The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 12 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.43% 9.25% 9.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 50.00% 60.47% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 3
Average daily rate £344 £375 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £350 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £375 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £25.88
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.19%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
24 43 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 20.87% 15.30% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 5
Average daily rate £373 £375 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server
UK

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +1 10 £363 -3.33% 3
County Londonderry - - - -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (71.43%) .NET
2 18 (64.29%) C#
3 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
6 10 (35.71%) HTML
6 10 (35.71%) CSS
6 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
7 9 (32.14%) Web Services
7 9 (32.14%) jQuery
8 8 (28.57%) WCF
8 8 (28.57%) Windows
8 8 (28.57%) MVC
9 7 (25.00%) SQL
9 7 (25.00%) SOA
9 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 6 (21.43%) XML
10 6 (21.43%) OO
10 6 (21.43%) OOD
11 5 (17.86%) EDRMS
11 5 (17.86%) Data Management
11 5 (17.86%) HTML5
11 5 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (14.29%) RubyMine
12 4 (14.29%) Sass
12 4 (14.29%) Online Marketing
12 4 (14.29%) Kentico

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) Kentico
2 4 (14.29%) Sitefinity
2 4 (14.29%) Alfresco
2 4 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (3.57%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) EDRMS
2 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (7.14%) MS Access
5 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) RubyMine
1 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 4 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Marketing
2 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 12 (42.86%) C# Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 7 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 3 (10.71%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) WPF Developer
6 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) SQL DBA
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) DBA
7 1 (3.57%) Database Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) .NET
2 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 10 (35.71%) HTML
3 10 (35.71%) CSS
4 9 (32.14%) Web Services
4 9 (32.14%) jQuery
5 8 (28.57%) WCF
6 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (21.43%) XML
8 5 (17.86%) HTML5
8 5 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (14.29%) Sass
9 4 (14.29%) REST
9 4 (14.29%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (14.29%) JRuby
9 4 (14.29%) Ajax
9 4 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
9 4 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Equities
3 1 (3.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Solaris
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) MVC
3 7 (25.00%) SOA
4 6 (21.43%) OO
4 6 (21.43%) OOD
5 5 (17.86%) Data Management
6 4 (14.29%) Online Marketing
6 4 (14.29%) Active Record
6 4 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 4 (14.29%) SEO
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) Workflow
7 3 (10.71%) Multithreading
8 2 (7.14%) Web Development
9 1 (3.57%) ITIL
9 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18 (64.29%) C#
2 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) C
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) Facebook
4 1 (3.57%) Twitter