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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 8 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 30 59 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.67% 23.41% 13.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 35.71% 64.84% 35.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 9
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£303 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £171 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.30% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.71 £21.50 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.23% +22.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
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
84 91 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.68% 36.11% 37.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 30
Average daily rate £320 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
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 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 24 £305 -6.15% 27
St Helens +1 1 £310 -
Wirral - - - - 4
Southport - - - -
Birkenhead - - - - 1
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 20 (35.71%) Oracle
3 18 (32.14%) .NET
4 14 (25.00%) NHS
5 13 (23.21%) C#
5 13 (23.21%) PL/SQL
5 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
6 11 (19.64%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (19.64%) T-SQL
6 11 (19.64%) HTML
7 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
7 10 (17.86%) QA
8 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (16.07%) Java
8 9 (16.07%) JavaScript
8 9 (16.07%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (14.29%) UNIX
9 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (14.29%) Finance
10 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (12.50%) XML
10 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 7 (12.50%) ISEB
10 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
10 7 (12.50%) Degree
11 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
11 6 (10.71%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (8.93%) ETL
12 5 (8.93%) Web Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.93%) Umbraco
3 4 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.79%) SAS
5 1 (1.79%) OpenEdge
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.79%) AquaLogic
5 1 (1.79%) JCAPS
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) GitHub
1 1 (1.79%) PaaS
1 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) LAN
1 2 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (1.79%) MGCP
2 1 (1.79%) H.323
2 1 (1.79%) CTI
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.64%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (16.07%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
6 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
6 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
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%) QlikView
9 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (3.57%) Siebel EIM
9 2 (3.57%) OLAP
9 2 (3.57%) DTS
10 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (7.14%) TestComplete
2 4 (7.14%) Selenium
2 4 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.57%) Ant
4 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.79%) NUnit
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Games
3 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Developer
2 20 (35.71%) Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.93%) NHS Information Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) QA Tester
6 4 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Oracle Financials Developer
6 4 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Tester
7 3 (5.36%) DBA
7 3 (5.36%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.36%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Siebel Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.14%) .NET
2 11 (19.64%) HTML
3 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
4 7 (12.50%) XML
5 5 (8.93%) Web Services
5 5 (8.93%) HTML5
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
6 4 (7.14%) jQuery
7 3 (5.36%) XSLT
7 3 (5.36%) WCF
8 2 (3.57%) Ajax
8 2 (3.57%) MDX
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
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
9 1 (1.79%) WSDL
9 1 (1.79%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) NHS
2 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) IVR
3 1 (1.79%) Social Gaming
3 1 (1.79%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Online Games
3 1 (1.79%) Statistics
3 1 (1.79%) Data Extraction
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%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 5 (8.93%) ETL
3 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
3 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.93%) TDD
3 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (8.93%) Security Testing
4 4 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 4 (7.14%) Load Testing
4 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 4 (7.14%) Line Management
4 4 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.14%) MVC
4 4 (7.14%) CRM
4 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.36%) Content Management
5 3 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (5.36%) Web Development
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%) C
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
7 1 (1.79%) C++
7 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) ISEB
1 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) HL7
3 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.79%) LiteSpeed
1 1 (1.79%) XenApp
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
1 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 20 (35.71%) Oracle
2 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) Siebel
4 3 (5.36%) Informatica
5 2 (3.57%) Cognos
6 1 (1.79%) Trillium
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%) CommVault
6 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.79%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.79%) VMware
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