The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Belfast region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL 13 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 14.77% 8.57% 18.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.14% 16.36% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 18
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£318 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.06% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
35 55 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 39.77% 52.38% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 26
Average daily rate £300 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.42 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
County Antrim

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 31 July 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 13 (44.83%) Oracle
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) UNIX
2 12 (41.38%) Banking
3 10 (34.48%) PL/SQL
4 9 (31.03%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (27.59%) Java
5 8 (27.59%) Business Objects
5 8 (27.59%) Investment Banking
6 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
6 7 (24.14%) Windows
6 7 (24.14%) ETL
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
7 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (20.69%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (17.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (17.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (17.24%) SAP
8 5 (17.24%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (17.24%) Cognos
8 5 (17.24%) Solaris
8 5 (17.24%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (13.79%) Migration
9 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (13.79%) .NET
9 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
9 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (13.79%) Credit Risk

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (20.69%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
4 5 (17.24%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (17.24%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (17.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (3.45%) QlikView
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (10.34%) Maven
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 12 (41.38%) Banking
3 8 (27.59%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.34%) General Ledger
4 3 (10.34%) Financial Institution
4 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.90%) Retail
6 1 (3.45%) International Banking
6 1 (3.45%) Law
6 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Business Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence Specialist
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (10.34%) DBA
7 2 (6.90%) Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Silverlight Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft BI Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Business Developer
8 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
2 3 (10.34%) Spring
2 3 (10.34%) Spring Integration
3 2 (6.90%) J2EE
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.45%) Struts
4 1 (3.45%) WPF
4 1 (3.45%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Credit Risk
2 2 (6.90%) Reference Data
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) UNIX
2 7 (24.14%) Windows
3 5 (17.24%) Solaris
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (24.14%) ETL
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
4 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.90%) Use Case
4 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Data Mapping
5 1 (3.45%) ETRM
5 1 (3.45%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (3.45%) Inmon Methodology
5 1 (3.45%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) PL/SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.34%) Korn
4 3 (10.34%) C-shell
5 2 (6.90%) SQR
5 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) VBScript
6 1 (3.45%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) Business Objects
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) SAP
4 5 (17.24%) Cognos
5 2 (6.90%) Sybase
6 1 (3.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.45%) Tableau
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
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