The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 29 32 31
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 12 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 4.29% 0.42% 3.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 19.35% 1.69% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 12
Median daily rate £375 £425 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +60.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £338
% change year-on-year -0.70% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £42.50 £26.85
% change year-on-year -55.29% +58.31%  

SQL Server 2008 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 62 59 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 22.14% 25.00% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 48 58
Median daily rate £400 £433 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.51% +33.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -63.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Oxford over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Oxford

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (78.95%) SQL
3 13 (68.42%) T-SQL
4 10 (52.63%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (52.63%) Finance
5 9 (47.37%) ETL
5 9 (47.37%) FTP
5 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (47.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (47.37%) RESTful
6 8 (42.11%) Boomi
6 8 (42.11%) Dell
7 6 (31.58%) MVC
7 6 (31.58%) Ajax
7 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 6 (31.58%) C#
7 6 (31.58%) HTML
7 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
7 6 (31.58%) .NET
7 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
7 6 (31.58%) CSS
7 6 (31.58%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (31.58%) jQuery
8 5 (26.32%) Analytics
8 5 (26.32%) OOP
8 5 (26.32%) OO
8 5 (26.32%) Java
8 5 (26.32%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (26.32%) Front Office
9 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (47.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) ETL Developer
3 8 (42.11%) SQL Developer
4 6 (31.58%) .NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) Ajax Developer
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# Developer
4 6 (31.58%) C# VB.NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) VB.NET Developer
4 6 (31.58%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (26.32%) Database Developer
6 3 (15.79%) Administrator
6 3 (15.79%) DBA
6 3 (15.79%) SQL DBA
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) RESTful
2 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) Ajax
2 6 (31.58%) ASP.NET
2 6 (31.58%) CSS
2 6 (31.58%) HTML
2 6 (31.58%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ETL
2 6 (31.58%) Kimball Methodology
2 6 (31.58%) MVC
3 5 (26.32%) Analytics
3 5 (26.32%) OO
3 5 (26.32%) OOP
4 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Optimisation
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) T-SQL
3 6 (31.58%) C#
3 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (31.58%) VB.NET
4 5 (26.32%) Java
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Dell
2 5 (26.32%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft