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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 31 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 37.80% 10.89% 16.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 64.58% 26.83% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 17
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£213 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.37% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.30 £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.60% +10.90%
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
48 41 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 58.54% 40.59% 53.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 49
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £384 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +5.88%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015, 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%) Oracle
2 18 (39.13%) Finance
3 16 (34.78%) Web Services
4 15 (32.61%) UNIX
5 13 (28.26%) Linux
6 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
6 12 (26.09%) Banking
7 11 (23.91%) Java
8 10 (21.74%) XSL
8 10 (21.74%) Shell Script
8 10 (21.74%) Actimize
9 8 (17.39%) ITIL
10 6 (13.04%) Windows
10 6 (13.04%) IBM Notes
10 6 (13.04%) Lotus
10 6 (13.04%) Cognos
10 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 6 (13.04%) Project Management
10 6 (13.04%) Equities
10 6 (13.04%) Derivative
11 5 (10.87%) Release Management
11 5 (10.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (10.87%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (10.87%) Intranet
11 5 (10.87%) Internet
11 5 (10.87%) Extranet
11 5 (10.87%) Cisco
11 5 (10.87%) IIS
12 4 (8.70%) .NET

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 6 (13.04%) IBM Notes
1 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.87%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (10.87%) IIS
3 2 (4.35%) Xceptor
3 2 (4.35%) SAS
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) assyst
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.35%) Markit EDM
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Intranet
1 5 (10.87%) Internet
1 5 (10.87%) Extranet
2 2 (4.35%) FTP
3 1 (2.17%) SAN
3 1 (2.17%) MGCP
3 1 (2.17%) H.323
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) DB2
2 3 (6.52%) Data Mining
2 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.35%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Subversion
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 12 (26.09%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Local Government
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Law
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 17 (36.96%) Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Support Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Web Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Web Support Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Data Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (4.35%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) DBA
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Systems Support
8 1 (2.17%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Business Developer
8 1 (2.17%) C++ Developer
8 1 (2.17%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) Web Services
2 10 (21.74%) XSL
3 4 (8.70%) XML
3 4 (8.70%) .NET
4 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.35%) COM
5 2 (4.35%) CSS
5 2 (4.35%) JMS
5 2 (4.35%) HTML
6 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.17%) WCF
6 1 (2.17%) LINQ
6 1 (2.17%) jQuery
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (2.17%) RESTful
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.17%) HTML5
6 1 (2.17%) Entity Framework
6 1 (2.17%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Equities
1 6 (13.04%) Derivative
2 5 (10.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 3 (6.52%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) IVR
6 1 (2.17%) Statistics
6 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.17%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) UNIX
2 13 (28.26%) Linux
3 6 (13.04%) Windows
4 3 (6.52%) Solaris
5 2 (4.35%) AIX
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.17%) Android
6 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Project Management
3 5 (10.87%) Release Management
4 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.52%) SDLC
5 3 (6.52%) Machine Learning
5 3 (6.52%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (6.52%) OO
6 2 (4.35%) CRM
6 2 (4.35%) Service Management
6 2 (4.35%) ETL
6 2 (4.35%) Change Management
6 2 (4.35%) MVC
6 2 (4.35%) Data Management
6 2 (4.35%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Refactoring
6 2 (4.35%) Data Governance
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) Java
2 10 (21.74%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.70%) C#
4 3 (6.52%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.35%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (4.35%) ActionScript
5 2 (4.35%) C++
5 2 (4.35%) Perl
5 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
1 2 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.17%) CCIE
2 1 (2.17%) CCNA
2 1 (2.17%) CCDP
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.17%) PMP
2 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Control-M
1 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) Actimize
3 6 (13.04%) Cognos
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) Lotus
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco
5 3 (6.52%) Juniper
5 3 (6.52%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.17%) Xamarin
6 1 (2.17%) Sybase
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.17%) Nortel
6 1 (2.17%) Avaya