Period
to 15 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for SQL Server 2008 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 6 months to 15 July 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 74 25
Rank change year-on-year +25 -49 +7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 10 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.30% 1.19% 3.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.20% 2.88% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
Northern Ireland median daily rate £380 £275 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.31% -42.11% +35.71%
10th Percentile £310 £250 £438
90th Percentile £458 £357 £513
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
UK median hourly rate £34.70 £38.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -9.28% +27.50% +20.00%

SQL Server 2008 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 122 243 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 28.05% 41.19% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 208 19
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.62% +40.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £323 £350 £190
90th Percentile £550 £563 £440
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +12.50% +63.27%
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +8.06% +8.77% +14.00%

SQL Server 2008
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing SQL Server 2008 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2008 in Northern Ireland

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Northern Ireland

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2008 in Northern Ireland

SQL Server 2008
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2008 in Northern Ireland

SQL Server 2008
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2008 within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 15 July 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
County Antrim +18 6 £380 +38.31%
County Armagh - 2 £350 -
SQL Server 2008
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL Server 2008.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (80.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) Windows
5 5 (50.00%) .NET
5 5 (50.00%) C++
5 5 (50.00%) Python
5 5 (50.00%) TDD
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) Grid Computing
5 5 (50.00%) Derivative
5 5 (50.00%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (50.00%) TeamCity
5 5 (50.00%) Platform Symphony
6 4 (40.00%) Equities
6 4 (40.00%) Front Office
6 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
7 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (30.00%) JIRA
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (20.00%) JSON
8 2 (20.00%) Product Management
8 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (20.00%) HTML
8 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (20.00%) CSS
8 2 (20.00%) Web Development

SQL Server 2008
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) OLTP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Front Office
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (10.00%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Ajax
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Derivative
1 5 (50.00%) Equity Derivative
1 5 (50.00%) Grid Computing
2 4 (40.00%) Equities
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Product Management
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Database Optimisation
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) C++
3 5 (50.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) HND
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix
1 1 (10.00%) Dell
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Sophos