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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing SQL 17 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.42% 18.58% 7.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 62.96% 32.81% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 5
Average daily rate
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£238 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £273 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £360 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.31 £26.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+8.89% -1.88%
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
27 64 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 43.55% 56.64% 53.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 33
Average daily rate £320 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 August 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 August 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 +2 17 £238 -20.83% 5
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (50.00%) Oracle
2 22 (44.00%) Finance
3 16 (32.00%) Web Services
4 15 (30.00%) UNIX
5 14 (28.00%) Linux
5 14 (28.00%) Banking
6 13 (26.00%) Java
7 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
8 11 (22.00%) ITIL
8 11 (22.00%) Cognos
9 10 (20.00%) XSL
9 10 (20.00%) Actimize
10 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
11 8 (16.00%) Derivative
11 8 (16.00%) Equities
12 7 (14.00%) Lotus
12 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
12 7 (14.00%) Windows
12 7 (14.00%) IBM Notes
12 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (12.00%) IIS
13 6 (12.00%) Cisco
13 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (12.00%) Intranet
13 6 (12.00%) Internet
13 6 (12.00%) Extranet
13 6 (12.00%) Investment Banking
13 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
13 6 (12.00%) Problem Management

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (4.00%) SAS
4 1 (2.00%) NetWeaver
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
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 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle iRecruitment
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) Intranet
1 6 (12.00%) Internet
1 6 (12.00%) Extranet
2 1 (2.00%) MGCP
2 1 (2.00%) H.323
2 1 (2.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco ICM
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) Data Mining
3 4 (8.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.00%) Big Data
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) PVCS
1 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 14 (28.00%) Banking
3 6 (12.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (52.00%) Analyst
2 16 (32.00%) Developer
3 13 (26.00%) Support Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Data Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Web Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Web Support Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Junior
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.00%) SQL DBA
7 1 (2.00%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Systems Support Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle Consultant
7 1 (2.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Production Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) Web Services
2 10 (20.00%) XSL
3 3 (6.00%) .NET
3 3 (6.00%) COM
4 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) J2EE
5 1 (2.00%) EJB
5 1 (2.00%) CSS
5 1 (2.00%) JDBC
5 1 (2.00%) JSP
5 1 (2.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) XSLT
5 1 (2.00%) JMS
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (2.00%) JSF
5 1 (2.00%) Ajax
5 1 (2.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (2.00%) LINQ
5 1 (2.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Equities
1 8 (16.00%) Derivative
2 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (10.00%) Replication
4 3 (6.00%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.00%) IVR
5 1 (2.00%) Statistics
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) UNIX
2 14 (28.00%) Linux
3 7 (14.00%) Windows
4 4 (8.00%) Solaris
5 2 (4.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.00%) Android
6 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
2 6 (12.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.00%) Release Management
3 5 (10.00%) SDLC
3 5 (10.00%) Project Management
4 4 (8.00%) Information Security
4 4 (8.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (8.00%) Data Governance
5 3 (6.00%) Machine Learning
5 3 (6.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 3 (6.00%) Data Management
5 3 (6.00%) OO
5 3 (6.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.00%) Service Management
6 2 (4.00%) Change Management
6 2 (4.00%) Refactoring
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) Java
2 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.00%) Perl
4 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.00%) MATLAB
4 3 (6.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) C++
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
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (22.00%) Cognos
3 10 (20.00%) Actimize
4 7 (14.00%) Lotus
5 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco
6 4 (8.00%) Juniper
7 1 (2.00%) Xamarin
7 1 (2.00%) IBM
7 1 (2.00%) Sybase
7 1 (2.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.00%) Nortel
7 1 (2.00%) Avaya
7 1 (2.00%) Remedy