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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 4 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL 46 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.71% 40.85% 24.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.99% 67.44% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 18
Median daily rate £385 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £279 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £33.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +29.80%
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
107 43 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 64.46% 60.56% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 30 41
Median daily rate £385 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.34 £15.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.96% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -3 44 £385 +23.20% 16
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.62%) Finance
3 24 (30.77%) TDD
3 24 (30.77%) Java
3 24 (30.77%) C#
3 24 (30.77%) Oracle
3 24 (30.77%) BDD
4 21 (26.92%) Banking
4 21 (26.92%) OOD
5 19 (24.36%) Multithreading
6 18 (23.08%) C++
7 17 (21.79%) NoSQL
8 16 (20.51%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (19.23%) Python
9 15 (19.23%) VMware
9 15 (19.23%) Oracle Database
9 15 (19.23%) Degree
10 14 (17.95%) QlikView
11 13 (16.67%) Front Office
12 12 (15.38%) Information Security
12 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (15.38%) Integration Testing
13 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
13 11 (14.10%) .NET
13 11 (14.10%) Cognos
14 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.82%) PL/SQL
14 10 (12.82%) Linux
14 10 (12.82%) Mathematics

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) IIS
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (2.56%) SAS
3 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Azure Machine Learning
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) DHCP
1 4 (5.13%) DNS
2 1 (1.28%) NAS
2 1 (1.28%) SAN
2 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) NoSQL
2 16 (20.51%) BusinessObjects
3 15 (19.23%) Oracle Database
4 14 (17.95%) QlikView
5 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
6 9 (11.54%) Relational Database
7 8 (10.26%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (10.26%) RDBMS
8 5 (6.41%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.41%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (1.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.56%) Bitbucket
2 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.56%) JIRA
2 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.28%) Ant
3 1 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.28%) Maven
3 1 (1.28%) MSI
3 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (34.62%) Finance
2 21 (26.92%) Banking
3 13 (16.67%) Front Office
4 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (61.54%) Developer
2 22 (28.21%) Java Developer
3 15 (19.23%) Senior Developer
4 13 (16.67%) Lead Developer
5 10 (12.82%) .NET Developer
5 10 (12.82%) Senior Java Developer
6 9 (11.54%) Business Developer
6 9 (11.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (10.26%) Analyst
7 8 (10.26%) C# Developer
8 7 (8.97%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (6.41%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
10 4 (5.13%) Consultant
10 4 (5.13%) Data Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) Oracle Consultant
10 4 (5.13%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
10 4 (5.13%) Senior C# .NET Developer
10 4 (5.13%) Senior C# Developer
11 3 (3.85%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.10%) .NET
2 8 (10.26%) WPF
3 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (5.13%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.13%) jQuery
4 4 (5.13%) Node.js
5 3 (3.85%) XML
6 2 (2.56%) Web Services
7 1 (1.28%) J2SE
7 1 (1.28%) JSP
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (1.28%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Equity Derivative
1 10 (12.82%) Mathematics
2 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.41%) Data Extraction
4 3 (3.85%) Equities
5 2 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.56%) Derivative
5 2 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Linux
2 9 (11.54%) Windows
3 4 (5.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.77%) BDD
2 24 (30.77%) TDD
3 21 (26.92%) OOD
4 19 (24.36%) Multithreading
5 15 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (15.38%) Information Security
6 12 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 7 (8.97%) Data Validation
7 7 (8.97%) Validation
8 6 (7.69%) MVC
9 5 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (6.41%) UML
9 5 (6.41%) Workflow
10 4 (5.13%) Data Analysis
10 4 (5.13%) ITIL
10 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.13%) Migration
11 3 (3.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) C#
1 24 (30.77%) Java
2 18 (23.08%) C++
3 15 (19.23%) Python
4 10 (12.82%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.28%) C
6 1 (1.28%) R
6 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.28%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) HND
2 2 (2.56%) MCP
2 2 (2.56%) MCSE
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.85%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) vRealize
2 2 (2.56%) Simpana
3 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.28%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 24 (30.77%) Oracle
2 15 (19.23%) VMware
3 11 (14.10%) Cognos
4 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.13%) Citrix
6 3 (3.85%) CommVault
7 2 (2.56%) Civica
7 2 (2.56%) Dell
7 2 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (1.28%) Altiris
8 1 (1.28%) CA
8 1 (1.28%) Compuware
8 1 (1.28%) Sybase
8 1 (1.28%) Tableau
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