Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 November 2018 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 174 152
Rank change year-on-year -6 -22 -45
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,614 1,580 1,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.56% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.49% 3.71% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,233 1,191 1,359
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £310 £310 £258
90th Percentile £575 £600 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 34
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £27.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.60% -31.88% +68.42%
10th Percentile £17.23 £17.28 £15.08
90th Percentile £54.28 £195.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £27.25 £41.25
% change year-on-year -15.60% -33.94% +44.74%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 46,181 42,593 42,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.72% 41.99% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,505 29,758 29,056
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £316 £308 £281
90th Percentile £640 £638 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 791 878
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.00 £14.31
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -

T-SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing T-SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing T-SQL over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing T-SQL.

Contractor hourly rate trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing T-SQL over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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
England +7 1,534 £425 - 701
UK excluding London 0 900 £380 +1.33% 538
London -12 697 £485 +7.78% 193
North of England +12 268 £375 +7.14% 174
South East -32 225 £400 +6.67% 120
South West +36 153 £404 +7.67% 47
Yorkshire +3 137 £388 +10.71% 70
North West +3 107 £350 -3.45% 91
Midlands -13 97 £375 - 107
East of England +6 91 £404 +9.66% 62
West Midlands -39 55 £394 +5.00% 66
Scotland -22 49 £344 -14.06% 22
East Midlands +22 42 £350 -6.67% 40
North East +6 24 £335 -10.67% 13
Wales -42 15 £438 +21.53% 7
Isle of Man - 1 £345 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 with a requirement for T-SQL.

1 1,537 (95.23%) SQL
2 1,171 (72.55%) SQL Server
3 720 (44.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 614 (38.04%) C#
5 587 (36.37%) Microsoft
6 579 (35.87%) .NET
7 572 (35.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 497 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
9 489 (30.30%) Business Intelligence
10 404 (25.03%) Data Warehouse
11 380 (23.54%) ETL
12 354 (21.93%) Finance
13 339 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 334 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 270 (16.73%) JavaScript
16 244 (15.12%) ASP.NET
16 244 (15.12%) Power BI
17 223 (13.82%) MVC
18 210 (13.01%) Team Foundation Server
19 185 (11.46%) Oracle
20 182 (11.28%) Microsoft Excel
21 180 (11.15%) .NET Framework
22 173 (10.72%) jQuery
23 167 (10.35%) Data Modelling
23 167 (10.35%) CSS
24 165 (10.22%) HTML
24 165 (10.22%) Scrum
25 164 (10.16%) Web Services
26 163 (10.10%) Windows
27 159 (9.85%) Migration

T-SQL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 71 (4.40%) IIS
2 43 (2.66%) SharePoint
3 37 (2.29%) NServiceBus
4 31 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (1.61%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.55%) CMS
7 24 (1.49%) Apache
8 23 (1.43%) SAS
9 13 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
10 12 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (0.74%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.62%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.56%) Confluence
13 7 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.31%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.31%) ColdFusion
16 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
17 2 (0.12%) EPiServer
17 2 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 182 (11.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 44 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.062%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.37%) SAP APO
4 6 (0.37%) SAP MM
4 6 (0.37%) Visualfiles
5 5 (0.31%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.12%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.062%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.062%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.062%) Lorenzo
8 1 (0.062%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 339 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 58 (3.59%) Azure Data Factory
4 38 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (1.92%) PaaS
6 26 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
7 22 (1.36%) IaaS
8 21 (1.30%) SaaS
9 18 (1.12%) Office 365
10 10 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.50%) GitHub
12 6 (0.37%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.37%) Serverless
12 6 (0.37%) Trello
13 4 (0.25%) iPaaS
14 3 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.19%) Azure Functions
14 3 (0.19%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 2 (0.12%) Amazon SageMaker
15 2 (0.12%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.24%) Internet
2 11 (0.68%) DNS
3 9 (0.56%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.50%) FTP
5 7 (0.43%) HTTP
6 6 (0.37%) DHCP
7 4 (0.25%) Extranet
7 4 (0.25%) Firewall
7 4 (0.25%) SMS
8 3 (0.19%) Intranet
8 3 (0.19%) SAN
9 2 (0.12%) LAN
9 2 (0.12%) RTP
9 2 (0.12%) VLAN
9 2 (0.12%) VPN
9 2 (0.12%) WAN
9 2 (0.12%) Wireless
10 1 (0.062%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.062%) ICMP
10 1 (0.062%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,171 (72.55%) SQL Server
2 720 (44.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 572 (35.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 404 (25.03%) Data Warehouse
5 334 (20.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 244 (15.12%) Power BI
7 159 (9.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 148 (9.17%) SQL Server 2016
9 141 (8.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 130 (8.05%) SQL Server 2014
11 108 (6.69%) Relational Database
12 69 (4.28%) Big Data
13 66 (4.09%) Azure SQL Database
14 58 (3.59%) Data Lake
14 58 (3.59%) Oracle Database
15 55 (3.41%) NoSQL
16 48 (2.97%) MySQL
17 44 (2.73%) MongoDB
18 43 (2.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 41 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 210 (13.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 155 (9.60%) Visual Studio
3 111 (6.88%) Subversion
4 105 (6.51%) Git (software)
5 91 (5.64%) JIRA
6 42 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 42 (2.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 38 (2.35%) NUnit
8 35 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 31 (1.92%) TeamCity
10 26 (1.61%) Jenkins
11 23 (1.43%) Maven
12 22 (1.36%) Eclipse
13 21 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
14 19 (1.18%) Selenium
15 18 (1.12%) MSTest
16 14 (0.87%) SpecFlow
17 11 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 9 (0.56%) JMeter
18 9 (0.56%) webpack
General
1 354 (21.93%) Finance
2 143 (8.86%) Banking
3 79 (4.89%) Retail
4 47 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 33 (2.04%) Marketing
6 31 (1.92%) Legal
7 30 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.80%) Front Office
9 23 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.05%) Back Office
11 16 (0.99%) Electronics
11 16 (0.99%) Law
12 9 (0.56%) Advertising
13 5 (0.31%) Billing
14 3 (0.19%) Local Government
14 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.19%) Publishing
14 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.12%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.062%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,121 (69.45%) Developer
2 413 (25.59%) SQL Developer
3 236 (14.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 228 (14.13%) C# Developer
5 212 (13.14%) .NET Developer
6 131 (8.12%) Analyst
7 113 (7.00%) SQL Server Developer
8 112 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 106 (6.57%) SSIS Developer
10 102 (6.32%) DBA
11 95 (5.89%) T-SQL Developer
12 87 (5.39%) SQL DBA
13 82 (5.08%) SQL BI Developer
14 73 (4.52%) ETL Developer
15 72 (4.46%) Senior Developer
16 67 (4.15%) SSRS Developer
17 55 (3.41%) Software Developer
18 53 (3.28%) ASP.NET Developer
19 48 (2.97%) Data Warehouse Developer
20 44 (2.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 579 (35.87%) .NET
2 244 (15.12%) ASP.NET
3 180 (11.15%) .NET Framework
4 173 (10.72%) jQuery
5 167 (10.35%) CSS
6 165 (10.22%) HTML
7 164 (10.16%) Web Services
8 152 (9.42%) ASP.NET Web API
9 135 (8.36%) AngularJS
10 134 (8.30%) XML
11 112 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 105 (6.51%) WCF
13 103 (6.38%) Entity Framework
14 67 (4.15%) JSON
15 62 (3.84%) HTML5
15 62 (3.84%) React
16 60 (3.72%) WPF
17 56 (3.47%) RESTful
18 49 (3.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 48 (2.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 149 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
4 61 (3.78%) Fixed Income
5 42 (2.60%) Data Structures
6 35 (2.17%) Credit Risk
7 28 (1.73%) Fintech
7 28 (1.73%) Market Risk
8 26 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (1.55%) User Experience
10 24 (1.49%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.36%) Computer Science
11 22 (1.36%) Reinsurance
12 21 (1.30%) Reference Data
13 20 (1.24%) Replication
14 19 (1.18%) N-Tier
15 16 (0.99%) NHS
16 14 (0.87%) Clustering
16 14 (0.87%) Mobile App
17 13 (0.81%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 163 (10.10%) Windows
2 83 (5.14%) Windows Server
3 60 (3.72%) Linux
4 40 (2.48%) Unix
5 28 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.62%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (0.50%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.19%) Android
11 3 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.12%) CentOS
12 2 (0.12%) Fedora
12 2 (0.12%) Solaris
13 1 (0.062%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 497 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
2 489 (30.30%) Business Intelligence
3 380 (23.54%) ETL
4 223 (13.82%) MVC
5 167 (10.35%) Data Modelling
6 165 (10.22%) Scrum
7 159 (9.85%) Migration
8 158 (9.79%) TDD
9 139 (8.61%) Test Automation
10 127 (7.87%) SDLC
11 122 (7.56%) Analytics
12 121 (7.50%) Unit Testing
13 111 (6.88%) Data Migration
14 107 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
15 103 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
16 96 (5.95%) BDD
17 92 (5.70%) Data Analysis
17 92 (5.70%) Kimball Methodology
18 81 (5.02%) E-Commerce
18 81 (5.02%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1,537 (95.23%) SQL
2 614 (38.04%) C#
3 270 (16.73%) JavaScript
4 154 (9.54%) PowerShell
5 121 (7.50%) PL/SQL
6 93 (5.76%) VBA
7 75 (4.65%) Java
8 72 (4.46%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 70 (4.34%) VB.NET
10 57 (3.53%) VB
11 55 (3.41%) Python
12 47 (2.91%) PHP
13 32 (1.98%) VBScript
14 23 (1.43%) TypeScript
15 22 (1.36%) Shell Script
16 20 (1.24%) R
17 15 (0.93%) C++
17 15 (0.93%) XPath
18 9 (0.56%) C
18 9 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 69 (4.28%) Security Cleared
2 50 (3.10%) Degree
3 48 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
4 15 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.43%) MCSE
7 5 (0.31%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.31%) ISTQB
7 5 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.25%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.25%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.19%) ISEB
9 3 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.19%) MCSA
10 2 (0.12%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.062%) ACCA
11 1 (0.062%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.062%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (5.08%) QA
2 65 (4.03%) Data Quality
3 24 (1.49%) GDPR
4 11 (0.68%) EMIR
4 11 (0.68%) MiFID
5 10 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.25%) Basel III
7 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.19%) PMO
8 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.062%) HL7
9 1 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.062%) SLA
9 1 (0.062%) Solvency II
System Software
1 41 (2.54%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.12%) Docker
3 8 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.37%) HDFS
5 5 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.25%) XenApp
6 4 (0.25%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.25%) XenServer
7 3 (0.19%) SRDF
7 3 (0.19%) vSphere
8 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.062%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (0.68%) WSUS
2 9 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (0.50%) Puppet
4 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (0.43%) SCCM
5 6 (0.37%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.31%) Ansible
6 5 (0.31%) Oozie
7 4 (0.25%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.25%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.25%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.12%) Malwarebytes
9 2 (0.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 587 (36.37%) Microsoft
2 185 (11.46%) Oracle
3 82 (5.08%) Tableau
4 50 (3.10%) SAP
5 47 (2.91%) Sybase
6 23 (1.43%) Citrix
7 22 (1.36%) Talend
8 19 (1.18%) IBM
9 17 (1.05%) Informatica
10 15 (0.93%) Sitecore
11 13 (0.81%) Intapp
11 13 (0.81%) RedGate
12 12 (0.74%) VMware
13 11 (0.68%) Google
13 11 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (0.68%) Teradata
14 9 (0.56%) DevExpress
14 9 (0.56%) HP
15 8 (0.50%) Adobe
16 7 (0.43%) TIBCO