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 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL 73 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.91% 11.84% 19.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 57.48% 35.80% 54.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 25
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£310 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £268 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.71 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.81% -40.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.38 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +3.30%
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
127 81 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 32.90% 33.06% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 48 55
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £445 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 September 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 1 September 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 +7 64 £313 +2.45% 27
St Helens -1 1 £240 -22.58% 1
Wirral - 1 £275 - 4
SQL
North West

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 43 (35.83%) SQL Server
2 31 (25.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (25.00%) Windows
4 29 (24.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (22.50%) ETL
5 27 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 25 (20.83%) Finance
7 24 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (18.33%) ITIL
8 22 (18.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (16.67%) Oracle
11 19 (15.83%) T-SQL
12 17 (14.17%) .NET
12 17 (14.17%) DB2
13 16 (13.33%) C#
14 15 (12.50%) IBM
15 13 (10.83%) SSL
16 12 (10.00%) zOS
16 12 (10.00%) Middleware
16 12 (10.00%) Mainframe
16 12 (10.00%) UNIX
16 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
16 12 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
17 10 (8.33%) SDLC
17 10 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (8.33%) Sybase
17 10 (8.33%) PL/SQL
17 10 (8.33%) NHS

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (6.67%) IIS
2 7 (5.83%) MQSeries
3 6 (5.00%) CICS
4 3 (2.50%) SAS
4 3 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.83%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.83%) CMS
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.83%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 12 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.83%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.83%) SSL
2 7 (5.83%) Kerberos
2 7 (5.83%) DNS
2 7 (5.83%) Firewall
2 7 (5.83%) SSH
3 6 (5.00%) SMTP
3 6 (5.00%) FTP
3 6 (5.00%) HTTP
4 1 (0.83%) DHCP
4 1 (0.83%) SAN
4 1 (0.83%) NAS
4 1 (0.83%) Wireless
4 1 (0.83%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (35.83%) SQL Server
2 31 (25.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (24.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (18.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (14.17%) DB2
7 10 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (5.00%) Relational Database
10 5 (4.17%) MySQL
10 5 (4.17%) OLTP
11 4 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (2.50%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (2.50%) QlikView
13 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.83%) OLAP
14 1 (0.83%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 9 (7.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (5.83%) SoapUI
3 4 (3.33%) Selenium
4 3 (2.50%) Subversion
4 3 (2.50%) JUnit
4 3 (2.50%) eggPlant
5 2 (1.67%) Ant
5 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.67%) Maven
5 2 (1.67%) JIRA
5 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.83%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.83%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.83%) MSBuild
General
1 25 (20.83%) Finance
2 8 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
4 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Games
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (35.00%) Analyst
2 32 (26.67%) Developer
3 17 (14.17%) Support Analyst
4 14 (11.67%) Applications Support
5 12 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 10 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) .NET Developer
7 7 (5.83%) Test Analyst
7 7 (5.83%) Teradata Analyst
8 6 (5.00%) Security Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Information Security Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Information Analyst
9 5 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (4.17%) Consultant
9 5 (4.17%) DBA
10 4 (3.33%) Architect
10 4 (3.33%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) DB2 DBA
10 4 (3.33%) NHS Information Analyst
10 4 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (14.17%) .NET
2 12 (10.00%) Middleware
3 9 (7.50%) HTML
4 8 (6.67%) XML
5 7 (5.83%) ISPF
6 6 (5.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.33%) SOAP
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (2.50%) WCF
8 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.50%) Web Services
8 3 (2.50%) CSS
8 3 (2.50%) MDX
9 2 (1.67%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.67%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (1.67%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.67%) jQuery
10 1 (0.83%) WPF
10 1 (0.83%) CakePHP
10 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 10 (8.33%) NHS
3 9 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.00%) Clustering
5 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.50%) Informatics
6 3 (2.50%) Data Extraction
7 2 (1.67%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.83%) DTV
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.00%) Windows
2 12 (10.00%) zOS
2 12 (10.00%) UNIX
3 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.67%) VMS
7 2 (1.67%) OpenVMS
7 2 (1.67%) Linux
7 2 (1.67%) Windows CE
7 2 (1.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.50%) ETL
2 24 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (18.33%) ITIL
4 21 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.33%) SDLC
6 8 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 8 (6.67%) Migration
7 7 (5.83%) Information Security
7 7 (5.83%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.83%) System Testing
7 7 (5.83%) Waterfall
8 6 (5.00%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.00%) Data Transformation
8 6 (5.00%) Patch Management
8 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.00%) MVC
9 5 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.17%) SOA
9 5 (4.17%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.83%) T-SQL
2 16 (13.33%) C#
3 10 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 9 (7.50%) Java
5 8 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.67%) REXX
6 7 (5.83%) JCL
7 5 (4.17%) C
8 3 (2.50%) C++
8 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.67%) CLIST
9 2 (1.67%) PHP
9 2 (1.67%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.67%) VB
10 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.83%) ABAP
10 1 (0.83%) VBA
10 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 6 (5.00%) MCP
2 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.67%) ISEB
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.00%) Time Sharing Option
2 8 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.83%) RACF
3 7 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.83%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 6 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
1 6 (5.00%) zSecure
2 2 (1.67%) BladeLogic
2 2 (1.67%) SCCM
3 1 (0.83%) SCOM
3 1 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 20 (16.67%) Oracle
3 15 (12.50%) IBM
4 10 (8.33%) Sybase
5 9 (7.50%) Teradata
6 8 (6.67%) VMware
7 7 (5.83%) MicroStrategy
7 7 (5.83%) CA
8 6 (5.00%) Cognos
8 6 (5.00%) Tableau
9 3 (2.50%) SAP
10 2 (1.67%) Unisys
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco
11 1 (0.83%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.83%) HP
11 1 (0.83%) Nintex
11 1 (0.83%) Netezza
11 1 (0.83%) MEDITECH
11 1 (0.83%) Remedy
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