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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 41 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.45% 4.21% 2.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.38% 18.75% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
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£369 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.50% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
SQL Server 2008
Oxfordshire

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
93 48 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 27.03% 22.43% 24.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 24 26
Average daily rate £412 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.71% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £180.00 £25.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+620.00% +108.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) NHS
3 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (33.33%) WPF
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (22.22%) WCF
4 2 (22.22%) Puppet
4 2 (22.22%) REST
4 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 2 (22.22%) Social Media
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 2 (22.22%) Silverlight
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) XML
5 1 (11.11%) XSLT
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (11.11%) ETL

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 1 (11.11%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Developer
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) WPF Developer
4 1 (11.11%) ETL Developer
4 1 (11.11%) ColdFusion Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) WPF
2 2 (22.22%) Silverlight
2 2 (22.22%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) WCF
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) XSLT
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) ColdBox
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (22.22%) Social Media
3 1 (11.11%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) Software Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) MVVM
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (11.11%) Data Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (11.11%) Fund Management
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Multithreading
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Groovy
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) SAP