Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing SQL 113 140 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 28.32% 29.23% 20.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 41.09% 40.70% 50.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 124 21
Belfast median daily rate £432 £395 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% +31.67% -11.11%
10th Percentile £334 £256 £163
90th Percentile £567 £466 £425
County Antrim median daily rate £432 £395 £300
% change year-on-year +9.24% +31.67% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Belfast median hourly rate £16.00 - £14.50
County Antrim median hourly rate £30.00 - £14.50

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 275 344 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 68.92% 71.82% 40.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 283 35
Belfast median daily rate £455 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £256
90th Percentile £550 £550 £425
County Antrim median daily rate £455 £413 £325
% change year-on-year +10.30% +26.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Belfast median hourly rate £16.00 - £14.50
County Antrim median hourly rate £30.00 - £14.50

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 68 (60.18%) Finance
2 48 (42.48%) Java
3 46 (40.71%) Banking
4 37 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (32.74%) Unix
5 31 (27.43%) C#
5 31 (27.43%) .NET
6 29 (25.66%) Oracle
7 24 (21.24%) MVC
8 23 (20.35%) Linux
9 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
10 21 (18.58%) Equities
10 21 (18.58%) Relational Database
11 20 (17.70%) WPF
12 19 (16.81%) Front Office
12 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
12 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET
13 18 (15.93%) Multithreading
13 18 (15.93%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (14.16%) SOA
15 15 (13.27%) Spring
15 15 (13.27%) WebSphere
15 15 (13.27%) Low Latency
16 14 (12.39%) J2EE
17 13 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
18 12 (10.62%) OO
19 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
19 11 (9.73%) Derivative
19 11 (9.73%) JSON
19 11 (9.73%) WCF

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 15 (13.27%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (7.08%) MQSeries
3 8 (7.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.77%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.65%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.88%) npm
2 1 (0.88%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) DHCP
1 2 (1.77%) DNS
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) Intranet
2 1 (0.88%) LAN
2 1 (0.88%) SNMP
2 1 (0.88%) VoIP
2 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.58%) Relational Database
2 19 (16.81%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.96%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.19%) DB2
5 6 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.42%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.65%) DB2 UDB
7 3 (2.65%) OLAP
7 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.65%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.77%) Big Data
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.77%) SQLite
9 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.88%) OLTP
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (6.19%) JUnit
1 7 (6.19%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.31%) Cucumber
2 6 (5.31%) JIRA
2 6 (5.31%) TeamCity
3 4 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.65%) Maven
4 3 (2.65%) Selenium
4 3 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.77%) Ant
5 2 (1.77%) Bower
5 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.77%) Grunt
5 2 (1.77%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.77%) Rational Application Developer
5 2 (1.77%) Subversion
6 1 (0.88%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.88%) Zephyr
General
1 68 (60.18%) Finance
2 46 (40.71%) Banking
3 19 (16.81%) Front Office
4 7 (6.19%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Retail
5 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 84 (74.34%) Developer
2 43 (38.05%) Java Developer
3 34 (30.09%) Senior Developer
4 26 (23.01%) .NET Developer
4 26 (23.01%) Senior Java Developer
5 12 (10.62%) Analyst
6 11 (9.73%) C# Developer
7 9 (7.96%) Applications Support
7 9 (7.96%) Applications Support Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) Support Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Java WebSphere Developer
8 7 (6.19%) Senior WebSphere Developer
8 7 (6.19%) WebSphere Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Front Office Developer
9 6 (5.31%) Senior .NET Developer
10 5 (4.42%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 5 (4.42%) DBA
10 5 (4.42%) Oracle DBA
10 5 (4.42%) SQL Developer
10 5 (4.42%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.43%) .NET
2 20 (17.70%) WPF
3 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET
4 18 (15.93%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (13.27%) Spring
6 14 (12.39%) J2EE
7 11 (9.73%) JSON
7 11 (9.73%) WCF
8 10 (8.85%) Hibernate
8 10 (8.85%) jQuery
8 10 (8.85%) JSP
8 10 (8.85%) Web Services
8 10 (8.85%) XML
9 8 (7.08%) AngularJS
9 8 (7.08%) Servlets
10 6 (5.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (5.31%) CSS
10 6 (5.31%) HTML
10 6 (5.31%) JSF
10 6 (5.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Equities
2 11 (9.73%) Derivative
3 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.08%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (5.31%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.54%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.54%) Equity Derivative
6 4 (3.54%) Grid Computing
6 4 (3.54%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.65%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.77%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.88%) Blog
9 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.88%) Podcast
9 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (32.74%) Unix
2 23 (20.35%) Linux
3 5 (4.42%) Windows
4 4 (3.54%) Solaris
5 2 (1.77%) Android
5 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.74%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.24%) MVC
3 18 (15.93%) Multithreading
4 16 (14.16%) SOA
5 15 (13.27%) Low Latency
6 13 (11.50%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (10.62%) OO
8 10 (8.85%) Test Automation
9 9 (7.96%) Mentoring
9 9 (7.96%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (7.96%) TDD
10 8 (7.08%) Analytics
11 7 (6.19%) Unit Testing
12 6 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (5.31%) Risk Management
12 6 (5.31%) Software Engineering
13 5 (4.42%) ETL
13 5 (4.42%) OOP
14 4 (3.54%) Electronic Trading
14 4 (3.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (42.48%) Java
2 31 (27.43%) C#
3 22 (19.47%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.96%) Perl
4 9 (7.96%) PL/SQL
4 9 (7.96%) Scala
5 7 (6.19%) Java 8
6 6 (5.31%) C++
6 6 (5.31%) Python
7 5 (4.42%) VBA
8 4 (3.54%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.88%) ES6
11 1 (0.88%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.08%) Degree
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.88%) HND
3 1 (0.88%) ISEB
3 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.88%) MCP
3 1 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.65%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.88%) MiFID
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.31%) Docker
2 4 (3.54%) Platform Symphony
3 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Ansible
1 1 (0.88%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (25.66%) Oracle
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.85%) IBM
4 5 (4.42%) Capita
5 4 (3.54%) Splunk
5 4 (3.54%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.65%) Sybase
7 2 (1.77%) Citrix
7 2 (1.77%) HP
7 2 (1.77%) Netezza
7 2 (1.77%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.88%) Avaya
8 1 (0.88%) BT
8 1 (0.88%) CommVault
8 1 (0.88%) Dell
8 1 (0.88%) Google
8 1 (0.88%) McAfee
8 1 (0.88%) Meridio
8 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.88%) Sophos