The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 16 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 26 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.40% 8.14% 14.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.67% 30.43% 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 10
Median daily rate £413 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £353 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £373 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.39 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+12.84% -10.00%

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 Northern Ireland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
75 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 32.89% 26.74% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 10 14
Median daily rate £420 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.40% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £304 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £390 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.42 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.39% -18.46%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

SQL Server Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

SQL Server Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

SQL Server Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -3 25 £413 +13.79% 5
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 14 (45.16%) .NET
2 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 12 (38.71%) C#
4 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
4 8 (25.81%) XML
4 8 (25.81%) Windows
5 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
6 6 (19.35%) Oracle
6 6 (19.35%) C++
6 6 (19.35%) C
6 6 (19.35%) Banking
6 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
7 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (16.13%) UML
7 5 (16.13%) HTML
7 5 (16.13%) MVC
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) RDBMS
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
8 4 (12.90%) Ab Initio
8 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
8 4 (12.90%) DB2
8 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
8 4 (12.90%) Web Services
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) EngageOne
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DHCP
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) RDBMS
1 5 (16.13%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.90%) DB2
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) QlikView
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (3.23%) Power BI
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.23%) CppUnit
2 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Advertising
4 1 (3.23%) Billing
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) .NET Developer
3 7 (22.58%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (22.58%) C# Developer
4 6 (19.35%) C++ Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Ab Initio Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Project Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Business Data Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) DBA
8 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) XML
3 5 (16.13%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
4 4 (12.90%) Web Services
5 3 (9.68%) JMS
6 2 (6.45%) CSS
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.23%) EJB
7 1 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (3.23%) JDBC
7 1 (3.23%) jQuery
7 1 (3.23%) JSP
7 1 (3.23%) LINQ
7 1 (3.23%) Servlets
7 1 (3.23%) SOAP
7 1 (3.23%) WCF
7 1 (3.23%) WPF
7 1 (3.23%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.13%) MVC
2 5 (16.13%) UML
3 4 (12.90%) Metaprogramming
3 4 (12.90%) Parallel Processing
3 4 (12.90%) Resource Management
4 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
4 3 (9.68%) ETL
5 2 (6.45%) Data Management
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Release Management
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) SQL
2 12 (38.71%) C#
3 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) C
4 6 (19.35%) C++
5 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
5 4 (12.90%) Korn
5 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.45%) Java
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.23%) VB
7 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Simpana
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) Cognos
4 1 (3.23%) CommVault
4 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.23%) VMware