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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 48 50 26
Rank change year-on-year +2 -24  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.53% 0.46% 1.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.33% 1.72% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £345 £331 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +1.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £286 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £376 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £330
% change year-on-year -0.70% +6.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -55.29% +70.00%  

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 86 116 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 22.81% 26.79% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 83 31
Median daily rate £400 £475 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +40.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £800 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) jQuery
3 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (25.00%) Xamarin
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (25.00%) LINQ
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management

SQL Server 2008
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 7
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Development Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (25.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (25.00%) LINQ
4 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
4 1 (12.50%) WAP
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) Xamarin
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) DevExpress
3 1 (12.50%) VMware