The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Database & Business Intelligence category for the County Antrim 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 9.80% 10.00% 10.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.62% 62.16% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 2
Average daily rate £363 £375 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +76.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
21 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 20.59% 16.09% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 2
Average daily rate £375 £375 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +76.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
Northern Ireland

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
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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +4 10 £363 -3.33% 3
SQL Server
Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 14 (63.64%) .NET
2 12 (54.55%) C#
3 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) WCF
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
5 7 (31.82%) SQL
5 7 (31.82%) SOA
6 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 6 (27.27%) OO
6 6 (27.27%) OOD
7 5 (22.73%) Data Management
7 5 (22.73%) Web Services
7 5 (22.73%) XML
7 5 (22.73%) EDRMS
7 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 5 (22.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (18.18%) RubyMine
8 4 (18.18%) Sass
8 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (18.18%) Alfresco
8 4 (18.18%) JRuby
8 4 (18.18%) HTML5
8 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
8 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
8 4 (18.18%) Active Record
8 4 (18.18%) HTML
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) Alfresco
3 2 (9.09%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) EDRMS
2 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (9.09%) MS Access
5 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Subversion
1 4 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 4 (18.18%) RubyMine
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
1 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) C# Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior C# Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) WPF Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Silverlight Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) DBA
6 1 (4.55%) Database Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (63.64%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
3 8 (36.36%) WCF
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 5 (22.73%) XML
4 5 (22.73%) jQuery
4 5 (22.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (18.18%) Sass
5 4 (18.18%) HTML5
5 4 (18.18%) JRuby
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (18.18%) CSS
6 3 (13.64%) WPF
6 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
7 2 (9.09%) LINQ
7 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (4.55%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) Equities
2 1 (4.55%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Solaris
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) SOA
3 6 (27.27%) OO
3 6 (27.27%) OOD
4 5 (22.73%) Data Management
5 4 (18.18%) Active Record
6 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 3 (13.64%) Workflow
7 2 (9.09%) Web Development
7 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
8 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.55%) Migration
8 1 (4.55%) Build Automation
8 1 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL
8 1 (4.55%) OOP
8 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C#
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
3 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 4 (18.18%) Ruby
5 2 (9.09%) C
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) TIBCO