The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 20 19 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 43 35 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 7.62% 7.04% 10.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.39% 26.92% 55.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 30 52
Median daily rate £350 £341 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -6.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £224 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 137 130 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 24.29% 26.16% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 110 85
Median daily rate £400 £425 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +20.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £281 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -56.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Oxfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Oxfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Oxfordshire

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +1 25 £363 -2.68% 13
Abingdon - 11 £350 - 4
Banbury +4 1 £300 -42.30%
Thame - 1 - - 4
SQL Server
South East

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 68 (68.69%) SQL
2 36 (36.36%) .NET
3 35 (35.35%) ETL
4 34 (34.34%) C#
5 31 (31.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 29 (29.29%) MVC
7 27 (27.27%) ASP.NET
8 26 (26.26%) Migration
8 26 (26.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (24.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 23 (23.23%) T-SQL
10 23 (23.23%) Microsoft
11 22 (22.22%) JavaScript
11 22 (22.22%) Git (software)
12 21 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (19.19%) HTML
14 18 (18.18%) Talend Open Studio
14 18 (18.18%) Talend
15 17 (17.17%) CSS
16 16 (16.16%) JIRA
16 16 (16.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (16.16%) Customer Insight
17 15 (15.15%) VB.NET
17 15 (15.15%) Finance
17 15 (15.15%) Snowflake Schema
18 14 (14.14%) jQuery
19 13 (13.13%) Dell
19 13 (13.13%) MySQL
20 12 (12.12%) RESTful
20 12 (12.12%) Ajax

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 8 (8.08%) Confluence
2 6 (6.06%) IIS
3 3 (3.03%) ColdFusion
4 2 (2.02%) Apache
4 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.01%) Drupal
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (2.02%) Infor CloudSuite
2 2 (2.02%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 2 (2.02%) Infor CRM
2 2 (2.02%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (1.01%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Boomi
2 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) Intranet
2 10 (10.10%) FTP
3 3 (3.03%) DHCP
3 3 (3.03%) DNS
4 2 (2.02%) Network Security
4 2 (2.02%) VoIP
5 1 (1.01%) Firewall
5 1 (1.01%) SAN
5 1 (1.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (31.31%) SQL Server 2005
2 26 (26.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (24.24%) SQL Server 2014
4 16 (16.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (15.15%) Snowflake Schema
6 13 (13.13%) MySQL
7 11 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (7.07%) MS Access
9 6 (6.06%) MariaDB
9 6 (6.06%) OLAP
9 6 (6.06%) OLTP
10 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (1.01%) Big Data
12 1 (1.01%) DB2
12 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
12 1 (1.01%) QlikView
12 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 18 (18.18%) Talend Open Studio
3 16 (16.16%) JIRA
4 8 (8.08%) Liquibase
5 7 (7.07%) Subversion
6 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.02%) MSBuild
7 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.01%) Grunt
8 1 (1.01%) gulp
8 1 (1.01%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.01%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (15.15%) Finance
2 11 (11.11%) Publishing
3 5 (5.05%) Front Office
4 4 (4.04%) Advertising
5 3 (3.03%) Back Office
6 2 (2.02%) Automotive
7 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (76.77%) Developer
2 29 (29.29%) ETL Developer
3 28 (28.28%) .NET Developer
4 23 (23.23%) C# Developer
5 22 (22.22%) SQL Developer
6 21 (21.21%) ASP.NET Developer
7 19 (19.19%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (17.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (13.13%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 12 (12.12%) Database Developer
10 12 (12.12%) VB.NET Developer
10 12 (12.12%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (11.11%) Ajax Developer
11 11 (11.11%) C# VB.NET Developer
12 7 (7.07%) MySQL Developer
12 7 (7.07%) Software Developer
13 5 (5.05%) C# Software Developer
14 4 (4.04%) .NET Software Developer
14 4 (4.04%) Analyst
14 4 (4.04%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (36.36%) .NET
2 27 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 19 (19.19%) HTML
4 17 (17.17%) CSS
5 14 (14.14%) jQuery
6 12 (12.12%) Ajax
6 12 (12.12%) RESTful
7 8 (8.08%) WPF
8 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (6.06%) Web Services
10 5 (5.05%) .NET Framework
10 5 (5.05%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (4.04%) Entity Framework
12 3 (3.03%) AngularJS
12 3 (3.03%) ColdBox
12 3 (3.03%) CSS3
12 3 (3.03%) HTML5
12 3 (3.03%) WCF
13 2 (2.02%) LINQ
13 2 (2.02%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.03%) Replication
2 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.02%) CCTV
2 2 (2.02%) EPoS
2 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.02%) Android
3 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.01%) Linux
4 1 (1.01%) Unix
4 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.35%) ETL
2 29 (29.29%) MVC
3 26 (26.26%) Migration
4 21 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (16.16%) Customer Insight
6 10 (10.10%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 8 (8.08%) Informatics
9 7 (7.07%) OO
10 6 (6.06%) Analytics
10 6 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (6.06%) CRM
10 6 (6.06%) Database Tuning
10 6 (6.06%) Kimball Methodology
10 6 (6.06%) MVVM
11 5 (5.05%) Data Migration
11 5 (5.05%) OOP
11 5 (5.05%) Scrum
11 5 (5.05%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 68 (68.69%) SQL
2 34 (34.34%) C#
3 23 (23.23%) T-SQL
4 22 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 15 (15.15%) VB.NET
6 11 (11.11%) Java
7 3 (3.03%) CFML
8 2 (2.02%) Perl
8 2 (2.02%) VB
8 2 (2.02%) VBScript
8 2 (2.02%) XAML
9 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.01%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (1.01%) Groovy
9 1 (1.01%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.01%) PHP
9 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) Python
9 1 (1.01%) Ruby
9 1 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.04%) MCSE
3 3 (3.03%) Degree
4 2 (2.02%) MCTS
5 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) SCOM
2 4 (4.04%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.04%) SCCM
3 2 (2.02%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.01%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.18%) Talend
3 13 (13.13%) Dell
4 7 (7.07%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (5.05%) Oracle
6 4 (4.04%) NetApp
6 4 (4.04%) Veritas
6 4 (4.04%) VMware
7 2 (2.02%) Adobe
7 2 (2.02%) Apple
7 2 (2.02%) Infor
7 2 (2.02%) SAP
7 2 (2.02%) Sophos
7 2 (2.02%) Telerik
7 2 (2.02%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.01%) Google
8 1 (1.01%) HP
8 1 (1.01%) Informatica
8 1 (1.01%) Sybase
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
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