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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 17 2
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL 23 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 26.44% 6.98% 31.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 56.10% 16.22% 61.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 10
Average daily rate £294 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £328 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £348 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.03% +1.78%
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
41 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 47.13% 43.02% 51.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 14
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 30 (52.63%) Finance
2 22 (38.60%) Java
2 22 (38.60%) Banking
3 21 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 14 (24.56%) VBA
6 13 (22.81%) C#
6 13 (22.81%) BusinessObjects
7 12 (21.05%) Relational Database
8 11 (19.30%) MS Access
8 11 (19.30%) VB
8 11 (19.30%) Sybase
9 10 (17.54%) Cognos
9 10 (17.54%) Data Mining
9 10 (17.54%) Validation
9 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (17.54%) Data Validation
10 9 (15.79%) Data Modelling
10 9 (15.79%) Windows
10 9 (15.79%) Linux
11 8 (14.04%) Oracle
11 8 (14.04%) VBScript
11 8 (14.04%) PL/SQL
11 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
11 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (12.28%) Defect Management
12 7 (12.28%) Manual Testing
12 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
13 6 (10.53%) Unix

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.02%) NetWeaver
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.75%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 11 (19.30%) MS Access
4 10 (17.54%) Data Mining
5 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
6 5 (8.77%) NewSQL
6 5 (8.77%) NoSQL
6 5 (8.77%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.26%) OLAP
8 3 (5.26%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (3.51%) Big Data
9 2 (3.51%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.75%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) PVCS
2 3 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 30 (52.63%) Finance
2 22 (38.60%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (52.63%) Developer
2 20 (35.09%) Analyst
3 10 (17.54%) Data Analyst
4 9 (15.79%) Access Developer
4 9 (15.79%) VBA Developer
5 7 (12.28%) Access VBA Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Java Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) C++ Developer
7 5 (8.77%) Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Oracle Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Payroll Consultant
8 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Microsoft BI Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (7.02%) Unix Developer
8 4 (7.02%) VBA Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) J2EE
1 5 (8.77%) JSF
1 5 (8.77%) STL
2 4 (7.02%) EJB
2 4 (7.02%) EJB 3.0
2 4 (7.02%) Java EE 5
2 4 (7.02%) JAX-WS
2 4 (7.02%) JDBC
2 4 (7.02%) JMS
2 4 (7.02%) XML
3 3 (5.26%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) JSP
4 2 (3.51%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) Ajax
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) Java EE
5 1 (1.75%) JAXB
5 1 (1.75%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.75%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.75%) Derivative
3 1 (1.75%) Equities
3 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Linux
1 9 (15.79%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (17.54%) Data Validation
1 10 (17.54%) Validation
2 9 (15.79%) Data Modelling
3 8 (14.04%) Data Analysis
3 8 (14.04%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (12.28%) Defect Management
4 7 (12.28%) Manual Testing
5 6 (10.53%) Data Governance
6 5 (8.77%) Data Management
6 5 (8.77%) Data Migration
6 5 (8.77%) Low Latency
6 5 (8.77%) Migration
6 5 (8.77%) Multithreading
6 5 (8.77%) OO
7 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.02%) Test Planning
7 4 (7.02%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) Java
2 14 (24.56%) VBA
3 13 (22.81%) C#
4 11 (19.30%) VB
5 8 (14.04%) PL/SQL
5 8 (14.04%) VBScript
6 5 (8.77%) C++
7 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.51%) Scala
9 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.30%) Sybase
3 10 (17.54%) Cognos
4 8 (14.04%) Oracle
5 4 (7.02%) IBM
5 4 (7.02%) SAP
6 3 (5.26%) Citrix
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