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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.71% 11.27% 14.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.14% 53.33% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 17
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£350 £280 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £280 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £346 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.62%
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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
28 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 33.33% 21.13% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 23
Average daily rate £350 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £280 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 18 (62.07%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) Banking
3 13 (44.83%) Java
3 13 (44.83%) Finance
4 12 (41.38%) WebSphere
5 11 (37.93%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (34.48%) Java EE
6 10 (34.48%) Derivative
6 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (34.48%) Fixed Income
6 10 (34.48%) Equities
6 10 (34.48%) OO
6 10 (34.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (34.48%) Oracle
6 10 (34.48%) WebLogic
7 9 (31.03%) FpML
8 8 (27.59%) Degree
8 8 (27.59%) People Management
9 7 (24.14%) Korn
9 7 (24.14%) Ab Initio
10 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
10 5 (17.24%) DB2
10 5 (17.24%) HTML
10 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
10 5 (17.24%) XML
10 5 (17.24%) Linux
10 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
11 4 (13.79%) Parallel Processing
11 4 (13.79%) jQuery

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 12 (41.38%) WebSphere
2 10 (34.48%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.90%) Lync
4 1 (3.45%) Kentico
4 1 (3.45%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
1 2 (6.90%) FTP
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (17.24%) DB2
2 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
2 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.90%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 14 (48.28%) Banking
2 13 (44.83%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) International Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Ab Initio Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Lead Developer
4 4 (13.79%) .NET Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Lead Java Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.90%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) DBA
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (34.48%) Java EE
3 9 (31.03%) FpML
4 5 (17.24%) HTML
4 5 (17.24%) XML
5 4 (13.79%) JMS
5 4 (13.79%) Web Services
5 4 (13.79%) jQuery
5 4 (13.79%) .NET
5 4 (13.79%) CSS
6 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
6 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
6 3 (10.34%) Spring
7 2 (6.90%) Struts
7 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.45%) HTML5
8 1 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (3.45%) CSS3
8 1 (3.45%) Spring Integration
8 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 10 (34.48%) Fixed Income
1 10 (34.48%) Equities
1 10 (34.48%) Derivative
2 2 (6.90%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) OO
2 8 (27.59%) People Management
3 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Resource Management
4 4 (13.79%) Metaprogramming
4 4 (13.79%) Parallel Processing
5 3 (10.34%) Change Management
5 3 (10.34%) MVC
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Time Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Mapping
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.45%) Coaching
7 1 (3.45%) OOP
7 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.45%) ETL
7 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) SQL
2 13 (44.83%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) Korn
4 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) C#
5 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.34%) C-shell
6 3 (10.34%) SQR
6 3 (10.34%) Perl
6 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.90%) VBScript
7 2 (6.90%) ActionScript
7 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.90%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (3.45%) Python
8 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Control-M
1 2 (6.90%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 7 (24.14%) Ab Initio
3 3 (10.34%) Sybase
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Actimize
5 1 (3.45%) Reuters
5 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg
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