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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 17.78% 7.29% 7.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.55% 46.67% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 7
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£325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £330 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £22.63
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +17.12%
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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
44 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 32.59% 15.63% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 4 10
Average daily rate £314 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £355 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014, 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 22 (68.75%) SQL
2 20 (62.50%) Java
3 14 (43.75%) Banking
4 13 (40.63%) Finance
5 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (34.38%) WebSphere
6 10 (31.25%) Java EE
6 10 (31.25%) Derivative
6 10 (31.25%) Fixed Income
6 10 (31.25%) Equities
6 10 (31.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (31.25%) Oracle
6 10 (31.25%) WebLogic
7 9 (28.13%) OO
7 9 (28.13%) FpML
8 8 (25.00%) People Management
8 8 (25.00%) Degree
9 7 (21.88%) .NET
10 6 (18.75%) Perl
10 6 (18.75%) Sybase
10 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
10 6 (18.75%) UNIX
10 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 6 (18.75%) SQR
10 6 (18.75%) Hibernate
10 6 (18.75%) Korn
10 6 (18.75%) Spring
10 6 (18.75%) C-shell
11 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (15.63%) Struts

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 11 (34.38%) WebSphere
2 10 (31.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (34.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (3.13%) MS Access
6 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
6 1 (3.13%) QlikView
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (43.75%) Banking
2 13 (40.63%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Financial Institution
3 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
3 3 (9.38%) International Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (78.13%) Developer
2 15 (46.88%) Java Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Lead Java Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Business Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Java EE
2 9 (28.13%) FpML
3 7 (21.88%) .NET
4 6 (18.75%) Hibernate
4 6 (18.75%) Spring
5 5 (15.63%) Struts
6 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 4 (12.50%) HTML
6 4 (12.50%) Spring Integration
7 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (9.38%) WCF
7 3 (9.38%) CSS
8 2 (6.25%) jQuery
9 1 (3.13%) Ext JS
9 1 (3.13%) J2EE
9 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 10 (31.25%) Fixed Income
1 10 (31.25%) Equities
1 10 (31.25%) Derivative
2 4 (12.50%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) UNIX
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) OO
2 8 (25.00%) People Management
3 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.38%) MVC
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Information Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.13%) ETRM
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.13%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) SQL
2 20 (62.50%) Java
3 6 (18.75%) Perl
3 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 6 (18.75%) SQR
3 6 (18.75%) Korn
3 6 (18.75%) C-shell
4 5 (15.63%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) VBScript
6 2 (6.25%) VB
7 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.13%) Python
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Sybase
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Reuters
3 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.13%) Actimize
3 1 (3.13%) Tableau
3 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 per day + (Potential for perm)
Posted: 4 days ago