Period
to 25 February 2021

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 25 February 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
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 259 190 179
Rank change year-on-year -69 -11 +15
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 474 979 1,556
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.43% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.42% 3.51% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 712 1,217
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 13
Median hourly rate £39.13 £24.70 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.40% +2.92% -26.15%
10th Percentile £27.50 £16.75 £17.55
90th Percentile £55.00 £68.55 £46.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £23.60 £23.50
% change year-on-year +43.01% +0.43% -17.54%

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 19,559 27,882 43,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.25% 40.82% 43.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,633 19,527 30,617
Median daily rate £478 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £320
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 457 514 653
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £15.46 £16.52 £16.70
90th Percentile £61.00 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%

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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 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
England -56 392 £430 +1.18% 263
London -52 214 £525 +10.53% 55
UK excluding London -45 185 £400 - 217
Work from Home -118 118 £440 +21.38% 67
North of England +9 55 £350 -4.11% 70
South East +4 44 £410 -3.53% 43
North West +37 41 £325 -10.34% 42
Midlands +26 41 £400 +8.47% 49
West Midlands +23 26 £430 +15.82% 32
Wales +13 13 £425 +1.19% 4
East Midlands +12 13 £400 +11.11% 17
South West +16 12 £353 -12.96% 19
Scotland -1 11 £348 -15.76% 5
East of England +26 9 £388 -3.13% 26
Yorkshire -9 8 £419 +4.69% 24
North East +34 6 £500 +53.85% 4

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 with a requirement for T-SQL.

1 457 (96.41%) SQL
2 315 (66.46%) SQL Server
3 216 (45.57%) Azure
4 188 (39.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 170 (35.86%) Business Intelligence
6 166 (35.02%) Microsoft
7 151 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
8 148 (31.22%) C#
9 138 (29.11%) .NET
10 134 (28.27%) Power Platform
11 131 (27.64%) Data Warehouse
12 123 (25.95%) Power BI
13 120 (25.32%) Oracle
13 120 (25.32%) ETL
14 107 (22.57%) Finance
14 107 (22.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 91 (19.20%) PL/SQL
16 89 (18.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 89 (18.78%) DevOps
17 84 (17.72%) Azure SQL Database
18 79 (16.67%) Python
19 76 (16.03%) AWS
20 65 (13.71%) Microservices
21 63 (13.29%) Windows
22 61 (12.87%) Data Modelling
23 57 (12.03%) PowerShell
24 56 (11.81%) Data Development
25 55 (11.60%) JavaScript
25 55 (11.60%) Scrum
26 53 (11.18%) ASP.NET

