Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 39 16
Rank change year-on-year +12 -23 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 24 41 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.14% 7.12% 8.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 26.97% 21.24% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 8
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £403 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -2.30% +106.25%
10th Percentile £313 £358 £279
90th Percentile £506 £480 £455
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £388
% change year-on-year +1.80% +7.74% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.46% -
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £36.31 £31.50
% change year-on-year -29.77% +15.27% +15.09%

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 89 193 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.76% 33.51% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 145 56
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +10.39% +25.20%
10th Percentile £257 £360 £192
90th Percentile £491 £579 £563
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £33.00 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.71% -1.75% -
10th Percentile £31.50 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.50 £21.80 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £32.49 £31.23 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.03% +11.54% -0.22%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +23 23 £425 +3.16% 11
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) Oracle
3 11 (45.83%) Finance
4 10 (41.67%) Java
5 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (33.33%) RDBMS
5 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 7 (29.17%) Linux
7 6 (25.00%) HTML
7 6 (25.00%) Web Services
7 6 (25.00%) XML
7 6 (25.00%) Banking
8 5 (20.83%) .NET
8 5 (20.83%) DB2
8 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (20.83%) REST
8 5 (20.83%) Talend
8 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
9 4 (16.67%) Java EE
9 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 4 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (16.67%) RESTful
9 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
9 4 (16.67%) HTML5
9 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
9 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (16.67%) Apache Spark
9 4 (16.67%) React
9 4 (16.67%) Mobile App

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 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
2 4 (16.67%) Apache Spark
3 3 (12.50%) Confluence
3 3 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (12.50%) SAS
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 8 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (20.83%) DB2
3 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (12.50%) Spark SQL
5 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
6 1 (4.17%) Big Data
6 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
6 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Bitbucket
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Report Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Ab Initio Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Talend Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Windows DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) HTML
1 6 (25.00%) Web Services
1 6 (25.00%) XML
2 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) REST
3 4 (16.67%) Ajax
3 4 (16.67%) CSS
3 4 (16.67%) EJB
3 4 (16.67%) HTML5
3 4 (16.67%) Java EE
3 4 (16.67%) JSP
3 4 (16.67%) Middleware
3 4 (16.67%) React
3 4 (16.67%) RESTful
3 4 (16.67%) Servlets
4 3 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (12.50%) Flask
4 3 (12.50%) Kafka
5 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) Equities
2 1 (4.17%) Fintech
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (16.67%) SDLC
2 4 (16.67%) Web Design
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Analytics
3 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 3 (12.50%) Balanced Scorecard
3 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (12.50%) CRM
3 3 (12.50%) Data Extraction
3 3 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
3 3 (12.50%) ETL
3 3 (12.50%) MVC
3 3 (12.50%) Predictive Modelling
3 3 (12.50%) Scorecard
3 3 (12.50%) Statistical Inference
3 3 (12.50%) Time Series Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 4 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (16.67%) Java 8
4 4 (16.67%) Python
5 3 (12.50%) MATLAB
5 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 3 (12.50%) R
5 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.17%) Korn
6 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Talend
3 3 (12.50%) Ab Initio
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) RapidMiner
4 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Informatica
5 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
5 1 (4.17%) Vermilion