The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 29 March 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 15 16
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 41 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 19.52% 8.77% 8.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.81% 47.62% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 6 6
Median daily rate £395 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.53% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.66% -30.76%  

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 84 21 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 40.00% 18.42% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 7 12
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim citing SQL Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in County Antrim

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server in County Antrim.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in County Antrim

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in County Antrim over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in County Antrim

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server in County Antrim.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in County Antrim

SQL Server
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +6 41 £395 +21.53% 7
SQL Server
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 33 (55.00%) SQL
2 32 (53.33%) Finance
3 24 (40.00%) .NET
4 22 (36.67%) C#
5 18 (30.00%) Visual Studio
5 18 (30.00%) Web Services
6 17 (28.33%) Oracle
6 17 (28.33%) Sybase
7 15 (25.00%) Relational Database
8 14 (23.33%) Banking
8 14 (23.33%) Windows
9 13 (21.67%) Linux
9 13 (21.67%) C++
9 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (21.67%) Unit Testing
10 12 (20.00%) XML
10 12 (20.00%) UML
11 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
11 11 (18.33%) .NET Framework
11 11 (18.33%) WCF
11 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 10 (16.67%) Algorithms
12 10 (16.67%) Multithreading
12 10 (16.67%) JSON
12 10 (16.67%) PL/SQL
12 10 (16.67%) OO
13 9 (15.00%) ADO.NET
13 9 (15.00%) WPF
13 9 (15.00%) WF
13 9 (15.00%) Scrum

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 8 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) EngageOne
2 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) MS Project
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.67%) GitHub
2 1 (1.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 5 (8.33%) DB2
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.00%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (3.33%) Big Data
6 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.33%) QlikView
7 1 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.67%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (53.33%) Finance
2 14 (23.33%) Banking
3 8 (13.33%) Front Office
4 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.67%) Billing
6 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (83.33%) Developer
2 15 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 14 (23.33%) .NET Developer
4 13 (21.67%) C++ Developer
5 8 (13.33%) Sybase Developer
6 7 (11.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (10.00%) Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Database Developer
8 5 (8.33%) C# WPF Developer
8 5 (8.33%) DBA
8 5 (8.33%) WPF Developer
9 4 (6.67%) Ab Initio Developer
9 4 (6.67%) SQL DBA
10 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
10 3 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
10 3 (5.00%) SQL Support Analyst
10 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
11 2 (3.33%) Project Analyst
11 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
11 2 (3.33%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.00%) .NET
2 18 (30.00%) Web Services
3 12 (20.00%) XML
4 11 (18.33%) .NET Framework
4 11 (18.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (18.33%) WCF
5 10 (16.67%) JSON
6 9 (15.00%) ADO.NET
6 9 (15.00%) RESTful
6 9 (15.00%) WF
6 9 (15.00%) WPF
7 8 (13.33%) HTML
8 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (8.33%) CSS
10 4 (6.67%) JMS
10 4 (6.67%) Middleware
11 3 (5.00%) jQuery
11 3 (5.00%) SOAP
12 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 5 (8.33%) Equity Derivative
3 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Replication
4 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (5.00%) Equities
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (23.33%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Linux
3 7 (11.67%) Unix
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (21.67%) Unit Testing
2 12 (20.00%) UML
3 10 (16.67%) Multithreading
3 10 (16.67%) OO
4 9 (15.00%) Memory Management
4 9 (15.00%) Scrum
5 8 (13.33%) OOP
5 8 (13.33%) SOA
6 6 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
6 6 (10.00%) MVC
7 5 (8.33%) Low Latency
7 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (6.67%) Data Acquisition
8 4 (6.67%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) Metaprogramming
8 4 (6.67%) Parallel Processing
8 4 (6.67%) Resource Management
8 4 (6.67%) Service Management
9 3 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.00%) SQL
2 22 (36.67%) C#
3 13 (21.67%) C++
4 11 (18.33%) JavaScript
5 10 (16.67%) PL/SQL
6 8 (13.33%) C
7 7 (11.67%) T-SQL
8 5 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 5 (8.33%) Korn
9 4 (6.67%) Java
9 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
10 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
11 2 (3.33%) VB
12 1 (1.67%) Python
12 1 (1.67%) VB6
12 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) MCDBA
1 4 (6.67%) MCP
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
1 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Oracle
1 17 (28.33%) Sybase
2 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.67%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.67%) Actimize
4 1 (1.67%) Cognos
4 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.67%) Talend
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