The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Oxford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 25 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.37% 2.42% 3.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 56.82% 18.75% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 4
Average daily rate £325 £344 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £299 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £389 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
44 32 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.26% 12.90% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 42
Average daily rate £325 £400 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
Oxfordshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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 23 (54.76%) .NET
2 20 (47.62%) C#
3 18 (42.86%) SQL
4 17 (40.48%) ASP.NET
5 16 (38.10%) MVC
6 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 13 (30.95%) Ajax
7 13 (30.95%) XML
8 12 (28.57%) NHibernate
8 12 (28.57%) jQuery
9 11 (26.19%) Scrum
9 11 (26.19%) TDD
9 11 (26.19%) HTML
10 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 9 (21.43%) Oracle
10 9 (21.43%) CSS
10 9 (21.43%) Web Services
10 9 (21.43%) Web Development
11 8 (19.05%) .NET Framework
11 8 (19.05%) JSON
11 8 (19.05%) NUnit
11 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
11 8 (19.05%) MSTest
11 8 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (19.05%) Razor View Engine
12 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (14.29%) ETL
13 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (14.29%) Microsoft

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (7.14%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.38%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.38%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Wireless
1 1 (2.38%) IPv4
1 1 (2.38%) SAN
1 1 (2.38%) VoIP
1 1 (2.38%) DHCP
1 1 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle OWB
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (7.14%) RDBMS
5 3 (7.14%) MySQL
5 3 (7.14%) MS Access
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (7.14%) Pentaho
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.38%) OLTP
7 1 (2.38%) OLAP
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) NUnit
1 8 (19.05%) MSTest
2 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
3 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (2.38%) Marketing
1 1 (2.38%) Electronics
1 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
1 1 (2.38%) Automotive
1 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (80.95%) Developer
2 16 (38.10%) .NET Developer
3 11 (26.19%) ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (21.43%) Senior Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (19.05%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (16.67%) SQL Developer
7 5 (11.90%) C# Developer
7 5 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
8 4 (9.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (7.14%) Software Developer
9 3 (7.14%) DBA
9 3 (7.14%) SQL DBA
9 3 (7.14%) ColdFusion Developer
9 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 2 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
10 2 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
10 2 (4.76%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (54.76%) .NET
2 17 (40.48%) ASP.NET
3 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (30.95%) Ajax
4 13 (30.95%) XML
5 12 (28.57%) NHibernate
5 12 (28.57%) jQuery
6 11 (26.19%) HTML
7 9 (21.43%) CSS
7 9 (21.43%) Web Services
8 8 (19.05%) .NET Framework
8 8 (19.05%) JSON
8 8 (19.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 8 (19.05%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (9.52%) RESTful
9 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (9.52%) LINQ
9 4 (9.52%) SOAP
10 3 (7.14%) Visualforce
11 2 (4.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) NHS
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.14%) Data Integration
2 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) DTV
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) MVC
2 11 (26.19%) Scrum
2 11 (26.19%) TDD
3 9 (21.43%) Web Development
4 8 (19.05%) Unit Testing
5 6 (14.29%) ETL
5 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
7 4 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.52%) OOP
7 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
7 4 (9.52%) CRM
8 3 (7.14%) UML
9 2 (4.76%) Migration
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (2.38%) Project Management
10 1 (2.38%) SOA
10 1 (2.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (47.62%) C#
2 18 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.14%) Apex Code
5 2 (4.76%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) VBA
6 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) Python
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Informatica
4 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (7.14%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.38%) Remedy
5 1 (2.38%) Apple
5 1 (2.38%) Sage
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) Dell
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) Cerner
5 1 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Telerik
5 1 (2.38%) Tableau
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