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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.71% 12.75% 5.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.58% 43.33% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
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£188 £300 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £330 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+31.00% -18.03%
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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
19 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 33.93% 29.41% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 7
Average daily rate £200 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -8.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
5 4 (28.57%) Derivative
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Solaris
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) Juniper
5 4 (28.57%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) Equities
6 3 (21.43%) Information Security
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Web Services
7 2 (14.29%) AIX
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (7.14%) CMS
8 1 (7.14%) Scrum

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) NetWeaver
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) QlikView
2 1 (7.14%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) PVCS
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Production Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) JMS
3 1 (7.14%) JSF
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
3 1 (7.14%) LINQ
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) JAX-WS
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (7.14%) Java EE 5
3 1 (7.14%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) EJB
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) JDBC
3 1 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Equities
1 4 (28.57%) Derivative
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
2 1 (7.14%) FMCG
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Document Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Usability Testing
4 1 (7.14%) UX Design
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) SAP