The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 9 12 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 39 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 18.75% 8.93% 7.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 46.43% 50.00% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 5 6
Median daily rate £398 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.50% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £380 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year - +0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £20.75 £32.10
% change year-on-year +79.51% -35.35%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 84 20 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 40.38% 17.86% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 6 12
Median daily rate £403 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.16% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +1.93% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +1.53%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Belfast

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Belfast

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Belfast over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Belfast

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Belfast

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Belfast region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 31 (54.39%) SQL
2 30 (52.63%) Finance
3 23 (40.35%) .NET
4 21 (36.84%) C#
5 18 (31.58%) Visual Studio
6 16 (28.07%) Web Services
6 16 (28.07%) Sybase
7 14 (24.56%) Oracle
7 14 (24.56%) Windows
8 13 (22.81%) Banking
8 13 (22.81%) Unit Testing
8 13 (22.81%) C++
8 13 (22.81%) Relational Database
9 12 (21.05%) Linux
9 12 (21.05%) UML
9 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
10 11 (19.30%) XML
11 10 (17.54%) WCF
11 10 (17.54%) .NET Framework
11 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (15.79%) JSON
12 9 (15.79%) Multithreading
12 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
13 8 (14.04%) HTML
13 8 (14.04%) C
13 8 (14.04%) ADO.NET
13 8 (14.04%) OO
13 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
13 8 (14.04%) WPF

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 7 (12.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) EngageOne
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.75%) GitHub
2 1 (1.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.77%) RDBMS
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) DB2
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.26%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.51%) QlikView
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.75%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (31.58%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.75%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (52.63%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Banking
3 7 (12.28%) Front Office
4 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (82.46%) Developer
2 14 (24.56%) .NET Developer
2 14 (24.56%) C# Developer
3 13 (22.81%) C++ Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Sybase Developer
5 7 (12.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (10.53%) Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Database Developer
7 5 (8.77%) DBA
8 4 (7.02%) Ab Initio Developer
8 4 (7.02%) C# WPF Developer
8 4 (7.02%) SQL DBA
8 4 (7.02%) WPF Developer
9 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) SQL Support Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) Project Analyst
10 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.51%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (40.35%) .NET
2 16 (28.07%) Web Services
3 11 (19.30%) XML
4 10 (17.54%) .NET Framework
4 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (17.54%) WCF
5 9 (15.79%) JSON
6 8 (14.04%) ADO.NET
6 8 (14.04%) HTML
6 8 (14.04%) RESTful
6 8 (14.04%) WF
6 8 (14.04%) WPF
7 6 (10.53%) ASP.NET
8 5 (8.77%) CSS
9 4 (7.02%) Middleware
10 3 (5.26%) JMS
10 3 (5.26%) jQuery
11 2 (3.51%) DOM
11 2 (3.51%) SOAP
11 2 (3.51%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.77%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (7.02%) Replication
4 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.26%) Equities
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Linux
3 7 (12.28%) Unix
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Unit Testing
2 12 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (21.05%) UML
3 9 (15.79%) Multithreading
4 8 (14.04%) Memory Management
4 8 (14.04%) OO
4 8 (14.04%) Scrum
5 7 (12.28%) OOP
5 7 (12.28%) SOA
6 6 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
6 6 (10.53%) MVC
7 5 (8.77%) Low Latency
8 4 (7.02%) Data Acquisition
8 4 (7.02%) ITIL
8 4 (7.02%) Metaprogramming
8 4 (7.02%) Parallel Processing
8 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.02%) Resource Management
8 4 (7.02%) Service Management
9 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) SQL
2 21 (36.84%) C#
3 13 (22.81%) C++
4 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
5 9 (15.79%) PL/SQL
6 8 (14.04%) C
7 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
8 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.02%) Korn
8 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
8 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
9 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.51%) Java
10 2 (3.51%) VB
11 1 (1.75%) VB6
11 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) MCDBA
1 4 (7.02%) MCP
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.51%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) DFS Replication
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Sybase
2 14 (24.56%) Oracle
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.02%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.75%) Cognos
5 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
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