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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 6 2 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6  
Contract jobs citing SQL 51 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.47% 21.67% 14.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.93% 53.06% 31.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 15 6
Median daily rate £375 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £135 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £319 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -2.02% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +66.66% -20.00%  

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 146 49 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 64.32% 40.83% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 25 32
Median daily rate £400 £300 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £388 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 -3 50 £375 +36.36% 4
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (42.45%) Finance
3 42 (39.62%) Banking
4 38 (35.85%) Java
5 34 (32.08%) C#
6 32 (30.19%) SQL Server
7 28 (26.42%) Linux
8 26 (24.53%) Multithreading
9 24 (22.64%) Oracle
9 24 (22.64%) Front Office
10 21 (19.81%) OOD
10 21 (19.81%) BDD
10 21 (19.81%) TDD
11 20 (18.87%) Relational Database
11 20 (18.87%) Unix
12 19 (17.92%) Python
12 19 (17.92%) .NET
12 19 (17.92%) C++
13 18 (16.98%) Data Validation
13 18 (16.98%) OO
13 18 (16.98%) Validation
14 17 (16.04%) Equity Derivative
15 16 (15.09%) PL/SQL
16 15 (14.15%) Sybase
17 14 (13.21%) Web Services
17 14 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
18 13 (12.26%) Integration Testing
18 13 (12.26%) QA
18 13 (12.26%) Degree
18 13 (12.26%) NoSQL

SQL
Top Related 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 8 (7.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (4.72%) Apache
3 3 (2.83%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.83%) IIS
4 2 (1.89%) Confluence
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.94%) SAS
5 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.89%) MS Project
2 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.94%) EngageOne
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle Payroll
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (0.94%) GitHub
1 1 (0.94%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.89%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (0.94%) NAS
3 1 (0.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (30.19%) SQL Server
2 20 (18.87%) Relational Database
3 13 (12.26%) NoSQL
4 9 (8.49%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.83%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.83%) KDB
7 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.83%) QlikView
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (2.83%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.94%) DB2
9 1 (0.94%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) LoadRunner
1 4 (3.77%) Selenium
1 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.83%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.89%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.89%) JIRA
3 2 (1.89%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.94%) Ant
4 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.94%) CppUnit
4 1 (0.94%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.94%) Maven
4 1 (0.94%) MSI
4 1 (0.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (42.45%) Finance
2 42 (39.62%) Banking
3 24 (22.64%) Front Office
4 11 (10.38%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (60.38%) Developer
2 30 (28.30%) Java Developer
3 21 (19.81%) Senior Developer
4 20 (18.87%) Analyst
5 19 (17.92%) Senior Java Developer
6 13 (12.26%) C# Developer
6 13 (12.26%) SQL Developer
7 11 (10.38%) Lead Developer
8 9 (8.49%) .NET Developer
8 9 (8.49%) Test Analyst
9 8 (7.55%) Senior SQL Developer
10 7 (6.60%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (6.60%) Consultant
11 6 (5.66%) Database Developer
11 6 (5.66%) Sybase Developer
12 5 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (4.72%) C++ Developer
12 5 (4.72%) DBA
12 5 (4.72%) Support Analyst
12 5 (4.72%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.92%) .NET
2 14 (13.21%) Web Services
3 11 (10.38%) .NET Framework
3 11 (10.38%) JSON
4 9 (8.49%) ADO.NET
4 9 (8.49%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (8.49%) RESTful
4 9 (8.49%) WCF
4 9 (8.49%) WF
4 9 (8.49%) WPF
4 9 (8.49%) XML
5 4 (3.77%) AngularJS
5 4 (3.77%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (3.77%) HTML
5 4 (3.77%) jQuery
5 4 (3.77%) Node.js
6 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET
6 3 (2.83%) CSS
7 2 (1.89%) JSP
7 2 (1.89%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Equity Derivative
2 11 (10.38%) Algorithms
3 10 (9.43%) Equities
4 9 (8.49%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.72%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.83%) Derivative
7 3 (2.83%) Replication
8 2 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.42%) Linux
2 20 (18.87%) Unix
3 6 (5.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (24.53%) Multithreading
3 21 (19.81%) BDD
3 21 (19.81%) OOD
3 21 (19.81%) TDD
4 18 (16.98%) Data Validation
4 18 (16.98%) OO
4 18 (16.98%) Validation
5 14 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (12.26%) Information Security
6 13 (12.26%) Integration Testing
7 11 (10.38%) Manual Testing
7 11 (10.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (9.43%) Mathematics
9 9 (8.49%) Memory Management
9 9 (8.49%) Scrum
9 9 (8.49%) SOA
10 8 (7.55%) OOP
11 7 (6.60%) Project Management
12 6 (5.66%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.85%) Java
2 34 (32.08%) C#
3 19 (17.92%) C++
3 19 (17.92%) Python
4 16 (15.09%) PL/SQL
5 7 (6.60%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.77%) Perl
8 3 (2.83%) C
8 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.83%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.83%) VBScript
9 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.94%) Korn
10 1 (0.94%) VB
10 1 (0.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (12.26%) Degree
2 4 (3.77%) MCDBA
2 4 (3.77%) MCP
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.26%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) SCOM
2 1 (0.94%) AppManager
2 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.94%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 24 (22.64%) Oracle
2 15 (14.15%) Sybase
3 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.89%) Bloomberg
4 2 (1.89%) Cognos
4 2 (1.89%) Fidessa
4 2 (1.89%) NYFIX
5 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.94%) CA
5 1 (0.94%) Sun
5 1 (0.94%) VMware
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