Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 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 17 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)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL 119 82 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 25.11% 22.34% 34.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 39.27% 35.96% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 59 42
County Antrim median daily rate £421 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.15% +20.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £257
90th Percentile £557 £420 £438
Northern Ireland median daily rate £420 £380 £313
% change year-on-year +10.53% +21.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
County Antrim median hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% - -
Northern Ireland 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 County Antrim with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
County Antrim
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 303 228 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 63.92% 62.13% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 157 56
County Antrim median daily rate £430 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £299 £256 £259
90th Percentile £538 £563 £438
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +7.50% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
County Antrim median hourly rate £23.00 £14.34 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.39% -5.97% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £40.63 £42.50 £16.38
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £23.00 £14.34 £15.25
% change year-on-year +60.39% -5.97% -

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in County Antrim

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in County Antrim

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in County Antrim over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in County Antrim

SQL
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 in County Antrim.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in County Antrim

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in County Antrim over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in County Antrim

SQL
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 within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 17 February 2018. 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 -2 117 £421 +12.45% 15
SQL
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for SQL.

1 63 (52.94%) Java
2 53 (44.54%) Finance
3 51 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (42.02%) Unix
5 43 (36.13%) Banking
5 43 (36.13%) JavaScript
5 43 (36.13%) Relational Database
6 35 (29.41%) Oracle
7 33 (27.73%) AngularJS
8 31 (26.05%) DB2
9 27 (22.69%) RDBMS
10 25 (21.01%) Test Automation
11 22 (18.49%) Spring
11 22 (18.49%) TDD
12 21 (17.65%) Hibernate
12 21 (17.65%) Linux
12 21 (17.65%) CSS
12 21 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 20 (16.81%) Backbone.js
13 20 (16.81%) DB2 UDB
13 20 (16.81%) XML
13 20 (16.81%) MVC
14 19 (15.97%) SQL Server
14 19 (15.97%) WebSphere
15 18 (15.13%) Equities
16 17 (14.29%) ETL
17 16 (13.45%) JSP
17 16 (13.45%) Analytics
18 14 (11.76%) Data Analytics
18 14 (11.76%) Waterfall

SQL
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 19 (15.97%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.72%) MQSeries
2 8 (6.72%) WebLogic
2 8 (6.72%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.52%) SAS
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.52%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) Firewall
2 1 (0.84%) DHCP
2 1 (0.84%) DNS
2 1 (0.84%) FTP
2 1 (0.84%) Intranet
2 1 (0.84%) LAN
2 1 (0.84%) SNMP
2 1 (0.84%) VoIP
2 1 (0.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (36.13%) Relational Database
2 31 (26.05%) DB2
3 27 (22.69%) RDBMS
4 20 (16.81%) DB2 UDB
5 19 (15.97%) SQL Server
6 8 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (5.88%) MongoDB
8 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (4.20%) QlikView
9 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (3.36%) Apache Hive
10 4 (3.36%) Big Data
10 4 (3.36%) Hadoop
11 3 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (2.52%) OLAP
11 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database
11 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (1.68%) Data Mining
12 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.68%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) JUnit
2 9 (7.56%) Selenium
3 8 (6.72%) Bower
3 8 (6.72%) Cucumber
3 8 (6.72%) Eclipse
3 8 (6.72%) Grunt
3 8 (6.72%) Jasmine
4 5 (4.20%) JIRA
4 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.20%) Zephyr
5 2 (1.68%) Ant
5 2 (1.68%) Rational Application Developer
5 2 (1.68%) Subversion
5 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.84%) Vagrant
General
1 53 (44.54%) Finance
2 43 (36.13%) Banking
3 7 (5.88%) Front Office
4 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.84%) Electronics
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 70 (58.82%) Developer
2 48 (40.34%) Java Developer
3 37 (31.09%) Senior Developer
4 32 (26.89%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (13.45%) Tester
6 14 (11.76%) Analyst
7 10 (8.40%) Manual Tester
8 8 (6.72%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.88%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.88%) Java WebSphere Developer
9 7 (5.88%) Senior WebSphere Developer
9 7 (5.88%) WebSphere Developer
10 6 (5.04%) Automation Tester
11 5 (4.20%) Test Analyst
12 4 (3.36%) Applications Support
12 4 (3.36%) Applications Support Analyst
12 4 (3.36%) SQL Developer
12 4 (3.36%) Support Analyst
13 3 (2.52%) Data Analyst
13 3 (2.52%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (27.73%) AngularJS
2 22 (18.49%) Spring
3 21 (17.65%) CSS
3 21 (17.65%) Hibernate
3 21 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 20 (16.81%) Backbone.js
4 20 (16.81%) XML
5 16 (13.45%) JSP
6 11 (9.24%) .NET
6 11 (9.24%) Web Services
7 10 (8.40%) Ajax
7 10 (8.40%) Spring Integration
8 9 (7.56%) HTML
8 9 (7.56%) jQuery
9 8 (6.72%) Gherkin
9 8 (6.72%) J2EE
9 8 (6.72%) REST
9 8 (6.72%) RESTful
9 8 (6.72%) Servlets
9 8 (6.72%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Equities
2 14 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (10.92%) Virtual Team
4 9 (7.56%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (3.36%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.36%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.68%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.68%) Derivative
7 2 (1.68%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.68%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.84%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.84%) iSeries
8 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.84%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.84%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 50 (42.02%) Unix
2 21 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (1.68%) Android
3 2 (1.68%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.68%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.01%) Test Automation
3 22 (18.49%) TDD
4 20 (16.81%) MVC
5 17 (14.29%) ETL
6 16 (13.45%) Analytics
7 14 (11.76%) Data Analytics
7 14 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 12 (10.08%) Manual Testing
9 11 (9.24%) Functional Testing
9 11 (9.24%) Mentoring
10 10 (8.40%) Low Latency
10 10 (8.40%) OO
11 9 (7.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (7.56%) Risk Management
12 8 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (6.72%) Non-Functional Testing
13 7 (5.88%) Data Modelling
13 7 (5.88%) SDLC
13 7 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (52.94%) Java
2 43 (36.13%) JavaScript
3 12 (10.08%) C#
4 11 (9.24%) Python
5 7 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 5 (4.20%) Perl
7 4 (3.36%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.36%) C++
8 2 (1.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.84%) COBOL
9 1 (0.84%) JCL
9 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.84%) Ruby
9 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (9.24%) Degree
2 5 (4.20%) ISEB
2 5 (4.20%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.56%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.84%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.68%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.84%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.84%) Docker
4 1 (0.84%) HDFS
4 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.84%) Ansible
2 1 (0.84%) Oozie
Vendors
1 35 (29.41%) Oracle
2 9 (7.56%) IBM
3 7 (5.88%) Ab Initio
3 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.20%) HP
5 3 (2.52%) Cisco
5 3 (2.52%) Citrix
5 3 (2.52%) Cognos
5 3 (2.52%) CommVault
5 3 (2.52%) Compuware
5 3 (2.52%) Netezza
5 3 (2.52%) SolarWinds
5 3 (2.52%) VMware
6 2 (1.68%) Altiris
6 2 (1.68%) Symantec
6 2 (1.68%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.84%) Avaya
7 1 (0.84%) Nokia
7 1 (0.84%) SAP
7 1 (0.84%) Sybase