Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 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.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 8 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 91 160 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.33% 25.16% 25.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.05% 33.97% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 127 46
Northern Ireland median daily rate £412 £413 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +11.79% +18.08%
10th Percentile £302 £262 £163
90th Percentile £500 £483 £419
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.16 £28.00
% change year-on-year +1.25% -3.00% -

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 202 471 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 51.79% 74.06% 47.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 387 80
Northern Ireland median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +8.55% +20.63%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £192
90th Percentile £538 £489 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 14
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £45.00 £18.25 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.58% +33.94% -10.66%
10th Percentile £41.50 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.50 £37.75 £35.75
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +1.35%

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 16 November 2018.

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 6 months to 16 November 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 +5 83 £413 - 35
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, 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 47 (51.65%) Finance
2 44 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (48.35%) Java
3 42 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 42 (46.15%) Banking
4 36 (39.56%) Oracle
5 32 (35.16%) WebSphere
5 32 (35.16%) Test Automation
6 31 (34.07%) Relational Database
6 31 (34.07%) RDBMS
7 23 (25.27%) MVC
7 23 (25.27%) AngularJS
8 22 (24.18%) XML
9 21 (23.08%) PL/SQL
9 21 (23.08%) TDD
9 21 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 21 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (21.98%) RESTful
10 20 (21.98%) Ajax
10 20 (21.98%) DB2
10 20 (21.98%) CSS
10 20 (21.98%) JSP
11 18 (19.78%) Web Services
11 18 (19.78%) Selenium
12 17 (18.68%) Backbone.js
12 17 (18.68%) Gherkin
12 17 (18.68%) Cucumber
12 17 (18.68%) Struts
12 17 (18.68%) JUnit
12 17 (18.68%) Eclipse

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 32 (35.16%) WebSphere
2 16 (17.58%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.40%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (4.40%) Confluence
3 4 (4.40%) EPiServer
3 4 (4.40%) SAS
4 3 (3.30%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.10%) Apache
5 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) SPSS
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Actimize
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Business One
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (34.07%) RDBMS
1 31 (34.07%) Relational Database
2 20 (21.98%) DB2
3 16 (17.58%) DB2 UDB
4 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 11 (12.09%) Oracle Database
6 10 (10.99%) MongoDB
7 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (6.59%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
10 3 (3.30%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (3.30%) Spark SQL
11 1 (1.10%) Apache Hive
11 1 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
11 1 (1.10%) OLAP
11 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (19.78%) Selenium
2 17 (18.68%) Cucumber
2 17 (18.68%) Eclipse
2 17 (18.68%) JUnit
3 16 (17.58%) Bower
3 16 (17.58%) Grunt
3 16 (17.58%) Jasmine
4 13 (14.29%) JIRA
5 10 (10.99%) Git (software)
6 8 (8.79%) TestComplete
7 6 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.40%) Bitbucket
9 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.10%) ProC
10 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 47 (51.65%) Finance
2 42 (46.15%) Banking
3 5 (5.49%) Advertising
4 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Law
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (60.44%) Developer
2 34 (37.36%) Java Developer
3 14 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 13 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (10.99%) .NET Developer
5 10 (10.99%) Scala Developer
6 9 (9.89%) Java Scala Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) Automation Tester
7 7 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.69%) Tester
8 6 (6.59%) DBA
8 6 (6.59%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (5.49%) Data Analyst
9 5 (5.49%) Oracle Financials DBA
9 5 (5.49%) SQL DBA
9 5 (5.49%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.40%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (4.40%) Oracle Financials Developer
10 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.27%) AngularJS
2 22 (24.18%) XML
3 21 (23.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 20 (21.98%) Ajax
4 20 (21.98%) CSS
4 20 (21.98%) JSP
4 20 (21.98%) RESTful
5 18 (19.78%) Web Services
6 17 (18.68%) Backbone.js
6 17 (18.68%) Gherkin
6 17 (18.68%) Struts
7 16 (17.58%) Hibernate
7 16 (17.58%) Spring
7 16 (17.58%) Spring Batch
7 16 (17.58%) Spring Integration
8 15 (16.48%) JMS
9 14 (15.38%) EJB
10 13 (14.29%) J2EE
11 12 (13.19%) .NET
12 11 (12.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.09%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (6.59%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (4.40%) Fintech
5 4 (4.40%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.20%) Equities
7 1 (1.10%) Clustering
7 1 (1.10%) Derivative
7 1 (1.10%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.10%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.10%) Replication
7 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.29%) Linux
2 11 (12.09%) Unix
3 1 (1.10%) Solaris
3 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (48.35%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (35.16%) Test Automation
3 23 (25.27%) MVC
4 21 (23.08%) TDD
5 16 (17.58%) Project Management
5 16 (17.58%) Time Management
5 16 (17.58%) Waterfall
6 9 (9.89%) Issue Tracking
6 9 (9.89%) Manual Testing
7 8 (8.79%) ETL
7 8 (8.79%) Requirements Management
8 7 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (6.59%) Data Modelling
10 5 (5.49%) Analytics
10 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.49%) Test Strategy
11 4 (4.40%) BDD
11 4 (4.40%) Multithreading
11 4 (4.40%) Scorecard
Programming Languages
1 44 (48.35%) Java
2 42 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 21 (23.08%) PL/SQL
4 13 (14.29%) C#
5 12 (13.19%) Python
6 11 (12.09%) Scala
7 6 (6.59%) Ruby
8 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
8 5 (5.49%) VBScript
9 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.30%) MATLAB
9 3 (3.30%) R
10 1 (1.10%) C++
10 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.10%) PROC SQL
10 1 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (18.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.10%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 36 (39.56%) Oracle
2 8 (8.79%) HP
3 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) Talend
4 3 (3.30%) Ab Initio
4 3 (3.30%) RapidMiner
5 2 (2.20%) IBM
5 2 (2.20%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.10%) Informatica
6 1 (1.10%) SAP
6 1 (1.10%) Vermilion