Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 5 3
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL 50 90 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 10.25% 14.95% 15.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.52% 43.48% 55.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 50 57
Merseyside median daily rate £356 £334 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +6.80% +0.81%
10th Percentile £313 £260 £173
90th Percentile £446 £425 £425
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.74 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.16% +4.65% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.32 £11.05 £20.75
90th Percentile £18.87 £23.95 £22.25
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +81.82% -40.54% +97.33%

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 222 207 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 45.49% 34.39% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 118 96
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £294 £275 £181
90th Percentile £488 £479 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.74 £23.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.70% +8.14% +14.67%
10th Percentile £12.32 £12.33 £20.75
90th Percentile £18.87 £33.28 £22.25
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £29.53 £37.50
% change year-on-year +35.48% -21.27% +30.43%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -5 39 £350 +3.70% 13
Southport +6 5 £375 +7.14% 1
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (24.00%) .NET
2 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
3 11 (22.00%) Finance
4 10 (20.00%) C#
5 9 (18.00%) Oracle
5 9 (18.00%) NoSQL
6 8 (16.00%) MongoDB
6 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (16.00%) MySQL
6 8 (16.00%) Scrum
7 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (14.00%) Data Modelling
7 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (12.00%) SAS
8 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (12.00%) ITIL
8 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.00%) MVC
9 5 (10.00%) TDD
9 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.00%) Project Management
9 5 (10.00%) SAML
9 5 (10.00%) T-SQL
9 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (10.00%) XML

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 (12.00%) SAS
2 3 (6.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) IaaS
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Skype
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.00%) NoSQL
3 8 (16.00%) MongoDB
3 8 (16.00%) MySQL
4 7 (14.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (14.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (8.00%) Redis
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
9 1 (2.00%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
1 3 (6.00%) Liquibase
2 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.00%) Toad
3 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (34.00%) Developer
2 15 (30.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Data Manager
5 4 (8.00%) DBA
5 4 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Excel Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Report Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (4.00%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) SAS Modeller
7 2 (4.00%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.00%) SAML
2 5 (10.00%) XML
3 4 (8.00%) CSS
3 4 (8.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 4 (8.00%) Spring
4 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.00%) jQuery
4 3 (6.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) Autofac
5 2 (4.00%) Ember.js
5 2 (4.00%) JSON
5 2 (4.00%) React
5 2 (4.00%) REST
5 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 2 (4.00%) Web Services
5 2 (4.00%) XSD
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Data Structures
2 4 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.00%) Credit Risk
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) Linux
1 4 (8.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Android
2 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.00%) Unix
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.00%) Scrum
3 7 (14.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.00%) ITIL
4 6 (12.00%) MVC
5 5 (10.00%) Open Source
5 5 (10.00%) Project Management
5 5 (10.00%) TDD
5 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.00%) CRM
7 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.00%) Logistic Regression
7 3 (6.00%) Migration
7 3 (6.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (6.00%) Service Management
7 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) C#
2 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.00%) Java
5 3 (6.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) R
6 2 (4.00%) Apple Swift
6 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.00%) Teradata
3 3 (6.00%) Xamarin
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix
4 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) TSYS
5 1 (2.00%) VMware