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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 36 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 28.80% 17.50% 14.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.65% 32.56% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 10
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£300 £400 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +166.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £340 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £310
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 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -21.05%
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
74 43 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 59.20% 53.75% 37.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 32
Average daily rate £313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £375
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 £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 35 (62.50%) Java
2 26 (46.43%) Finance
2 26 (46.43%) Banking
3 22 (39.29%) SQL Server
4 21 (37.50%) Oracle
5 19 (33.93%) UNIX
6 16 (28.57%) WebLogic
7 15 (26.79%) Java EE
8 14 (25.00%) OO
9 13 (23.21%) Sybase
9 13 (23.21%) People Management
10 12 (21.43%) WebSphere
11 11 (19.64%) Fixed Income
11 11 (19.64%) Investment Banking
11 11 (19.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (17.86%) J2EE
12 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (17.86%) Derivative
12 10 (17.86%) Equities
13 9 (16.07%) Degree
13 9 (16.07%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (16.07%) Credit Risk
13 9 (16.07%) PL/SQL
13 9 (16.07%) T-SQL
13 9 (16.07%) FpML
14 8 (14.29%) SQR
14 8 (14.29%) Hibernate
14 8 (14.29%) Perl
14 8 (14.29%) Korn
14 8 (14.29%) C-shell

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 12 (21.43%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Office
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.36%) Data Mining
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.79%) QlikView
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Maven
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 26 (46.43%) Finance
1 26 (46.43%) Banking
2 11 (19.64%) Investment Banking
3 6 (10.71%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.36%) International Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Retail
6 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.79%) Law
6 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Developer
2 19 (33.93%) Java Developer
3 12 (21.43%) Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Lead Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.14%) Lead Java Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) DBA
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.57%) OBIEE Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) Java EE
2 10 (17.86%) J2EE
3 9 (16.07%) FpML
3 9 (16.07%) FIX Protocol
4 8 (14.29%) Hibernate
4 8 (14.29%) Spring
5 6 (10.71%) Struts
5 6 (10.71%) Spring Integration
6 2 (3.57%) JSP
6 2 (3.57%) Servlets
6 2 (3.57%) jQuery
6 2 (3.57%) Struts2
7 1 (1.79%) REST
7 1 (1.79%) Ext JS
7 1 (1.79%) JSON
7 1 (1.79%) SOAP
7 1 (1.79%) XML
7 1 (1.79%) Swing
7 1 (1.79%) HTML
7 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 11 (19.64%) Fixed Income
2 10 (17.86%) Equities
2 10 (17.86%) Derivative
3 9 (16.07%) Credit Risk
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.57%) Clustering
6 2 (3.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.93%) UNIX
2 2 (3.57%) Solaris
2 2 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) OO
2 13 (23.21%) People Management
3 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (10.71%) Project Management
4 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 3 (5.36%) Requirements Management
5 3 (5.36%) ETL
5 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.57%) Data Mapping
6 2 (3.57%) Migration
6 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.57%) Use Case
6 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.79%) Data Modelling
7 1 (1.79%) Workflow
7 1 (1.79%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (1.79%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (62.50%) Java
2 9 (16.07%) PL/SQL
2 9 (16.07%) T-SQL
3 8 (14.29%) Perl
3 8 (14.29%) SQR
3 8 (14.29%) Korn
3 8 (14.29%) C-shell
4 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.36%) Python
6 2 (3.57%) VBScript
6 2 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) MCSE
2 1 (1.79%) MCSA
2 1 (1.79%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.79%) MCTS
2 1 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.79%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 21 (37.50%) Oracle
2 13 (23.21%) Sybase
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.36%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.79%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.79%) Reuters
5 1 (1.79%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.79%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.79%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) Actimize
5 1 (1.79%) Tableau