Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 36 22
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 93 69 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 7.08% 5.84% 7.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.44% 21.84% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 61 72
Oxfordshire median daily rate £415 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +3.45% -8.23%
10th Percentile £265 £288 £208
90th Percentile £513 £475 £498
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £11.00
South East median hourly rate £40.25 £42.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year -5.85% +20.42% +18.33%

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 270 316 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 20.56% 26.76% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 257 244
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £313 £282
90th Percentile £564 £550 £517
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +6.06% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 - £11.00
10th Percentile £45.00 - £9.60
90th Percentile £55.00 - £16.60
South East median hourly rate £40.50 £19.66 £38.00
% change year-on-year +106.00% -48.26% +52.00%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -6 37 £386 +3.00% 24
Banbury +4 12 £447 +5.24% 12
Thame +1 8 £510 - 6
Abingdon -9 8 £420 +20.00% 2
Kidlington - 4 £401 -
Bicester - 2 £288 -
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 45 (48.39%) SQL
2 36 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (33.33%) .NET
3 31 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 28 (30.11%) C#
4 28 (30.11%) JavaScript
5 26 (27.96%) HTML
6 24 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (24.73%) ETL
8 22 (23.66%) Finance
9 21 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (21.51%) ASP.NET
11 19 (20.43%) CSS
11 19 (20.43%) Web Services
11 19 (20.43%) Windows
11 19 (20.43%) MVC
11 19 (20.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (20.43%) Windows Server
12 18 (19.35%) Scrum
13 16 (17.20%) Migration
13 16 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (17.20%) Active Directory
14 14 (15.05%) jQuery
14 14 (15.05%) AngularJS
15 13 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (13.98%) VMware
15 13 (13.98%) SQL Server 2016
16 12 (12.90%) Java
16 12 (12.90%) Kimball Methodology
16 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012

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 5 (5.38%) CMS
2 4 (4.30%) IIS
2 4 (4.30%) Kentico
2 4 (4.30%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.23%) Apache
4 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.15%) NServiceBus
4 2 (2.15%) SAS
4 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.15%) WordPress
5 1 (1.08%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.08%) CATIA
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.15%) Magento
2 2 (2.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 21 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.45%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (6.45%) Google Analytics
4 4 (4.30%) Office 365
5 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.08%) IaaS
5 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) SAN
2 3 (3.23%) Network Security
2 3 (3.23%) VoIP
3 1 (1.08%) DHCP
3 1 (1.08%) DNS
3 1 (1.08%) Skype
3 1 (1.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (20.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (13.98%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (13.98%) SQL Server 2016
4 11 (11.83%) Power BI
5 10 (10.75%) Big Data
6 9 (9.68%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (6.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 6 (6.45%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (2.15%) MySQL
12 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
13 1 (1.08%) DataStage
13 1 (1.08%) IBM InfoSphere
13 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
13 1 (1.08%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) JIRA
2 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.23%) Babel
4 3 (3.23%) gulp
5 2 (2.15%) Moq
5 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.08%) git-flow
General
1 22 (23.66%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Billing
4 3 (3.23%) Publishing
5 1 (1.08%) Law
5 1 (1.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (66.67%) Developer
2 18 (19.35%) .NET Developer
2 18 (19.35%) C# Developer
2 18 (19.35%) SQL Developer
3 13 (13.98%) C# .NET Developer
4 12 (12.90%) SQL Server Developer
5 11 (11.83%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (11.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (11.83%) Java Developer
6 9 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (9.68%) ETL Developer
7 8 (8.60%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 8 (8.60%) AWS Developer
8 7 (7.53%) Angular Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Data Migration Lead
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (4.30%) Azure Developer
10 4 (4.30%) IT Support
10 4 (4.30%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (33.33%) .NET
2 26 (27.96%) HTML
3 20 (21.51%) ASP.NET
4 19 (20.43%) CSS
4 19 (20.43%) Web Services
5 14 (15.05%) AngularJS
5 14 (15.05%) jQuery
6 11 (11.83%) Ajax
7 10 (10.75%) Spring
8 9 (9.68%) Spring Boot
9 8 (8.60%) HTML5
10 7 (7.53%) Kafka
11 6 (6.45%) .NET Framework
12 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (4.30%) XML
13 3 (3.23%) Hibernate
13 3 (3.23%) JSON
13 3 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
13 3 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
13 3 (3.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.08%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.08%) NHS
3 1 (1.08%) Replication
3 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.43%) Windows
1 19 (20.43%) Windows Server
2 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.38%) Linux
5 1 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.73%) ETL
3 19 (20.43%) MVC
4 18 (19.35%) Scrum
5 16 (17.20%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (17.20%) Migration
6 12 (12.90%) Kimball Methodology
7 11 (11.83%) Unit Testing
8 10 (10.75%) Performance Management
9 9 (9.68%) Application Packaging
9 9 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.60%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (8.60%) Storage Virtualisation
11 6 (6.45%) Analytics
11 6 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.45%) Data Migration
11 6 (6.45%) Dimensional Modelling
11 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
11 6 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (48.39%) SQL
2 28 (30.11%) C#
2 28 (30.11%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.90%) Java
4 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.53%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.23%) ES6
5 3 (3.23%) Java 8
5 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.15%) C
6 2 (2.15%) C++
6 2 (2.15%) VB
6 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.08%) Korn
7 1 (1.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.08%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) Degree
2 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) GDPR
2 6 (6.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (17.20%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.60%) vSphere
4 7 (7.53%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.23%) Ansible
3 2 (2.15%) SCCM
3 2 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.08%) Foglight
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.08%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.08%) SCOM
4 1 (1.08%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Sentry
4 1 (1.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.98%) VMware
3 9 (9.68%) HP
3 9 (9.68%) NetApp
4 8 (8.60%) Oracle
5 6 (6.45%) Google
6 4 (4.30%) Citrix
6 4 (4.30%) Tableau
7 2 (2.15%) Cisco
7 2 (2.15%) Meraki
7 2 (2.15%) Volusion
7 2 (2.15%) WooCommerce
8 1 (1.08%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.08%) Brocade
8 1 (1.08%) Capita
8 1 (1.08%) EMC
8 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.08%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.08%) Teradata
8 1 (1.08%) Xamarin