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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 21 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 10 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.02% 4.23% 15.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 17.54% 9.68% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 13
Median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £375 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.44 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+37.57% +6.00%
SQL Server
UK

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
57 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.34% 43.66% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 26
Median daily rate £420 £313 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £268 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.44 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+49.37% -22.90%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 9 £425 +13.33% 8
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 10 (50.00%) C#
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (20.00%) MVC
7 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (20.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (20.00%) DHCP
7 4 (20.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix
7 4 (20.00%) HTML
7 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 4 (20.00%) HND
8 3 (15.00%) IIS
8 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (15.00%) SLA
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (15.00%) CommVault
8 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server

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 (15.00%) IIS
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Azure Machine Learning
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DHCP
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (10.00%) Power BI
7 1 (5.00%) Big Data
7 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 1 (5.00%) MySQL
7 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
7 1 (5.00%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (5.00%) QlikView
7 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) NUnit
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Business Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) .NET
2 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (5.00%) LINQ
4 1 (5.00%) WPF
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (5.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) Predictive Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Release Management
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) R
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) HND
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) MCP
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) CommVault
4 2 (10.00%) Civica
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Altiris
5 1 (5.00%) Compuware
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Tableau
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