Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 255 220 205
Rank change year-on-year -35 -15 -29
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 712 312 1,093
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.06% 1.18% 1.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.67% 2.73% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 225 815
10th Percentile £310 £303 £301
25th Percentile £363 £369 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £413
Median % change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.94%
75th Percentile £543 £575 £488
90th Percentile £638 £750 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +2.33% +6.61% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 7
10th Percentile £33.22 £35.75 £18.15
25th Percentile £36.00 £41.56 £24.20
Median hourly rate £43.50 £52.50 £27.94
Median % change year-on-year -17.14% +87.90% +4.16%
75th Percentile £51.63 £54.38 £58.75
90th Percentile £52.06 £54.75 £70.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £52.50 £27.94
% change year-on-year -17.14% +87.90% +4.16%

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 26,619 11,408 33,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.78% 43.07% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,385 8,085 23,406
10th Percentile £360 £313 £325
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £575
90th Percentile £713 £694 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +8.58% +1.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 221 567
10th Percentile £17.47 £12.63 £18.00
25th Percentile £25.31 £21.25 £33.25
Median hourly rate £45.48 £37.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.27% -16.67% +6.47%
75th Percentile £58.74 £47.50 £51.25
90th Percentile £65.54 £55.00 £55.70
UK median hourly rate £45.32 £37.93 £44.26
% change year-on-year +19.48% -14.31% +5.38%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -57 409 £525 +4.48% 119
Midlands -22 70 £381 +7.77% 87
South East -74 68 £388 -6.63% 69
North of England -49 57 £363 +3.57% 80
West Midlands -35 40 £413 +24.06% 50
South West -21 39 £425 -1.16% 25
North West -41 33 £350 - 44
East Midlands -12 30 £350 -12.50% 37
East of England -38 29 £394 +1.61% 21
Yorkshire -42 18 £300 -21.57% 30
North East - 6 £455 - 6
T-SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 677 (95.08%) SQL
2 448 (62.92%) SQL Server
3 317 (44.52%) Azure
4 306 (42.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 279 (39.19%) Business Intelligence
6 248 (34.83%) Microsoft
7 245 (34.41%) C#
8 228 (32.02%) Finance
9 214 (30.06%) ETL
10 203 (28.51%) .NET
11 191 (26.83%) Data Warehouse
12 178 (25.00%) Power Platform
13 171 (24.02%) Power BI
14 166 (23.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 148 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
16 130 (18.26%) Python
17 129 (18.12%) Windows
17 129 (18.12%) DevOps
18 117 (16.43%) Oracle
19 116 (16.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 115 (16.15%) Social Skills
21 109 (15.31%) Azure SQL Database
22 106 (14.89%) Migration
23 103 (14.47%) AWS
24 98 (13.76%) Data Modelling
25 95 (13.34%) PL/SQL
26 94 (13.20%) JavaScript
27 92 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
28 84 (11.80%) Analytics
29 83 (11.66%) Microsoft Excel

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 37 (5.20%) BizTalk Server
2 24 (3.37%) Apache Spark
3 19 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.25%) IIS
5 12 (1.69%) Apache
6 10 (1.40%) Apache Airflow
7 6 (0.84%) Apache Pig
7 6 (0.84%) Confluence
7 6 (0.84%) GemFire
8 3 (0.42%) SAS
8 3 (0.42%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.28%) CMS
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.14%) JBoss
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 83 (11.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.54%) SPSS
4 11 (1.54%) Stata
5 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.42%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.28%) Magento
4 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 317 (44.52%) Azure
2 178 (25.00%) Power Platform
3 103 (14.47%) AWS
4 70 (9.83%) Azure Data Factory
5 61 (8.57%) Serverless
