The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 70 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 20.77% 15.79% 12.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.94% 47.14% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 25 12
Average daily rate
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£423 £318 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.07% +49.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £250 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
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 £28.13 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.66%
SQL
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
163 70 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 48.37% 33.49% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 42 35
Average daily rate £413 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Oxford region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Oxford region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing SQL 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.

1 51 (36.96%) Java
2 38 (27.54%) JavaScript
2 38 (27.54%) Oracle
2 38 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (25.36%) SQL Server
4 34 (24.64%) XML
5 31 (22.46%) jQuery
6 30 (21.74%) .NET
7 28 (20.29%) PL/SQL
8 27 (19.57%) Data Analysis
9 26 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
10 25 (18.12%) SDLC
10 25 (18.12%) Spring
11 24 (17.39%) Windows
12 23 (16.67%) HTML
12 23 (16.67%) Java EE
13 22 (15.94%) T-SQL
13 22 (15.94%) ASP.NET
13 22 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (15.22%) Microsoft
14 21 (15.22%) Project Management
14 21 (15.22%) Web Development
15 20 (14.49%) ETL
16 19 (13.77%) Data Modelling
16 19 (13.77%) C#
16 19 (13.77%) TDD
16 19 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 18 (13.04%) Business Analysis
17 18 (13.04%) CSS
18 17 (12.32%) XSLT

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 10 (7.25%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (6.52%) JBoss
4 8 (5.80%) WebLogic
4 8 (5.80%) IIS
4 8 (5.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (5.07%) Confluence
5 7 (5.07%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.35%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.45%) CMS
7 2 (1.45%) Drupal
7 2 (1.45%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (1.45%) Zimbra
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.72%) Node.js
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.80%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.45%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.72%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.72%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 26 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.62%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.62%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.45%) Boomi
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.80%) HTTP
2 4 (2.90%) Intranet
3 2 (1.45%) DNS
3 2 (1.45%) LAN
3 2 (1.45%) WAN
4 1 (0.72%) SMTP
4 1 (0.72%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (11.59%) MySQL
3 16 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (6.52%) Oracle Database
6 8 (5.80%) Relational Database
6 8 (5.80%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (5.80%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (5.07%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (3.62%) SAP Data Services
9 5 (3.62%) Oracle OWB
9 5 (3.62%) Data Mart
10 3 (2.17%) OLAP
10 3 (2.17%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.72%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 12 (8.70%) JUnit
2 11 (7.97%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.25%) Mockito
4 9 (6.52%) Maven
5 8 (5.80%) JIRA
5 8 (5.80%) Git (software)
5 8 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.80%) Ant
6 7 (5.07%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.62%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (2.17%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.72%) Subversion
General
1 11 (7.97%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Marketing
3 6 (4.35%) Publishing
4 3 (2.17%) Games
4 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.45%) Electronics
5 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.45%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (55.07%) Developer
2 37 (26.81%) Analyst
3 24 (17.39%) Java Developer
4 21 (15.22%) Data Analyst
5 12 (8.70%) Architect
5 12 (8.70%) SQL Developer
6 9 (6.52%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.80%) Web Developer
8 7 (5.07%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.07%) Technical Leader
8 7 (5.07%) C# .NET Developer
9 6 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) Systems Support
10 5 (3.62%) Programmer
10 5 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) Data Modeller
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (24.64%) XML
2 31 (22.46%) jQuery
3 30 (21.74%) .NET
4 25 (18.12%) Spring
5 23 (16.67%) Java EE
5 23 (16.67%) HTML
6 22 (15.94%) ASP.NET
7 18 (13.04%) CSS
8 17 (12.32%) XSLT
8 17 (12.32%) AngularJS
9 15 (10.87%) Web Services
10 13 (9.42%) Hibernate
10 13 (9.42%) J2EE
11 11 (7.97%) Spring MVC
12 10 (7.25%) JSF
12 10 (7.25%) Ajax
12 10 (7.25%) HTML5
13 9 (6.52%) CSS3
14 8 (5.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 8 (5.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.07%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.35%) Data Extraction
3 5 (3.62%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.90%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.17%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) NHS
5 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.45%) DTV
6 2 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.45%) Google Search Appliance
7 1 (0.72%) Social Gaming
7 1 (0.72%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.72%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (17.39%) Windows
2 16 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (7.97%) Linux
4 9 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.45%) UNIX
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.54%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.57%) Data Analysis
3 25 (18.12%) SDLC
4 22 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (15.22%) Project Management
5 21 (15.22%) Web Development
6 20 (14.49%) ETL
7 19 (13.77%) Data Modelling
7 19 (13.77%) TDD
8 18 (13.04%) Business Analysis
9 17 (12.32%) Configuration Management
9 17 (12.32%) E-Commerce
10 16 (11.59%) MVC
10 16 (11.59%) BDD
11 15 (10.87%) Scrum
12 14 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (9.42%) Data Architecture
13 13 (9.42%) ITIL
14 12 (8.70%) SOA
15 11 (7.97%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.96%) Java
2 38 (27.54%) JavaScript
3 28 (20.29%) PL/SQL
4 22 (15.94%) T-SQL
5 19 (13.77%) C#
6 8 (5.80%) XQuery
6 8 (5.80%) XPath
6 8 (5.80%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.80%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 6 (4.35%) PHP
7 6 (4.35%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.62%) VBA
9 3 (2.17%) COBOL
10 2 (1.45%) Python
10 2 (1.45%) VBScript
10 2 (1.45%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.72%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.70%) Degree
2 9 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) ISEB
5 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 9 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.07%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.62%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.25%) Puppet
1 10 (7.25%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (5.80%) Ansible
2 8 (5.80%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (5.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (4.35%) Nagios
4 5 (3.62%) Icinga
5 2 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 38 (27.54%) Oracle
2 21 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.97%) VMware
4 7 (5.07%) Progress
5 5 (3.62%) SAP
6 3 (2.17%) Talend
6 3 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.17%) Google
7 2 (1.45%) Aprimo
7 2 (1.45%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.45%) Tableau
7 2 (1.45%) Eloqua
7 2 (1.45%) Facebook
7 2 (1.45%) Adobe
7 2 (1.45%) Dell
7 2 (1.45%) Citrix
7 2 (1.45%) Informatica
8 1 (0.72%) EMC
8 1 (0.72%) HP
8 1 (0.72%) Perforce