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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 29 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 21.01% 27.03% 13.33%
As % of the Programming Languages category 60.42% 52.63% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 6
Median daily rate £195 £200 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -45.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £462 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
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
48 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.78% 51.35% 40.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 18
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 29 £195 -2.50% 4
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 18 (46.15%) Oracle
2 16 (41.03%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (41.03%) Finance
3 14 (35.90%) QlikView
3 14 (35.90%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (33.33%) VMware
5 12 (30.77%) Oracle Database
6 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
6 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
6 11 (28.21%) Cognos
7 10 (25.64%) PL/SQL
7 10 (25.64%) Banking
7 10 (25.64%) vRealize
8 8 (20.51%) Windows
9 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
9 5 (12.82%) Java
9 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
9 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
9 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.26%) Data Quality
10 4 (10.26%) Scala
10 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
10 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (10.26%) RDBMS
10 4 (10.26%) JMS
10 4 (10.26%) J2EE
10 4 (10.26%) Unix

SQL
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 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.69%) JBoss
2 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.56%) SAS
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) Azure Machine Learning
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) DHCP
1 3 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (5.13%) FTP
3 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) BusinessObjects
1 14 (35.90%) QlikView
2 12 (30.77%) Oracle Database
3 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
4 5 (12.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (10.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (5.13%) MSI
3 1 (2.56%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.56%) MorphX
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 10 (25.64%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Business Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Business Objects Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Java Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Database Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.56%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Systems Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) J2EE
1 4 (10.26%) JMS
2 3 (7.69%) Java EE
2 3 (7.69%) SOAP
2 3 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) HTML5
3 2 (5.13%) Node.js
4 1 (2.56%) .NET
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.56%) EJB
4 1 (2.56%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (2.56%) Java EE 5
4 1 (2.56%) JAX-WS
4 1 (2.56%) JDBC
4 1 (2.56%) JSF
4 1 (2.56%) MDX
4 1 (2.56%) Middleware
4 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Data Extraction
1 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.13%) Life Science
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.56%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.56%) LIMS
3 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Unix
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.69%) Benchmarking
4 3 (7.69%) Change Management
4 3 (7.69%) Cost Transparency
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Office Automation
4 3 (7.69%) Software Delivery
4 3 (7.69%) Software Deployment
4 3 (7.69%) Workflow
5 2 (5.13%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.13%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (5.13%) SDLC
5 2 (5.13%) Validation
6 1 (2.56%) Predictive Analytics
6 1 (2.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) PL/SQL
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 4 (10.26%) Scala
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) Perl
4 2 (5.13%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) R
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) Degree
1 2 (5.13%) HND
1 2 (5.13%) MCP
1 2 (5.13%) MCSE
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) Data Quality
2 3 (7.69%) QA
3 2 (5.13%) GxP
3 2 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (25.64%) vRealize
2 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.13%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.56%) Simpana
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Oracle
2 13 (33.33%) VMware
3 11 (28.21%) Cognos
3 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) CA
5 2 (5.13%) Civica
5 2 (5.13%) CommVault
5 2 (5.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) Altiris
6 1 (2.56%) Compuware
6 1 (2.56%) Tableau