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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 39 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.02% 1.69% 0.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.53% 7.32% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate £425 £163 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+161.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £28.69 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+38.55% -8.19%
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
85 82 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 29.01% 23.10% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 58 26
Average daily rate £450 £413 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £163 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) ETL
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (62.50%) C#
4 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (50.00%) WCF
5 4 (50.00%) Change Management
5 4 (50.00%) Migration
5 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
5 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (50.00%) SDLC
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (25.00%) ETL Development
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) Java
7 1 (12.50%) Perl
7 1 (12.50%) Windows
7 1 (12.50%) Linux
7 1 (12.50%) Python
7 1 (12.50%) .NET
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) Informatica
7 1 (12.50%) Publishing

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (12.50%) QlikView
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) ETL Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ETL
2 5 (62.50%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (50.00%) Change Management
3 4 (50.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) ETL Development
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Complex ETL
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Release Management
5 1 (12.50%) Secure Coding
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (62.50%) C#
3 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Perl
5 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Informatica
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Tableau
1 1 (12.50%) Talend