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 3 months to 29 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 2 9
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Contract jobs citing SQL 30 86 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 9.40% 25.44% 9.86%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.00% 62.32% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 72 27
Median daily rate £361 £405 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.80% +68.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £315 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +63.26% -18.33%  

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 100 138 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 31.35% 40.83% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 109 45
Median daily rate £350 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £291 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £15.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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 -9 22 £400 -5.88% 11
Birkenhead +4 1 £350 -33.33% 6
Wirral -1 1 £301 +20.20% 1
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 35 (50.72%) SQL Server
2 23 (33.33%) Oracle
3 21 (30.43%) C#
4 16 (23.19%) HTML
4 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
4 16 (23.19%) .NET
5 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (20.29%) CSS
7 13 (18.84%) Java
7 13 (18.84%) Windows
7 13 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (17.39%) XML
9 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET
9 11 (15.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (15.94%) PowerShell
10 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (14.49%) MySQL
10 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
10 10 (14.49%) Linux
11 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (13.04%) Spring
12 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (11.59%) MVC
13 7 (10.14%) Firewall
13 7 (10.14%) ETL
13 7 (10.14%) Scrum
13 7 (10.14%) VMware
13 7 (10.14%) TDD
13 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
13 7 (10.14%) Data Warehouse

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 6 (8.70%) Umbraco
2 4 (5.80%) EPiServer
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.90%) CMS
4 2 (2.90%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) OPENContractor
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (50.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (14.49%) MySQL
4 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (11.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (10.14%) MongoDB
6 7 (10.14%) NoSQL
7 6 (8.70%) Oracle Database
7 6 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (5.80%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (5.80%) QlikView
9 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
10 3 (4.35%) DB2
10 3 (4.35%) Informix
10 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Git (software)
1 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.45%) JDeveloper
4 1 (1.45%) JUnit
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (5.80%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Front Office
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) .NET Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) C# Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Consultant
5 6 (8.70%) SQL Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Applications Support
6 5 (7.25%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
6 5 (7.25%) Sitecore Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) EPiServer Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Umbraco Developer
8 3 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Principal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) .NET
1 16 (23.19%) HTML
2 14 (20.29%) CSS
3 12 (17.39%) XML
4 11 (15.94%) ASP.NET
5 9 (13.04%) Spring
6 7 (10.14%) .NET Framework
6 7 (10.14%) RESTful
6 7 (10.14%) Spring Boot
7 6 (8.70%) XSLT
8 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (7.25%) CSS3
8 5 (7.25%) Web Services
9 4 (5.80%) HTML5
9 4 (5.80%) jQuery
9 4 (5.80%) REST
10 3 (4.35%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.35%) Entity Framework
10 3 (4.35%) J2EE
11 2 (2.90%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Windows
2 10 (14.49%) Linux
3 4 (5.80%) Unix
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.45%) Android
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.84%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (11.59%) MVC
4 7 (10.14%) API Design
4 7 (10.14%) BDD
4 7 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (10.14%) Data Modelling
4 7 (10.14%) ETL
4 7 (10.14%) Front End Development
4 7 (10.14%) Kanban
4 7 (10.14%) Microservices
4 7 (10.14%) Open Source
4 7 (10.14%) Scrum
4 7 (10.14%) TDD
5 6 (8.70%) Coaching
5 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.70%) DevOps
6 4 (5.80%) Data Management
6 4 (5.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) C#
2 16 (23.19%) JavaScript
3 13 (18.84%) Java
4 11 (15.94%) PowerShell
5 6 (8.70%) VBScript
6 5 (7.25%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.90%) Python
9 2 (2.90%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.45%) Delphi
10 1 (1.45%) Perl
10 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.90%) COBIT
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.14%) VMware
4 6 (8.70%) Sitecore
5 4 (5.80%) Civica
6 3 (4.35%) IDERA
6 3 (4.35%) Tableau
7 2 (2.90%) Capita
7 2 (2.90%) Software AG
7 2 (2.90%) Teradata
7 2 (2.90%) webMethods
8 1 (1.45%) Citrix
8 1 (1.45%) HP
8 1 (1.45%) SAP
8 1 (1.45%) Sybase
8 1 (1.45%) Talend
Wirral, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool
ECOM
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago