Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 23 October 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 (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 28 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 -13 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 30 80 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.65% 12.14% 8.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 32.97% 31.62% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 56 7
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +26.92% +62.50%
10th Percentile £413 £358 £243
90th Percentile £506 £496 £407
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% -
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £31.58 £35.00
% change year-on-year -27.16% -9.79% +27.27%

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 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 91 253 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.21% 38.39% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 200 36
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £270 £363 £172
90th Percentile £500 £564 £419
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.12%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
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 in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
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 in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 23 October 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 +4 26 £432 +4.61% 18
County Londonderry -1 2 - -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 18 (60.00%) Oracle
2 16 (53.33%) SQL
3 15 (50.00%) Finance
3 15 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 15 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 10 (33.33%) Apache Spark
4 10 (33.33%) DB2
4 10 (33.33%) Python
5 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (30.00%) Bash Shell
5 9 (30.00%) Talend
6 8 (26.67%) Banking
6 8 (26.67%) Linux
6 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (26.67%) C#
7 7 (23.33%) .NET
7 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (23.33%) Big Data
7 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.00%) MVC
8 6 (20.00%) XML
8 6 (20.00%) Java
8 6 (20.00%) Korn
9 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 5 (16.67%) React
10 4 (13.33%) SDLC

SQL Server
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 10 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 5 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (10.00%) Confluence
3 3 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (10.00%) SAS
4 1 (3.33%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SPSS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.33%) npm
3 1 (3.33%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 15 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 10 (33.33%) DB2
3 7 (23.33%) Big Data
3 7 (23.33%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (10.00%) Spark SQL
7 2 (6.67%) Apache Hive
7 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
8 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
8 1 (3.33%) MS Access
8 1 (3.33%) MySQL
8 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.67%) JUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.33%) Maven
5 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Front Office
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Talend Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Ab Initio Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Report Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Azure Developer
6 2 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) CRM Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) DB2 Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Big Data Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 6 (20.00%) XML
3 5 (16.67%) React
4 4 (13.33%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (13.33%) Ajax
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (13.33%) CSS
4 4 (13.33%) EJB
4 4 (13.33%) Java EE
4 4 (13.33%) JMS
4 4 (13.33%) JSP
4 4 (13.33%) Kafka
4 4 (13.33%) RESTful
4 4 (13.33%) Servlets
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.00%) Entity Framework
5 3 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Equities
2 2 (6.67%) Fintech
2 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (20.00%) MVC
4 4 (13.33%) Analytics
4 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (13.33%) Data Analysis
4 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 4 (13.33%) Data Transformation
4 4 (13.33%) OO
4 4 (13.33%) SDLC
4 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.00%) CRM
5 3 (10.00%) Data Extraction
5 3 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (10.00%) Predictive Modelling
5 3 (10.00%) Scorecard
5 3 (10.00%) Statistical Inference
5 3 (10.00%) Time Series Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 10 (33.33%) Python
3 9 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 8 (26.67%) C#
4 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.00%) Java
5 6 (20.00%) Korn
6 3 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (10.00%) R
6 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (6.67%) VBA
8 1 (3.33%) C++
8 1 (3.33%) ES6
8 1 (3.33%) Java 8
8 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Oracle
2 9 (30.00%) Talend
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Ab Initio
4 3 (10.00%) RapidMiner
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) TIBCO