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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 54 41 23
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 6 3 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.91% 0.73% 5.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.13% 3.80% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 19
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£163 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.67% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £265 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £30.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-5.15% +16.34%
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
117 79 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.84% 19.13% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 42 79
Average daily rate £400 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 5 £163 - 1
Abingdon - 1 £163 - 1
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Witney - - - - 1
SQL Server 2008
South East

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (65.22%) SQL
3 13 (56.52%) C#
3 13 (56.52%) .NET
3 13 (56.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (34.78%) Web Services
5 8 (34.78%) REST
5 8 (34.78%) WCF
6 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
7 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
7 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
7 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
7 6 (26.09%) WPF
7 6 (26.09%) Silverlight
8 5 (21.74%) jQuery
8 5 (21.74%) Open Source
8 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
8 5 (21.74%) TDD
8 5 (21.74%) MVC
8 5 (21.74%) HTML
8 5 (21.74%) CSS
9 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
9 4 (17.39%) Ajax
9 4 (17.39%) Puppet
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (8.70%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) SPSS
1 2 (8.70%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (56.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (73.91%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) .NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) SQL Developer
5 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Data Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (13.04%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (13.04%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (4.35%) C# Programmer
8 1 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) ETL Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) .NET Programmer
8 1 (4.35%) Junior Data Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) Web Services
2 8 (34.78%) REST
2 8 (34.78%) WCF
3 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
4 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
4 6 (26.09%) WPF
4 6 (26.09%) Silverlight
5 5 (21.74%) jQuery
5 5 (21.74%) HTML
5 5 (21.74%) CSS
6 4 (17.39%) Ajax
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (8.70%) XML
8 2 (8.70%) XSLT
8 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (4.35%) ColdBox
9 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (4.35%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Open Source
2 3 (13.04%) Social Media
3 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
3 2 (8.70%) NHS
3 2 (8.70%) DTV
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
2 5 (21.74%) TDD
2 5 (21.74%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 2 (8.70%) ETL
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (4.35%) Kanban
5 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (4.35%) Software Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.35%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Database Marketing
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) C#
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
4 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
6 2 (8.70%) VBA
7 1 (4.35%) VB
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) Alterian
3 1 (4.35%) Telerik