The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 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 over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 16 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 13.45% 14.71% 8.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.48% 41.67% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Median daily rate £385 £195 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.43% -29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £175 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £204 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -2.17%
SQL Server
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
33 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 27.73% 35.29% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 6
Median daily rate £195 £190 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £85 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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.

1 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 11 (47.83%) SQL
4 10 (43.48%) Windows
5 7 (30.43%) Web Services
5 7 (30.43%) C#
5 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
5 7 (30.43%) MVC
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (17.39%) SLA
8 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL
8 4 (17.39%) OOP
8 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
9 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
9 3 (13.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared

SQL Server
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 3 (13.04%) JBoss
1 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
1 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (8.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Azure Machine Learning
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
3 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (13.04%) RDBMS
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.35%) Big Data
6 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (4.35%) MySQL
6 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.35%) Power BI
6 1 (4.35%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (4.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) NUnit
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) MorphX
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Business Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
2 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (30.43%) Web Services
3 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.04%) J2EE
4 3 (13.04%) Java EE
4 3 (13.04%) JMS
4 3 (13.04%) SOAP
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
5 2 (8.70%) WCF
6 1 (4.35%) jQuery
6 1 (4.35%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) MVC
2 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) OOP
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.70%) Change Control
6 2 (8.70%) CRM
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Workflow
7 1 (4.35%) Analytics
7 1 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (4.35%) Machine Learning
7 1 (4.35%) Predictive Analytics
7 1 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) Scala
5 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) R
6 1 (4.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) HND
2 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.35%) SCDPM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
1 1 (4.35%) SCVMM
1 1 (4.35%) Simpana
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix
2 3 (13.04%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Blue Prism
3 2 (8.70%) BMC
3 2 (8.70%) Civica
3 2 (8.70%) CommVault
3 2 (8.70%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) Altiris
4 1 (4.35%) BT
4 1 (4.35%) Compuware
4 1 (4.35%) Tableau