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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 42 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.42% 9.88% 7.06%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.45% 41.46% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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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
110 41 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.94% 23.84% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 32 21
Average daily rate £469 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.68% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £235 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £375 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
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 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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
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 19 December 2014, 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 21 (70.00%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) .NET
3 14 (46.67%) C#
4 13 (43.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (33.33%) HTML
5 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 10 (33.33%) XML
5 10 (33.33%) .NET Framework
6 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (26.67%) Web Services
7 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (23.33%) MVC
8 7 (23.33%) Marketing
8 7 (23.33%) WCF
8 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (20.00%) Subversion
9 6 (20.00%) CSS
9 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (20.00%) REST
10 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (16.67%) Windows
10 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (16.67%) Finance

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.67%) SAS
2 2 (6.67%) ColdFusion
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) FastStats
2 2 (6.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Force.com
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
7 1 (3.33%) SSDT
7 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (20.00%) Subversion
3 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.33%) Ant
4 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.33%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) FxCop
4 1 (3.33%) StyleCop
General
1 7 (23.33%) Marketing
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (6.67%) ColdFusion Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) VB Developer
6 2 (6.67%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) CRM Developer
7 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Report Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Management Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Management Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (50.00%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 10 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 10 (33.33%) XML
2 10 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 8 (26.67%) Web Services
4 7 (23.33%) WCF
5 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (20.00%) CSS
5 6 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 6 (20.00%) REST
6 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 5 (16.67%) jQuery
7 4 (13.33%) OOXML
7 4 (13.33%) XSLT
7 4 (13.33%) Kendo UI
7 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (10.00%) WF
9 2 (6.67%) Fusebox
9 2 (6.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) N-Tier
3 3 (10.00%) NHS
4 2 (6.67%) DTV
4 2 (6.67%) PMI
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (23.33%) MVC
3 5 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Workflow
4 4 (13.33%) ETL
4 4 (13.33%) CRM
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.67%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) SOA
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) SQL
2 14 (46.67%) C#
3 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.67%) VB6
5 2 (6.67%) VB
5 2 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) SOQL
6 1 (3.33%) SOSL
6 1 (3.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) PMP
1 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Telerik
3 2 (6.67%) Alterian
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) Jaspersoft
4 1 (3.33%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
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