The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 14 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 10.31% 9.46% 14.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.71% 46.67% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 16
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£350 £280 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £280 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £346 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
SQL Server
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
28 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 28.87% 20.27% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 23
Average daily rate £350 £341 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% -6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server across the County Antrim region.

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the County Antrim region.

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -9 9 £350 +25.00% 5
SQL Server
Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing SQL Server 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 Server.

1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 16 (48.48%) Banking
3 14 (42.42%) Java
4 13 (39.39%) Finance
4 13 (39.39%) WebSphere
5 12 (36.36%) Oracle
6 11 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
7 10 (30.30%) Derivative
7 10 (30.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (30.30%) Fixed Income
7 10 (30.30%) Equities
7 10 (30.30%) Java EE
7 10 (30.30%) WebLogic
7 10 (30.30%) OO
7 10 (30.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (27.27%) FpML
9 8 (24.24%) Ab Initio
9 8 (24.24%) Degree
9 8 (24.24%) Korn
9 8 (24.24%) People Management
10 6 (18.18%) Investment Banking
10 6 (18.18%) Linux
11 5 (15.15%) XML
11 5 (15.15%) DB2
11 5 (15.15%) HTML
11 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
11 5 (15.15%) Windows
11 5 (15.15%) RDBMS
11 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
11 5 (15.15%) Relational Database

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim region citing SQL Server 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 Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (39.39%) WebSphere
2 10 (30.30%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Lync
4 1 (3.03%) Kentico
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DHCP
1 2 (6.06%) FTP
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (15.15%) DB2
2 5 (15.15%) RDBMS
2 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.06%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Maven
General
1 16 (48.48%) Banking
2 13 (39.39%) Finance
3 6 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) International Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Developer
2 10 (30.30%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Ab Initio Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Lead Developer
4 4 (12.12%) .NET Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Lead Java Developer
5 3 (9.09%) DBA
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
6 2 (6.06%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) IT Support
7 1 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Network Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Java Applications Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (30.30%) Java EE
3 9 (27.27%) FpML
4 5 (15.15%) HTML
4 5 (15.15%) XML
5 4 (12.12%) JMS
5 4 (12.12%) Web Services
5 4 (12.12%) jQuery
5 4 (12.12%) .NET
5 4 (12.12%) CSS
5 4 (12.12%) Hibernate
5 4 (12.12%) Spring
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 2 (6.06%) Struts
7 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (6.06%) Spring Integration
8 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (3.03%) HTML5
8 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (3.03%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 10 (30.30%) Fixed Income
1 10 (30.30%) Equities
1 10 (30.30%) Derivative
2 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
2 2 (6.06%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.03%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
3 4 (12.12%) UNIX
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) OO
2 8 (24.24%) People Management
3 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Resource Management
4 4 (12.12%) Metaprogramming
4 4 (12.12%) Parallel Processing
5 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 3 (9.09%) MVC
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) Time Management
6 2 (6.06%) Data Mapping
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.03%) Coaching
7 1 (3.03%) OOP
7 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.03%) ETL
7 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (57.58%) SQL
2 14 (42.42%) Java
3 8 (24.24%) Korn
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (12.12%) Perl
5 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
5 4 (12.12%) SQR
5 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.12%) C-shell
5 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
5 4 (12.12%) C#
6 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.06%) ActionScript 2.0
6 2 (6.06%) VBScript
6 2 (6.06%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.03%) Python
7 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Control-M
1 2 (6.06%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) Ab Initio
3 4 (12.12%) Sybase
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) Reuters
6 1 (3.03%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.03%) Actimize