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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 18 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 21 9 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.39% 4.74% 22.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.62% 25.00% 65.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 15
Average daily rate
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£338 £173 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -49.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £131 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £202 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +9.34%
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
53 36 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.66% 18.95% 34.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 31
Average daily rate £310 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £420 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £175.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.57% +600.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 19 £350 +73.91% 14
Southport - - - -
Wirral - - - - 6
Birkenhead - - - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (61.90%) .NET
2 34 (53.97%) C#
3 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
4 30 (47.62%) SQL
5 27 (42.86%) ASP.NET
6 23 (36.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 20 (31.75%) HTML
9 17 (26.98%) Windows
9 17 (26.98%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (25.40%) BizTalk Server
10 16 (25.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (23.81%) Umbraco
11 15 (23.81%) IIS
12 14 (22.22%) XML
12 14 (22.22%) SharePoint
12 14 (22.22%) HTML5
13 13 (20.63%) WCF
13 13 (20.63%) Web Services
14 12 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (17.46%) T-SQL
15 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (15.87%) Web Application Development
16 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (15.87%) jQuery
16 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (14.29%) MVC
17 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
17 9 (14.29%) Content Management
17 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (25.40%) BizTalk Server
2 15 (23.81%) Umbraco
2 15 (23.81%) IIS
3 14 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 9 (14.29%) MQSeries
5 7 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.17%) OpenEdge
6 2 (3.17%) CMS
7 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) HTTP
2 5 (7.94%) Internet
3 2 (3.17%) CTI
4 1 (1.59%) SMS
4 1 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (36.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (26.98%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (25.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (4.76%) Data Mining
9 2 (3.17%) OLAP
10 1 (1.59%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.59%) DB2
10 1 (1.59%) MySQL
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.59%) SAP BW
10 1 (1.59%) Spotfire
10 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.59%) ERwin
3 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.59%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Local Government
3 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (61.90%) Developer
2 12 (19.05%) Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) .NET Developer
4 9 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
5 8 (12.70%) Web Developer
6 7 (11.11%) SQL Developer
7 6 (9.52%) DBA
8 5 (7.94%) SQL DBA
9 4 (6.35%) Siebel Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Applications Developer
10 3 (4.76%) Consultant
10 3 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
11 2 (3.17%) Siebel Developer
11 2 (3.17%) Software Developer
11 2 (3.17%) Business Analyst
11 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
11 2 (3.17%) Administrator
11 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 2 (3.17%) Information Analyst
11 2 (3.17%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (61.90%) .NET
2 27 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 20 (31.75%) HTML
4 14 (22.22%) XML
4 14 (22.22%) HTML5
5 13 (20.63%) WCF
5 13 (20.63%) Web Services
6 10 (15.87%) jQuery
7 9 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 9 (14.29%) CSS
7 9 (14.29%) MSMQ
7 9 (14.29%) REST
8 3 (4.76%) MDX
8 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (3.17%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.17%) XHTML
9 2 (3.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) NHS
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.98%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.87%) Web Application Development
1 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.29%) MVC
2 9 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 9 (14.29%) Content Management
2 9 (14.29%) Release Management
3 8 (12.70%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (12.70%) OOP
3 8 (12.70%) OO
4 7 (11.11%) SOA
5 4 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.35%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.76%) Web Development
6 3 (4.76%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (4.76%) Migration
6 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.17%) Coaching
7 2 (3.17%) Dimensional Modelling
Programming Languages
1 34 (53.97%) C#
2 30 (47.62%) SQL
3 21 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 11 (17.46%) T-SQL
5 9 (14.29%) XPath
5 9 (14.29%) XQuery
6 6 (9.52%) VBScript
7 5 (7.94%) Java
8 4 (6.35%) VB
9 3 (4.76%) PHP
10 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) MCITP
4 1 (1.59%) MCP
4 1 (1.59%) MCSD
4 1 (1.59%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) SCCM
1 1 (1.59%) SCOM
1 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (6.35%) Siebel
4 2 (3.17%) CosmoCom
4 2 (3.17%) Actuate
4 2 (3.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.17%) Sybase
5 1 (1.59%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Perforce
5 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.59%) Cognos
5 1 (1.59%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) EMC
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix
5 1 (1.59%) Zend
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