Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL 82 193 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 21.58% 29.33% 19.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 42.27% 36.35% 52.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 158 27
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +37.50% +7.14%
10th Percentile £304 £289 £163
90th Percentile £538 £488 £419
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -68.75%
UK median hourly rate £24.04 £27.16 £29.00
% change year-on-year -11.49% -6.34% +10.29%

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 194 531 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 51.05% 80.70% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 441 45
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +17.86% +15.23%
10th Percentile £309 £350 £185
90th Percentile £538 £488 £441
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.43% +40.00% -68.75%
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +2.74%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 78 £431 +4.48% 37
County Londonderry -4 2 - - 1
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (46.34%) Finance
3 36 (43.90%) Java
4 29 (35.37%) MVC
5 28 (34.15%) Banking
6 27 (32.93%) C#
6 27 (32.93%) .NET
7 26 (31.71%) Oracle
8 25 (30.49%) ASP.NET
9 24 (29.27%) WebSphere
10 23 (28.05%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
12 18 (21.95%) WPF
12 18 (21.95%) Multithreading
13 17 (20.73%) PL/SQL
13 17 (20.73%) EJB
13 17 (20.73%) JMS
13 17 (20.73%) Test Automation
14 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
15 15 (18.29%) J2EE
15 15 (18.29%) Relational Database
16 14 (17.07%) RDBMS
16 14 (17.07%) JSF
17 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (15.85%) MongoDB
17 13 (15.85%) Scala
18 12 (14.63%) AngularJS
18 12 (14.63%) Linux
19 11 (13.41%) TDD

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 24 (29.27%) WebSphere
2 6 (7.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (7.32%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.88%) Confluence
3 4 (4.88%) EPiServer
3 4 (4.88%) SAS
4 3 (3.66%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
5 1 (1.22%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) SPSS
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.22%) npm
1 1 (1.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.29%) Relational Database
3 14 (17.07%) RDBMS
4 13 (15.85%) MongoDB
5 10 (12.20%) DB2
6 7 (8.54%) Oracle Database
7 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (4.88%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.66%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (3.66%) Spark SQL
9 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
11 1 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (1.22%) OLAP
11 1 (1.22%) OLTP
11 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) JIRA
2 10 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.20%) Selenium
3 9 (10.98%) JUnit
4 8 (9.76%) Jenkins
5 7 (8.54%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.54%) Eclipse
6 6 (7.32%) Bower
6 6 (7.32%) Grunt
6 6 (7.32%) Jasmine
6 6 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (6.10%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.88%) Maven
9 3 (3.66%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
11 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (1.22%) ProC
11 1 (1.22%) SonarQube
11 1 (1.22%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (46.34%) Finance
2 28 (34.15%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Advertising
4 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 59 (71.95%) Developer
2 27 (32.93%) Java Developer
3 25 (30.49%) .NET Developer
4 11 (13.41%) Scala Developer
5 10 (12.20%) Java Scala Developer
6 8 (9.76%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Automation Tester
8 5 (6.10%) Tester
9 4 (4.88%) .NET Software Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) EPiServer Developer
9 4 (4.88%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.88%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Ab Initio Developer
10 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.66%) Oracle Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.93%) .NET
2 25 (30.49%) ASP.NET
3 20 (24.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (21.95%) WPF
5 17 (20.73%) EJB
5 17 (20.73%) JMS
6 15 (18.29%) J2EE
7 14 (17.07%) JSF
8 12 (14.63%) AngularJS
9 11 (13.41%) RESTful
10 10 (12.20%) CSS
10 10 (12.20%) JSP
10 10 (12.20%) Web Services
10 10 (12.20%) XML
11 9 (10.98%) REST
12 8 (9.76%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (9.76%) Hibernate
12 8 (9.76%) Spring
12 8 (9.76%) WCF
13 7 (8.54%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.05%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.98%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (9.76%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.88%) Equities
6 3 (3.66%) SWIFT
7 2 (2.44%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.44%) Derivative
8 1 (1.22%) Blog
8 1 (1.22%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.22%) Podcast
8 1 (1.22%) Replication
8 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.63%) Linux
2 3 (3.66%) Unix
3 1 (1.22%) Solaris
3 1 (1.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (53.66%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (35.37%) MVC
3 18 (21.95%) Multithreading
4 17 (20.73%) Test Automation
5 11 (13.41%) TDD
6 10 (12.20%) SOA
7 9 (10.98%) Manual Testing
8 8 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (9.76%) ETL
9 6 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.10%) Analytics
10 5 (6.10%) OO
10 5 (6.10%) Test Strategy
11 4 (4.88%) Data Modelling
11 4 (4.88%) OOD
11 4 (4.88%) Project Management
11 4 (4.88%) Scorecard
11 4 (4.88%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.88%) Time Management
11 4 (4.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 36 (43.90%) Java
2 27 (32.93%) C#
3 20 (24.39%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.73%) PL/SQL
5 13 (15.85%) Scala
6 5 (6.10%) Python
7 4 (4.88%) Java 8
8 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.66%) MATLAB
8 3 (3.66%) R
8 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.44%) C++
9 2 (2.44%) Ruby
10 1 (1.22%) ES6
10 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.22%) PROC SQL
10 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.22%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
Vendors
1 26 (31.71%) Oracle
2 8 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.32%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.66%) Ab Initio
4 3 (3.66%) IBM
4 3 (3.66%) RapidMiner
4 3 (3.66%) Talend
5 1 (1.22%) SAP