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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 25 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 11.57% 8.97% 12.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 36.23% 33.33% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 7
Median daily rate £413 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £353 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £373 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.39 £22.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+12.84% -11.76%

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
69 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 31.94% 26.92% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 8 11
Median daily rate £420 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £410 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 13 (44.83%) Finance
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) C#
2 12 (41.38%) .NET
3 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
3 8 (27.59%) XML
3 8 (27.59%) Windows
4 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.69%) Oracle
5 6 (20.69%) C++
5 6 (20.69%) C
5 6 (20.69%) Banking
5 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) UML
6 5 (17.24%) HTML
6 5 (17.24%) MVC
6 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
7 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 4 (13.79%) Ab Initio
7 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
7 4 (13.79%) DB2
7 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
7 4 (13.79%) Web Services
7 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (13.79%) Korn

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) EngageOne
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DHCP
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) RDBMS
1 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.79%) DB2
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.90%) QlikView
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) CppUnit
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (75.86%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) .NET Developer
3 7 (24.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (24.14%) C# Developer
4 6 (20.69%) C++ Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Ab Initio Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Project Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Business Data Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) C Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior C++ Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 8 (27.59%) XML
3 5 (17.24%) HTML
4 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.79%) Web Services
5 3 (10.34%) JMS
6 2 (6.90%) CSS
7 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.45%) EJB
7 1 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (3.45%) JDBC
7 1 (3.45%) jQuery
7 1 (3.45%) JSP
7 1 (3.45%) LINQ
7 1 (3.45%) Servlets
7 1 (3.45%) SOAP
7 1 (3.45%) WCF
7 1 (3.45%) WPF
7 1 (3.45%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) MVC
2 5 (17.24%) UML
3 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.79%) Metaprogramming
3 4 (13.79%) Parallel Processing
3 4 (13.79%) Resource Management
4 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
4 3 (10.34%) ETL
5 2 (6.90%) Data Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Time Management
6 1 (3.45%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (3.45%) High Availability
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Release Management
6 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) C#
3 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
4 6 (20.69%) C
4 6 (20.69%) C++
5 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
5 4 (13.79%) Korn
5 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.90%) Java
7 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.45%) VB
7 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Simpana
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Ab Initio
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
3 1 (3.45%) Cognos
3 1 (3.45%) CommVault
3 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.45%) VMware