The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 20 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 5 4 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL 39 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 17.57% 23.96% 9.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.06% 53.49% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 3
Median daily rate £275 £294 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -16.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
- +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £24.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year
+55.10% -14.60%

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
139 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 62.61% 44.79% 48.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 23 19
Median daily rate £400 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +11.11%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

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 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.46%) Java
3 29 (37.18%) C#
3 29 (37.18%) Finance
4 28 (35.90%) Banking
5 23 (29.49%) BDD
5 23 (29.49%) TDD
6 21 (26.92%) OOD
7 20 (25.64%) Multithreading
8 19 (24.36%) C++
9 17 (21.79%) Validation
9 17 (21.79%) Data Validation
10 15 (19.23%) Front Office
10 15 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (19.23%) NoSQL
11 14 (17.95%) Integration Testing
11 14 (17.95%) Degree
11 14 (17.95%) QA
11 14 (17.95%) Information Security
11 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
11 14 (17.95%) Python
12 12 (15.38%) .NET
12 12 (15.38%) Linux
13 11 (14.10%) Mathematics
13 11 (14.10%) Manual Testing
13 11 (14.10%) Equity Derivative
13 11 (14.10%) Non-Functional Testing
14 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
14 10 (12.82%) Investment Banking
14 10 (12.82%) Oracle

SQL
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 6 (7.69%) Apache
2 3 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.28%) SAS
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.56%) MS Project
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (1.28%) GitHub
1 1 (1.28%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) FIX Connectivity
1 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.28%) NAS
2 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) NoSQL
2 14 (17.95%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.82%) Relational Database
4 9 (11.54%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.85%) KDB
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.85%) QlikView
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.28%) DB2
7 1 (1.28%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) LoadRunner
1 4 (5.13%) Selenium
2 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.56%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) JIRA
3 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.28%) Ant
4 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.28%) CppUnit
4 1 (1.28%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.28%) Maven
4 1 (1.28%) MSI
4 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (37.18%) Finance
2 28 (35.90%) Banking
3 15 (19.23%) Front Office
4 10 (12.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (56.41%) Developer
2 23 (29.49%) Java Developer
3 16 (20.51%) Analyst
3 16 (20.51%) Senior Developer
4 12 (15.38%) Lead Developer
5 11 (14.10%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (12.82%) .NET Developer
7 9 (11.54%) C# Developer
7 9 (11.54%) Test Analyst
8 8 (10.26%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (8.97%) Banking Analyst
10 5 (6.41%) C++ Developer
10 5 (6.41%) SQL Developer
11 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
12 3 (3.85%) Consultant
12 3 (3.85%) DBA
12 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 3 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (3.85%) SQL DBA
12 3 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.38%) .NET
2 7 (8.97%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.69%) XML
4 5 (6.41%) AngularJS
4 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (6.41%) jQuery
4 5 (6.41%) Node.js
4 5 (6.41%) WPF
5 4 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (5.13%) Web Services
6 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.56%) HTML
6 2 (2.56%) JSP
6 2 (2.56%) Servlets
7 1 (1.28%) Ajax
7 1 (1.28%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.28%) Handlebars
7 1 (1.28%) JSON
7 1 (1.28%) REST
7 1 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Equity Derivative
2 9 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.13%) Equities
5 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.56%) Derivative
5 2 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Linux
2 9 (11.54%) Unix
3 6 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (52.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.49%) BDD
2 23 (29.49%) TDD
3 21 (26.92%) OOD
4 20 (25.64%) Multithreading
5 17 (21.79%) Data Validation
5 17 (21.79%) Validation
6 15 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (17.95%) Information Security
7 14 (17.95%) Integration Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Manual Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Mathematics
8 11 (14.10%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (8.97%) MVC
10 6 (7.69%) Defect Management
11 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
12 4 (5.13%) Migration
12 4 (5.13%) UML
13 3 (3.85%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (38.46%) Java
2 29 (37.18%) C#
3 19 (24.36%) C++
4 14 (17.95%) Python
5 7 (8.97%) PL/SQL
6 6 (7.69%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.85%) C
7 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.85%) VBScript
8 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.28%) Korn
9 1 (1.28%) VB
9 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) MCDBA
2 3 (3.85%) MCP
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.95%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (1.28%) AppManager
2 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.28%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.56%) Bloomberg
3 2 (2.56%) Fidessa
3 2 (2.56%) NYFIX
4 1 (1.28%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.28%) CA
4 1 (1.28%) Cognos
4 1 (1.28%) Sun
4 1 (1.28%) VMware
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