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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 17 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 28 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.43% 8.35% 10.23%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 24.78% 31.73% 32.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 13
Median daily rate £325 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £394 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -1.09%
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
113 104 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 34.04% 26.33% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 32
Median daily rate £350 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.36% +10.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -4 23 £325 +4.00% 16
Bootle 0 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
3 19 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (25.42%) .NET
4 15 (25.42%) CRM
5 14 (23.73%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (20.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (20.34%) C#
6 12 (20.34%) Waterfall
7 11 (18.64%) Oracle
7 11 (18.64%) Finance
8 10 (16.95%) MVC
8 10 (16.95%) Windows
9 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
9 8 (13.56%) Banking
9 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
10 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
10 7 (11.86%) Migration
10 7 (11.86%) DB2
11 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
11 6 (10.17%) Project Management
11 6 (10.17%) ColdFusion
11 6 (10.17%) CFML
11 6 (10.17%) ETL
11 6 (10.17%) CICS
11 6 (10.17%) VMware
11 6 (10.17%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.17%) CICS
1 6 (10.17%) ColdFusion
2 3 (5.08%) SAS
2 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) CMS
3 2 (3.39%) IIS
4 1 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) DHCP
1 2 (3.39%) DNS
1 2 (3.39%) DSL
1 2 (3.39%) Firewall
1 2 (3.39%) Internet
1 2 (3.39%) iSCSI
1 2 (3.39%) MPLS
1 2 (3.39%) Network Security
1 2 (3.39%) Skype
1 2 (3.39%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (3.39%) VRRP
2 1 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (11.86%) DB2
3 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.08%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.69%) Big Data
8 1 (1.69%) DataStax
8 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.69%) Power BI
8 1 (1.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.78%) Subversion
3 2 (3.39%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (59.32%) Developer
2 22 (37.29%) Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Analyst Developer
4 11 (18.64%) SQL Developer
5 7 (11.86%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.17%) .NET Developer
6 6 (10.17%) ColdFusion Developer
6 6 (10.17%) DBA
6 6 (10.17%) SQL DBA
6 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior SQL Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Senior SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.42%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
2 6 (10.17%) jQuery
3 4 (6.78%) ColdBox
3 4 (6.78%) HTML
3 4 (6.78%) WCF
4 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.39%) LINQ
5 2 (3.39%) WPF
6 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.69%) JSON
6 1 (1.69%) Middleware
6 1 (1.69%) SAML
6 1 (1.69%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Clustering
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Data Extraction
2 2 (3.39%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) User Experience
3 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.08%) Solaris
6 2 (3.39%) Unix
7 1 (1.69%) AIX
7 1 (1.69%) HPUX
7 1 (1.69%) Linux
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (25.42%) CRM
3 12 (20.34%) Waterfall
4 10 (16.95%) MVC
5 7 (11.86%) Migration
6 6 (10.17%) ETL
6 6 (10.17%) Project Management
7 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.78%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.78%) TDD
8 4 (6.78%) Web Development
9 3 (5.08%) Change Management
9 3 (5.08%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.08%) High Availability
9 3 (5.08%) ITIL
9 3 (5.08%) Scrum
9 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (3.39%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.39%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.93%) SQL
2 12 (20.34%) C#
3 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.17%) CFML
5 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.08%) Java
6 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.39%) Delphi
7 2 (3.39%) PHP
8 1 (1.69%) C++
8 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) VB
8 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) MCTS
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.78%) vSphere
3 3 (5.08%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.69%) HDFS
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) vMotion
2 1 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.69%) Legato
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.64%) Oracle
3 6 (10.17%) VMware
4 3 (5.08%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) Dell
5 2 (3.39%) iManage
5 2 (3.39%) NETGEAR
5 2 (3.39%) SonicWALL
5 2 (3.39%) Teradata
6 1 (1.69%) Actuate
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix
6 1 (1.69%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.69%) OpenText
6 1 (1.69%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.69%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.69%) Tableau
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