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 3 months to 24 April 2017 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 147 112
Rank change year-on-year -18 -35  
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 704 948 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.70% 1.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.67% 4.44% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 699 768
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 27
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £22.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +46.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £11.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £45.00 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £24.30 £21.75
% change year-on-year +54.35% +11.70%  

T-SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19173 21356 21138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.41% 38.21% 37.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13180 14664 13707
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 469 443
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £13.00 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

T-SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing T-SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 672 £400 +5.26% 381
London +3 335 £450 +12.50% 116
South East -15 97 £388 - 65
City of London -14 61 £450 +5.88% 40
Yorkshire -11 56 £338 -9.39% 43
South West +8 49 £400 +10.34% 29
West Yorkshire -16 36 £325 -13.33% 28
East of England +2 35 £350 -5.40% 21
North West +4 32 £335 +3.07% 59
West Midlands +1 31 £350 -6.66% 25
East Midlands +5 30 £338 - 18
Leeds -12 30 £325 -14.47% 15
Bristol +6 21 £410 +9.33% 9
Manchester +14 19 £331 -8.62% 29
Hampshire 0 19 £406 +16.07% 18
East Sussex +20 16 £400 +0.62% 5
Brighton +16 14 £400 +0.62% 5
Berkshire +1 14 £403 -5.29% 12
Nottinghamshire +15 13 £325 -20.00% 7
Nottingham +20 12 £323 -20.61% 6
Hertfordshire +7 12 £350 -9.67% 6
Surrey -4 12 £375 -6.25% 8
Essex -6 12 £444 +40.87% 2
West Sussex +6 11 £405 +20.29% 1
South Yorkshire +9 10 £349 -6.93% 6
Scotland +5 9 £363 +3.57% 10
Gloucestershire +3 9 £334 +6.80% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +3 9 £355 -8.97% 1
Wales -8 9 £350 -3.78% 8
Sheffield +10 8 £349 -6.93% 5

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing T-SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for T-SQL.

1 1387 (93.91%) SQL
2 1098 (74.34%) SQL Server
3 674 (45.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 592 (40.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 547 (37.03%) C#
6 539 (36.49%) .NET
7 511 (34.60%) Microsoft
8 403 (27.29%) Business Intelligence
9 376 (25.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 356 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
11 326 (22.07%) Finance
12 324 (21.94%) ETL
13 315 (21.33%) Data Warehouse
14 273 (18.48%) SQL Server 2012
15 265 (17.94%) ASP.NET
16 252 (17.06%) MVC
17 246 (16.66%) SQL Server 2008
18 243 (16.45%) JavaScript
19 185 (12.53%) Windows
20 181 (12.25%) Team Foundation Server
21 172 (11.65%) HTML
22 168 (11.37%) SQL Server 2014
23 166 (11.24%) .NET Framework
24 160 (10.83%) PowerShell
25 154 (10.43%) CSS
26 149 (10.09%) Web Services
26 149 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
27 148 (10.02%) jQuery
28 146 (9.88%) Visual Studio
29 142 (9.61%) 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 96 (6.50%) IIS
2 67 (4.54%) SharePoint
3 32 (2.17%) CMS
4 27 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (1.22%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (0.95%) Confluence
6 14 (0.95%) SAS
7 11 (0.74%) NServiceBus
8 10 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.61%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.54%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.41%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.34%) DNN
12 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.34%) WebSphere Portal
13 4 (0.27%) Apache
13 4 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 125 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.27%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.20%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.14%) SPSS
9 2 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 30 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.34%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.20%) Sage 1000
6 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.14%) HFM
6 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.14%) Relativity
6 2 (0.14%) SunGard GMI
7 1 (0.068%) BPCS
7 1 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.068%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.068%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.068%) Magento
