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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 11 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 31 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.19% 10.17% 13.68%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 45.59% 54.55% 45.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 13
Median daily rate £413 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -25.00%

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
68 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 28.94% 18.64% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 7 18
Median daily rate £420 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -1 31 £413 +26.92% 7
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 18 (46.15%) SQL
1 18 (46.15%) .NET
1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 17 (43.59%) C#
3 11 (28.21%) Visual Studio
3 11 (28.21%) Web Services
4 9 (23.08%) XML
4 9 (23.08%) Windows
4 9 (23.08%) Oracle
4 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 8 (20.51%) C++
5 8 (20.51%) C
5 8 (20.51%) Banking
5 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
5 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
6 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
6 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.95%) UML
7 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 6 (15.38%) MVC
7 6 (15.38%) HTML
7 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
8 5 (12.82%) RDBMS
8 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
8 5 (12.82%) WCF
8 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (10.26%) Parallel Processing
9 4 (10.26%) WPF
9 4 (10.26%) Korn

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 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) EngageOne
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (2.56%) GitHub
2 1 (2.56%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.82%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.26%) DB2
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.13%) QlikView
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.56%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (2.56%) Power BI
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) CppUnit
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Front Office
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Billing
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (71.79%) Developer
2 13 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 10 (25.64%) C# Developer
4 8 (20.51%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (20.51%) C++ Developer
5 7 (17.95%) Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Ab Initio Developer
6 4 (10.26%) DBA
6 4 (10.26%) SQL DBA
7 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 3 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) SQL Support Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) C# WPF Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Project Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
8 2 (5.13%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) .NET
2 11 (28.21%) Web Services
3 9 (23.08%) XML
4 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
4 6 (15.38%) HTML
5 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
5 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (12.82%) WCF
6 4 (10.26%) JSON
6 4 (10.26%) WPF
7 3 (7.69%) ADO.NET
7 3 (7.69%) CSS
7 3 (7.69%) JMS
7 3 (7.69%) jQuery
7 3 (7.69%) RESTful
7 3 (7.69%) WF
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.13%) SOAP
9 1 (2.56%) Ajax
9 1 (2.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
1 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.56%) Replication
2 1 (2.56%) SWIFT
2 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (20.51%) Unit Testing
2 7 (17.95%) UML
3 6 (15.38%) MVC
4 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Metaprogramming
4 4 (10.26%) Multithreading
4 4 (10.26%) Parallel Processing
4 4 (10.26%) Resource Management
4 4 (10.26%) Service Management
5 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Memory Management
5 3 (7.69%) OO
5 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 2 (5.13%) Data Management
6 2 (5.13%) ETL
6 2 (5.13%) OOP
6 2 (5.13%) SOA
6 2 (5.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 17 (43.59%) C#
3 9 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.51%) C
4 8 (20.51%) C++
5 7 (17.95%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
6 4 (10.26%) Korn
6 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
6 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
6 4 (10.26%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.13%) Java
7 2 (5.13%) VB
8 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.56%) VB6
8 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) MCDBA
1 4 (10.26%) MCP
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) Ab Initio
4 3 (7.69%) Sybase
5 1 (2.56%) Cognos
5 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
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