Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 136 73 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 23.37% 26.64% 34.65%
As % of the Programming Languages category 32.61% 54.48% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 43 39
County Antrim median daily rate £415 £365 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.70% +16.80% +4.17%
10th Percentile £256 £163 £168
90th Percentile £478 £420 £440
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £369 £313
% change year-on-year +11.79% +18.08% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year +40.00% - -

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 417 134 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 71.65% 48.91% 50.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 75 48
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +20.00% -0.79%
10th Percentile £313 £192 £163
90th Percentile £500 £500 £450
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £380 £314
% change year-on-year +8.55% +21.12% -1.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 1
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.25 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.07% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £37.75 £42.50 £16.38
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £18.25 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +28.07% -6.56% +17.31%

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 23 November 2017.

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
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 23 November 2017. 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 -5 136 £415 +13.70% 8
SQL
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 78 (57.35%) Java
2 71 (52.21%) Oracle
3 63 (46.32%) Finance
4 55 (40.44%) JavaScript
5 53 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (38.24%) Relational Database
7 47 (34.56%) Banking
8 45 (33.09%) Unix
8 45 (33.09%) RDBMS
9 44 (32.35%) DB2
10 41 (30.15%) AngularJS
11 40 (29.41%) Linux
11 40 (29.41%) XML
12 36 (26.47%) SQL Server
13 34 (25.00%) MVC
13 34 (25.00%) TDD
14 33 (24.26%) Spring
14 33 (24.26%) Hibernate
14 33 (24.26%) CSS
14 33 (24.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 31 (22.79%) DB2 UDB
16 30 (22.06%) Backbone.js
17 28 (20.59%) Test Automation
18 27 (19.85%) Waterfall
19 26 (19.12%) WebSphere
20 25 (18.38%) Web Services
20 25 (18.38%) ETL
21 23 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
21 23 (16.91%) Virtual Team
22 22 (16.18%) Spring Integration

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 26 (19.12%) WebSphere
2 18 (13.24%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.21%) SAS
4 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.74%) Apache
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.21%) SPSS
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (8.09%) Actimize
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.09%) npm
2 8 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.74%) GitHub
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.15%) LDAP
2 5 (3.68%) FTP
3 3 (2.21%) Firewall
4 2 (1.47%) DHCP
4 2 (1.47%) DNS
4 2 (1.47%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.74%) Avaya Modular Messaging
5 1 (0.74%) NAS
5 1 (0.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (38.24%) Relational Database
2 45 (33.09%) RDBMS
3 44 (32.35%) DB2
4 36 (26.47%) SQL Server
5 31 (22.79%) DB2 UDB
6 15 (11.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (9.56%) Apache Hive
7 13 (9.56%) Big Data
8 12 (8.82%) Hadoop
8 12 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (8.09%) MongoDB
10 9 (6.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (4.41%) NoSQL
12 4 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (2.94%) KDB
12 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (2.21%) QlikView
13 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (13.24%) Eclipse
2 16 (11.76%) Bower
2 16 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 16 (11.76%) Grunt
2 16 (11.76%) Jasmine
2 16 (11.76%) JUnit
3 11 (8.09%) Jenkins
4 10 (7.35%) Artifactory
4 10 (7.35%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (7.35%) TeamCity
5 9 (6.62%) JIRA
6 7 (5.15%) Selenium
7 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.94%) Zephyr
9 3 (2.21%) Bitbucket
9 3 (2.21%) NUnit
10 2 (1.47%) CppUnit
11 1 (0.74%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.74%) Subversion
11 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 63 (46.32%) Finance
2 47 (34.56%) Banking
3 6 (4.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.68%) Front Office
5 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 73 (53.68%) Developer
2 49 (36.03%) Java Developer
3 30 (22.06%) Senior Developer
4 25 (18.38%) Senior Java Developer
5 12 (8.82%) Analyst
6 11 (8.09%) Tester
7 8 (5.88%) Manual Tester
8 7 (5.15%) C++ Developer
9 6 (4.41%) .NET Developer
9 6 (4.41%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.68%) JavaScript Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.94%) Big Data Developer
11 4 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.94%) JavaScript Developer
11 4 (2.94%) SQL Developer
11 4 (2.94%) Support Engineer
12 3 (2.21%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 3 (2.21%) Senior Big Data Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (30.15%) AngularJS
2 40 (29.41%) XML
3 33 (24.26%) CSS
3 33 (24.26%) Hibernate
3 33 (24.26%) Spring
3 33 (24.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 30 (22.06%) Backbone.js
5 25 (18.38%) Web Services
6 22 (16.18%) Spring Integration
7 18 (13.24%) .NET
7 18 (13.24%) Struts
8 16 (11.76%) Ajax
8 16 (11.76%) Gherkin
8 16 (11.76%) JSP
8 16 (11.76%) RESTful
9 13 (9.56%) Node.js
10 12 (8.82%) FIX Protocol
11 9 (6.62%) REST
12 8 (5.88%) HTML
13 7 (5.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.91%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (16.91%) Virtual Team
2 14 (10.29%) Equities
3 8 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (5.88%) Mobile App
4 6 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.41%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.21%) Social Network
6 3 (2.21%) User Experience
7 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.47%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.47%) Equity Derivative
8 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.74%) Derivative
8 1 (0.74%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.74%) iSeries
8 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.74%) PKI
8 1 (0.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (33.09%) Unix
2 40 (29.41%) Linux
3 8 (5.88%) Windows
4 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.00%) MVC
2 34 (25.00%) TDD
3 28 (20.59%) Test Automation
4 27 (19.85%) Waterfall
5 25 (18.38%) ETL
6 21 (15.44%) OO
7 15 (11.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (10.29%) Analytics
8 14 (10.29%) Functional Testing
9 12 (8.82%) Data Analytics
10 11 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (8.09%) Unit Testing
11 10 (7.35%) Manual Testing
11 10 (7.35%) SDLC
12 9 (6.62%) Risk Management
13 8 (5.88%) Pattern Matching
14 7 (5.15%) DevOps
14 7 (5.15%) Project Management
14 7 (5.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (57.35%) Java
2 55 (40.44%) JavaScript
3 20 (14.71%) C#
4 11 (8.09%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.62%) Python
6 8 (5.88%) C++
7 5 (3.68%) C
8 4 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.21%) C++/CLI
9 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.47%) Ruby
11 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.74%) COBOL
11 1 (0.74%) JCL
11 1 (0.74%) Korn
11 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.74%) Scala
11 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (2.94%) ISEB
2 4 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.47%) MCP
3 2 (1.47%) MCSE
3 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) QA
2 2 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.94%) Docker
2 4 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.47%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.47%) XenApp
5 1 (0.74%) HDFS
5 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.47%) Oozie
2 2 (1.47%) SCCM
2 2 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (52.21%) Oracle
2 14 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.56%) Ab Initio
4 7 (5.15%) HP
5 5 (3.68%) Citrix
6 3 (2.21%) Cognos
6 3 (2.21%) Google
6 3 (2.21%) Perforce
6 3 (2.21%) Siebel
6 3 (2.21%) VMware
7 2 (1.47%) Altiris
7 2 (1.47%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.47%) Cisco
7 2 (1.47%) CommVault
7 2 (1.47%) Compuware
7 2 (1.47%) Dell
7 2 (1.47%) Fidessa
7 2 (1.47%) Reuters
7 2 (1.47%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.47%) Symantec