Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 2 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 78 81 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.18% 17.80% 11.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.71% 49.69% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 72 41
Merseyside median daily rate £475 £378 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.83% +4.14% +10.69%
10th Percentile £313 £201 £306
90th Percentile £575 £475 £450
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.64% +62.96% -40.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £22.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £14.25 £22.00 £16.45
North West median hourly rate £40.37 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +15.34% +16.67% +36.36%

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 246 163 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 44.73% 35.82% 48.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 112 183
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £288
90th Percentile £575 £487 £475
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 3
Merseyside median hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.38% +37.04% -41.94%
10th Percentile £14.56 £15.70 £11.35
90th Percentile £32.50 £21.30 £16.45
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year -14.29% -11.95% +39.47%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019. 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 64 £494 +27.42% 36
Southport - 2 - - 2
Birkenhead - 1 - - 3
SQL
North West

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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 (47.44%) Oracle
2 26 (33.33%) Java
3 23 (29.49%) Citrix
4 22 (28.21%) CRM
4 22 (28.21%) Oracle Database
5 21 (26.92%) Siebel
6 19 (24.36%) Oracle BI EE
6 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
6 19 (24.36%) Security Cleared
7 18 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 18 (23.08%) Document Management
7 18 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
7 18 (23.08%) OpenText
7 18 (23.08%) Informatica
7 18 (23.08%) IBM
7 18 (23.08%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 18 (23.08%) Oracle9i Database
8 17 (21.79%) .NET
8 17 (21.79%) Finance
8 17 (21.79%) Siebel CRM
9 13 (16.67%) Web Services
10 12 (15.38%) Banking
11 11 (14.10%) Azure
11 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
12 10 (12.82%) Windows
12 10 (12.82%) AWS
12 10 (12.82%) Office 365
13 9 (11.54%) HPUX
13 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
14 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence

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%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.56%) SAS
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) Confluence
4 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (21.79%) Siebel CRM
3 3 (3.85%) SAP FI
4 2 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (1.28%) Sage 1000
5 1 (1.28%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.10%) Azure
2 10 (12.82%) AWS
2 10 (12.82%) Office 365
3 5 (6.41%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.56%) IaaS
4 2 (2.56%) PaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Akamai
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.28%) GCP
5 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) Firewall
2 3 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (2.56%) DHCP
3 2 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.56%) PBX
4 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) Oracle Database
2 19 (24.36%) Oracle BI EE
3 18 (23.08%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 18 (23.08%) Oracle9i Database
4 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
5 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (6.41%) Power BI
6 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (5.13%) IBM InfoSphere
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (3.85%) Big Data
8 3 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.56%) MySQL
9 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.28%) QlikView
10 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) JIRA
2 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.28%) Maven
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.28%) Subversion
3 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Banking
3 6 (7.69%) Back Office
3 6 (7.69%) Marketing
3 6 (7.69%) Publishing
4 5 (6.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.56%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Front Office
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Developer
2 10 (12.82%) Analyst
2 10 (12.82%) Consultant
3 7 (8.97%) Architect
3 7 (8.97%) Siebel Consultant
4 5 (6.41%) DBA
4 5 (6.41%) Siebel Developer
4 5 (6.41%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Developer
5 4 (5.13%) Applications Consultant
5 4 (5.13%) Security Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Data Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) SQL DBA
6 3 (3.85%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.56%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.56%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.56%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (2.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.79%) .NET
2 13 (16.67%) Web Services
3 5 (6.41%) XML
4 4 (5.13%) jQuery
4 4 (5.13%) JSON
4 4 (5.13%) React
5 3 (3.85%) .NET Core
5 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.28%) CSS
6 1 (1.28%) CSS3
6 1 (1.28%) EDI
6 1 (1.28%) EDIFACT
6 1 (1.28%) Google Maps API
6 1 (1.28%) HTML
6 1 (1.28%) HTML5
6 1 (1.28%) Kafka
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.28%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (3.85%) User Experience
3 2 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) Equities
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Windows
2 9 (11.54%) HPUX
3 6 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.41%) Linux
4 5 (6.41%) Unix
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.28%) Solaris
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) CRM
2 18 (23.08%) Document Management
2 18 (23.08%) Unit Testing
3 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (10.26%) ITIL
4 7 (8.97%) Data Modelling
4 7 (8.97%) ETL
5 6 (7.69%) Migration
6 5 (6.41%) Analytics
6 5 (6.41%) DevOps
6 5 (6.41%) Microservices
6 5 (6.41%) OO
6 5 (6.41%) Release Management
6 5 (6.41%) Structured Programming
7 4 (5.13%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.13%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.13%) OOP
8 3 (3.85%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.33%) Java
2 8 (10.26%) C#
2 8 (10.26%) T-SQL
3 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.41%) Python
5 3 (3.85%) VBA
6 2 (2.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.28%) ABAP
7 1 (1.28%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (1.28%) C
7 1 (1.28%) Perl
7 1 (1.28%) Scala
7 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
1 19 (24.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.56%) CCIE
3 2 (2.56%) CCNP
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.28%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) Docker
3 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) FortiGate
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (2.56%) Nessus
1 2 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 37 (47.44%) Oracle
2 23 (29.49%) Citrix
3 21 (26.92%) Siebel
4 18 (23.08%) IBM
4 18 (23.08%) Informatica
4 18 (23.08%) OpenText
5 9 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 6 (7.69%) MuleSoft
6 6 (7.69%) Nimble Storage
7 4 (5.13%) InterSystems
7 4 (5.13%) SAP
8 3 (3.85%) Cisco
8 3 (3.85%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.56%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.56%) F5
9 2 (2.56%) HP
9 2 (2.56%) Juniper
9 2 (2.56%) Symantec
9 2 (2.56%) Vertica