6 59 (8.29%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 59 (8.29%) Azure Functions
7 56 (7.87%) Azure Storage
8 44 (6.18%) Azure Logic Apps
9 35 (4.92%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 34 (4.78%) AWS Lambda
11 29 (4.07%) GitHub
12 25 (3.51%) Snowflake
13 23 (3.23%) PaaS
14 22 (3.09%) Microsoft 365
15 21 (2.95%) SaaS
16 20 (2.81%) Azure Active Directory
16 20 (2.81%) Azure Service Bus
17 19 (2.67%) Dynamics 365
18 16 (2.25%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.40%) Internet
2 6 (0.84%) HTTP
2 6 (0.84%) Kerberos
2 6 (0.84%) SAN
3 4 (0.56%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.42%) SSH
4 3 (0.42%) SSL
4 3 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.28%) MPLS
5 2 (0.28%) NAS
6 1 (0.14%) Extranet
6 1 (0.14%) FDDI
6 1 (0.14%) Firewall
6 1 (0.14%) IMAP
6 1 (0.14%) Intranet
6 1 (0.14%) MQTT
6 1 (0.14%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.14%) VPN
6 1 (0.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (62.92%) SQL Server
2 306 (42.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 191 (26.83%) Data Warehouse
4 171 (24.02%) Power BI
5 166 (23.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 116 (16.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 109 (15.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 67 (9.41%) Data Lake
9 56 (7.87%) Tableau
10 51 (7.16%) Relational Database
11 47 (6.60%) MongoDB
12 40 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
13 34 (4.78%) SQL Server 2012
14 32 (4.49%) Oracle Database
15 31 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
16 30 (4.21%) MySQL
17 27 (3.79%) QlikView
17 27 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
18 26 (3.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 26 (3.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 70 (9.83%) Visual Studio
2 43 (6.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 38 (5.34%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.51%) JIRA
5 22 (3.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 11 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.40%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.26%) NUnit
8 9 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.84%) Hudson
10 5 (0.70%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.56%) PowerDesigner
11 4 (0.56%) Selenium
11 4 (0.56%) Subversion
11 4 (0.56%) tSQLt
12 3 (0.42%) Maven
12 3 (0.42%) MSTest
12 3 (0.42%) Postman
12 3 (0.42%) SpecFlow
General
1 228 (32.02%) Finance
2 115 (16.15%) Social Skills
3 92 (12.92%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (7.30%) Public Sector
5 50 (7.02%) Banking
6 32 (4.49%) Front Office
7 26 (3.65%) Marketing
8 19 (2.67%) Presentation Skills
9 18 (2.53%) Telecoms
10 17 (2.39%) Electronics
10 17 (2.39%) Local Government
11 16 (2.25%) Manufacturing
12 13 (1.83%) Documentation Skills
13 11 (1.54%) Financial Institution
14 9 (1.26%) Legal
15 8 (1.12%) Investment Banking
16 7 (0.98%) Retail
17 4 (0.56%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.56%) Organisational Skills
17 4 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 379 (53.23%) Developer
2 127 (17.84%) SQL Developer
3 102 (14.33%) Analyst
4 101 (14.19%) C# Developer
5 84 (11.80%) .NET Developer
6 73 (10.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 63 (8.85%) Data Engineer
8 52 (7.30%) C# .NET Developer
9 45 (6.32%) Data Analyst
10 39 (5.48%) Architect
11 37 (5.20%) Consultant
11 37 (5.20%) DBA
12 36 (5.06%) Azure Developer
13 35 (4.92%) Azure Engineer
14 33 (4.63%) Senior Developer
15 31 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
16 30 (4.21%) SQL DBA
17 29 (4.07%) Data Consultant
18 25 (3.51%) SQL Server Developer
19 24 (3.37%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (28.51%) .NET
2 79 (11.10%) .NET Framework
3 73 (10.25%) ASP.NET
4 71 (9.97%) .NET Core
5 67 (9.41%) Web Services
6 51 (7.16%) HTML
7 48 (6.74%) CSS
7 48 (6.74%) REST
8 47 (6.60%) ASP.NET Web API
9 46 (6.46%) JSON
10 44 (6.18%) Entity Framework
11 40 (5.62%) jQuery
12 39 (5.48%) XML
13 38 (5.34%) SOAP
14 33 (4.63%) RESTful
15 32 (4.49%) AngularJS
16 29 (4.07%) ASP.NET MVC
17 27 (3.79%) Spring
18 24 (3.37%) WCF
19 23 (3.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.46%) Legacy Systems
