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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 22 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 21.57% 26.09% 13.66%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.38% 52.94% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
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£300 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £475
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 £26.00 £27.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -6.89%
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
64 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 62.75% 49.28% 34.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 25
Average daily rate £300 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £400 £445
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 £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014, 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 34 (60.71%) Java
2 27 (48.21%) Finance
3 25 (44.64%) Banking
4 23 (41.07%) Oracle
4 23 (41.07%) SQL Server
5 20 (35.71%) UNIX
6 16 (28.57%) WebLogic
7 15 (26.79%) OO
7 15 (26.79%) Java EE
8 13 (23.21%) People Management
9 12 (21.43%) Sybase
9 12 (21.43%) WebSphere
10 11 (19.64%) PL/SQL
10 11 (19.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (19.64%) Fixed Income
10 11 (19.64%) Investment Banking
11 10 (17.86%) J2EE
11 10 (17.86%) Equities
11 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (17.86%) Derivative
11 10 (17.86%) Degree
11 10 (17.86%) FIX Protocol
12 9 (16.07%) FpML
13 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
13 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 8 (14.29%) Korn
13 8 (14.29%) Credit Risk
14 7 (12.50%) Perl
14 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (12.50%) SQR

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 16 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 12 (21.43%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Office
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.79%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 6 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (8.93%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
7 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (5.36%) Data Mining
8 2 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (3.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.79%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (1.79%) QlikView
9 1 (1.79%) DB2
9 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Maven
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (48.21%) Finance
2 25 (44.64%) Banking
3 11 (19.64%) Investment Banking
4 5 (8.93%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.36%) International Banking
6 2 (3.57%) General Ledger
6 2 (3.57%) Retail
7 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Developer
2 18 (32.14%) Java Developer
3 11 (19.64%) Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Lead Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Applications Support
7 4 (7.14%) Consultant
7 4 (7.14%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Banking Business Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Developer Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) DBA
9 2 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (3.57%) SQL DBA
9 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) OBIEE Consultant
10 1 (1.79%) Microsoft BI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) Java EE
2 10 (17.86%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (17.86%) J2EE
3 9 (16.07%) FpML
4 7 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 7 (12.50%) Spring
5 6 (10.71%) Struts
6 5 (8.93%) Spring Integration
7 2 (3.57%) Struts2
7 2 (3.57%) JSP
7 2 (3.57%) Servlets
7 2 (3.57%) XML
7 2 (3.57%) jQuery
8 1 (1.79%) Ext JS
8 1 (1.79%) JSON
8 1 (1.79%) Swing
8 1 (1.79%) JMS
8 1 (1.79%) SOAP
8 1 (1.79%) Web Services
8 1 (1.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 11 (19.64%) Fixed Income
2 10 (17.86%) Equities
2 10 (17.86%) Derivative
3 8 (14.29%) Credit Risk
4 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.36%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.57%) Clustering
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.79%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.79%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) UNIX
2 4 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (7.14%) Solaris
3 3 (5.36%) Linux
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) OO
2 13 (23.21%) People Management
3 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (12.50%) Project Management
4 5 (8.93%) ETL
5 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.36%) Requirements Management
6 3 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.36%) Data Mapping
7 2 (3.57%) Use Case
7 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.57%) Migration
7 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.79%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.79%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (1.79%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.79%) Workflow
8 1 (1.79%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (60.71%) Java
2 11 (19.64%) PL/SQL
3 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 8 (14.29%) Korn
4 7 (12.50%) SQR
4 7 (12.50%) C-shell
4 7 (12.50%) Perl
5 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.36%) Python
7 2 (3.57%) VBScript
7 2 (3.57%) VB
8 1 (1.79%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.79%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) MCSE
2 1 (1.79%) MCSA
2 1 (1.79%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.79%) MCTS
2 1 (1.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.79%) Control-M
2 1 (1.79%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) Oracle
2 12 (21.43%) Sybase
3 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.93%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.57%) SAP
5 2 (3.57%) Cognos
5 2 (3.57%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.57%) Tableau
6 1 (1.79%) Actimize
6 1 (1.79%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.79%) Reuters
6 1 (1.79%) Bloomberg