Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 25 28
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 21 50 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.46% 6.54% 6.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.59% 37.31% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 76
Median daily rate £375 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +18.42% -5.00%
10th Percentile £297 £330 £231
90th Percentile £505 £675 £500
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £401
% change year-on-year - +5.92% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £66.75 £47.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year +39.51% +27.59% -12.79%

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 59 134 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.15% 17.52% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 110 195
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £286 £326 £225
90th Percentile £550 £603 £525
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.85 £40.00
% change year-on-year -26.85% +19.61% +110.53%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Oxfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Oxfordshire.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in Oxfordshire

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Oxfordshire

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Oxfordshire.

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 6 June 2020. 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 +10 9 £400 -23.08% 3
Abingdon +9 7 £375 -16.67% 2
Thame - 1 £375 - 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 16 (76.19%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 15 (71.43%) Azure
3 13 (61.90%) SQL
4 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 11 (52.38%) DevOps
6 10 (47.62%) T-SQL
6 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
7 9 (42.86%) CSS
7 9 (42.86%) HTML
7 9 (42.86%) .NET Framework
7 9 (42.86%) MVC
7 9 (42.86%) Docker
7 9 (42.86%) SDLC
8 8 (38.10%) jQuery
8 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
8 8 (38.10%) XML
9 7 (33.33%) XSLT
9 7 (33.33%) Degree
9 7 (33.33%) QA
9 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
9 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
9 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (33.33%) Entity Framework
9 7 (33.33%) Machine Learning
9 7 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (71.43%) Azure
2 3 (14.29%) AWS
3 2 (9.52%) Logic Apps
4 1 (4.76%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (4.76%) Power Platform
4 1 (4.76%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (33.33%) Cosmos DB
1 7 (33.33%) Data Lake
2 6 (28.57%) Big Data
2 6 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 3 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.76%) MySQL
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.76%) PolyBase
5 1 (4.76%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Developer
2 8 (38.10%) .NET Developer
3 7 (33.33%) DevOps Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Azure Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) F# Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Full Stack Web Developer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) ASP.NET
3 9 (42.86%) .NET Framework
3 9 (42.86%) CSS
3 9 (42.86%) HTML
4 8 (38.10%) jQuery
4 8 (38.10%) XML
5 7 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (33.33%) Entity Framework
5 7 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 7 (33.33%) XSLT
6 6 (28.57%) Kafka
6 6 (28.57%) Redux
7 4 (19.05%) AngularJS
8 3 (14.29%) .NET Core
8 3 (14.29%) Node.js
9 2 (9.52%) Angular 2
9 2 (9.52%) React
10 1 (4.76%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (52.38%) DevOps
3 9 (42.86%) MVC
3 9 (42.86%) SDLC
4 7 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (33.33%) Machine Learning
4 7 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
5 6 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (28.57%) Creative Thinking
5 6 (28.57%) Deep Learning
5 6 (28.57%) SOA
5 6 (28.57%) Software Delivery
5 6 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.52%) BDD
7 2 (9.52%) Master Data Management
7 2 (9.52%) Web Development
8 1 (4.76%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) C#
2 13 (61.90%) SQL
3 10 (47.62%) T-SQL
4 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) XAML
6 2 (9.52%) Python
7 1 (4.76%) C
7 1 (4.76%) C++
7 1 (4.76%) F#
7 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Databricks
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL