Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 70 82 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.22% 12.67% 21.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.94% 30.15% 56.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 53 99
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -4.61% +26.67%
10th Percentile £201 £301 £263
90th Percentile £488 £475 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Merseyside median hourly rate - £15.50 £13.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.51% -20.48%
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £26.83
% change year-on-year +15.38% +21.13% +16.65%

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 163 272 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 35.43% 42.04% 37.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 200 162
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £255
90th Percentile £488 £500 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.50 £15.75 £13.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.63% +13.31% -20.48%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.38 £9.53
90th Percentile £14.49 £33.75 £17.87
North West median hourly rate £36.13 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -9.69% +12.68% +2.90%

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 June 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 18 June 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 +5 58 £400 +8.47% 38
Wirral -1 4 £163 -53.57% 3
Bootle - 2 £415 -
St Helens - 2 £413 - 2
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 25 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 17 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (20.00%) Windows
3 14 (20.00%) Oracle
3 14 (20.00%) Finance
4 13 (18.57%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (17.14%) ETL
6 11 (15.71%) Java
6 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
6 11 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 9 (12.86%) Data Modelling
8 9 (12.86%) C#
8 9 (12.86%) Web Services
8 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
8 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
8 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
9 8 (11.43%) Power BI
9 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.00%) XML
10 7 (10.00%) HTML
10 7 (10.00%) .NET
10 7 (10.00%) SAP
10 7 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
10 7 (10.00%) Analytics

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 5 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.71%) WebLogic Portal
3 3 (4.29%) Confluence
3 3 (4.29%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) Apache
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.43%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) IaaS
3 1 (1.43%) Office 365
3 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Firewall
2 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) FTP
3 2 (2.86%) HTTP
3 2 (2.86%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) SMTP
4 1 (1.43%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.57%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (11.43%) Power BI
4 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (8.57%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
5 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
7 4 (5.71%) Big Data
7 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
8 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
8 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.86%) DB2
9 2 (2.86%) HBase
9 2 (2.86%) MS Access
9 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
9 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) JIRA
2 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.71%) JDeveloper
3 2 (2.86%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.86%) Maven
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.43%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.43%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
2 3 (4.29%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Advertising
3 1 (1.43%) Automotive
3 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (15.71%) Analyst
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 6 (8.57%) Data Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Data Manager
6 4 (5.71%) DBA
6 4 (5.71%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.71%) Portal Developer
6 4 (5.71%) SQL DBA
6 4 (5.71%) WebCenter Developer
7 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 3 (4.29%) React Developer
7 3 (4.29%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) Web Services
2 7 (10.00%) .NET
2 7 (10.00%) HTML
2 7 (10.00%) XML
3 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
3 6 (8.57%) CSS
4 5 (7.14%) J2EE
4 5 (7.14%) JSP
4 5 (7.14%) React
5 4 (5.71%) Ajax
5 4 (5.71%) jQuery
5 4 (5.71%) Oracle ADF
5 4 (5.71%) Servlets
5 4 (5.71%) WebCenter
6 3 (4.29%) Kafka
7 2 (2.86%) REST
8 1 (1.43%) CSS3
8 1 (1.43%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.43%) Laravel
8 1 (1.43%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.29%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.86%) Clustering
3 2 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.43%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.14%) Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (17.14%) ETL
3 11 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.86%) Data Modelling
6 7 (10.00%) Analytics
6 7 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 5 (7.14%) BDD
7 5 (7.14%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 5 (7.14%) OO
7 5 (7.14%) Scrum
7 5 (7.14%) TDD
8 4 (5.71%) Test Automation
9 3 (4.29%) Data Analytics
9 3 (4.29%) ETL Development
9 3 (4.29%) Kanban
9 3 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.29%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (4.29%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) Java
1 11 (15.71%) JavaScript
2 9 (12.86%) C#
3 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
3 4 (5.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 3 (4.29%) PHP
4 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.43%) R
6 1 (1.43%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) CCNA
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.43%) MCSE
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.43%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (5.71%) SCCM
1 4 (5.71%) SCOM
2 3 (4.29%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.29%) SCOrch
2 3 (4.29%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.00%) SAP
4 3 (4.29%) 3PAR
4 3 (4.29%) Siebel
5 2 (2.86%) CyberArk
5 2 (2.86%) IBM
5 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.86%) Teradata
5 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) Informatica
6 1 (1.43%) Snow
6 1 (1.43%) Tableau
6 1 (1.43%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.43%) Zend