Period
to 22 November 2019

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 22 November 2019 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 16 30
Rank change year-on-year -27 +14 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 14 106 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.35% 9.27% 7.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 15.73% 52.48% 28.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 87 70
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £254 £298 £323
90th Percentile £445 £525 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +5.88%

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 89 202 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.96% 17.67% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 157 251
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £312 £313
90th Percentile £590 £553 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £19.31 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.38% - -
South East median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% -17.65% +60.38%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 -2 7 £350 -15.15% 25
Witney 0 1 - - 5
Banbury -3 1 £375 -17.04% 1
SQL Server
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Web Development
3 5 (35.71%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) RESTful
4 4 (28.57%) Azure
4 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) JSON
4 4 (28.57%) Ajax
4 4 (28.57%) CMS
4 4 (28.57%) SOAP
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) MySQL
4 4 (28.57%) Adobe
4 4 (28.57%) ColdFusion
5 3 (21.43%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation

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 4 (28.57%) CMS
1 4 (28.57%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Stack
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.14%) Power BI
4 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) ColdFusion Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Robotic Process Automation Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) HTML
3 5 (35.71%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) jQuery
4 4 (28.57%) Ajax
4 4 (28.57%) JSON
4 4 (28.57%) RESTful
4 4 (28.57%) SOAP
4 4 (28.57%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
5 3 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Core
6 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
6 1 (7.14%) WCF
6 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Web Development
2 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) SDLC
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) SEO
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.14%) X++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Foglight
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) UiPath