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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 10 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 29 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.62% 10.33% 6.97%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.00% 44.90% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £458 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £20.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
50 49 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.47% 23.00% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 43
Average daily rate £310 £320 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £489 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £20.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -42.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 36 (65.45%) .NET
2 32 (58.18%) C#
3 30 (54.55%) ASP.NET
4 25 (45.45%) SQL
5 21 (38.18%) MVC
6 20 (36.36%) HTML
7 15 (27.27%) XML
7 15 (27.27%) .NET Framework
7 15 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 14 (25.45%) jQuery
9 13 (23.64%) Web Services
10 11 (20.00%) CSS
10 11 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 11 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (18.18%) NHibernate
12 9 (16.36%) Dynamics CRM
12 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
12 9 (16.36%) CRM
12 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
13 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
13 8 (14.55%) T-SQL
13 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
13 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (14.55%) Ajax
13 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (12.73%) TDD
14 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (12.73%) Web Development

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (3.64%) IIS
1 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.64%) SAS
1 2 (3.64%) ColdFusion
1 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) SPSS
2 2 (3.64%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (5.45%) MS Access
8 2 (3.64%) Data Mining
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
8 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.82%) OLTP
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.82%) OLAP
9 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
2 7 (12.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (10.91%) MSTest
3 6 (10.91%) NUnit
3 6 (10.91%) Subversion
4 3 (5.45%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (9.09%) Marketing
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Publishing
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (85.45%) Developer
2 26 (47.27%) .NET Developer
3 14 (25.45%) ASP.NET Developer
4 11 (20.00%) SQL Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Senior .NET Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (9.09%) C# Developer
8 4 (7.27%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.27%) SQL DBA
8 4 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (7.27%) DBA
8 4 (7.27%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 3 (5.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (65.45%) .NET
2 30 (54.55%) ASP.NET
3 20 (36.36%) HTML
4 15 (27.27%) XML
4 15 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 15 (27.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (25.45%) jQuery
6 13 (23.64%) Web Services
7 11 (20.00%) CSS
7 11 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 10 (18.18%) NHibernate
9 8 (14.55%) Ajax
10 6 (10.91%) JSON
10 6 (10.91%) WCF
10 6 (10.91%) REST
10 6 (10.91%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 5 (9.09%) XSLT
12 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (7.27%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) N-Tier
2 3 (5.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) DTV
4 1 (1.82%) Statistics
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.91%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) MVC
2 11 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 9 (16.36%) CRM
4 7 (12.73%) TDD
4 7 (12.73%) Web Development
5 6 (10.91%) Scrum
6 4 (7.27%) ETL
6 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.27%) OOP
6 4 (7.27%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.64%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.64%) Data Analysis
7 2 (3.64%) Service Management
7 2 (3.64%) Workflow
8 1 (1.82%) Information Security
8 1 (1.82%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) C#
2 25 (45.45%) SQL
3 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.55%) T-SQL
5 7 (12.73%) VB.NET
6 4 (7.27%) Java
7 3 (5.45%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.82%) VB6
8 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) ISEB
2 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) Telerik
3 3 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.64%) Alterian
4 2 (3.64%) Google
5 1 (1.82%) SAP