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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 69 38 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 13.37% 7.71% 11.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.02% 37.25% 43.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.59%
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
121 102 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 23.45% 20.69% 26.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 76
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 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £101.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.24% +304.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +5.17%

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 August 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 August 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
Oxford +5 25 £281 -13.46% 19
Abingdon +1 7 £400 +45.45% 4
Witney 0 3 £220 - 4
Banbury - 3 £400 - 1
Thame 0 1 - - 1
Wallingford - - - - 2
Bicester - - - - 5
Burford - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - - 1
Kidlington - - - - 1
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 59 (49.58%) .NET
2 56 (47.06%) SQL
3 50 (42.02%) C#
4 42 (35.29%) ASP.NET
5 29 (24.37%) HTML
6 28 (23.53%) MVC
7 26 (21.85%) Web Services
8 25 (21.01%) XML
8 25 (21.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (20.17%) JavaScript
9 24 (20.17%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (18.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (18.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (17.65%) WCF
12 20 (16.81%) MS Excel
13 18 (15.13%) VB.NET
13 18 (15.13%) .NET Framework
13 18 (15.13%) jQuery
14 17 (14.29%) Windows
14 17 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (13.45%) Finance
16 14 (11.76%) T-SQL
16 14 (11.76%) CSS
16 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
16 14 (11.76%) REST
17 12 (10.08%) Oracle
17 12 (10.08%) Visual Studio
17 12 (10.08%) ETL

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (5.04%) ColdFusion
2 5 (4.20%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.52%) IIS
4 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.68%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.68%) SAS
4 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.68%) CMS
4 2 (1.68%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.68%) Escenic
4 2 (1.68%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (1.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (16.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.68%) FastStats
3 2 (1.68%) SPSS
4 1 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (7.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.36%) SaaS
3 3 (2.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.84%) FTP
1 1 (0.84%) SAN
1 1 (0.84%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.01%) SQL Server 2008
2 24 (20.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (18.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (18.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (10.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (9.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (8.40%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (5.88%) MySQL
9 6 (5.04%) Big Data
10 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (3.36%) MS Access
11 4 (3.36%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (2.52%) Data Mining
12 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
12 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
13 2 (1.68%) QlikView
13 2 (1.68%) Hadoop
13 2 (1.68%) JasperReports
13 2 (1.68%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.72%) Subversion
4 7 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.52%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.68%) Log4j
6 2 (1.68%) NUnit
6 2 (1.68%) MSTest
7 1 (0.84%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.84%) Moq
General
1 16 (13.45%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Marketing
3 5 (4.20%) Electronics
3 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.84%) Advertising
4 1 (0.84%) Publishing
4 1 (0.84%) Automotive
4 1 (0.84%) Czech Language
4 1 (0.84%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.84%) French Language
4 1 (0.84%) German Language
4 1 (0.84%) Polish Language
4 1 (0.84%) Slovak Language
4 1 (0.84%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (77.31%) Developer
2 39 (32.77%) .NET Developer
3 20 (16.81%) SQL Developer
4 14 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 13 (10.92%) C# .NET Developer
6 12 (10.08%) ASP.NET Developer
7 11 (9.24%) Analyst
7 11 (9.24%) Report Developer
8 9 (7.56%) Software Developer
8 9 (7.56%) Programmer
9 8 (6.72%) VB.NET Developer
9 8 (6.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Developer
10 7 (5.88%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (5.04%) ColdFusion Developer
11 6 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (5.04%) DBA
12 5 (4.20%) Software Engineer
12 5 (4.20%) VB Developer
12 5 (4.20%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (49.58%) .NET
2 42 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 29 (24.37%) HTML
4 26 (21.85%) Web Services
5 25 (21.01%) XML
6 21 (17.65%) WCF
7 18 (15.13%) .NET Framework
7 18 (15.13%) jQuery
8 17 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (11.76%) REST
9 14 (11.76%) CSS
10 12 (10.08%) Ajax
11 11 (9.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (8.40%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 9 (7.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 9 (7.56%) HTML5
14 7 (5.88%) SOAP
15 6 (5.04%) XSLT
16 5 (4.20%) NHibernate
16 5 (4.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.72%) N-Tier
2 5 (4.20%) DTV
3 3 (2.52%) PMI
3 3 (2.52%) Clustering
3 3 (2.52%) iPhone
3 3 (2.52%) Open Source
3 3 (2.52%) Social Media
4 2 (1.68%) NHS
5 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.84%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.84%) Statistics
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.84%) UNIX
3 1 (0.84%) AIX
3 1 (0.84%) Linux
3 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.53%) MVC
2 17 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (10.08%) ETL
4 9 (7.56%) CRM
5 8 (6.72%) Scrum
5 8 (6.72%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (5.88%) Migration
7 6 (5.04%) OOP
7 6 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.04%) TDD
7 6 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.04%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.20%) Waterfall
8 5 (4.20%) Programme Management
8 5 (4.20%) Software Engineering
8 5 (4.20%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.36%) Data Modelling
9 4 (3.36%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 56 (47.06%) SQL
2 50 (42.02%) C#
3 24 (20.17%) JavaScript
4 18 (15.13%) VB.NET
5 14 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 9 (7.56%) Java
7 6 (5.04%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.20%) VB6
8 5 (4.20%) VB
9 3 (2.52%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
1 6 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.52%) PMP
2 3 (2.52%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.84%) MCITP
4 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.84%) Degree
4 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.84%) CCNP
4 1 (0.84%) CCNA
4 1 (0.84%) ISEB
4 1 (0.84%) CCA
4 1 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.52%) SCCM
2 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.84%) Puppet
2 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.08%) Oracle
3 6 (5.04%) Jaspersoft
4 5 (4.20%) Cisco
4 5 (4.20%) Telerik
4 5 (4.20%) SAP
5 3 (2.52%) Avaya
5 3 (2.52%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.68%) VMware
6 2 (1.68%) JBoss
6 2 (1.68%) Cognos
6 2 (1.68%) Alterian
6 2 (1.68%) Google
7 1 (0.84%) Facebook
7 1 (0.84%) Citrix
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