The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 17 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.25% - 2.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.69% - 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -8.33%
SQL Server 2008
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
26 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 29.21% 22.11% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 5
Median daily rate £385 £213 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.17% -42.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £158 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.69% -17.46%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing SQL Server 2008 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Belfast region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

SQL Server 2008
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Belfast region.

SQL Server 2008 Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 Belfast region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (60.00%) OLAP
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) UML
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) VBA
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (60.00%) OLAP
3 3 (60.00%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MorphX
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
1 3 (60.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) X++
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCDPM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP