Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 69 73 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.54% 11.51% 18.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.57% 25.00% 53.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 48 67
Merseyside median daily rate £356 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.20% +1.99% +16.67%
10th Percentile £206 £304 £258
90th Percentile £487 £441 £488
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Merseyside median hourly rate - £13.50 £20.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.62% +11.86%
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £17.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +107.14% -20.45% -4.35%

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 166 292 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 37.39% 46.06% 34.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 214 123
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £356 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +6.19% +11.67%
10th Percentile £225 £272 £258
90th Percentile £488 £475 £485
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.83 £13.50 £20.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -34.62% +11.86%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.35 £11.59
90th Percentile £15.70 £16.45 £23.93
North West median hourly rate £36.88 £40.00 £31.01
% change year-on-year -7.81% +28.98% -16.18%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +7 59 £363 +3.57% 29
Wirral -2 3 £163 -53.57% 2
St Helens - 2 £413 - 3
Bootle - 1 £380 - 2
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 24 (34.78%) SQL Server
1 24 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (23.19%) ETL
4 15 (21.74%) Data Modelling
5 14 (20.29%) SAP
5 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (18.84%) Finance
7 12 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (17.39%) Power BI
8 11 (15.94%) Windows
8 11 (15.94%) Dimensional Modelling
9 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
9 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
10 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (13.04%) Data Analysis
11 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (11.59%) Analytics
11 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (11.59%) Java
11 8 (11.59%) Dashboard Development
11 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
12 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
12 7 (10.14%) Oracle
12 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (10.14%) JIRA
13 6 (8.70%) 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 3 (4.35%) Confluence
1 3 (4.35%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) Apache
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.45%) Mule
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.45%) SAS
3 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.45%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.45%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Firewall
2 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.90%) FTP
3 2 (2.90%) HTTP
3 2 (2.90%) SAN
4 1 (1.45%) SMTP
4 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 21 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (17.39%) Power BI
4 10 (14.49%) Relational Database
4 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (11.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (7.25%) MS Access
7 5 (7.25%) NoSQL
7 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
9 3 (4.35%) Big Data
9 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
10 2 (2.90%) MySQL
10 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (2.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) JIRA
2 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.35%) Maven
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.45%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.45%) JMeter
5 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.45%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.45%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.45%) Selenium
5 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (44.93%) Developer
2 8 (11.59%) Analyst
2 8 (11.59%) SQL Developer
3 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 6 (8.70%) Data Engineer
4 4 (5.80%) Data Manager
4 4 (5.80%) DBA
4 4 (5.80%) Java Developer
4 4 (5.80%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
4 4 (5.80%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 3 (4.35%) Microsoft BI Developer
5 3 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) PHP Developer
5 3 (4.35%) React Developer
5 3 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (4.35%) SQL BI Developer
5 3 (4.35%) SQL DBA
6 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.70%) AngularJS
1 6 (8.70%) Web Services
1 6 (8.70%) XML
2 5 (7.25%) .NET
2 5 (7.25%) CSS
2 5 (7.25%) HTML
3 3 (4.35%) React
4 2 (2.90%) Ajax
4 2 (2.90%) JSON
4 2 (2.90%) REST
4 2 (2.90%) Spring
5 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.45%) CSS3
5 1 (1.45%) GWT
5 1 (1.45%) jQuery
5 1 (1.45%) Laravel
5 1 (1.45%) LINQ
5 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.45%) Symfony
5 1 (1.45%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.90%) Clustering
3 2 (2.90%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Windows
2 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.35%) Linux
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (23.19%) ETL
3 15 (21.74%) Data Modelling
4 14 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (15.94%) Dimensional Modelling
6 9 (13.04%) Data Analysis
7 8 (11.59%) Analytics
7 8 (11.59%) Dashboard Development
8 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.25%) BDD
10 5 (7.25%) Kanban
10 5 (7.25%) Migration
10 5 (7.25%) OO
10 5 (7.25%) Scrum
10 5 (7.25%) SDLC
10 5 (7.25%) TDD
11 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (4.35%) API Testing
12 3 (4.35%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 8 (11.59%) Java
3 6 (8.70%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.35%) PHP
5 3 (4.35%) VBA
6 2 (2.90%) VB
7 1 (1.45%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.45%) R
7 1 (1.45%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
7 1 (1.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) CCNA
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.45%) MCSE
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.45%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) SCCM
1 4 (5.80%) SCOM
2 3 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.35%) SCOrch
2 3 (4.35%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) Kibana
4 1 (1.45%) logstash
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (20.29%) SAP
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle
4 4 (5.80%) Siebel
5 3 (4.35%) 3PAR
5 3 (4.35%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.90%) IBM
6 2 (2.90%) Sybase
6 2 (2.90%) Tableau
6 2 (2.90%) VMware
7 1 (1.45%) Apigee
7 1 (1.45%) Capita
7 1 (1.45%) Cisco
7 1 (1.45%) Cognos
7 1 (1.45%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.45%) Google
7 1 (1.45%) Informatica
7 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.45%) Snow
7 1 (1.45%) Zend