Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 13 April 2021 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 > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 254 180 192
Rank change year-on-year -74 +12 -1
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 418 779 1,320
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.45% 1.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.44% 3.53% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 554 1,000
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
25th Percentile £355 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
75th Percentile £575 £500 £500
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 9
Median hourly rate £55.00 £24.70 £24.50
Median % change year-on-year +122.67% +0.82% -20.52%
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £24.70 £24.50
% change year-on-year +122.67% +0.82% -26.87%

T-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 England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 17,124 22,049 38,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.08% 40.95% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,227 15,680 27,331
10th Percentile £320 £325 £325
25th Percentile £404 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £485
Median % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £658 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 408 552
10th Percentile £17.19 £17.43 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.92 £26.25
Median hourly rate £42.25 £44.00 £42.63
Median % change year-on-year -3.98% +3.23% +6.56%
75th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £49.30
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%

T-SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing T-SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for T-SQL in England

T-SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing T-SQL in England.

Daily rate trend for T-SQL in England

T-SQL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing T-SQL in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for T-SQL in England

T-SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing T-SQL in England.

Hourly rate trend for T-SQL in England

T-SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing T-SQL in England over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for T-SQL in England

T-SQL
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 13 April 2021. 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
London -43 256 £525 +10.53% 63
North of England +13 45 £375 +1.35% 68
Midlands +12 43 £400 +6.67% 48
South East -30 33 £400 -5.88% 47
North West +19 32 £351 -3.31% 29
West Midlands +16 27 £430 +14.67% 29
East Midlands +16 14 £358 +2.14% 19
South West +14 14 £330 -12.00% 19
Yorkshire +1 7 £400 +3.23% 33
North East +31 6 £500 +53.85% 6
East of England +17 6 £433 +8.13% 24
T-SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT contractor jobs citing T-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 England region with a requirement for T-SQL.

1 404 (96.65%) SQL
2 243 (58.13%) SQL Server
3 201 (48.09%) Azure
4 147 (35.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 145 (34.69%) Microsoft
6 140 (33.49%) C#
7 132 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
8 128 (30.62%) Agile Software Development
9 119 (28.47%) Data Warehouse
10 116 (27.75%) .NET
11 110 (26.32%) Finance
12 107 (25.60%) Oracle
13 100 (23.92%) Power Platform
14 97 (23.21%) ETL
15 93 (22.25%) Power BI
16 86 (20.57%) PL/SQL
17 79 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 76 (18.18%) Python
18 76 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
19 70 (16.75%) AWS
20 69 (16.51%) DevOps
21 66 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 66 (15.79%) Data Modelling
22 63 (15.07%) Microservices
23 61 (14.59%) Data Development
24 60 (14.35%) Software Engineering
25 59 (14.11%) Serverless
26 57 (13.64%) Azure Functions
26 57 (13.64%) Windows
27 55 (13.16%) Logic Apps

