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 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 (MS SQL)
Rank 17 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 32 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.30% 13.08% 11.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.41% 58.33% 46.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 9
Average daily rate
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£398 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £458
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 £23.75 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.39% -17.27%
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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
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
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 35 (70.00%) SQL
2 25 (50.00%) .NET
3 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (44.00%) T-SQL
5 19 (38.00%) C#
6 18 (36.00%) JavaScript
7 17 (34.00%) Web Development
7 17 (34.00%) jQuery
8 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (32.00%) HTML
8 16 (32.00%) CSS
9 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
9 15 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
10 13 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (26.00%) AngularJS
11 12 (24.00%) SDLC
11 12 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (24.00%) WPF
11 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
12 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (20.00%) Finance
13 10 (20.00%) Scrum
13 10 (20.00%) TDD
13 10 (20.00%) Java
13 10 (20.00%) Windows
13 10 (20.00%) Web Services
14 9 (18.00%) MySQL
14 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server
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 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 7 (14.00%) JBoss
1 7 (14.00%) Tomcat
1 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (14.00%) Confluence
2 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.00%) Drupal
4 1 (2.00%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.00%) Boomi
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) HTTP
2 3 (6.00%) Intranet
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (18.00%) MySQL
6 6 (12.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.00%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (6.00%) OLAP
7 3 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (16.00%) JIRA
3 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (2.00%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.00%) Electronics
2 4 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.00%) Marketing
3 3 (6.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (78.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) SQL Developer
3 10 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 8 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Programmer
6 5 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 5 (10.00%) C# Programmer
7 3 (6.00%) WPF Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 2 (4.00%) NHS Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Report Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Business Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Business Manager
8 2 (4.00%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (50.00%) .NET
2 17 (34.00%) jQuery
3 16 (32.00%) HTML
3 16 (32.00%) CSS
4 15 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (26.00%) AngularJS
6 12 (24.00%) WPF
7 10 (20.00%) Web Services
8 9 (18.00%) HTML5
9 8 (16.00%) RESTful
9 8 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (16.00%) CSS3
9 8 (16.00%) XML
9 8 (16.00%) JSON
9 8 (16.00%) MDX
10 7 (14.00%) Java EE
10 7 (14.00%) JDBC
11 4 (8.00%) Spring
12 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
12 3 (6.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) NHS
2 4 (8.00%) DTV
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.00%) Social Media
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Web Development
3 15 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (24.00%) SDLC
5 10 (20.00%) Scrum
5 10 (20.00%) TDD
6 8 (16.00%) BDD
7 7 (14.00%) Automated Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Requirements Management
7 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (14.00%) Computer Security
8 6 (12.00%) ETL
8 6 (12.00%) Project Management
9 5 (10.00%) OO
9 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 5 (10.00%) Bug Management
10 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
10 4 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
11 3 (6.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (70.00%) SQL
2 22 (44.00%) T-SQL
3 19 (38.00%) C#
4 18 (36.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.00%) VBA
7 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.00%) Groovy
8 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Puppet
1 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 7 (14.00%) Progress
3 4 (8.00%) SAP
4 3 (6.00%) VMware
5 2 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix
6 1 (2.00%) Informatica
6 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.00%) Talend
6 1 (2.00%) Xamarin