The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 19 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.94% 10.55% 8.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.78% 53.49% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 14 8
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£400 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £180.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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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
92 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.70% 19.72% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 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 £329 £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 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing SQL Server 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.

1 37 (71.15%) SQL
2 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (48.08%) .NET
4 22 (42.31%) T-SQL
5 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 19 (36.54%) C#
6 19 (36.54%) jQuery
7 18 (34.62%) Web Development
8 17 (32.69%) HTML
8 17 (32.69%) CSS
9 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET
10 14 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (26.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (26.92%) AngularJS
11 13 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 12 (23.08%) Web Services
12 12 (23.08%) Java
12 12 (23.08%) WPF
12 12 (23.08%) TDD
12 12 (23.08%) SDLC
13 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (21.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (21.15%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (21.15%) Windows
14 10 (19.23%) XML
14 10 (19.23%) Visual Studio
14 10 (19.23%) MySQL
14 10 (19.23%) Scrum
14 10 (19.23%) Amazon AWS

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.38%) JBoss
1 8 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 8 (15.38%) Confluence
2 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.92%) Drupal
5 1 (1.92%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Boomi
4 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) HTTP
2 3 (5.77%) Intranet
3 1 (1.92%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) DHCP
3 1 (1.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (21.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (21.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (19.23%) MySQL
5 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.77%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (5.77%) OLAP
7 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (19.23%) Visual Studio
3 9 (17.31%) JIRA
3 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
4 8 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Publishing
4 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (3.85%) Electronics
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (80.77%) Developer
2 9 (17.31%) C# Developer
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Java Developer
4 7 (13.46%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (9.62%) C# Programmer
5 5 (9.62%) Programmer
5 5 (9.62%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) ETL Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (5.77%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (5.77%) WPF Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (48.08%) .NET
2 19 (36.54%) jQuery
3 17 (32.69%) HTML
3 17 (32.69%) CSS
4 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET
5 14 (26.92%) AngularJS
6 12 (23.08%) Web Services
6 12 (23.08%) WPF
7 10 (19.23%) XML
7 10 (19.23%) HTML5
8 9 (17.31%) CSS3
8 9 (17.31%) RESTful
8 9 (17.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (17.31%) JSON
9 8 (15.38%) MDX
9 8 (15.38%) JDBC
9 8 (15.38%) Java EE
10 4 (7.69%) Spring
10 4 (7.69%) WCF
11 3 (5.77%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 4 (7.69%) NHS
2 2 (3.85%) DTV
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.92%) Social Media
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) Web Development
3 14 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (23.08%) TDD
4 12 (23.08%) SDLC
5 10 (19.23%) Scrum
6 9 (17.31%) BDD
7 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (15.38%) Computer Security
8 7 (13.46%) Automated Testing
8 7 (13.46%) Requirements Management
9 6 (11.54%) Project Management
9 6 (11.54%) ETL
10 5 (9.62%) OO
10 5 (9.62%) Bug Management
11 3 (5.77%) ETL Development
11 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
11 3 (5.77%) MVC
11 3 (5.77%) Integration Testing
12 2 (3.85%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (71.15%) SQL
2 22 (42.31%) T-SQL
3 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 19 (36.54%) C#
5 12 (23.08%) Java
6 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.85%) VBA
7 1 (1.92%) Groovy
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
2 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Progress
3 3 (5.77%) VMware
4 2 (3.85%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) Talend
5 1 (1.92%) Xamarin