The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for T-SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited T-SQL over the 3 months to 27 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.

Transact-SQL
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 19 20
Rank change year-on-year -40 +1  
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.67% 0.98% 1.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.98% 2.86% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £413 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £29.00 £20.59
% change year-on-year +30.17% +40.82%  

T-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 303 35 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 84.40% 34.31% 53.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 14 22
Median daily rate £413 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £441 £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 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

T-SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for T-SQL in Northern Ireland

T-SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing T-SQL in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for T-SQL in Northern Ireland

T-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 T-SQL within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 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 -37 6 £413 +26.92%
T-SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing T-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 T-SQL.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
2 7 (70.00%) XML
2 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) C#
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (70.00%) JSON
2 7 (70.00%) REST
3 6 (60.00%) Google
3 6 (60.00%) .NET Remoting
3 6 (60.00%) C++/CLI
3 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Protocol Buffers
3 6 (60.00%) JIRA
3 6 (60.00%) WCF
3 6 (60.00%) NUnit
3 6 (60.00%) SOA
3 6 (60.00%) Risk Management
3 6 (60.00%) Perforce
3 6 (60.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) C
3 6 (60.00%) Issue Tracking
3 6 (60.00%) Bitbucket
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (50.00%) Banking
4 5 (50.00%) Process Improvement
5 3 (30.00%) SCOM
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell

T-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 3 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (10.00%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
1 1 (10.00%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (60.00%) Bitbucket
2 6 (60.00%) JIRA
2 6 (60.00%) NUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Senior Developer
3 5 (50.00%) C++ Developer
3 5 (50.00%) C++/C# Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Senior C++ Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) DBA
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) SQL DBA
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Support Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) Web Services
2 7 (70.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
2 7 (70.00%) JSON
2 7 (70.00%) REST
2 7 (70.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) .NET Remoting
3 6 (60.00%) Protocol Buffers
3 6 (60.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (10.00%) Handlebars
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) Mustache
4 1 (10.00%) Node.js
4 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Issue Tracking
1 6 (60.00%) Risk Management
1 6 (60.00%) SOA
1 6 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) OOD
4 1 (10.00%) SOLID
4 1 (10.00%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) C
3 6 (60.00%) C++
3 6 (60.00%) C++/CLI
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) VBA
5 1 (10.00%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCDBA
1 3 (30.00%) MCP
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Google
1 6 (60.00%) Perforce
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Sybase