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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 24 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 25 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 8.80% 4.92% 11.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.49% 20.69% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 15
Average daily rate £375 £406 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £163 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
82 87 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 28.87% 23.77% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 62 28
Average daily rate £450 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 35 (66.04%) SQL
2 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
3 22 (41.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (33.96%) T-SQL
4 18 (33.96%) .NET
5 17 (32.08%) C#
6 16 (30.19%) Windows
7 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (28.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (26.42%) ETL
9 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
9 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
9 13 (24.53%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
10 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
11 10 (18.87%) IIS
11 10 (18.87%) HTML
11 10 (18.87%) Apache
11 10 (18.87%) CSS
12 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET
12 9 (16.98%) XML
12 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (16.98%) MVC
12 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
13 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (15.09%) TDD
13 8 (15.09%) Dynamics CRM
13 8 (15.09%) CRM
14 7 (13.21%) MS Excel

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 13 (24.53%) SharePoint
2 10 (18.87%) Apache
2 10 (18.87%) IIS
3 7 (13.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
5 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.89%) Confluence
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.89%) JBoss
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.32%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.89%) FastStats
3 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (41.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (28.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (24.53%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (13.21%) OLAP
5 7 (13.21%) Relational Database
5 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (9.43%) OLAP Cube
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (7.55%) Power BI
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (3.77%) MySQL
9 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.89%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (1.89%) QlikView
10 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 7
10 1 (1.89%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.66%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.89%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Publishing
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) ETL Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Architect
4 7 (13.21%) .NET Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.55%) IT Manager
7 4 (7.55%) IT Support
7 4 (7.55%) IT Support Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Senior IT Manager
7 4 (7.55%) Senior IT Support
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Manager
7 4 (7.55%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Azure Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse Architect
8 3 (5.66%) DBA
8 3 (5.66%) Release Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.77%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.96%) .NET
2 10 (18.87%) CSS
2 10 (18.87%) HTML
3 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.98%) XML
4 7 (13.21%) Ajax
4 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (11.32%) XSL
6 4 (7.55%) WCF
6 4 (7.55%) Web Services
7 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.77%) ADO.NET
8 2 (3.77%) jQuery
8 2 (3.77%) MDX
8 2 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.77%) WinForms
8 2 (3.77%) WPF
9 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.89%) Java EE
9 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) N-Tier
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) NHS
4 2 (3.77%) Informatics
5 1 (1.89%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.89%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.89%) Unix
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) ETL
3 9 (16.98%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (16.98%) MVC
4 8 (15.09%) CRM
4 8 (15.09%) TDD
5 7 (13.21%) OO
6 6 (11.32%) BDD
6 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (11.32%) High Availability
6 6 (11.32%) Migration
6 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
7 5 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (9.43%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (9.43%) DevOps
7 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
7 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
7 5 (9.43%) Refactoring
8 4 (7.55%) Change Management
8 4 (7.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (66.04%) SQL
2 18 (33.96%) T-SQL
3 17 (32.08%) C#
4 13 (24.53%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.43%) Java
6 3 (5.66%) Python
7 2 (3.77%) C++
7 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.89%) C
8 1 (1.89%) Perl
8 1 (1.89%) PHP
8 1 (1.89%) VB
8 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 13 (24.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
1 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) IBM
2 6 (11.32%) VMware
3 4 (7.55%) Sophos
3 4 (7.55%) Tableau
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle
5 1 (1.89%) Dell
5 1 (1.89%) Informatica
5 1 (1.89%) Progress
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) Talend
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