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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 28 15 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 26.17% 15.15% 24.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 50.91% 28.85% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 38
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£338 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £347 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
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
55 52 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 51.40% 52.53% 62.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 102
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £353 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

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 April 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 21 April 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 17 (42.50%) Oracle
2 14 (35.00%) Finance
3 13 (32.50%) Web Services
4 9 (22.50%) Banking
4 9 (22.50%) UNIX
4 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
4 9 (22.50%) Java
5 8 (20.00%) Cognos
5 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
6 7 (17.50%) Linux
6 7 (17.50%) OO
7 6 (15.00%) IBM Notes
7 6 (15.00%) XSL
7 6 (15.00%) ITIL
7 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (15.00%) IIS
7 6 (15.00%) Lotus
7 6 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (15.00%) Actimize
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
8 5 (12.50%) Project Management
8 5 (12.50%) Ab Initio
8 5 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (12.50%) Intranet
8 5 (12.50%) Internet
8 5 (12.50%) Extranet
8 5 (12.50%) ETL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.00%) IIS
2 6 (15.00%) IBM Notes
3 5 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (10.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.00%) SAS
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.50%) Apache
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (10.00%) assyst
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (7.50%) Markit EDM
4 2 (5.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Intranet
1 5 (12.50%) Internet
1 5 (12.50%) Extranet
2 3 (7.50%) FTP
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) MGCP
3 1 (2.50%) H.323
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (10.00%) DB2
3 4 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (7.50%) DB2 UDB
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (35.00%) Finance
2 9 (22.50%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.50%) Local Government
5 1 (2.50%) Law
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Web Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Web Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Lead Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Ab Initio Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) DBA
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.50%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.00%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.50%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.50%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) XSL
3 5 (12.50%) XML
4 4 (10.00%) Java EE
4 4 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (7.50%) .NET
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.50%) JMS
6 2 (5.00%) FpML
6 2 (5.00%) HTML
6 2 (5.00%) COM
6 2 (5.00%) CSS
6 2 (5.00%) J2EE
7 1 (2.50%) XSLT
7 1 (2.50%) WCF
7 1 (2.50%) LINQ
7 1 (2.50%) jQuery
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (10.00%) Replication
2 4 (10.00%) Fixed Income
2 4 (10.00%) Equities
2 4 (10.00%) Derivative
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) UNIX
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (5.00%) Solaris
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) OO
2 6 (15.00%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) Project Management
3 5 (12.50%) ETL
4 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.00%) Release Management
4 4 (10.00%) People Management
5 3 (7.50%) Data Mapping
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) MVC
6 2 (5.00%) Workflow
6 2 (5.00%) Service Management
6 2 (5.00%) CRM
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Machine Learning
6 2 (5.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (5.00%) Parallel Processing
6 2 (5.00%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (15.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.50%) ActionScript
4 3 (7.50%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (5.00%) Korn
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) CCIE
2 1 (2.50%) CCNA
2 1 (2.50%) CCDP
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) PMP
2 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Control-M
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Oracle
2 8 (20.00%) Cognos
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.00%) Lotus
3 6 (15.00%) Actimize
4 5 (12.50%) Ab Initio
5 2 (5.00%) Business Objects
5 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.50%) Nortel
6 1 (2.50%) Avaya
6 1 (2.50%) Tableau