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 25 June 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 4 13
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 71 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 21.91% 19.05% 10.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.31% 66.67% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 6 4
Median daily rate £413 £380 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +94.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £299 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £435 £209
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.66 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.96% +38.95%  

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 144 24 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 44.44% 28.57% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 8 12
Median daily rate £421 £395 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +21.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £325 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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 25 June 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 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 25 June 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 65 (58.56%) Finance
2 64 (57.66%) SQL
3 46 (41.44%) Linux
4 44 (39.64%) Oracle
5 40 (36.04%) .NET
6 37 (33.33%) Banking
7 29 (26.13%) Visual Studio
8 28 (25.23%) Web Services
9 27 (24.32%) Java
9 27 (24.32%) Unit Testing
10 26 (23.42%) C++
10 26 (23.42%) Windows
11 24 (21.62%) .NET Framework
12 23 (20.72%) C#
12 23 (20.72%) Sybase
13 22 (19.82%) Relational Database
14 21 (18.92%) OO
15 20 (18.02%) JavaScript
15 20 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (17.12%) WCF
16 19 (17.12%) XML
16 19 (17.12%) UML
17 18 (16.22%) JSON
18 16 (14.41%) Big Data
18 16 (14.41%) SOA
19 15 (13.51%) Electronic Trading
19 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (13.51%) Low Latency
20 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET Web API
20 13 (11.71%) WPF

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 10 (9.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (4.50%) IIS
3 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.80%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Actimize
2 3 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.80%) GitHub
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.90%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) LDAP
2 3 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (1.80%) DHCP
3 2 (1.80%) DNS
3 2 (1.80%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.82%) Relational Database
2 16 (14.41%) Big Data
3 13 (11.71%) Hadoop
4 12 (10.81%) DB2
5 11 (9.91%) RDBMS
6 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (8.11%) Apache Hive
8 8 (7.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (3.60%) Sybase ASE
13 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (1.80%) QlikView
14 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
15 1 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
15 1 (0.90%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 29 (26.13%) Visual Studio
2 12 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.01%) Artifactory
3 10 (9.01%) TeamCity
4 9 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (6.31%) JIRA
5 7 (6.31%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (5.41%) Bitbucket
6 6 (5.41%) NUnit
7 1 (0.90%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.90%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.90%) Subversion
General
1 65 (58.56%) Finance
2 37 (33.33%) Banking
3 13 (11.71%) Front Office
4 3 (2.70%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (71.17%) Developer
2 25 (22.52%) C++ Developer
3 19 (17.12%) C# Developer
4 13 (11.71%) Senior Developer
5 11 (9.91%) .NET Developer
5 11 (9.91%) Sybase Developer
6 10 (9.01%) Analyst
7 9 (8.11%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Database Developer
9 7 (6.31%) DBA
9 7 (6.31%) Support Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Talend Developer
10 6 (5.41%) Big Data Developer
10 6 (5.41%) JavaScript Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Senior C# Developer
11 5 (4.50%) C# WPF Developer
11 5 (4.50%) C++/C# Developer
11 5 (4.50%) Senior Java Developer
11 5 (4.50%) SQL DBA
11 5 (4.50%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (36.04%) .NET
2 28 (25.23%) Web Services
3 24 (21.62%) .NET Framework
4 19 (17.12%) WCF
4 19 (17.12%) XML
5 18 (16.22%) JSON
6 13 (11.71%) ASP.NET Web API
6 13 (11.71%) WPF
7 12 (10.81%) Node.js
8 11 (9.91%) ADO.NET
8 11 (9.91%) RESTful
8 11 (9.91%) WF
9 9 (8.11%) REST
10 6 (5.41%) .NET Remoting
10 6 (5.41%) CSS
10 6 (5.41%) HTML
10 6 (5.41%) Protocol Buffers
11 5 (4.50%) JMS
11 5 (4.50%) Middleware
12 4 (3.60%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.81%) Algorithms
3 8 (7.21%) Equity Derivative
3 8 (7.21%) Replication
4 5 (4.50%) Equities
5 4 (3.60%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.90%) Derivative
7 1 (0.90%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.44%) Linux
2 26 (23.42%) Windows
3 10 (9.01%) Unix
4 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.90%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Unit Testing
2 21 (18.92%) OO
3 20 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (17.12%) UML
5 16 (14.41%) SOA
6 15 (13.51%) Electronic Trading
6 15 (13.51%) Low Latency
7 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (10.81%) Scrum
8 11 (9.91%) Memory Management
8 11 (9.91%) Multithreading
9 10 (9.01%) ETL
9 10 (9.01%) OOP
10 9 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (6.31%) Data Analysis
11 7 (6.31%) Data Transformation
11 7 (6.31%) Process Improvement
11 7 (6.31%) Risk Management
11 7 (6.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 64 (57.66%) SQL
2 27 (24.32%) Java
3 26 (23.42%) C++
4 23 (20.72%) C#
5 20 (18.02%) JavaScript
6 11 (9.91%) C
6 11 (9.91%) PL/SQL
6 11 (9.91%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.31%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.31%) Korn
8 6 (5.41%) C++/CLI
8 6 (5.41%) Python
9 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.60%) RPG
9 4 (3.60%) RPG IV
9 4 (3.60%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.90%) VB
11 1 (0.90%) VBA
11 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.41%) MCP
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.60%) Degree
2 4 (3.60%) MCDBA
3 3 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.80%) MCSE
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.60%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.80%) vSphere
4 2 (1.80%) XenApp
5 1 (0.90%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) SCOM
2 2 (1.80%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (39.64%) Oracle
2 23 (20.72%) Sybase
3 13 (11.71%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.31%) Talend
5 6 (5.41%) Google
5 6 (5.41%) Perforce
6 4 (3.60%) Ab Initio
6 4 (3.60%) HP
7 3 (2.70%) BMC
7 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.70%) Remedy
7 3 (2.70%) VMware
8 2 (1.80%) Citrix
8 2 (1.80%) Dell
8 2 (1.80%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.80%) McAfee
8 2 (1.80%) Sophos
9 1 (0.90%) BT
9 1 (0.90%) Cognos
9 1 (0.90%) Tableau