Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 55 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.43% 7.49% 5.51%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.70% 24.69% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 5 7
Belfast median daily rate £413 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +87.50% -38.46%
10th Percentile £358 £245 £163
90th Percentile £535 £409 £433
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £375 £200
% change year-on-year +10.00% +87.50% -38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
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 206 81 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 35.33% 30.34% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 46 42
Belfast median daily rate £425 £380 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +23.58% -1.60%
10th Percentile £362 £186 £156
90th Percentile £575 £556 £449
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £380 £308
% change year-on-year +11.84% +23.58% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £12.17 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.04% - -
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year -1.75% - -

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 38 (69.09%) SQL
2 30 (54.55%) Finance
3 26 (47.27%) Java
3 26 (47.27%) Oracle
4 25 (45.45%) Linux
5 20 (36.36%) .NET
6 18 (32.73%) Banking
7 14 (25.45%) XML
7 14 (25.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (25.45%) Hadoop
8 13 (23.64%) Big Data
9 12 (21.82%) OO
9 12 (21.82%) Apache Hive
10 11 (20.00%) Actimize
10 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (18.18%) Windows
11 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
11 10 (18.18%) .NET Framework
11 10 (18.18%) Unit Testing
12 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (16.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (16.36%) Jenkins
12 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
12 9 (16.36%) C#
13 8 (14.55%) C++
13 8 (14.55%) Web Services
13 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio

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 8 (14.55%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.45%) IIS
3 2 (3.64%) JBoss
3 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Actimize
2 3 (5.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) npm
2 4 (7.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) LDAP
2 3 (5.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.64%) DHCP
3 2 (3.64%) DNS
3 2 (3.64%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) Hadoop
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (23.64%) Big Data
3 12 (21.82%) Apache Hive
4 11 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (16.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (12.73%) Relational Database
7 6 (10.91%) DB2
8 5 (9.09%) RDBMS
9 4 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (5.45%) MySQL
10 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (3.64%) Hazelcast
11 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
11 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
11 2 (3.64%) Power BI
11 2 (3.64%) Redis
11 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Jenkins
2 8 (14.55%) TeamCity
2 8 (14.55%) Visual Studio
3 6 (10.91%) Artifactory
3 6 (10.91%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (7.27%) JIRA
5 3 (5.45%) Bitbucket
5 3 (5.45%) NUnit
5 3 (5.45%) Subversion
6 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.64%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.64%) Gradle
6 2 (3.64%) Hudson
6 2 (3.64%) JBehave
6 2 (3.64%) Maven
6 2 (3.64%) Mockito
6 2 (3.64%) Selenium
6 2 (3.64%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (54.55%) Finance
2 18 (32.73%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Front Office
4 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (67.27%) Developer
2 13 (23.64%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Senior Developer
4 8 (14.55%) C++ Developer
5 7 (12.73%) C# Developer
6 6 (10.91%) .NET Developer
7 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Ab Initio Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (5.45%) C++/C# Developer
9 3 (5.45%) JavaScript Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Big Data Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior C++ Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Senior Support Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Hadoop Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Technical Leader
10 2 (3.64%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (36.36%) .NET
2 14 (25.45%) XML
3 10 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 8 (14.55%) Web Services
5 7 (12.73%) Node.js
6 6 (10.91%) AngularJS
6 6 (10.91%) HTML
6 6 (10.91%) HTML5
7 5 (9.09%) JMS
8 4 (7.27%) WCF
9 3 (5.45%) .NET Remoting
9 3 (5.45%) JSON
9 3 (5.45%) Protocol Buffers
9 3 (5.45%) REST
9 3 (5.45%) WPF
10 2 (3.64%) CSS
10 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
10 2 (3.64%) Java EE
10 2 (3.64%) SOAP
10 2 (3.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.64%) Derivative
2 2 (3.64%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.82%) Equities
3 1 (1.82%) iSeries
3 1 (1.82%) Replication
3 1 (1.82%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (45.45%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Windows
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.27%) Unix
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) OO
2 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (18.18%) Unit Testing
4 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (14.55%) Functional Testing
5 8 (14.55%) Pattern Matching
6 7 (12.73%) TDD
7 6 (10.91%) Case Management
8 5 (9.09%) Process Improvement
9 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.27%) Electronic Trading
9 4 (7.27%) Low Latency
9 4 (7.27%) Metaprogramming
9 4 (7.27%) Parallel Processing
9 4 (7.27%) Resource Management
9 4 (7.27%) Risk Management
9 4 (7.27%) SOA
9 4 (7.27%) UML
10 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
10 3 (5.45%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 38 (69.09%) SQL
2 26 (47.27%) Java
3 9 (16.36%) C#
3 9 (16.36%) JavaScript
4 8 (14.55%) C++
5 5 (9.09%) Python
6 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
6 4 (7.27%) C
6 4 (7.27%) Korn
6 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.45%) C++/CLI
7 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) MCP
3 2 (3.64%) MCSE
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.82%) HDFS
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
1 2 (3.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.82%) Oozie
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Oracle
2 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) Ab Initio
3 4 (7.27%) Citrix
4 3 (5.45%) BMC
4 3 (5.45%) Google
4 3 (5.45%) Perforce
4 3 (5.45%) Remedy
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
5 2 (3.64%) Altiris
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco
5 2 (3.64%) CommVault
5 2 (3.64%) Compuware
5 2 (3.64%) Dell
5 2 (3.64%) Forcepoint
5 2 (3.64%) HP
5 2 (3.64%) McAfee
5 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.64%) Sophos
5 2 (3.64%) Symantec