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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 9 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.18% 11.93% 15.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 50.00% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 4
Average daily rate £375 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-21.57% -4.36%
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
18 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 18.37% 23.85% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 7
Average daily rate £388 £338 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +20.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +17.11%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
County Antrim +3 9 £375 +15.38% 12
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (36.36%) UML
4 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
4 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
4 4 (36.36%) HTML
4 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
5 3 (27.27%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) OLAP
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) IBM
5 3 (27.27%) VBA
5 3 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (27.27%) Ajax
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (27.27%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) Workflow
5 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (18.18%) FileNet
2 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (9.09%) NetWeaver
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Visio
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (27.27%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (27.27%) OLAP
3 3 (27.27%) OLAP Cube
3 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) PVCS
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft BI Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (18.18%) FileNet Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Database Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAS Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SAS Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SQL BI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server BI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 3 (27.27%) Ajax
3 3 (27.27%) jQuery
3 3 (27.27%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) EJB
5 1 (9.09%) EJB 3.0
5 1 (9.09%) J2EE
5 1 (9.09%) Java EE 5
5 1 (9.09%) JAX-WS
5 1 (9.09%) JDBC
5 1 (9.09%) JMS
5 1 (9.09%) JSF
5 1 (9.09%) JSP
5 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
5 1 (9.09%) WCF
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
1 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) UML
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) ETL Development
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
3 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
4 3 (27.27%) VBA
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
6 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) SAP
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