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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 34 19 6
Rank change year-on-year -15 -13  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 17 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 4.50% 8.96% 11.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 19.54% 33.33% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 19
Median daily rate £400 £338 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £390 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year - +0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.10
% change year-on-year +79.51% -35.35%  

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 87 114 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 23.02% 26.89% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 83 32
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 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £800 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.53%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Sheffield over the 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Sheffield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Sheffield

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 38 (70.37%) SQL
2 20 (37.04%) C#
2 20 (37.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 17 (31.48%) Finance
5 16 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (25.93%) T-SQL
7 12 (22.22%) Windows
8 11 (20.37%) .NET
8 11 (20.37%) ETL
8 11 (20.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (20.37%) jQuery
9 10 (18.52%) MVC
10 9 (16.67%) Oracle
10 9 (16.67%) Entity Framework
11 8 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (14.81%) Replication
12 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
13 6 (11.11%) MySQL
13 6 (11.11%) VBA
13 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
13 6 (11.11%) CRM
13 6 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
13 6 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
13 6 (11.11%) Razor View Engine

SQL Server
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 3 (5.56%) IIS
1 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.70%) Confluence
2 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.85%) DataSynapse
3 1 (1.85%) Liferay
3 1 (1.85%) nginx
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.85%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.85%) IaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
1 2 (3.70%) NAS
1 2 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (1.85%) FCoE
2 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.85%) Firewall
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Intranet
2 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) Multicast
2 1 (1.85%) Network Security
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.04%) SQL Server 2012
2 16 (29.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (20.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (11.11%) MySQL
5 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.70%) Big Data
7 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (3.70%) Redis
7 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.85%) DB2
8 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 7
8 1 (1.85%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) JIRA
2 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.70%) Mercurial
3 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) git-flow
4 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.85%) Maven
4 1 (1.85%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.85%) YouTrack
General
1 17 (31.48%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Banking
2 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Advertising
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Developer
2 17 (31.48%) DBA
3 16 (29.63%) SQL DBA
4 13 (24.07%) SQL Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Architect
5 6 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 6 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (9.26%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (9.26%) SSIS Developer
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) ETL Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (3.70%) PHP Developer
8 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) .NET
1 11 (20.37%) jQuery
2 9 (16.67%) Entity Framework
3 8 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 6 (11.11%) Razor View Engine
4 6 (11.11%) Unity DI Container
5 5 (9.26%) HTML
6 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
6 4 (7.41%) CSS
6 4 (7.41%) WCF
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 3 (5.56%) Web Services
8 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (3.70%) LINQ
8 2 (3.70%) Middleware
9 1 (1.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Replication
2 4 (7.41%) Clustering
3 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.70%) Fintech
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Android
5 1 (1.85%) CentOS
5 1 (1.85%) Solaris
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) ETL
2 10 (18.52%) MVC
3 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.11%) CRM
4 6 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (9.26%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.41%) High Availability
7 3 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.56%) Business Process Analysis
7 3 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (5.56%) DevOps
7 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.56%) Migration
7 3 (5.56%) Server Building
7 3 (5.56%) Web Development
8 2 (3.70%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (3.70%) SDLC
8 2 (3.70%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 38 (70.37%) SQL
2 20 (37.04%) C#
3 14 (25.93%) T-SQL
4 6 (11.11%) VBA
5 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.41%) Java
7 3 (5.56%) PHP
7 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.56%) Python
8 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.85%) C
9 1 (1.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.85%) Perl
9 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) MCSE
3 2 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) MCP
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (3.70%) Xen
4 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.85%) KVM
4 1 (1.85%) NFS
4 1 (1.85%) Shibboleth
4 1 (1.85%) SRDF
4 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) Ansible
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.85%) Packer
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (5.56%) VMware
3 3 (5.56%) Xamarin
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco
4 2 (3.70%) IBM
4 2 (3.70%) Sybase
4 2 (3.70%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.85%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.85%) EMC
5 1 (1.85%) Google
5 1 (1.85%) Intel
5 1 (1.85%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.85%) NetApp
5 1 (1.85%) New Relic
5 1 (1.85%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) WSO2