Period
to 21 November 2018

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 6 months to 21 November 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 8 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 84 143 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 25.23% 24.36% 25.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.93% 33.73% 53.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 110 44
Belfast median daily rate £413 £414 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +12.13% +18.08%
10th Percentile £300 £256 £163
90th Percentile £500 £489 £420
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £415 £369
% change year-on-year -0.60% +12.47% +18.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Belfast median hourly rate - £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
County Antrim median hourly rate - £14.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 179 424 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 53.75% 72.23% 48.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 347 77
Belfast median daily rate £422 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +7.14% +23.20%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £192
90th Percentile £538 £505 £500
County Antrim median daily rate £422 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +2.30% +7.14% +23.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Belfast median hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.58% +40.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £22.50 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £37.75 £28.18
County Antrim median hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year +146.58% +28.07% -6.56%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

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 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Belfast

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 44 (52.38%) Java
1 44 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.81%) Finance
2 41 (48.81%) JavaScript
3 35 (41.67%) Banking
4 32 (38.10%) WebSphere
5 31 (36.90%) Oracle
5 31 (36.90%) Test Automation
6 26 (30.95%) Relational Database
6 26 (30.95%) RDBMS
7 23 (27.38%) MVC
7 23 (27.38%) AngularJS
8 22 (26.19%) XML
9 21 (25.00%) TDD
9 21 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 21 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (23.81%) RESTful
10 20 (23.81%) Ajax
10 20 (23.81%) CSS
10 20 (23.81%) JSP
10 20 (23.81%) DB2
11 18 (21.43%) Web Services
12 17 (20.24%) Struts
12 17 (20.24%) JUnit
12 17 (20.24%) Eclipse
12 17 (20.24%) Degree
12 17 (20.24%) Cucumber
12 17 (20.24%) Backbone.js
12 17 (20.24%) Gherkin
13 16 (19.05%) Jasmine

SQL
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 32 (38.10%) WebSphere
2 16 (19.05%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (4.76%) Confluence
3 4 (4.76%) EPiServer
3 4 (4.76%) SAS
4 3 (3.57%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.19%) Apache
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) SPSS
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Actimize
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.95%) RDBMS
1 26 (30.95%) Relational Database
2 20 (23.81%) DB2
3 16 (19.05%) DB2 UDB
4 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 10 (11.90%) MongoDB
6 6 (7.14%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (3.57%) Spark SQL
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
10 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.19%) OLAP
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) Cucumber
1 17 (20.24%) Eclipse
1 17 (20.24%) JUnit
2 16 (19.05%) Bower
2 16 (19.05%) Grunt
2 16 (19.05%) Jasmine
2 16 (19.05%) Selenium
3 11 (13.10%) JIRA
4 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.14%) TestComplete
6 4 (4.76%) Bitbucket
6 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.19%) ProC
8 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.19%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (48.81%) Finance
2 35 (41.67%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Advertising
3 4 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Law
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (59.52%) Developer
2 34 (40.48%) Java Developer
3 14 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 13 (15.48%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (11.90%) .NET Developer
5 10 (11.90%) Scala Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Java Scala Developer
7 8 (9.52%) Automation Tester
7 8 (9.52%) Tester
8 7 (8.33%) Analyst
9 5 (5.95%) Data Analyst
10 4 (4.76%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (4.76%) EPiServer Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Report Developer
10 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Ab Initio Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Oracle Analyst
11 3 (3.57%) SQL Developer
11 3 (3.57%) Test Engineer
12 2 (2.38%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.38%) AngularJS
2 22 (26.19%) XML
3 21 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 20 (23.81%) Ajax
4 20 (23.81%) CSS
4 20 (23.81%) JSP
4 20 (23.81%) RESTful
5 18 (21.43%) Web Services
6 17 (20.24%) Backbone.js
6 17 (20.24%) Gherkin
6 17 (20.24%) Struts
7 16 (19.05%) Hibernate
7 16 (19.05%) Spring
7 16 (19.05%) Spring Batch
7 16 (19.05%) Spring Integration
8 15 (17.86%) JMS
9 14 (16.67%) EJB
10 13 (15.48%) J2EE
11 12 (14.29%) .NET
12 11 (13.10%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.71%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.76%) Fintech
5 4 (4.76%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.38%) Equities
7 1 (1.19%) Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) Derivative
7 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.19%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.19%) Replication
7 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Linux
2 10 (11.90%) Unix
3 1 (1.19%) Solaris
3 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.90%) Test Automation
3 23 (27.38%) MVC
4 21 (25.00%) TDD
5 16 (19.05%) Project Management
5 16 (19.05%) Time Management
5 16 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 9 (10.71%) Manual Testing
7 8 (9.52%) ETL
8 7 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
9 6 (7.14%) Data Modelling
9 6 (7.14%) Requirements Management
10 5 (5.95%) Analytics
10 5 (5.95%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.95%) Test Strategy
11 4 (4.76%) BDD
11 4 (4.76%) Multithreading
11 4 (4.76%) Scorecard
12 3 (3.57%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 44 (52.38%) Java
2 41 (48.81%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.05%) PL/SQL
4 13 (15.48%) C#
5 11 (13.10%) Python
5 11 (13.10%) Scala
6 6 (7.14%) Ruby
7 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.57%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.57%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.57%) R
8 3 (3.57%) VBScript
9 1 (1.19%) C++
9 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.19%) PROC SQL
9 1 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.19%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 31 (36.90%) Oracle
2 6 (7.14%) HP
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.76%) Talend
4 3 (3.57%) Ab Initio
4 3 (3.57%) RapidMiner
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
5 2 (2.38%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.19%) Informatica
6 1 (1.19%) Vermilion