The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 14 12
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 67 37 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.05% 7.49% 10.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.26% 37.00% 42.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 19
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £229 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £420 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £12.95 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
115 100 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.11% 20.24% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 58 79
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 £225 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £13.90 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.85% -44.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
South East

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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
(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 +4 29 £300 - 16
Abingdon +4 7 £375 +36.36% 8
Witney - 3 £220 - 5
Thame 0 1 - - 1
Banbury - 1 £350 - 3
Bicester - - - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 2
Kidlington - - - - 1
Wallingford - - - - 2
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 71 (57.72%) .NET
2 62 (50.41%) C#
3 53 (43.09%) SQL
3 53 (43.09%) ASP.NET
4 38 (30.89%) MVC
5 30 (24.39%) HTML
6 28 (22.76%) Web Services
6 28 (22.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 26 (21.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (21.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 25 (20.33%) .NET Framework
8 25 (20.33%) XML
9 23 (18.70%) jQuery
10 22 (17.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (17.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (17.07%) JavaScript
12 19 (15.45%) WCF
12 19 (15.45%) CSS
13 18 (14.63%) Windows
13 18 (14.63%) Microsoft
14 17 (13.82%) Ajax
15 16 (13.01%) VB.NET
15 16 (13.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 14 (11.38%) T-SQL
16 14 (11.38%) MS Excel
16 14 (11.38%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (11.38%) Scrum
17 13 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
17 13 (10.57%) Visual Studio
17 13 (10.57%) REST

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 6 (4.88%) ColdFusion
2 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.44%) SAS
3 3 (2.44%) IIS
4 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.63%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.63%) CMS
4 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.63%) Escenic
4 2 (1.63%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 14 (11.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.63%) FastStats
3 2 (1.63%) SPSS
4 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (5.69%) SaaS
2 3 (2.44%) Office 365
3 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) FTP
1 1 (0.81%) SAN
1 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 26 (21.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 22 (17.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (17.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (11.38%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (8.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (8.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (5.69%) MySQL
7 6 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (3.25%) MS Access
9 4 (3.25%) Big Data
10 3 (2.44%) Couchbase
10 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.44%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.63%) OLAP
11 2 (1.63%) QlikView
11 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (10.57%) Visual Studio
2 11 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.50%) MSTest
3 8 (6.50%) NUnit
3 8 (6.50%) Subversion
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (2.44%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.81%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.81%) Moq
6 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (8.94%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Marketing
3 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.44%) Electronics
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Automotive
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 99 (80.49%) Developer
2 48 (39.02%) .NET Developer
3 20 (16.26%) SQL Developer
4 17 (13.82%) ASP.NET Developer
5 14 (11.38%) C# Developer
6 13 (10.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 12 (9.76%) Analyst
8 10 (8.13%) Senior Developer
9 9 (7.32%) Programmer
9 9 (7.32%) Report Developer
10 8 (6.50%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (6.50%) Senior .NET Developer
10 8 (6.50%) Software Developer
10 8 (6.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.88%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.88%) DBA
11 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.88%) VB.NET Developer
11 6 (4.88%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (4.88%) ColdFusion Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (57.72%) .NET
2 53 (43.09%) ASP.NET
3 30 (24.39%) HTML
4 28 (22.76%) Web Services
4 28 (22.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 25 (20.33%) XML
5 25 (20.33%) .NET Framework
6 23 (18.70%) jQuery
7 19 (15.45%) WCF
7 19 (15.45%) CSS
8 17 (13.82%) Ajax
9 16 (13.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 13 (10.57%) REST
11 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 12 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (8.94%) NHibernate
13 9 (7.32%) HTML5
14 8 (6.50%) Razor View Engine
15 7 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 7 (5.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) N-Tier
2 3 (2.44%) NHS
2 3 (2.44%) DTV
2 3 (2.44%) Clustering
2 3 (2.44%) iPhone
2 3 (2.44%) Social Media
3 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
3 1 (0.81%) Open Source
3 1 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (0.81%) CCTV
3 1 (0.81%) Statistics
3 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.63%) Windows
2 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.63%) Linux
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.81%) AIX
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.89%) MVC
2 14 (11.38%) Scrum
3 13 (10.57%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (9.76%) TDD
4 12 (9.76%) Unit Testing
5 9 (7.32%) ETL
5 9 (7.32%) CRM
6 8 (6.50%) Web Development
6 8 (6.50%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.88%) OOP
9 5 (4.07%) Migration
9 5 (4.07%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.25%) Kimball Methodology
10 4 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.25%) Software Engineering
10 4 (3.25%) Data Modelling
11 3 (2.44%) UML
11 3 (2.44%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (50.41%) C#
2 53 (43.09%) SQL
3 21 (17.07%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.01%) VB.NET
5 14 (11.38%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.69%) Java
7 4 (3.25%) VB6
7 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.25%) VB
8 3 (2.44%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.63%) Scala
10 1 (0.81%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.81%) MCITP
3 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.81%) Degree
3 1 (0.81%) CCNP
3 1 (0.81%) CCNA
3 1 (0.81%) ISEB
3 1 (0.81%) CCA
3 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Puppet
2 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 18 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.32%) Oracle
3 5 (4.07%) Telerik
3 5 (4.07%) Cisco
4 3 (2.44%) SAP
4 3 (2.44%) Avaya
4 3 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.63%) VMware
5 2 (1.63%) JBoss
5 2 (1.63%) Cognos
5 2 (1.63%) Alterian
5 2 (1.63%) Google
6 1 (0.81%) Facebook
6 1 (0.81%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (0.81%) Citrix
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