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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 37 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.49% 7.03% 7.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.68% 35.48% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 6
Average daily rate £450 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
81 62 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.16% 19.81% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 28 21
Average daily rate £425 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -90.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 28 £450 +12.50% 15
Wirral - 2 - - 1
Birkenhead - 1 £295 - 1
Bootle - 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 42 (66.67%) SQL
2 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
3 23 (36.51%) Windows
4 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (31.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (26.98%) Finance
7 16 (25.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (22.22%) Waterfall
9 13 (20.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (20.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (19.05%) .NET
10 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
11 11 (17.46%) C#
11 11 (17.46%) Windows Server
12 10 (15.87%) Dynamics CRM
12 10 (15.87%) HTML
12 10 (15.87%) ITIL
12 10 (15.87%) CRM
13 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET
15 7 (11.11%) Linux
15 7 (11.11%) Banking
16 6 (9.52%) MVC
16 6 (9.52%) Java
16 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
16 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
17 5 (7.94%) Hadoop
17 5 (7.94%) Degree

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (6.35%) Apache Pig
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.17%) CICS
3 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.59%) Sage 1000
2 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.59%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) DNS
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
1 1 (1.59%) NAS
1 1 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (1.59%) SAN
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 16 (25.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (20.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 13 (20.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (7.94%) Big Data
5 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (7.94%) Hadoop
5 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
6 4 (6.35%) Apache Hive
6 4 (6.35%) MySQL
6 4 (6.35%) Power BI
7 3 (4.76%) DB2
7 3 (4.76%) PowerPivot
8 2 (3.17%) MS Access
8 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (7.94%) Bugzilla
3 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.35%) Hudson
3 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.35%) JIRA
3 4 (6.35%) Subversion
3 4 (6.35%) TeamCity
3 4 (6.35%) YouTrack
4 3 (4.76%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.59%) Ant
5 1 (1.59%) Maven
5 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Advertising
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Electronics
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (52.38%) Developer
2 22 (34.92%) Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Analyst Developer
4 8 (12.70%) SQL Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Applications Support
5 7 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Architect
7 5 (7.94%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Big Data Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (6.35%) DBA
8 4 (6.35%) SQL Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) SQL DBA
8 4 (6.35%) SQL Support Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Business Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) .NET
2 10 (15.87%) HTML
3 8 (12.70%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.35%) CSS
4 4 (6.35%) Hibernate
4 4 (6.35%) HTML5
4 4 (6.35%) jQuery
4 4 (6.35%) Spring
4 4 (6.35%) Struts
4 4 (6.35%) Web Services
5 3 (4.76%) XML
6 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.17%) Middleware
7 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.59%) Laravel
7 1 (1.59%) MDX
7 1 (1.59%) WCF
7 1 (1.59%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.59%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.59%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (36.51%) Windows
2 11 (17.46%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.11%) Linux
4 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.59%) AIX
6 1 (1.59%) HPUX
6 1 (1.59%) Solaris
6 1 (1.59%) Unix
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.59%) Windows CE
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 12 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (15.87%) CRM
4 10 (15.87%) ITIL
5 6 (9.52%) MVC
5 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
6 5 (7.94%) ETL
7 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.35%) MapReduce
7 4 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.35%) RAD
7 4 (6.35%) Time Management
8 3 (4.76%) Data Analysis
8 3 (4.76%) Project Management
8 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.17%) Analytics
9 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 42 (66.67%) SQL
2 11 (17.46%) C#
3 6 (9.52%) Java
3 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.17%) VB
6 2 (3.17%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.59%) C++
7 1 (1.59%) LINC
7 1 (1.59%) PHP
7 1 (1.59%) VB6
7 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.59%) MCP
4 1 (1.59%) MCSE
4 1 (1.59%) MCTS
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
1 1 (1.59%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) HDFS
2 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.59%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.59%) Legato
2 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle
2 4 (6.35%) Tableau
3 3 (4.76%) Teradata
4 2 (3.17%) SAP
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) Motorola
5 1 (1.59%) OpenText
5 1 (1.59%) Sage
5 1 (1.59%) Siemens
5 1 (1.59%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.59%) Sybase
5 1 (1.59%) Unisys
5 1 (1.59%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Zend
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