T-SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 35 (8.37%) BizTalk Server
2 16 (3.83%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.11%) Apache
4 10 (2.39%) NServiceBus
5 9 (2.15%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.91%) Apache Synapse
7 6 (1.44%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (1.44%) IIS
8 5 (1.20%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (1.20%) SAS
9 3 (0.72%) Confluence
9 3 (0.72%) Drupal
9 3 (0.72%) GemFire
9 3 (0.72%) JBoss
9 3 (0.72%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Fuse
9 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.48%) Appian
10 2 (0.48%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.24%) Figma
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 201 (48.09%) Azure
2 100 (23.92%) Power Platform
3 70 (16.75%) AWS
4 59 (14.11%) Serverless
5 57 (13.64%) Azure Functions
6 55 (13.16%) Logic Apps
7 35 (8.37%) AWS Lambda
8 30 (7.18%) Azure Data Factory
9 15 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (2.87%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (2.63%) PowerApps
11 11 (2.63%) SaaS
12 10 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (2.15%) GCP
13 9 (2.15%) GitHub
14 8 (1.91%) PaaS
15 7 (1.67%) Power Automate
16 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.72%) NuGet
17 2 (0.48%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.96%) DNS
2 4 (0.96%) Firewall
2 4 (0.96%) SAN
2 4 (0.96%) SSL
3 3 (0.72%) Kerberos
3 3 (0.72%) SMTP
4 2 (0.48%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.48%) DHCP
4 2 (0.48%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.48%) SSH
5 1 (0.24%) DAB
5 1 (0.24%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) ICMP
5 1 (0.24%) Internet
5 1 (0.24%) Network Security
5 1 (0.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (58.13%) SQL Server
2 147 (35.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 119 (28.47%) Data Warehouse
4 93 (22.25%) Power BI
5 79 (18.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 76 (18.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 66 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 50 (11.96%) MongoDB
9 25 (5.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 23 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (5.26%) NoSQL
12 21 (5.02%) Data Lake
12 21 (5.02%) Relational Database
13 20 (4.78%) SQL Server 2016
14 19 (4.55%) Oracle Database
15 17 (4.07%) Tableau
16 15 (3.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 15 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (3.59%) QlikView
17 14 (3.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (4.78%) Git (software)
1 20 (4.78%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 14 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (2.63%) JIRA
4 8 (1.91%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (1.67%) ERwin
6 6 (1.44%) ER Studio
6 6 (1.44%) Hudson
6 6 (1.44%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.20%) Cucumber
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.20%) Selenium
8 4 (0.96%) NUnit
8 4 (0.96%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.48%) Postman
10 2 (0.48%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 110 (26.32%) Finance
2 34 (8.13%) Banking
3 26 (6.22%) Public Sector
4 17 (4.07%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.63%) Front Office
5 11 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.63%) Marketing
6 10 (2.39%) Electronics
6 10 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.44%) Legal
8 5 (1.20%) Retail
9 4 (0.96%) Law
10 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.72%) Publishing
11 2 (0.48%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 218 (52.15%) Developer
2 65 (15.55%) SQL Developer
3 55 (13.16%) Analyst
4 46 (11.00%) .NET Developer
5 44 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 36 (8.61%) C# Developer
7 33 (7.89%) Data Analyst
8 32 (7.66%) Senior Developer
9 30 (7.18%) DBA
10 28 (6.70%) Data Engineer
11 24 (5.74%) Azure Developer
12 21 (5.02%) Consultant
12 21 (5.02%) Python Developer
13 20 (4.78%) Azure Engineer
13 20 (4.78%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (4.31%) SQL DBA
15 17 (4.07%) Data Consultant
16 15 (3.59%) SQL Analyst
17 14 (3.35%) Power BI Analyst
17 14 (3.35%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (27.75%) .NET
2 38 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 37 (8.85%) XML
4 36 (8.61%) .NET Core
5 35 (8.37%) Web Services
6 30 (7.18%) JSON
7 29 (6.94%) .NET Framework
8 28 (6.70%) REST
9 26 (6.22%) HTML
10 21 (5.02%) CSS
11 20 (4.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (4.55%) Spring
13 18 (4.31%) AngularJS
13 18 (4.31%) WinForms
14 17 (4.07%) WPF
15 16 (3.83%) SOAP
16 15 (3.59%) ASP.NET Core
16 15 (3.59%) RabbitMQ
17 12 (2.87%) jQuery
18 11 (2.63%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.53%) Cloud Native
2 33 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.31%) NHS
4 14 (3.35%) User Experience
5 13 (3.11%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (2.63%) Reference Data
6 11 (2.63%) Replication
7 10 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.15%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.20%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.96%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.96%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.96%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.72%) Grid Computing
12 3 (0.72%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.72%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.48%) Clustering
13 2 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.64%) Windows
2 15 (3.59%) Linux
3 13 (3.11%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.20%) Solaris
4 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.72%) Android
7 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Debian
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
2 128 (30.62%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (23.21%) ETL
4 69 (16.51%) DevOps
5 66 (15.79%) Data Modelling
6 63 (15.07%) Microservices
7 61 (14.59%) Data Development
8 60 (14.35%) Software Engineering
9 47 (11.24%) SDLC
10 44 (10.53%) Migration
10 44 (10.53%) Scrum
11 42 (10.05%) Data Engineering
12 38 (9.09%) Data Integration
13 33 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (7.66%) Performance Tuning
14 32 (7.66%) Visualisation
15 30 (7.18%) TDD
16 29 (6.94%) Analytics
16 29 (6.94%) Data Management
16 29 (6.94%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 404 (96.65%) SQL
2 140 (33.49%) C#
3 86 (20.57%) PL/SQL
4 76 (18.18%) Python
5 54 (12.92%) PowerShell
6 40 (9.57%) C++
7 38 (9.09%) Java
8 37 (8.85%) JavaScript
9 35 (8.37%) Go
10 27 (6.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 9 (2.15%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.15%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.91%) Scala
13 7 (1.67%) VB
13 7 (1.67%) VBA
14 6 (1.44%) Perl
15 4 (0.96%) Java 8
15 4 (0.96%) R
16 3 (0.72%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 17 (4.07%) Degree
1 17 (4.07%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.35%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.39%) ISEB
4 9 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.72%) MCITP
7 3 (0.72%) MCP
7 3 (0.72%) MCTS
8 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.24%) HPE ATP
8 1 (0.24%) MBCS
8 1 (0.24%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.98%) Data Quality
2 23 (5.50%) QA
3 3 (0.72%) GDPR
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.96%) Docker
2 4 (0.96%) Platform Symphony
2 4 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.48%) HDFS
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 36 (8.61%) Kubernetes
2 15 (3.59%) Terraform
3 2 (0.48%) Grafana
3 2 (0.48%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.48%) WMI
4 1 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.24%) OpenView
4 1 (0.24%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 145 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 107 (25.60%) Oracle
3 42 (10.05%) MuleSoft
4 29 (6.94%) Databricks
5 18 (4.31%) SAP
6 13 (3.11%) Informatica
7 9 (2.15%) Intapp
8 7 (1.67%) Citrix
8 7 (1.67%) Google
8 7 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.44%) ServiceNow
9 6 (1.44%) Sybase
9 6 (1.44%) VMware
10 5 (1.20%) Alteryx
11 4 (0.96%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.96%) Teradata
11 4 (0.96%) UiPath
12 3 (0.72%) Axway
12 3 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.72%) Telerik