Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 191 188
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3 -11
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 629 1,374 1,521
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.47% 1.46%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.68% 3.43% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 1,037 1,170
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £325 £313 £292
90th Percentile £680 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 19
Median hourly rate £24.70 £27.94 £29.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% -4.15% -22.27%
10th Percentile £16.50 £21.25 £21.38
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.84 £31.47 £33.50
% change year-on-year -27.43% -6.06% -11.26%

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 17,099 40,031 45,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.40% 42.73% 43.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,445 27,773 31,654
Median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 726 792
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.93 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.48% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £19.72 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.70 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% +6.17% -2.41%

T-SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing T-SQL.

Daily rate trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing T-SQL over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing T-SQL.

Hourly rate trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing T-SQL over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Top 17 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 5 July 2020. 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 +23 566 £450 +9.09% 156
London +44 311 £488 +8.33% 33
UK excluding London -2 308 £400 +0.63% 133
South East +57 91 £425 +6.25% 21
North of England -9 61 £395 +5.33% 42
Scotland +45 44 £400 - 7
South West +23 39 £413 +0.61% 14
North West +27 34 £400 +11.11% 19
Midlands +6 33 £388 -3.25% 31
East of England +46 28 £400 +1.59% 14
West Midlands +11 24 £388 -7.74% 18
Yorkshire +2 22 £390 - 21
Work from Home +5 19 £413 +57.14% 21
Wales +24 11 £438 +14.75% 2
East Midlands +14 9 £394 -1.56% 13
North East +29 5 - - 2
Northern Ireland +10 1 £313 -3.85% 1

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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.

1 591 (93.96%) SQL
2 444 (70.59%) SQL Server
3 259 (41.18%) C#
4 227 (36.09%) Azure
5 217 (34.50%) .NET
5 217 (34.50%) Business Intelligence
6 212 (33.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 198 (31.48%) Microsoft
8 187 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
9 151 (24.01%) Power Platform
10 146 (23.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 144 (22.89%) Data Warehouse
11 144 (22.89%) Power BI
12 138 (21.94%) Finance
13 125 (19.87%) JavaScript
14 120 (19.08%) ASP.NET
15 116 (18.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 115 (18.28%) ETL
17 98 (15.58%) Oracle
18 93 (14.79%) DevOps
19 91 (14.47%) Python
20 90 (14.31%) Java
21 89 (14.15%) .NET Framework
22 86 (13.67%) XML
23 85 (13.51%) PowerShell
24 84 (13.35%) Team Foundation Server
25 82 (13.04%) Git (software)
25 82 (13.04%) MVC
26 81 (12.88%) HTML
27 80 (12.72%) CSS

