The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Oxford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 13 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 18 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 7.47% 12.50% 10.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.71% 46.27% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 27
Average daily rate £275 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £268 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
70 67 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 29.05% 27.02% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 32 84
Average daily rate £300 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £429 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £12.09 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.53% -59.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
Oxfordshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 19 (61.29%) .NET
2 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
3 15 (48.39%) C#
4 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
4 10 (32.26%) Web Services
5 9 (29.03%) Oracle
6 6 (19.35%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (19.35%) Sitecore
6 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 6 (19.35%) Umbraco
6 6 (19.35%) CMS
6 6 (19.35%) ETL
6 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (12.90%) Informatica
8 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
8 4 (12.90%) Java
8 4 (12.90%) Windows
9 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
9 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
9 3 (9.68%) VB
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 3 (9.68%) Pentaho

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (19.35%) Sitecore CMS
1 6 (19.35%) Umbraco
1 6 (19.35%) CMS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle OWB
3 5 (16.13%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (9.68%) Pentaho
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.23%) OLAP
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (3.23%) OLTP
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) Subversion
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (3.23%) Electronics
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Automotive
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.23%) Publishing
1 1 (3.23%) Marketing
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (74.19%) Developer
2 14 (45.16%) .NET Developer
3 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (22.58%) C# Developer
4 7 (22.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (22.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (19.35%) CMS Developer
6 5 (16.13%) SQL Developer
7 3 (9.68%) Software Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) SQL DBA
7 3 (9.68%) DBA
7 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Systems Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (61.29%) .NET
2 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
2 10 (32.26%) Web Services
3 6 (19.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (6.45%) Ajax
4 2 (6.45%) WPF
4 2 (6.45%) Silverlight
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) XML
4 2 (6.45%) CSS
5 1 (3.23%) SOAP
5 1 (3.23%) XSLT
5 1 (3.23%) ActiveX
5 1 (3.23%) Classic ASP
5 1 (3.23%) J2EE
5 1 (3.23%) OCX
5 1 (3.23%) DAO
5 1 (3.23%) Spring
5 1 (3.23%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Data Integration
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) DTV
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ETL
1 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
3 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) MVVM
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) TDD
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) MVC
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) OOP
5 1 (3.23%) CRM
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) SOA
5 1 (3.23%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.23%) Workflow
5 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) C#
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.68%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.23%) VBA
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C++
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
4 1 (3.23%) VB6
4 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Postgraduate
2 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
1 1 (3.23%) SCOM
1 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) Sitecore
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.90%) Informatica
5 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Telerik
6 1 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Tableau
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