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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 7.07% 9.90% 12.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 25.93% 45.45% 69.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 26
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£350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.54%
SQL Server
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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
27 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 27.27% 21.78% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 33
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £335 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 7 (43.75%) Ab Initio
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
3 5 (31.25%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) DB2
3 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) jQuery
3 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
4 4 (25.00%) Parallel Processing
4 4 (25.00%) Metaprogramming
4 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) JMS
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (25.00%) Korn
4 4 (25.00%) Resource Management
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) Windows

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) Lync
2 1 (6.25%) Kentico
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) FTP
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) DB2
1 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Ab Initio Developer
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) jQuery
2 4 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (25.00%) JMS
2 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (12.50%) CSS3
3 2 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Parallel Processing
2 4 (25.00%) Metaprogramming
2 4 (25.00%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
5 1 (6.25%) Database Security
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (25.00%) Korn
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) VBScript
5 2 (12.50%) ActionScript
5 2 (12.50%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Control-M
1 2 (12.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Ab Initio
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
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