The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 6 3 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7  
Contract jobs citing SQL 49 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 23.22% 22.52% 11.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.84% 55.56% 25.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 14 5
Median daily rate £375 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £128 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £318 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +69.14% -21.66%  

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 133 45 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 63.03% 40.54% 44.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 24 26
Median daily rate £400 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £389 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Belfast

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Belfast

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Belfast over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Belfast

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Belfast

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 47 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (42.16%) Finance
3 40 (39.22%) Banking
4 38 (37.25%) Java
5 34 (33.33%) C#
6 32 (31.37%) SQL Server
7 27 (26.47%) Linux
7 27 (26.47%) Multithreading
8 26 (25.49%) Front Office
9 24 (23.53%) Oracle
10 22 (21.57%) OOD
10 22 (21.57%) BDD
10 22 (21.57%) TDD
11 20 (19.61%) Relational Database
11 20 (19.61%) Python
11 20 (19.61%) C++
12 19 (18.63%) Validation
12 19 (18.63%) Unix
12 19 (18.63%) Data Validation
13 18 (17.65%) .NET
14 17 (16.67%) OO
14 17 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
15 16 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (15.69%) PL/SQL
16 15 (14.71%) Sybase
16 15 (14.71%) Information Security
16 15 (14.71%) Integration Testing
17 14 (13.73%) Degree
17 14 (13.73%) NoSQL
17 14 (13.73%) Web Services

SQL
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 8 (7.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (5.88%) Apache
3 3 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (1.96%) Confluence
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.98%) SAS
5 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.96%) MS Project
2 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.92%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (0.98%) GitHub
1 1 (0.98%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.96%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.98%) NAS
3 1 (0.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (31.37%) SQL Server
2 20 (19.61%) Relational Database
3 14 (13.73%) NoSQL
4 9 (8.82%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.94%) KDB
7 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.94%) QlikView
7 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.94%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.98%) Big Data
9 1 (0.98%) DB2
9 1 (0.98%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) LoadRunner
1 4 (3.92%) Selenium
1 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.96%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.96%) JIRA
3 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.98%) Ant
4 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.98%) CppUnit
4 1 (0.98%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.98%) Maven
4 1 (0.98%) MSI
4 1 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (42.16%) Finance
2 40 (39.22%) Banking
3 26 (25.49%) Front Office
4 11 (10.78%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.90%) Billing
6 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (62.75%) Developer
2 30 (29.41%) Java Developer
3 20 (19.61%) Senior Developer
4 18 (17.65%) Senior Java Developer
5 17 (16.67%) Analyst
6 13 (12.75%) C# Developer
7 12 (11.76%) Lead Developer
8 11 (10.78%) SQL Developer
9 9 (8.82%) .NET Developer
9 9 (8.82%) Test Analyst
10 7 (6.86%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (6.86%) Consultant
11 6 (5.88%) Database Developer
11 6 (5.88%) Senior SQL Developer
11 6 (5.88%) Sybase Developer
12 5 (4.90%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (4.90%) C++ Developer
12 5 (4.90%) DBA
12 5 (4.90%) Support Analyst
12 5 (4.90%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.65%) .NET
2 14 (13.73%) Web Services
3 11 (10.78%) .NET Framework
3 11 (10.78%) JSON
4 9 (8.82%) ADO.NET
4 9 (8.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (8.82%) RESTful
4 9 (8.82%) WCF
4 9 (8.82%) WF
4 9 (8.82%) WPF
4 9 (8.82%) XML
5 5 (4.90%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.90%) jQuery
5 5 (4.90%) Node.js
6 4 (3.92%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (3.92%) HTML
7 3 (2.94%) CSS
8 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.96%) JSP
8 2 (1.96%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
2 11 (10.78%) Algorithms
3 9 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (8.82%) Equities
4 5 (4.90%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.94%) Derivative
6 3 (2.94%) Replication
7 2 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.98%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Linux
2 19 (18.63%) Unix
3 6 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (46.08%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (26.47%) Multithreading
3 22 (21.57%) BDD
3 22 (21.57%) OOD
3 22 (21.57%) TDD
4 19 (18.63%) Data Validation
4 19 (18.63%) Validation
5 17 (16.67%) OO
6 16 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (14.71%) Information Security
7 15 (14.71%) Integration Testing
8 11 (10.78%) Manual Testing
8 11 (10.78%) Mathematics
8 11 (10.78%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (8.82%) Memory Management
9 9 (8.82%) Scrum
9 9 (8.82%) SOA
10 8 (7.84%) OOP
11 7 (6.86%) Project Management
12 6 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (37.25%) Java
2 34 (33.33%) C#
3 20 (19.61%) C++
3 20 (19.61%) Python
4 16 (15.69%) PL/SQL
5 7 (6.86%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.92%) Perl
8 3 (2.94%) C
8 3 (2.94%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.94%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.94%) VBScript
9 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.98%) Korn
10 1 (0.98%) VB
10 1 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (13.73%) Degree
2 4 (3.92%) MCDBA
2 4 (3.92%) MCP
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.75%) QA
2 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (0.98%) AppManager
2 1 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.98%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 24 (23.53%) Oracle
2 15 (14.71%) Sybase
3 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.96%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.96%) Cognos
4 2 (1.96%) Fidessa
4 2 (1.96%) NYFIX
5 1 (0.98%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.98%) CA
5 1 (0.98%) Sun
5 1 (0.98%) VMware
Belfast, County Antrim
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Rate: £381.00 per day
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