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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 3 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing SQL 36 66 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.58% 17.89% 6.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.03% 47.83% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 55 5
Average daily rate £375 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £32.63
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -23.37%
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
124 138 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 46.79% 37.40% 29.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 115 48
Average daily rate £400 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £30.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 26 (34.67%) Oracle
2 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (24.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (21.33%) SharePoint
4 16 (21.33%) Active Directory
4 16 (21.33%) Oracle Database
5 15 (20.00%) ETL
5 15 (20.00%) Windows
5 15 (20.00%) Linux
5 15 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (17.33%) Data Analysis
7 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
8 11 (14.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
9 10 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (13.33%) MySQL
9 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
10 9 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (12.00%) CRM
10 9 (12.00%) Unix
11 8 (10.67%) Intranet
11 8 (10.67%) Migration
11 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (9.33%) Kimball Methodology
12 7 (9.33%) VMware
12 7 (9.33%) Finance

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (21.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.67%) WordPress
5 4 (5.33%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.33%) IIS
5 4 (5.33%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.00%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.67%) Apache Pig
7 2 (2.67%) Confluence
7 2 (2.67%) Node.js
8 1 (1.33%) Apache
8 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.33%) FastStats
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.67%) Boomi
5 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) Intranet
2 2 (2.67%) HTTP
3 1 (1.33%) LAN
3 1 (1.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (21.33%) Oracle Database
3 11 (14.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (13.33%) MySQL
5 9 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (6.67%) Data Mining
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (4.00%) Power BI
8 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.67%) Big Data
9 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
9 2 (2.67%) OLAP
9 2 (2.67%) Redis
9 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.00%) JIRA
3 3 (4.00%) MSBuild
3 3 (4.00%) Subversion
4 2 (2.67%) JUnit
4 2 (2.67%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.67%) Redmine
4 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.33%) Maven
5 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (30.67%) Analyst
2 16 (21.33%) Developer
3 10 (13.33%) Administrator
4 9 (12.00%) Data Analyst
4 9 (12.00%) DBA
5 8 (10.67%) Oracle DBA
5 8 (10.67%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (9.33%) Architect
6 7 (9.33%) Technical Support
7 6 (8.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 6 (8.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Consultant
7 6 (8.00%) ETL Developer
8 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) Web Services
2 6 (8.00%) .NET
3 5 (6.67%) CSS
3 5 (6.67%) HTML
4 4 (5.33%) RESTful
5 3 (4.00%) Classic ASP
5 3 (4.00%) HTML5
5 3 (4.00%) SOAP
6 2 (2.67%) Backbone.js
6 2 (2.67%) Behat
6 2 (2.67%) Castor
6 2 (2.67%) Celery
6 2 (2.67%) Django
6 2 (2.67%) Flask
6 2 (2.67%) jQuery
6 2 (2.67%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (2.67%) MDX
6 2 (2.67%) Symfony
6 2 (2.67%) XML
7 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.00%) Clustering
2 6 (8.00%) Replication
3 4 (5.33%) NHS
4 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.33%) EPoS
6 1 (1.33%) Informatics
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.00%) Linux
1 15 (20.00%) Windows
2 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.00%) Unix
4 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) ETL
2 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.33%) Data Analysis
3 10 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (12.00%) Business Analysis
4 9 (12.00%) CRM
5 8 (10.67%) Migration
6 7 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (9.33%) Data Mapping
6 7 (9.33%) Kimball Methodology
6 7 (9.33%) Release Management
7 6 (8.00%) Data Management
7 6 (8.00%) Project Management
7 6 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.67%) Data Architecture
8 5 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.67%) High Availability
8 5 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 7 (9.33%) Java
2 7 (9.33%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.00%) C#
5 3 (4.00%) Python
6 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.67%) PHP
6 2 (2.67%) VB
7 1 (1.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.33%) VBA
7 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.33%) OCP
3 7 (9.33%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.33%) ISEB
5 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 16 (21.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Data Guard
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (34.67%) Oracle
2 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.33%) VMware
4 5 (6.67%) Informatica
4 5 (6.67%) Tableau
4 5 (6.67%) Talend
5 3 (4.00%) Dell
5 3 (4.00%) Google
5 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.67%) Siebel
7 1 (1.33%) Alteryx
7 1 (1.33%) Citrix
7 1 (1.33%) EMC
7 1 (1.33%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.33%) HP
7 1 (1.33%) Pega
7 1 (1.33%) Sitecore