Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 8 4
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 64 164 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.12% 13.14% 16.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.78% 28.37% 31.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 130 165
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £444 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +1.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £175 £286 £294
90th Percentile £556 £587 £580
South East median daily rate £428 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.88% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £19.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.92% +1.56%
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £22.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -47.67% +21.13%

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 360 578 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 45.69% 46.31% 51.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 431 424
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £313
90th Percentile £556 £600 £575
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 15
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £35.09 £36.00 £16.10
90th Percentile £51.63 £57.50 £77.50
South East median hourly rate £45.85 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +7.88% - +6.25%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Oxfordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Oxfordshire

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Oxfordshire

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Oxfordshire.

Contractor 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 25 May 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 -15 27 £425 -5.56% 18
Bicester +3 2 £388 +24.00%
Abingdon -8 2 £450 +143.24% 5
SQL
South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
2 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (23.44%) HTML
5 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 13 (20.31%) DNS
6 13 (20.31%) Git (software)
6 13 (20.31%) DevOps
7 12 (18.75%) Docker
7 12 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (18.75%) MySQL
7 12 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (18.75%) Power BI
7 12 (18.75%) Power Platform
8 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (17.19%) Windows
8 11 (17.19%) Python
9 10 (15.63%) Linux
9 10 (15.63%) CSS
9 10 (15.63%) Java
9 10 (15.63%) Migration
10 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (14.06%) Infrastructure as Code
11 8 (12.50%) Finance
11 8 (12.50%) ETL
11 8 (12.50%) Oracle
11 8 (12.50%) C#
11 8 (12.50%) Data Warehouse

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 (7.81%) Jetty
2 4 (6.25%) Apache
2 4 (6.25%) Apache Spark
2 4 (6.25%) ColdFusion
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.56%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) Kentico
4 1 (1.56%) nginx
4 1 (1.56%) SAS
4 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.56%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.56%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 24 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (18.75%) Power Platform
3 6 (9.38%) IaaS
3 6 (9.38%) PaaS
4 5 (7.81%) Amazon S3
4 5 (7.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (7.81%) Office 365
4 5 (7.81%) SaaS
5 4 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (6.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (6.25%) Datadog
5 4 (6.25%) GitHub
6 3 (4.69%) Serverless
7 2 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (3.13%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.56%) Azure Functions
8 1 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.31%) DNS
2 5 (7.81%) Firewall
2 5 (7.81%) HTTP
2 5 (7.81%) VPN
3 4 (6.25%) FTP
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (28.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.75%) MySQL
2 12 (18.75%) Power BI
2 12 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (17.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (14.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (9.38%) NoSQL
7 5 (7.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 5 (7.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 5 (7.81%) MongoDB
8 4 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
8 4 (6.25%) SSDT
9 3 (4.69%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (3.13%) Amazon Aurora
10 2 (3.13%) Data Lake
10 2 (3.13%) Qlik Sense
10 2 (3.13%) Redis
11 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.81%) GoCD
2 5 (7.81%) Gradle
2 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.81%) Maven
2 5 (7.81%) TeamCity
3 4 (6.25%) IntelliJ
4 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.56%) git-flow
5 1 (1.56%) Selenium
5 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Financial Institution
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (60.94%) Developer
2 10 (15.63%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) JavaScript Developer
3 9 (14.06%) SQL Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Java Developer
5 7 (10.94%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Architect
6 6 (9.38%) IT Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Analyst Developer
7 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.81%) Azure Architect
7 5 (7.81%) Azure Developer
8 4 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (6.25%) C# Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Java Scala Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Scala Developer
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) HTML
2 10 (15.63%) CSS
3 7 (10.94%) .NET
3 7 (10.94%) HTML5
3 7 (10.94%) React
4 6 (9.38%) CSS3
4 6 (9.38%) Node.js
4 6 (9.38%) REST
5 5 (7.81%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.81%) Dropwizard
5 5 (7.81%) SOAP
5 5 (7.81%) Spring
5 5 (7.81%) Spring Boot
6 4 (6.25%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.25%) Java SE
6 4 (6.25%) JSON
6 4 (6.25%) Kafka
6 4 (6.25%) Lambda Expressions
6 4 (6.25%) LAMP
7 3 (4.69%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Data Structures
2 5 (7.81%) Replication
3 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.56%) Derivative
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.56%) User Experience
5 1 (1.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 10 (15.63%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (20.31%) DevOps
4 10 (15.63%) Migration
5 9 (14.06%) Infrastructure as Code
6 8 (12.50%) ETL
7 6 (9.38%) OO
7 6 (9.38%) Refactoring
7 6 (9.38%) Scrum
7 6 (9.38%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.81%) Cryptography
8 5 (7.81%) Dashboard Development
8 5 (7.81%) Data Encryption
8 5 (7.81%) Data Protection
8 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (7.81%) Identity Access Management
8 5 (7.81%) MVC
8 5 (7.81%) OOP
9 4 (6.25%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
2 11 (17.19%) Python
3 10 (15.63%) Java
4 8 (12.50%) C#
5 5 (7.81%) Kotlin
5 5 (7.81%) Scala
6 4 (6.25%) Java 9
6 4 (6.25%) Perl
6 4 (6.25%) PHP
6 4 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.25%) Ruby
7 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.56%) Java 8
9 1 (1.56%) R
9 1 (1.56%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.56%) VB
9 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) GDPR
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Docker
2 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 4 (6.25%) Graphite
2 4 (6.25%) Kibana
2 4 (6.25%) logstash
2 4 (6.25%) Nagios
2 4 (6.25%) StatsD
2 4 (6.25%) Terraform
3 3 (4.69%) Ansible
4 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) Citrix
4 4 (6.25%) New Relic
5 2 (3.13%) Tableau
6 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.56%) Sitecore