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 24 (3.82%) IIS
2 23 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.50%) Confluence
3 22 (3.50%) JBoss
3 22 (3.50%) MQSeries
3 22 (3.50%) Red Hat Fuse
3 22 (3.50%) WebLogic
4 14 (2.23%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.11%) Apache
6 6 (0.95%) CMS
7 5 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
7 5 (0.79%) Jupyter
8 4 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.48%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.48%) DNN
9 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.32%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (8.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.75%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.59%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.48%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.32%) Q-Pulse
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 227 (36.09%) Azure
2 151 (24.01%) Power Platform
3 50 (7.95%) Azure Data Factory
4 49 (7.79%) AWS
5 20 (3.18%) PaaS
6 12 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (1.75%) GCP
7 11 (1.75%) GitHub
7 11 (1.75%) Serverless
8 10 (1.59%) Azure Functions
8 10 (1.59%) Office 365
9 9 (1.43%) IaaS
10 7 (1.11%) Logic Apps
11 6 (0.95%) npm
11 6 (0.95%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.95%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.79%) SaaS
13 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.95%) DNS
2 5 (0.79%) HTTP
3 3 (0.48%) Internet
3 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.32%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.32%) Skype
4 2 (0.32%) SSL
5 1 (0.16%) DHCP
5 1 (0.16%) FTP
5 1 (0.16%) Intranet
5 1 (0.16%) SAN
5 1 (0.16%) SSH
5 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 444 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 212 (33.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 146 (23.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 144 (22.89%) Data Warehouse
4 144 (22.89%) Power BI
5 116 (18.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 55 (8.74%) Azure SQL Database
7 45 (7.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 40 (6.36%) Oracle Database
9 39 (6.20%) Data Lake
10 37 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (5.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 30 (4.77%) SQL Server 2014
12 30 (4.77%) SQL Server 2016
13 28 (4.45%) PostgreSQL
14 27 (4.29%) Relational Database
15 23 (3.66%) MongoDB
16 21 (3.34%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 18 (2.86%) OLAP
18 17 (2.70%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 84 (13.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 82 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 65 (10.33%) Visual Studio
4 30 (4.77%) JIRA
4 30 (4.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 18 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 17 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (2.38%) Selenium
8 13 (2.07%) TeamCity
9 10 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
10 9 (1.43%) Subversion
10 9 (1.43%) webpack
11 8 (1.27%) SoapUI
12 7 (1.11%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.95%) git-flow
13 6 (0.95%) gulp
13 6 (0.95%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.95%) Postman
13 6 (0.95%) SpecFlow
General
1 138 (21.94%) Finance
2 50 (7.95%) Banking
3 28 (4.45%) Public Sector
4 27 (4.29%) Front Office
5 20 (3.18%) Retail
6 16 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.54%) Law
7 12 (1.91%) Back Office
8 10 (1.59%) Legal
9 7 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.48%) Advertising
10 3 (0.48%) Automotive
10 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.32%) Billing
11 2 (0.32%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.32%) Local Government
11 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 382 (60.73%) Developer
2 112 (17.81%) SQL Developer
3 89 (14.15%) .NET Developer
4 88 (13.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 59 (9.38%) DBA
6 54 (8.59%) Analyst
7 53 (8.43%) C# Developer
8 49 (7.79%) SQL DBA
9 44 (7.00%) Power BI Developer
10 43 (6.84%) Architect
11 37 (5.88%) Java Developer
12 36 (5.72%) Data Engineer
13 32 (5.09%) Senior Developer
14 30 (4.77%) SQL Server Developer
15 29 (4.61%) SQL BI Developer
16 26 (4.13%) C# .NET Developer
17 24 (3.82%) Data Analyst
18 19 (3.02%) SSIS Developer
19 18 (2.86%) Azure Engineer
19 18 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (34.50%) .NET
2 120 (19.08%) ASP.NET
3 89 (14.15%) .NET Framework
4 86 (13.67%) XML
5 81 (12.88%) HTML
6 80 (12.72%) CSS
7 63 (10.02%) jQuery
8 59 (9.38%) JSON
9 57 (9.06%) Entity Framework
10 56 (8.90%) AngularJS
11 51 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
12 50 (7.95%) Web Services
13 43 (6.84%) .NET Core
14 40 (6.36%) ASP.NET MVC
15 35 (5.56%) REST
16 34 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 30 (4.77%) WinForms
18 29 (4.61%) WPF
19 28 (4.45%) RabbitMQ
19 28 (4.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.00%) Fixed Income
3 21 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (2.54%) User Experience
5 13 (2.07%) NHS
6 10 (1.59%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.43%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.27%) Replication
9 6 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.79%) Derivative
10 5 (0.79%) Reinsurance
11 4 (0.64%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.64%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.64%) Swaptions
12 3 (0.48%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.48%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 64 (10.17%) Windows
2 24 (3.82%) Linux
2 24 (3.82%) Windows Server
3 12 (1.91%) Unix
4 9 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.79%) Debian
6 5 (0.79%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.48%) Android
8 3 (0.48%) Solaris
9 2 (0.32%) CentOS
9 2 (0.32%) HPUX
9 2 (0.32%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.16%) AIX
10 1 (0.16%) OS/400
10 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (34.50%) Business Intelligence
2 187 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (18.28%) ETL
4 93 (14.79%) DevOps
5 82 (13.04%) MVC
6 76 (12.08%) Data Modelling
7 60 (9.54%) SDLC
8 59 (9.38%) Scrum
9 53 (8.43%) Analytics
10 52 (8.27%) Kimball Methodology
11 50 (7.95%) Migration
12 49 (7.79%) Unit Testing
13 48 (7.63%) Data Analysis
14 46 (7.31%) Visualisation
15 39 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
16 38 (6.04%) Test Automation
17 37 (5.88%) OO
18 36 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
19 35 (5.56%) Data Migration
20 34 (5.41%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 591 (93.96%) SQL
2 259 (41.18%) C#
3 125 (19.87%) JavaScript
4 91 (14.47%) Python
5 90 (14.31%) Java
6 85 (13.51%) PowerShell
7 71 (11.29%) PL/SQL
8 43 (6.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 40 (6.36%) VB
10 38 (6.04%) R
11 30 (4.77%) VB.NET
12 23 (3.66%) VBA
13 18 (2.86%) Perl
14 17 (2.70%) Bash Shell
14 17 (2.70%) TypeScript
15 12 (1.91%) VB6
16 8 (1.27%) Scala
17 7 (1.11%) C
17 7 (1.11%) XAML
18 6 (0.95%) Korn
Qualifications
1 68 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.63%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.04%) Degree
4 16 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.11%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.11%) MCITP
5 7 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.95%) MCAD
6 6 (0.95%) MCPD
7 5 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.64%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.32%) OCP
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.16%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.16%) ISEB
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.16%) MCP
10 1 (0.16%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.82%) QA
2 17 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.27%) Solvency II
4 7 (1.11%) GDPR
5 5 (0.79%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.16%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 26 (4.13%) Docker
2 17 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 23 (3.66%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.43%) Terraform
3 5 (0.79%) Data Guard
3 5 (0.79%) Puppet
4 4 (0.64%) Ansible
4 4 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.48%) Grafana
6 2 (0.32%) Control-M
6 2 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.32%) Netcool
6 2 (0.32%) SCCM
7 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.16%) Salt
7 1 (0.16%) SCOM
7 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.16%) WMI
Vendors
1 198 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 98 (15.58%) Oracle
3 40 (6.36%) Sybase
4 36 (5.72%) Databricks
5 34 (5.41%) Tableau
6 32 (5.09%) Red Hat
7 25 (3.97%) MuleSoft
8 22 (3.50%) Axway
9 13 (2.07%) Xamarin
10 12 (1.91%) Google
11 11 (1.75%) Adobe
11 11 (1.75%) VMware
12 10 (1.59%) IFS
13 8 (1.27%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.11%) IBM
15 6 (0.95%) SAP
16 5 (0.79%) EMC
17 4 (0.64%) Cognos
17 4 (0.64%) CyberArk
17 4 (0.64%) McAfee