7 1 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.068%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 149 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.35%) GitHub
4 16 (1.08%) IaaS
5 15 (1.02%) PaaS
6 10 (0.68%) SaaS
7 9 (0.61%) Boomi
8 6 (0.41%) Data Lake Analytics
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.27%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.27%) Route 53
9 4 (0.27%) Trello
10 3 (0.20%) Office 365
11 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.14%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.62%) Firewall
2 15 (1.02%) FTP
3 10 (0.68%) SAN
4 8 (0.54%) Intranet
5 6 (0.41%) DNS
6 5 (0.34%) Internet
7 4 (0.27%) HTTP
7 4 (0.27%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.20%) VLAN
8 3 (0.20%) VPN
9 2 (0.14%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.14%) DHCP
9 2 (0.14%) LAN
9 2 (0.14%) LDAP
9 2 (0.14%) Modbus
9 2 (0.14%) SSL
9 2 (0.14%) WAN
9 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.068%) Skype
10 1 (0.068%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1098 (74.34%) SQL Server
2 674 (45.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 592 (40.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 376 (25.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 315 (21.33%) Data Warehouse
6 273 (18.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 246 (16.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 168 (11.37%) SQL Server 2014
9 97 (6.57%) Power BI
10 79 (5.35%) QlikView
11 72 (4.87%) SQL Server 2016
12 70 (4.74%) Relational Database
13 65 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
14 49 (3.32%) OLAP
14 49 (3.32%) Oracle Database
15 44 (2.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 42 (2.84%) Big Data
16 42 (2.84%) BusinessObjects
17 36 (2.44%) RDBMS
18 34 (2.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 181 (12.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 146 (9.88%) Visual Studio
3 95 (6.43%) Git (software)
4 57 (3.86%) NUnit
5 46 (3.11%) MSTest
6 44 (2.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 40 (2.71%) JIRA
8 39 (2.64%) Subversion
9 33 (2.23%) Selenium
10 31 (2.10%) TeamCity
11 26 (1.76%) SpecFlow
12 23 (1.56%) Jenkins
13 20 (1.35%) MSBuild
14 18 (1.22%) Moq
15 16 (1.08%) WebDriver
16 11 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
17 10 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
18 8 (0.54%) Eclipse
18 8 (0.54%) JSUnit
19 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 326 (22.07%) Finance
2 124 (8.40%) Banking
3 57 (3.86%) Front Office
4 56 (3.79%) Retail
5 53 (3.59%) Advertising
6 42 (2.84%) Back Office
7 41 (2.78%) Marketing
8 21 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.29%) Legal
10 17 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.95%) Telecoms
12 12 (0.81%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.74%) Electronics
14 9 (0.61%) Games
14 9 (0.61%) Publishing
15 8 (0.54%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.34%) Law
16 5 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 957 (64.79%) Developer
2 383 (25.93%) SQL Developer
3 231 (15.64%) .NET Developer
4 174 (11.78%) Analyst
5 167 (11.31%) C# Developer
6 159 (10.77%) DBA
7 158 (10.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 129 (8.73%) SQL DBA
9 120 (8.12%) SSIS Developer
10 104 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
10 104 (7.04%) T-SQL Developer
11 95 (6.43%) SQL Server Developer
12 90 (6.09%) Senior Developer
13 85 (5.75%) ETL Developer
14 69 (4.67%) SSRS Developer
15 68 (4.60%) SQL BI Developer
16 66 (4.47%) SQL Analyst
17 60 (4.06%) SQL Server DBA
18 53 (3.59%) Consultant
18 53 (3.59%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 539 (36.49%) .NET
2 265 (17.94%) ASP.NET
3 172 (11.65%) HTML
4 166 (11.24%) .NET Framework
5 154 (10.43%) CSS
6 149 (10.09%) Web Services
7 148 (10.02%) jQuery
8 130 (8.80%) AngularJS
9 128 (8.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 123 (8.33%) XML
11 120 (8.12%) ASP.NET Web API
11 120 (8.12%) WCF
12 99 (6.70%) Entity Framework
13 66 (4.47%) HTML5
13 66 (4.47%) MDX
14 64 (4.33%) REST
15 60 (4.06%) WPF
16 59 (3.99%) Ajax
17 57 (3.86%) RESTful
17 57 (3.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 141 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (5.62%) Greenfield Project
3 44 (2.98%) Replication
4 41 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.30%) Clustering
6 32 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 32 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 28 (1.90%) Fixed Income
8 25 (1.69%) NHS
9 21 (1.42%) Hedge funds
10 17 (1.15%) User Experience
11 13 (0.88%) Derivative
11 13 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.74%) Data Centre
12 11 (0.74%) Fintech
13 9 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.61%) N-Tier
