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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 37 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.34% 2.86% 1.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.41% 14.29% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £464 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +48.13%

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
68 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 30.36% 20.00% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 7 13
Median daily rate £420 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% +3.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Sybase
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) VB6
3 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) WF
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management

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 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
1 1 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) DBA
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
1 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WF
1 1 (33.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
1 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Release Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCDBA
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sybase