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 23 June 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL 116 14 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 35.69% 16.67% 37.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.34% 45.16% 62.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 7 16
Median daily rate £413 £401 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +18.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £315 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

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 274 31 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 84.31% 36.90% 60.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 12 25
Median daily rate £413 £401 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +10.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL in Belfast.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 98 (59.39%) Finance
2 82 (49.70%) Java
3 67 (40.61%) Linux
4 64 (38.79%) SQL Server
4 64 (38.79%) Banking
5 63 (38.18%) Oracle
6 59 (35.76%) Unix
7 50 (30.30%) C#
8 49 (29.70%) OO
9 47 (28.48%) Relational Database
10 44 (26.67%) .NET
11 38 (23.03%) JavaScript
12 34 (20.61%) Web Services
13 32 (19.39%) JSON
14 30 (18.18%) XML
15 29 (17.58%) WCF
16 28 (16.97%) Equities
17 27 (16.36%) Front Office
18 26 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
19 25 (15.15%) Microsoft
20 24 (14.55%) PL/SQL
21 23 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
21 23 (13.94%) ASP.NET Web API
21 23 (13.94%) Node.js
22 22 (13.33%) Jenkins
22 22 (13.33%) Unit Testing
23 21 (12.73%) Multithreading
24 20 (12.12%) WPF
24 20 (12.12%) TeamCity
24 20 (12.12%) Sybase

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 13 (7.88%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.21%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.24%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.88%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.21%) GitHub
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.61%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.48%) LDAP
2 10 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.82%) Firewall
4 2 (1.21%) DHCP
4 2 (1.21%) DNS
4 2 (1.21%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (1.21%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.61%) Avaya Modular Messaging
5 1 (0.61%) NAS
5 1 (0.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (38.79%) SQL Server
2 47 (28.48%) Relational Database
3 18 (10.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (8.48%) RDBMS
5 12 (7.27%) Big Data
6 10 (6.06%) Apache Hive
6 10 (6.06%) MongoDB
6 10 (6.06%) NoSQL
7 7 (4.24%) Hadoop
7 7 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.64%) DB2
9 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.42%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.82%) KDB
11 3 (1.82%) QlikView
11 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 20 (12.12%) Artifactory
2 20 (12.12%) TeamCity
3 19 (11.52%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.24%) JIRA
6 6 (3.64%) Bitbucket
6 6 (3.64%) CppUnit
6 6 (3.64%) NUnit
7 4 (2.42%) Selenium
8 3 (1.82%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.82%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.61%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.61%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.61%) Subversion
9 1 (0.61%) WebDriver
General
1 98 (59.39%) Finance
2 64 (38.79%) Banking
3 27 (16.36%) Front Office
4 10 (6.06%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.42%) Billing
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 102 (61.82%) Developer
2 41 (24.85%) Senior Developer
3 40 (24.24%) Java Developer
4 33 (20.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 20 (12.12%) C# Developer
6 15 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 13 (7.88%) SQL Developer
8 12 (7.27%) UI Developer
9 10 (6.06%) Analyst
9 10 (6.06%) Senior SQL Developer
9 10 (6.06%) WPF Developer
10 9 (5.45%) Core Java Developer
11 8 (4.85%) C++ Developer
11 8 (4.85%) Database Developer
11 8 (4.85%) JavaScript Engineer
11 8 (4.85%) Murex Developer
11 8 (4.85%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (4.85%) Sybase Developer
12 7 (4.24%) Consultant
12 7 (4.24%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.67%) .NET
2 34 (20.61%) Web Services
3 32 (19.39%) JSON
4 30 (18.18%) XML
5 29 (17.58%) WCF
6 23 (13.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 23 (13.94%) Node.js
7 20 (12.12%) WPF
8 19 (11.52%) .NET Framework
9 15 (9.09%) CSS
9 15 (9.09%) HTML
10 13 (7.88%) ASP.NET
10 13 (7.88%) jQuery
10 13 (7.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (7.27%) HTML5
12 11 (6.67%) ADO.NET
12 11 (6.67%) RESTful
12 11 (6.67%) Spring
12 11 (6.67%) WF
13 10 (6.06%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.97%) Equities
2 18 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.27%) Algorithms
3 12 (7.27%) User Experience
4 10 (6.06%) Equity Derivative
5 9 (5.45%) Derivative
5 9 (5.45%) Virtual Team
6 7 (4.24%) Replication
7 5 (3.03%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.42%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.42%) Social Network
9 3 (1.82%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.61%) PKI
11 1 (0.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 67 (40.61%) Linux
2 59 (35.76%) Unix
3 13 (7.88%) Windows
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.70%) OO
2 26 (15.76%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 21 (12.73%) Multithreading
6 16 (9.70%) ETL
6 16 (9.70%) SOA
7 13 (7.88%) MVC
8 12 (7.27%) CRM
8 12 (7.27%) Data Modelling
8 12 (7.27%) OOP
8 12 (7.27%) Scrum
8 12 (7.27%) SDLC
9 11 (6.67%) DevOps
9 11 (6.67%) Low Latency
9 11 (6.67%) Memory Management
10 9 (5.45%) Electronic Trading
10 9 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (4.85%) Workflow
11 8 (4.85%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 82 (49.70%) Java
2 50 (30.30%) C#
3 38 (23.03%) JavaScript
4 24 (14.55%) PL/SQL
5 15 (9.09%) C++
6 12 (7.27%) C
6 12 (7.27%) Perl
7 11 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.85%) Python
9 6 (3.64%) C++/CLI
9 6 (3.64%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.82%) VBScript
11 2 (1.21%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.61%) Korn
12 1 (0.61%) Ruby
12 1 (0.61%) Scala
12 1 (0.61%) VBA
12 1 (0.61%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (6.67%) Degree
2 6 (3.64%) MCP
2 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.42%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.21%) MCSE
5 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.70%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.03%) Docker
3 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.21%) vSphere
5 2 (1.21%) XenApp
6 1 (0.61%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.42%) SCOM
3 2 (1.21%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (1.21%) SCCM
4 1 (0.61%) Oozie
Vendors
1 63 (38.18%) Oracle
2 25 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.12%) Sybase
4 12 (7.27%) Siebel
5 8 (4.85%) Murex
6 6 (3.64%) Ab Initio
6 6 (3.64%) Google
6 6 (3.64%) Perforce
7 5 (3.03%) HP
8 4 (2.42%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.42%) Fidessa
9 3 (1.82%) Citrix
9 3 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.82%) VMware
10 2 (1.21%) Dell
10 2 (1.21%) Forcepoint
10 2 (1.21%) McAfee
10 2 (1.21%) NYFIX
10 2 (1.21%) Reuters
10 2 (1.21%) Sophos