The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 20 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 8.44% 4.37% 8.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.32% 21.15% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 2
Average daily rate £425 £293 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.29% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £403 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.46 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.30 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.21% +2.53%
SQL Server
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
79 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 33.33% 20.63% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 37 21
Average daily rate £340 £365 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.84% +18.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.46 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -89.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the Liverpool region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 33 (67.35%) SQL
2 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
3 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (51.02%) Waterfall
5 22 (44.90%) CRM
6 21 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (26.53%) .NET
8 10 (20.41%) C#
9 8 (16.33%) Windows
10 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
11 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (12.24%) Big Data
11 6 (12.24%) Hadoop
11 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
12 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (10.20%) Java
12 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
12 5 (10.20%) MapReduce
12 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (10.20%) HDFS
13 4 (8.16%) Apache Pig
13 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
13 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
13 4 (8.16%) Advertising
13 4 (8.16%) MVC
13 4 (8.16%) Bugzilla
13 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
13 4 (8.16%) HTML
13 4 (8.16%) Struts

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.16%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.04%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) DNS
1 1 (2.04%) Internet
1 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Big Data
1 6 (12.24%) Hadoop
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.16%) Apache Hive
3 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.12%) MySQL
4 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.08%) Power BI
5 2 (4.08%) QlikView
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.04%) OLAP
6 1 (2.04%) OLTP
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Bugzilla
1 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.16%) Hudson
1 4 (8.16%) Jenkins
1 4 (8.16%) JIRA
1 4 (8.16%) Subversion
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.16%) Advertising
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (75.51%) Developer
2 23 (46.94%) Analyst
3 16 (32.65%) Analyst Developer
4 8 (16.33%) .NET Developer
4 8 (16.33%) SQL Developer
5 5 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Big Data Developer
6 4 (8.16%) CRM Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior SQL Developer
6 4 (8.16%) Senior SQL Server Developer
6 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (6.12%) CRM Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) .NET
2 6 (12.24%) ASP.NET
3 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) HTML5
3 4 (8.16%) Spring
3 4 (8.16%) Struts
3 4 (8.16%) WCF
3 4 (8.16%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.04%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.04%) jQuery
4 1 (2.04%) JSON
4 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Clustering
2 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.04%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (51.02%) Waterfall
3 22 (44.90%) CRM
4 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.20%) MapReduce
7 4 (8.16%) ETL
7 4 (8.16%) MVC
7 4 (8.16%) RAD
7 4 (8.16%) TDD
7 4 (8.16%) Time Management
8 3 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.12%) Web Development
9 2 (4.08%) Analytics
9 2 (4.08%) Database Tuning
9 2 (4.08%) ETL Development
9 2 (4.08%) ITIL
9 2 (4.08%) ITIL V3
9 2 (4.08%) Release Management
10 1 (2.04%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 33 (67.35%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) C#
3 5 (10.20%) Java
3 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.12%) VB
6 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.04%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.04%) MCTS
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) HDFS
Vendors
1 32 (65.31%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Hortonworks
2 1 (2.04%) Motorola
2 1 (2.04%) OpenText
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) SimCorp
2 1 (2.04%) Teradata
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