The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 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 (MS SQL)
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 19 12
Rank change year-on-year -10 -7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 3.86% 8.11% 11.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.64% 25.42% 32.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 15
Median daily rate £350 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £350 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £525 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

SQL Server 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
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing SQL Server 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 in Sheffield

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Sheffield

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) T-SQL
2 10 (38.46%) C#
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (26.92%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (26.92%) MVC
5 7 (26.92%) Finance
6 6 (23.08%) Migration
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) ETL
6 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle
6 6 (23.08%) jQuery
6 6 (23.08%) Entity Framework
7 5 (19.23%) High Availability
7 5 (19.23%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (19.23%) Unity DI Container
7 5 (19.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 5 (19.23%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (19.23%) VBA
8 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (15.38%) .NET
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server

SQL Server
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (3.85%) DataSynapse
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) FCoE
2 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) Multicast
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (26.92%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (3.85%) CouchDB
7 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.85%) HBase
7 1 (3.85%) Power BI
7 1 (3.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Maven
1 1 (3.85%) ReSharper
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (3.85%) YouTrack
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Developer
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Developer
3 6 (23.08%) DBA
3 6 (23.08%) SQL DBA
4 5 (19.23%) Architect
4 5 (19.23%) C# Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (19.23%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (11.54%) OBIEE Developer
7 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (7.69%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (7.69%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.85%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Entity Framework
1 6 (23.08%) jQuery
2 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 5 (19.23%) Razor View Engine
2 5 (19.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 5 (19.23%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (15.38%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.69%) HTML
4 2 (7.69%) MDX
4 2 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.85%) Apache Avro
5 1 (3.85%) Backbone.js
5 1 (3.85%) CSS3
5 1 (3.85%) Dojo
5 1 (3.85%) HTML5
5 1 (3.85%) JSON
5 1 (3.85%) Node.js
5 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) MVC
2 6 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (23.08%) ETL
2 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) High Availability
3 5 (19.23%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Data Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (7.69%) OO
5 2 (7.69%) OOP
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 2 (7.69%) Use Case
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (3.85%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) C#
2 10 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 5 (19.23%) VBA
4 2 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) MCSA
1 2 (7.69%) MCSE
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) KVM
2 1 (3.85%) NFS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.85%) SRDF
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) DevExpress
3 1 (3.85%) EMC
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Intel
3 1 (3.85%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.85%) NetApp
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase
3 1 (3.85%) Tableau
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Xamarin
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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