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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 23 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 16 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.76% 5.08% 14.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.19% 20.93% 47.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 18
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£285 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £189 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £318 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £14.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-26.72% +16.00%
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
69 43 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.54% 24.29% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 39
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £14.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -7 8 £293 -7.50% 21
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
3 16 (40.00%) .NET
3 16 (40.00%) C#
3 16 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 14 (35.00%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (32.50%) Windows
6 13 (32.50%) Web Application Development
7 12 (30.00%) Web Services
7 12 (30.00%) XML
7 12 (30.00%) WCF
8 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (25.00%) REST
9 10 (25.00%) IIS
10 9 (22.50%) MSMQ
10 9 (22.50%) MQSeries
10 9 (22.50%) XQuery
10 9 (22.50%) HTTP
10 9 (22.50%) Release Management
10 9 (22.50%) XPath
10 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (20.00%) OO
11 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
12 7 (17.50%) OOP
12 7 (17.50%) SOA

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (35.00%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (25.00%) IIS
3 9 (22.50%) MQSeries
4 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) Wireless
2 1 (2.50%) SMS
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) DAB
2 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (5.00%) MySQL
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (2.50%) SSDT
6 1 (2.50%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.50%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.50%) DB2
6 1 (2.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) ERwin
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) BizTalk Developer
3 8 (20.00%) DBA
4 7 (17.50%) SQL Developer
4 7 (17.50%) SQL DBA
5 4 (10.00%) Applications Developer
5 4 (10.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Administrator
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) IT Support
8 1 (2.50%) Designer
8 1 (2.50%) Report Writer
8 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) DB2 DBA
8 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (2.50%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) .NET
1 16 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (30.00%) Web Services
2 12 (30.00%) XML
2 12 (30.00%) WCF
3 10 (25.00%) REST
4 9 (22.50%) MSMQ
5 3 (7.50%) Middleware
6 2 (5.00%) J2EE
6 2 (5.00%) SOAP
6 2 (5.00%) XML Messaging
6 2 (5.00%) MDX
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.50%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.50%) RESTful
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.50%) JSON
7 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) DTV
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Informatics
3 1 (2.50%) CLARiiON
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.50%) Android
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Web Application Development
2 11 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (22.50%) Release Management
4 8 (20.00%) OO
5 7 (17.50%) OOP
5 7 (17.50%) SOA
6 6 (15.00%) ETL
6 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.00%) Migration
7 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.50%) MVC
9 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
9 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (5.00%) Dimensional Modelling
9 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.50%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) SQL
2 16 (40.00%) C#
3 15 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 9 (22.50%) XQuery
4 9 (22.50%) XPath
5 2 (5.00%) Java
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) PHP5
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Sybase
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
3 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.50%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.50%) Perforce
4 1 (2.50%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) EMC
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
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