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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 32 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 19 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.57% 2.32% 3.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.32% 10.48% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £427 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.42% +1.66%
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
124 105 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 23.31% 22.11% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 61 73
Average daily rate £320 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £101.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.24% +304.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +6 10 £250 +11.11%
Abingdon -4 3 £400 +45.45%
Banbury - - - -
Burford - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - -
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (68.00%) C#
2 17 (68.00%) .NET
3 16 (64.00%) SQL
4 12 (48.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (48.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (44.00%) REST
5 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (44.00%) WCF
5 11 (44.00%) Web Services
6 9 (36.00%) HTML
6 9 (36.00%) .NET Framework
7 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (32.00%) N-Tier
8 7 (28.00%) CSS
8 7 (28.00%) MVC
8 7 (28.00%) jQuery
9 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (24.00%) Subversion
9 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (24.00%) XML
10 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 5 (20.00%) Ajax
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (16.00%) OOXML

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (8.00%) ColdFusion
1 2 (8.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) FastStats
1 2 (8.00%) SPSS
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (48.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (44.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
6 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (8.00%) OLAP
7 1 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (4.00%) OLTP
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (24.00%) Subversion
2 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (12.00%) Marketing
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (84.00%) Developer
2 11 (44.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 5 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 5 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) .NET Programmer
4 4 (16.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (16.00%) C# Programmer
4 4 (16.00%) Programmer
5 3 (12.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (12.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) DBA
6 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (8.00%) ColdFusion Developer
7 1 (4.00%) VB6 Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) .NET
2 12 (48.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (44.00%) REST
3 11 (44.00%) WCF
3 11 (44.00%) Web Services
4 9 (36.00%) HTML
4 9 (36.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (28.00%) CSS
6 7 (28.00%) jQuery
7 6 (24.00%) XML
8 5 (20.00%) Ajax
9 4 (16.00%) OOXML
9 4 (16.00%) WPF
9 4 (16.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (16.00%) Kendo UI
9 4 (16.00%) XSLT
10 3 (12.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) N-Tier
2 3 (12.00%) Open Source
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
4 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) MVC
2 4 (16.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) ETL
5 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) TDD
5 1 (4.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) MVVM
5 1 (4.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.00%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Database Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) C#
2 16 (64.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (24.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (16.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.00%) Java
8 1 (4.00%) VB
8 1 (4.00%) VB6
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Telerik
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Alterian
4 1 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle