Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 2 5
Rank change year-on-year -7 +3 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 49 96 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 11.14% 16.58% 16.01%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.34% 42.86% 58.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 78
Merseyside median daily rate £366 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £205
90th Percentile £495 £506 £484
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% +18.52% -18.18%
10th Percentile £12.86 £9.80 £12.75
90th Percentile £18.87 £26.75 £14.25
North West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -32.43% +54.17%

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 167 224 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 37.95% 38.69% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 147 119
Merseyside median daily rate £395 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £308 £260 £212
90th Percentile £500 £543 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Merseyside median hourly rate £17.74 £19.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.84% -51.88% +105.13%
North West median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.65% +4.05% +13.71%

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 January 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 January 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 -6 41 £348 -0.71% 43
Southport +6 2 £363 +3.57%
Bootle - 1 £450 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) .NET
3 10 (20.41%) C#
3 10 (20.41%) Oracle
3 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
3 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (14.29%) Java
4 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) Web Services
4 7 (14.29%) ITIL
4 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
5 6 (12.24%) NoSQL
5 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (12.24%) MySQL
5 6 (12.24%) HTML
5 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
5 6 (12.24%) jQuery
6 5 (10.20%) TDD
6 5 (10.20%) Scrum
6 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (10.20%) CSS
6 5 (10.20%) XML
6 5 (10.20%) JSP
6 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.20%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Data Structures

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 (12.24%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.16%) IIS
3 3 (6.12%) SAS
3 3 (6.12%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.04%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) SAN
1 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (12.24%) MySQL
3 6 (12.24%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.16%) Redis
4 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.08%) DB2
7 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.04%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (2.04%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.04%) Power BI
7 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.12%) JDeveloper
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
1 3 (6.12%) Liquibase
2 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) Ant
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.04%) Toad
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Developer
2 17 (34.69%) Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.20%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
4 5 (10.20%) DBA
5 4 (8.16%) Administrator
5 4 (8.16%) Data Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Excel Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Portal Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Report Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) SQL DBA
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) WebCenter Developer
7 2 (4.08%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) .NET
2 7 (14.29%) Web Services
3 6 (12.24%) HTML
3 6 (12.24%) jQuery
4 5 (10.20%) CSS
4 5 (10.20%) JSP
4 5 (10.20%) XML
5 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
5 4 (8.16%) J2EE
6 3 (6.12%) Ajax
6 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
6 3 (6.12%) Oracle ADF
6 3 (6.12%) Servlets
6 3 (6.12%) WebCenter
7 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (4.08%) Autofac
7 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
7 2 (4.08%) React
7 2 (4.08%) REST
7 2 (4.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.08%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Android
4 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.29%) ITIL
3 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (10.20%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (10.20%) Scrum
3 5 (10.20%) TDD
3 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
4 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
4 4 (8.16%) MVC
4 4 (8.16%) Open Source
4 4 (8.16%) Project Management
5 3 (6.12%) CRM
5 3 (6.12%) Data Management
5 3 (6.12%) Migration
5 3 (6.12%) Service Management
5 3 (6.12%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) BDD
6 2 (4.08%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.08%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) C#
2 7 (14.29%) Java
2 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.16%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) R
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) VirtualBox
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.04%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.08%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Informatica
4 1 (2.04%) Tableau
4 1 (2.04%) TSYS