Period
to 20 March 2019

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 6 months to 20 March 2019 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 23 7
Rank change year-on-year +11 -16 +12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 37 36 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 11.86% 8.31% 14.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.00% 33.03% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 44
Belfast median daily rate £400 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.19% +7.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £263
90th Percentile £450 £550 £466
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £431 £400
% change year-on-year -7.19% +7.75% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Belfast median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +11.58% -
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £14.34
% change year-on-year -4.69% +11.58% -

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 100 109 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 32.05% 25.17% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 75 122
Belfast median daily rate £412 £445 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.42% +7.88% +32.00%
10th Percentile £225 £323 £350
90th Percentile £484 £576 £600
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £445 £413
% change year-on-year -7.42% +7.88% +32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Belfast median hourly rate £33.00 £16.00 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.25% +11.58% -
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 £23.00 £14.42
% change year-on-year +43.48% +59.50% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 20 March 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 18 (48.65%) SQL
2 14 (37.84%) Java
3 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (24.32%) HTML
5 9 (24.32%) .NET
5 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (24.32%) AngularJS
6 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
7 7 (18.92%) Web Services
7 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (18.92%) Java 8
8 6 (16.22%) Mobile App
8 6 (16.22%) Docker
8 6 (16.22%) React
8 6 (16.22%) Microservices
8 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
8 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
8 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
8 6 (16.22%) C#
8 6 (16.22%) LIMS
8 6 (16.22%) Information Management
8 6 (16.22%) HTML5
9 5 (13.51%) REST
9 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
9 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (13.51%) Validation
9 5 (13.51%) Migration

SQL Server
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.41%) IIS
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.41%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) PaaS
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DHCP
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (5.41%) QlikView
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (5.41%) Star Schema
8 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
8 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.70%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Developer
2 6 (16.22%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Java Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.41%) DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Product Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Database Manager
6 1 (2.70%) LIMS Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Report Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) .NET
1 9 (24.32%) AngularJS
1 9 (24.32%) HTML
2 7 (18.92%) Web Services
3 6 (16.22%) HTML5
3 6 (16.22%) React
4 5 (13.51%) REST
5 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
5 4 (10.81%) jQuery
5 4 (10.81%) Middleware
6 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (8.11%) CSS
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Core
7 2 (5.41%) CSS3
7 2 (5.41%) EJB
7 2 (5.41%) JAX-RS
7 2 (5.41%) JDBC
7 2 (5.41%) JTA
7 2 (5.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) LIMS
1 6 (16.22%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) Cloud Native
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
3 6 (16.22%) Information Management
3 6 (16.22%) Microservices
3 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) User Stories
4 5 (13.51%) Validation
5 4 (10.81%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (10.81%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (10.81%) MVC
5 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Web Design
6 3 (8.11%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (5.41%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (5.41%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) SQL
2 14 (37.84%) Java
3 7 (18.92%) Java 8
3 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.22%) C#
4 6 (16.22%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) HND
2 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Docker
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
3 1 (2.70%) Informatica
3 1 (2.70%) SAP
3 1 (2.70%) Talend
3 1 (2.70%) Vermilion