The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 36 34
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.43% 2.97% 0.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.52% 9.32% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 1
Median daily rate - £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £30.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +35.00% +27.65%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 66 118 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 28.33% 31.89% 34.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 100 62
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £750 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Sheffield

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Sheffield.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) DevExpress
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) YouTrack
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) ReSharper
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (33.33%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Data Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) DevExpress