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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 8 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.79% 9.78% 14.36%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 38.10% 50.00% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 22
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£195 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £209 - £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.86% +16.00%
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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
21 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 23.08% 19.57% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 28
Average daily rate £269 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.36% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £333 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.69% +8.33%

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
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 2 June 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 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Oracle
3 6 (35.29%) C#
3 6 (35.29%) Web Services
3 6 (35.29%) .NET
3 6 (35.29%) Banking
4 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 5 (29.41%) Ab Initio
4 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
4 5 (29.41%) Project Management
4 5 (29.41%) DB2
4 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
5 4 (23.53%) jQuery
5 4 (23.53%) Metaprogramming
5 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
5 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 4 (23.53%) Parallel Processing
5 4 (23.53%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) JMS
5 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
5 4 (23.53%) Korn
6 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
6 3 (17.65%) MVC
6 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) UNIX
6 3 (17.65%) HTML

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (11.76%) CMS
1 2 (11.76%) Xceptor
2 1 (5.88%) Kentico
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) FTP
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
1 5 (29.41%) DB2
1 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.76%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (5.88%) QlikView
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 6 (35.29%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Ab Initio Developer
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Production Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) jQuery
2 4 (23.53%) XML
2 4 (23.53%) JMS
3 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) CSS3
4 2 (11.76%) HTML5
4 2 (11.76%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.88%) LINQ
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 1 (5.88%) WCF
5 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) SWIFT
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) FMCG
2 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) AIX
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Metaprogramming
2 4 (23.53%) Resource Management
2 4 (23.53%) Parallel Processing
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Time Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Mapping
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Usability Testing
5 1 (5.88%) UX Design
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
3 4 (23.53%) Shell Script
3 4 (23.53%) Korn
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) ActionScript
4 2 (11.76%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Ab Initio
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) VMware