Period
to 19 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 33 36
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3 -26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 95 89 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.81% 7.34% 6.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.47% 31.56% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 72 62
Oxfordshire median daily rate £423 £400 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -1.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £278
90th Percentile £525 £566 £510
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +10.00% -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £16.90
South East median hourly rate £30.83 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -31.50% +5.88% +60.38%

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 196 282 358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.18% 23.25% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 233 266
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £306
90th Percentile £553 £548 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +7.66% +4.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £50.00 - £17.43
10th Percentile £45.00 - £12.99
90th Percentile £55.00 - £20.50
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year -22.22% +124.30% -21.14%

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 December 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 December 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 -4 32 £403 +0.63% 21
Abingdon 0 11 £420 +20.00% 9
Kidlington +13 8 £431 +0.29%
Thame -3 7 £450 +45.16% 2
Banbury +3 6 £430 -4.56% 1
Witney -3 3 - - 7
Burford - 1 £245 - 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 53 (55.79%) SQL
2 39 (41.05%) .NET
3 38 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (37.89%) C#
5 34 (35.79%) ASP.NET
6 30 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 29 (30.53%) MVC
8 27 (28.42%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (27.37%) Microsoft Azure
10 25 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (25.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 23 (24.21%) HTML
13 22 (23.16%) Web Services
13 22 (23.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
15 20 (21.05%) CSS
15 20 (21.05%) jQuery
16 19 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (20.00%) ETL
17 18 (18.95%) Scrum
17 18 (18.95%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (18.95%) Power BI
18 17 (17.89%) AngularJS
18 17 (17.89%) Windows
19 16 (16.84%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
20 15 (15.79%) T-SQL
21 14 (14.74%) .NET Framework
21 14 (14.74%) Windows Server
22 13 (13.68%) Azure Data Factory
23 12 (12.63%) Kubernetes

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 (7.37%) IIS
2 5 (5.26%) CMS
2 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.16%) Kentico
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.11%) Apache
5 1 (1.05%) Confluence
5 1 (1.05%) SAS
5 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (18.95%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (13.68%) Azure Data Factory
4 7 (7.37%) Google Analytics
5 6 (6.32%) Office 365
6 4 (4.21%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (4.21%) Serverless
7 3 (3.16%) SaaS
8 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) VoIP
2 4 (4.21%) DHCP
2 4 (4.21%) DNS
2 4 (4.21%) SAN
3 3 (3.16%) Firewall
3 3 (3.16%) Internet
3 3 (3.16%) IPv4
3 3 (3.16%) Network Security
3 3 (3.16%) VPN
4 2 (2.11%) FTP
5 1 (1.05%) LAN
5 1 (1.05%) SMS
5 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.42%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (25.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (23.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (18.95%) Power BI
5 16 (16.84%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 12 (12.63%) Qlik Sense
7 11 (11.58%) Data Lake
8 6 (6.32%) MySQL
8 6 (6.32%) Redis
8 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
8 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (4.21%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (4.21%) Big Data
11 3 (3.16%) RDBMS
11 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (2.11%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.21%) JIRA
2 4 (4.21%) Selenium
3 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.11%) Moq
5 1 (1.05%) Babel
5 1 (1.05%) gulp
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.05%) Subversion
5 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (11.58%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Billing
2 4 (4.21%) Publishing
2 4 (4.21%) Retail
3 2 (2.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 64 (67.37%) Developer
2 24 (25.26%) .NET Developer
3 21 (22.11%) ASP.NET Developer
4 20 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 20 (21.05%) SQL Developer
5 16 (16.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 16 (16.84%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 14 (14.74%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 14 (14.74%) SQL Server Developer
7 13 (13.68%) Angular Developer
7 13 (13.68%) AWS Developer
8 11 (11.58%) Java Developer
9 10 (10.53%) Azure Developer
10 9 (9.47%) ETL Developer
11 8 (8.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 6 (6.32%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 5 (5.26%) Consultant
13 5 (5.26%) DBA
13 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
13 5 (5.26%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (41.05%) .NET
2 34 (35.79%) ASP.NET
3 23 (24.21%) HTML
4 22 (23.16%) Web Services
5 20 (21.05%) CSS
5 20 (21.05%) jQuery
6 19 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 17 (17.89%) AngularJS
8 14 (14.74%) .NET Framework
9 11 (11.58%) Spring
10 10 (10.53%) Ajax
11 9 (9.47%) Spring Boot
12 8 (8.42%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (8.42%) Entity Framework
12 8 (8.42%) Kafka
13 6 (6.32%) ADO.NET
13 6 (6.32%) HTML5
14 5 (5.26%) Razor View Engine
15 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 4 (4.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.11%) Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.89%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.21%) Linux
5 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.11%) Unix
7 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.53%) MVC
3 25 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (20.00%) ETL
5 18 (18.95%) Scrum
6 12 (12.63%) Unit Testing
7 10 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (10.53%) DevOps
7 10 (10.53%) Migration
8 9 (9.47%) Analytics
9 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (6.32%) E-Commerce
10 6 (6.32%) Kimball Methodology
10 6 (6.32%) Open Source
11 5 (5.26%) Kanban
11 5 (5.26%) Quote-to-Cash
11 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.21%) Data Integration
12 4 (4.21%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.79%) SQL
2 36 (37.89%) C#
3 30 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 15 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 11 (11.58%) Java
6 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.16%) Java 8
8 2 (2.11%) VB
8 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.05%) C++
9 1 (1.05%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (1.05%) ES6
9 1 (1.05%) Python
9 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.05%) VBA
9 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Degree
2 3 (3.16%) MCSE
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) GDPR
1 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.21%) Docker
4 2 (2.11%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) Kubernetes
2 7 (7.37%) Ansible
3 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.21%) Puppet
4 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.05%) Foglight
5 1 (1.05%) SCCM
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.37%) Google
2 7 (7.37%) VMware
3 6 (6.32%) Oracle
4 4 (4.21%) Cisco
4 4 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.16%) Avaya
6 2 (2.11%) Dell
6 2 (2.11%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (2.11%) HP
6 2 (2.11%) NetApp
6 2 (2.11%) Sophos
7 1 (1.05%) Citrix
7 1 (1.05%) Tableau
7 1 (1.05%) Teradata
7 1 (1.05%) Volusion
7 1 (1.05%) WooCommerce
7 1 (1.05%) Xamarin