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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 9.68% 19.30% 13.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.00% 64.71% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
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£325 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £256 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £280 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.74% +7.27%
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
20 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 21.51% 29.82% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 30
Average daily rate £338 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.53% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £382 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram 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 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing SQL Server 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.

1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 17 (51.52%) Java
3 16 (48.48%) Banking
4 13 (39.39%) WebSphere
5 12 (36.36%) Finance
6 11 (33.33%) Oracle
7 10 (30.30%) WebLogic
7 10 (30.30%) OO
7 10 (30.30%) Fixed Income
7 10 (30.30%) Equities
7 10 (30.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (30.30%) Derivative
7 10 (30.30%) Java EE
7 10 (30.30%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (27.27%) FpML
9 8 (24.24%) Degree
9 8 (24.24%) People Management
10 7 (21.21%) Korn
10 7 (21.21%) .NET
10 7 (21.21%) C#
10 7 (21.21%) HTML
11 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
11 6 (18.18%) Sybase
11 6 (18.18%) Perl
11 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
11 6 (18.18%) CSS
11 6 (18.18%) UNIX
11 6 (18.18%) SQR
11 6 (18.18%) Hibernate

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing SQL Server 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (39.39%) WebSphere
2 10 (30.30%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Lync
4 1 (3.03%) Kentico
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DHCP
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Maven
General
1 16 (48.48%) Banking
2 12 (36.36%) Finance
3 6 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 3 (9.09%) Financial Institution
5 2 (6.06%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (66.67%) Developer
2 13 (39.39%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.15%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Lead Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Lead Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) DBA
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.06%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (3.03%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) Java EE
1 10 (30.30%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (27.27%) FpML
3 7 (21.21%) .NET
3 7 (21.21%) HTML
4 6 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 6 (18.18%) CSS
4 6 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 6 (18.18%) jQuery
4 6 (18.18%) Spring
5 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (12.12%) Spring Integration
6 3 (9.09%) WCF
6 3 (9.09%) Struts
7 2 (6.06%) XML
8 1 (3.03%) Ext JS
8 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (3.03%) CSS3
8 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Fixed Income
1 10 (30.30%) Equities
1 10 (30.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 10 (30.30%) Derivative
2 4 (12.12%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.03%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) UNIX
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) OO
2 8 (24.24%) People Management
3 5 (15.15%) MVC
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 1 (3.03%) Information Management
6 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.03%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) Coaching
6 1 (3.03%) Metaprogramming
6 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.03%) Parallel Processing
6 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.03%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 17 (51.52%) Java
3 7 (21.21%) Korn
3 7 (21.21%) C#
4 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 6 (18.18%) Perl
4 6 (18.18%) SQR
4 6 (18.18%) C-shell
5 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 3 (9.09%) VBScript
7 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.03%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.03%) Python
8 1 (3.03%) PHP
8 1 (3.03%) VB
8 1 (3.03%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) WMI
2 1 (3.03%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
2 6 (18.18%) Sybase
3 4 (12.12%) Ab Initio
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) Actimize
6 1 (3.03%) Reuters
6 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg