Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 244 198 169
Rank change year-on-year -46 -29 +15
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 350 898 1,548
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.02% 1.37% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.43% 3.33% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 659 1,212
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 11
Median hourly rate £39.13 £24.70 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.40% +2.92% -11.11%
10th Percentile £27.50 £17.90 £17.00
90th Percentile £54.38 £73.35 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £24.70 £23.50
% change year-on-year +80.16% +5.11% -12.96%

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 14,430 26,960 40,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.01% 41.04% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,159 19,107 29,247
Median daily rate £480 £485 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +1.04% +1.05%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 479 579
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +4.11% +5.66%
10th Percentile £13.50 £16.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -2.30% +3.57% +5.00%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -35 189 £491 +3.43% 64
North of England +23 52 £350 -5.34% 69
North West +43 39 £325 -10.34% 38
Midlands +22 36 £400 +14.29% 42
South East +4 36 £400 -5.88% 47
West Midlands +35 23 £381 +17.31% 28
South West +29 14 £450 +8.43% 15
East Midlands +22 12 £400 +14.29% 14
East of England +40 9 £383 -4.38% 13
Yorkshire 0 8 £394 -1.56% 27
North East +34 5 £525 +55.56% 4
T-SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 324 (92.57%) SQL
2 246 (70.29%) SQL Server
3 166 (47.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 147 (42.00%) Azure
5 138 (39.43%) Microsoft
6 128 (36.57%) Business Intelligence
7 120 (34.29%) C#
8 109 (31.14%) .NET
9 100 (28.57%) Power Platform
10 97 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
11 94 (26.86%) Data Warehouse
12 92 (26.29%) Power BI
13 91 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 79 (22.57%) Oracle
14 79 (22.57%) ETL
15 76 (21.71%) Finance
16 75 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 59 (16.86%) PL/SQL
18 54 (15.43%) Azure SQL Database
19 53 (15.14%) DevOps
20 50 (14.29%) Data Modelling
21 48 (13.71%) Windows
22 47 (13.43%) Microservices
23 42 (12.00%) AWS
24 41 (11.71%) ASP.NET
25 40 (11.43%) PowerShell
26 39 (11.14%) Python
27 38 (10.86%) Performance Tuning
28 37 (10.57%) Data Development
28 37 (10.57%) JavaScript

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 19 (5.43%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (2.86%) NServiceBus
3 9 (2.57%) IIS
3 9 (2.57%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.71%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.43%) SAS
6 4 (1.14%) Apache
7 3 (0.86%) Confluence
7 3 (0.86%) JBoss
7 3 (0.86%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Fuse
7 3 (0.86%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.57%) Apache Synapse
8 2 (0.57%) Appian
8 2 (0.57%) Drupal
8 2 (0.57%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.57%) WordPress
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (3.71%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.29%) Figma
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 147 (42.00%) Azure
2 100 (28.57%) Power Platform
3 42 (12.00%) AWS
4 30 (8.57%) Logic Apps
4 30 (8.57%) Serverless
5 28 (8.00%) Azure Functions
6 25 (7.14%) Azure Data Factory
7 17 (4.86%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.57%) PowerApps
9 9 (2.57%) SaaS
10 8 (2.29%) Power Automate
11 6 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (1.71%) GCP
12 5 (1.43%) PaaS
13 4 (1.14%) GitHub
14 3 (0.86%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.57%) Data Lake Analytics
15 2 (0.57%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (1.43%) DNS
3 4 (1.14%) DHCP
3 4 (1.14%) SSL
4 3 (0.86%) Firewall
4 3 (0.86%) Internet
4 3 (0.86%) SAN
5 2 (0.57%) FTP
5 2 (0.57%) SMTP
6 1 (0.29%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.29%) DAB
6 1 (0.29%) HTTP
6 1 (0.29%) ICMP
6 1 (0.29%) SNMP
6 1 (0.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (70.29%) SQL Server
2 166 (47.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 94 (26.86%) Data Warehouse
4 92 (26.29%) Power BI
5 91 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 75 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 54 (15.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 28 (8.00%) Oracle Database
9 25 (7.14%) MongoDB
9 25 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
10 22 (6.29%) NoSQL
11 21 (6.00%) Relational Database
11 21 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 21 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (5.43%) Data Lake
13 17 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
13 17 (4.86%) QlikView
14 15 (4.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 14 (4.00%) SQL Server 2017
15 14 (4.00%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 21 (6.00%) Git (software)
1 21 (6.00%) Visual Studio
2 17 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (2.57%) JIRA
4 9 (2.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (2.29%) Selenium
6 7 (2.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (1.43%) NUnit
8 5 (1.43%) Subversion
9 4 (1.14%) ER Studio
9 4 (1.14%) ERwin
9 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (1.14%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.86%) Hudson
10 3 (0.86%) Moq
11 2 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 76 (21.71%) Finance
2 30 (8.57%) Banking
3 24 (6.86%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.43%) Marketing
5 11 (3.14%) Front Office
5 11 (3.14%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.86%) Electronics
6 10 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.00%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.71%) Law
8 6 (1.71%) Legal
9 4 (1.14%) Advertising
10 3 (0.86%) Retail
11 2 (0.57%) Back Office
11 2 (0.57%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) German Language
12 1 (0.29%) International Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Publishing
12 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 193 (55.14%) Developer
2 53 (15.14%) SQL Developer
3 49 (14.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 47 (13.43%) Analyst
5 42 (12.00%) .NET Developer
6 32 (9.14%) DBA
7 23 (6.57%) Data Analyst
7 23 (6.57%) Senior Developer
8 21 (6.00%) Data Engineer
9 20 (5.71%) Azure Developer
9 20 (5.71%) SQL DBA
10 18 (5.14%) C# Developer
11 16 (4.57%) SQL Analyst
12 15 (4.29%) Architect
12 15 (4.29%) Power BI Developer
13 14 (4.00%) Power BI Analyst
14 13 (3.71%) SQL Data Analyst
15 11 (3.14%) C# .NET Developer
15 11 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
15 11 (3.14%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (31.14%) .NET
2 41 (11.71%) ASP.NET
3 34 (9.71%) Web Services
3 34 (9.71%) XML
4 28 (8.00%) JSON
5 26 (7.43%) .NET Framework
6 25 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 25 (7.14%) HTML
7 24 (6.86%) .NET Core
7 24 (6.86%) CSS
8 16 (4.57%) AngularJS
8 16 (4.57%) WPF
9 14 (4.00%) ASP.NET Core
9 14 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (2.86%) RESTful
10 10 (2.86%) WinForms
11 8 (2.29%) Entity Framework
11 8 (2.29%) jQuery
11 8 (2.29%) SOAP
12 7 (2.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.71%) Cloud Native
3 17 (4.86%) NHS
3 17 (4.86%) User Experience
4 14 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (2.86%) Reference Data
6 7 (2.00%) Data Structures
6 7 (2.00%) Replication
7 6 (1.71%) Clustering
8 5 (1.43%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.14%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.14%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.86%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.57%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.57%) PKI
11 2 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.71%) Windows
2 20 (5.71%) Linux
3 13 (3.71%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.43%) Unix
5 6 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.86%) Solaris
7 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.57%) CentOS
8 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) Debian
9 1 (0.29%) HPUX
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (36.57%) Business Intelligence
2 97 (27.71%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (22.57%) ETL
4 53 (15.14%) DevOps
5 50 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 47 (13.43%) Microservices
7 38 (10.86%) Performance Tuning
8 37 (10.57%) Data Development
9 34 (9.71%) Migration
10 31 (8.86%) Scrum
11 28 (8.00%) Data Management
11 28 (8.00%) Software Engineering
12 27 (7.71%) SDLC
12 27 (7.71%) TDD
13 24 (6.86%) Analytics
14 23 (6.57%) Data Engineering
14 23 (6.57%) ITIL
14 23 (6.57%) SOA
15 22 (6.29%) BDD
15 22 (6.29%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 324 (92.57%) SQL
2 120 (34.29%) C#
3 59 (16.86%) PL/SQL
4 40 (11.43%) PowerShell
5 39 (11.14%) Python
6 37 (10.57%) JavaScript
7 31 (8.86%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 24 (6.86%) Java
9 23 (6.57%) C++
10 16 (4.57%) Go
10 16 (4.57%) VB.NET
11 7 (2.00%) VB
12 6 (1.71%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.71%) Perl
13 5 (1.43%) R
13 5 (1.43%) VBA
14 4 (1.14%) C
14 4 (1.14%) VBScript
15 3 (0.86%) VB6
15 3 (0.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.14%) Degree
3 16 (4.57%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.29%) HPE ATP
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
6 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.29%) MBCS
6 1 (0.29%) MCITP
6 1 (0.29%) MCP
6 1 (0.29%) MCSE
6 1 (0.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.86%) Data Quality
2 17 (4.86%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) GDPR
4 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.57%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) HL7
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (2.57%) Active Directory
1 9 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (2.00%) Docker
3 6 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.57%) KVM
5 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.57%) Xen
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (6.57%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.00%) Terraform
3 4 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.57%) Control-M
4 2 (0.57%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.57%) Grafana
4 2 (0.57%) Nagios
4 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.57%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.57%) Puppet
4 2 (0.57%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.57%) WMI
4 2 (0.57%) WSUS
5 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 138 (39.43%) Microsoft
2 79 (22.57%) Oracle
3 23 (6.57%) MuleSoft
4 18 (5.14%) Databricks
5 14 (4.00%) SAP
6 11 (3.14%) Informatica
7 9 (2.57%) VMware
8 8 (2.29%) Sybase
9 6 (1.71%) Google
9 6 (1.71%) Intapp
9 6 (1.71%) Teradata
10 4 (1.14%) Cognos
10 4 (1.14%) IBM
10 4 (1.14%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.14%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.86%) Axway
11 3 (0.86%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.86%) Citrix
12 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.57%) Veeam