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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing SQL 20 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.03% 13.33% 11.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 52.63% 32.56% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 8
Average daily rate
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£200 £369 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.76% -4.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £538 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.66%
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
38 43 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 51.35% 40.95% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 33
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +3 20 £200 -44.82% 4
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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%) Oracle
2 20 (40.00%) Finance
3 17 (34.00%) Web Services
4 15 (30.00%) UNIX
4 15 (30.00%) Linux
5 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
6 13 (26.00%) Java
7 12 (24.00%) Banking
8 11 (22.00%) ITIL
9 10 (20.00%) XSL
9 10 (20.00%) Shell Script
9 10 (20.00%) Actimize
10 8 (16.00%) Derivative
10 8 (16.00%) Windows
10 8 (16.00%) Equities
11 7 (14.00%) IBM Notes
11 7 (14.00%) Lotus
11 7 (14.00%) Cognos
11 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
11 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.00%) Problem Management
12 6 (12.00%) Cisco
12 6 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (12.00%) Intranet
12 6 (12.00%) Internet
12 6 (12.00%) Extranet
12 6 (12.00%) IIS
13 5 (10.00%) ISA Server
13 5 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (10.00%) Replication

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (14.00%) IBM Notes
1 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (12.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) Xceptor
3 2 (4.00%) SAS
3 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) assyst
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.00%) Markit EDM
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Intranet
1 6 (12.00%) Internet
1 6 (12.00%) Extranet
2 2 (4.00%) FTP
2 2 (4.00%) Network Security
3 1 (2.00%) SAN
3 1 (2.00%) MGCP
3 1 (2.00%) H.323
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) DB2
2 3 (6.00%) Data Mining
2 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.00%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JDeveloper
1 1 (2.00%) Subversion
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 20 (40.00%) Finance
2 12 (24.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Local Government
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Developer
1 21 (42.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Support Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Web Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Web Support Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Ab Initio Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Junior
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.00%) Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) DBA
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.00%) Web Services
2 10 (20.00%) XSL
3 4 (8.00%) XML
4 3 (6.00%) COM
4 3 (6.00%) .NET
5 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.00%) JMS
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (2.00%) JSF
6 1 (2.00%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (2.00%) LINQ
6 1 (2.00%) jQuery
6 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (2.00%) RESTful
6 1 (2.00%) HTML5
6 1 (2.00%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.00%) CSS3
6 1 (2.00%) Vaadin
6 1 (2.00%) Android SDK
6 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Equities
1 8 (16.00%) Derivative
2 5 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (10.00%) Replication
3 3 (6.00%) Fixed Income
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) IVR
4 1 (2.00%) Statistics
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Linux
1 15 (30.00%) UNIX
2 8 (16.00%) Windows
3 4 (8.00%) Solaris
4 2 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.00%) Android
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.00%) Release Management
3 5 (10.00%) Project Management
3 5 (10.00%) SDLC
4 4 (8.00%) Information Security
5 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.00%) Change Management
5 3 (6.00%) OO
5 3 (6.00%) Machine Learning
5 3 (6.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (4.00%) Data Governance
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (4.00%) Data Mapping
6 2 (4.00%) CRM
6 2 (4.00%) Service Management
6 2 (4.00%) ETL
6 2 (4.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.00%) Perl
3 4 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.00%) MATLAB
4 3 (6.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) C++
5 2 (4.00%) ActionScript 2.0
5 2 (4.00%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.00%) Korn
6 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
1 4 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.00%) CCIE
2 1 (2.00%) CCNA
2 1 (2.00%) CCDP
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Control-M
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 30 (60.00%) Oracle
2 10 (20.00%) Actimize
3 7 (14.00%) Cognos
3 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.00%) Lotus
4 6 (12.00%) Cisco
5 4 (8.00%) Juniper
6 3 (6.00%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.00%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.00%) Sybase
7 1 (2.00%) Remedy
7 1 (2.00%) Nortel
7 1 (2.00%) Avaya