Period
to 16 January 2018

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 6 months to 16 January 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)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 28 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 -14 +17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 96 84 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 7.89% 6.92% 9.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.07% 24.56% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 63 92
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +27.82% +1.53%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £220
90th Percentile £496 £510 £500
South East median daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £16.90 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.91% +21.62%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% +26.87% +28.85%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 259 342 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 21.30% 28.17% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 255 246
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £300 £309 £250
90th Percentile £562 £533 £525
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £17.43 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.62% +22.22%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £17.40 £26.50
% change year-on-year +158.62% -34.34% -11.67%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +8 73 £400 -8.57% 27
Witney +2 4 - - 4
Kidlington -4 2 £430 +1.18% 2
Abingdon +5 1 £350 - 7
Banbury - 1 £473 - 6
Thame - 1 £310 - 2
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 61 (63.54%) SQL
2 60 (62.50%) C#
3 59 (61.46%) .NET
4 50 (52.08%) JavaScript
4 50 (52.08%) MVC
5 49 (51.04%) ASP.NET
6 42 (43.75%) HTML
7 41 (42.71%) CSS
7 41 (42.71%) Microsoft
8 34 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
8 34 (35.42%) AngularJS
9 32 (33.33%) jQuery
10 29 (30.21%) Web Services
11 26 (27.08%) VB.NET
11 26 (27.08%) Ajax
12 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (23.96%) T-SQL
14 22 (22.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (17.71%) Razor View Engine
16 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
17 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
18 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (13.54%) REST
18 13 (13.54%) VMware
19 12 (12.50%) Finance
19 12 (12.50%) ETL
19 12 (12.50%) Java
19 12 (12.50%) IIS
20 11 (11.46%) Data Warehouse
20 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 12 (12.50%) IIS
2 6 (6.25%) Apache
3 5 (5.21%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.17%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.08%) CMS
5 2 (2.08%) NServiceBus
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.04%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Markit EDM
2 2 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.29%) Boomi
4 5 (5.21%) Office 365
5 4 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.17%) Amazon Glacier
5 4 (4.17%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.13%) IaaS
6 3 (3.13%) PaaS
7 1 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) Network Security
1 10 (10.42%) VoIP
2 7 (7.29%) FTP
3 4 (4.17%) Firewall
3 4 (4.17%) Intranet
4 2 (2.08%) SAN
5 1 (1.04%) DHCP
5 1 (1.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (11.46%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (10.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (7.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database
6 5 (5.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.13%) OLAP
7 3 (3.13%) OLAP Cube
7 3 (3.13%) Power BI
7 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (2.08%) MySQL
8 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.04%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.04%) Neo4j
9 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.08%) Grunt
3 2 (2.08%) gulp
3 2 (2.08%) MSBuild
3 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.04%) NUnit
4 1 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (4.17%) Back Office
3 2 (2.08%) Front Office
4 1 (1.04%) Advertising
4 1 (1.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Marketing
4 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (84.38%) Developer
2 44 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 42 (43.75%) C# Developer
4 35 (36.46%) SQL Developer
5 34 (35.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 29 (30.21%) ASP.NET Developer
7 27 (28.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 26 (27.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 25 (26.04%) AWS Developer
9 25 (26.04%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (8.33%) ETL Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Active Directory Support
11 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support
11 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support Technician
11 5 (5.21%) Desktop Technician
11 5 (5.21%) Server Support
11 5 (5.21%) Server Support Technician
11 5 (5.21%) Server Technician
11 5 (5.21%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (61.46%) .NET
2 49 (51.04%) ASP.NET
3 42 (43.75%) HTML
4 41 (42.71%) CSS
5 34 (35.42%) AngularJS
6 32 (33.33%) jQuery
7 29 (30.21%) Web Services
8 26 (27.08%) Ajax
9 17 (17.71%) Razor View Engine
10 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (13.54%) REST
12 9 (9.38%) .NET Framework
13 8 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (8.33%) RESTful
14 7 (7.29%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (7.29%) HTML5
15 5 (5.21%) Entity Framework
16 4 (4.17%) Angular 2
16 4 (4.17%) CSS3
16 4 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.04%) Blog
5 1 (1.04%) CCTV
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.04%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.33%) Windows
2 7 (7.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (52.08%) MVC
2 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.50%) ETL
4 9 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (9.38%) Unit Testing
5 7 (7.29%) TDD
6 6 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (6.25%) ETL Development
6 6 (6.25%) OO
7 5 (5.21%) CRM
7 5 (5.21%) OOP
7 5 (5.21%) Refactoring
8 4 (4.17%) Data Management
8 4 (4.17%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
8 4 (4.17%) Scrum
8 4 (4.17%) Web Development
9 3 (3.13%) Analytics
9 3 (3.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 61 (63.54%) SQL
2 60 (62.50%) C#
3 50 (52.08%) JavaScript
4 26 (27.08%) VB.NET
5 23 (23.96%) T-SQL
6 12 (12.50%) Java
7 6 (6.25%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.17%) VB
9 2 (2.08%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.08%) X++
10 1 (1.04%) C
10 1 (1.04%) Python
10 1 (1.04%) R
10 1 (1.04%) U-SQL
10 1 (1.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.04%) CCNA
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.04%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.04%) Degree
3 1 (1.04%) MCSE
3 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.08%) XenApp
5 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) SCCM
2 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.04%) SCOM
2 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (42.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.54%) VMware
3 9 (9.38%) Oracle
4 7 (7.29%) Dell
5 6 (6.25%) Citrix
5 6 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (5.21%) Cisco
7 3 (3.13%) Twitter
8 1 (1.04%) Adobe
8 1 (1.04%) Capita
8 1 (1.04%) CommVault
8 1 (1.04%) F5
8 1 (1.04%) HP
8 1 (1.04%) McAfee
8 1 (1.04%) NetApp
8 1 (1.04%) Sitecore
8 1 (1.04%) Sophos
8 1 (1.04%) Tableau