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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 41 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 27 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.57% 10.19% 10.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.77% 43.14% 50.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 22
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£325 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.08% +6.66%
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
161 102 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 21.27% 23.61% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 68 47
Average daily rate £469 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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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
Abingdon - 8 £375 - 7
Oxford -28 7 £314 -3.46% 13
Witney 0 2 £325 +25.00% 1
Henley-on-Thames -1 1 - - 1
Kidlington - - - -
Banbury - - - - 1
Bicester - - - - 1
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 2
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 52 (54.17%) .NET
2 48 (50.00%) SQL
3 47 (48.96%) C#
4 31 (32.29%) ASP.NET
5 29 (30.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 27 (28.13%) HTML
6 27 (28.13%) Web Services
7 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
8 25 (26.04%) WCF
9 23 (23.96%) MVC
10 22 (22.92%) XML
10 22 (22.92%) .NET Framework
11 21 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (19.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (19.79%) VB.NET
14 18 (18.75%) REST
15 17 (17.71%) CSS
15 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
16 16 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (16.67%) MS Excel
17 15 (15.63%) Windows
18 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
18 14 (14.58%) jQuery
19 12 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
19 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 12 (12.50%) Ajax
20 11 (11.46%) Finance
21 10 (10.42%) TDD
21 10 (10.42%) T-SQL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7 (7.29%) ColdFusion
2 6 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.17%) IIS
4 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.08%) Apache
5 2 (2.08%) SAS
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.08%) FastStats
3 2 (2.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.17%) Office 365
3 3 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (21.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (19.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (8.33%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
9 4 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (4.17%) MySQL
9 4 (4.17%) NoSQL
10 3 (3.13%) Data Mining
11 2 (2.08%) JasperReports
11 2 (2.08%) Big Data
11 2 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (1.04%) SSDT
12 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (7.29%) Subversion
4 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.08%) Log4j
6 1 (1.04%) NUnit
6 1 (1.04%) FxCop
6 1 (1.04%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.04%) MSTest
6 1 (1.04%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.04%) Moq
6 1 (1.04%) MSBuild
General
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Marketing
3 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.21%) Electronics
4 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Publishing
5 1 (1.04%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.04%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.04%) French Language
5 1 (1.04%) German Language
5 1 (1.04%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.04%) Slovak Language
5 1 (1.04%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (75.00%) Developer
2 33 (34.38%) .NET Developer
3 13 (13.54%) C# Developer
3 13 (13.54%) SQL Developer
4 12 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (9.38%) ASP.NET Developer
5 9 (9.38%) Programmer
6 8 (8.33%) Analyst
6 8 (8.33%) Report Developer
7 7 (7.29%) ColdFusion Developer
8 6 (6.25%) VB6 Developer
8 6 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (6.25%) VB.NET Developer
8 6 (6.25%) VB Developer
9 5 (5.21%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (4.17%) C# Programmer
10 4 (4.17%) VB Programmer
10 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
10 4 (4.17%) .NET Programmer
10 4 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (54.17%) .NET
2 31 (32.29%) ASP.NET
3 27 (28.13%) HTML
3 27 (28.13%) Web Services
4 25 (26.04%) WCF
5 22 (22.92%) XML
5 22 (22.92%) .NET Framework
6 18 (18.75%) REST
7 17 (17.71%) CSS
8 14 (14.58%) jQuery
8 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (12.50%) Ajax
10 9 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 8 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 8 (8.33%) WPF
12 7 (7.29%) Silverlight
13 6 (6.25%) SOAP
13 6 (6.25%) XSLT
14 5 (5.21%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.21%) DTV
3 5 (5.21%) Open Source
4 3 (3.13%) Social Media
4 3 (3.13%) PMI
4 3 (3.13%) NHS
4 3 (3.13%) iPhone
5 2 (2.08%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.04%) Statistics
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.96%) MVC
2 20 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (10.42%) TDD
5 7 (7.29%) ETL
6 6 (6.25%) CRM
6 6 (6.25%) Migration
6 6 (6.25%) Unit Testing
6 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.21%) Programme Management
7 5 (5.21%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.17%) Workflow
8 4 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.17%) DevOps
9 3 (3.13%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (3.13%) Analytics
9 3 (3.13%) Metadata Management
9 3 (3.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (50.00%) SQL
2 47 (48.96%) C#
3 26 (27.08%) JavaScript
4 19 (19.79%) VB.NET
5 10 (10.42%) T-SQL
6 9 (9.38%) PowerShell
7 8 (8.33%) Java
8 6 (6.25%) VB
8 6 (6.25%) VB6
9 2 (2.08%) Groovy
9 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.13%) PMP
1 3 (3.13%) PMI Certification
1 3 (3.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.04%) ISEB
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) Docker
3 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Puppet
1 5 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.13%) SCCM
3 2 (2.08%) Ansible
4 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (17.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.25%) Oracle
2 6 (6.25%) SAP
3 5 (5.21%) Telerik
3 5 (5.21%) Jaspersoft
4 4 (4.17%) Cisco
5 3 (3.13%) Avaya
6 2 (2.08%) Alterian
7 1 (1.04%) Cognos
7 1 (1.04%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.04%) VMware
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