The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 22 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 58 50 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 17.85% 17.18% 16.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.21% 30.67% 40.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 45
Median daily rate £465 £360 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.16% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £255 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £490 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £180.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -91.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 192 163 139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 59.08% 56.01% 41.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 127 112
Median daily rate £430 £375 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.66% -11.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +5.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Oxford

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Oxford

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Oxford over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Oxford

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Oxford

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 45 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (32.41%) SQL Server
3 32 (29.63%) Java
4 27 (25.00%) Migration
5 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
5 25 (23.15%) HTML
6 24 (22.22%) .NET
6 24 (22.22%) CSS
7 23 (21.30%) C#
7 23 (21.30%) GitHub
8 22 (20.37%) DevOps
8 22 (20.37%) Scrum
8 22 (20.37%) Spring
8 22 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (19.44%) jQuery
9 21 (19.44%) JBoss
10 20 (18.52%) ETL
10 20 (18.52%) Finance
10 20 (18.52%) TDD
10 20 (18.52%) Jenkins
11 19 (17.59%) Performance Tuning
11 19 (17.59%) Unit Testing
11 19 (17.59%) WebSphere
11 19 (17.59%) MVC
11 19 (17.59%) Data Warehouse
11 19 (17.59%) Data Modelling
11 19 (17.59%) ASP.NET
12 18 (16.67%) PL/SQL
12 18 (16.67%) JUnit
12 18 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server

SQL
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 21 (19.44%) JBoss
2 19 (17.59%) WebSphere
3 18 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 14 (12.96%) WebSphere Process Server
5 4 (3.70%) Apache
6 3 (2.78%) IIS
6 3 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.93%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.93%) Confluence
8 1 (0.93%) nginx
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.85%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.85%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle TCA
2 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.93%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.93%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.30%) GitHub
2 5 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.70%) IaaS
3 4 (3.70%) Office 365
3 4 (3.70%) PaaS
4 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.85%) Boomi
6 1 (0.93%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) Network Security
2 4 (3.70%) IPv4
2 4 (3.70%) IPv6
3 3 (2.78%) FTP
3 3 (2.78%) VoIP
4 1 (0.93%) DHCP
4 1 (0.93%) DNS
4 1 (0.93%) Internet
4 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (32.41%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.59%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (12.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (12.04%) Oracle BI EE
4 13 (12.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (10.19%) MySQL
6 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.78%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.93%) Big Data
11 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle OWB
11 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 20 (18.52%) Jenkins
2 18 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 18 (16.67%) JUnit
2 18 (16.67%) Maven
2 18 (16.67%) Mockito
3 15 (13.89%) Talend Open Studio
4 7 (6.48%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.56%) Selenium
6 4 (3.70%) Subversion
7 2 (1.85%) Grunt
7 2 (1.85%) JIRA
8 1 (0.93%) Bower
8 1 (0.93%) gulp
8 1 (0.93%) Protractor
8 1 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Publishing
3 2 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (66.67%) Developer
2 43 (39.81%) SQL Developer
3 22 (20.37%) Java Developer
4 20 (18.52%) .NET Developer
5 19 (17.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 19 (17.59%) C# Developer
6 17 (15.74%) ASP.NET Developer
6 17 (15.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 14 (12.96%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 10 (9.26%) Cloud Developer
10 8 (7.41%) Administrator
10 8 (7.41%) Ajax Developer
10 8 (7.41%) C# VB.NET Developer
10 8 (7.41%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (7.41%) VB.NET Developer
10 8 (7.41%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 7 (6.48%) DBA
11 7 (6.48%) OBIEE Developer
11 7 (6.48%) Talend Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.15%) HTML
2 24 (22.22%) .NET
2 24 (22.22%) CSS
3 22 (20.37%) Spring
4 21 (19.44%) jQuery
5 19 (17.59%) ASP.NET
6 18 (16.67%) Ajax
6 18 (16.67%) Java EE
7 12 (11.11%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.56%) RESTful
8 6 (5.56%) SOAP
8 6 (5.56%) Web Services
9 5 (4.63%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.70%) Apache Camel
10 4 (3.70%) EJB
10 4 (3.70%) J2EE
10 4 (3.70%) JMS
10 4 (3.70%) JSP
11 3 (2.78%) CSS3
11 3 (2.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.48%) Replication
2 3 (2.78%) CCTV
3 2 (1.85%) EPoS
4 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.93%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.56%) Windows
2 4 (3.70%) Linux
2 4 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) Unix
4 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.00%) Migration
3 22 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (20.37%) DevOps
3 22 (20.37%) Scrum
4 20 (18.52%) ETL
4 20 (18.52%) TDD
5 19 (17.59%) Data Modelling
5 19 (17.59%) MVC
5 19 (17.59%) Performance Tuning
5 19 (17.59%) Unit Testing
6 18 (16.67%) Pair Programming
7 17 (15.74%) BPEL
7 17 (15.74%) BPMN
7 17 (15.74%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (15.74%) Kimball Methodology
8 14 (12.96%) Software Engineering
9 13 (12.04%) Waterfall
10 12 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
11 9 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.63%) Java
2 25 (23.15%) JavaScript
3 23 (21.30%) C#
4 18 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 17 (15.74%) VB.NET
6 8 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.63%) Python
8 3 (2.78%) C
9 2 (1.85%) VBScript
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) ES6
10 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (2.78%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) ISEB
2 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.85%) MCSE
2 2 (1.85%) MCTS
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) Docker
2 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.70%) Puppet
2 3 (2.78%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.93%) Ansible
3 1 (0.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 15 (13.89%) Talend
2 14 (12.96%) Oracle
3 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.70%) Citrix
4 4 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.78%) Adobe
5 3 (2.78%) Sophos
6 2 (1.85%) Apple
6 2 (1.85%) Dell
7 1 (0.93%) SAP
7 1 (0.93%) Siebel
7 1 (0.93%) Veritas