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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 13 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 28 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.48% 9.93% 6.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.94% 32.14% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 21
Median daily rate £475 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £297 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.90 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -23.72%

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
85 84 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.76% 30.88% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 69 62
Median daily rate £450 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.43 - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 39 (69.64%) SQL
2 22 (39.29%) ETL
3 18 (32.14%) Migration
3 18 (32.14%) T-SQL
4 15 (26.79%) Git (software)
5 14 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (25.00%) C#
5 14 (25.00%) .NET
6 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET
6 13 (23.21%) Dell
6 13 (23.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
9 10 (17.86%) FTP
9 10 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (17.86%) Finance
9 10 (17.86%) Talend Open Studio
9 10 (17.86%) RESTful
9 10 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (17.86%) Talend
10 9 (16.07%) Customer Insight
10 9 (16.07%) Boomi
10 9 (16.07%) Publishing
10 9 (16.07%) JIRA
10 9 (16.07%) MySQL
11 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 8 (14.29%) Snowflake Schema
11 8 (14.29%) Informatics

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.36%) Confluence
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.79%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.79%) Drupal
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Infor CloudSuite
1 2 (3.57%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 2 (3.57%) Infor CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.79%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Boomi
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) FTP
2 7 (12.50%) Intranet
3 3 (5.36%) DHCP
3 3 (5.36%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (23.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (21.43%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (17.86%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (16.07%) MySQL
6 8 (14.29%) Snowflake Schema
7 5 (8.93%) MariaDB
7 5 (8.93%) OLAP
7 5 (8.93%) OLTP
8 3 (5.36%) MS Access
9 1 (1.79%) DB2
9 1 (1.79%) Power BI
9 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (26.79%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.86%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (16.07%) JIRA
4 3 (5.36%) Liquibase
5 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.79%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.79%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.79%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.79%) MSTest
6 1 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.79%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.79%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (17.86%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Publishing
3 5 (8.93%) Front Office
4 3 (5.36%) Back Office
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) Developer
2 20 (35.71%) ETL Developer
3 10 (17.86%) .NET Developer
3 10 (17.86%) C# Developer
4 9 (16.07%) Database Developer
4 9 (16.07%) SQL Developer
5 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (12.50%) MySQL Developer
7 6 (10.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (7.14%) OLAP Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (5.36%) DBA
9 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.36%) SQL DBA
9 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Administrator
10 2 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.00%) .NET
2 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET
3 10 (17.86%) RESTful
4 6 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (8.93%) CSS
5 5 (8.93%) HTML
6 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (7.14%) jQuery
6 4 (7.14%) WPF
7 3 (5.36%) Ajax
7 3 (5.36%) WCF
7 3 (5.36%) Web Services
8 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.57%) Silverlight
8 2 (3.57%) WinForms
8 2 (3.57%) XML
8 2 (3.57%) XSLT
9 1 (1.79%) CSS3
9 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.79%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.57%) Replication
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.57%) Android
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) ETL
2 18 (32.14%) Migration
3 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (16.07%) Customer Insight
5 8 (14.29%) Informatics
5 8 (14.29%) MVC
5 8 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (10.71%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (8.93%) Analytics
7 5 (8.93%) Database Tuning
7 5 (8.93%) OO
7 5 (8.93%) OOP
8 4 (7.14%) Process Improvement
9 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.36%) CRM
9 3 (5.36%) Data Analysis
9 3 (5.36%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (69.64%) SQL
2 18 (32.14%) T-SQL
3 14 (25.00%) C#
4 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 7 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (3.57%) VB
6 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.57%) XAML
7 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) CFML
7 1 (1.79%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) vSphere
2 1 (1.79%) XenApp
2 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Dell
2 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.86%) Talend
4 6 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (8.93%) VMware
6 4 (7.14%) NetApp
6 4 (7.14%) Veritas
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle
8 2 (3.57%) Infor
8 2 (3.57%) SAP
8 2 (3.57%) Telerik
8 2 (3.57%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.79%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.79%) Citrix
9 1 (1.79%) Veeam