Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 14 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 50 81 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 7.35% 8.39% 12.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.97% 31.15% 48.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 66 107
Sheffield median daily rate £343 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.74% -5.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £275
90th Percentile £550 £525 £563
South Yorkshire median daily rate £343 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -8.53% -3.23% +23.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Sheffield median hourly rate - - £12.00
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £12.00

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 139 260 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 20.44% 26.94% 26.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 199 152
Sheffield median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £325 £304 £275
90th Percentile £645 £575 £537
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Sheffield median hourly rate £28.00 £50.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% +316.67% -22.29%
10th Percentile £15.15 £50.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.25 £50.00 £25.80
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £28.00 £31.00 £15.39
% change year-on-year -9.68% +101.43% +0.03%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Sheffield.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Sheffield over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 24 November 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 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.00%) SQL
2 22 (44.00%) Oracle
3 19 (38.00%) .NET
4 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (36.00%) Oracle Database
5 16 (32.00%) Finance
5 16 (32.00%) Migration
5 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (30.00%) C#
7 13 (26.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (24.00%) Bash Shell
9 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (22.00%) Unix
10 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
10 10 (20.00%) ETL
10 10 (20.00%) Linux
11 9 (18.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (18.00%) Python
12 8 (16.00%) Sybase
12 8 (16.00%) DB2
12 8 (16.00%) MVC
12 8 (16.00%) Perl
12 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
12 8 (16.00%) SAN
12 8 (16.00%) TeamCity
12 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
12 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration

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 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Office 365
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (6.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) SAN
1 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.00%) Intranet
3 4 (8.00%) SMS
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
4 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.00%) Oracle Database
2 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (26.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (16.00%) DB2
6 8 (16.00%) Power BI
7 7 (14.00%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (14.00%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (12.00%) MySQL
9 4 (8.00%) DataStage
10 3 (6.00%) Snowflake Schema
10 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
11 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
12 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
12 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) TeamCity
2 5 (10.00%) ReSharper
2 5 (10.00%) Subversion
2 5 (10.00%) YouTrack
3 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (2.00%) ProC
5 1 (2.00%) Selenium
5 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (64.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) SQL Developer
3 10 (20.00%) Consultant
4 8 (16.00%) .NET Developer
5 7 (14.00%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) OBIEE Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.00%) WinForms Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Oracle Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.00%) DBA
9 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (4.00%) OBIEE Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) .NET
2 10 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 6 (12.00%) jQuery
3 6 (12.00%) Razor View Engine
3 6 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (12.00%) Web Services
4 5 (10.00%) WCF
4 5 (10.00%) WinForms
5 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (6.00%) Angular 2
6 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.00%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.00%) .NET Core
7 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.00%) Ajax
8 1 (2.00%) CSS
8 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Unix
2 10 (20.00%) Linux
3 7 (14.00%) Windows
4 3 (6.00%) MVS
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Migration
3 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (20.00%) ETL
5 9 (18.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.00%) MVC
6 8 (16.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (14.00%) Data Integration
8 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
9 5 (10.00%) Use Case
10 4 (8.00%) BDD
10 4 (8.00%) Data Transformation
11 3 (6.00%) Mobile First
11 3 (6.00%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (6.00%) TDD
11 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis
12 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) SQL
2 15 (30.00%) C#
3 12 (24.00%) Bash Shell
4 9 (18.00%) Python
5 8 (16.00%) Perl
5 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (6.00%) Java
8 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.00%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) GCP
2 2 (4.00%) GDPR
3 1 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Ansible
2 3 (6.00%) Grafana
2 3 (6.00%) Prometheus
3 2 (4.00%) Terraform
4 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Oracle
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.00%) Sybase
4 5 (10.00%) DevExpress
5 3 (6.00%) Splunk
6 1 (2.00%) CyberArk
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Tableau