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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 42 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.36% 4.57% 2.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.49% 22.73% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
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£375 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+47.50% -34.42%
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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
91 44 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 24.73% 20.09% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 26 22
Average daily rate £400 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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 £33.55 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -4.61%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) ETL
5 3 (30.00%) NHS
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (20.00%) WPF
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (20.00%) ETL Development
7 1 (10.00%) REST
7 1 (10.00%) CSS3
7 1 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
7 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (10.00%) Boomi
7 1 (10.00%) SDLC
7 1 (10.00%) HTML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (10.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (30.00%) ETL Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) ColdFusion Developer
5 1 (10.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (10.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) ColdBox
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) CSS3
2 1 (10.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) DTV
2 1 (10.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 2 (20.00%) ETL Development
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Fund Management
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) Kanban
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Open Source
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) MVVM
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (10.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Groovy
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) SAP