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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 32 17 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 28.57% 14.41% 21.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 52.46% 29.82% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 42
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£350 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
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
61 57 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 54.46% 48.31% 56.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 111
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.20 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +3.42%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 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 +6 29 £350 -6.66% 10
County Armagh - 2 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 19 (47.50%) Oracle
2 14 (35.00%) Web Services
3 13 (32.50%) Finance
4 9 (22.50%) Banking
4 9 (22.50%) UNIX
4 9 (22.50%) Cognos
4 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
5 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 8 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 7 (17.50%) Java
6 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
6 7 (17.50%) IIS
6 7 (17.50%) Linux
6 7 (17.50%) IBM Notes
6 7 (17.50%) ITIL
6 7 (17.50%) Lotus
7 6 (15.00%) Actimize
7 6 (15.00%) Intranet
7 6 (15.00%) Internet
7 6 (15.00%) Extranet
7 6 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (15.00%) XSL
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
8 5 (12.50%) Replication
8 5 (12.50%) Ab Initio
8 5 (12.50%) Project Management
8 5 (12.50%) assyst
8 5 (12.50%) XML
8 5 (12.50%) ISA Server

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.50%) IIS
2 7 (17.50%) IBM Notes
3 6 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
5 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (5.00%) SAS
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.50%) Apache
6 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Project
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (12.50%) assyst
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (7.50%) Markit EDM
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 2 (5.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) Intranet
1 6 (15.00%) Internet
1 6 (15.00%) Extranet
2 3 (7.50%) FTP
3 2 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) H.323
4 1 (2.50%) MGCP
4 1 (2.50%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (10.00%) DB2
4 3 (7.50%) Data Mining
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (7.50%) DB2 UDB
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.50%) JDeveloper
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 9 (22.50%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.50%) Local Government
5 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Law
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Support Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Web Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Web Support Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Data Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Ab Initio Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) DBA
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Ab Initio Developer
7 2 (5.00%) SQL DBA
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.50%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) XSL
3 5 (12.50%) XML
4 3 (7.50%) .NET
4 3 (7.50%) J2EE
4 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.50%) COM
4 3 (7.50%) JMS
5 2 (5.00%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (5.00%) CSS
5 2 (5.00%) HTML
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (2.50%) JSF
6 1 (2.50%) XSLT
6 1 (2.50%) jQuery
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.50%) WCF
6 1 (2.50%) LINQ
6 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Replication
1 5 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Fixed Income
2 3 (7.50%) Equities
2 3 (7.50%) Derivative
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.50%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.50%) IVR
4 1 (2.50%) Statistics
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) UNIX
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Project Management
2 5 (12.50%) ETL
3 4 (10.00%) Release Management
3 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (10.00%) OO
4 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Data Mapping
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.50%) Machine Learning
4 3 (7.50%) Statistical Modelling
5 2 (5.00%) Parallel Processing
5 2 (5.00%) Data Governance
5 2 (5.00%) Metaprogramming
5 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Time Management
5 2 (5.00%) CRM
5 2 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 8 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) MATLAB
3 3 (7.50%) C#
3 3 (7.50%) ActionScript
3 3 (7.50%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.00%) Korn
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.50%) PMP
1 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.50%) CCIE
1 1 (2.50%) CCNA
1 1 (2.50%) CCDP
1 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Control-M
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Oracle
2 9 (22.50%) Cognos
2 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.50%) Lotus
4 6 (15.00%) Actimize
5 5 (12.50%) Ab Initio
6 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.50%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.50%) Nortel
7 1 (2.50%) Avaya
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco
7 1 (2.50%) Tableau