C#
5 17 (30.91%) Oracle
5 17 (30.91%) ASP.NET
6 16 (29.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (27.27%) IIS
8 14 (25.45%) Windows
8 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (23.64%) SharePoint
9 13 (23.64%) ITIL
10 12 (21.82%) Linux
10 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
10 12 (21.82%) Migration
10 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
11 11 (20.00%) WCF
11 11 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 11 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (20.00%) Web Services
11 11 (20.00%) XML
12 10 (18.18%) JBoss
12 10 (18.18%) WPF
13 9 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (16.36%) T-SQL
13 9 (16.36%) Firewall
14 8 (14.55%) VB
14 8 (14.55%) OO
15 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (10.91%) PowerShell

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 15 (27.27%) IIS
2 13 (23.64%) SharePoint
3 11 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (18.18%) JBoss
5 2 (3.64%) Apache
6 1 (1.82%) SAS
6 1 (1.82%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.82%) CMS400.NET
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) Firewall
2 1 (1.82%) SSL
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) DNS
2 1 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (16.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.45%) Sybase IQ
6 3 (5.45%) MySQL
6 3 (5.45%) Sybase ASE
6 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.82%) DataStage
8 1 (1.82%) DB2
8 1 (1.82%) OLAP
8 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.82%) QlikView
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.82%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
1 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.82%) Toad
3 1 (1.82%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Developer
2 9 (16.36%) Migration Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) C# Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Analyst
3 6 (10.91%) DBA
4 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.45%) PHP Developer
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (3.64%) MI Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) AWS Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Sybase DBA
6 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.64%) Applications Support
7 1 (1.82%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (1.82%) Administrator
7 1 (1.82%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (47.27%) .NET
2 17 (30.91%) ASP.NET
3 11 (20.00%) WCF
3 11 (20.00%) Web Services
3 11 (20.00%) XML
4 10 (18.18%) WPF
5 6 (10.91%) HTML
6 5 (9.09%) CSS
7 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (7.27%) jQuery
7 4 (7.27%) .NET Framework
8 3 (5.45%) Ajax
9 2 (3.64%) Entity Framework
9 2 (3.64%) REST
10 1 (1.82%) J2EE
10 1 (1.82%) XSLT
10 1 (1.82%) SOAP
10 1 (1.82%) WSDL
10 1 (1.82%) MSMQ
10 1 (1.82%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.64%) Data Integration
1 2 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (3.64%) Life Science
1 2 (3.64%) CCTV
1 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
1 2 (3.64%) Clustering
1 2 (3.64%) Replication
2 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.82%) NHS
2 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.82%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Windows
2 12 (21.82%) Linux
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 5 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) UNIX
6 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) ITIL
3 12 (21.82%) Migration
3 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
4 11 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (14.55%) OO
6 6 (10.91%) ETL
7 5 (9.09%) Scrum
7 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.27%) Web Development
8 4 (7.27%) MVC
9 3 (5.45%) CRM
9 3 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (3.64%) High Availability
10 2 (3.64%) SDLC
10 2 (3.64%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.64%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.64%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.64%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) SQL
2 18 (32.73%) C#
3 12 (21.82%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.36%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.55%) VB
6 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
7 4 (7.27%) VBA
8 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.45%) PHP
9 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.64%) Java
10 1 (1.82%) XAML
10 1 (1.82%) C++
10 1 (1.82%) Perl
10 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.82%) XQuery
10 1 (1.82%) XPath
10 1 (1.82%) X++
10 1 (1.82%) VB6
10 1 (1.82%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) ISEB
2 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.82%) PMP
2 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Foglight
2 1 (1.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (30.91%) Oracle
3 6 (10.91%) NetApp
4 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco
4 5 (9.09%) EMC
4 5 (9.09%) New Relic
5 4 (7.27%) Sybase
6 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.82%) VMware
6 1 (1.82%) AppSense
6 1 (1.82%) Teradata
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix
6 1 (1.82%) Sun
6 1 (1.82%) Cognos
6 1 (1.82%) Ektron