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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL 10 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 11.11% 29.29% 15.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.00% 51.79% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 10
Median daily rate £300 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £164 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £445 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.66%
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
25 56 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 27.78% 56.57% 52.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 29 13
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 13 (39.39%) C#
2 13 (39.39%) Java
3 11 (33.33%) Banking
4 10 (30.30%) Validation
4 10 (30.30%) Data Validation
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (24.24%) VBScript
6 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
6 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (21.21%) Defect Management
7 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
7 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (18.18%) Migration
8 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
8 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 5 (15.15%) HTML
9 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
9 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle Payroll

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 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.06%) NetWeaver
2 2 (6.06%) Node.js
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (9.09%) OLAP
4 3 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
4 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.03%) DB2
5 1 (3.03%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (6.06%) MSI
2 2 (6.06%) PVCS
3 1 (3.03%) MorphX
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Consultant
4 6 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Developer
5 5 (15.15%) Oracle Consultant
5 5 (15.15%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
5 5 (15.15%) Payroll Consultant
6 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
6 4 (12.12%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Oracle Consultant
7 3 (9.09%) Senior Oracle Payroll Consultant
8 2 (6.06%) Developer in Test
8 2 (6.06%) SSRS Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
9 1 (3.03%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (6.06%) EJB
3 2 (6.06%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (6.06%) HTML5
3 2 (6.06%) J2EE
3 2 (6.06%) Java EE 5
3 2 (6.06%) JAX-WS
3 2 (6.06%) JDBC
3 2 (6.06%) JMS
3 2 (6.06%) JSF
4 1 (3.03%) CSS
4 1 (3.03%) Java EE
4 1 (3.03%) JSP
4 1 (3.03%) MDX
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.03%) Graphic Design
2 1 (3.03%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Data Validation
1 10 (30.30%) Validation
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (21.21%) Defect Management
4 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 6 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (12.12%) UML
7 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 3 (9.09%) Office Automation
7 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 3 (9.09%) Software Delivery
7 3 (9.09%) Software Deployment
8 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
8 2 (6.06%) Test Strategy
8 2 (6.06%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) C#
1 13 (39.39%) Java
2 8 (24.24%) VBScript
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
4 5 (15.15%) T-SQL
5 3 (9.09%) VBA
6 2 (6.06%) Perl
6 2 (6.06%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (3.03%) X++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO 9001
1 2 (6.06%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (6.06%) Unicenter
3 1 (3.03%) SCDPM
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle
3 2 (6.06%) CA
3 2 (6.06%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) HP