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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 14 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 8 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 8.60% 31.58% 23.60%
As % of the Programming Languages category 17.78% 62.07% 54.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 18
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £258 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £410 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.57%
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
45 29 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 48.39% 50.88% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 30
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.96 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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
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 29 January 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 30 (61.22%) Java
2 22 (44.90%) Finance
3 20 (40.82%) Banking
3 20 (40.82%) Oracle
4 19 (38.78%) SQL Server
4 19 (38.78%) UNIX
5 15 (30.61%) Java EE
5 15 (30.61%) OO
5 15 (30.61%) WebLogic
6 13 (26.53%) People Management
7 12 (24.49%) Sybase
8 11 (22.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (22.45%) WebSphere
8 11 (22.45%) Fixed Income
9 10 (20.41%) Equities
9 10 (20.41%) Degree
9 10 (20.41%) Derivative
9 10 (20.41%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (18.37%) FpML
10 9 (18.37%) J2EE
10 9 (18.37%) PL/SQL
11 8 (16.33%) T-SQL
11 8 (16.33%) Korn
12 7 (14.29%) Credit Risk
12 7 (14.29%) Spring
12 7 (14.29%) Investment Banking
12 7 (14.29%) Hibernate
12 7 (14.29%) Perl
12 7 (14.29%) SQR

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 15 (30.61%) WebLogic
2 11 (22.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.12%) MS Office
2 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (4.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.04%) Markit EDM
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (12.24%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (10.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
5 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
6 3 (6.12%) Data Mining
7 2 (4.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (4.08%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
8 1 (2.04%) DB2
8 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.04%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Maven
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (44.90%) Finance
2 20 (40.82%) Banking
3 7 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.16%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.08%) International Banking
5 2 (4.08%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Developer
2 17 (34.69%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Lead Developer
3 7 (14.29%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Applications Support
5 4 (8.16%) Lead Java Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) OBIEE Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) DBA
8 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) Java EE
2 10 (20.41%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (18.37%) FpML
3 9 (18.37%) J2EE
4 7 (14.29%) Spring
4 7 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 5 (10.20%) Struts
5 5 (10.20%) Spring Integration
6 2 (4.08%) Struts2
6 2 (4.08%) jQuery
6 2 (4.08%) JSP
6 2 (4.08%) Servlets
6 2 (4.08%) XML
6 2 (4.08%) HTML
7 1 (2.04%) JMS
7 1 (2.04%) Swing
7 1 (2.04%) .NET
7 1 (2.04%) Web Services
7 1 (2.04%) SOAP
7 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 11 (22.45%) Fixed Income
2 10 (20.41%) Equities
2 10 (20.41%) Derivative
3 7 (14.29%) Credit Risk
4 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.04%) Reference Data
7 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.04%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) UNIX
2 4 (8.16%) Windows
3 3 (6.12%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) Solaris
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) OO
2 13 (26.53%) People Management
3 6 (12.24%) Project Management
4 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.12%) ETL
5 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.12%) Data Mapping
5 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.08%) Migration
7 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.04%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.04%) Content Management
7 1 (2.04%) MVC
7 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.04%) Workflow
7 1 (2.04%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.04%) Business Development
7 1 (2.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (61.22%) Java
2 9 (18.37%) PL/SQL
3 8 (16.33%) T-SQL
3 8 (16.33%) Korn
4 7 (14.29%) Perl
4 7 (14.29%) SQR
4 7 (14.29%) C-shell
5 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.12%) Python
7 1 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) VBScript
7 1 (2.04%) VB
7 1 (2.04%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.04%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) PMP
2 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.04%) MCSE
2 1 (2.04%) MCSA
2 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.04%) MCTS
2 1 (2.04%) MCITP
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.04%) Control-M
2 1 (2.04%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Oracle
2 12 (24.49%) Sybase
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Ab Initio
4 2 (4.08%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.08%) Cognos
5 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.04%) Reuters
5 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.04%) Actimize
5 1 (2.04%) Tableau