Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 3 2
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing SQL 153 77 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 24.76% 25.50% 32.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 34.08% 52.38% 65.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 47 39
Northern Ireland median daily rate £414 £373 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.92% +19.36% +4.17%
10th Percentile £261 £163 £168
90th Percentile £553 £419 £440
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £28.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -3.57% - +8.74%

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 449 147 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 72.65% 48.68% 49.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 84 52
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £385 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +22.71% -2.71%
10th Percentile £313 £193 £163
90th Percentile £513 £514 £465
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £18.25 £14.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.07% -6.56% +17.31%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £37.75 £42.50 £16.38
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%

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 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -6 140 £416 +12.74% 4
County Londonderry - 4 £406 - 1
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 80 (52.29%) Java
2 75 (49.02%) Oracle
3 72 (47.06%) Finance
4 56 (36.60%) Relational Database
5 54 (35.29%) JavaScript
6 53 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (33.99%) Unix
8 47 (30.72%) Banking
9 46 (30.07%) RDBMS
10 45 (29.41%) DB2
11 42 (27.45%) AngularJS
12 41 (26.80%) Linux
13 39 (25.49%) XML
14 35 (22.88%) SQL Server
14 35 (22.88%) MVC
14 35 (22.88%) TDD
15 34 (22.22%) Spring
15 34 (22.22%) Hibernate
15 34 (22.22%) CSS
15 34 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 32 (20.92%) DB2 UDB
17 31 (20.26%) Backbone.js
18 29 (18.95%) Test Automation
19 28 (18.30%) Waterfall
20 27 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (17.65%) WebSphere
21 26 (16.99%) ETL
22 25 (16.34%) Web Services
23 24 (15.69%) OO
24 23 (15.03%) Virtual Team

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 27 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 19 (12.42%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.27%) IBM Notes
4 5 (3.27%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.96%) SAS
6 2 (1.31%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.65%) Apache
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.96%) SPSS
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (7.19%) Actimize
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (5.88%) npm
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.65%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.58%) LDAP
2 6 (3.92%) FTP
2 6 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.27%) Avaya Modular Messaging
3 5 (3.27%) NAS
3 5 (3.27%) SAN
4 2 (1.31%) DHCP
4 2 (1.31%) DNS
4 2 (1.31%) Firewall
4 2 (1.31%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (36.60%) Relational Database
2 46 (30.07%) RDBMS
3 45 (29.41%) DB2
4 35 (22.88%) SQL Server
5 32 (20.92%) DB2 UDB
6 15 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (8.50%) Apache Hive
7 13 (8.50%) Big Data
8 12 (7.84%) Hadoop
8 12 (7.84%) MongoDB
8 12 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (4.58%) NoSQL
10 7 (4.58%) QlikView
11 5 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (2.61%) KDB
12 4 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (12.42%) Eclipse
2 17 (11.11%) Bower
2 17 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 17 (11.11%) Grunt
2 17 (11.11%) Jasmine
2 17 (11.11%) JUnit
3 11 (7.19%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.88%) Artifactory
4 9 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
4 9 (5.88%) TeamCity
5 7 (4.58%) JIRA
5 7 (4.58%) Selenium
6 4 (2.61%) Zephyr
7 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.65%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.65%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.65%) NUnit
8 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 72 (47.06%) Finance
2 47 (30.72%) Banking
3 6 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.27%) Front Office
5 4 (2.61%) Legal
5 4 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 78 (50.98%) Developer
2 53 (34.64%) Java Developer
3 31 (20.26%) Senior Developer
4 28 (18.30%) Senior Java Developer
5 16 (10.46%) Analyst
6 11 (7.19%) Tester
7 8 (5.23%) Administrator
7 8 (5.23%) Manual Tester
8 6 (3.92%) .NET Developer
8 6 (3.92%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (3.92%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.27%) C# Developer
9 5 (3.27%) JavaScript Engineer
9 5 (3.27%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.27%) Test Analyst
9 5 (3.27%) Wintel Administrator
9 5 (3.27%) Wintel Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.61%) Applications Support
10 4 (2.61%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (27.45%) AngularJS
2 39 (25.49%) XML
3 34 (22.22%) CSS
3 34 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 34 (22.22%) Spring
3 34 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 31 (20.26%) Backbone.js
5 25 (16.34%) Web Services
6 23 (15.03%) Spring Integration
7 19 (12.42%) Struts
8 17 (11.11%) Ajax
8 17 (11.11%) Gherkin
8 17 (11.11%) JSP
8 17 (11.11%) RESTful
9 15 (9.80%) .NET
10 13 (8.50%) FIX Protocol
11 11 (7.19%) Node.js
12 8 (5.23%) HTML
13 7 (4.58%) HTML5
13 7 (4.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (15.03%) Virtual Team
3 21 (13.73%) Equities
4 8 (5.23%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.23%) Mobile App
5 7 (4.58%) SWIFT
6 6 (3.92%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.27%) PKI
8 3 (1.96%) Social Network
8 3 (1.96%) User Experience
9 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.31%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.31%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.65%) Derivative
10 1 (0.65%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.65%) iSeries
10 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.99%) Unix
2 41 (26.80%) Linux
3 11 (7.19%) Windows
4 5 (3.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (34.64%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.88%) MVC
2 35 (22.88%) TDD
3 29 (18.95%) Test Automation
4 28 (18.30%) Waterfall
5 26 (16.99%) ETL
6 24 (15.69%) OO
7 16 (10.46%) Analytics
8 15 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (9.15%) Functional Testing
10 12 (7.84%) Data Analytics
11 11 (7.19%) Mentoring
11 11 (7.19%) SDLC
12 10 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (6.54%) Manual Testing
13 8 (5.23%) Migration
13 8 (5.23%) Pattern Matching
13 8 (5.23%) Project Management
13 8 (5.23%) Time Management
13 8 (5.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 80 (52.29%) Java
2 54 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 18 (11.76%) C#
4 12 (7.84%) Shell Script
5 9 (5.88%) Python
6 5 (3.27%) C++
6 5 (3.27%) Perl
7 4 (2.61%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.61%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.31%) C
8 2 (1.31%) Ruby
9 1 (0.65%) C++/CLI
9 1 (0.65%) COBOL
9 1 (0.65%) JCL
9 1 (0.65%) Korn
9 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.65%) Scala
9 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (12.42%) Degree
2 4 (2.61%) ISEB
2 4 (2.61%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.31%) MCP
3 2 (1.31%) MCSE
3 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.58%) QA
2 2 (1.31%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.27%) Docker
3 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.31%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.31%) XenApp
6 1 (0.65%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (3.27%) SCOM
2 4 (2.61%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.31%) Oozie
3 2 (1.31%) SCCM
3 2 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.65%) Ansible
4 1 (0.65%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.65%) Grafana
4 1 (0.65%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.65%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.65%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) Rancher
Vendors
1 75 (49.02%) Oracle
2 22 (14.38%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.50%) Ab Initio
4 11 (7.19%) HP
5 9 (5.88%) Citrix
6 5 (3.27%) Avaya
6 5 (3.27%) CyberTech
6 5 (3.27%) Lotus
6 5 (3.27%) NICE Systems
6 5 (3.27%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.96%) Cognos
7 3 (1.96%) Siebel
8 2 (1.31%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.31%) Cisco
8 2 (1.31%) CommVault
8 2 (1.31%) Compuware
8 2 (1.31%) Dell
8 2 (1.31%) Fidessa
8 2 (1.31%) Reuters
8 2 (1.31%) Sage