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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 23 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 10.55% 8.10% 9.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.49% 41.46% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 6
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£281 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £380 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.59%
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
43 41 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 19.72% 19.52% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 40
Average daily rate £303 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £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 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -42.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 30 (61.22%) .NET
2 25 (51.02%) C#
3 24 (48.98%) SQL
3 24 (48.98%) ASP.NET
4 15 (30.61%) MVC
5 14 (28.57%) HTML
5 14 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (24.49%) Web Services
7 11 (22.45%) XML
8 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
8 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (18.37%) CRM
9 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
9 9 (18.37%) Dynamics CRM
9 9 (18.37%) .NET Framework
10 8 (16.33%) jQuery
10 8 (16.33%) VB.NET
10 8 (16.33%) T-SQL
10 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (12.24%) REST
12 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
12 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
12 6 (12.24%) WCF
12 6 (12.24%) Subversion

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (4.08%) IIS
1 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.08%) SAS
1 2 (4.08%) ColdFusion
1 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) SPSS
2 2 (4.08%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (6.12%) MS Access
6 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.04%) OLTP
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.04%) OLAP
7 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.04%) SSDT
7 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (12.24%) Subversion
4 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (10.20%) Marketing
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Publishing
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (81.63%) Developer
2 20 (40.82%) .NET Developer
3 9 (18.37%) SQL Developer
4 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Developer
5 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.20%) VB.NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Software Developer
6 4 (8.16%) DBA
6 4 (8.16%) SQL DBA
6 4 (8.16%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.08%) VB Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (61.22%) .NET
2 24 (48.98%) ASP.NET
3 14 (28.57%) HTML
4 12 (24.49%) Web Services
5 11 (22.45%) XML
6 9 (18.37%) .NET Framework
6 9 (18.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (16.33%) jQuery
8 6 (12.24%) WCF
8 6 (12.24%) REST
9 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (10.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 5 (10.20%) CSS
9 5 (10.20%) XSLT
10 4 (8.16%) NHibernate
10 4 (8.16%) OOXML
10 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (8.16%) Kendo UI
10 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (8.16%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) PMI
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) DTV
4 1 (2.04%) Statistics
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) MVC
2 9 (18.37%) CRM
3 5 (10.20%) Unit Testing
4 4 (8.16%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
4 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (8.16%) OOP
4 4 (8.16%) ETL
4 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.08%) Project Management
5 2 (4.08%) Service Management
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.08%) Workflow
5 2 (4.08%) Migration
5 2 (4.08%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.04%) Web Application Development
6 1 (2.04%) User Stories
6 1 (2.04%) MVVM
6 1 (2.04%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.04%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) C#
2 24 (48.98%) SQL
3 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 8 (16.33%) VB.NET
4 8 (16.33%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.16%) Java
6 3 (6.12%) Apex Code
7 2 (4.08%) VB6
7 2 (4.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) PMP
2 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Telerik
3 3 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Alterian
4 2 (4.08%) Google
4 2 (4.08%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
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