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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5  
Contract jobs citing SQL 126 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 35.90% 14.85% 34.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.30% 44.12% 60.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 8 16
Median daily rate £410 £393 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.39% +16.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £318 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.07% +44.44%  

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 291 34 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 82.91% 33.66% 57.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 13 26
Median daily rate £413 £401 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +14.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -57.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.77%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim 0 121 £413 +5.02%
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 109 (61.93%) Finance
2 89 (50.57%) Java
3 75 (42.61%) Linux
4 72 (40.91%) Banking
5 70 (39.77%) SQL Server
6 68 (38.64%) Oracle
7 63 (35.80%) Unix
8 54 (30.68%) OO
9 51 (28.98%) C#
10 48 (27.27%) Relational Database
11 46 (26.14%) .NET
12 40 (22.73%) JavaScript
13 33 (18.75%) Web Services
14 31 (17.61%) JSON
15 29 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (16.48%) XML
15 29 (16.48%) Equities
16 28 (15.91%) WCF
17 27 (15.34%) Front Office
18 26 (14.77%) Microsoft
18 26 (14.77%) Node.js
19 25 (14.20%) Jenkins
20 23 (13.07%) Artifactory
20 23 (13.07%) PL/SQL
20 23 (13.07%) Unit Testing
20 23 (13.07%) TeamCity
20 23 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
21 22 (12.50%) Sybase
21 22 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
21 22 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus

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 13 (7.39%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.70%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.70%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.57%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.98%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.14%) GitHub
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.66%) LDAP
2 12 (6.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.70%) Avaya Modular Messaging
3 3 (1.70%) Firewall
3 3 (1.70%) NAS
3 3 (1.70%) SAN
4 2 (1.14%) DHCP
4 2 (1.14%) DNS
4 2 (1.14%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (1.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (39.77%) SQL Server
2 48 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 18 (10.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (7.95%) Big Data
4 14 (7.95%) RDBMS
5 12 (6.82%) Apache Hive
6 11 (6.25%) MongoDB
6 11 (6.25%) NoSQL
7 7 (3.98%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (3.41%) DB2
8 6 (3.41%) Sybase ASE
9 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.70%) KDB
11 3 (1.70%) QlikView
11 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (14.20%) Jenkins
2 23 (13.07%) Artifactory
2 23 (13.07%) TeamCity
3 22 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
4 15 (8.52%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.98%) JIRA
6 6 (3.41%) Bitbucket
6 6 (3.41%) CppUnit
6 6 (3.41%) NUnit
7 4 (2.27%) Selenium
8 3 (1.70%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.70%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.57%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.57%) Subversion
9 1 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 109 (61.93%) Finance
2 72 (40.91%) Banking
3 27 (15.34%) Front Office
4 10 (5.68%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.27%) Billing
6 3 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 108 (61.36%) Developer
2 45 (25.57%) Senior Developer
3 44 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 37 (21.02%) Senior Java Developer
5 20 (11.36%) C# Developer
6 15 (8.52%) .NET Developer
7 14 (7.95%) SQL Developer
8 11 (6.25%) Senior SQL Developer
8 11 (6.25%) UI Developer
9 10 (5.68%) Analyst
9 10 (5.68%) Database Developer
9 10 (5.68%) JavaScript Engineer
9 10 (5.68%) Sybase Developer
9 10 (5.68%) WPF Developer
10 9 (5.11%) Core Java Developer
10 9 (5.11%) DBA
11 8 (4.55%) C++ Developer
11 8 (4.55%) Murex Developer
11 8 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (26.14%) .NET
2 33 (18.75%) Web Services
3 31 (17.61%) JSON
4 29 (16.48%) XML
5 28 (15.91%) WCF
6 26 (14.77%) Node.js
7 22 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
8 20 (11.36%) WPF
9 19 (10.80%) .NET Framework
10 14 (7.95%) CSS
10 14 (7.95%) HTML
11 13 (7.39%) ASP.NET
12 12 (6.82%) jQuery
12 12 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (6.25%) ADO.NET
13 11 (6.25%) HTML5
13 11 (6.25%) RESTful
13 11 (6.25%) Spring
13 11 (6.25%) WF
14 10 (5.68%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.48%) Equities
2 19 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.82%) Algorithms
4 11 (6.25%) User Experience
5 10 (5.68%) Equity Derivative
5 10 (5.68%) Virtual Team
6 9 (5.11%) Derivative
6 9 (5.11%) Replication
7 6 (3.41%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.41%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.84%) Social Network
9 3 (1.70%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.70%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.70%) PKI
10 2 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 75 (42.61%) Linux
2 63 (35.80%) Unix
3 16 (9.09%) Windows
4 3 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (30.68%) OO
2 29 (16.48%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (13.07%) Unit Testing
4 21 (11.93%) Multithreading
5 16 (9.09%) ETL
5 16 (9.09%) SOA
6 13 (7.39%) SDLC
7 12 (6.82%) Data Modelling
7 12 (6.82%) DevOps
7 12 (6.82%) MVC
7 12 (6.82%) OOP
7 12 (6.82%) Scrum
8 11 (6.25%) CRM
8 11 (6.25%) Low Latency
8 11 (6.25%) Memory Management
9 9 (5.11%) Electronic Trading
9 9 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 89 (50.57%) Java
2 51 (28.98%) C#
3 40 (22.73%) JavaScript
4 23 (13.07%) PL/SQL
5 15 (8.52%) C++
6 12 (6.82%) C
6 12 (6.82%) Perl
7 11 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.55%) Python
9 6 (3.41%) C++/CLI
9 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.70%) VBScript
11 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.57%) Korn
12 1 (0.57%) Ruby
12 1 (0.57%) Scala
12 1 (0.57%) VBA
12 1 (0.57%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (6.82%) Degree
2 6 (3.41%) MCP
2 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.27%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.14%) MCSE
5 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 21 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.41%) Docker
3 4 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.14%) vSphere
5 2 (1.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (3.41%) SCOM
2 2 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.14%) SCCM
3 1 (0.57%) Oozie
Vendors
1 68 (38.64%) Oracle
2 26 (14.77%) Microsoft
3 22 (12.50%) Sybase
4 11 (6.25%) Siebel
5 8 (4.55%) Murex
6 7 (3.98%) HP
7 6 (3.41%) Ab Initio
7 6 (3.41%) Google
7 6 (3.41%) Perforce
8 5 (2.84%) Citrix
9 4 (2.27%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.27%) Fidessa
10 3 (1.70%) Avaya
10 3 (1.70%) CyberTech
10 3 (1.70%) Lotus
10 3 (1.70%) NICE Systems
10 3 (1.70%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.70%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.70%) VMware
11 2 (1.14%) Dell
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