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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 25 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 14 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.28% 8.94% 11.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.14% 45.83% 62.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 17
Average daily rate £374 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £262 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £346 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.08% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £32.10 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.33% +1.90%
SQL Server
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
58 72 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.89% 19.51% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 58 30
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £32.10 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -8.28%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 18 (47.37%) SQL
1 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 16 (42.11%) Windows
3 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
4 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
5 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
5 10 (26.32%) IIS
5 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (23.68%) .NET
7 7 (18.42%) ETL
7 7 (18.42%) MS Office
7 7 (18.42%) Apache
7 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
7 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (15.79%) CRM
8 6 (15.79%) C#
8 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
8 6 (15.79%) Sophos
8 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
9 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (13.16%) HTML
9 5 (13.16%) Java
9 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
9 5 (13.16%) Python
9 5 (13.16%) MS Excel

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (26.32%) IIS
1 10 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 7 (18.42%) Apache
3 6 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
5 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
6 3 (7.89%) Apache Solr
7 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (2.63%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Intranet
2 2 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.89%) MySQL
5 3 (7.89%) Power BI
5 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) OLAP
6 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.63%) QlikView
7 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (2.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.89%) Subversion
1 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.26%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Publishing
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) IT Manager
2 6 (15.79%) IT Support
2 6 (15.79%) IT Support Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Senior IT Manager
2 6 (15.79%) Senior IT Support
2 6 (15.79%) Senior Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Applications Support
4 2 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 2 (5.26%) DBA
4 2 (5.26%) ETL Developer
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL Developer
4 2 (5.26%) PHP Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Release Manager
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) CSS
2 5 (13.16%) HTML
3 3 (7.89%) Classic ASP
3 3 (7.89%) HTML5
3 3 (7.89%) MDX
4 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) CakePHP
4 2 (5.26%) WCF
4 2 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (5.26%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.63%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.63%) Entity Framework
5 1 (2.63%) jQuery
5 1 (2.63%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Informatics
3 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.16%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Unix
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) ETL
1 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
2 6 (15.79%) CRM
3 5 (13.16%) High Availability
4 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.53%) OO
5 3 (7.89%) Migration
5 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement
5 3 (7.89%) Release Management
5 3 (7.89%) Scrum
5 3 (7.89%) SEO
6 2 (5.26%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.26%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (5.26%) MVC
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) C#
2 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.16%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) Python
3 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.89%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) F#
5 1 (2.63%) Haskell
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Sophos
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) Google
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.89%) Tableau
5 1 (2.63%) Dell
5 1 (2.63%) Informatica
5 1 (2.63%) Talend
5 1 (2.63%) VMware