The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 18 2
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL 24 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.49% 6.42% 24.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 51.06% 14.29% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 8
Average daily rate £300 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £328 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £348 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.60 £27.20
% change year-on-year
-14.32% +5.12%
SQL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Programming Languages Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
47 49 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 47.96% 44.95% 51.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 17
Average daily rate £310 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £355 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL across the Northern Ireland region.

SQL Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

SQL Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

SQL
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL across the Northern Ireland region.

SQL Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 23 £294 -12.96% 12
County Londonderry - 1 £310 -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SQL 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.

1 31 (52.54%) Finance
2 22 (37.29%) Java
2 22 (37.29%) Banking
2 22 (37.29%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
4 14 (23.73%) VBA
5 13 (22.03%) C#
5 13 (22.03%) BusinessObjects
6 12 (20.34%) Relational Database
7 11 (18.64%) MS Access
7 11 (18.64%) VB
7 11 (18.64%) Sybase
8 10 (16.95%) Cognos
8 10 (16.95%) Data Mining
8 10 (16.95%) Validation
8 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (16.95%) Data Validation
9 9 (15.25%) Data Modelling
9 9 (15.25%) Oracle
9 9 (15.25%) Windows
9 9 (15.25%) Linux
10 8 (13.56%) VBScript
10 8 (13.56%) PL/SQL
10 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
10 8 (13.56%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (11.86%) Defect Management
11 7 (11.86%) Manual Testing
11 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
12 6 (10.17%) Unix

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.17%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.78%) NetWeaver
2 4 (6.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle AGIS
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) BusinessObjects
2 12 (20.34%) Relational Database
3 11 (18.64%) MS Access
4 10 (16.95%) Data Mining
5 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
6 5 (8.47%) NewSQL
6 5 (8.47%) NoSQL
6 5 (8.47%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.08%) OLAP
8 3 (5.08%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (3.39%) Big Data
9 2 (3.39%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) PVCS
2 3 (5.08%) JIRA
General
1 31 (52.54%) Finance
2 22 (37.29%) Banking
3 6 (10.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (50.85%) Developer
2 21 (35.59%) Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Data Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) Access Developer
4 9 (15.25%) VBA Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Access VBA Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Java Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Test Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) C++ Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Oracle Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Payroll Consultant
8 4 (6.78%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Microsoft BI Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Programmer
8 4 (6.78%) VBA Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) J2EE
1 5 (8.47%) JSF
1 5 (8.47%) STL
2 4 (6.78%) EJB
2 4 (6.78%) EJB 3.0
2 4 (6.78%) Java EE 5
2 4 (6.78%) JAX-WS
2 4 (6.78%) JDBC
2 4 (6.78%) JMS
2 4 (6.78%) XML
3 3 (5.08%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
4 2 (3.39%) JSP
4 2 (3.39%) Web Services
5 1 (1.69%) Ajax
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (1.69%) Java EE
5 1 (1.69%) JAXB
5 1 (1.69%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.69%) Derivative
3 1 (1.69%) Equities
3 1 (1.69%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (16.95%) Data Validation
1 10 (16.95%) Validation
2 9 (15.25%) Data Modelling
3 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
3 8 (13.56%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (11.86%) Defect Management
4 7 (11.86%) Manual Testing
5 6 (10.17%) Data Governance
6 5 (8.47%) Business Analysis
6 5 (8.47%) Data Management
6 5 (8.47%) Data Migration
6 5 (8.47%) Low Latency
6 5 (8.47%) Migration
6 5 (8.47%) Multithreading
6 5 (8.47%) OO
7 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.78%) SDLC
7 4 (6.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.29%) Java
2 14 (23.73%) VBA
3 13 (22.03%) C#
4 11 (18.64%) VB
5 8 (13.56%) PL/SQL
5 8 (13.56%) VBScript
6 5 (8.47%) C++
6 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.39%) Scala
9 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.64%) Sybase
3 10 (16.95%) Cognos
4 9 (15.25%) Oracle
5 4 (6.78%) IBM
5 4 (6.78%) SAP
6 3 (5.08%) Citrix
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