Period
to 7 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 7 April 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 17 6
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 77 67 203
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 15.65% 8.39% 16.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.53% 17.31% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 164
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +1.41%
10th Percentile £316 £315 £300
90th Percentile £550 £507 £590
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
South East median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year -7.14% +11.99% -8.08%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 223 387 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 45.33% 48.44% 49.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 301 486
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £300
90th Percentile £554 £575 £600
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 £46.50 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +0.54% +26.71%
10th Percentile £41.60 £35.09 £33.40
90th Percentile £51.38 £51.63 £57.63
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +3.66%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Oxfordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Daily rate trend for SQL in Oxfordshire

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL in Oxfordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Hourly rate trend for SQL in Oxfordshire

SQL
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 within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 7 April 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 +29 47 £450 +5.88% 27
Abingdon +6 12 £375 -16.67% 2
Witney - 2 £290 - 1
Banbury +6 1 - - 1
Kidlington +4 1 £350 -23.29% 1
Thame - 1 £375 - 2
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.87%) Azure
2 23 (29.87%) DevOps
3 21 (27.27%) XML
4 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
5 18 (23.38%) Linux
6 17 (22.08%) C#
6 17 (22.08%) .NET
6 17 (22.08%) Oracle
6 17 (22.08%) Degree
7 15 (19.48%) AWS
7 15 (19.48%) Docker
7 15 (19.48%) Python
8 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 13 (16.88%) HTML
10 12 (15.58%) Web Services
10 12 (15.58%) MVC
10 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 11 (14.29%) T-SQL
11 11 (14.29%) Kubernetes
12 10 (12.99%) CSS
12 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
12 10 (12.99%) Machine Learning
13 9 (11.69%) Analytics
13 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
13 9 (11.69%) React
13 9 (11.69%) SDLC
14 8 (10.39%) Cosmos DB

SQL
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 (6.49%) Tornado
2 2 (2.60%) Apache Airflow
2 2 (2.60%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) Apache
3 1 (1.30%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
3 1 (1.30%) Confluence
3 1 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.30%) JBoss
3 1 (1.30%) Luigi
3 1 (1.30%) nginx
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.30%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (3.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle TCA
4 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.87%) Azure
2 15 (19.48%) AWS
3 6 (7.79%) Office 365
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 5 (6.49%) Power Platform
5 4 (5.19%) Trello
6 2 (2.60%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.60%) GCP
6 2 (2.60%) Serverless
7 1 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.30%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (1.30%) Apple Pay
7 1 (1.30%) Google Pay
7 1 (1.30%) npm
7 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.30%) ShareGate
7 1 (1.30%) WeChat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) VoIP
2 1 (1.30%) Intranet
2 1 (1.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) Cosmos DB
3 7 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (9.09%) Big Data
3 7 (9.09%) Data Lake
3 7 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.49%) Power BI
5 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.19%) MySQL
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.90%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.30%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.09%) JIRA
3 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.19%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.90%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.30%) JDeveloper
6 1 (1.30%) Maven
6 1 (1.30%) Mockito
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) General Ledger
2 3 (3.90%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Billing
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
3 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.30%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (41.56%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Data Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.79%) DevOps Developer
5 6 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Architect
6 5 (6.49%) Django Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Python Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Python/Django Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Applications Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (3.90%) Dynamics NAV Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Lead Software Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Navision Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.27%) XML
2 17 (22.08%) .NET
3 13 (16.88%) HTML
4 12 (15.58%) Web Services
5 10 (12.99%) .NET Framework
5 10 (12.99%) CSS
6 9 (11.69%) React
7 8 (10.39%) ASP.NET
8 7 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (9.09%) jQuery
8 7 (9.09%) Kafka
8 7 (9.09%) SOAP
9 6 (7.79%) AngularJS
9 6 (7.79%) Entity Framework
9 6 (7.79%) Redux
9 6 (7.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (7.79%) XSLT
10 5 (6.49%) Django
10 5 (6.49%) Node.js
10 5 (6.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.60%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.38%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Unix
3 3 (3.90%) Windows
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) CentOS
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) DevOps
3 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (15.58%) MVC
4 10 (12.99%) Machine Learning
5 9 (11.69%) Analytics
5 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
5 9 (11.69%) SDLC
6 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (10.39%) Test Automation
7 7 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 7 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
7 7 (9.09%) SOA
7 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 7 (9.09%) Visualisation
8 6 (7.79%) Data Modelling
8 6 (7.79%) Mathematics
8 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
2 17 (22.08%) C#
3 15 (19.48%) Python
4 11 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 6 (7.79%) Java
5 6 (7.79%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.79%) XAML
6 4 (5.19%) C
6 4 (5.19%) C++
7 3 (3.90%) R
8 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) Java 8
9 1 (1.30%) Perl
9 1 (1.30%) PHP
9 1 (1.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.30%) Scala
9 1 (1.30%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Degree
2 5 (6.49%) DBS Check
2 5 (6.49%) Master's Degree
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) ACCA
4 2 (2.60%) CIMA
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.30%) ISEB
5 1 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) QA
2 5 (6.49%) GxP
3 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) GDPR
3 1 (1.30%) SEPA
System Software
1 15 (19.48%) Docker
2 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 6 (7.79%) Ansible
3 3 (3.90%) Puppet
4 1 (1.30%) Oozie
4 1 (1.30%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.08%) Oracle
3 8 (10.39%) Tableau
4 6 (7.79%) Xamarin
5 3 (3.90%) Google
6 2 (2.60%) Actuate
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco
6 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.60%) VMware
7 1 (1.30%) Adobe
7 1 (1.30%) Apple
7 1 (1.30%) Databricks
7 1 (1.30%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (1.30%) PayPal
7 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.30%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) Talend