The first table below looks at the demand for SQL 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 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 Programming Languages 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
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 36 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.85% 14.08% 13.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 49.32% 42.65% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 21
Average daily rate £270 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £110 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -15.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £25.56
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.57%
Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
73 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 38.22% 33.01% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 41
Average daily rate £300 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £155 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.72 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.52% -23.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.08 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £34.80 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
SQL
North West

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Merseyside region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Merseyside region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

SQL Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

SQL
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 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 +8 22 £288 -35.21% 28
St Helens - 6 £288 - 2
Wirral - - - - 3
Southport - - - -
Birkenhead - - - - 3
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing SQL 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.

1 22 (27.50%) NHS
1 22 (27.50%) Oracle
2 20 (25.00%) .NET
3 19 (23.75%) SQL Server
4 15 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 15 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (17.50%) C#
5 14 (17.50%) PL/SQL
5 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
6 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 10 (12.50%) Migration
8 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
8 9 (11.25%) Windows
8 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
9 8 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
11 6 (7.50%) WCF
11 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
11 6 (7.50%) Java
11 6 (7.50%) Finance
12 5 (6.25%) WinForms
12 5 (6.25%) VBA
12 5 (6.25%) Web Services
12 5 (6.25%) CRM
12 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
12 5 (6.25%) Citrix
12 5 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (6.25%) Relational Database

SQL
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 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.00%) JCAPS
5 2 (2.50%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.25%) AquaLogic
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Project
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle SCM
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) DNS
1 2 (2.50%) Intranet
2 1 (1.25%) Extranet
2 1 (1.25%) DHCP
2 1 (1.25%) SSL
2 1 (1.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.00%) Data Mining
6 4 (5.00%) DTS
7 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.75%) MS Access
7 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (2.50%) SQLPlus
9 1 (1.25%) SAP BW
9 1 (1.25%) MySQL
9 1 (1.25%) DB2
9 1 (1.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.50%) Toad
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.25%) Ant
3 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.25%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.25%) YouTrack
3 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Banking
2 2 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Law
3 1 (1.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (42.50%) Developer
2 30 (37.50%) Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Information Analyst
4 12 (15.00%) SQL Developer
5 9 (11.25%) DBA
6 8 (10.00%) SQL DBA
7 7 (8.75%) NHS Information Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Consultant
10 4 (5.00%) Data Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (5.00%) .NET Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
11 3 (3.75%) Technical Support
11 3 (3.75%) Oracle Functional Consultant
11 3 (3.75%) Test Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) Functional Consultant
11 3 (3.75%) Java Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Technical Support Officer
12 2 (2.50%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) .NET
2 14 (17.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.50%) WCF
4 5 (6.25%) WinForms
4 5 (6.25%) Web Services
4 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (6.25%) WPF
4 5 (6.25%) jQuery
5 4 (5.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (5.00%) CSS
5 4 (5.00%) HTML
6 3 (3.75%) Ajax
7 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (2.50%) Spring
7 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (2.50%) Struts
7 2 (2.50%) XML
7 2 (2.50%) Middleware
8 1 (1.25%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) NHS
2 4 (5.00%) Clustering
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) Open Source
4 1 (1.25%) Statistics
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Windows
2 4 (5.00%) UNIX
3 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.25%) Solaris
5 1 (1.25%) Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.50%) Migration
2 8 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (6.25%) CRM
3 5 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.00%) TDD
4 4 (5.00%) OO
5 3 (3.75%) Validation
5 3 (3.75%) Scrum
5 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (3.75%) Document Management
5 3 (3.75%) Software Testing
5 3 (3.75%) Test Scripting
6 2 (2.50%) Manual Testing
6 2 (2.50%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.50%) Load Testing
6 2 (2.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.50%) Data Analysis
6 2 (2.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.75%) T-SQL
2 14 (17.50%) C#
2 14 (17.50%) PL/SQL
3 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.50%) Java
5 5 (6.25%) VBA
6 3 (3.75%) C++
7 2 (2.50%) C
7 2 (2.50%) PHP
7 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.25%) XQuery
8 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) ISEB
2 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.50%) Degree
3 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.25%) MCP
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.25%) MCTS
4 1 (1.25%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) HL7
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.00%) LiteSpeed
3 3 (3.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) Oracle
2 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.25%) Citrix
4 4 (5.00%) VMware
4 4 (5.00%) Symantec
4 4 (5.00%) CommVault
5 3 (3.75%) NetApp
6 2 (2.50%) HP
7 1 (1.25%) Kofax
7 1 (1.25%) Open Text
7 1 (1.25%) SAP
7 1 (1.25%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.25%) Cognos
7 1 (1.25%) Cisco
7 1 (1.25%) IBM
7 1 (1.25%) Dell
7 1 (1.25%) Avaya
7 1 (1.25%) BEA
7 1 (1.25%) Telerik
7 1 (1.25%) GoldenSource
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £185.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Posted: 21 days ago
St. Helens
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 28 days ago