The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 10 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 29 49 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.84% 19.92% 16.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.80% 55.06% 37.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 14
Average daily rate
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£305 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £169 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.71 £23.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.39% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.38 £26.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.30% -1.85%
SQL
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
81 89 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.06% 36.18% 42.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 54 39
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £488 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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
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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 -6 23 £305 -9.62% 25
St Helens 0 1 £310 -
Wirral - - - - 5
Birkenhead - - - - 1
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (38.18%) Oracle
1 21 (38.18%) .NET
2 20 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 15 (27.27%) NHS
4 13 (23.64%) PL/SQL
5 12 (21.82%) C#
6 11 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (18.18%) HTML
7 10 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (18.18%) QA
8 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
8 9 (16.36%) Java
8 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
8 9 (16.36%) ISEB
9 8 (14.55%) Finance
9 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
9 8 (14.55%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (12.73%) UNIX
10 7 (12.73%) XML
10 7 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
11 6 (10.91%) Degree
11 6 (10.91%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (10.91%) Web Services
12 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
12 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (7.27%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.64%) JCAPS
3 2 (3.64%) AquaLogic
3 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) PaaS
1 1 (1.82%) GitHub
1 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) LAN
1 2 (3.64%) WAN
2 1 (1.82%) Internet
2 1 (1.82%) MGCP
2 1 (1.82%) H.323
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (14.55%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
5 5 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
6 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (5.45%) DTS
7 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (3.64%) Siebel EIM
8 2 (3.64%) OLAP
9 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.82%) EDMS
9 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.82%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (7.27%) TestComplete
2 4 (7.27%) Selenium
2 4 (7.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.64%) Ant
4 1 (1.82%) NUnit
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Games
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Developer
2 21 (38.18%) Analyst
3 9 (16.36%) Test Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Oracle Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Information Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.09%) NHS Information Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.27%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.27%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Oracle Financials Developer
7 4 (7.27%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Tester
8 3 (5.45%) DBA
8 3 (5.45%) Web Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Web Test Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Technical Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (38.18%) .NET
2 11 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (18.18%) HTML
4 7 (12.73%) XML
5 6 (10.91%) Web Services
6 5 (9.09%) jQuery
7 4 (7.27%) HTML5
8 3 (5.45%) WCF
8 3 (5.45%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.64%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (3.64%) Ajax
9 2 (3.64%) Spring
9 2 (3.64%) Middleware
9 2 (3.64%) CSS
9 2 (3.64%) Struts
9 2 (3.64%) XSLT
9 2 (3.64%) J2EE
10 1 (1.82%) EJB
10 1 (1.82%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) NHS
2 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.82%) IVR
3 1 (1.82%) Statistics
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Online Games
3 1 (1.82%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.82%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.73%) UNIX
2 3 (5.45%) Windows
3 2 (3.64%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Software Testing
2 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
2 5 (9.09%) TDD
2 5 (9.09%) Security Testing
2 5 (9.09%) Integration Testing
2 5 (9.09%) V-Model
3 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (7.27%) Automation Testing
3 4 (7.27%) Test Automation
3 4 (7.27%) Load Testing
3 4 (7.27%) Automated Testing
3 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.27%) MVC
3 4 (7.27%) ETL
3 4 (7.27%) Data Modelling
4 3 (5.45%) CRM
4 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.45%) Scrum
4 3 (5.45%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) PL/SQL
2 12 (21.82%) C#
3 11 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (16.36%) Java
4 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.27%) VBScript
6 3 (5.45%) VB
7 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.64%) XQuery
7 2 (3.64%) C
7 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.82%) VBA
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) ISEB
2 6 (10.91%) Degree
3 5 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) QA
2 3 (5.45%) HL7
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) LiteSpeed
2 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.82%) SCCM
1 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (38.18%) Oracle
2 11 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) Informatica
3 3 (5.45%) Siebel
4 2 (3.64%) CommVault
4 2 (3.64%) Cognos
4 2 (3.64%) BEA
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) BMC
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) EMC
5 1 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.82%) NetApp
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Trillium
5 1 (1.82%) Open Text
5 1 (1.82%) Teradata
5 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
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