The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Belfast region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 18 27 16
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 1 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 1.01% 3.46% 4.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.76% 20.00% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
- -0.76%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
21 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 21.21% 17.32% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 2
Average daily rate £375 £375 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +76.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £340 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2008
County Antrim

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) TIBCO
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) TIBCO EMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) LINQ
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
1 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) TIBCO
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle