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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 26 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 21.14% 28.99% 14.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 59.09% 52.63% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 5
Median daily rate £195 £200 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -44.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £462 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £332
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £28.13 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +14.79%
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
44 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 35.77% 55.07% 36.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 13
Median daily rate £385 £329 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -9.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £463 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016, 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 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 16 (45.71%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (45.71%) Finance
3 14 (40.00%) QlikView
4 13 (37.14%) VMware
5 12 (34.29%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
6 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
6 11 (31.43%) Cognos
6 11 (31.43%) Oracle Database
7 10 (28.57%) vRealize
7 10 (28.57%) Banking
8 9 (25.71%) PL/SQL
9 7 (20.00%) Windows
10 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 5 (14.29%) Java
10 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (11.43%) Scala
11 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
11 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
11 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (11.43%) JMS
11 4 (11.43%) J2EE
12 3 (8.57%) Unix
12 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
12 3 (8.57%) SOAP

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 3 (8.57%) JBoss
1 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
1 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.86%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.86%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Azure Machine Learning
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) DHCP
1 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.86%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) QlikView
2 12 (34.29%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (31.43%) Oracle Database
3 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
4 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.86%) Big Data
8 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.71%) MSI
3 1 (2.86%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.86%) MorphX
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (45.71%) Finance
2 10 (28.57%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.86%) Advertising
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Business Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Business Objects Developer
4 4 (11.43%) Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Database Specialist
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Software Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) J2EE
1 4 (11.43%) JMS
2 3 (8.57%) Java EE
2 3 (8.57%) SOAP
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.71%) HTML5
3 2 (5.71%) Node.js
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.86%) EJB
4 1 (2.86%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (2.86%) Java EE 5
4 1 (2.86%) JAX-WS
4 1 (2.86%) JDBC
4 1 (2.86%) JSF
4 1 (2.86%) MDX
4 1 (2.86%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.86%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.86%) Life Science
2 1 (2.86%) LIMS
2 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
4 3 (8.57%) Benchmarking
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
4 3 (8.57%) Cost Transparency
4 3 (8.57%) Office Automation
4 3 (8.57%) Software Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Software Deployment
4 3 (8.57%) Workflow
5 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.71%) Migration
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.86%) Data Management
6 1 (2.86%) Predictive Analytics
6 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) PL/SQL
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 4 (11.43%) Scala
4 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 2 (5.71%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.86%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) R
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.86%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) HND
1 2 (5.71%) MCP
1 2 (5.71%) MCSE
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) GxP
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) vRealize
2 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.71%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.86%) Simpana
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 13 (37.14%) VMware
3 11 (31.43%) Cognos
3 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) CA
5 2 (5.71%) Civica
5 2 (5.71%) CommVault
5 2 (5.71%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) Altiris
6 1 (2.86%) Compuware
6 1 (2.86%) Tableau