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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 33 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.94% 12.17% 8.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.76% 63.64% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
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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
83 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.00% 19.13% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 19 21
Average daily rate £400 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £302 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £180.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+620.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 7 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 7 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 23 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (40.00%) C#
5 19 (38.00%) T-SQL
6 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
7 16 (32.00%) HTML
7 16 (32.00%) CSS
7 16 (32.00%) Web Development
7 16 (32.00%) jQuery
8 14 (28.00%) ASP.NET
9 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
9 13 (26.00%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (26.00%) WPF
9 13 (26.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (26.00%) AngularJS
10 12 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
11 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (22.00%) SDLC
11 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (20.00%) Finance
12 10 (20.00%) TDD
12 10 (20.00%) Windows
12 10 (20.00%) Web Services
13 9 (18.00%) MySQL
13 9 (18.00%) Java
13 9 (18.00%) Scrum
13 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 1 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Boomi
2 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) HTTP
2 3 (6.00%) Intranet
3 1 (2.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (22.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (18.00%) MySQL
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (6.00%) OLAP Cube
6 3 (6.00%) OLAP
7 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (18.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (16.00%) JIRA
3 8 (16.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
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 36 (72.00%) Developer
2 11 (22.00%) C# Developer
3 9 (18.00%) SQL Developer
3 9 (18.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Java Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Programmer
6 5 (10.00%) C# Programmer
7 4 (8.00%) WPF Developer
7 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Data Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 2 (4.00%) NHS Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Report Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (50.00%) .NET
2 16 (32.00%) HTML
2 16 (32.00%) CSS
2 16 (32.00%) jQuery
3 14 (28.00%) ASP.NET
4 13 (26.00%) WPF
4 13 (26.00%) AngularJS
5 10 (20.00%) Web Services
6 9 (18.00%) HTML5
7 8 (16.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (16.00%) CSS3
7 8 (16.00%) XML
7 8 (16.00%) JSON
8 7 (14.00%) MDX
8 7 (14.00%) Java EE
8 7 (14.00%) JDBC
8 7 (14.00%) RESTful
9 4 (8.00%) Spring
10 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
10 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 8 (16.00%) 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 23 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.00%) Web Development
3 13 (26.00%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (22.00%) SDLC
5 10 (20.00%) TDD
6 9 (18.00%) Scrum
7 8 (16.00%) BDD
8 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.00%) Computer Security
9 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
9 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Requirements Management
10 5 (10.00%) Configuration Management
10 5 (10.00%) Project Management
10 5 (10.00%) OO
11 4 (8.00%) ETL
11 4 (8.00%) Programme Management
11 4 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
11 4 (8.00%) Bug Management
11 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (70.00%) SQL
2 20 (40.00%) C#
3 19 (38.00%) T-SQL
4 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (18.00%) Java
6 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (6.00%) VBA
7 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
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 1 (2.00%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) Informatica
5 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
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