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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 18 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 8 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.34% 24.10% 22.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.55% 46.51% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 18
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £258 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £410 £449
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 - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £27.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -3.57%
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
55 43 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 50.46% 51.81% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 18 32
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.42 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

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
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 29 January 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 -13 8 £338 +12.50% 3
County Armagh - - - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 30 (60.00%) Java
2 22 (44.00%) Finance
3 21 (42.00%) Oracle
4 20 (40.00%) Banking
5 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
5 19 (38.00%) UNIX
6 15 (30.00%) Java EE
6 15 (30.00%) OO
6 15 (30.00%) WebLogic
7 13 (26.00%) People Management
8 12 (24.00%) Sybase
9 11 (22.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (22.00%) WebSphere
9 11 (22.00%) Fixed Income
10 10 (20.00%) Equities
10 10 (20.00%) Degree
10 10 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (20.00%) Derivative
10 10 (20.00%) PL/SQL
11 9 (18.00%) J2EE
11 9 (18.00%) FpML
11 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (16.00%) Korn
12 8 (16.00%) T-SQL
13 7 (14.00%) Perl
13 7 (14.00%) SQR
13 7 (14.00%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (14.00%) Investment Banking
13 7 (14.00%) Credit Risk
13 7 (14.00%) Spring

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 15 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 11 (22.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (4.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.00%) Markit EDM
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (14.00%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.00%) Data Mining
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (4.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.00%) DB2
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.00%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (10.00%) Maven
General
1 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 20 (40.00%) Banking
3 7 (14.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.00%) International Banking
5 2 (4.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 28 (56.00%) Developer
2 17 (34.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Applications Developer
3 7 (14.00%) Lead Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 4 (8.00%) Lead Java Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) OBIEE Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.00%) DBA
8 1 (2.00%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Ab Initio Developer
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) Java EE
2 10 (20.00%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (18.00%) J2EE
3 9 (18.00%) FpML
4 7 (14.00%) Spring
4 7 (14.00%) Hibernate
5 5 (10.00%) Struts
5 5 (10.00%) Spring Integration
6 2 (4.00%) Struts2
6 2 (4.00%) jQuery
6 2 (4.00%) JSP
6 2 (4.00%) Servlets
6 2 (4.00%) XML
6 2 (4.00%) HTML
7 1 (2.00%) JMS
7 1 (2.00%) Swing
7 1 (2.00%) .NET
7 1 (2.00%) Web Services
7 1 (2.00%) SOAP
7 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 11 (22.00%) Fixed Income
2 10 (20.00%) Equities
2 10 (20.00%) Derivative
3 7 (14.00%) Credit Risk
4 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.00%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
7 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) UNIX
2 5 (10.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.00%) Solaris
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) OO
2 13 (26.00%) People Management
3 6 (12.00%) Project Management
4 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.00%) ETL
5 3 (6.00%) Migration
5 3 (6.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) Data Mapping
6 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.00%) Content Management
7 1 (2.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.00%) Workflow
7 1 (2.00%) MVC
7 1 (2.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.00%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.00%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.00%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (60.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 8 (16.00%) Korn
3 8 (16.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (14.00%) Perl
4 7 (14.00%) SQR
4 7 (14.00%) C-shell
5 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) C#
7 1 (2.00%) VBScript
7 1 (2.00%) VB
7 1 (2.00%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.00%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.00%) PMP
2 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.00%) MCSE
2 1 (2.00%) MCSA
2 1 (2.00%) MCDBA
2 1 (2.00%) MCTS
2 1 (2.00%) MCITP
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.00%) Control-M
2 1 (2.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Oracle
2 12 (24.00%) Sybase
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.00%) Ab Initio
4 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 2 (4.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.00%) Cognos
5 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.00%) Reuters
5 1 (2.00%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.00%) Actimize
5 1 (2.00%) Tableau