Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing SQL 49 82 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 14.20% 24.77% 26.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.93% 45.05% 34.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 68 135
Belfast median daily rate £465 £428 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.83% +3.64% +12.17%
10th Percentile £216 £297 £289
90th Percentile £600 £522 £488
County Antrim median daily rate £465 £428 £413
% change year-on-year +8.83% +3.64% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Belfast median hourly rate £17.58 - £14.00
County Antrim median hourly rate £17.58 - £14.00

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 189 182 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 54.78% 54.98% 77.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 148 404
Belfast median daily rate £425 £432 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.62% +4.73% +10.00%
10th Percentile £296 £309 £350
90th Percentile £588 £538 £488
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £432 £413
% change year-on-year -1.51% +4.61% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Belfast median hourly rate £17.58 £46.25 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.00% +153.42% +82.50%
10th Percentile £17.17 £42.88 £14.00
90th Percentile £17.92 £48.63 £37.75
County Antrim median hourly rate £17.58 £46.25 £18.25
% change year-on-year -62.00% +153.42% +82.50%

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 16 October 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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 22 (44.90%) Finance
2 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
3 19 (38.78%) Oracle
3 19 (38.78%) Banking
4 15 (30.61%) Linux
5 14 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 13 (26.53%) NoSQL
7 12 (24.49%) Big Data
7 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (24.49%) Unix
7 12 (24.49%) Python
7 12 (24.49%) Java
8 11 (22.45%) Data Modelling
8 11 (22.45%) QlikView
8 11 (22.45%) Kafka
9 10 (20.41%) OpenShift
9 10 (20.41%) Docker
9 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
10 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (18.37%) BigQuery
10 9 (18.37%) GCP
10 9 (18.37%) Couchbase
10 9 (18.37%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 9 (18.37%) Public Sector
11 8 (16.33%) Power Platform
11 8 (16.33%) DevOps
11 8 (16.33%) Power BI
11 8 (16.33%) Task Automation
11 8 (16.33%) Use Case
11 8 (16.33%) .NET

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 5 (10.20%) SAS
2 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 2 (4.08%) Confluence
2 2 (4.08%) JBoss
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.20%) SPSS
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.41%) OpenShift
2 9 (18.37%) GCP
3 8 (16.33%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.53%) NoSQL
3 12 (24.49%) Big Data
4 11 (22.45%) QlikView
5 9 (18.37%) BigQuery
5 9 (18.37%) Couchbase
6 8 (16.33%) Power BI
7 7 (14.29%) RDBMS
7 7 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
9 5 (10.20%) Data Mining
9 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (8.16%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (6.12%) Star Schema
12 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) JIRA
3 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.08%) MSTest
3 2 (4.08%) NUnit
3 2 (4.08%) SonarQube
3 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 22 (44.90%) Finance
2 19 (38.78%) Banking
3 9 (18.37%) Public Sector
4 5 (10.20%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.08%) Retail
5 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Developer
2 13 (26.53%) Analyst
3 11 (22.45%) Data Analyst
4 10 (20.41%) Senior Developer
5 8 (16.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Site Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (8.16%) Scala Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Scala Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Data Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) Kafka
2 8 (16.33%) .NET
3 7 (14.29%) XML
4 4 (8.16%) Akka
4 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.12%) JAX-RS
5 3 (6.12%) JAX-WS
5 3 (6.12%) JMS
5 3 (6.12%) jQuery
5 3 (6.12%) WPF
6 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.08%) EJB 3.0
6 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.08%) jBPM
6 2 (4.08%) Node.js
6 2 (4.08%) Spring
6 2 (4.08%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (4.08%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Clustering
2 5 (10.20%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Derivative
4 2 (4.08%) Equities
5 1 (2.04%) CMDB
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Linux
2 12 (24.49%) Unix
3 3 (6.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 12 (24.49%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (22.45%) Data Modelling
4 9 (18.37%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (18.37%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 8 (16.33%) DevOps
5 8 (16.33%) Task Automation
5 8 (16.33%) Use Case
6 7 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 7 (14.29%) ETL
7 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.20%) Multithreading
8 4 (8.16%) MVC
8 4 (8.16%) Process Improvement
8 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.16%) Statistics
9 3 (6.12%) Analytics
9 3 (6.12%) Data Analytics
9 3 (6.12%) Kimball Methodology
9 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) Java
1 12 (24.49%) Python
2 10 (20.41%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.24%) C#
4 4 (8.16%) Java 8
5 3 (6.12%) C++
5 3 (6.12%) Scala
5 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.04%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.04%) Oozie
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Oracle
2 6 (12.24%) Tableau
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.16%) Cognos
5 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.08%) Sybase
6 1 (2.04%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.04%) Cloudera