The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Liverpool region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 12 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 8.89% 11.92% 5.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.43% 39.13% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Average daily rate £316 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.69% +12.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.79 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
37 46 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 27.41% 30.46% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 19
Average daily rate £316 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.64% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £110 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £438 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 £14.79 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1083.43% +64.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
Merseyside

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
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 17 April 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) .NET
3 10 (45.45%) C#
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
5 7 (31.82%) WinForms
6 6 (27.27%) Windows
6 6 (27.27%) OO
7 5 (22.73%) CRM
7 5 (22.73%) WCF
7 5 (22.73%) WPF
8 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
8 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (18.18%) XenApp
8 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 4 (18.18%) Citrix
8 4 (18.18%) NetApp
8 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 4 (18.18%) Data Mining
8 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 4 (18.18%) VB
8 4 (18.18%) Migration
8 4 (18.18%) Symantec
8 4 (18.18%) VMware
8 4 (18.18%) Backup Exec
9 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
9 3 (13.64%) Java

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.64%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Data Mining
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Developer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
3 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 2 (9.09%) VB Developer
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 2 (9.09%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Officer
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 2 (9.09%) CRM Developer
3 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (4.55%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
2 7 (31.82%) WinForms
3 5 (22.73%) WCF
3 5 (22.73%) WPF
4 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 3 (13.64%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) jQuery
6 2 (9.09%) Ajax
6 2 (9.09%) .NET Remoting
6 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (4.55%) RESTful
7 1 (4.55%) HTML
7 1 (4.55%) Spring
7 1 (4.55%) SOAP
7 1 (4.55%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Biometrics
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) OO
2 5 (22.73%) CRM
3 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) OOD
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) Time Management
5 2 (9.09%) MVVM
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) C#
3 4 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 4 (18.18%) VB
4 3 (13.64%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.09%) C++
5 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 2 (9.09%) XAML
5 2 (9.09%) VB6
6 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (18.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix
2 4 (18.18%) NetApp
2 4 (18.18%) Symantec
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Sybase
5 1 (4.55%) Open Text