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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 15 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.82% 5.49% 14.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.80% 28.57% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
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£375 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £283 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +12.61%
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
71 35 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.17% 19.23% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 20 23
Average daily rate £305 £281 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.44% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £175.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.57% +1358.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +2 21 £400 - 19
St Helens - - - - 2
Wirral - - - - 2
Birkenhead - - - - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 28 (52.83%) .NET
2 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
3 25 (47.17%) SQL
4 24 (45.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (43.40%) C#
6 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET
7 17 (32.08%) Windows
8 16 (30.19%) BizTalk Server
9 15 (28.30%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (28.30%) IIS
10 14 (26.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (24.53%) XML
12 12 (22.64%) T-SQL
12 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (22.64%) Web Application Development
13 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (20.75%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (18.87%) WCF
14 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
14 10 (18.87%) Web Services
15 9 (16.98%) MQSeries
15 9 (16.98%) HTML
15 9 (16.98%) HTTP
15 9 (16.98%) XQuery
15 9 (16.98%) MSMQ
15 9 (16.98%) Release Management
15 9 (16.98%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (16.98%) XPath

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (30.19%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (28.30%) IIS
3 9 (16.98%) MQSeries
4 8 (15.09%) SharePoint
5 7 (13.21%) Umbraco
6 4 (7.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.77%) CMS
7 2 (3.77%) OpenEdge
8 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) HTTP
2 2 (3.77%) CTI
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) DAB
3 1 (1.89%) SAN
3 1 (1.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (45.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (28.30%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (26.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (16.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (5.66%) Data Mining
9 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.89%) SAP BW
10 1 (1.89%) MySQL
10 1 (1.89%) DB2
10 1 (1.89%) OLAP
10 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.89%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.89%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (13.21%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.89%) ERwin
3 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.89%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Legal
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Banking
2 1 (1.89%) Marketing
2 1 (1.89%) Electronics
2 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (54.72%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) DBA
2 9 (16.98%) BizTalk Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) SQL DBA
4 7 (13.21%) SQL Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.55%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (5.66%) Administrator
8 2 (3.77%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) BizTalk Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Siebel Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Junior
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (52.83%) .NET
2 21 (39.62%) ASP.NET
3 13 (24.53%) XML
4 10 (18.87%) Web Services
4 10 (18.87%) WCF
5 9 (16.98%) HTML
5 9 (16.98%) MSMQ
5 9 (16.98%) REST
6 7 (13.21%) CSS
7 6 (11.32%) HTML5
8 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
9 3 (5.66%) jQuery
9 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.77%) SOAP
10 2 (3.77%) XHTML
10 2 (3.77%) Middleware
10 2 (3.77%) MDX
10 2 (3.77%) Razor View Engine
10 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) NHS
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.89%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (32.08%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.89%) Linux
4 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Web Application Development
2 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.98%) Release Management
4 8 (15.09%) OOP
4 8 (15.09%) OO
4 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (13.21%) SOA
6 6 (11.32%) Content Management
7 4 (7.55%) MVC
7 4 (7.55%) Migration
7 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
7 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.66%) ETL
8 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.77%) CRM
9 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.77%) Coaching
9 2 (3.77%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) SQL
2 23 (43.40%) C#
3 12 (22.64%) T-SQL
4 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
5 9 (16.98%) XQuery
5 9 (16.98%) XPath
6 3 (5.66%) PHP
6 3 (5.66%) Java
7 2 (3.77%) VBScript
7 2 (3.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
3 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) MCITP
4 1 (1.89%) MCP
4 1 (1.89%) MCSD
4 1 (1.89%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) WSUS
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
1 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
3 3 (5.66%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) Sybase
4 2 (3.77%) CosmoCom
4 2 (3.77%) Actuate
4 2 (3.77%) Siebel
5 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.89%) Perforce
5 1 (1.89%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Zend
5 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.89%) Cognos
5 1 (1.89%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) EMC
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
People Source
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birkenhead
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £3525 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago