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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 46 34 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.01% 18.58% 14.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 62.16% 49.28% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 13
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£275 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.23 £25.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.08% +35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £19.00 £12.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.01 £145.00 £83.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
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
74 69 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.32% 37.70% 32.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 38 29
Average daily rate £290 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £404 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.23 £100.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.77% +498.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £19.75 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.01 £175.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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
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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 0 32 £253 -10.22% 27
Southport - 3 £375 - 1
St Helens -2 2 £283 -1.73% 2
Wirral - 2 - -
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
2 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 18 (26.09%) Oracle
2 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
3 16 (23.19%) T-SQL
3 16 (23.19%) Java
4 13 (18.84%) XML
5 12 (17.39%) Windows
6 11 (15.94%) PL/SQL
6 11 (15.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (14.49%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (14.49%) Migration
8 9 (13.04%) UNIX
8 9 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
10 7 (10.14%) ETL
10 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (10.14%) .NET
10 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database
11 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
11 6 (8.70%) HTML
11 6 (8.70%) HTTP
11 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (8.70%) NHS

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (7.25%) IIS
1 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.90%) JCAPS
2 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) SAS
3 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.45%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) HTTP
2 4 (5.80%) DNS
2 4 (5.80%) Firewall
3 3 (4.35%) SSL
3 3 (4.35%) SMTP
3 3 (4.35%) FTP
4 1 (1.45%) WAN
4 1 (1.45%) DHCP
4 1 (1.45%) DAB
4 1 (1.45%) Wireless
4 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (14.49%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (11.59%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (10.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database
6 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (5.80%) DB2
7 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (4.35%) MySQL
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (2.90%) Data Mart
9 2 (2.90%) OLTP
9 2 (2.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (1.45%) SSDT
10 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.90%) Ant
2 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.45%) JUnit
3 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.45%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.45%) YouTrack
General
1 18 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Electronics
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Publishing
4 1 (1.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Developer
2 16 (23.19%) Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Test Analyst
4 8 (11.59%) DBA
4 8 (11.59%) SQL Developer
5 7 (10.14%) SQL DBA
6 6 (8.70%) Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Administrator
7 5 (7.25%) IT Support
8 4 (5.80%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
9 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 2 (2.90%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (2.90%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) XML
2 7 (10.14%) .NET
3 6 (8.70%) HTML
4 4 (5.80%) Web Services
4 4 (5.80%) J2EE
4 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.80%) SOAP
4 4 (5.80%) Spring
5 3 (4.35%) JDBC
5 3 (4.35%) JSP
5 3 (4.35%) XSLT
5 3 (4.35%) WSDL
6 2 (2.90%) JAXB
6 2 (2.90%) Middleware
6 2 (2.90%) WCF
6 2 (2.90%) jQuery
6 2 (2.90%) JAX-WS
6 2 (2.90%) JiBX
6 2 (2.90%) POJO
6 2 (2.90%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) NHS
2 5 (7.25%) Clustering
3 3 (4.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.90%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.90%) DTV
4 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.45%) Informatics
5 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.45%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.39%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) UNIX
3 5 (7.25%) Windows XP
4 4 (5.80%) VMS
4 4 (5.80%) OpenVMS
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) Solaris
5 2 (2.90%) Linux
5 2 (2.90%) zOS
6 1 (1.45%) Android
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.49%) Migration
2 9 (13.04%) Integration Testing
3 7 (10.14%) ETL
3 7 (10.14%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (5.80%) Data Analysis
7 3 (4.35%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.35%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.35%) ITIL
7 3 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.90%) TDD
8 2 (2.90%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.90%) Scrum
8 2 (2.90%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.90%) UML
8 2 (2.90%) OO
8 2 (2.90%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) Java
1 16 (23.19%) T-SQL
2 11 (15.94%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.35%) REXX
3 3 (4.35%) C#
4 2 (2.90%) C
4 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) Perl
4 2 (2.90%) PHP
4 2 (2.90%) JCL
5 1 (1.45%) PHP5
5 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
2 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (4.35%) MCP
3 3 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
1 2 (2.90%) HL7
2 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.90%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
2 18 (26.09%) Oracle
3 3 (4.35%) SAP
3 3 (4.35%) VMware
3 3 (4.35%) IBM
4 2 (2.90%) Perforce
4 2 (2.90%) Neverfail
4 2 (2.90%) Cognos
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco
5 1 (1.45%) Sybase
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.45%) ATG
5 1 (1.45%) Teradata
5 1 (1.45%) Tableau
5 1 (1.45%) Nintex
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago