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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 15 7 16
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 48 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 7.41% 14.16% 6.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.36% 40.00% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 16
Median daily rate £350 £450 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +56.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £336 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year - +0.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £21.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +77.38% -35.38%  

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 66 120 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.37% 35.40% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 85 37
Median daily rate £375 £413 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £308 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 -4 21 £360 -20.00% 11
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 38 (50.67%) SQL
2 34 (45.33%) C#
3 29 (38.67%) .NET
4 25 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 23 (30.67%) MVC
6 22 (29.33%) Windows
7 20 (26.67%) HTML
8 19 (25.33%) CSS
9 18 (24.00%) XML
10 17 (22.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (21.33%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
12 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
14 12 (16.00%) Oracle
14 12 (16.00%) HTML5
14 12 (16.00%) CSS3
14 12 (16.00%) jQuery
15 11 (14.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (13.33%) ETL
16 10 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (13.33%) Sitecore
17 9 (12.00%) EPiServer
17 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
17 9 (12.00%) Data Modelling
17 9 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
18 8 (10.67%) Visual Studio
18 8 (10.67%) Umbraco

SQL Server
Top Related 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 9 (12.00%) EPiServer
2 8 (10.67%) Umbraco
3 7 (9.33%) CMS
3 7 (9.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.33%) Confluence
6 1 (1.33%) DNN
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) Immediacy CMS
6 1 (1.33%) Kentico
6 1 (1.33%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.00%) MS Office
2 3 (4.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) OPENContractor
2 1 (1.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.00%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) Firewall
2 4 (5.33%) LDAP
3 3 (4.00%) Extranet
3 3 (4.00%) Internet
3 3 (4.00%) Intranet
4 1 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 11 (14.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (8.00%) DB2
5 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (4.00%) GIS
8 3 (4.00%) Informix
8 3 (4.00%) MySQL
8 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (2.67%) QlikView
9 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (9.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.33%) Subversion
4 4 (5.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 3 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.00%) JUnit
5 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.33%) JIRA
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (65.33%) Developer
2 17 (22.67%) .NET Developer
3 11 (14.67%) C# Developer
4 9 (12.00%) EPiServer Developer
5 8 (10.67%) Sitecore Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Analyst
6 7 (9.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (8.00%) Applications Support
7 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Consultant
8 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Umbraco Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) CMS Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 4 (5.33%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (38.67%) .NET
2 25 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 20 (26.67%) HTML
4 19 (25.33%) CSS
5 18 (24.00%) XML
6 15 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (16.00%) CSS3
7 12 (16.00%) HTML5
7 12 (16.00%) jQuery
8 8 (10.67%) AngularJS
9 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
10 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (8.00%) XSLT
11 4 (5.33%) Entity Framework
11 4 (5.33%) JSON
11 4 (5.33%) SOAP
11 4 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (5.33%) Web Services
11 4 (5.33%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (5.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) User Experience
3 2 (2.67%) Fintech
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.33%) Windows
2 7 (9.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.33%) Unix
4 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Android
6 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.67%) MVC
2 16 (21.33%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (13.33%) ETL
4 9 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (8.00%) Data Management
5 6 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.67%) Data Extraction
7 4 (5.33%) Analytics
7 4 (5.33%) Logistics
7 4 (5.33%) Migration
7 4 (5.33%) Project Management
7 4 (5.33%) SDLC
7 4 (5.33%) SOA
7 4 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.33%) Visualisation
7 4 (5.33%) Workflow
8 3 (4.00%) DevOps
8 3 (4.00%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (4.00%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.67%) SQL
2 34 (45.33%) C#
3 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (9.33%) Java
6 6 (8.00%) VBScript
7 5 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.00%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.33%) Python
9 1 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.33%) XenApp
2 1 (1.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.00%) Oracle
3 10 (13.33%) Sitecore
4 5 (6.67%) Citrix
5 4 (5.33%) Civica
5 4 (5.33%) VMware
6 3 (4.00%) Google
6 3 (4.00%) IDERA
6 3 (4.00%) Nintex
6 3 (4.00%) Tableau
7 2 (2.67%) Capita
7 2 (2.67%) Sybase
7 2 (2.67%) Teradata
8 1 (1.33%) Alterian
8 1 (1.33%) HP
8 1 (1.33%) Perforce
8 1 (1.33%) SAP
8 1 (1.33%) Sun
8 1 (1.33%) Talend