The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Northern Ireland region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 14 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.73% 11.67% 13.95%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.56% 21.54% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 19
Average daily rate
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£320 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £338 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Programming Languages Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
43 65 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 42.16% 54.17% 43.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 35
Average daily rate £340 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £12.42 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SQL
UK

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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 +8 13 £318 -15.33% 9
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (48.39%) Oracle
2 14 (45.16%) Finance
3 13 (41.94%) UNIX
4 12 (38.71%) Banking
5 11 (35.48%) PL/SQL
6 10 (32.26%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (29.03%) Java
8 8 (25.81%) Business Objects
8 8 (25.81%) Windows
8 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (25.81%) Investment Banking
8 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
9 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (22.58%) ETL
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
10 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
10 6 (19.35%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (16.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 5 (16.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 5 (16.13%) SAP
11 5 (16.13%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (16.13%) Cognos
11 5 (16.13%) Solaris
11 5 (16.13%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (16.13%) Migration
12 4 (12.90%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (12.90%) .NET
12 4 (12.90%) T-SQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle General Ledger
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle Database
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (19.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
5 5 (16.13%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (16.13%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (16.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
8 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (3.23%) QlikView
9 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (9.68%) Maven
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 12 (38.71%) Banking
3 8 (25.81%) Investment Banking
4 3 (9.68%) General Ledger
4 3 (9.68%) Financial Institution
4 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.45%) Retail
6 1 (3.23%) International Banking
6 1 (3.23%) Front Office
6 1 (3.23%) Law
6 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Business Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (9.68%) DBA
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Silverlight Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft BI Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
2 3 (9.68%) Spring
2 3 (9.68%) Spring Integration
3 2 (6.45%) J2EE
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.23%) Struts
4 1 (3.23%) WPF
4 1 (3.23%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Credit Risk
2 2 (6.45%) Reference Data
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) UNIX
2 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 5 (16.13%) Solaris
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (22.58%) ETL
3 5 (16.13%) Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Requirements Management
5 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Use Case
5 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Data Mapping
6 1 (3.23%) ETRM
6 1 (3.23%) BDD
6 1 (3.23%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (3.23%) Inmon Methodology
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) PL/SQL
2 9 (29.03%) Java
3 4 (12.90%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.68%) Korn
4 3 (9.68%) C-shell
5 2 (6.45%) SQR
5 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) VBScript
6 1 (3.23%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Oracle
2 8 (25.81%) Business Objects
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) SAP
4 5 (16.13%) Cognos
5 2 (6.45%) Sybase
6 1 (3.23%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) 29West
6 1 (3.23%) Tableau
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