14 8 (0.54%) Equities
14 8 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 185 (12.53%) Windows
2 85 (5.75%) Linux
3 70 (4.74%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.30%) Unix
5 19 (1.29%) Solaris
6 18 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.02%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.41%) MVS
10 4 (0.27%) Android
10 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.068%) AIX
11 1 (0.068%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.068%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.068%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.068%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (27.29%) Business Intelligence
2 356 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
3 324 (21.94%) ETL
4 252 (17.06%) MVC
5 142 (9.61%) Migration
6 137 (9.28%) Performance Tuning
7 125 (8.46%) Data Modelling
8 120 (8.12%) TDD
9 110 (7.45%) Scrum
10 98 (6.64%) OO
11 89 (6.03%) Analytics
11 89 (6.03%) SDLC
12 82 (5.55%) Data Migration
13 67 (4.54%) Data Analysis
13 67 (4.54%) Unit Testing
14 60 (4.06%) DevOps
14 60 (4.06%) Kimball Methodology
14 60 (4.06%) Software Engineering
14 60 (4.06%) Web Development
15 55 (3.72%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1387 (93.91%) SQL
2 547 (37.03%) C#
3 243 (16.45%) JavaScript
4 160 (10.83%) PowerShell
5 109 (7.38%) VB.NET
6 93 (6.30%) PL/SQL
7 79 (5.35%) Java
8 66 (4.47%) VBA
9 63 (4.27%) VB
10 36 (2.44%) VBScript
11 33 (2.23%) Python
12 27 (1.83%) TypeScript
13 26 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.62%) Perl
15 21 (1.42%) C
15 21 (1.42%) C++
16 20 (1.35%) R
16 20 (1.35%) VB6
17 17 (1.15%) Korn
18 15 (1.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 91 (6.16%) Degree
2 43 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 32 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.54%) MCITP
6 7 (0.47%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.41%) MCSE
8 5 (0.34%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.20%) MCP
9 3 (0.20%) MCTS
9 3 (0.20%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.20%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.14%) HNC
10 2 (0.14%) ISEB
10 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.14%) OCP
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.068%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.068%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.18%) QA
2 39 (2.64%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.54%) MiFID
4 6 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.41%) EMIR
4 6 (0.41%) SLA
4 6 (0.41%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.20%) Basel III
6 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
7 2 (0.14%) IFRS
7 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.068%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.95%) Docker
3 7 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.27%) HDFS
6 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.14%) XenApp
6 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.14%) XenServer
7 1 (0.068%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.068%) Firmware
7 1 (0.068%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (1.69%) SCOM
2 16 (1.08%) Control-M
3 11 (0.74%) Puppet
4 10 (0.68%) Nagios
5 7 (0.47%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.27%) Ansible
7 4 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.27%) WSUS
8 3 (0.20%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.20%) SCCM
9 2 (0.14%) Opsview
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.068%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.068%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 511 (34.60%) Microsoft
2 141 (9.55%) Oracle
3 56 (3.79%) Sybase
3 56 (3.79%) Tableau
4 51 (3.45%) SAP
5 26 (1.76%) Sitecore
6 22 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (0.95%) Cognos
8 13 (0.88%) RedGate
9 11 (0.74%) IBM
10 10 (0.68%) Teradata
10 10 (0.68%) Xamarin
11 9 (0.61%) Dell
12 8 (0.54%) Greenplum
12 8 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
12 8 (0.54%) Netezza
12 8 (0.54%) Vertica
13 7 (0.47%) DevExpress
13 7 (0.47%) Google
13 7 (0.47%) ServiceNow
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + New Tech, Greenfield project
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - 425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £320 - £340 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
onezeero.
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
BLM law
Rate: Competitive Salary & Company Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Gravitas Recruitment Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £35500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
William-Arthur & Associates
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago