Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 20 21
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 61 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.79% 7.02% 5.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.73% 23.60% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 5 7
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +87.50% -38.46%
10th Percentile £358 £245 £163
90th Percentile £558 £409 £433
UK median daily rate £415 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +7.10% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £17.17 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.46% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.90 £27.50
% change year-on-year +9.72% +16.00% +19.57%

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 220 89 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 35.31% 29.77% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 48 42
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £385 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +25.20% -1.60%
10th Percentile £362 £188 £156
90th Percentile £575 £554 £449
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.75% - -
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +11.54% -2.61% +15.00%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 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
County Antrim -11 56 £413 +10.00% 2
County Londonderry - 2 £400 - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 42 (68.85%) SQL
2 34 (55.74%) Finance
3 30 (49.18%) Oracle
4 27 (44.26%) Java
5 26 (42.62%) Linux
6 22 (36.07%) .NET
7 19 (31.15%) Banking
8 14 (22.95%) XML
8 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (22.95%) Hadoop
9 13 (21.31%) Big Data
9 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
10 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (19.67%) OO
10 12 (19.67%) Apache Hive
11 11 (18.03%) Actimize
11 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
11 11 (18.03%) Windows
11 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
12 10 (16.39%) C#
12 10 (16.39%) .NET Framework
12 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
12 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (16.39%) TeamCity
12 10 (16.39%) Jenkins
13 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (13.11%) Pattern Matching
14 8 (13.11%) WebSphere

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 8 (13.11%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.56%) IIS
3 2 (3.28%) JBoss
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Actimize
2 3 (4.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) npm
2 4 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.64%) GitHub
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) LDAP
2 3 (4.92%) Firewall
3 2 (3.28%) DHCP
3 2 (3.28%) DNS
3 2 (3.28%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) Hadoop
1 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (21.31%) Big Data
3 12 (19.67%) Apache Hive
4 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
7 6 (9.84%) DB2
8 5 (8.20%) RDBMS
9 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (4.92%) MySQL
10 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
11 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
11 2 (3.28%) Power BI
11 2 (3.28%) Redis
11 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Jenkins
1 10 (16.39%) TeamCity
2 8 (13.11%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.48%) Artifactory
3 7 (11.48%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (6.56%) JIRA
5 3 (4.92%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.92%) NUnit
5 3 (4.92%) Subversion
6 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.28%) FitNesse
6 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.28%) Gradle
6 2 (3.28%) Hudson
6 2 (3.28%) JBehave
6 2 (3.28%) LoadUI
6 2 (3.28%) Maven
6 2 (3.28%) Mockito
6 2 (3.28%) Selenium
6 2 (3.28%) SoapUI
General
1 34 (55.74%) Finance
2 19 (31.15%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Front Office
4 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (65.57%) Developer
2 13 (21.31%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Senior Developer
4 8 (13.11%) C# Developer
4 8 (13.11%) C++ Developer
5 6 (9.84%) .NET Developer
5 6 (9.84%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Ab Initio Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Big Data Developer
6 4 (6.56%) JavaScript Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.92%) C++/C# Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Big Data Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior C++ Developer
7 3 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (3.28%) SQL Database Developer
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.28%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (36.07%) .NET
2 14 (22.95%) XML
3 10 (16.39%) .NET Framework
4 8 (13.11%) Node.js
4 8 (13.11%) Web Services
5 7 (11.48%) AngularJS
6 6 (9.84%) HTML
6 6 (9.84%) HTML5
7 5 (8.20%) JMS
7 5 (8.20%) WCF
8 3 (4.92%) .NET Remoting
8 3 (4.92%) JSON
8 3 (4.92%) Protocol Buffers
8 3 (4.92%) REST
8 3 (4.92%) WPF
9 2 (3.28%) EclipseLink
9 2 (3.28%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (3.28%) LESS
9 2 (3.28%) React
9 2 (3.28%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.28%) Derivative
2 2 (3.28%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.64%) Equities
3 1 (1.64%) iSeries
3 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.64%) Replication
3 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (42.62%) Linux
2 11 (18.03%) Windows
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (6.56%) Unix
4 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (19.67%) OO
2 10 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (16.39%) Unit Testing
3 8 (13.11%) Functional Testing
3 8 (13.11%) Pattern Matching
4 7 (11.48%) TDD
5 6 (9.84%) Case Management
6 5 (8.20%) Process Improvement
7 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.56%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (6.56%) Low Latency
7 4 (6.56%) Metaprogramming
7 4 (6.56%) Migration
7 4 (6.56%) Parallel Processing
7 4 (6.56%) Resource Management
7 4 (6.56%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.56%) SOA
7 4 (6.56%) UML
8 3 (4.92%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 42 (68.85%) SQL
2 27 (44.26%) Java
3 10 (16.39%) C#
3 10 (16.39%) JavaScript
4 8 (13.11%) C++
5 5 (8.20%) Python
6 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.56%) C
6 4 (6.56%) Korn
6 4 (6.56%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.92%) C++/CLI
7 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Degree
3 2 (3.28%) MCP
3 2 (3.28%) MCSE
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.64%) HDFS
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (3.28%) SCCM
1 2 (3.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (1.64%) Oozie
Vendors
1 30 (49.18%) Oracle
2 13 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) Ab Initio
3 4 (6.56%) Citrix
4 3 (4.92%) BMC
4 3 (4.92%) Google
4 3 (4.92%) Perforce
4 3 (4.92%) Remedy
4 3 (4.92%) VMware
5 2 (3.28%) Altiris
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco
5 2 (3.28%) CommVault
5 2 (3.28%) Compuware
5 2 (3.28%) Dell
5 2 (3.28%) Forcepoint
5 2 (3.28%) HP
5 2 (3.28%) McAfee
5 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.28%) Sophos
5 2 (3.28%) Symantec