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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 10 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 31 61 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.65% 25.21% 13.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.35% 65.59% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £177 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.71 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £24.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -10.00%
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
83 93 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.20% 38.43% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 53 36
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £229 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £465 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -8 24 £310 -11.42% 27
Southport - - - - 1
St Helens - - - - 2
Wirral - - - - 2
Birkenhead - - - - 1
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 24 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 21 (37.50%) Oracle
3 17 (30.36%) .NET
4 14 (25.00%) NHS
5 13 (23.21%) C#
5 13 (23.21%) PL/SQL
5 13 (23.21%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
6 11 (19.64%) T-SQL
6 11 (19.64%) HTML
7 10 (17.86%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (17.86%) QA
8 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
8 9 (16.07%) Java
8 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
8 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (16.07%) Finance
9 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (14.29%) UNIX
9 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (12.50%) Degree
10 7 (12.50%) XML
10 7 (12.50%) ISEB
10 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
11 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
11 6 (10.71%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (10.71%) ETL
11 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (8.93%) Security Testing

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.93%) Umbraco
3 4 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.79%) SAS
5 1 (1.79%) OpenEdge
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.79%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) LAN
1 2 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (1.79%) MGCP
2 1 (1.79%) H.323
2 1 (1.79%) CTI
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (23.21%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (17.86%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
6 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
7 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (5.36%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (3.57%) Siebel EIM
9 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (3.57%) OLAP
9 2 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (3.57%) QlikView
10 1 (1.79%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (7.14%) Selenium
2 4 (7.14%) TestComplete
3 2 (3.57%) Ant
4 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.79%) NUnit
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
3 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 30 (53.57%) Developer
2 19 (33.93%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Information Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.14%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Tester
7 4 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 4 (7.14%) QA Tester
7 4 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Oracle Financials Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) NHS Information Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
9 2 (3.57%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.36%) .NET
2 11 (19.64%) HTML
3 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.50%) XML
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.93%) HTML5
5 5 (8.93%) Web Services
6 4 (7.14%) jQuery
7 3 (5.36%) WCF
7 3 (5.36%) XSLT
8 2 (3.57%) Spring
8 2 (3.57%) Middleware
8 2 (3.57%) CSS
8 2 (3.57%) Struts
8 2 (3.57%) J2EE
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (3.57%) Ajax
8 2 (3.57%) MDX
9 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) NHS
2 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Statistics
3 1 (1.79%) Online Games
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Social Gaming
3 1 (1.79%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) UNIX
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 6 (10.71%) ETL
4 5 (8.93%) Security Testing
4 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
4 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.93%) TDD
5 4 (7.14%) MVC
5 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 4 (7.14%) CRM
5 4 (7.14%) Automation Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Line Management
5 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Load Testing
5 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.36%) V-Model
6 3 (5.36%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.36%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) C#
1 13 (23.21%) PL/SQL
2 11 (19.64%) T-SQL
3 9 (16.07%) Java
3 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.93%) VBScript
5 4 (7.14%) VB
6 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.57%) XQuery
7 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.79%) C
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
7 1 (1.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
1 7 (12.50%) ISEB
2 5 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) HL7
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) XenApp
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
1 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) Oracle
2 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) Siebel
4 3 (5.36%) Informatica
5 2 (3.57%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.57%) Cognos
6 1 (1.79%) Datanomic
6 1 (1.79%) Facebook
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco
6 1 (1.79%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (1.79%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.79%) NetApp
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) CosmoCom
6 1 (1.79%) BEA
6 1 (1.79%) Actuate
6 1 (1.79%) BMC
6 1 (1.79%) Trillium
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