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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.50% 7.03% 15.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.81% 23.64% 63.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 23
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£306 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £239 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £426 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
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
93 55 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.20% 29.73% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 33
Average daily rate £320 £411 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.18% +13.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -2 17 £323 -21.34% 16
Bootle -3 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (56.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 28 (54.90%) SQL
3 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
4 19 (37.25%) C#
4 19 (37.25%) .NET
4 19 (37.25%) ASP.NET
5 18 (35.29%) T-SQL
6 16 (31.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (27.45%) Web Services
7 14 (27.45%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (25.49%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (25.49%) XML
8 13 (25.49%) Windows
8 13 (25.49%) WCF
8 13 (25.49%) Web Application Development
9 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (21.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (21.57%) IIS
10 10 (19.61%) Visual Studio
10 10 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (19.61%) Finance
10 10 (19.61%) REST
11 9 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (17.65%) Release Management
11 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (17.65%) XPath
11 9 (17.65%) HTTP
11 9 (17.65%) OO
11 9 (17.65%) XQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (27.45%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (21.57%) IIS
3 9 (17.65%) MQSeries
4 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.96%) K2 blackpearl
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) HTTP
2 2 (3.92%) SAN
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) DAB
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
3 1 (1.96%) Wireless
3 1 (1.96%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.96%) NAS
3 1 (1.96%) DNS
3 1 (1.96%) SMS
3 1 (1.96%) WAN
3 1 (1.96%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (56.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (31.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (25.49%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (21.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.92%) MySQL
9 1 (1.96%) DB2
9 1 (1.96%) OLAP
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.96%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (1.96%) Data Mart
9 1 (1.96%) QlikView
9 1 (1.96%) SSDT
9 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Visual Studio
2 9 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) SQL Developer
3 9 (17.65%) BizTalk Developer
4 7 (13.73%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.80%) DBA
5 5 (9.80%) SQL DBA
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Administrator
7 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) BizTalk Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) IT Support
8 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (37.25%) .NET
1 19 (37.25%) ASP.NET
2 14 (27.45%) Web Services
3 13 (25.49%) XML
3 13 (25.49%) WCF
4 10 (19.61%) REST
5 9 (17.65%) MSMQ
6 3 (5.88%) Middleware
6 3 (5.88%) SOAP
6 3 (5.88%) MDX
7 2 (3.92%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.92%) RESTful
7 2 (3.92%) HTML
7 2 (3.92%) CSS
7 2 (3.92%) J2EE
7 2 (3.92%) ADO.NET
7 2 (3.92%) XML Messaging
7 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.96%) JSON
8 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Replication
1 3 (5.88%) NHS
2 2 (3.92%) DTV
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.96%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Informatics
3 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Windows
2 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.96%) Android
4 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Web Application Development
3 10 (19.61%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (17.65%) OO
4 9 (17.65%) Release Management
5 8 (15.69%) ETL
6 7 (13.73%) SOA
6 7 (13.73%) OOP
7 5 (9.80%) MVC
7 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
9 2 (3.92%) SDLC
9 2 (3.92%) Multithreading
9 2 (3.92%) System Testing
9 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.92%) Refactoring
9 2 (3.92%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) SQL
2 19 (37.25%) C#
3 18 (35.29%) T-SQL
4 9 (17.65%) XQuery
4 9 (17.65%) XPath
5 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.88%) Java
7 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.96%) JCL
8 1 (1.96%) VB6
8 1 (1.96%) PHP5
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) COBOL
8 1 (1.96%) VB
8 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) SCOM
2 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 2 (3.92%) Sybase
3 2 (3.92%) SAP
3 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.96%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Teradata
4 1 (1.96%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.96%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) EMC
4 1 (1.96%) Citrix
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