Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 17 9
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 49 53 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.31% 12.10% 19.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 44.14% 43.44% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 91
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £431 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.19% +6.42% +15.71%
10th Percentile £310 £340 £358
90th Percentile £494 £550 £480
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% - -
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £36.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year -7.53% -2.01% +21.14%

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 111 122 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.89% 27.85% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 83 187
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £432 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +4.61% +26.92%
10th Percentile £208 £343 £350
90th Percentile £538 £550 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £438
% change year-on-year +0.53% +8.00% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.87% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% +5.26%

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019. 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 +16 48 £400 -7.30% 7
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 24 (48.98%) SQL
2 18 (36.73%) Java
2 18 (36.73%) Oracle
3 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
4 13 (26.53%) .NET
4 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (22.45%) Data Modelling
6 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (18.37%) Banking
7 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
7 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
7 9 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
8 8 (16.33%) C#
8 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
9 7 (14.29%) LIMS
9 7 (14.29%) Project Management
9 7 (14.29%) MVC
9 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (14.29%) Information Management
9 7 (14.29%) Investment Banking
9 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 7 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
10 6 (12.24%) Customer Requirements

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 (6.12%) IIS
1 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.08%) Umbraco
2 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.04%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.04%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.12%) PaaS
1 3 (6.12%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) DHCP
1 3 (6.12%) DNS
2 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (10.20%) QlikView
5 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (10.20%) Star Schema
6 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
9 1 (2.04%) Big Data
9 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
9 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (2.04%) MySQL
9 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.08%) MSTest
3 2 (4.08%) NUnit
4 1 (2.04%) JIRA
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.04%) Subversion
4 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (18.37%) Banking
2 7 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Finance
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Electronics
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Developer
2 10 (20.41%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.24%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Lead Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Lead Java Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.12%) Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) WCF Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) DBA
7 2 (4.08%) LIMS Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Product Manager
7 2 (4.08%) QlikView Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (26.53%) .NET
2 9 (18.37%) AngularJS
3 7 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 6 (12.24%) .NET Framework
4 6 (12.24%) React
4 6 (12.24%) Web Services
5 5 (10.20%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (10.20%) Entity Framework
5 5 (10.20%) HTML
5 5 (10.20%) jQuery
6 4 (8.16%) CSS
6 4 (8.16%) JAX-RS
7 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Core
7 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.12%) CSS3
7 3 (6.12%) EJB
7 3 (6.12%) HTML5
7 3 (6.12%) JDBC
7 3 (6.12%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (6.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (14.29%) LIMS
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.08%) Cloud Native
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.24%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.45%) Data Modelling
3 9 (18.37%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (18.37%) Unit Testing
4 7 (14.29%) Information Management
4 7 (14.29%) MVC
4 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 7 (14.29%) Project Management
4 7 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
5 6 (12.24%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (12.24%) Data Migration
5 6 (12.24%) Microservices
5 6 (12.24%) Migration
5 6 (12.24%) User Stories
5 6 (12.24%) Validation
6 5 (10.20%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (10.20%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (8.16%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.98%) SQL
2 18 (36.73%) Java
3 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
4 8 (16.33%) C#
5 5 (10.20%) Java 8
5 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.16%) Scala
7 3 (6.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.08%) HND
3 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Docker
2 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) XenApp
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Flume
3 1 (2.04%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Oozie
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Oracle
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.04%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.04%) ESRI
4 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.04%) SAP
4 1 (2.04%) Sybase