The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 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 (MS SQL)
Rank 40 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 20 40 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.15% 9.78% 13.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 18.02% 48.19% 51.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 40
Average daily rate
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£313 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £262 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £396 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +9.34%
SQL Server
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
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

SQL Server
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 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 9 £325 -11.56% 19
Abingdon - 2 £319 - 10
Banbury -4 1 - - 3
Bicester - - - - 2
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Thame - - - - 1
Wallingford - - - - 2
Wantage - - - -
Witney - - - - 4
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
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 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.

1 32 (54.24%) SQL
2 23 (38.98%) C#
2 23 (38.98%) .NET
3 20 (33.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (27.12%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (25.42%) JavaScript
6 14 (23.73%) Web Services
6 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
7 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (20.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (20.34%) XML
8 12 (20.34%) HTML
8 12 (20.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (20.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (18.64%) Finance
10 10 (16.95%) WCF
11 9 (15.25%) TDD
11 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET
12 8 (13.56%) CSS
12 8 (13.56%) MVC
12 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (13.56%) Migration
12 8 (13.56%) WPF
13 7 (11.86%) Silverlight
13 7 (11.86%) jQuery
13 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
13 7 (11.86%) REST
13 7 (11.86%) .NET Framework

SQL Server
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 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) ColdFusion
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.69%) CMS
3 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (6.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.69%) Force.com
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (20.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (20.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 12 (20.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (18.64%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (15.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (11.86%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
7 3 (5.08%) Relational Database
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (3.39%) MySQL
8 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.39%) JasperReports
8 2 (3.39%) Big Data
8 2 (3.39%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.39%) Log4j
2 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.69%) FxCop
3 1 (1.69%) StyleCop
3 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.69%) Ant
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.17%) Marketing
3 5 (8.47%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.47%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.69%) French Language
5 1 (1.69%) German Language
5 1 (1.69%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.69%) Slovak Language
5 1 (1.69%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (71.19%) Developer
2 16 (27.12%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.25%) SQL Developer
4 8 (13.56%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.17%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Report Developer
7 4 (6.78%) Data Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) VB.NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (5.08%) CRM Developer
8 3 (5.08%) ColdFusion Developer
8 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (5.08%) VB Developer
8 3 (5.08%) VB6 Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Programmer
8 3 (5.08%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (38.98%) .NET
2 14 (23.73%) Web Services
3 12 (20.34%) XML
3 12 (20.34%) HTML
4 10 (16.95%) WCF
5 9 (15.25%) ASP.NET
6 8 (13.56%) CSS
6 8 (13.56%) WPF
7 7 (11.86%) Silverlight
7 7 (11.86%) jQuery
7 7 (11.86%) REST
7 7 (11.86%) .NET Framework
8 6 (10.17%) SOAP
8 6 (10.17%) Ajax
9 5 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (5.08%) Spring
11 2 (3.39%) ActiveX
11 2 (3.39%) XSLT
11 2 (3.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Open Source
1 5 (8.47%) DTV
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Social Media
3 3 (5.08%) PMI
3 3 (5.08%) NHS
4 2 (3.39%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.25%) TDD
4 8 (13.56%) MVC
4 8 (13.56%) Migration
5 6 (10.17%) ETL
6 5 (8.47%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (8.47%) Programme Management
6 5 (8.47%) CRM
6 5 (8.47%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.78%) Data Analysis
7 4 (6.78%) DevOps
7 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
8 3 (5.08%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (5.08%) Project Management
8 3 (5.08%) OOD
8 3 (5.08%) OO
9 2 (3.39%) Information Management
9 2 (3.39%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 32 (54.24%) SQL
2 23 (38.98%) C#
3 15 (25.42%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.86%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.86%) VB.NET
5 6 (10.17%) Java
5 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.78%) VB
7 3 (5.08%) VB6
8 2 (3.39%) VBA
8 2 (3.39%) Groovy
8 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.69%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.69%) SOQL
9 1 (1.69%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) PMP
1 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.39%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Docker
2 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Puppet
1 5 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.17%) SAP
3 5 (8.47%) Jaspersoft
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle
5 2 (3.39%) Cognos
5 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.69%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.69%) JD Edwards
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