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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 6 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL 11 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.11% 27.43% 13.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.38% 52.54% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 10
Average daily rate £300 £338 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -9.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £160 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £32.63
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -23.37%
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
32 59 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 32.32% 52.21% 47.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 14
Average daily rate £325 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £201 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 10 £300 -11.11% 6
County Londonderry - 1 - -
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 13 (37.14%) C#
2 13 (37.14%) Java
3 11 (31.43%) Banking
4 10 (28.57%) Validation
4 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (28.57%) Data Validation
5 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (22.86%) VBScript
6 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
6 8 (22.86%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (17.14%) Migration
8 6 (17.14%) Data Migration
8 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
8 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 6 (17.14%) Oracle
9 5 (14.29%) Windows
9 5 (14.29%) HTML
9 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
9 5 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll
9 5 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) NetWeaver
2 2 (5.71%) Node.js
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
5 3 (8.57%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (8.57%) OLAP
5 3 (8.57%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.86%) DB2
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.86%) QlikView
6 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) MSI
2 2 (5.71%) PVCS
3 1 (2.86%) MorphX
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 11 (31.43%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Consultant
4 6 (17.14%) Test Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
5 5 (14.29%) Payroll Consultant
6 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
6 4 (11.43%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Oracle Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Oracle Payroll Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Developer in Test
8 2 (5.71%) SSRS Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Developer
8 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
9 1 (2.86%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) XML
3 2 (5.71%) EJB
3 2 (5.71%) EJB 3.0
3 2 (5.71%) HTML5
3 2 (5.71%) J2EE
3 2 (5.71%) Java EE 5
3 2 (5.71%) JAX-WS
3 2 (5.71%) JDBC
3 2 (5.71%) JMS
3 2 (5.71%) JSF
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) Java EE
4 1 (2.86%) JSP
4 1 (2.86%) MDX
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.86%) Graphic Design
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Data Validation
1 10 (28.57%) Validation
2 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 7 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Data Migration
5 6 (17.14%) Migration
6 4 (11.43%) Business Analysis
6 4 (11.43%) UML
7 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.57%) Office Automation
7 3 (8.57%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Software Delivery
7 3 (8.57%) Software Deployment
8 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
8 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
8 2 (5.71%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) C#
1 13 (37.14%) Java
2 8 (22.86%) VBScript
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.14%) T-SQL
4 5 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.57%) VBA
6 2 (5.71%) Perl
6 2 (5.71%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.86%) X++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) ISO 9001
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.71%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.86%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) CA
3 2 (5.71%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) HP
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