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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 16 5
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL 33 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 26.40% 7.00% 18.92%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.59% 10.61% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 14
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£300 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £310 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+12.43% -15.90%
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 66 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 59.20% 66.00% 48.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 31
Average daily rate £306 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
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 22 September 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 September 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 25 (54.35%) Banking
2 24 (52.17%) Java
2 24 (52.17%) UNIX
3 23 (50.00%) Finance
4 22 (47.83%) Oracle
5 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
6 14 (30.43%) Sybase
7 13 (28.26%) Investment Banking
8 11 (23.91%) Credit Risk
8 11 (23.91%) T-SQL
9 10 (21.74%) C-shell
9 10 (21.74%) Korn
9 10 (21.74%) Spring
9 10 (21.74%) Hibernate
10 9 (19.57%) Perl
10 9 (19.57%) SQR
11 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
11 8 (17.39%) Business Objects
11 8 (17.39%) WebLogic
11 8 (17.39%) Maven
11 8 (17.39%) Spring Integration
12 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL
12 7 (15.22%) ETL
13 6 (13.04%) J2EE
13 6 (13.04%) Project Management
13 6 (13.04%) Financial Institution
13 6 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (13.04%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (13.04%) Relational Database

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 8 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Office
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle BI EE
2 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.87%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.87%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (10.87%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.52%) Data Mining
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.17%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Maven
General
1 25 (54.35%) Banking
2 23 (50.00%) Finance
3 13 (28.26%) Investment Banking
4 6 (13.04%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.52%) General Ledger
5 3 (6.52%) International Banking
6 2 (4.35%) Retail
7 1 (2.17%) Law
7 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Developer
2 15 (32.61%) Java Developer
3 13 (28.26%) Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Business Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Applications Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Specialist
8 3 (6.52%) Banking Business Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Lead Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Applications Support Analyst
10 1 (2.17%) Business Consultant
10 1 (2.17%) Oracle Developer
10 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (2.17%) Senior Developer
10 1 (2.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Hibernate
1 10 (21.74%) Spring
2 8 (17.39%) Spring Integration
3 6 (13.04%) J2EE
4 4 (8.70%) Java EE
4 4 (8.70%) Struts
5 3 (6.52%) FpML
6 2 (4.35%) .NET
7 1 (2.17%) HTML
7 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.17%) SOAP
7 1 (2.17%) WPF
7 1 (2.17%) Silverlight
7 1 (2.17%) Ext JS
7 1 (2.17%) XML
7 1 (2.17%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Credit Risk
2 4 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (8.70%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.52%) Equities
3 3 (6.52%) Derivative
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Reference Data
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (52.17%) UNIX
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Solaris
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (15.22%) ETL
3 6 (13.04%) Project Management
4 4 (8.70%) OO
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analysis
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 3 (6.52%) People Management
5 3 (6.52%) Requirements Management
5 3 (6.52%) Data Mapping
6 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.35%) Use Case
6 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.17%) ETRM
7 1 (2.17%) Kimball Methodology
7 1 (2.17%) Inmon Methodology
7 1 (2.17%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) Java
2 11 (23.91%) T-SQL
3 10 (21.74%) Korn
3 10 (21.74%) C-shell
4 9 (19.57%) SQR
4 9 (19.57%) Perl
5 7 (15.22%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.35%) VBScript
7 2 (4.35%) VB
8 1 (2.17%) Python
8 1 (2.17%) PowerHouse
8 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) MCSE
2 1 (2.17%) MCSA
2 1 (2.17%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) MCTS
2 1 (2.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Oracle
2 14 (30.43%) Sybase
3 8 (17.39%) Business Objects
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) SAP
4 5 (10.87%) Cognos
5 1 (2.17%) Reuters
5 1 (2.17%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Actimize
5 1 (2.17%) Tableau
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