Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 19 23
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4 -14
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 31 34 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.09% 8.76% 5.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 20.53% 29.31% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% +16.98%
10th Percentile £336 £263 £354
90th Percentile £541 £420 £530
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £14.34 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.37% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £27.24
% change year-on-year +33.33% +10.13% +8.96%

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 151 116 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 29.67% 29.90% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 85 30
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £420 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +34.40% -3.85%
10th Percentile £309 £360 £259
90th Percentile £650 £588 £439
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £14.34 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.58% - -
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +30.19% -3.64% -

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -19 24 £412 -0.12% 15
County Armagh - 2 £350 -
County Londonderry - 2 £400 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 23 (74.19%) SQL
2 16 (51.61%) C#
3 15 (48.39%) Finance
4 14 (45.16%) Java
5 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (32.26%) TDD
6 10 (32.26%) HTML
7 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
7 9 (29.03%) Oracle
7 9 (29.03%) Python
8 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
8 8 (25.81%) HTML5
9 7 (22.58%) .NET
9 7 (22.58%) Linux
9 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
9 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
9 7 (22.58%) TeamCity
10 6 (19.35%) Hadoop
10 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (16.13%) OO
12 4 (12.90%) C++
12 4 (12.90%) CSS
12 4 (12.90%) Unix
12 4 (12.90%) JUnit
12 4 (12.90%) Front Office
12 4 (12.90%) MVC
12 4 (12.90%) Hibernate
12 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
12 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration

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 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.45%) JBoss
2 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) npm
2 2 (6.45%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) SNMP
2 1 (3.23%) VoIP
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Hadoop
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Apache Hive
3 4 (12.90%) Big Data
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.68%) MySQL
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.45%) Hazelcast
5 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.45%) Redis
5 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (6.45%) SQLite
6 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.23%) Power BI
6 1 (3.23%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Visual Studio
2 7 (22.58%) TeamCity
3 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.90%) JUnit
3 4 (12.90%) Maven
4 2 (6.45%) Ant
4 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.45%) FitNesse
4 2 (6.45%) Gradle
4 2 (6.45%) IntelliJ
4 2 (6.45%) JIRA
4 2 (6.45%) JMeter
4 2 (6.45%) LoadUI
4 2 (6.45%) Mockito
4 2 (6.45%) NetBeans
4 2 (6.45%) Selenium
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Front Office
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (80.65%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) C# Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Java Developer
4 6 (19.35%) .NET Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Developer
6 3 (9.68%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Android Developer
7 2 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Database Developer
7 2 (6.45%) iOS Android Developer
7 2 (6.45%) iOS Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Database Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Angular Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) HTML
2 8 (25.81%) HTML5
3 7 (22.58%) .NET
4 6 (19.35%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.90%) CSS
5 4 (12.90%) Hibernate
5 4 (12.90%) JSON
5 4 (12.90%) Spring
6 3 (9.68%) Ajax
6 3 (9.68%) WPF
6 3 (9.68%) XML
7 2 (6.45%) Akka
7 2 (6.45%) iBATIS
7 2 (6.45%) Java EE
7 2 (6.45%) JMS
7 2 (6.45%) Kafka
7 2 (6.45%) LESS
7 2 (6.45%) React
7 2 (6.45%) Sass
7 2 (6.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Derivative
2 3 (9.68%) Equity Derivative
2 3 (9.68%) Grid Computing
3 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.45%) Equities
3 2 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.23%) iSeries
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
3 3 (9.68%) Windows
4 2 (6.45%) Android
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) TDD
3 7 (22.58%) Unit Testing
4 5 (16.13%) OO
5 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.90%) MVC
6 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
6 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Pattern Matching
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (6.45%) Android Development
7 2 (6.45%) Front End Development
7 2 (6.45%) Garbage Collection
7 2 (6.45%) iOS Development
7 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) Microservices
7 2 (6.45%) Mobile Development
7 2 (6.45%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) SQL
2 16 (51.61%) C#
3 14 (45.16%) Java
4 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
4 9 (29.03%) Python
5 4 (12.90%) C++
6 2 (6.45%) ES6
6 2 (6.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.68%) Platform Symphony
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (6.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Oracle
2 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) CommVault
3 3 (9.68%) Compuware
3 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Altiris
4 2 (6.45%) FXall
4 2 (6.45%) Reuters
4 2 (6.45%) Symantec
4 2 (6.45%) Xamarin
5 1 (3.23%) Avaya
5 1 (3.23%) Cloudera
5 1 (3.23%) Infragistics
5 1 (3.23%) Meridio
5 1 (3.23%) Nokia
5 1 (3.23%) Sybase