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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 12 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.33% 8.82% 11.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.29% 31.58% 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 9
Median daily rate £288 £188 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.33% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £263 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.20 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.03% +28.88%
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
35 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.31% 27.94% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 15
Median daily rate £195 £175 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £85 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £400 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.76 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.81% +32.00%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -6 11 £288 +53.33% 5
County Fermanagh - 1 - -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 13 (52.00%) .NET
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (32.00%) C#
4 8 (32.00%) MVC
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (28.00%) Web Services
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (16.00%) OOP
8 4 (16.00%) DHCP
8 4 (16.00%) DNS
8 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
8 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
8 4 (16.00%) Citrix
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (16.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
8 4 (16.00%) VMware
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting 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 (12.00%) JBoss
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Azure Machine Learning
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DHCP
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (16.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (16.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (12.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.00%) Big Data
6 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (4.00%) MySQL
6 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.00%) Power BI
6 1 (4.00%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (4.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) NUnit
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) MorphX
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (28.00%) Web Services
4 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (12.00%) J2EE
4 3 (12.00%) Java EE
4 3 (12.00%) JMS
4 3 (12.00%) SOAP
5 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (8.00%) WCF
6 1 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) MVC
2 6 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.00%) OOP
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Change Control
5 2 (8.00%) CRM
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
5 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Workflow
6 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.00%) ETL
6 1 (4.00%) High Availability
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.00%) Machine Learning
6 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) C#
3 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (12.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) Scala
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.00%) R
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) HND
1 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (8.00%) MCP
1 2 (8.00%) MCSE
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Simpana
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) SCDPM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) CommVault
3 3 (12.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Blue Prism
4 2 (8.00%) Civica
4 2 (8.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) Altiris
5 1 (4.00%) BMC
5 1 (4.00%) Compuware
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy
5 1 (4.00%) Tableau