Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 23 April 2019 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 5 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 85 56 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.27% 11.89% 12.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.87% 36.84% 33.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 47 47
Merseyside median daily rate £433 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.39% +14.14% -9.39%
10th Percentile £270 £218 £285
90th Percentile £558 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Merseyside median hourly rate £24.00 £17.74 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% +26.71% -13.31%
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% +1.35% +5.71%

SQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 203 152 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 46.03% 32.27% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 108 152
Merseyside median daily rate £449 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.19% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £250
90th Percentile £551 £500 £500
North West median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £23.75 £12.58 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.87% -21.41% -60.00%
North West median hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +8.11%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Merseyside

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Merseyside

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Merseyside over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Merseyside

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Merseyside

SQL
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 within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 23 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +2 60 £450 +12.57% 22
Bootle -1 7 £495 +9.94%
Southport - 5 £250 -
Wirral +2 1 £338 +107.69%
St Helens - 1 £370 - 1
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for SQL.

1 32 (37.65%) .NET
2 30 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 29 (34.12%) C#
3 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (32.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (28.24%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (27.06%) CRM
7 22 (25.88%) Dynamics CRM
8 21 (24.71%) Dynamics 365
9 20 (23.53%) SharePoint
10 19 (22.35%) ITIL
10 19 (22.35%) Case Management
10 19 (22.35%) Office 365
11 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (21.18%) API Development
11 18 (21.18%) Service Management
11 18 (21.18%) Workflow
12 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 17 (20.00%) API Integration
13 16 (18.82%) Continuous Deployment
14 15 (17.65%) Retail
15 13 (15.29%) Unix
16 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
16 11 (12.94%) SDLC
17 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 9 (10.59%) Data Warehouse
18 9 (10.59%) Oracle
19 8 (9.41%) PL/SQL
19 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce

SQL
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 20 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.24%) SAS
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.18%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.18%) FormScape
3 1 (1.18%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 22 (25.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.71%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 28 (32.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (28.24%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (24.71%) Dynamics 365
4 19 (22.35%) Office 365
5 3 (3.53%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.18%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.18%) IaaS
6 1 (1.18%) PaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) ATM
2 1 (1.18%) Firewall
2 1 (1.18%) HTTP
2 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (10.59%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (9.41%) Power BI
5 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.53%) OLAP
9 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.18%) Big Data
10 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.18%) QlikView
10 1 (1.18%) Spatial Data
10 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.53%) Hamcrest
3 3 (3.53%) JUnit
3 3 (3.53%) Mockito
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (3.53%) Selenium
4 2 (2.35%) Maven
4 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (17.65%) Retail
2 4 (4.71%) Finance
3 3 (3.53%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Front Office
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (57.65%) Developer
2 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 15 (17.65%) Analyst
4 8 (9.41%) .NET Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Data Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) SQL Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Architect
6 6 (7.06%) Java Developer
6 6 (7.06%) SQL Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (4.71%) CRM Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.53%) OLAP Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Power BI Developer
9 3 (3.53%) SSIS Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) SSRS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (37.65%) .NET
2 7 (8.24%) Web Services
3 6 (7.06%) RESTful
3 6 (7.06%) Spring
3 6 (7.06%) Spring Boot
4 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (3.53%) JMS
5 3 (3.53%) Kafka
5 3 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (3.53%) SOAP
6 2 (2.35%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.35%) CSS
6 2 (2.35%) Entity Framework
6 2 (2.35%) JSON
6 2 (2.35%) Lambda Expressions
6 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.18%) COM
7 1 (1.18%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) User Experience
2 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.18%) Equities
4 1 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) NHS
4 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Unix
2 4 (4.71%) Linux
2 4 (4.71%) Windows
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.18%) Solaris
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.06%) CRM
3 19 (22.35%) Case Management
3 19 (22.35%) ITIL
4 18 (21.18%) API Development
4 18 (21.18%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (21.18%) Service Management
4 18 (21.18%) Workflow
5 17 (20.00%) API Integration
6 16 (18.82%) Continuous Deployment
7 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (12.94%) SDLC
8 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
9 7 (8.24%) MVC
9 7 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (8.24%) Test Automation
10 6 (7.06%) Migration
10 6 (7.06%) Scrum
10 6 (7.06%) Visualisation
11 5 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.12%) C#
2 8 (9.41%) PL/SQL
3 7 (8.24%) Java
3 7 (8.24%) T-SQL
4 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.53%) Java 8
6 2 (2.35%) C
6 2 (2.35%) Python
6 2 (2.35%) R
6 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.18%) Perl
7 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.71%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 30 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.59%) Oracle
3 6 (7.06%) SAP
4 5 (5.88%) Google
5 4 (4.71%) Siebel
5 4 (4.71%) Tableau
5 4 (4.71%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.35%) Citrix
6 2 (2.35%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.35%) Twitter
7 1 (1.18%) ESRI
7 1 (1.18%) Orchard
7 1 (1.18%) Sun
7 1 (1.18%) Sybase
7 1 (1.18%) VMware