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 6 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 16 6
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 19 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 8.52% 5.60% 14.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.43% 28.00% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 3
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£400 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% -5.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.62%
SQL Server
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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
47 25 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 21.08% 20.00% 35.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 25
Average daily rate £400 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £175.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1358.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015, 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 18 (52.94%) .NET
2 17 (50.00%) C#
3 16 (47.06%) ASP.NET
4 15 (44.12%) SQL
4 15 (44.12%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
5 14 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (35.29%) XML
6 12 (35.29%) Windows
7 11 (32.35%) IIS
7 11 (32.35%) Web Application Development
8 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (26.47%) WCF
9 9 (26.47%) Web Services
10 8 (23.53%) HTTP
10 8 (23.53%) XQuery
10 8 (23.53%) MSMQ
10 8 (23.53%) MQSeries
10 8 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (23.53%) Release Management
10 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (23.53%) REST
10 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (23.53%) XPath
11 7 (20.59%) T-SQL
12 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
12 6 (17.65%) OOP

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 15 (44.12%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (32.35%) IIS
3 8 (23.53%) MQSeries
4 3 (8.82%) Umbraco
5 2 (5.88%) CMS
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.94%) OpenEdge
6 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) HTTP
2 2 (5.88%) CTI
3 1 (2.94%) DAB
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (26.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.94%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (2.94%) Spotfire
6 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.94%) DB2
6 1 (2.94%) OLAP
6 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) ERwin
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) DBA
2 8 (23.53%) BizTalk Developer
3 7 (20.59%) SQL DBA
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Applications Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Siebel Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) .NET
2 16 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 12 (35.29%) XML
4 9 (26.47%) Web Services
4 9 (26.47%) WCF
5 8 (23.53%) REST
5 8 (23.53%) MSMQ
6 4 (11.76%) CSS
6 4 (11.76%) HTML
7 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.88%) HTML5
8 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
8 2 (5.88%) SOAP
8 2 (5.88%) XHTML
8 2 (5.88%) Middleware
8 2 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.94%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Replication
2 2 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) CLARiiON
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Web Application Development
2 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (23.53%) Release Management
3 6 (17.65%) OOP
3 6 (17.65%) OO
3 6 (17.65%) SOA
4 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.76%) Migration
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.82%) MVC
5 3 (8.82%) Content Management
6 2 (5.88%) ETL
6 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (2.94%) High Availability
7 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.94%) CRM
7 1 (2.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) C#
2 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) XQuery
3 8 (23.53%) XPath
4 7 (20.59%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.88%) VBScript
6 2 (5.88%) VB
7 1 (2.94%) PHP
7 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Sybase
3 2 (5.88%) Siebel
3 2 (5.88%) CosmoCom
3 2 (5.88%) Actuate
4 1 (2.94%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.94%) Perforce
4 1 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) EMC
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
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