The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Merseyside region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.96% 14.52% 17.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.50% 62.50% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £300 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
64 56 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 29.22% 23.24% 35.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 31
Average daily rate £350 £358 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £17.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server
North West

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +5 19 £350 +5.66% 17
St Helens - 2 £405 - 2
Bootle - 2 £226 - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 5
Wirral - - - - 3
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 25 (64.10%) .NET
2 16 (41.03%) SQL
3 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.90%) C#
4 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
5 11 (28.21%) SharePoint
6 9 (23.08%) Oracle
7 8 (20.51%) HTML
7 8 (20.51%) T-SQL
7 8 (20.51%) NHS
7 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (15.38%) Web Development
9 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
10 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (10.26%) Finance
11 4 (10.26%) Umbraco
11 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (10.26%) MS Project Server
11 4 (10.26%) HL7
11 4 (10.26%) DTS
11 4 (10.26%) OO
11 4 (10.26%) MS Project

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 11 (28.21%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (10.26%) Umbraco
3 4 (10.26%) MS Project Server
4 3 (7.69%) JCAPS
5 1 (2.56%) IIS
5 1 (2.56%) CMS
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Project
3 1 (2.56%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (5.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (10.26%) DTS
4 3 (7.69%) OLAP
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (5.13%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (5.13%) DB2
6 1 (2.56%) QlikView
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) ERwin
2 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.56%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Web Developer
3 6 (15.38%) DBA
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) .NET Developer
5 4 (10.26%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.26%) SQL DBA
6 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.13%) VB6 Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.13%) DB2 DBA
7 2 (5.13%) Project Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) VB Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Server Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Administrator
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) .NET
2 14 (35.90%) ASP.NET
3 8 (20.51%) HTML
4 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.26%) Web Services
5 4 (10.26%) XML
6 3 (7.69%) CSS
6 3 (7.69%) XSLT
6 3 (7.69%) WCF
6 3 (7.69%) Ajax
6 3 (7.69%) WinForms
7 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (5.13%) Spring
7 2 (5.13%) jQuery
7 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (5.13%) WPF
7 2 (5.13%) SOAP
7 2 (5.13%) Struts
8 1 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) NHS
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Web Development
2 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.26%) OO
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.13%) MVVM
5 2 (5.13%) Time Management
5 2 (5.13%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (5.13%) CRM
5 2 (5.13%) OOD
5 2 (5.13%) Scrum
5 2 (5.13%) MVC
6 1 (2.56%) OOP
6 1 (2.56%) DNA
6 1 (2.56%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.56%) Workflow
6 1 (2.56%) Change Management
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.56%) ETL
6 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.56%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) C#
3 8 (20.51%) T-SQL
4 6 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.26%) VB
6 3 (7.69%) Java
7 2 (5.13%) VB6
7 2 (5.13%) XAML
7 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.56%) C++
8 1 (2.56%) C
8 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) LiteSpeed
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) vSphere
2 2 (5.13%) Terminal Services
2 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) Sybase
4 3 (7.69%) CommVault
5 2 (5.13%) Veeam
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) SAP
6 1 (2.56%) Perforce
6 1 (2.56%) Open Text
6 1 (2.56%) Cognos
6 1 (2.56%) Teradata
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