Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL 88 62 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.13% 11.59% 15.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 51.46% 23.94% 44.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 42 59
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £364 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.02% +7.86% +8.00%
10th Percentile £203 £313 £258
90th Percentile £475 £449 £425
North West median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Merseyside median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.72% -35.56% +4.65%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +36.36% -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 171 259 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 37.17% 48.41% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 185 130
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £225 £288 £263
90th Percentile £486 £488 £501
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Merseyside median hourly rate £18.50 £14.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.59% -37.63% +8.14%
10th Percentile £15.70 £11.40 £12.33
90th Percentile £21.30 £18.23 £33.28
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year -10.83% +37.72% -22.97%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 75 £381 +6.57% 48
Wirral 0 5 £163 -63.89% 1
Bootle - 3 £403 - 1
St Helens - 2 £413 - 1
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 37 (42.05%) SQL Server
2 31 (35.23%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (32.95%) ETL
4 25 (28.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (26.14%) Power BI
7 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 20 (22.73%) Relational Database
9 19 (21.59%) SAP
10 18 (20.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (17.05%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (15.91%) Windows
13 14 (15.91%) JavaScript
14 13 (14.77%) Java
14 13 (14.77%) Oracle
14 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
15 12 (13.64%) Data Modelling
16 11 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (12.50%) AngularJS
17 10 (11.36%) Office 365
17 10 (11.36%) Azure SQL Database
17 10 (11.36%) Dimensional Modelling
17 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
17 10 (11.36%) XML
17 10 (11.36%) Active Directory
17 10 (11.36%) Finance
17 10 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
18 9 (10.23%) HTML
18 9 (10.23%) Test Automation

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 (6.82%) Apache Solr
1 6 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.68%) Mule
3 4 (4.55%) IIS
4 2 (2.27%) Apache
4 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.14%) SAP Business One
3 1 (1.14%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (28.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.36%) Office 365
3 8 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (5.68%) Apigee
5 1 (1.14%) IaaS
5 1 (1.14%) PaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.14%) DHCP
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) LAN
3 1 (1.14%) VPN
3 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (42.05%) SQL Server
2 24 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (26.14%) Power BI
4 20 (22.73%) Relational Database
5 18 (20.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (17.05%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (11.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (9.09%) MongoDB
10 6 (6.82%) MySQL
10 6 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (5.68%) Big Data
11 5 (5.68%) QlikView
11 5 (5.68%) RDBMS
12 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
13 3 (3.41%) MS Access
13 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
14 2 (2.27%) OLAP
14 2 (2.27%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.23%) Maven
3 7 (7.95%) Eclipse
4 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.82%) Selenium
5 5 (5.68%) JMeter
5 5 (5.68%) Mercurial
5 5 (5.68%) NeoLoad
5 5 (5.68%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.41%) JIRA
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.14%) Appium
8 1 (1.14%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
8 1 (1.14%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (11.36%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Banking
2 3 (3.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Advertising
3 1 (1.14%) Automotive
3 1 (1.14%) Electronics
3 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.14%) Marketing
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (63.64%) Developer
2 23 (26.14%) SQL Developer
3 18 (20.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 10 (11.36%) SQL BI Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Analyst
6 8 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Power BI Developer
7 7 (7.95%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
7 7 (7.95%) Senior Developer
8 6 (6.82%) Azure Developer
8 6 (6.82%) ETL Developer
8 6 (6.82%) SSIS Developer
9 5 (5.68%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Network Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) PHP Developer
10 4 (4.55%) SAP BI Developer
10 4 (4.55%) SAP Developer
10 4 (4.55%) Server Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Test Analyst
11 3 (3.41%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 10 (11.36%) XML
3 9 (10.23%) HTML
4 8 (9.09%) CSS
4 8 (9.09%) Web Services
5 7 (7.95%) JSON
5 7 (7.95%) Lucene
6 6 (6.82%) .NET
6 6 (6.82%) Hibernate
6 6 (6.82%) JMS
6 6 (6.82%) Spring
7 5 (5.68%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (5.68%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (5.68%) GWT
7 5 (5.68%) JPA
7 5 (5.68%) RESTful
7 5 (5.68%) Sass
7 5 (5.68%) Spring Batch
7 5 (5.68%) Vaadin
8 4 (4.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Data Structures
2 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.14%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.14%) NHS
3 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.91%) Windows
2 13 (14.77%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.68%) Linux
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.23%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (32.95%) ETL
3 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.64%) Data Modelling
5 10 (11.36%) Dimensional Modelling
5 10 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (10.23%) Analytics
6 9 (10.23%) Test Automation
7 8 (9.09%) BDD
7 8 (9.09%) CRM
7 8 (9.09%) TDD
8 7 (7.95%) Dashboard Development
8 7 (7.95%) Data Analytics
9 6 (6.82%) API Development
9 6 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.82%) Data Analysis
9 6 (6.82%) Scrum
9 6 (6.82%) Visualisation
10 5 (5.68%) OO
10 5 (5.68%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.91%) JavaScript
2 13 (14.77%) Java
3 8 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 7 (7.95%) C#
5 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.55%) PHP
7 3 (3.41%) VBA
8 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.27%) VB
9 1 (1.14%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.14%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) PMO
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) Docker
3 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Kibana
1 5 (5.68%) logstash
2 2 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.14%) Nagios
3 1 (1.14%) OpenView
3 1 (1.14%) OVSD
3 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (21.59%) SAP
3 13 (14.77%) Oracle
4 6 (6.82%) Tableau
5 5 (5.68%) Google
6 2 (2.27%) IBM
6 2 (2.27%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.27%) Siebel
6 2 (2.27%) Sybase
6 2 (2.27%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix
7 1 (1.14%) Cognos
7 1 (1.14%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.14%) Dundas
7 1 (1.14%) HP
7 1 (1.14%) Informatica
7 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.14%) Virgin Media
7 1 (1.14%) VMware
7 1 (1.14%) Zend