Period
to 11 July 2020

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 6 months to 11 July 2020 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
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 6 21
Rank change year-on-year -19 +15 -11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 4 66 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.08% 16.10% 10.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 12.12% 56.90% 37.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 43 37
Median daily rate £431 £430 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.23% -0.35% +6.81%
10th Percentile £416 £313 £354
90th Percentile £447 £585 £570
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £431 £432
% change year-on-year +0.06% -0.17% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £15.25 -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £15.25 -

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following 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 or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 33 116 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 17.19% 28.29% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 72 74
Median daily rate £431 £428 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.82% -0.93% +2.74%
10th Percentile £363 £218 £315
90th Percentile £477 £574 £550
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £430 £431
% change year-on-year +0.23% -0.23% +2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £31.25 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.98% +4.44%
Median hourly rate - £31.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year - +32.98% +4.44%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in County Antrim.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server in County Antrim

SQL Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in County Antrim.

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 6 months to 11 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -19 4 £431 +0.23% 9
SQL Server
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Sybase
2 3 (75.00%) STL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) WinForms
2 3 (75.00%) XAML
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 3 (75.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (75.00%) MVVM
2 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Unity DI Container
2 3 (75.00%) Asynchronous Programming
3 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (50.00%) SOLID
3 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (50.00%) Kafka
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) KDB
3 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Finance

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (75.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) KDB
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) C++ Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C++/C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior C++ Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (75.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 3 (75.00%) STL
1 3 (75.00%) Unity DI Container
1 3 (75.00%) WinForms
1 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 2 (50.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Asynchronous Programming
1 3 (75.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (75.00%) MVVM
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (50.00%) SOLID
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Concurrent Programming
3 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) C++
2 3 (75.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Sybase