Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 80 124 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 26.32% 26.33% 22.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.45% 39.37% 39.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 90 51
Belfast median daily rate £412 £420 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +15.07% +16.80%
10th Percentile £308 £256 £163
90th Percentile £488 £539 £419
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £420 £365
% change year-on-year -1.90% +15.07% +16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Belfast median hourly rate £96.50 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +589.29% +40.00% -
County Antrim median hourly rate £96.50 £16.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year +503.13% +12.28% -

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 176 315 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 57.89% 66.88% 56.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 246 128
Belfast median daily rate £412 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +6.25% +25.00%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £255
90th Percentile £500 £538 £563
County Antrim median daily rate £412 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.06% +6.25% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Belfast median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% +15.38% -14.75%
10th Percentile £17.80 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £104.25 £35.43 £30.80
County Antrim median hourly rate £45.00 £23.00 £14.34
% change year-on-year +95.65% +60.39% -5.97%

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 18 January 2019.

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

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Belfast

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Belfast over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 (55.00%) Finance
2 43 (53.75%) JavaScript
3 32 (40.00%) Banking
4 30 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (37.50%) Java
5 29 (36.25%) Test Automation
6 28 (35.00%) Oracle
7 26 (32.50%) XML
8 24 (30.00%) WebSphere
9 23 (28.75%) RDBMS
9 23 (28.75%) Relational Database
10 20 (25.00%) AngularJS
11 19 (23.75%) TDD
12 18 (22.50%) Unix
12 18 (22.50%) Python
12 18 (22.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (21.25%) RESTful
13 17 (21.25%) JIRA
13 17 (21.25%) CSS
13 17 (21.25%) JSP
13 17 (21.25%) DB2
13 17 (21.25%) Ajax
13 17 (21.25%) MVC
14 16 (20.00%) Web Services
15 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
15 15 (18.75%) QA
15 15 (18.75%) Degree
16 14 (17.50%) TestComplete
16 14 (17.50%) Cucumber
16 14 (17.50%) Backbone.js

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 24 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 13 (16.25%) WebLogic
3 10 (12.50%) SAS
4 4 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (5.00%) Confluence
4 4 (5.00%) EPiServer
5 3 (3.75%) Apache Spark
5 3 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (11.25%) SPSS
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Actimize
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.75%) RDBMS
1 23 (28.75%) Relational Database
2 17 (21.25%) DB2
3 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 13 (16.25%) DB2 UDB
5 8 (10.00%) QlikView
6 7 (8.75%) Power BI
7 6 (7.50%) Data Mining
7 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
8 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
9 3 (3.75%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (3.75%) Spark SQL
9 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
10 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (1.25%) Apache Hive
11 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (21.25%) JIRA
2 14 (17.50%) Cucumber
2 14 (17.50%) Eclipse
2 14 (17.50%) JUnit
2 14 (17.50%) TestComplete
3 13 (16.25%) Bower
3 13 (16.25%) Git (software)
3 13 (16.25%) Grunt
3 13 (16.25%) Jasmine
3 13 (16.25%) Selenium
4 8 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.00%) Bitbucket
5 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.25%) ProC
6 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 44 (55.00%) Finance
2 32 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Advertising
4 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Front Office
5 1 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (51.25%) Developer
2 26 (32.50%) Java Developer
3 14 (17.50%) Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Senior Developer
5 12 (15.00%) Data Analyst
5 12 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (8.75%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Scala Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Automation Tester
8 5 (6.25%) Java Scala Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Test Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Tester
9 4 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (5.00%) EPiServer Developer
9 4 (5.00%) QA Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Report Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) QA Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.50%) XML
2 20 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 18 (22.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 17 (21.25%) Ajax
4 17 (21.25%) CSS
4 17 (21.25%) JSP
4 17 (21.25%) RESTful
5 16 (20.00%) Web Services
6 14 (17.50%) Backbone.js
6 14 (17.50%) Gherkin
6 14 (17.50%) Spring
6 14 (17.50%) Struts
7 13 (16.25%) Hibernate
7 13 (16.25%) Spring Batch
7 13 (16.25%) Spring Integration
8 10 (12.50%) .NET
9 9 (11.25%) EJB
10 8 (10.00%) J2EE
11 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET
11 7 (8.75%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (8.75%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.00%) Fintech
5 3 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.50%) Equities
7 1 (1.25%) Clustering
7 1 (1.25%) Derivative
7 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.25%) Replication
7 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.25%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Unix
2 14 (17.50%) Linux
3 2 (2.50%) Windows
4 1 (1.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.25%) Test Automation
3 19 (23.75%) TDD
4 17 (21.25%) MVC
5 13 (16.25%) Data Modelling
5 13 (16.25%) Issue Tracking
5 13 (16.25%) Project Management
5 13 (16.25%) Time Management
5 13 (16.25%) Waterfall
6 12 (15.00%) Requirements Management
7 11 (13.75%) Analytics
7 11 (13.75%) ETL
8 10 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (10.00%) Data Analytics
10 6 (7.50%) Data Analysis
11 5 (6.25%) BDD
11 5 (6.25%) Functional Testing
11 5 (6.25%) Statistics
12 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 43 (53.75%) JavaScript
2 30 (37.50%) Java
3 18 (22.50%) Python
4 11 (13.75%) PL/SQL
5 10 (12.50%) C#
6 7 (8.75%) VBScript
7 6 (7.50%) Scala
8 5 (6.25%) Ruby
8 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.75%) MATLAB
10 3 (3.75%) R
11 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.25%) C++
12 1 (1.25%) Go
12 1 (1.25%) PROC SQL
12 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Docker
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 28 (35.00%) Oracle
2 12 (15.00%) HP
3 6 (7.50%) Cognos
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.00%) Talend
5 3 (3.75%) Ab Initio
5 3 (3.75%) RapidMiner
6 2 (2.50%) IBM
6 2 (2.50%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.25%) Informatica
7 1 (1.25%) Vermilion