The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 48 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.49% 1.13% 3.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.83% 4.65% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +20.37%
SQL Server 2008
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
109 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 26.59% 24.29% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 33 23
Average daily rate £475 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £231 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Oxford region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (92.31%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
3 6 (46.15%) C#
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
3 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 6 (46.15%) XML
3 6 (46.15%) Subversion
3 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
5 4 (30.77%) CSS
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) N-Tier
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) XSLT
5 4 (30.77%) OOXML
5 4 (30.77%) Marketing
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (30.77%) MVC
5 4 (30.77%) Telerik
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (30.77%) WCF
5 4 (30.77%) jQuery
5 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (30.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SAS
1 2 (15.38%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) SPSS
1 2 (15.38%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (15.38%) Data Mining
5 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Subversion
1 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (30.77%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) Electronics
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Developer
4 2 (15.38%) ColdFusion Developer
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ETL Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) VB6 Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) VB Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) .NET
1 6 (46.15%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
3 4 (30.77%) OOXML
3 4 (30.77%) WCF
3 4 (30.77%) jQuery
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (30.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 4 (30.77%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 4 (30.77%) Kendo UI
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 4 (30.77%) Web Services
3 4 (30.77%) XSLT
4 2 (15.38%) Fusebox
4 2 (15.38%) Ajax
5 1 (7.69%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) N-Tier
3 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 2 (15.38%) DTV
4 1 (7.69%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) MVC
1 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
2 2 (15.38%) ETL
2 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
2 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Direct Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Database Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
2 6 (46.15%) C#
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) VB
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) VB6
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Telerik
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Alterian
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