The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2012 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 2012 over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Rank 55 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.79% 0.24% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.50% 1.20% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£163 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +3.63%
SQL Server 2012
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
111 83 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 17.51% 20.29% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 46 76
Average daily rate £400 £368 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £265 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

SQL Server 2012
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2012 Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

SQL Server 2012
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2012 across the Oxfordshire region.

SQL Server 2012 Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SQL Server 2012
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 2012 within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 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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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 -13 3 £163 -50.00% 1
Thame - - - -
Bicester - - - - 1
SQL Server 2012
South East

SQL Server 2012
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) C#
4 7 (58.33%) .NET
4 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (50.00%) WCF
5 6 (50.00%) WPF
5 6 (50.00%) Silverlight
5 6 (50.00%) Web Services
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (50.00%) REST
6 5 (41.67%) Open Source
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 4 (33.33%) TDD
7 4 (33.33%) Puppet
7 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (25.00%) Social Media
9 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (16.67%) VBA
9 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 2 (16.67%) DevOps
9 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
10 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
10 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (8.33%) T-SQL

SQL Server 2012
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing SQL Server 2012 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 2012. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
1 7 (58.33%) .NET Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Data Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Junior
6 1 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Junior Data Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) MI Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) WCF
2 6 (50.00%) WPF
2 6 (50.00%) Silverlight
2 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 6 (50.00%) REST
3 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Open Source
2 3 (25.00%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (16.67%) VBA
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) VB
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
1 4 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft