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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 36 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.37% 11.01% 14.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.14% 36.92% 64.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 23
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£294 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £169 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £434 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -17.27%
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
112 65 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 26.05% 29.82% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 32
Average daily rate £313 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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 August 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 August 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
(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 -7 25 £313 -10.71% 19
Bootle -4 1 - -
Wirral - 1 £275 - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 36 (70.59%) SQL
2 26 (50.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (49.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (39.22%) Finance
5 19 (37.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (35.29%) T-SQL
7 14 (27.45%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
9 12 (23.53%) ETL
10 11 (21.57%) C#
10 11 (21.57%) .NET
10 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
11 10 (19.61%) ITIL
11 10 (19.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (15.69%) Windows
12 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
13 7 (13.73%) MVC
14 6 (11.76%) Banking
15 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
15 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (9.80%) WCF
15 5 (9.80%) Web Services
15 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
16 4 (7.84%) Oracle
16 4 (7.84%) SAP
16 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
16 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
16 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) CMS
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.92%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.96%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.96%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.96%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) WAN
1 1 (1.96%) DHCP
1 1 (1.96%) DNS
1 1 (1.96%) SAN
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
1 1 (1.96%) DAB
1 1 (1.96%) Firewall
1 1 (1.96%) Wireless
1 1 (1.96%) IP Telephony
1 1 (1.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (50.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 25 (49.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (37.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (27.45%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (19.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.92%) MySQL
9 1 (1.96%) DB2
9 1 (1.96%) OLAP
9 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
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
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.96%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.96%) NUnit
General
1 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Marketing
3 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.88%) Electronics
3 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.96%) Law
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Developer
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) SQL Developer
3 9 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Applications Support
5 5 (9.80%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) DBA
6 4 (7.84%) SQL DBA
7 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Specialist
7 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 2 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) IT Support
8 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
1 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
2 5 (9.80%) Web Services
2 5 (9.80%) WCF
3 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.88%) HTML
4 3 (5.88%) MDX
4 3 (5.88%) XML
4 3 (5.88%) Middleware
4 3 (5.88%) CSS
4 3 (5.88%) SOAP
4 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.88%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.92%) HTML5
5 2 (3.92%) CSS3
5 2 (3.92%) RESTful
5 2 (3.92%) J2EE
5 2 (3.92%) ADO.NET
5 2 (3.92%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) NHS
1 3 (5.88%) DTV
2 2 (3.92%) Replication
2 2 (3.92%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.96%) Social Media
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) Informatics
3 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (23.53%) ETL
3 10 (19.61%) ITIL
4 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) MVC
6 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
7 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.88%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.92%) OO
9 2 (3.92%) CRM
9 2 (3.92%) Migration
9 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (3.92%) Multithreading
9 2 (3.92%) System Testing
9 2 (3.92%) Refactoring
9 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
9 2 (3.92%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (70.59%) SQL
2 18 (35.29%) T-SQL
3 11 (21.57%) C#
4 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.88%) Java
6 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.96%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) COBOL
7 1 (1.96%) VB
7 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) JCL
7 1 (1.96%) VB6
7 1 (1.96%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) SAP
3 2 (3.92%) Sybase
3 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.96%) Teradata
4 1 (1.96%) Tableau
4 1 (1.96%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
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