Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 18 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 49 109 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.66% 17.90% 11.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 47.12% 41.76% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 93 10
Northern Ireland median daily rate £432 £403 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +28.96% +56.25%
10th Percentile £400 £358 £264
90th Percentile £547 £480 £423
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.38% +21.50%

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 104 261 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 26.87% 42.86% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 221 24
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £420 £272
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.62% +54.27% +11.69%
10th Percentile £290 £358 £163
90th Percentile £510 £563 £410
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% +125.00% -
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -7.26% +8.77% +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -2 40 £432 +6.54% 16
County Londonderry - 2 - - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 (73.47%) Finance
2 33 (67.35%) Oracle
3 27 (55.10%) Relational Database
4 25 (51.02%) Python
4 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (44.90%) Apache Spark
6 21 (42.86%) Talend
6 21 (42.86%) SQL
7 20 (40.82%) RDBMS
8 19 (38.78%) C#
8 19 (38.78%) Big Data
9 18 (36.73%) Bash Shell
9 18 (36.73%) DB2
9 18 (36.73%) Korn
10 16 (32.65%) Banking
10 16 (32.65%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (30.61%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (30.61%) JMS
11 15 (30.61%) Data Analysis
12 14 (28.57%) OO
12 14 (28.57%) .NET
13 13 (26.53%) Front Office
13 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
14 12 (24.49%) WPF
15 11 (22.45%) JSON
15 11 (22.45%) Data Transformation
16 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET Web API
16 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
16 10 (20.41%) OOP
17 9 (18.37%) Microsoft

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 22 (44.90%) Apache Spark
2 7 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.12%) Confluence
3 3 (6.12%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.04%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) npm
1 5 (10.20%) Yarn
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) DHCP
1 1 (2.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (55.10%) Relational Database
2 20 (40.82%) RDBMS
3 19 (38.78%) Big Data
4 18 (36.73%) DB2
5 15 (30.61%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
7 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (6.12%) Spark SQL
9 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
10 1 (2.04%) MS Access
10 1 (2.04%) MySQL
10 1 (2.04%) OLTP
10 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Git (software)
1 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
4 5 (10.20%) JUnit
4 5 (10.20%) Maven
5 4 (8.16%) JIRA
6 3 (6.12%) Bitbucket
7 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 36 (73.47%) Finance
2 16 (32.65%) Banking
3 13 (26.53%) Front Office
4 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (85.71%) Developer
2 19 (38.78%) Talend Developer
3 14 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 9 (18.37%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (16.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (16.33%) C# Developer
6 6 (12.24%) DB2 Developer
7 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
8 4 (8.16%) DBA
8 4 (8.16%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (8.16%) SQL DBA
9 3 (6.12%) Ab Initio Developer
10 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 2 (4.08%) Azure Developer
11 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark Developer
11 1 (2.04%) Big Data Developer
11 1 (2.04%) Big Data Engineer
11 1 (2.04%) Big Data Software Engineer
11 1 (2.04%) C# WPF Developer
11 1 (2.04%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.61%) JMS
2 14 (28.57%) .NET
3 12 (24.49%) WPF
4 11 (22.45%) JSON
5 10 (20.41%) .NET Framework
5 10 (20.41%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (16.33%) Kafka
6 8 (16.33%) WCF
6 8 (16.33%) Web Services
7 7 (14.29%) ADO.NET
7 7 (14.29%) RESTful
7 7 (14.29%) WF
8 5 (10.20%) Hibernate
8 5 (10.20%) HTML
8 5 (10.20%) HTML5
8 5 (10.20%) React
8 5 (10.20%) Redux
8 5 (10.20%) Spring
8 5 (10.20%) Spring Boot
8 5 (10.20%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 7 (14.29%) Fintech
3 6 (12.24%) Derivative
4 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.16%) Equities
5 4 (8.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (6.12%) Data Structures
7 2 (4.08%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (4.08%) Grid Computing
8 1 (2.04%) Replication
8 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (32.65%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (30.61%) Data Analysis
4 14 (28.57%) OO
5 13 (26.53%) Test Automation
6 11 (22.45%) Data Transformation
7 10 (20.41%) OOP
8 8 (16.33%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (16.33%) Multithreading
8 8 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (14.29%) Memory Management
9 7 (14.29%) Scrum
9 7 (14.29%) SOA
9 7 (14.29%) TDD
9 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Garbage Collection
10 5 (10.20%) MVC
10 5 (10.20%) SOLID
11 4 (8.16%) Data Management
11 4 (8.16%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) Python
2 21 (42.86%) SQL
3 19 (38.78%) C#
4 18 (36.73%) Bash Shell
4 18 (36.73%) Korn
5 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 6 (12.24%) VBA
7 5 (10.20%) ES6
7 5 (10.20%) Java
7 5 (10.20%) Java 8
7 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.20%) TypeScript
8 3 (6.12%) C++
8 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Degree
2 8 (16.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.04%) HND
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.04%) MCP
3 1 (2.04%) MCSE
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Platform Symphony
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (67.35%) Oracle
2 21 (42.86%) Talend
3 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.29%) Sybase
5 4 (8.16%) FXall
5 4 (8.16%) Reuters
6 3 (6.12%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix
7 1 (2.04%) Dell
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) IBM
7 1 (2.04%) McAfee
7 1 (2.04%) Sophos
7 1 (2.04%) TIBCO