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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 7 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL 23 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 20.00% 20.43% 12.87%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.39% 40.43% 39.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £475
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 £26.00 £27.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -6.89%
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
71 47 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 61.74% 50.54% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 26
Average daily rate £300 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £450 £438
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 £35.18 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.59% -5.71%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
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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 -4 22 £300 -20.00% 6
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 34 (59.65%) Java
2 27 (47.37%) Finance
3 25 (43.86%) Banking
4 24 (42.11%) Oracle
5 23 (40.35%) SQL Server
6 20 (35.09%) UNIX
7 16 (28.07%) WebLogic
8 15 (26.32%) OO
8 15 (26.32%) Java EE
9 13 (22.81%) People Management
10 12 (21.05%) PL/SQL
10 12 (21.05%) Sybase
10 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
11 11 (19.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (19.30%) Fixed Income
11 11 (19.30%) Investment Banking
12 10 (17.54%) J2EE
12 10 (17.54%) Equities
12 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (17.54%) Derivative
12 10 (17.54%) Degree
12 10 (17.54%) FIX Protocol
13 9 (15.79%) FpML
14 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
14 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
14 8 (14.04%) Korn
14 8 (14.04%) Credit Risk
15 7 (12.28%) Perl
15 7 (12.28%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 16 (28.07%) WebLogic
2 12 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Office
1 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.75%) Markit EDM
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (40.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (5.26%) Data Mining
7 2 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (1.75%) DB2
8 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.75%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (1.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (8.77%) Maven
General
1 27 (47.37%) Finance
2 25 (43.86%) Banking
3 11 (19.30%) Investment Banking
4 5 (8.77%) Financial Institution
5 3 (5.26%) International Banking
6 2 (3.51%) General Ledger
6 2 (3.51%) Retail
7 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 31 (54.39%) Developer
2 18 (31.58%) Java Developer
3 11 (19.30%) Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Applications Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Lead Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Consultant
6 5 (8.77%) Applications Support
7 4 (7.02%) Lead Java Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Banking Business Analyst
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Developer Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) OBIEE Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) DBA
9 2 (3.51%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (3.51%) SQL DBA
10 1 (1.75%) Ab Initio Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) Java EE
2 10 (17.54%) FIX Protocol
2 10 (17.54%) J2EE
3 9 (15.79%) FpML
4 7 (12.28%) Hibernate
4 7 (12.28%) Spring
5 6 (10.53%) Struts
6 5 (8.77%) Spring Integration
7 2 (3.51%) Struts2
7 2 (3.51%) JSP
7 2 (3.51%) Servlets
7 2 (3.51%) XML
7 2 (3.51%) jQuery
8 1 (1.75%) Ext JS
8 1 (1.75%) JSON
8 1 (1.75%) Swing
8 1 (1.75%) JMS
8 1 (1.75%) SOAP
8 1 (1.75%) Web Services
8 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 11 (19.30%) Fixed Income
2 10 (17.54%) Equities
2 10 (17.54%) Derivative
3 8 (14.04%) Credit Risk
4 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
6 2 (3.51%) Clustering
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.75%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.09%) UNIX
2 5 (8.77%) Windows
3 4 (7.02%) Solaris
4 3 (5.26%) Linux
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) OO
2 13 (22.81%) People Management
3 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (12.28%) Project Management
4 5 (8.77%) ETL
5 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) Requirements Management
6 3 (5.26%) Migration
6 3 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.26%) Data Mapping
7 2 (3.51%) Use Case
7 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.75%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.75%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (1.75%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.75%) Workflow
8 1 (1.75%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (59.65%) Java
2 12 (21.05%) PL/SQL
3 8 (14.04%) T-SQL
3 8 (14.04%) Korn
4 7 (12.28%) SQR
4 7 (12.28%) C-shell
4 7 (12.28%) Perl
5 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.26%) Python
7 2 (3.51%) VBScript
7 2 (3.51%) VB
8 1 (1.75%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.75%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) MCSE
2 1 (1.75%) MCSA
2 1 (1.75%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.75%) MCTS
2 1 (1.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.75%) Control-M
2 1 (1.75%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) Oracle
2 12 (21.05%) Sybase
3 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.77%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.51%) SAP
5 2 (3.51%) Cognos
5 2 (3.51%) Ab Initio
5 2 (3.51%) Tableau
6 1 (1.75%) Actimize
6 1 (1.75%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.75%) Reuters
6 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg