Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 15 February 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL 94 130 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.41% 25.34% 21.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.98% 38.81% 35.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 93 58
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £420 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +12.30% +19.68%
10th Percentile £308 £258 £238
90th Percentile £460 £548 £419
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £96.50 £16.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +503.13% +12.28% -
10th Percentile £32.45 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £170.55 £36.50 £14.75
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £26.78 £31.50
% change year-on-year +4.58% -15.00% +8.62%

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 209 335 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 56.49% 65.30% 60.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 254 154
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +7.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £256
90th Percentile £488 £538 £563
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 11
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £47.50 £23.00 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.52% +60.39% -5.97%
10th Percentile £17.60 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £40.63 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Northern Ireland

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL in Northern Ireland

SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL in Northern Ireland

SQL
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 in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL in Northern Ireland

SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL in Northern Ireland

SQL
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 15 February 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 +4 84 £412 -2.04% 36
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL 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.

1 50 (53.19%) Finance
2 45 (47.87%) JavaScript
3 39 (41.49%) Banking
4 38 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (32.98%) Oracle
5 31 (32.98%) Test Automation
6 29 (30.85%) Relational Database
6 29 (30.85%) RDBMS
7 28 (29.79%) Java
8 26 (27.66%) XML
9 22 (23.40%) SQL Server
10 21 (22.34%) Unix
10 21 (22.34%) WebSphere
11 20 (21.28%) AngularJS
11 20 (21.28%) Python
12 19 (20.21%) TDD
13 18 (19.15%) Project Management
13 18 (19.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (18.09%) RESTful
14 17 (18.09%) Ajax
14 17 (18.09%) QA
14 17 (18.09%) DB2
14 17 (18.09%) CSS
14 17 (18.09%) JSP
15 16 (17.02%) Web Services
15 16 (17.02%) MVC
15 16 (17.02%) JIRA
15 16 (17.02%) TestComplete
16 15 (15.96%) Selenium
16 15 (15.96%) Degree

SQL
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 21 (22.34%) WebSphere
2 13 (13.83%) WebLogic
3 10 (10.64%) SAS
4 4 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (4.26%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.06%) Apache
5 1 (1.06%) Confluence
5 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) SPSS
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Actimize
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) FTP
1 1 (1.06%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (30.85%) RDBMS
1 29 (30.85%) Relational Database
2 22 (23.40%) SQL Server
3 17 (18.09%) DB2
4 13 (13.83%) DB2 UDB
5 12 (12.77%) Oracle Database
6 9 (9.57%) QlikView
7 8 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (7.45%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (7.45%) Power BI
9 6 (6.38%) Data Mining
9 6 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (5.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (3.19%) NoSQL
12 3 (3.19%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (2.13%) MongoDB
13 2 (2.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (17.02%) JIRA
1 16 (17.02%) TestComplete
2 15 (15.96%) Selenium
3 14 (14.89%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.89%) Eclipse
3 14 (14.89%) JUnit
4 13 (13.83%) Bower
4 13 (13.83%) Grunt
4 13 (13.83%) Jasmine
5 12 (12.77%) Git (software)
6 10 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.06%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.06%) ProC
7 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (53.19%) Finance
2 39 (41.49%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Advertising
4 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.06%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) Front Office
5 1 (1.06%) Law
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (45.74%) Developer
2 25 (26.60%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.89%) Analyst
4 12 (12.77%) Data Analyst
4 12 (12.77%) Senior Developer
4 12 (12.77%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (8.51%) SQL Developer
6 7 (7.45%) DBA
6 7 (7.45%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Oracle DBA
7 6 (6.38%) SQL DBA
8 5 (5.32%) Automation Tester
8 5 (5.32%) Oracle Financials DBA
8 5 (5.32%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.32%) Tester
9 4 (4.26%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (4.26%) EPiServer Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Java Scala Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.66%) XML
2 20 (21.28%) AngularJS
3 18 (19.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 17 (18.09%) Ajax
4 17 (18.09%) CSS
4 17 (18.09%) JSP
4 17 (18.09%) RESTful
5 16 (17.02%) Web Services
6 14 (14.89%) Backbone.js
6 14 (14.89%) Gherkin
6 14 (14.89%) Spring
6 14 (14.89%) Struts
7 13 (13.83%) Hibernate
7 13 (13.83%) Spring Batch
7 13 (13.83%) Spring Integration
8 11 (11.70%) .NET
9 7 (7.45%) EJB
10 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET
11 5 (5.32%) J2EE
11 5 (5.32%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (7.45%) LIMS
4 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.26%) Fintech
4 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.13%) Replication
6 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.06%) Clustering
6 1 (1.06%) Derivative
6 1 (1.06%) Equities
6 1 (1.06%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.06%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.06%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.34%) Unix
2 13 (13.83%) Linux
3 3 (3.19%) Windows
4 2 (2.13%) Solaris
5 1 (1.06%) AIX
5 1 (1.06%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.43%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.98%) Test Automation
3 19 (20.21%) TDD
4 18 (19.15%) Project Management
5 16 (17.02%) MVC
6 15 (15.96%) Issue Tracking
7 14 (14.89%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (14.89%) Data Modelling
7 14 (14.89%) Requirements Management
8 13 (13.83%) Time Management
8 13 (13.83%) Waterfall
9 11 (11.70%) Analytics
10 9 (9.57%) ETL
11 8 (8.51%) Data Analytics
11 8 (8.51%) Information Management
11 8 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (7.45%) Migration
12 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
13 6 (6.38%) Data Analysis
13 6 (6.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 45 (47.87%) JavaScript
2 28 (29.79%) Java
3 20 (21.28%) Python
4 13 (13.83%) PL/SQL
5 9 (9.57%) C#
5 9 (9.57%) VBScript
6 5 (5.32%) Ruby
7 4 (4.26%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.26%) Scala
8 3 (3.19%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.19%) R
8 3 (3.19%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.06%) C++
9 1 (1.06%) COBOL
9 1 (1.06%) Go
9 1 (1.06%) PROC SQL
9 1 (1.06%) VB
9 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (15.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
2 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.09%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.06%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.06%) XenApp
2 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (14.89%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.06%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 31 (32.98%) Oracle
2 14 (14.89%) HP
3 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.38%) Cognos
5 3 (3.19%) RapidMiner
6 2 (2.13%) SAP
7 1 (1.06%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.06%) Citrix
7 1 (1.06%) IBM
7 1 (1.06%) Informatica
7 1 (1.06%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.06%) Sybase
7 1 (1.06%) Talend
7 1 (1.06%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.06%) Vermilion