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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 5 12
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 73 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 21.66% 16.85% 10.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 49.32% 57.69% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 5 4
Median daily rate £413 £375 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +92.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £288 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £409 £213
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +2.85% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year +21.53% +39.78%  

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 148 26 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 43.92% 29.21% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 27 13
Median daily rate £421 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.38% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £188 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £448 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

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 June 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 June 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 -7 69 £413 +10.00%
SQL Server
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 69 (60.53%) Finance
2 67 (58.77%) SQL
3 50 (43.86%) Linux
4 48 (42.11%) Oracle
5 41 (35.96%) .NET
5 41 (35.96%) Banking
6 31 (27.19%) Java
7 29 (25.44%) Visual Studio
8 28 (24.56%) Web Services
9 27 (23.68%) Unit Testing
10 26 (22.81%) C++
10 26 (22.81%) Windows
11 24 (21.05%) .NET Framework
12 23 (20.18%) OO
12 23 (20.18%) Sybase
13 22 (19.30%) C#
13 22 (19.30%) JavaScript
13 22 (19.30%) Relational Database
14 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (16.67%) WCF
15 19 (16.67%) UML
16 18 (15.79%) XML
16 18 (15.79%) JSON
16 18 (15.79%) Big Data
17 16 (14.04%) SOA
18 15 (13.16%) Electronic Trading
18 15 (13.16%) Low Latency
18 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
19 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (12.28%) Node.js

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 10 (8.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (4.39%) IIS
3 4 (3.51%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Actimize
2 3 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.77%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.75%) GitHub
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.88%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.53%) LDAP
2 3 (2.63%) Firewall
3 2 (1.75%) DHCP
3 2 (1.75%) DNS
3 2 (1.75%) NetScaler
4 1 (0.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.30%) Relational Database
2 18 (15.79%) Big Data
3 13 (11.40%) Hadoop
4 12 (10.53%) DB2
5 11 (9.65%) Apache Hive
5 11 (9.65%) RDBMS
6 9 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (4.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (3.51%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.75%) QlikView
12 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.88%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 29 (25.44%) Visual Studio
2 14 (12.28%) Jenkins
3 12 (10.53%) Artifactory
3 12 (10.53%) TeamCity
4 11 (9.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (6.14%) JIRA
5 7 (6.14%) Talend Open Studio
6 6 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 6 (5.26%) NUnit
7 1 (0.88%) CppUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 69 (60.53%) Finance
2 41 (35.96%) Banking
3 13 (11.40%) Front Office
4 3 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (70.18%) Developer
2 25 (21.93%) C++ Developer
3 18 (15.79%) C# Developer
4 15 (13.16%) Senior Developer
5 11 (9.65%) Java Developer
5 11 (9.65%) Sybase Developer
6 10 (8.77%) .NET Developer
6 10 (8.77%) Analyst
7 9 (7.89%) Support Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Database Developer
8 8 (7.02%) JavaScript Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) DBA
9 7 (6.14%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (6.14%) Talend Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Big Data Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Senior C++ Developer
11 5 (4.39%) SQL DBA
11 5 (4.39%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (35.96%) .NET
2 28 (24.56%) Web Services
3 24 (21.05%) .NET Framework
4 19 (16.67%) WCF
5 18 (15.79%) JSON
5 18 (15.79%) XML
6 14 (12.28%) Node.js
7 13 (11.40%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (11.40%) WPF
8 11 (9.65%) ADO.NET
8 11 (9.65%) RESTful
8 11 (9.65%) WF
9 9 (7.89%) REST
10 6 (5.26%) .NET Remoting
10 6 (5.26%) CSS
10 6 (5.26%) HTML
10 6 (5.26%) Protocol Buffers
11 5 (4.39%) JMS
11 5 (4.39%) Middleware
12 4 (3.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.53%) Algorithms
3 8 (7.02%) Equity Derivative
3 8 (7.02%) Replication
4 5 (4.39%) Equities
5 4 (3.51%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Derivative
7 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (43.86%) Linux
2 26 (22.81%) Windows
3 10 (8.77%) Unix
4 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.51%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.88%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.68%) Unit Testing
2 23 (20.18%) OO
3 20 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (16.67%) UML
5 16 (14.04%) SOA
6 15 (13.16%) Electronic Trading
6 15 (13.16%) Low Latency
7 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (10.53%) Scrum
9 11 (9.65%) Memory Management
9 11 (9.65%) Multithreading
10 10 (8.77%) ETL
10 10 (8.77%) OOP
11 9 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (6.14%) Data Analysis
12 7 (6.14%) Data Transformation
12 7 (6.14%) Process Improvement
12 7 (6.14%) Risk Management
12 7 (6.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 67 (58.77%) SQL
2 31 (27.19%) Java
3 26 (22.81%) C++
4 22 (19.30%) C#
4 22 (19.30%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.65%) C
5 11 (9.65%) PL/SQL
6 10 (8.77%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.14%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.14%) Korn
8 6 (5.26%) C++/CLI
8 6 (5.26%) Python
9 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.51%) RPG
9 4 (3.51%) RPG IV
9 4 (3.51%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.88%) VB
11 1 (0.88%) VBA
11 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.26%) MCP
1 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.51%) Degree
2 4 (3.51%) MCDBA
3 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (12.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.75%) vSphere
4 2 (1.75%) XenApp
5 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) SCOM
2 2 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (42.11%) Oracle
2 23 (20.18%) Sybase
3 13 (11.40%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.14%) Talend
5 6 (5.26%) Google
5 6 (5.26%) Perforce
6 4 (3.51%) Ab Initio
6 4 (3.51%) HP
7 3 (2.63%) BMC
7 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.63%) Remedy
7 3 (2.63%) VMware
8 2 (1.75%) Citrix
8 2 (1.75%) Dell
8 2 (1.75%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.75%) McAfee
8 2 (1.75%) Sophos
9 1 (0.88%) BT
9 1 (0.88%) Cognos
9 1 (0.88%) Tableau