Period
to 12 December 2018

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 12 December 2018 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 44 19
Rank change year-on-year +24 -25 -4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 23 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 6.78% 6.83% 8.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 28.05% 20.56% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 9
Belfast median daily rate £425 £412 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% -0.12% +106.25%
10th Percentile £313 £358 £290
90th Percentile £506 £490 £444
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £412 £413
% change year-on-year +3.16% -0.12% +106.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Belfast median hourly rate - £14.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.46% -
County Antrim median hourly rate - £14.00 £17.17
% change year-on-year - -18.46% -

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 82 180 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 24.19% 33.21% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 137 56
Belfast median daily rate £412 £430 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +11.69% +25.20%
10th Percentile £257 £361 £192
90th Percentile £498 £588 £563
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £430 £385
% change year-on-year -4.19% +11.69% +25.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Belfast median hourly rate £33.00 £14.00 £12.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.71% +15.04% -
10th Percentile £31.50 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £21.80 £33.63
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 £18.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year +80.82% +28.07% -

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018, 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 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) Oracle
3 11 (47.83%) Finance
4 10 (43.48%) Java
5 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
5 8 (34.78%) RDBMS
5 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
6 7 (30.43%) Linux
7 6 (26.09%) HTML
7 6 (26.09%) Web Services
7 6 (26.09%) XML
7 6 (26.09%) Banking
8 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (21.74%) DB2
8 5 (21.74%) REST
8 5 (21.74%) Talend
8 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
9 4 (17.39%) Java EE
9 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
9 4 (17.39%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (17.39%) RESTful
9 4 (17.39%) HTML5
9 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
9 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (17.39%) Apache Spark
9 4 (17.39%) React
9 4 (17.39%) SDLC

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 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 4 (17.39%) Apache Spark
3 3 (13.04%) Confluence
3 3 (13.04%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (13.04%) SAS
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) RDBMS
1 8 (34.78%) Relational Database
2 5 (21.74%) DB2
3 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (13.04%) Spark SQL
5 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
6 1 (4.35%) Big Data
6 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) Bitbucket
2 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Java Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Report Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Ab Initio Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Talend Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Windows DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) HTML
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
1 6 (26.09%) XML
2 5 (21.74%) REST
3 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 4 (17.39%) Ajax
3 4 (17.39%) CSS
3 4 (17.39%) EJB
3 4 (17.39%) HTML5
3 4 (17.39%) Java EE
3 4 (17.39%) JSP
3 4 (17.39%) Middleware
3 4 (17.39%) React
3 4 (17.39%) RESTful
3 4 (17.39%) Servlets
4 3 (13.04%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (13.04%) Flask
4 3 (13.04%) Kafka
5 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Equities
2 1 (4.35%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (17.39%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
2 4 (17.39%) SDLC
2 4 (17.39%) Web Design
3 3 (13.04%) Analytics
3 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
3 3 (13.04%) Balanced Scorecard
3 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.04%) CRM
3 3 (13.04%) Data Extraction
3 3 (13.04%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
3 3 (13.04%) Predictive Modelling
3 3 (13.04%) Scorecard
3 3 (13.04%) Statistical Inference
3 3 (13.04%) Time Series Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Visualisation
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
4 4 (17.39%) Java 8
4 4 (17.39%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) MATLAB
5 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
5 3 (13.04%) R
5 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) Korn
6 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Talend
3 3 (13.04%) Ab Initio
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) RapidMiner
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Informatica
5 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.35%) Vermilion