Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 36 42
Rank change year-on-year +20 +6 -33
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 108 74 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.78% 6.12% 5.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.65% 23.49% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 58 65
Oxfordshire median daily rate £420 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +10.34% -4.61%
10th Percentile £270 £319 £213
90th Percentile £520 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £410 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% +77.08%

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 222 315 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.05% 26.05% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 254 276
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £297 £313 £306
90th Percentile £553 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% -8.33% +22.45%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -5 33 £388 -3.13% 29
Abingdon 0 14 £420 +20.00% 8
Banbury +9 13 £447 +2.23% 3
Kidlington +6 9 £425 +3.66% 2
Thame - 7 £450 - 4
Witney -1 3 - - 8
Burford - 1 £245 - 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 60 (55.56%) SQL
2 42 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (36.11%) .NET
4 35 (32.41%) Microsoft
5 33 (30.56%) JavaScript
5 33 (30.56%) C#
6 30 (27.78%) ASP.NET
6 30 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
8 27 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (24.07%) Web Services
10 25 (23.15%) Windows
10 25 (23.15%) HTML
11 24 (22.22%) MVC
11 24 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 23 (21.30%) Windows Server
13 21 (19.44%) ETL
14 20 (18.52%) CSS
14 20 (18.52%) jQuery
14 20 (18.52%) Power BI
15 18 (16.67%) AngularJS
15 18 (16.67%) Scrum
15 18 (16.67%) Active Directory
16 17 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
17 16 (14.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 15 (13.89%) Finance
18 15 (13.89%) VMware
19 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (12.96%) .NET Framework

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 7 (6.48%) CMS
1 7 (6.48%) IIS
2 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.70%) Kentico
3 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.85%) Apache
4 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.85%) WordPress
5 1 (0.93%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.93%) Confluence
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.85%) Magento
2 1 (0.93%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 28 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (12.04%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (6.48%) Google Analytics
5 6 (5.56%) Office 365
6 4 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (3.70%) Serverless
7 1 (0.93%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) SAN
2 5 (4.63%) DHCP
2 5 (4.63%) DNS
2 5 (4.63%) VoIP
3 3 (2.78%) Firewall
3 3 (2.78%) Internet
3 3 (2.78%) IPv4
3 3 (2.78%) Network Security
3 3 (2.78%) VPN
4 1 (0.93%) LAN
4 1 (0.93%) Skype
4 1 (0.93%) SMS
4 1 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
2 27 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (18.52%) Power BI
5 16 (14.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 12 (11.11%) Qlik Sense
7 11 (10.19%) Data Lake
8 9 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (7.41%) MySQL
10 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (5.56%) Redis
12 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (3.70%) Amazon Aurora
13 4 (3.70%) Big Data
13 4 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
13 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
15 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.70%) JIRA
4 3 (2.78%) Babel
4 3 (2.78%) gulp
5 2 (1.85%) Moq
5 2 (1.85%) Selenium
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.93%) Subversion
6 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (13.89%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Billing
2 5 (4.63%) Retail
3 4 (3.70%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Publishing
4 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (62.04%) Developer
2 24 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 22 (20.37%) SQL Developer
4 21 (19.44%) ASP.NET Developer
5 20 (18.52%) C# Developer
6 17 (15.74%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (14.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 15 (13.89%) SQL Server Developer
9 14 (12.96%) Angular Developer
9 14 (12.96%) AWS Developer
10 12 (11.11%) Java Developer
11 10 (9.26%) Azure Developer
11 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 10 (9.26%) ETL Developer
12 8 (7.41%) Consultant
13 7 (6.48%) Applications Support
13 7 (6.48%) Support Engineer
14 6 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
14 6 (5.56%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (36.11%) .NET
2 30 (27.78%) ASP.NET
3 26 (24.07%) Web Services
4 25 (23.15%) HTML
5 20 (18.52%) CSS
5 20 (18.52%) jQuery
6 18 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 14 (12.96%) .NET Framework
8 13 (12.04%) Ajax
8 13 (12.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (11.11%) Spring
10 10 (9.26%) Spring Boot
11 8 (7.41%) Kafka
12 6 (5.56%) ADO.NET
12 6 (5.56%) Entity Framework
12 6 (5.56%) HTML5
13 5 (4.63%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (4.63%) JSON
13 5 (4.63%) Razor View Engine
13 5 (4.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (4.63%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.85%) Clustering
4 2 (1.85%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.93%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.15%) Windows
2 23 (21.30%) Windows Server
3 14 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.63%) Linux
6 3 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.85%) Unix
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (22.22%) MVC
4 21 (19.44%) ETL
5 18 (16.67%) Scrum
6 12 (11.11%) Migration
6 12 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 11 (10.19%) DevOps
8 10 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (9.26%) Performance Management
9 9 (8.33%) Analytics
9 9 (8.33%) Application Packaging
10 8 (7.41%) E-Commerce
10 8 (7.41%) Storage Virtualisation
11 7 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (6.48%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.56%) Open Source
12 6 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (4.63%) Kanban
13 5 (4.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 60 (55.56%) SQL
2 33 (30.56%) C#
2 33 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.04%) Java
3 13 (12.04%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.70%) VB
6 3 (2.78%) C++
6 3 (2.78%) ES6
6 3 (2.78%) Java 8
7 1 (0.93%) C
7 1 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.93%) Python
7 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) VBA
7 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.70%) Degree
2 3 (2.78%) MCSE
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) GDPR
1 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.93%) PMO
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.41%) vSphere
4 6 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.70%) Docker
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 7 (6.48%) Ansible
3 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.70%) Puppet
3 4 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.78%) SCCM
5 2 (1.85%) Foglight
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.93%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.93%) SCOM
6 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (32.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.89%) VMware
3 9 (8.33%) HP
3 9 (8.33%) NetApp
3 9 (8.33%) Oracle
4 7 (6.48%) Google
5 5 (4.63%) Cisco
6 3 (2.78%) Avaya
7 2 (1.85%) Citrix
7 2 (1.85%) Dell
7 2 (1.85%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.85%) Sophos
7 2 (1.85%) Tableau
7 2 (1.85%) Volusion
7 2 (1.85%) WooCommerce
8 1 (0.93%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.93%) Brocade
8 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.93%) Xamarin