The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 21 13
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 36 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 10.78% 6.13% 6.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.96% 17.39% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 17
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £18.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.25
% change year-on-year +20.96% +40.45%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 106 115 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 31.74% 35.28% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 56 43
Median daily rate £413 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £9.00 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -51.24%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Merseyside

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Merseyside

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Merseyside over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Merseyside

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Merseyside

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 27 £355 +9.23% 12
Wirral - 5 £350 - 2
Birkenhead - 2 £350 - 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 31 (51.67%) SQL
2 21 (35.00%) .NET
3 20 (33.33%) C#
4 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
5 17 (28.33%) HTML
5 17 (28.33%) CSS
6 16 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 14 (23.33%) MVC
9 12 (20.00%) Migration
9 12 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (18.33%) Sitecore
11 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (16.67%) MongoDB
11 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 10 (16.67%) Windows
11 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (15.00%) Oracle
12 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (13.33%) jQuery
13 8 (13.33%) Umbraco
13 8 (13.33%) Linux
14 7 (11.67%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (11.67%) Data Integration
14 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
15 6 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (10.00%) Git (software)

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.33%) Umbraco
2 6 (10.00%) CMS
2 6 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (8.33%) EPiServer
4 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.00%) Apache
5 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.67%) Confluence
7 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Office 365
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.67%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) SAN
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) DSL
3 1 (1.67%) FTP
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.67%) MPLS
3 1 (1.67%) NAS
3 1 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.67%) VRRP
3 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 9 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (11.67%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (6.67%) MySQL
8 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (5.00%) DB2
9 3 (5.00%) GIS
9 3 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (3.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
4 1 (1.67%) Moq
4 1 (1.67%) MSTest
4 1 (1.67%) NUnit
4 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Front Office
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (58.33%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) .NET Developer
3 9 (15.00%) DBA
4 8 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Sitecore Developer
4 8 (13.33%) SQL DBA
5 7 (11.67%) C# Developer
5 7 (11.67%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (8.33%) Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (8.33%) EPiServer Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
6 5 (8.33%) Umbraco Developer
7 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (6.67%) SSIS Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (5.00%) MongoDB DBA
8 3 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (35.00%) .NET
2 17 (28.33%) CSS
2 17 (28.33%) HTML
3 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (13.33%) jQuery
6 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.33%) Ember.js
7 5 (8.33%) Hibernate
7 5 (8.33%) HTML5
7 5 (8.33%) RESTful
7 5 (8.33%) Spring
8 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (6.67%) Entity Framework
8 4 (6.67%) React
9 3 (5.00%) CSS3
9 3 (5.00%) JSP
9 3 (5.00%) LINQ
9 3 (5.00%) SOAP
9 3 (5.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.33%) FMCG
3 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.67%) Windows
2 8 (13.33%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.33%) HPUX
6 1 (1.67%) Android
6 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) MVC
2 12 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (20.00%) Migration
3 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.67%) Data Integration
5 6 (10.00%) ETL
6 5 (8.33%) Logistics
6 5 (8.33%) TDD
7 4 (6.67%) BDD
7 4 (6.67%) Coaching
7 4 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (6.67%) Kanban
7 4 (6.67%) Microservices
7 4 (6.67%) OO
7 4 (6.67%) Scrum
8 3 (5.00%) Data Management
8 3 (5.00%) ITIL
8 3 (5.00%) ITSM
8 3 (5.00%) OOD
8 3 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (51.67%) SQL
2 20 (33.33%) C#
3 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.00%) Java
4 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Ansible
1 1 (1.67%) SCCM
1 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
1 1 (1.67%) vMotion
1 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Sitecore
2 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.00%) Oracle
4 6 (10.00%) HP
5 4 (6.67%) VMware
6 3 (5.00%) Citrix
7 2 (3.33%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco
7 2 (3.33%) SAP
7 2 (3.33%) Sybase
7 2 (3.33%) Teradata
7 2 (3.33%) Veeam
8 1 (1.67%) Dell
8 1 (1.67%) Meraki
8 1 (1.67%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.67%) SonicWALL