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 29 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (2.95%) IIS
3 13 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.53%) JBoss
4 12 (2.53%) MQSeries
4 12 (2.53%) Red Hat Fuse
4 12 (2.53%) WebLogic
5 11 (2.32%) Confluence
6 10 (2.11%) NServiceBus
7 6 (1.27%) SAS
8 5 (1.05%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.05%) Jetty
8 5 (1.05%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.84%) Apache
9 4 (0.84%) Appian
9 4 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.63%) Drupal
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 25 (5.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.21%) Figma
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.05%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.42%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 216 (45.57%) Azure
2 134 (28.27%) Power Platform
3 76 (16.03%) AWS
4 51 (10.76%) Logic Apps
5 47 (9.92%) Serverless
6 45 (9.49%) Azure Functions
7 40 (8.44%) Azure Data Factory
8 29 (6.12%) AWS Lambda
9 15 (3.16%) PowerApps
10 12 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (2.53%) Power Automate
11 11 (2.32%) SaaS
12 10 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (1.48%) GCP
15 6 (1.27%) PaaS
16 4 (0.84%) GitHub
17 3 (0.63%) IaaS
17 3 (0.63%) NuGet
18 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.48%) SSH
1 7 (1.48%) TCP/IP
2 6 (1.27%) DNS
2 6 (1.27%) SAN
3 5 (1.05%) SSL
4 4 (0.84%) DHCP
4 4 (0.84%) Firewall
5 3 (0.63%) Internet
5 3 (0.63%) SMTP
6 2 (0.42%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.21%) DAB
7 1 (0.21%) FTP
7 1 (0.21%) HTTP
7 1 (0.21%) ICMP
7 1 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (66.46%) SQL Server
2 188 (39.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 131 (27.64%) Data Warehouse
4 123 (25.95%) Power BI
5 107 (22.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 89 (18.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 84 (17.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 46 (9.70%) MongoDB
9 33 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (6.75%) Oracle Database
11 31 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 27 (5.70%) Data Lake
13 26 (5.49%) SQL Server 2016
14 25 (5.27%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (4.85%) NoSQL
15 23 (4.85%) QlikView
15 23 (4.85%) Relational Database
16 22 (4.64%) Tableau
17 19 (4.01%) MySQL
18 17 (3.59%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 35 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.49%) Visual Studio
3 23 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (4.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 20 (4.22%) JIRA
6 16 (3.38%) Selenium
7 15 (3.16%) Cucumber
8 11 (2.32%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (1.90%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.90%) Subversion
11 8 (1.69%) Hudson
12 7 (1.48%) Gradle
13 6 (1.27%) ER Studio
13 6 (1.27%) ERwin
14 5 (1.05%) ClearCase
14 5 (1.05%) Eclipse
14 5 (1.05%) IntelliJ
14 5 (1.05%) Maven
14 5 (1.05%) NUnit
General
1 107 (22.57%) Finance
2 36 (7.59%) Public Sector
3 32 (6.75%) Banking
4 13 (2.74%) Marketing
5 12 (2.53%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.32%) Electronics
6 11 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.90%) Front Office
8 8 (1.69%) Legal
9 6 (1.27%) Law
10 4 (0.84%) Retail
11 3 (0.63%) Advertising
12 2 (0.42%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.21%) Publishing
13 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 244 (51.48%) Developer
2 71 (14.98%) SQL Developer
3 65 (13.71%) Analyst
4 60 (12.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 53 (11.18%) .NET Developer
6 43 (9.07%) DBA
7 41 (8.65%) Data Analyst
8 34 (7.17%) Senior Developer
9 32 (6.75%) SQL DBA
10 31 (6.54%) C# Developer
10 31 (6.54%) Data Engineer
11 28 (5.91%) Architect
12 23 (4.85%) Azure Developer
13 21 (4.43%) SQL Analyst
14 19 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
15 17 (3.59%) SQL Data Analyst
15 17 (3.59%) T-SQL Developer
16 16 (3.38%) Azure Engineer
16 16 (3.38%) Power BI Analyst
16 16 (3.38%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (29.11%) .NET
2 53 (11.18%) ASP.NET
2 53 (11.18%) XML
3 48 (10.13%) Web Services
4 43 (9.07%) JSON
5 38 (8.02%) .NET Core
6 35 (7.38%) .NET Framework
7 34 (7.17%) HTML
8 30 (6.33%) CSS
9 29 (6.12%) AngularJS
10 24 (5.06%) RabbitMQ
11 21 (4.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (4.01%) WPF
13 17 (3.59%) ASP.NET Core
13 17 (3.59%) REST
14 16 (3.38%) Spring
15 15 (3.16%) jQuery
15 15 (3.16%) React
16 14 (2.95%) SOAP
17 13 (2.74%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (7.17%) Cloud Native
3 26 (5.49%) User Experience
4 22 (4.64%) NHS
5 18 (3.80%) Reference Data
6 16 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (2.95%) Data Structures
8 13 (2.74%) Replication
9 10 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.90%) Derivative
11 8 (1.69%) Clustering
12 6 (1.27%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.27%) Management Information System
13 5 (1.05%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
14 4 (0.84%) Data Centre
14 4 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.84%) Reinsurance
15 3 (0.63%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.29%) Windows
2 17 (3.59%) Linux
2 17 (3.59%) Windows Server
3 10 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.69%) Android
5 7 (1.48%) Mac OS X
5 7 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (1.48%) Ubuntu
5 7 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.27%) CentOS
6 6 (1.27%) Unix
7 5 (1.05%) Debian
7 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.63%) Solaris
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.21%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (35.86%) Business Intelligence
2 151 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (25.32%) ETL
4 89 (18.78%) DevOps
5 65 (13.71%) Microservices
6 61 (12.87%) Data Modelling
7 56 (11.81%) Data Development
8 55 (11.60%) Scrum
9 50 (10.55%) Software Engineering
10 46 (9.70%) SDLC
11 44 (9.28%) TDD
12 43 (9.07%) Migration
13 42 (8.86%) Data Management
14 39 (8.23%) Analytics
14 39 (8.23%) Data Engineering
15 38 (8.02%) Performance Tuning
16 33 (6.96%) Visualisation
17 32 (6.75%) Data Analysis
18 29 (6.12%) Data Integration
18 29 (6.12%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 457 (96.41%) SQL
2 148 (31.22%) C#
3 91 (19.20%) PL/SQL
4 79 (16.67%) Python
5 57 (12.03%) PowerShell
6 55 (11.60%) JavaScript
7 42 (8.86%) C++
8 41 (8.65%) Java
9 29 (6.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 29 (6.12%) Go
10 21 (4.43%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.11%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.11%) Perl
11 10 (2.11%) Scala
11 10 (2.11%) VBA
12 9 (1.90%) C
12 9 (1.90%) R
13 8 (1.69%) VB
14 6 (1.27%) Ruby
15 5 (1.05%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 43 (9.07%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.06%) Degree
4 10 (2.11%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.63%) ISEB
8 2 (0.42%) HPE ATP
8 2 (0.42%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.42%) MCITP
8 2 (0.42%) MCP
8 2 (0.42%) MCTS
9 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) MBCS
9 1 (0.21%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (7.81%) Data Quality
2 27 (5.70%) QA
3 4 (0.84%) SLA
4 3 (0.63%) GDPR
5 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.69%) Docker
3 7 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.63%) Platform Symphony
6 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.21%) KVM
7 1 (0.21%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (7.17%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.11%) Terraform
3 6 (1.27%) Puppet
4 5 (1.05%) Salt
5 4 (0.84%) WMI
6 3 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.42%) WSUS
8 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.21%) Grafana
8 1 (0.21%) Nagios
8 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.21%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.21%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 166 (35.02%) Microsoft
2 120 (25.32%) Oracle
3 45 (9.49%) MuleSoft
4 26 (5.49%) Databricks
5 19 (4.01%) Informatica
6 17 (3.59%) SAP
7 14 (2.95%) Sybase
8 13 (2.74%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.53%) Axway
9 12 (2.53%) Sparx
10 9 (1.90%) VMware
11 7 (1.48%) Google
12 6 (1.27%) Intapp
12 6 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.05%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.05%) Hortonworks
14 4 (0.84%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.84%) Citrix
14 4 (0.84%) Teradata
15 3 (0.63%) IBM