The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 17 17 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 8.60% 7.17% 9.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.71% 28.81% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 32
Median daily rate £375 £373 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +5.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £295 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £346
% change year-on-year - +1.08%  
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 £37.25 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.55% -30.76%  

SQL Server 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 22.22% 24.89% 20.27%
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
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing SQL Server 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 in Oxford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Oxford

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Oxford over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Oxford

SQL Server
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 in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Oxford

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 43 (72.88%) SQL
2 22 (37.29%) ETL
3 20 (33.90%) .NET
4 19 (32.20%) T-SQL
4 19 (32.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (32.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (30.51%) C#
5 18 (30.51%) Migration
6 17 (28.81%) ASP.NET
7 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
7 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
7 14 (23.73%) MVC
8 13 (22.03%) Dell
8 13 (22.03%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
9 12 (20.34%) MySQL
9 12 (20.34%) Finance
10 11 (18.64%) CSS
10 11 (18.64%) HTML
11 10 (16.95%) FTP
11 10 (16.95%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (16.95%) RESTful
11 10 (16.95%) Talend Open Studio
11 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (16.95%) Talend
12 9 (15.25%) Customer Insight
12 9 (15.25%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (15.25%) Boomi
12 9 (15.25%) JIRA
12 9 (15.25%) Publishing

SQL Server
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.78%) IIS
2 3 (5.08%) Confluence
3 2 (3.39%) Apache
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.69%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.69%) Drupal
4 1 (1.69%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (3.39%) Infor CloudSuite
1 2 (3.39%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 2 (3.39%) Infor CRM
2 1 (1.69%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.25%) Boomi
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) FTP
2 7 (11.86%) Intranet
3 3 (5.08%) DHCP
3 3 (5.08%) DNS
4 2 (3.39%) Network Security
4 2 (3.39%) VoIP
5 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.20%) SQL Server 2005
1 19 (32.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (22.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (20.34%) MySQL
4 10 (16.95%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (13.56%) Snowflake Schema
6 5 (8.47%) MariaDB
6 5 (8.47%) OLAP
6 5 (8.47%) OLTP
7 3 (5.08%) MS Access
8 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.69%) DB2
9 1 (1.69%) Power BI
9 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.95%) Talend Open Studio
3 9 (15.25%) JIRA
4 3 (5.08%) Liquibase
5 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.69%) Subversion
6 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) Publishing
3 5 (8.47%) Front Office
4 3 (5.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (71.19%) Developer
2 20 (33.90%) ETL Developer
3 13 (22.03%) C# Developer
4 12 (20.34%) .NET Developer
5 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (18.64%) SQL Developer
6 9 (15.25%) C# .NET Developer
6 9 (15.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 9 (15.25%) Database Developer
7 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 7 (11.86%) MySQL Developer
8 6 (10.17%) Ajax Developer
8 6 (10.17%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 6 (10.17%) VB.NET Developer
8 6 (10.17%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (6.78%) DBA
9 4 (6.78%) OLAP Developer
9 4 (6.78%) Software Developer
9 4 (6.78%) SQL DBA
10 3 (5.08%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) .NET
2 17 (28.81%) ASP.NET
3 11 (18.64%) CSS
3 11 (18.64%) HTML
4 10 (16.95%) RESTful
5 8 (13.56%) jQuery
6 7 (11.86%) Ajax
7 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.08%) CSS3
9 3 (5.08%) WCF
9 3 (5.08%) Web Services
9 3 (5.08%) WPF
10 2 (3.39%) Silverlight
10 2 (3.39%) WAP
10 2 (3.39%) WinForms
10 2 (3.39%) XML
10 2 (3.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Replication
2 2 (3.39%) CCTV
2 2 (3.39%) EPoS
2 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.39%) Android
3 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) ETL
2 18 (30.51%) Migration
3 14 (23.73%) MVC
4 9 (15.25%) Customer Insight
4 9 (15.25%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.56%) Informatics
6 7 (11.86%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (10.17%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (10.17%) OO
8 5 (8.47%) Analytics
8 5 (8.47%) CRM
8 5 (8.47%) Database Tuning
8 5 (8.47%) OOP
9 4 (6.78%) Process Improvement
10 3 (5.08%) Data Analysis
10 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
10 3 (5.08%) SQL Optimisation
10 3 (5.08%) Web Development
11 2 (3.39%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 43 (72.88%) SQL
2 19 (32.20%) T-SQL
3 18 (30.51%) C#
4 14 (23.73%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.86%) Java
6 6 (10.17%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.39%) VB
7 2 (3.39%) VBScript
7 2 (3.39%) XAML
8 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.69%) CFML
8 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.69%) Perl
8 1 (1.69%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 3 (5.08%) MCSE
3 2 (3.39%) MCTS
4 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) NetBackup
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
1 4 (6.78%) SCOM
2 2 (3.39%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.03%) Dell
3 10 (16.95%) Talend
4 6 (10.17%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (6.78%) Veritas
6 3 (5.08%) NetApp
6 3 (5.08%) Oracle
6 3 (5.08%) VMware
7 2 (3.39%) Adobe
7 2 (3.39%) Apple
7 2 (3.39%) Infor
7 2 (3.39%) SAP
7 2 (3.39%) Sophos
7 2 (3.39%) Telerik
7 2 (3.39%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.69%) Atlassian