Period
to 23 February 2018

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 6 months to 23 February 2018 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 19 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 77 57 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 10.95% 8.41% 9.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.40% 32.39% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 42 49
Oxford median daily rate £400 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +50.00% -21.31%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £213
90th Percentile £563 £510 £488
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £330
% change year-on-year -5.88% +28.79% -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Oxford median hourly rate - £16.90 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.46% +50.00%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £16.90 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -62.46% +100.00%

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 186 176 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 26.46% 25.96% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 133 138
Oxford median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £261 £313 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £541
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £438 £420
% change year-on-year -2.86% +4.17% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Oxford median hourly rate - £17.43 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -61.27% +66.67%
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £17.43 £36.25
% change year-on-year - -51.92% +51.04%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

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 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 55 (71.43%) C#
2 48 (62.34%) .NET
3 47 (61.04%) SQL
4 46 (59.74%) MVC
5 45 (58.44%) ASP.NET
6 44 (57.14%) JavaScript
7 38 (49.35%) HTML
7 38 (49.35%) CSS
8 35 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
9 33 (42.86%) AngularJS
10 31 (40.26%) jQuery
10 31 (40.26%) Microsoft
11 29 (37.66%) Web Services
12 28 (36.36%) Ajax
12 28 (36.36%) VB.NET
13 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (20.78%) T-SQL
15 15 (19.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (18.18%) Razor View Engine
17 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 10 (12.99%) Finance
19 9 (11.69%) Active Directory
19 9 (11.69%) IIS
19 9 (11.69%) REST
20 8 (10.39%) ETL
21 7 (9.09%) FTP
21 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
21 7 (9.09%) N-Tier
21 7 (9.09%) Windows

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 9 (11.69%) IIS
2 6 (7.79%) Apache
3 4 (5.19%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.09%) Boomi
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (5.19%) Amazon S3
5 3 (3.90%) IaaS
5 3 (3.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) FTP
2 6 (7.79%) Network Security
2 6 (7.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.90%) OLAP
4 3 (3.90%) OLAP Cube
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.30%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.30%) Power BI
6 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.30%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Back Office
3 2 (2.60%) Front Office
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (87.01%) Developer
2 42 (54.55%) C# Developer
3 40 (51.95%) .NET Developer
4 35 (45.45%) SQL Developer
5 34 (44.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 31 (40.26%) ASP.NET Developer
7 29 (37.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 29 (37.66%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 27 (35.06%) AWS Developer
8 27 (35.06%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (7.79%) ETL Developer
10 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
10 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support Technician
10 5 (6.49%) Desktop Technician
10 5 (6.49%) IT Support
10 5 (6.49%) Server Support
10 5 (6.49%) Server Support Technician
10 5 (6.49%) Server Technician
10 5 (6.49%) Support Technician
10 5 (6.49%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (62.34%) .NET
2 45 (58.44%) ASP.NET
3 38 (49.35%) CSS
3 38 (49.35%) HTML
4 33 (42.86%) AngularJS
5 31 (40.26%) jQuery
6 29 (37.66%) Web Services
7 28 (36.36%) Ajax
8 14 (18.18%) Razor View Engine
9 10 (12.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (11.69%) REST
11 7 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (9.09%) RESTful
12 4 (5.19%) .NET Core
13 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
13 3 (3.90%) Angular 2
13 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
13 3 (3.90%) SOAP
13 3 (3.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 2 (2.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 4 (5.19%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.30%) CCTV
3 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.30%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (59.74%) MVC
2 18 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.39%) ETL
4 7 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 5 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.49%) Kimball Methodology
5 5 (6.49%) OO
5 5 (6.49%) OOP
5 5 (6.49%) TDD
6 4 (5.19%) CRM
6 4 (5.19%) Data Management
6 4 (5.19%) Data Modelling
6 4 (5.19%) ETL Development
6 4 (5.19%) Migration
6 4 (5.19%) Refactoring
7 3 (3.90%) Analytics
7 3 (3.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (3.90%) DevOps
7 3 (3.90%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 55 (71.43%) C#
2 47 (61.04%) SQL
3 44 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 28 (36.36%) VB.NET
5 16 (20.78%) T-SQL
6 7 (9.09%) Java
7 2 (2.60%) C
7 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.60%) VBScript
8 1 (1.30%) Python
8 1 (1.30%) R
8 1 (1.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (40.26%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) Dell
2 7 (9.09%) VMware
3 5 (6.49%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle
5 3 (3.90%) Twitter
6 2 (2.60%) Tableau
7 1 (1.30%) Adobe
7 1 (1.30%) Capita
7 1 (1.30%) Sophos