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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 2 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing SQL 12 31 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 14.29% 34.83% 11.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.38% 60.78% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 6
Median daily rate £355 £225 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -39.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £169 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £458 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +5.38%
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 £32.66 £22.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+45.13% -29.68%
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
29 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 34.52% 57.30% 49.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 8
Median daily rate £385 £316 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £206 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £463 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
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 £37.50 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 27 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 27 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 16 (43.24%) Java
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 14 (37.84%) C#
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (29.73%) Validation
4 11 (29.73%) Banking
5 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
5 10 (27.03%) Data Validation
6 9 (24.32%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (24.32%) PL/SQL
7 8 (21.62%) VBScript
7 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (21.62%) Oracle
7 8 (21.62%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Defect Management
8 7 (18.92%) Manual Testing
8 7 (18.92%) Migration
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (16.22%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
9 6 (16.22%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
9 6 (16.22%) Oracle EBS R12
10 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
10 5 (13.51%) HTML

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 5 (13.51%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) JBoss
2 2 (5.41%) NetWeaver
2 2 (5.41%) Node.js
2 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.81%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (16.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.70%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (2.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (16.22%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (8.11%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (8.11%) OLAP
5 3 (8.11%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.70%) DB2
7 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) MSI
2 2 (5.41%) PVCS
3 1 (2.70%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.70%) MorphX
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (43.24%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Java Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Oracle Consultant
3 6 (16.22%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) Payroll Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Microsoft BI Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Oracle Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.41%) E-Business Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) HTML
2 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) J2EE
2 4 (10.81%) JMS
2 4 (10.81%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) Java EE
4 2 (5.41%) EJB
4 2 (5.41%) EJB 3.0
4 2 (5.41%) HTML5
4 2 (5.41%) Java EE 5
4 2 (5.41%) JAX-WS
4 2 (5.41%) JDBC
4 2 (5.41%) JSF
4 2 (5.41%) SOAP
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) JSP
5 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.70%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.70%) Life Science
2 1 (2.70%) LIMS
2 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Validation
2 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Data Validation
3 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (21.62%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Defect Management
4 7 (18.92%) Manual Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Migration
5 6 (16.22%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (8.11%) Office Automation
6 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Software Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) Software Deployment
6 3 (8.11%) UML
7 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
7 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) Java
2 14 (37.84%) C#
3 9 (24.32%) PL/SQL
4 8 (21.62%) VBScript
5 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
6 5 (13.51%) T-SQL
7 3 (8.11%) VBA
8 2 (5.41%) Perl
8 2 (5.41%) Python
8 2 (5.41%) Scala
9 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.70%) X++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.70%) GxP
3 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.41%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.70%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) CA
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) HP