Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 5 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL 116 78 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 24.79% 21.67% 34.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 38.80% 35.14% 67.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 58 41
Belfast median daily rate £420 £374 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +19.68% +4.17%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £256
90th Percentile £558 £420 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £420 £375 £313
% change year-on-year +12.00% +20.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
County Antrim median hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year +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 299 222 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 63.89% 61.67% 50.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 156 55
Belfast median daily rate £430 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £297 £256 £259
90th Percentile £538 £563 £438
County Antrim median daily rate £430 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +7.50% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Belfast median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -14.75% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £35.43 £30.80 £16.38
County Antrim median hourly rate £23.00 £14.34 £15.25
% change year-on-year +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 February 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 18 February 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 62 (53.45%) Java
2 53 (45.69%) Finance
3 50 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (43.10%) Unix
4 43 (37.07%) Banking
5 42 (36.21%) JavaScript
5 42 (36.21%) Relational Database
6 34 (29.31%) Oracle
7 32 (27.59%) AngularJS
8 30 (25.86%) DB2
9 26 (22.41%) RDBMS
10 25 (21.55%) Test Automation
11 21 (18.10%) Spring
11 21 (18.10%) Linux
11 21 (18.10%) TDD
12 20 (17.24%) Hibernate
12 20 (17.24%) CSS
12 20 (17.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 19 (16.38%) Backbone.js
13 19 (16.38%) DB2 UDB
13 19 (16.38%) WebSphere
13 19 (16.38%) XML
13 19 (16.38%) SQL Server
13 19 (16.38%) MVC
14 18 (15.52%) Equities
15 17 (14.66%) ETL
16 16 (13.79%) JSP
16 16 (13.79%) Analytics
17 14 (12.07%) Data Analytics
18 13 (11.21%) Waterfall

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 19 (16.38%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.90%) MQSeries
2 8 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 8 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.59%) SAS
4 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.59%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.59%) Firewall
2 1 (0.86%) DHCP
2 1 (0.86%) DNS
2 1 (0.86%) FTP
2 1 (0.86%) Intranet
2 1 (0.86%) LAN
2 1 (0.86%) SNMP
2 1 (0.86%) VoIP
2 1 (0.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (36.21%) Relational Database
2 30 (25.86%) DB2
3 26 (22.41%) RDBMS
4 19 (16.38%) DB2 UDB
4 19 (16.38%) SQL Server
5 8 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (6.03%) MongoDB
7 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (3.45%) Apache Hive
9 4 (3.45%) Big Data
9 4 (3.45%) Hadoop
10 3 (2.59%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (2.59%) OLAP
10 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.59%) QlikView
10 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.72%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (1.72%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (8.62%) JUnit
2 9 (7.76%) Selenium
3 8 (6.90%) Bower
3 8 (6.90%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.90%) Eclipse
3 8 (6.90%) Grunt
3 8 (6.90%) Jasmine
4 5 (4.31%) JIRA
4 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.31%) Zephyr
5 2 (1.72%) Ant
5 2 (1.72%) Rational Application Developer
5 2 (1.72%) Subversion
5 2 (1.72%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.86%) Vagrant
General
1 53 (45.69%) Finance
2 43 (37.07%) Banking
3 7 (6.03%) Front Office
4 3 (2.59%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.72%) Retail
6 1 (0.86%) Electronics
6 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (59.48%) Developer
2 47 (40.52%) Java Developer
3 36 (31.03%) Senior Developer
4 31 (26.72%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (13.79%) Tester
6 14 (12.07%) Analyst
7 10 (8.62%) Manual Tester
8 8 (6.90%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.03%) C# Developer
9 7 (6.03%) Java WebSphere Developer
9 7 (6.03%) Senior WebSphere Developer
9 7 (6.03%) WebSphere Developer
10 6 (5.17%) Automation Tester
11 5 (4.31%) Test Analyst
12 4 (3.45%) Applications Support
12 4 (3.45%) Applications Support Analyst
12 4 (3.45%) SQL Developer
12 4 (3.45%) Support Analyst
13 3 (2.59%) Data Analyst
13 3 (2.59%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (27.59%) AngularJS
2 21 (18.10%) Spring
3 20 (17.24%) CSS
3 20 (17.24%) Hibernate
3 20 (17.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 19 (16.38%) Backbone.js
4 19 (16.38%) XML
5 16 (13.79%) JSP
6 11 (9.48%) .NET
6 11 (9.48%) Web Services
7 10 (8.62%) Ajax
8 9 (7.76%) HTML
8 9 (7.76%) jQuery
8 9 (7.76%) Spring Integration
9 8 (6.90%) Gherkin
9 8 (6.90%) J2EE
9 8 (6.90%) REST
9 8 (6.90%) RESTful
9 8 (6.90%) Servlets
9 8 (6.90%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.52%) Equities
2 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.34%) Virtual Team
3 9 (7.76%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (6.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.45%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.72%) Derivative
6 2 (1.72%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.72%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.86%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.86%) iSeries
7 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.86%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 50 (43.10%) Unix
2 21 (18.10%) Linux
3 2 (1.72%) Android
3 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (43.10%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.55%) Test Automation
3 21 (18.10%) TDD
4 19 (16.38%) MVC
5 17 (14.66%) ETL
6 16 (13.79%) Analytics
7 14 (12.07%) Data Analytics
8 13 (11.21%) Waterfall
9 12 (10.34%) Manual Testing
10 11 (9.48%) Functional Testing
10 11 (9.48%) Mentoring
11 10 (8.62%) Low Latency
11 10 (8.62%) OO
12 9 (7.76%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (7.76%) Risk Management
13 8 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
14 7 (6.03%) SDLC
14 7 (6.03%) User Acceptance Testing
15 6 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
16 5 (4.31%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 62 (53.45%) Java
2 42 (36.21%) JavaScript
3 12 (10.34%) C#
4 11 (9.48%) Python
5 7 (6.03%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.31%) Perl
7 4 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.45%) C++
8 2 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.86%) COBOL
9 1 (0.86%) JCL
9 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.86%) Ruby
9 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.48%) Degree
2 5 (4.31%) ISEB
2 5 (4.31%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.72%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) SLA
3 1 (0.86%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.86%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.72%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.86%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.86%) Docker
4 1 (0.86%) HDFS
4 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.86%) Ansible
2 1 (0.86%) Oozie
Vendors
1 34 (29.31%) Oracle
2 9 (7.76%) IBM
3 7 (6.03%) Ab Initio
3 7 (6.03%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.31%) HP
5 3 (2.59%) Cisco
5 3 (2.59%) Citrix
5 3 (2.59%) Cognos
5 3 (2.59%) CommVault
5 3 (2.59%) Compuware
5 3 (2.59%) Netezza
5 3 (2.59%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.59%) VMware
6 2 (1.72%) Altiris
6 2 (1.72%) Symantec
6 2 (1.72%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.86%) Avaya
7 1 (0.86%) Nokia
7 1 (0.86%) SAP
7 1 (0.86%) Sybase