The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Wirral 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 25 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)
Merseyside / Wirral
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Wirral 71.43% 13.33% 4.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 100.00% 22.22% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the Wirral with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Wirral
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Wirral 71.43% 60.00% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Median daily rate £350 £260 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.61% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the Wirral

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Wirral 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 the Wirral

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Wirral

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in the Wirral.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in the Wirral

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Wirral

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in the Wirral.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in the Wirral

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wirral region with a requirement for SQL.

1 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (83.33%) QA
1 5 (83.33%) Data Integration
1 5 (83.33%) MongoDB
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) DB2
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing

SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Wirral 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MongoDB
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) DBA
2 4 (66.67%) SQL DBA
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (50.00%) MongoDB DBA
4 2 (33.33%) Senior DBA
4 2 (33.33%) Senior SQL DBA
4 2 (33.33%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 1 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Data Integration
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA