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 27 June 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 23 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 7.17% 10.16% 8.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.71% 33.33% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 27
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £225 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £512 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

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 97 93 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 30.22% 30.49% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 74 70
Median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

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 27 June 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 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 27 June 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 36 (75.00%) SQL
2 29 (60.42%) .NET
3 27 (56.25%) C#
4 25 (52.08%) ASP.NET
5 24 (50.00%) MVC
6 21 (43.75%) CSS
6 21 (43.75%) HTML
7 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
8 18 (37.50%) VB.NET
9 17 (35.42%) jQuery
9 17 (35.42%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (33.33%) Ajax
11 15 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (22.92%) T-SQL
12 11 (22.92%) AngularJS
13 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
14 7 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (14.58%) Finance
14 7 (14.58%) ETL
15 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
16 5 (10.42%) WCF
16 5 (10.42%) Web Services
16 5 (10.42%) MySQL
16 5 (10.42%) IIS
16 5 (10.42%) Dell
16 5 (10.42%) FTP
16 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
16 5 (10.42%) Boomi

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 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.08%) NServiceBus
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (2.08%) Markit EDM
2 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Boomi
2 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.08%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) FTP
2 4 (8.33%) Network Security
2 4 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (35.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (31.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.42%) MySQL
5 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.08%) Big Data
7 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.08%) Power BI
7 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.08%) MSTest
1 1 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Front Office
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (75.00%) Developer
2 23 (47.92%) .NET Developer
3 22 (45.83%) C# Developer
4 20 (41.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 20 (41.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 20 (41.67%) SQL Developer
5 19 (39.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (35.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Developer
8 8 (16.67%) Ajax Developer
8 8 (16.67%) C# VB.NET Developer
8 8 (16.67%) VB.NET Developer
8 8 (16.67%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (12.50%) ETL Developer
10 5 (10.42%) DBA
10 5 (10.42%) SQL DBA
11 4 (8.33%) Administrator
11 4 (8.33%) Database Developer
11 4 (8.33%) Server Support
11 4 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (60.42%) .NET
2 25 (52.08%) ASP.NET
3 21 (43.75%) CSS
3 21 (43.75%) HTML
4 17 (35.42%) jQuery
5 16 (33.33%) Ajax
6 11 (22.92%) AngularJS
7 5 (10.42%) .NET Framework
7 5 (10.42%) WCF
7 5 (10.42%) Web Services
8 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (8.33%) RESTful
9 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (6.25%) Entity Framework
9 3 (6.25%) REST
10 2 (4.17%) CSS3
10 2 (4.17%) HTML5
10 2 (4.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) CCTV
1 3 (6.25%) Replication
2 2 (4.17%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
1 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) MVC
2 7 (14.58%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (14.58%) ETL
3 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.33%) CRM
4 4 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (6.25%) OO
5 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.25%) SQL Optimisation
5 3 (6.25%) TDD
6 2 (4.17%) Analytics
6 2 (4.17%) Black-Box Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.17%) OOP
6 2 (4.17%) Process Improvement
6 2 (4.17%) Task Automation
6 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (75.00%) SQL
2 27 (56.25%) C#
3 20 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 18 (37.50%) VB.NET
5 11 (22.92%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.17%) Java
6 2 (4.17%) VBScript
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.08%) VB
7 1 (2.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) MCSE
1 2 (4.17%) MCTS
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.08%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 3 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Dell
3 4 (8.33%) Sophos
4 3 (6.25%) Adobe
4 3 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.17%) Apple
6 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) SAP