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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 2 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 45 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.51% 13.10% 14.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.69% 56.90% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 7
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£350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £199 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £352 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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
78 58 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.35% 23.02% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 22
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £199 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
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 £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 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 19 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 +4 39 £350 +7.69% 26
St Helens +1 1 £410 - 1
Wirral - - - - 4
Southport - - - -
Birkenhead - - - - 3
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 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 36 (64.29%) .NET
2 30 (53.57%) C#
3 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
4 24 (42.86%) HTML
5 22 (39.29%) SQL
6 19 (33.93%) JavaScript
7 18 (32.14%) Umbraco
8 17 (30.36%) ASP.NET
9 15 (26.79%) SharePoint
10 13 (23.21%) HTML5
11 11 (19.64%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (19.64%) Degree
12 10 (17.86%) .NET Framework
13 9 (16.07%) Web Development
13 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
13 9 (16.07%) NHS
13 9 (16.07%) jQuery
14 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (14.29%) Oracle
14 8 (14.29%) QA
15 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (12.50%) MVC
15 7 (12.50%) VB
15 7 (12.50%) T-SQL
15 7 (12.50%) Java
15 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (10.71%) XML
16 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 18 (32.14%) Umbraco
2 15 (26.79%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.14%) MS Project Server
5 3 (5.36%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.57%) IIS
6 2 (3.57%) CMS
7 1 (1.79%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Internet
2 2 (3.57%) VoIP
2 2 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.79%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.14%) OLAP
6 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.57%) DB2
7 2 (3.57%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.79%) QlikView
8 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.79%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.57%) ERwin
2 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.14%) DBA
5 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Siebel Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Information Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.57%) Project Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Siebel Developer
7 2 (3.57%) .NET Web Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.57%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (64.29%) .NET
2 24 (42.86%) HTML
3 17 (30.36%) ASP.NET
4 13 (23.21%) HTML5
5 10 (17.86%) .NET Framework
6 9 (16.07%) jQuery
7 6 (10.71%) XML
8 5 (8.93%) CSS
9 4 (7.14%) XSLT
9 4 (7.14%) Web Services
9 4 (7.14%) WCF
10 3 (5.36%) Spring
10 3 (5.36%) Ajax
10 3 (5.36%) Struts
11 2 (3.57%) SOAP
11 2 (3.57%) XHTML
11 2 (3.57%) WinForms
11 2 (3.57%) MDX
11 2 (3.57%) WPF
11 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) NHS
2 2 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Web Development
1 9 (16.07%) Software Engineering
2 7 (12.50%) MVC
3 5 (8.93%) Content Management
3 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (3.57%) CRM
6 2 (3.57%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.57%) OOD
6 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.57%) OO
6 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.57%) MVVM
6 2 (3.57%) Time Management
6 2 (3.57%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (1.79%) Integration Testing
7 1 (1.79%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) C#
2 22 (39.29%) SQL
3 19 (33.93%) JavaScript
4 7 (12.50%) VB
4 7 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 7 (12.50%) Java
5 5 (8.93%) VBScript
6 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.57%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) XAML
6 2 (3.57%) VB6
7 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) MCITP
2 1 (1.79%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.79%) MCP
2 1 (1.79%) MCSD
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.57%) vSphere
1 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Sybase
4 3 (5.36%) Siebel
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco
5 2 (3.57%) VMware
5 2 (3.57%) Veeam
6 1 (1.79%) Teradata
6 1 (1.79%) Perforce
6 1 (1.79%) CosmoCom
6 1 (1.79%) Actuate
6 1 (1.79%) Cognos
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