2 41 (5.76%) Cloud Native
3 28 (3.93%) NHS
4 22 (3.09%) Data Structures
5 16 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.11%) Replication
6 15 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.97%) Legacy Applications
8 13 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.69%) Clustering
9 12 (1.69%) Reinsurance
10 11 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (1.54%) Reference Data
11 10 (1.40%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.12%) Fixed Income
13 8 (1.12%) Market Risk
13 8 (1.12%) User Experience
13 8 (1.12%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.98%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 129 (18.12%) Windows
2 28 (3.93%) Linux
3 23 (3.23%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.56%) Debian
10 3 (0.42%) Solaris
10 3 (0.42%) Unix
10 3 (0.42%) zOS
11 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.14%) AIX
12 1 (0.14%) Android
12 1 (0.14%) HPUX
12 1 (0.14%) Slackware
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (39.19%) Business Intelligence
2 214 (30.06%) ETL
3 148 (20.79%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (18.12%) DevOps
5 106 (14.89%) Migration
6 98 (13.76%) Data Modelling
7 84 (11.80%) Analytics
8 69 (9.69%) SDLC
9 65 (9.13%) Unit Testing
10 63 (8.85%) Full Stack Development
10 63 (8.85%) Performance Tuning
11 61 (8.57%) Data Engineering
11 61 (8.57%) MVC
12 60 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
13 59 (8.29%) Visualisation
14 58 (8.15%) Data Migration
15 56 (7.87%) Data Analysis
15 56 (7.87%) Microservices
16 52 (7.30%) Scrum
16 52 (7.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 677 (95.08%) SQL
2 245 (34.41%) C#
3 130 (18.26%) Python
4 95 (13.34%) PL/SQL
5 94 (13.20%) JavaScript
6 82 (11.52%) PowerShell
7 58 (8.15%) Java
8 48 (6.74%) VBA
9 41 (5.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 37 (5.20%) Go
11 36 (5.06%) C++
12 31 (4.35%) VB.NET
13 28 (3.93%) R
14 26 (3.65%) VB
15 21 (2.95%) C
16 14 (1.97%) Scala
17 13 (1.83%) TypeScript
18 9 (1.26%) Java 8
18 9 (1.26%) Perl
18 9 (1.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (3.93%) Degree
2 26 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 20 (2.81%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.84%) ISEB
6 4 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.42%) MCSA
8 2 (0.28%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.14%) CBAP
9 1 (0.14%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.14%) HPE ATP
9 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.14%) MCITP
9 1 (0.14%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.44%) Data Quality
2 35 (4.92%) QA
3 9 (1.26%) GDPR
4 4 (0.56%) Accessibility
4 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.28%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.14%) IFRS
6 1 (0.14%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 34 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.39%) Docker
3 5 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) HDFS
5 1 (0.14%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 46 (6.46%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.40%) Terraform
3 4 (0.56%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.42%) Control-M
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.42%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.28%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (0.28%) Grafana
5 2 (0.28%) OpenView
5 2 (0.28%) QRadar
5 2 (0.28%) SCCM
5 2 (0.28%) SCOM
5 2 (0.28%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.14%) Kibana
6 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 248 (34.83%) Microsoft
2 117 (16.43%) Oracle
3 48 (6.74%) Databricks
4 42 (5.90%) MuleSoft
5 40 (5.62%) SAP
6 19 (2.67%) Alteryx
7 16 (2.25%) Informatica
7 16 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.69%) VMware
9 9 (1.26%) Citrix
10 8 (1.12%) Adobe
10 8 (1.12%) IBM
10 8 (1.12%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.12%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.98%) Cloudera
11 7 (0.98%) Google
11 7 (0.98%) Splunk
11 7 (0.98%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.84%) HP
12 6 (0.84%) Sybase