The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 40 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 30.53% 13.27% 15.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.06% 20.97% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 9 10
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£300 £400 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £350 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.48 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+10.73% -17.61%
SQL
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
85 62 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 64.89% 63.27% 45.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 31 31
Average daily rate £300 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £400 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Belfast region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Belfast region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing SQL 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.

1 34 (64.15%) Java
2 27 (50.94%) Banking
3 26 (49.06%) Finance
4 20 (37.74%) Oracle
4 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
4 20 (37.74%) UNIX
5 14 (26.42%) WebLogic
6 13 (24.53%) Sybase
6 13 (24.53%) Java EE
7 12 (22.64%) Investment Banking
7 12 (22.64%) OO
8 11 (20.75%) People Management
9 10 (18.87%) T-SQL
9 10 (18.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (18.87%) Fixed Income
9 10 (18.87%) WebSphere
9 10 (18.87%) Credit Risk
10 9 (16.98%) C-shell
10 9 (16.98%) Hibernate
10 9 (16.98%) Equities
10 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (16.98%) Spring
10 9 (16.98%) Korn
10 9 (16.98%) Derivative
10 9 (16.98%) J2EE
11 8 (15.09%) Perl
11 8 (15.09%) PL/SQL
11 8 (15.09%) SQR
11 8 (15.09%) FpML
11 8 (15.09%) Degree

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (26.42%) WebLogic
2 10 (18.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.55%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.66%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.89%) QlikView
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Maven
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (50.94%) Banking
2 26 (49.06%) Finance
3 12 (22.64%) Investment Banking
4 6 (11.32%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.66%) International Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Retail
7 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.89%) Law
7 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (56.60%) Developer
2 19 (35.85%) Java Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Analyst
4 8 (15.09%) Business Analyst
5 7 (13.21%) Applications Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Applications Support
6 5 (9.43%) Lead Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Lead Java Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) OBIEE Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) OBIEE Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft BI Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) Java EE
2 9 (16.98%) Hibernate
2 9 (16.98%) Spring
2 9 (16.98%) J2EE
3 8 (15.09%) FpML
4 7 (13.21%) Spring Integration
5 6 (11.32%) Struts
6 2 (3.77%) JSP
6 2 (3.77%) Servlets
6 2 (3.77%) Struts2
6 2 (3.77%) jQuery
7 1 (1.89%) Ext JS
7 1 (1.89%) JSON
7 1 (1.89%) REST
7 1 (1.89%) .NET
7 1 (1.89%) SOAP
7 1 (1.89%) XML
7 1 (1.89%) HTML
7 1 (1.89%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 10 (18.87%) Fixed Income
1 10 (18.87%) Credit Risk
2 9 (16.98%) Equities
2 9 (16.98%) Derivative
3 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.74%) UNIX
2 2 (3.77%) Solaris
3 1 (1.89%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) OO
2 11 (20.75%) People Management
3 6 (11.32%) Project Management
4 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Data Mapping
6 3 (5.66%) Requirements Management
6 3 (5.66%) Migration
7 2 (3.77%) ETL
7 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.77%) Use Case
7 2 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.89%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.89%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.89%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (1.89%) Inmon Methodology
8 1 (1.89%) ETRM
8 1 (1.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (64.15%) Java
2 10 (18.87%) T-SQL
3 9 (16.98%) C-shell
3 9 (16.98%) Korn
4 8 (15.09%) Perl
4 8 (15.09%) PL/SQL
4 8 (15.09%) SQR
5 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.66%) Python
6 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.77%) VBScript
7 2 (3.77%) VB
8 1 (1.89%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) MCTS
2 1 (1.89%) MCITP
2 1 (1.89%) MCSE
2 1 (1.89%) MCSA
2 1 (1.89%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.89%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 20 (37.74%) Oracle
2 13 (24.53%) Sybase
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.66%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.89%) Tableau
5 1 (1.89%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Actimize
5 1 (1.89%) Reuters
5 1 (1.89%) Bloomberg
Belfast, County Antrim
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 per day + (Potential for perm)
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago