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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 23 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 17.16% 7.08% 8.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 62.16% 61.54% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 11
Average daily rate
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£319 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +6.87%
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
37 13 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.61% 11.50% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 3 18
Average daily rate £315 £398 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £340 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.09 £30.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% -5.51%

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
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 22 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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 +8 22 £313 -3.84% 8
County Londonderry - 1 £525 - 1
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) Java
3 10 (31.25%) .NET
3 10 (31.25%) Oracle
3 10 (31.25%) Banking
4 9 (28.13%) HTML
5 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (25.00%) CSS
6 7 (21.88%) C#
6 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
7 6 (18.75%) SQR
7 6 (18.75%) Finance
7 6 (18.75%) Sybase
7 6 (18.75%) Perl
7 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
7 6 (18.75%) UNIX
7 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 6 (18.75%) Hibernate
7 6 (18.75%) Spring
7 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (18.75%) Korn
7 6 (18.75%) jQuery
7 6 (18.75%) C-shell
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (15.63%) Struts
9 4 (12.50%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) MVC
9 4 (12.50%) Ruby
9 4 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (12.50%) WebSphere

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 4 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 4 (12.50%) Alfresco
2 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.25%) MS Access
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Subversion
1 4 (12.50%) Maven
1 4 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 4 (12.50%) RubyMine
2 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 6 (18.75%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
3 3 (9.38%) International Banking
4 2 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Java Developer
3 3 (9.38%) .NET Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) DBA
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Business Developer
5 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.13%) Business Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) .NET
2 9 (28.13%) HTML
3 8 (25.00%) CSS
4 6 (18.75%) jQuery
4 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
4 6 (18.75%) Hibernate
4 6 (18.75%) Spring
5 5 (15.63%) Struts
6 4 (12.50%) JRuby
6 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (12.50%) HTML5
6 4 (12.50%) Spring Integration
6 4 (12.50%) Sass
6 4 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (9.38%) Java EE
7 3 (9.38%) WCF
7 3 (9.38%) FpML
8 1 (3.13%) WPF
8 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Credit Risk
2 3 (9.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (9.38%) Fixed Income
2 3 (9.38%) Equities
2 3 (9.38%) Derivative
3 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) UNIX
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.50%) MVC
2 4 (12.50%) Active Record
3 3 (9.38%) OO
3 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
3 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) ETL
4 2 (6.25%) People Management
5 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.13%) Coaching
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) OOP
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) OOD
5 1 (3.13%) CRM
5 1 (3.13%) Information Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) Java
3 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (21.88%) C#
5 6 (18.75%) SQR
5 6 (18.75%) Korn
5 6 (18.75%) C-shell
5 6 (18.75%) Perl
5 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
6 4 (12.50%) Ruby
7 2 (6.25%) VBScript
7 2 (6.25%) VB
8 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.13%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) PHP
8 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.75%) Sybase
4 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (3.13%) Reuters
4 1 (3.13%) Bloomberg
4 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.13%) Actimize
4 1 (3.13%) Tableau
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