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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 42 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 36 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.28% 9.11% 10.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 13.64% 42.86% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 31
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£375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £401 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £29.50 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-14.40% +16.83%
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
176 84 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.04% 21.27% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 58 71
Average daily rate £475 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.13% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 - 3
Oxford -32 6 £400 +8.84% 11
Henley-on-Thames - 1 - - 1
Kidlington - - - -
Banbury - - - - 1
Bicester - - - - 1
Thame - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 2
Wantage - - - - 1
Witney - - - - 2
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 47 (55.29%) .NET
2 44 (51.76%) C#
2 44 (51.76%) SQL
3 29 (34.12%) Web Services
4 28 (32.94%) ASP.NET
4 28 (32.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (29.41%) WCF
6 24 (28.24%) XML
6 24 (28.24%) HTML
7 23 (27.06%) JavaScript
8 21 (24.71%) .NET Framework
9 20 (23.53%) MVC
10 18 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
10 18 (21.18%) REST
11 17 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (20.00%) VB.NET
11 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (17.65%) CSS
12 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (15.29%) jQuery
13 13 (15.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (14.12%) Windows
14 12 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (12.94%) Finance
15 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
16 10 (11.76%) TDD
16 10 (11.76%) Marketing
16 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (7.06%) ColdFusion
2 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.53%) IIS
3 3 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.35%) Apache
4 2 (2.35%) SAS
4 2 (2.35%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.18%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) SPSS
2 2 (2.35%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.35%) SaaS
3 2 (2.35%) Office 365
4 1 (1.18%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (32.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (15.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (9.41%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (9.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (9.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
8 4 (4.71%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.71%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (3.53%) Data Mining
9 3 (3.53%) MySQL
10 2 (2.35%) Big Data
10 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.35%) JasperReports
11 1 (1.18%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.41%) Visual Studio
3 7 (8.24%) Subversion
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.35%) Log4j
6 1 (1.18%) Ant
6 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.18%) FxCop
6 1 (1.18%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.18%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
2 10 (11.76%) Marketing
3 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.88%) Electronics
4 5 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.18%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.18%) French Language
5 1 (1.18%) German Language
5 1 (1.18%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.18%) Slovak Language
5 1 (1.18%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (76.47%) Developer
2 27 (31.76%) .NET Developer
3 12 (14.12%) C# Developer
3 12 (14.12%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (10.59%) Programmer
5 8 (9.41%) Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) SQL Developer
6 6 (7.06%) VB Developer
6 6 (7.06%) ColdFusion Developer
6 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET Developer
6 6 (7.06%) VB6 Developer
6 6 (7.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Report Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 4 (4.71%) .NET Programmer
8 4 (4.71%) VB Programmer
8 4 (4.71%) C# Programmer
8 4 (4.71%) CRM Developer
8 4 (4.71%) VB.NET Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (55.29%) .NET
2 29 (34.12%) Web Services
3 28 (32.94%) ASP.NET
4 25 (29.41%) WCF
5 24 (28.24%) XML
5 24 (28.24%) HTML
6 21 (24.71%) .NET Framework
7 18 (21.18%) REST
8 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (17.65%) CSS
9 13 (15.29%) jQuery
10 9 (10.59%) Ajax
10 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 9 (10.59%) SOAP
10 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (9.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (8.24%) Silverlight
12 7 (8.24%) WPF
12 7 (8.24%) XSLT
13 5 (5.88%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.88%) DTV
3 5 (5.88%) Open Source
4 3 (3.53%) Social Media
4 3 (3.53%) PMI
4 3 (3.53%) NHS
5 2 (2.35%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.18%) Statistics
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) iPhone
6 1 (1.18%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.12%) Windows
2 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.53%) MVC
2 18 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.76%) TDD
5 9 (10.59%) ETL
5 9 (10.59%) Migration
6 7 (8.24%) CRM
7 6 (7.06%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.88%) Programme Management
8 5 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.71%) Workflow
9 4 (4.71%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (4.71%) DevOps
10 3 (3.53%) Analytics
10 3 (3.53%) Metadata Management
10 3 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.53%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 44 (51.76%) C#
1 44 (51.76%) SQL
2 23 (27.06%) JavaScript
3 17 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 8 (9.41%) PowerShell
4 8 (9.41%) Java
5 7 (8.24%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.06%) VB
6 6 (7.06%) VB6
7 2 (2.35%) Groovy
7 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.18%) SOQL
8 1 (1.18%) SOSL
8 1 (1.18%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) PMP
1 3 (3.53%) PMI Certification
1 3 (3.53%) Degree
2 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.18%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Puppet
1 5 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.35%) Ansible
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.06%) SAP
3 5 (5.88%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) Telerik
3 5 (5.88%) Jaspersoft
4 2 (2.35%) Alterian
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco
4 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.18%) VMware
5 1 (1.18%) Avaya
5 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.18%) Cognos
5 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
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