The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 63 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-26 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 8 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.11% 2.89% 2.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.08% 13.08% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 3
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£380 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £398 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.50% -23.07%
SQL Server 2008
South East

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 Oxfordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
196 107 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.11% 22.11% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 67 62
Average daily rate £410 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.13% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £180.00 £25.00 £12.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+620.00% +93.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Oxfordshire region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Oxfordshire region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -22 5 £369 +47.50% 1
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008.

1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (59.09%) SQL
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (27.27%) WPF
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
6 6 (27.27%) .NET
6 6 (27.27%) C#
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (22.73%) VMware
7 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 5 (22.73%) SCCM
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) vSphere
8 4 (18.18%) REST
8 4 (18.18%) Social Media
8 4 (18.18%) Puppet
8 4 (18.18%) WCF
8 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
8 4 (18.18%) Open Source
8 4 (18.18%) Silverlight
8 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
8 4 (18.18%) Replication
8 4 (18.18%) Web Services
8 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing SQL Server 2008 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 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
1 2 (9.09%) NAS
2 1 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Developer
2 6 (27.27%) C# Developer
2 6 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) DBA
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Developer
3 4 (18.18%) SQL DBA
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Server Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support
6 1 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) .NET
1 6 (27.27%) WPF
2 4 (18.18%) Silverlight
2 4 (18.18%) WCF
2 4 (18.18%) REST
2 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (9.09%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) XSLT
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) CSS3
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) ColdBox
4 1 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) NHS
1 4 (18.18%) Replication
1 4 (18.18%) Social Media
2 1 (4.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) TDD
3 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
4 2 (9.09%) MVVM
4 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.55%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (4.55%) Data Transformation
5 1 (4.55%) Kanban
5 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.55%) Fund Management
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
2 6 (27.27%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) vSphere
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) Puppet
2 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (13.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) NetApp
3 3 (13.64%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Dell