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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 6 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 6 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.84% 14.41% 5.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.33% 50.00% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 1
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£188 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.82%
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 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 29.51% 28.81% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 7
Average daily rate £200 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+5.51% +2.56%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 -3 6 £188 -38.77% 4
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (85.71%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Windows
4 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
5 4 (28.57%) Derivative
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Solaris
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) Juniper
5 4 (28.57%) UNIX
5 4 (28.57%) Equities
6 3 (21.43%) Information Security
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) Web Services
7 2 (14.29%) AIX
7 2 (14.29%) Banking
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (7.14%) CMS
8 1 (7.14%) Scrum

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) NetWeaver
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) QlikView
2 1 (7.14%) PerformancePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) PVCS
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
4 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Production Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) JMS
3 1 (7.14%) JSF
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
3 1 (7.14%) LINQ
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) JAX-WS
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (7.14%) Java EE 5
3 1 (7.14%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (7.14%) HTML5
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) EJB
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) JDBC
3 1 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Equities
1 4 (28.57%) Derivative
2 1 (7.14%) Statistics
2 1 (7.14%) FMCG
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) Document Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Release Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Usability Testing
4 1 (7.14%) UX Design
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) SAP