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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL 63 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 17.12% 6.93% 10.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.67% 23.88% 42.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 5 8
Average daily rate
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£438 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £220 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
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
135 67 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 36.68% 29.00% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 46 32
Average daily rate £398 £305 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.32% -8.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £42.50 £12.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +251.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +4.28%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 30 (25.64%) Java
2 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
3 21 (17.95%) Data Analysis
4 20 (17.09%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (16.24%) PL/SQL
6 18 (15.38%) Windows
6 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 17 (14.53%) Linux
8 16 (13.68%) Data Modelling
8 16 (13.68%) Active Directory
9 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
9 15 (12.82%) Web Services
9 15 (12.82%) XML
9 15 (12.82%) Relational Database
10 14 (11.97%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (11.97%) Oracle
10 14 (11.97%) Project Management
10 14 (11.97%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (11.97%) Java EE
11 13 (11.11%) Business Analysis
11 13 (11.11%) .NET
11 13 (11.11%) C#
11 13 (11.11%) ITIL
11 13 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (10.26%) ETL
13 11 (9.40%) SOA
13 11 (9.40%) CRM
13 11 (9.40%) SQL Server
13 11 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 15 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 14 (11.97%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (6.84%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.84%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.84%) IIS
3 8 (6.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (6.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.13%) CMS
4 6 (5.13%) Umbraco
4 6 (5.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (5.13%) Zimbra
5 2 (1.71%) JBoss
6 1 (0.85%) Apache
6 1 (0.85%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.85%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.85%) Lync
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.85%) Node.js
6 1 (0.85%) MODX
Applications
1 5 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (6.84%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (2.56%) Agresso
4 1 (0.85%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.56%) Boomi
4 1 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) LAN
1 3 (2.56%) WAN
2 2 (1.71%) DNS
3 1 (0.85%) SSL
3 1 (0.85%) SAN
3 1 (0.85%) Internet
3 1 (0.85%) Firewall
3 1 (0.85%) NAS
3 1 (0.85%) SMTP
3 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.09%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (12.82%) Relational Database
3 11 (9.40%) SQL Server
4 8 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (4.27%) Data Mart
7 5 (4.27%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.42%) MySQL
9 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.85%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.85%) Big Data
11 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.85%) MS Access
11 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Maven
1 8 (6.84%) Ant
2 5 (4.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.71%) Subversion
5 1 (0.85%) FxCop
5 1 (0.85%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.85%) PyUnit
5 1 (0.85%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.85%) UltraEdit
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (6.84%) Marketing
2 5 (4.27%) Finance
3 2 (1.71%) Electronics
3 2 (1.71%) Publishing
3 2 (1.71%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.85%) Front Office
4 1 (0.85%) Games
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (30.77%) Analyst
2 34 (29.06%) Developer
3 22 (18.80%) Data Analyst
4 18 (15.38%) Architect
5 8 (6.84%) Tester
5 8 (6.84%) .NET Developer
5 8 (6.84%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (5.98%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Technical Leader
7 6 (5.13%) C# Developer
7 6 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.27%) Systems Support
8 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.82%) Web Services
1 15 (12.82%) XML
2 14 (11.97%) Java EE
3 13 (11.11%) .NET
4 10 (8.55%) J2EE
4 10 (8.55%) JSF
5 9 (7.69%) Ajax
6 8 (6.84%) Spring
6 8 (6.84%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (6.84%) XSLT
6 8 (6.84%) JMS
6 8 (6.84%) Middleware
6 8 (6.84%) Oracle ADF
7 7 (5.98%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.13%) JSP
8 6 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 5 (4.27%) HTML
9 5 (4.27%) ODBC
10 4 (3.42%) jQuery
11 3 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.98%) Data Extraction
3 6 (5.13%) Google Search Appliance
3 6 (5.13%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.71%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.71%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) DTV
5 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.85%) CCTV
5 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.85%) Open Source
5 1 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.85%) Social Gaming
5 1 (0.85%) PMI
5 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 18 (15.38%) Windows
2 17 (14.53%) Linux
3 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.56%) UNIX
6 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) NetWare
6 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.95%) Data Analysis
2 18 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.68%) Data Modelling
4 14 (11.97%) Project Management
5 13 (11.11%) ITIL
5 13 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 12 (10.26%) ETL
7 11 (9.40%) SOA
7 11 (9.40%) CRM
7 11 (9.40%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.55%) Data Architecture
8 10 (8.55%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.69%) Migration
10 8 (6.84%) Scrum
10 8 (6.84%) UML
10 8 (6.84%) Test Scripting
10 8 (6.84%) Unit Testing
11 7 (5.98%) Data Migration
11 7 (5.98%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.64%) Java
2 19 (16.24%) PL/SQL
3 13 (11.11%) C#
4 8 (6.84%) T-SQL
4 8 (6.84%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.84%) XQuery
4 8 (6.84%) XPath
4 8 (6.84%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.84%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 5 (4.27%) Python
6 4 (3.42%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.42%) Perl
6 4 (3.42%) PHP
7 3 (2.56%) Scala
8 2 (1.71%) Apex Code
8 2 (1.71%) VBA
8 2 (1.71%) VB
8 2 (1.71%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) Degree
4 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) HND
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.40%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) XenApp
4 1 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.85%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 8 (6.84%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (5.13%) Nagios
3 5 (4.27%) Icinga
4 2 (1.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (18.80%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.97%) Oracle
3 9 (7.69%) VMware
4 6 (5.13%) Google
4 6 (5.13%) Sitecore
4 6 (5.13%) Business Objects
4 6 (5.13%) Siebel
5 4 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.56%) Dell
7 2 (1.71%) Citrix
7 2 (1.71%) SAP
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco
8 1 (0.85%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.85%) Novell
8 1 (0.85%) Symantec
8 1 (0.85%) Perforce
8 1 (0.85%) Kaspersky
8 1 (0.85%) Kaseya
8 1 (0.85%) Tableau
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