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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2  
Contract jobs citing SQL 45 59 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 13.39% 17.51% 14.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.79% 50.86% 60.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 34
Median daily rate £363 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.84% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £217 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.90 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.31% -30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.98 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £17.82 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 168 116 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 50.00% 34.42% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 58 48
Median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.80 £19.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.87% -5.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £18.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £18.80 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -7 28 £351 -1.20% 18
Southport +3 7 £375 +15.38% 3
Wirral +4 5 £350 +40.00% 1
Birkenhead - 2 £350 - 2
Prescot - 1 £300 -
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 33 (42.31%) Oracle
2 30 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 27 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (29.49%) MongoDB
4 23 (29.49%) JavaScript
5 21 (26.92%) HTML
5 21 (26.92%) Scrum
6 20 (25.64%) .NET
7 19 (24.36%) CSS
8 18 (23.08%) Java
9 17 (21.79%) C#
9 17 (21.79%) Linux
10 15 (19.23%) NoSQL
11 14 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (16.67%) Spring
12 13 (16.67%) XML
12 13 (16.67%) MVC
13 12 (15.38%) MySQL
13 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
13 12 (15.38%) Microservices
13 12 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (14.10%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (14.10%) Jenkins
14 11 (14.10%) RESTful
14 11 (14.10%) BDD
14 11 (14.10%) TDD
14 11 (14.10%) Kanban
14 11 (14.10%) PL/SQL
14 11 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
14 11 (14.10%) Migration

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 (6.41%) Umbraco
2 3 (3.85%) CMS
2 3 (3.85%) ColdFusion
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.56%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) OpenROAD
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.85%) Internet
1 3 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (1.28%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 23 (29.49%) MongoDB
3 15 (19.23%) NoSQL
4 14 (17.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (15.38%) MySQL
6 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
7 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database
7 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (6.41%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (2.56%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (2.56%) QlikView
12 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.10%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.13%) JIRA
4 3 (3.85%) Selenium
4 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.28%) JDeveloper
6 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Legal
3 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (48.72%) Developer
2 10 (12.82%) Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) DBA
4 8 (10.26%) SQL DBA
5 7 (8.97%) C# Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.97%) SQL Server DBA
6 6 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 5 (6.41%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Sitecore Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) DevOps Developer
9 3 (3.85%) MongoDB DBA
9 3 (3.85%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.92%) HTML
2 20 (25.64%) .NET
3 19 (24.36%) CSS
4 13 (16.67%) Spring
4 13 (16.67%) XML
5 11 (14.10%) RESTful
6 8 (10.26%) .NET Framework
6 8 (10.26%) Web Services
7 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET
7 7 (8.97%) SAML
7 7 (8.97%) Spring Boot
8 6 (7.69%) Hibernate
9 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (6.41%) jQuery
10 4 (5.13%) Ember.js
10 4 (5.13%) J2EE
10 4 (5.13%) React
11 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (3.85%) HTML5
11 3 (3.85%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.26%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.56%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.56%) PlayStation
5 1 (1.28%) iPad
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) Linux
2 7 (8.97%) Android
3 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.41%) Windows
4 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.28%) Unix
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.92%) Scrum
3 13 (16.67%) MVC
4 12 (15.38%) Microservices
5 11 (14.10%) BDD
5 11 (14.10%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (14.10%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (14.10%) Kanban
5 11 (14.10%) Migration
5 11 (14.10%) TDD
6 10 (12.82%) Coaching
7 8 (10.26%) Front End Development
8 7 (8.97%) API Design
8 7 (8.97%) Data Integration
8 7 (8.97%) Open Source
9 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (7.69%) DevOps
9 6 (7.69%) Software Engineering
10 5 (6.41%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.49%) JavaScript
2 18 (23.08%) Java
3 17 (21.79%) C#
4 11 (14.10%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.41%) Apple Swift
6 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.56%) Python
7 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (1.28%) Delphi
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.28%) VB
8 1 (1.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 4 (5.13%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.85%) COBIT
4 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.28%) SCCM
1 1 (1.28%) SCOM
1 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Oracle
2 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.54%) VMware
3 5 (6.41%) HP
3 5 (6.41%) Sitecore
3 5 (6.41%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.85%) Citrix
5 2 (2.56%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco
5 2 (2.56%) Software AG
5 2 (2.56%) Talend
5 2 (2.56%) Teradata
5 2 (2.56%) webMethods
6 1 (1.28%) ATG
6 1 (1.28%) NetApp
6 1 (1.28%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) Veeam
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