The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 41 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.62% 15.83% 14.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.27% 52.05% 62.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 19
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£288 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
SQL Server
North West

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 Merseyside region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
110 73 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.50% 30.42% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 29
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £280 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.71 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -5 31 £294 -16.07% 18
Wirral - 2 £275 - 2
Bootle -1 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 43 (74.14%) SQL
2 30 (51.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 30 (51.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (44.83%) Finance
4 24 (41.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (31.03%) T-SQL
6 16 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (25.86%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (25.86%) ITIL
7 15 (25.86%) Windows
8 14 (24.14%) .NET
9 13 (22.41%) ETL
10 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
10 12 (20.69%) C#
11 11 (18.97%) ASP.NET
12 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (15.52%) Banking
13 9 (15.52%) MVC
13 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
14 6 (10.34%) Web Services
14 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
14 6 (10.34%) WCF
15 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
15 5 (8.62%) Unit Testing
15 5 (8.62%) Oracle
15 5 (8.62%) HTML
15 5 (8.62%) Java
15 5 (8.62%) XML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.72%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.72%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.72%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) WAN
1 1 (1.72%) DHCP
1 1 (1.72%) DNS
1 1 (1.72%) SAN
1 1 (1.72%) Internet
1 1 (1.72%) Firewall
1 1 (1.72%) Wireless
1 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
1 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (51.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 30 (51.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (41.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (27.59%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (6.90%) MySQL
6 2 (3.45%) DB2
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.72%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.72%) SSDT
7 1 (1.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.72%) Data Mart
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.72%) QlikView
7 1 (1.72%) OLAP
7 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) Maven
3 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.45%) Ant
4 1 (1.72%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.72%) YouTrack
4 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.72%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.72%) NUnit
General
1 26 (44.83%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.17%) Electronics
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.72%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Developer
2 17 (29.31%) Analyst
3 14 (24.14%) Support Analyst
4 11 (18.97%) Applications Support
5 10 (17.24%) .NET Developer
5 10 (17.24%) Applications Support Analyst
5 10 (17.24%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Specialist
7 3 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (5.17%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) DBA
8 2 (3.45%) Architect
8 2 (3.45%) Configuration Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (3.45%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.14%) .NET
2 11 (18.97%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 6 (10.34%) WCF
4 5 (8.62%) .NET Framework
4 5 (8.62%) HTML
4 5 (8.62%) XML
5 4 (6.90%) CSS
5 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (6.90%) Entity Framework
6 3 (5.17%) SOAP
6 3 (5.17%) Middleware
6 3 (5.17%) MDX
7 2 (3.45%) jQuery
7 2 (3.45%) XML Messaging
7 2 (3.45%) J2EE
7 2 (3.45%) ADO.NET
7 2 (3.45%) HTML5
7 2 (3.45%) CSS3
7 2 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) DTV
1 3 (5.17%) Data Extraction
2 2 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.72%) Social Media
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Informatics
3 1 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
4 1 (1.72%) Android
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) ITIL
1 15 (25.86%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (22.41%) ETL
3 9 (15.52%) MVC
3 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.62%) Data Analysis
4 5 (8.62%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.17%) SDLC
5 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (5.17%) Waterfall
5 3 (5.17%) Programme Management
5 3 (5.17%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (5.17%) Project Management
5 3 (5.17%) OO
5 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.45%) CRM
6 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.45%) Refactoring
6 2 (3.45%) Multithreading
6 2 (3.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (74.14%) SQL
2 18 (31.03%) T-SQL
3 12 (20.69%) C#
4 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.62%) Java
6 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.45%) PHP
6 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.72%) COBOL
7 1 (1.72%) VB
7 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.72%) JCL
7 1 (1.72%) VB6
7 1 (1.72%) LINC
7 1 (1.72%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) SAP
3 3 (5.17%) Sybase
3 3 (5.17%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) Unisys
4 2 (3.45%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.72%) Teradata
5 1 (1.72%) Zend
5 1 (1.72%) Tableau
5 1 (1.72%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
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