Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 53 105 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.24% 19.66% 11.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.80% 48.84% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 91 11
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.42% +15.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £340 £358 £272
90th Percentile £550 £480 £425
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year -1.35% +20.33% +23.00%

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 121 215 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.94% 40.26% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 187 13
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +26.92% -3.70%
10th Percentile £342 £350 £273
90th Percentile £550 £588 £423
UK median daily rate £474 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.23% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% +5.26% +4.34%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -11 41 £432 +5.24% 11
County Armagh - 2 £350 -
County Londonderry - 2 - - 2
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 36 (67.92%) Finance
2 29 (54.72%) C#
3 28 (52.83%) Oracle
3 28 (52.83%) Python
3 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (47.17%) SQL
4 25 (47.17%) Relational Database
5 18 (33.96%) RDBMS
6 17 (32.08%) Front Office
7 16 (30.19%) Banking
7 16 (30.19%) Korn
7 16 (30.19%) OO
7 16 (30.19%) DB2
7 16 (30.19%) Apache Spark
7 16 (30.19%) Bash Shell
7 16 (30.19%) Big Data
7 16 (30.19%) Talend
8 15 (28.30%) .NET
8 15 (28.30%) JSON
8 15 (28.30%) Test Automation
9 14 (26.42%) WPF
9 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio
9 14 (26.42%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (24.53%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (24.53%) JMS
10 13 (24.53%) Data Analysis
11 12 (22.64%) TeamCity
11 12 (22.64%) Unit Testing
11 12 (22.64%) TDD
12 11 (20.75%) JavaScript

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 16 (30.19%) Apache Spark
2 7 (13.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.21%) npm
1 7 (13.21%) Yarn
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) DHCP
1 2 (3.77%) DNS
2 1 (1.89%) Firewall
2 1 (1.89%) LAN
2 1 (1.89%) SNMP
2 1 (1.89%) VoIP
2 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (47.17%) Relational Database
2 18 (33.96%) RDBMS
3 16 (30.19%) Big Data
3 16 (30.19%) DB2
4 13 (24.53%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (18.87%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (3.77%) SQLite
10 1 (1.89%) MS Access
10 1 (1.89%) MySQL
10 1 (1.89%) OLTP
10 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Visual Studio
2 12 (22.64%) TeamCity
3 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
3 7 (13.21%) Jenkins
3 7 (13.21%) JUnit
3 7 (13.21%) Maven
4 3 (5.66%) JIRA
4 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (67.92%) Finance
2 17 (32.08%) Front Office
3 16 (30.19%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (88.68%) Developer
2 16 (30.19%) Talend Developer
3 15 (28.30%) .NET Developer
3 15 (28.30%) C# Developer
4 9 (16.98%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (15.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (13.21%) Java Developer
7 6 (11.32%) DB2 Developer
8 5 (9.43%) Senior Developer
9 4 (7.55%) DBA
9 4 (7.55%) Oracle DBA
9 4 (7.55%) SQL DBA
10 3 (5.66%) Senior .NET Developer
11 2 (3.77%) Android Developer
11 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 2 (3.77%) Azure Developer
11 2 (3.77%) iOS Android Developer
11 2 (3.77%) iOS Developer
11 2 (3.77%) Mobile Developer
11 2 (3.77%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) .NET
1 15 (28.30%) JSON
2 14 (26.42%) WPF
3 13 (24.53%) JMS
4 9 (16.98%) .NET Framework
4 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (16.98%) HTML
5 8 (15.09%) Web Services
6 7 (13.21%) ADO.NET
6 7 (13.21%) Akka
6 7 (13.21%) Hibernate
6 7 (13.21%) HTML5
6 7 (13.21%) Kafka
6 7 (13.21%) React
6 7 (13.21%) Redux
6 7 (13.21%) RESTful
6 7 (13.21%) Spring
6 7 (13.21%) WCF
6 7 (13.21%) WF
6 7 (13.21%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Derivative
2 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
3 7 (13.21%) Algorithms
4 6 (11.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (9.43%) Equities
5 5 (9.43%) Equity Derivative
5 5 (9.43%) Fintech
5 5 (9.43%) Grid Computing
6 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.89%) Replication
7 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Android
2 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.89%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) OO
3 15 (28.30%) Test Automation
4 14 (26.42%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (24.53%) Data Analysis
6 12 (22.64%) TDD
6 12 (22.64%) Unit Testing
7 10 (18.87%) OOP
8 9 (16.98%) Data Transformation
9 8 (15.09%) Multithreading
9 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (13.21%) Garbage Collection
10 7 (13.21%) Memory Management
10 7 (13.21%) MVC
10 7 (13.21%) Scrum
10 7 (13.21%) SOA
10 7 (13.21%) SOLID
11 6 (11.32%) Electronic Trading
12 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (54.72%) C#
2 28 (52.83%) Python
3 25 (47.17%) SQL
4 16 (30.19%) Bash Shell
4 16 (30.19%) Korn
5 11 (20.75%) JavaScript
6 8 (15.09%) Java
7 7 (13.21%) C++
7 7 (13.21%) ES6
7 7 (13.21%) Java 8
7 7 (13.21%) PL/SQL
7 7 (13.21%) TypeScript
8 6 (11.32%) VBA
9 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Degree
2 8 (15.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.89%) HND
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.89%) MCP
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Platform Symphony
2 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Oracle
2 16 (30.19%) Talend
3 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
4 7 (13.21%) Sybase
5 6 (11.32%) FXall
5 6 (11.32%) Reuters
6 2 (3.77%) Citrix
6 2 (3.77%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.89%) Avaya
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (1.89%) CommVault
7 1 (1.89%) Compuware
7 1 (1.89%) Dell
7 1 (1.89%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) McAfee
7 1 (1.89%) Meridio
7 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.89%) Sophos
7 1 (1.89%) VMware