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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 3 8 2
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL 52 31 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 18.57% 13.08% 18.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.77% 30.39% 48.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 57
Median daily rate £375 £380 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +65.62% -20.00%  

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 154 102 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 55.00% 43.04% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 85 115
Median daily rate £405 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £54.50 £11.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +395.45% -50.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Oxford

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 64 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (32.86%) Java
3 44 (31.43%) SQL Server
3 44 (31.43%) Migration
4 32 (22.86%) Publishing
5 28 (20.00%) Spring
5 28 (20.00%) Java EE
5 28 (20.00%) ETL
6 27 (19.29%) DevOps
7 26 (18.57%) Jenkins
7 26 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (17.86%) TDD
9 24 (17.14%) Maven
10 23 (16.43%) JUnit
10 23 (16.43%) GitHub
11 22 (15.71%) Unit Testing
11 22 (15.71%) Scrum
12 21 (15.00%) Finance
12 21 (15.00%) BPMN
12 21 (15.00%) ISTQB
12 21 (15.00%) ISEB
13 20 (14.29%) JBoss
13 20 (14.29%) Software Testing
13 20 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 20 (14.29%) Mockito
13 20 (14.29%) Git (software)
13 20 (14.29%) SDLC
14 19 (13.57%) Test Scripting
14 19 (13.57%) SQL Server 2005
14 19 (13.57%) Oracle

SQL
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 20 (14.29%) JBoss
2 18 (12.86%) WebSphere
3 15 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 14 (10.00%) WebSphere Process Server
5 11 (7.86%) Alfresco
6 6 (4.29%) Confluence
7 4 (2.86%) nginx
8 3 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (2.14%) IIS
8 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.43%) Apache
9 2 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.71%) Drupal
10 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.00%) MS Office
2 2 (1.43%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Markit EDM
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle TCA
4 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.43%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (1.43%) Infor CloudSuite
4 2 (1.43%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 2 (1.43%) Infor CRM
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.71%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.43%) GitHub
2 9 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.86%) Boomi
4 4 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.14%) IaaS
5 3 (2.14%) Office 365
5 3 (2.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.00%) Intranet
2 6 (4.29%) FTP
2 6 (4.29%) Network Security
3 5 (3.57%) DNS
4 4 (2.86%) DHCP
4 4 (2.86%) IPv4
4 4 (2.86%) IPv6
5 2 (1.43%) VoIP
6 1 (0.71%) Internet
6 1 (0.71%) LAN
6 1 (0.71%) SSL
6 1 (0.71%) VPN
6 1 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (12.86%) MySQL
4 15 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (9.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (5.71%) Snowflake Schema
8 6 (4.29%) MariaDB
8 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (3.57%) OLAP
9 5 (3.57%) OLTP
9 5 (3.57%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.86%) MS Access
10 4 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (1.43%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.43%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (18.57%) Jenkins
2 24 (17.14%) Maven
3 23 (16.43%) JUnit
4 20 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 20 (14.29%) Mockito
5 18 (12.86%) Cucumber
6 17 (12.14%) JIRA
7 16 (11.43%) Talend Open Studio
8 5 (3.57%) Selenium
9 4 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (2.86%) Subversion
10 3 (2.14%) Ant
10 3 (2.14%) Liquibase
11 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 1 (0.71%) Bower
12 1 (0.71%) Grunt
12 1 (0.71%) LabVIEW
12 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 32 (22.86%) Publishing
2 21 (15.00%) Finance
3 3 (2.14%) Back Office
4 2 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Front Office
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 71 (50.71%) Developer
2 28 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 20 (14.29%) ETL Developer
4 19 (13.57%) Tester
5 18 (12.86%) SQL Developer
6 14 (10.00%) Software Developer
7 13 (9.29%) Java Engineer
8 12 (8.57%) Analyst
8 12 (8.57%) Java Software Developer
9 11 (7.86%) Software Engineer
10 10 (7.14%) .NET Developer
10 10 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (7.14%) C# Developer
10 10 (7.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 10 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
11 8 (5.71%) Administrator
11 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 7 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 7 (5.00%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.00%) Java EE
1 28 (20.00%) Spring
2 14 (10.00%) jQuery
3 13 (9.29%) .NET
3 13 (9.29%) HTML
4 12 (8.57%) CSS
4 12 (8.57%) RESTful
5 8 (5.71%) Ajax
5 8 (5.71%) AngularJS
5 8 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 8 (5.71%) REST
5 8 (5.71%) SOAP
5 8 (5.71%) XML
6 7 (5.00%) J2EE
6 7 (5.00%) JMS
7 5 (3.57%) Hibernate
7 5 (3.57%) Node.js
7 5 (3.57%) Web Services
8 4 (2.86%) Apache Camel
8 4 (2.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.00%) Replication
2 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.43%) CCTV
3 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.43%) EPoS
4 1 (0.71%) NHS
4 1 (0.71%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.00%) Windows
2 6 (4.29%) Linux
3 4 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.43%) Unix
5 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.43%) Migration
3 28 (20.00%) ETL
4 27 (19.29%) DevOps
5 26 (18.57%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (17.86%) TDD
7 22 (15.71%) Scrum
7 22 (15.71%) Unit Testing
8 21 (15.00%) BPMN
9 20 (14.29%) SDLC
9 20 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 20 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (13.57%) Test Scripting
11 18 (12.86%) BPEL
11 18 (12.86%) Pair Programming
12 14 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (9.29%) Software Engineering
14 12 (8.57%) MVC
15 11 (7.86%) Data Modelling
15 11 (7.86%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 46 (32.86%) Java
2 19 (13.57%) JavaScript
3 14 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 12 (8.57%) C#
5 6 (4.29%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.86%) Python
7 3 (2.14%) XPath
8 2 (1.43%) C
8 2 (1.43%) PHP
8 2 (1.43%) VB
8 2 (1.43%) VBScript
9 1 (0.71%) C++
9 1 (0.71%) ES6
9 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (15.00%) ISEB
1 21 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (12.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (5.00%) Degree
4 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.14%) MCSE
6 2 (1.43%) MCTS
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.86%) Docker
3 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (4.29%) Puppet
2 4 (2.86%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.86%) SCCM
2 4 (2.86%) SCOM
3 2 (1.43%) Ansible
3 2 (1.43%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 19 (13.57%) Oracle
2 17 (12.14%) Microsoft
3 16 (11.43%) Talend
4 8 (5.71%) Dell
5 7 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.57%) Veritas
7 4 (2.86%) VMware
8 3 (2.14%) Citrix
8 3 (2.14%) NetApp
8 3 (2.14%) SAP
9 2 (1.43%) Adobe
9 2 (1.43%) Apple
9 2 (1.43%) Infor
9 2 (1.43%) Sophos
10 1 (0.71%) IBM
10 1 (0.71%) Siebel
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