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 September 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL 38 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 31.40% 11.11% 19.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 49.35% 16.42% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 14
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£300 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.98% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -12.72%
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
77 67 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 63.64% 67.68% 47.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 32
Average daily rate £313 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 27 (55.10%) Java
1 27 (55.10%) Banking
2 24 (48.98%) Finance
3 22 (44.90%) Oracle
3 22 (44.90%) UNIX
4 18 (36.73%) SQL Server
5 14 (28.57%) Sybase
6 13 (26.53%) Investment Banking
7 11 (22.45%) Credit Risk
7 11 (22.45%) T-SQL
7 11 (22.45%) WebLogic
8 10 (20.41%) Korn
8 10 (20.41%) C-shell
8 10 (20.41%) Spring
8 10 (20.41%) Hibernate
9 9 (18.37%) Perl
9 9 (18.37%) SQR
10 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL
10 8 (16.33%) Maven
10 8 (16.33%) Spring Integration
11 7 (14.29%) Fixed Income
11 7 (14.29%) WebSphere
11 7 (14.29%) Java EE
11 7 (14.29%) OO
11 7 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.24%) FpML
12 6 (12.24%) Project Management
12 6 (12.24%) Financial Institution

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 11 (22.45%) WebLogic
2 7 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
2 3 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.04%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (36.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (12.24%) Oracle BI EE
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.12%) Data Mining
3 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.08%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.04%) QlikView
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Maven
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (55.10%) Banking
2 24 (48.98%) Finance
3 13 (26.53%) Investment Banking
4 6 (12.24%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.12%) International Banking
6 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.08%) Retail
7 1 (2.04%) General Ledger
7 1 (2.04%) Law
7 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Developer
2 17 (34.69%) Java Developer
3 13 (26.53%) Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Business Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Applications Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.12%) Banking Business Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.12%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) OBIEE Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.08%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (4.08%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Specialist
9 1 (2.04%) OBIEE Developer
9 1 (2.04%) Microsoft BI Consultant
9 1 (2.04%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Spring
1 10 (20.41%) Hibernate
2 8 (16.33%) Spring Integration
3 7 (14.29%) Java EE
4 6 (12.24%) FpML
4 6 (12.24%) J2EE
5 4 (8.16%) Struts
6 2 (4.08%) .NET
7 1 (2.04%) WPF
7 1 (2.04%) Silverlight
7 1 (2.04%) Ext JS
7 1 (2.04%) HTML
7 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.04%) SOAP
7 1 (2.04%) XML
7 1 (2.04%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Credit Risk
2 7 (14.29%) Fixed Income
2 7 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (12.24%) Derivative
3 6 (12.24%) Equities
4 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Reference Data
5 2 (4.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.90%) UNIX
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Solaris
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) OO
1 7 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (12.24%) Project Management
2 6 (12.24%) People Management
3 4 (8.16%) ETL
3 4 (8.16%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) Requirements Management
4 3 (6.12%) Data Mapping
4 3 (6.12%) Migration
4 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.08%) Use Case
6 1 (2.04%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.04%) ETRM
6 1 (2.04%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.04%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 27 (55.10%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) T-SQL
3 10 (20.41%) Korn
3 10 (20.41%) C-shell
4 9 (18.37%) Perl
4 9 (18.37%) SQR
5 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.08%) VBScript
7 2 (4.08%) VB
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.04%) C#
8 1 (2.04%) Python
8 1 (2.04%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) MCTS
2 1 (2.04%) MCITP
2 1 (2.04%) MCSE
2 1 (2.04%) MCSA
2 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.04%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Oracle
2 14 (28.57%) Sybase
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.20%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.08%) Cognos
5 2 (4.08%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Actimize
6 1 (2.04%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Reuters
6 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.04%) Tableau