Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 95 47 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 18.77% 9.89% 15.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.47% 23.74% 42.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 32 56
Merseyside median daily rate £393 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% +3.32% +8.40%
10th Percentile £260 £313 £259
90th Percentile £564 £449 £425
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Merseyside median hourly rate £23.00 £17.74 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.65% +9.17% +20.37%
10th Percentile £22.20 £12.86 £8.65
90th Percentile £23.80 £18.87 £23.93
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +81.82% -40.54%

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 196 198 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 38.74% 41.68% 35.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 136 124
Merseyside median daily rate £393 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £267 £300 £263
90th Percentile £550 £494 £496
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £22.00 £17.74 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.01% -21.16% -43.75%
10th Percentile £16.40 £12.86 £8.70
90th Percentile £23.60 £18.87 £31.95
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +40.35% -23.49%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 +9 81 £393 +14.18% 39
Bootle - 5 £540 - 1
Wirral - 4 £250 - 4
St Helens - 1 £350 - 1
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 38 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (33.68%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (32.63%) ETL
4 27 (28.42%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (25.26%) Power BI
7 23 (24.21%) Relational Database
7 23 (24.21%) Microsoft
8 19 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
8 19 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (18.95%) SAP
10 16 (16.84%) Oracle
10 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (14.74%) PL/SQL
11 14 (14.74%) Data Modelling
12 13 (13.68%) Unix
12 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (12.63%) Windows
13 12 (12.63%) Windows Server
14 11 (11.58%) CRM
14 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
14 11 (11.58%) Maven
15 10 (10.53%) Retail
15 10 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
15 10 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
15 10 (10.53%) Office 365
15 10 (10.53%) Git (software)
15 10 (10.53%) Java
15 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
15 10 (10.53%) Dynamics 365

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 7 (7.37%) Apache Solr
1 7 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (6.32%) Mule
3 4 (4.21%) SAS
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) Apache
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.05%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 25 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
2 10 (10.53%) Office 365
3 6 (6.32%) Apigee
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.05%) Azure Functions
4 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.05%) IaaS
4 1 (1.05%) PaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (1.05%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (2.11%) ATM
2 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.05%) DHCP
3 1 (1.05%) DNS
3 1 (1.05%) HTTP
3 1 (1.05%) Internet
3 1 (1.05%) LAN
3 1 (1.05%) VPN
3 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (28.42%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (25.26%) Power BI
4 23 (24.21%) Relational Database
5 19 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
5 19 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (13.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (9.47%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (7.37%) MySQL
8 7 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (7.37%) RDBMS
9 6 (6.32%) MongoDB
10 5 (5.26%) Big Data
10 5 (5.26%) QlikView
10 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (3.16%) MS Access
11 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
11 3 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (2.11%) OLAP
12 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Maven
2 10 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
3 7 (7.37%) Selenium
4 6 (6.32%) Eclipse
4 6 (6.32%) JMeter
4 6 (6.32%) Mercurial
4 6 (6.32%) NeoLoad
4 6 (6.32%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.16%) JIRA
6 2 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.05%) Appium
7 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (10.53%) Retail
2 8 (8.42%) Finance
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Electronics
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (57.89%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) SQL Developer
3 19 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Analyst
5 10 (10.53%) SQL BI Developer
6 8 (8.42%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Senior Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Architect
7 7 (7.37%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Power BI Developer
7 7 (7.37%) SSIS Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Azure Developer
8 6 (6.32%) ETL Developer
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Data Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) SAP BI Developer
9 4 (4.21%) SAP Developer
9 4 (4.21%) SSRS Developer
10 3 (3.16%) MuleSoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) XML
2 8 (8.42%) AngularJS
2 8 (8.42%) HTML
2 8 (8.42%) Web Services
3 7 (7.37%) CSS
3 7 (7.37%) Hibernate
3 7 (7.37%) JMS
3 7 (7.37%) JSON
3 7 (7.37%) Lucene
3 7 (7.37%) RESTful
3 7 (7.37%) Spring
4 6 (6.32%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (6.32%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (6.32%) GWT
4 6 (6.32%) JPA
4 6 (6.32%) Sass
4 6 (6.32%) Spring Batch
4 6 (6.32%) Vaadin
5 5 (5.26%) .NET
6 2 (2.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.05%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.05%) NHS
3 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.68%) Unix
2 12 (12.63%) Windows
2 12 (12.63%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.32%) Linux
4 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.68%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (32.63%) ETL
3 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.74%) Data Modelling
5 11 (11.58%) CRM
6 10 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
7 9 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.47%) SDLC
8 8 (8.42%) Analytics
8 8 (8.42%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.42%) Visualisation
9 7 (7.37%) BDD
9 7 (7.37%) Dashboard Development
9 7 (7.37%) Data Analytics
9 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.37%) Migration
9 7 (7.37%) TDD
10 6 (6.32%) API Development
10 6 (6.32%) Microservices
10 6 (6.32%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) PL/SQL
2 11 (11.58%) T-SQL
3 10 (10.53%) Java
3 10 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.32%) C#
5 3 (3.16%) VBA
6 2 (2.11%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.11%) VB
7 1 (1.05%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.05%) PMO
2 1 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) Docker
2 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Kibana
1 6 (6.32%) logstash
2 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.05%) Nagios
3 1 (1.05%) OpenView
3 1 (1.05%) OVSD
3 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (24.21%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.95%) SAP
3 16 (16.84%) Oracle
4 7 (7.37%) Google
4 7 (7.37%) Tableau
5 5 (5.26%) MuleSoft
6 3 (3.16%) Citrix
7 2 (2.11%) Sybase
8 1 (1.05%) Cognos
8 1 (1.05%) Dundas
8 1 (1.05%) ESRI
8 1 (1.05%) HP
8 1 (1.05%) IBM
8 1 (1.05%) Informatica
8 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.05%) Siebel
8 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.05%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.05%) Virgin Media
8 1 (1.05%) VMware