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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 40 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.26% 14.80% 14.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.05% 62.71% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 7
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
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
74 59 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.08% 23.60% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 27
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £13.71 £23.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.39% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014. 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 +3 34 £350 +3.70% 32
St Helens +1 2 £405 - 1
Wirral - - - - 5
Birkenhead - - - - 3
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 31 (63.27%) .NET
2 24 (48.98%) C#
3 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
4 20 (40.82%) SQL
5 19 (38.78%) HTML
6 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
7 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET
7 14 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 13 (26.53%) Umbraco
9 9 (18.37%) Oracle
9 9 (18.37%) Web Development
9 9 (18.37%) jQuery
9 9 (18.37%) HTML5
10 8 (16.33%) Degree
10 8 (16.33%) NHS
11 7 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
11 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
11 7 (14.29%) QA
11 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
11 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (12.24%) Java
12 6 (12.24%) VB
12 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
12 6 (12.24%) MVC
13 5 (10.20%) Finance
13 5 (10.20%) XML
13 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 14 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 13 (26.53%) Umbraco
3 7 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (8.16%) MS Project Server
5 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.04%) CMS
6 1 (2.04%) OpenEdge
6 1 (2.04%) IIS
6 1 (2.04%) JCAPS
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (8.16%) OLAP
5 2 (4.08%) DB2
5 2 (4.08%) DTS
5 2 (4.08%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.04%) QlikView
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.08%) ERwin
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (67.35%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) Web Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) .NET Developer
5 4 (8.16%) DBA
6 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Information Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.08%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.08%) Project Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Siebel Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (4.08%) Server Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Siebel Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.08%) VB Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (63.27%) .NET
2 19 (38.78%) HTML
3 14 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 9 (18.37%) jQuery
4 9 (18.37%) HTML5
5 7 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 5 (10.20%) XML
7 4 (8.16%) XSLT
7 4 (8.16%) CSS
7 4 (8.16%) WCF
7 4 (8.16%) Web Services
8 3 (6.12%) Struts
8 3 (6.12%) WinForms
8 3 (6.12%) Spring
8 3 (6.12%) Ajax
9 2 (4.08%) WPF
9 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (2.04%) Razor View Engine
10 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) NHS
2 2 (4.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.04%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Web Development
2 7 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.24%) MVC
4 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.16%) Content Management
6 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.08%) MVVM
7 2 (4.08%) Time Management
7 2 (4.08%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) Scrum
7 2 (4.08%) OO
7 2 (4.08%) OOD
8 1 (2.04%) ETL
8 1 (2.04%) DNA
8 1 (2.04%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.04%) Data Management
8 1 (2.04%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) C#
2 20 (40.82%) SQL
3 16 (32.65%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
5 6 (12.24%) Java
5 6 (12.24%) VB
6 4 (8.16%) VBScript
7 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.08%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.08%) XAML
7 2 (4.08%) VB6
8 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.08%) vSphere
2 1 (2.04%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.37%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) Sybase
4 2 (4.08%) Siebel
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Veeam
5 1 (2.04%) Teradata
5 1 (2.04%) Cognos
5 1 (2.04%) CommVault
5 1 (2.04%) Perforce
5 1 (2.04%) Open Text
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