Period
to 31 July 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 269 182 212
Rank change year-on-year -87 +30 -21
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 576 466 1,153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.44% 1.38%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.47% 3.46% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 337 873
10th Percentile £300 £325 £305
25th Percentile £350 £375 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £435 £450 £413
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.09% -2.37%
75th Percentile £553 £575 £488
90th Percentile £675 £688 £555
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 7
10th Percentile £35.20 £15.98 £20.05
25th Percentile £40.61 £16.50 £21.81
Median hourly rate £48.27 £24.70 £27.94
Median % change year-on-year +95.40% -11.60% -4.15%
75th Percentile £53.75 £30.78 £40.62
90th Percentile £55.00 £42.81 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £48.27 £24.70 £27.94
% change year-on-year +95.40% -11.60% -4.15%

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 23,359 13,471 35,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.58% 41.73% 42.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,761 9,620 25,248
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 245 584
10th Percentile £16.38 £16.20 £20.31
25th Percentile £24.88 £22.50 £34.75
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year - -5.56% +9.76%
75th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £51.25
90th Percentile £64.50 £60.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +11.80%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -78 349 £500 - 122
Midlands -20 56 £413 +6.45% 70
South East -62 52 £375 -9.64% 75
North of England -36 47 £350 -9.68% 81
West Midlands -24 34 £460 +18.71% 37
North West -38 26 £350 -12.50% 48
South West -19 25 £394 -6.25% 23
East Midlands -2 21 £338 -12.90% 33
East of England -22 17 £413 +3.13% 24
Yorkshire -19 16 £300 -17.81% 27
North East -4 5 £463 - 6
T-SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 559 (97.05%) SQL
2 310 (53.82%) SQL Server
3 261 (45.31%) Azure
4 202 (35.07%) Business Intelligence
5 201 (34.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 200 (34.72%) Microsoft
7 183 (31.77%) C#
8 166 (28.82%) Finance
9 163 (28.30%) Data Warehouse
10 153 (26.56%) ETL
11 151 (26.22%) .NET
12 150 (26.04%) Power Platform
13 149 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
14 141 (24.48%) Power BI
15 136 (23.61%) Python
16 119 (20.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 109 (18.92%) Oracle
18 107 (18.58%) Windows
19 104 (18.06%) DevOps
20 99 (17.19%) Azure SQL Database
21 96 (16.67%) Data Modelling
22 94 (16.32%) PL/SQL
23 90 (15.63%) Social Skills
24 85 (14.76%) AWS
25 83 (14.41%) Migration
26 80 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 76 (13.19%) PowerShell
28 75 (13.02%) Serverless
29 73 (12.67%) Azure Functions
29 73 (12.67%) Azure Cosmos DB

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 42 (7.29%) BizTalk Server
2 30 (5.21%) Apache Spark
3 21 (3.65%) Apache
4 19 (3.30%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.43%) Apache Airflow
6 9 (1.56%) GemFire
7 8 (1.39%) IIS
8 6 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
9 5 (0.87%) Apache Pig
10 3 (0.52%) Confluence
10 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.35%) SAS
12 1 (0.17%) CMS
12 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.17%) JBoss
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.17%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 45 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (3.65%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.74%) SPSS
3 10 (1.74%) Stata
4 6 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) Cerner Millennium
2 3 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 261 (45.31%) Azure
2 150 (26.04%) Power Platform
3 85 (14.76%) AWS
4 75 (13.02%) Serverless
5 73 (12.67%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 73 (12.67%) Azure Functions
6 67 (11.63%) Azure Data Factory
7 66 (11.46%) Azure Storage
8 57 (9.90%) Azure Logic Apps
9 40 (6.94%) AWS Lambda
10 39 (6.77%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 23 (3.99%) GitHub
12 22 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (3.82%) Snowflake
13 19 (3.30%) Dynamics 365
14 18 (3.13%) Azure Service Bus
15 13 (2.26%) Microsoft 365
15 13 (2.26%) PaaS
15 13 (2.26%) PowerApps
16 11 (1.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.22%) Kerberos
2 5 (0.87%) Internet
3 4 (0.69%) SSH
3 4 (0.69%) SSL
4 3 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.35%) Firewall
5 2 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.35%) SAN
5 2 (0.35%) SMTP
5 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.17%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.17%) DNS
6 1 (0.17%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.17%) Extranet
6 1 (0.17%) FDDI
6 1 (0.17%) HTTP
6 1 (0.17%) IMAP
6 1 (0.17%) VPN
6 1 (0.17%) WAN
6 1 (0.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 310 (53.82%) SQL Server
2 201 (34.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 163 (28.30%) Data Warehouse
4 141 (24.48%) Power BI
5 119 (20.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 99 (17.19%) Azure SQL Database
7 80 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 53 (9.20%) Data Lake
8 53 (9.20%) MongoDB
9 41 (7.12%) Relational Database
10 32 (5.56%) Tableau
11 26 (4.51%) SQL Server 2016
12 25 (4.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 24 (4.17%) Oracle Database
13 24 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
14 23 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
14 23 (3.99%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (3.82%) MySQL
16 18 (3.13%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 17 (2.95%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 35 (6.08%) Visual Studio
2 34 (5.90%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (3.30%) JIRA
