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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 12 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 12 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.76% 9.00% 8.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.50% 42.86% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 16
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£344 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.76% -25.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+15.70% +8.03%
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
32 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 26.02% 21.00% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 22
Average daily rate £350 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £280 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.25 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 31 March 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 -5 8 £350 +25.00% 10
County Tyrone - - - -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 10 (38.46%) C#
1 10 (38.46%) .NET
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
2 9 (34.62%) MVC
2 9 (34.62%) jQuery
3 8 (30.77%) Banking
4 7 (26.92%) Ab Initio
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (26.92%) WCF
5 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
5 6 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 5 (19.23%) RDBMS
6 5 (19.23%) DB2
6 5 (19.23%) OO
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
6 5 (19.23%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
7 4 (15.38%) Java EE
7 4 (15.38%) Korn
7 4 (15.38%) Derivative
7 4 (15.38%) Parallel Processing
7 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
7 4 (15.38%) Metaprogramming

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 4 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) Lync
4 1 (3.85%) Kentico
4 1 (3.85%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DHCP
1 2 (7.69%) FTP
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) DB2
1 5 (19.23%) RDBMS
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (19.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 7 (26.92%) Finance
3 4 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 10 (38.46%) .NET Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Lead Java Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) DBA
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.85%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support
5 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) .NET
2 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
2 9 (34.62%) jQuery
3 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (26.92%) WCF
4 6 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (19.23%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (15.38%) Java EE
6 4 (15.38%) Web Services
6 4 (15.38%) XML
6 4 (15.38%) JMS
7 3 (11.54%) FpML
7 3 (11.54%) HTML
7 3 (11.54%) CSS
8 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.85%) HTML5
8 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
8 1 (3.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (15.38%) Fixed Income
1 4 (15.38%) Equities
1 4 (15.38%) Derivative
2 2 (7.69%) SWIFT
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) MVC
2 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 5 (19.23%) OO
4 5 (19.23%) Automated Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
5 4 (15.38%) Metaprogramming
5 4 (15.38%) Parallel Processing
6 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 3 (11.54%) People Management
7 2 (7.69%) Project Management
7 2 (7.69%) Time Management
7 2 (7.69%) Data Mapping
8 1 (3.85%) OOP
8 1 (3.85%) ETL
8 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) C#
2 9 (34.62%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 4 (15.38%) Korn
3 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 2 (7.69%) ActionScript
5 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.69%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Control-M
1 2 (7.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
1 7 (26.92%) Ab Initio
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) VMware
Belfast, County Antrim
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