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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 18 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.42% 13.59% 8.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.00% 45.90% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 13
Average daily rate £288 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £107 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £360 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £14.79 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
50 61 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.18% 29.61% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 27
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £110 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £438 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £175.00 £14.79 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1083.43% -32.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool 0 12 £316 -2.69% 20
Wirral +3 1 - - 3
St Helens - 1 £265 - 2
Birkenhead - - - - 4
Southport - - - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (63.33%) SQL
2 17 (56.67%) .NET
3 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
4 12 (40.00%) C#
5 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (23.33%) NHS
6 7 (23.33%) WinForms
6 7 (23.33%) T-SQL
6 7 (23.33%) Oracle
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
7 6 (20.00%) OO
7 6 (20.00%) Windows
8 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 5 (16.67%) CRM
8 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 5 (16.67%) WCF
8 5 (16.67%) WPF
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (13.33%) jQuery
9 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (13.33%) Java
9 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (13.33%) VB
10 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 3 (10.00%) MVC
10 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
10 3 (10.00%) Citrix

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) JCAPS
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) DTS
3 3 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 2 (6.67%) YouTrack
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 4 (13.33%) SQL DBA
4 4 (13.33%) DBA
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Support
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Support Officer
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Technical Support
6 2 (6.67%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) CRM Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) VB Developer
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Information Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) .NET
2 13 (43.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (23.33%) WinForms
4 6 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (16.67%) WCF
5 5 (16.67%) WPF
6 4 (13.33%) jQuery
7 3 (10.00%) HTML
7 3 (10.00%) Web Services
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (10.00%) Ajax
8 2 (6.67%) Spring
8 2 (6.67%) .NET Remoting
8 2 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (6.67%) Struts
9 1 (3.33%) J2EE
9 1 (3.33%) CSS
9 1 (3.33%) SOAP
9 1 (3.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) NHS
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Biometrics
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) OO
2 5 (16.67%) CRM
3 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) MVC
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Time Management
4 2 (6.67%) MVVM
4 2 (6.67%) OOD
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Workflow
5 1 (3.33%) Scrum
5 1 (3.33%) OOP
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) C#
3 7 (23.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (13.33%) Java
4 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) VB
5 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.67%) VB6
6 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.67%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) XAML
7 1 (3.33%) C
7 1 (3.33%) VBA
7 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.00%) XenApp
1 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (10.00%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) CommVault
3 3 (10.00%) NetApp
3 3 (10.00%) Symantec
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) Sybase
5 1 (3.33%) Open Text
5 1 (3.33%) SAP