Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 0
Contract jobs citing SQL 92 175 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 27.79% 31.36% 19.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.66% 38.80% 56.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 152 24
Belfast median daily rate £431 £410 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% +102.47% -5.81%
10th Percentile £277 £282 £163
90th Percentile £538 £488 £414
County Antrim median daily rate £431 £410 £205
% change year-on-year +5.12% +100.00% -4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Belfast median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.17% -54.69%
County Antrim median hourly rate - £22.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +125.00% -68.75%

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 206 451 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 62.24% 80.82% 34.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 391 35
Belfast median daily rate £443 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +37.50% -7.69%
10th Percentile £289 £338 £163
90th Percentile £538 £513 £444
County Antrim median daily rate £443 £413 £300
% change year-on-year +7.27% +37.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Belfast median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.17% -54.69%
County Antrim median hourly rate - £22.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +125.00% -68.75%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 52 (56.52%) Finance
2 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (40.22%) Java
4 31 (33.70%) .NET
4 31 (33.70%) Banking
4 31 (33.70%) MVC
5 30 (32.61%) Oracle
6 29 (31.52%) C#
7 25 (27.17%) WPF
8 23 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 22 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (23.91%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (19.57%) Multithreading
10 18 (19.57%) WebSphere
10 18 (19.57%) SOA
11 16 (17.39%) JMS
11 16 (17.39%) PL/SQL
11 16 (17.39%) JavaScript
11 16 (17.39%) Scala
12 15 (16.30%) Test Automation
12 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
12 15 (16.30%) Spring
13 14 (15.22%) J2EE
13 14 (15.22%) Linux
14 13 (14.13%) Web Services
14 13 (14.13%) JSF
14 13 (14.13%) Capita
14 13 (14.13%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (13.04%) Front Office
15 12 (13.04%) EJB

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 18 (19.57%) WebSphere
2 10 (10.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (5.43%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.26%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.26%) Confluence
5 3 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) npm
2 1 (1.09%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) FTP
2 1 (1.09%) DHCP
2 1 (1.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 9 (9.78%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.43%) DB2
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.35%) DB2 UDB
6 4 (4.35%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.26%) Spark SQL
8 2 (2.17%) Big Data
8 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.09%) OLAP
9 1 (1.09%) OLTP
9 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Selenium
2 9 (9.78%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.70%) JIRA
3 8 (8.70%) JUnit
4 7 (7.61%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.61%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.43%) Bower
5 5 (5.43%) Eclipse
5 5 (5.43%) Grunt
5 5 (5.43%) Jasmine
6 4 (4.35%) Bitbucket
6 4 (4.35%) TeamCity
7 3 (3.26%) Maven
7 3 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.09%) jMock
9 1 (1.09%) Mockito
9 1 (1.09%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.09%) WebDriver
General
1 52 (56.52%) Finance
2 31 (33.70%) Banking
3 12 (13.04%) Front Office
4 8 (8.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.09%) Back Office
6 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (71.74%) Developer
2 28 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 27 (29.35%) .NET Developer
4 11 (11.96%) Senior Developer
5 9 (9.78%) Scala Developer
6 8 (8.70%) Java Scala Developer
7 7 (7.61%) C# Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Applications Support
9 5 (5.43%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Automation Tester
9 5 (5.43%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Tester
10 4 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (4.35%) DBA
10 4 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (4.35%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (33.70%) .NET
2 25 (27.17%) WPF
3 23 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 22 (23.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (17.39%) JMS
6 15 (16.30%) Spring
7 14 (15.22%) J2EE
8 13 (14.13%) JSF
8 13 (14.13%) Web Services
9 12 (13.04%) EJB
10 11 (11.96%) Hibernate
10 11 (11.96%) WCF
11 10 (10.87%) XML
12 9 (9.78%) JSON
12 9 (9.78%) REST
12 9 (9.78%) RESTful
13 7 (7.61%) ActiveMQ
14 6 (6.52%) AngularJS
14 6 (6.52%) CSS
15 5 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.91%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (14.13%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.78%) Derivative
5 8 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 6 (6.52%) Equities
7 3 (3.26%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.26%) SWIFT
8 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.17%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (2.17%) Grid Computing
8 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.09%) Blog
9 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (1.09%) Podcast
9 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.22%) Linux
2 8 (8.70%) Unix
3 4 (4.35%) Solaris
4 3 (3.26%) Windows
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.70%) MVC
3 18 (19.57%) Multithreading
3 18 (19.57%) SOA
4 15 (16.30%) Test Automation
5 11 (11.96%) TDD
6 9 (9.78%) Manual Testing
7 8 (8.70%) ETL
7 8 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.52%) Low Latency
9 6 (6.52%) OO
10 5 (5.43%) OOP
10 5 (5.43%) Test Strategy
10 5 (5.43%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.35%) Analytics
11 4 (4.35%) Project Management
11 4 (4.35%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.35%) Time Management
11 4 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (40.22%) Java
2 29 (31.52%) C#
3 16 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 16 (17.39%) PL/SQL
3 16 (17.39%) Scala
4 7 (7.61%) Java 8
5 5 (5.43%) VBA
6 4 (4.35%) Perl
7 3 (3.26%) C++
7 3 (3.26%) Python
7 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.09%) ES6
9 1 (1.09%) PHP
9 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.09%) Ruby
9 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Degree
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.09%) HND
3 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.09%) MCP
3 1 (1.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Docker
2 2 (2.17%) Platform Symphony
3 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (32.61%) Oracle
2 13 (14.13%) Capita
3 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.43%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.35%) Splunk
6 3 (3.26%) Ab Initio
6 3 (3.26%) Sybase
6 3 (3.26%) Talend
7 2 (2.17%) IBM
8 1 (1.09%) Adobe
8 1 (1.09%) BT
8 1 (1.09%) Citrix
8 1 (1.09%) Dell
8 1 (1.09%) Google
8 1 (1.09%) HP
8 1 (1.09%) McAfee
8 1 (1.09%) Sophos