5 17 (2.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (2.08%) Jenkins
7 9 (1.56%) Hudson
8 8 (1.39%) NUnit
9 7 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.87%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.52%) ERwin
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.52%) Subversion
12 3 (0.52%) tSQLt
13 2 (0.35%) PowerDesigner
13 2 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
13 2 (0.35%) Selenium
13 2 (0.35%) Serena SBM
General
1 166 (28.82%) Finance
2 90 (15.63%) Social Skills
3 65 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (6.60%) Banking
5 36 (6.25%) Public Sector
6 23 (3.99%) Front Office
7 17 (2.95%) Marketing
8 16 (2.78%) Investment Banking
9 15 (2.60%) Documentation Skills
10 13 (2.26%) Local Government
11 12 (2.08%) Presentation Skills
12 9 (1.56%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.56%) Retail
13 7 (1.22%) Electronics
13 7 (1.22%) Legal
13 7 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 7 (1.22%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.52%) Publishing
14 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 281 (48.78%) Developer
2 95 (16.49%) SQL Developer
3 80 (13.89%) Analyst
4 64 (11.11%) C# Developer
5 63 (10.94%) .NET Developer
6 48 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 48 (8.33%) Data Engineer
7 41 (7.12%) Consultant
8 39 (6.77%) Data Analyst
9 36 (6.25%) Data Consultant
10 35 (6.08%) DBA
11 33 (5.73%) Azure Engineer
11 33 (5.73%) C# .NET Developer
12 31 (5.38%) Azure Developer
12 31 (5.38%) Senior Developer
13 29 (5.03%) Architect
14 27 (4.69%) SQL DBA
15 18 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 18 (3.13%) Java Developer
15 18 (3.13%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (26.22%) .NET
2 60 (10.42%) .NET Core
3 56 (9.72%) ASP.NET
4 51 (8.85%) .NET Framework
5 46 (7.99%) Web Services
6 44 (7.64%) REST
7 43 (7.47%) HTML
8 38 (6.60%) SOAP
9 35 (6.08%) jQuery
9 35 (6.08%) JSON
9 35 (6.08%) Spring
10 34 (5.90%) CSS
11 31 (5.38%) XML
12 30 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web API
13 28 (4.86%) RESTful
14 26 (4.51%) Entity Framework
15 20 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
16 19 (3.30%) WCF
17 18 (3.13%) AngularJS
18 17 (2.95%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.72%) Legacy Systems
2 51 (8.85%) Cloud Native
3 23 (3.99%) NHS
4 21 (3.65%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.78%) Replication
6 14 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.91%) Legacy Applications
8 11 (1.91%) Market Risk
9 10 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.74%) Grid Computing
9 10 (1.74%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.22%) Reference Data
12 6 (1.04%) Clustering
12 6 (1.04%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.04%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.87%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 107 (18.58%) Windows
2 31 (5.38%) Linux
3 20 (3.47%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.04%) Solaris
6 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (0.87%) Debian
7 5 (0.87%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.52%) Android
9 3 (0.52%) zOS
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) HPUX
10 1 (0.17%) Slackware
10 1 (0.17%) Unix
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (35.07%) Business Intelligence
2 153 (26.56%) ETL
3 149 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (18.06%) DevOps
5 96 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 83 (14.41%) Migration
7 69 (11.98%) Analytics
8 66 (11.46%) SDLC
9 63 (10.94%) Data Engineering
10 62 (10.76%) Microservices
11 61 (10.59%) Software Engineering
12 59 (10.24%) Scrum
13 54 (9.38%) Full Stack Development
14 53 (9.20%) Data Development
14 53 (9.20%) Data Integration
15 52 (9.03%) Performance Tuning
15 52 (9.03%) Unit Testing
16 49 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
16 49 (8.51%) Visualisation
17 46 (7.99%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 559 (97.05%) SQL
2 183 (31.77%) C#
3 136 (23.61%) Python
4 94 (16.32%) PL/SQL
5 76 (13.19%) PowerShell
6 67 (11.63%) JavaScript
7 58 (10.07%) Java
8 44 (7.64%) C++
9 42 (7.29%) Go
10 33 (5.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 24 (4.17%) R
12 23 (3.99%) VBA
13 17 (2.95%) VB
14 16 (2.78%) Scala
14 16 (2.78%) VB.NET
15 11 (1.91%) Bash Shell
15 11 (1.91%) Java 8
15 11 (1.91%) Perl
16 8 (1.39%) TypeScript
17 7 (1.22%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 24 (4.17%) Degree
2 18 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.43%) ISEB
3 14 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.35%) HPE ATP
7 2 (0.35%) MCITP
7 2 (0.35%) MCP
7 2 (0.35%) MCSA
7 2 (0.35%) MCTS
7 2 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.08%) Data Quality
2 27 (4.69%) QA
3 3 (0.52%) Accessibility
3 3 (0.52%) GDPR
3 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 32 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.87%) Docker
2 5 (0.87%) Platform Symphony
3 4 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.35%) HDFS
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (7.47%) Kubernetes
2 15 (2.60%) Terraform
3 3 (0.52%) Control-M
3 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.35%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.35%) Grafana
4 2 (0.35%) QRadar
4 2 (0.35%) SCCM
4 2 (0.35%) SCOM
4 2 (0.35%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.17%) Kibana
5 1 (0.17%) LiteSpeed
5 1 (0.17%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 200 (34.72%) Microsoft
2 109 (18.92%) Oracle
3 49 (8.51%) Databricks
4 47 (8.16%) MuleSoft
5 29 (5.03%) SAP
6 18 (3.13%) Alteryx
7 11 (1.91%) Informatica
8 10 (1.74%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (1.56%) Sybase
10 8 (1.39%) Adobe
11 7 (1.22%) Citrix
11 7 (1.22%) Intapp
11 7 (1.22%) VMware
12 6 (1.04%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.87%) Splunk
14 4 (0.69%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.69%) Google
15 3 (0.52%) Dell
15 3 (0.52%) HP