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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 5 2 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL 43 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 20.19% 30.67% 12.79%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.33% 60.53% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 3
Median daily rate £360 £308 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% +2.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.09%

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
129 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 60.56% 50.67% 53.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 22 21
Median daily rate £410 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.67 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.67%) Finance
3 25 (33.33%) C#
4 24 (32.00%) Java
4 24 (32.00%) Banking
5 22 (29.33%) BDD
5 22 (29.33%) TDD
6 20 (26.67%) Multithreading
7 19 (25.33%) C++
7 19 (25.33%) OOD
8 17 (22.67%) Oracle
9 15 (20.00%) NoSQL
10 14 (18.67%) Data Validation
10 14 (18.67%) Python
10 14 (18.67%) Validation
11 13 (17.33%) Front Office
11 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
11 13 (17.33%) .NET
11 13 (17.33%) Degree
12 12 (16.00%) Integration Testing
12 12 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (16.00%) Information Security
13 11 (14.67%) QA
14 10 (13.33%) Mathematics
14 10 (13.33%) Linux
15 9 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
15 9 (12.00%) RDBMS
15 9 (12.00%) Equity Derivative
15 9 (12.00%) Oracle Database
15 9 (12.00%) Relational Database

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 6 (8.00%) Apache
2 2 (2.67%) Confluence
2 2 (2.67%) IIS
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.33%) SAS
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.67%) MS Project
1 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.33%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.33%) DHCP
2 1 (1.33%) DNS
2 1 (1.33%) NAS
2 1 (1.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 9 (12.00%) RDBMS
3 9 (12.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (9.33%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (9.33%) QlikView
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.33%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.67%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.67%) JIRA
2 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.33%) Ant
3 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.33%) CppUnit
3 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.33%) Maven
3 1 (1.33%) MSI
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (34.67%) Finance
2 24 (32.00%) Banking
3 13 (17.33%) Front Office
4 5 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Billing
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (60.00%) Developer
2 20 (26.67%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.67%) Senior Developer
4 12 (16.00%) Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Lead Developer
5 11 (14.67%) .NET Developer
6 9 (12.00%) C# Developer
6 9 (12.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 8 (10.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 7 (9.33%) Test Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) Banking Analyst
9 5 (6.67%) C++ Developer
10 4 (5.33%) Business Developer
10 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 4 (5.33%) SQL Developer
11 3 (4.00%) Consultant
11 3 (4.00%) DBA
11 3 (4.00%) Oracle Consultant
11 3 (4.00%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
11 3 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) .NET
2 7 (9.33%) WPF
2 7 (9.33%) XML
3 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (5.33%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.33%) jQuery
5 4 (5.33%) Node.js
6 3 (4.00%) Web Services
7 2 (2.67%) JSP
7 2 (2.67%) Servlets
8 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (1.33%) EJB
8 1 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (1.33%) J2SE
8 1 (1.33%) JDBC
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (1.33%) STL
8 1 (1.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Mathematics
2 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.00%) Equity Derivative
3 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.00%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.67%) Derivative
5 2 (2.67%) Equities
5 2 (2.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.33%) Clustering
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.33%) Linux
2 8 (10.67%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (29.33%) BDD
2 22 (29.33%) TDD
3 20 (26.67%) Multithreading
4 19 (25.33%) OOD
5 14 (18.67%) Data Validation
5 14 (18.67%) Validation
6 12 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (16.00%) Information Security
6 12 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 9 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (9.33%) Manual Testing
8 7 (9.33%) MVC
8 7 (9.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (6.67%) Defect Management
10 4 (5.33%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.33%) ITIL
10 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.33%) Migration
10 4 (5.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.33%) C#
2 24 (32.00%) Java
3 19 (25.33%) C++
4 14 (18.67%) Python
5 8 (10.67%) PL/SQL
6 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.00%) C
7 3 (4.00%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.33%) Korn
9 1 (1.33%) VB
9 1 (1.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.67%) QA
2 4 (5.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) vRealize
2 1 (1.33%) AppManager
2 1 (1.33%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.33%) Simpana
2 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 17 (22.67%) Oracle
2 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.67%) VMware
4 4 (5.33%) Cognos
5 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.33%) CA
5 1 (1.33%) Citrix
5 1 (1.33%) CommVault
5 1 (1.33%) Sybase
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