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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 66 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.85% 3.71% 2.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.49% 16.26% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 4
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£378 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+46.83% -35.24%
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
172 123 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.40% 22.82% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 81 64
Average daily rate £400 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £250 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £435 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £101.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -75.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.00 £124.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +1.63%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -23 5 £375 +50.00% 2
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (66.67%) SQL
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (22.22%) NHS
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) Replication
8 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 3 (16.67%) TDD
8 3 (16.67%) WPF
8 3 (16.67%) .NET
8 3 (16.67%) C#
8 3 (16.67%) Windows
8 3 (16.67%) ETL
9 2 (11.11%) REST
9 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (11.11%) WCF
9 2 (11.11%) Puppet
9 2 (11.11%) ETL Development
9 2 (11.11%) SCCM
9 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
9 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) DBA
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Developer
2 4 (22.22%) SQL DBA
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
3 3 (16.67%) ETL Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Server Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) WPF Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) ColdFusion Developer
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) WPF
2 2 (11.11%) Silverlight
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) XSLT
3 1 (5.56%) Ajax
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) ColdBox
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
1 4 (22.22%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) Social Media
3 1 (5.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) TDD
2 3 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.11%) Open Source
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) ETL Development
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) MVVM
4 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (5.56%) Data Transformation
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.56%) Kanban
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 3 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Dell