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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 11 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.79% 8.47% 14.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.29% 45.45% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 17
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£175 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £325 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.26% -8.00%
SQL Server
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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
28 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 32.56% 18.64% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 27
Average daily rate £200 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £254 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £339 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 July 2015. 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
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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 -1 11 £175 - 7
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 11 (50.00%) Oracle
3 8 (36.36%) C#
3 8 (36.36%) .NET
3 8 (36.36%) Finance
4 6 (27.27%) Windows
4 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (27.27%) jQuery
5 5 (22.73%) Banking
5 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
5 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 5 (22.73%) MVC
6 4 (18.18%) Ab Initio
6 4 (18.18%) Project Management
6 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 4 (18.18%) DB2
6 4 (18.18%) Linux
6 4 (18.18%) RDBMS
6 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 4 (18.18%) WCF
6 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
6 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
7 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
7 3 (13.64%) Parallel Processing
7 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
7 3 (13.64%) Metaprogramming
7 3 (13.64%) Korn
7 3 (13.64%) Derivative

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Xceptor
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
1 1 (4.55%) FTP
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) DB2
1 4 (18.18%) RDBMS
1 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (4.55%) QlikView
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 8 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Ab Initio Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) DBA
4 2 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support
5 1 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 6 (27.27%) jQuery
3 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
3 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) WCF
4 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (13.64%) XML
5 3 (13.64%) JMS
6 2 (9.09%) CSS
6 2 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (9.09%) HTML5
6 2 (9.09%) CSS3
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (4.55%) LINQ
7 1 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Equities
1 3 (13.64%) Derivative
2 1 (4.55%) Statistics
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) UNIX
3 3 (13.64%) Solaris
4 2 (9.09%) AIX
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 4 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 3 (13.64%) Resource Management
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) Parallel Processing
4 3 (13.64%) Metaprogramming
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) ETL
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Data Management
6 1 (4.55%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 8 (36.36%) C#
3 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
3 3 (13.64%) Korn
3 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.55%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) Ab Initio
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
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