Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 154 94
Rank change year-on-year -12 -60 +35
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1548 1832 2533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.72% 2.24%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.72% 4.29% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1335 1942
UK median daily rate £413 £363 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -3.14% +3.24%
10th Percentile £308 £250 £263
90th Percentile £586 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 32
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £21.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +85.27% -28.03%
10th Percentile £17.70 £14.17 £15.13
90th Percentile £195.00 £45.00 £40.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £40.00 £23.13
% change year-on-year -31.88% +72.97% -15.91%

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 41633 42750 43158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.90% 40.13% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28899 29383 29187
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £264
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 915 976
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £16.08 £14.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 18 October 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 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -11 1435 £413 +13.01% 431
UK excluding London -26 815 £375 +7.14% 299
London +8 711 £450 +7.14% 140
South East -15 244 £375 - 74
North of England +13 229 £350 +3.70% 104
Yorkshire +7 122 £350 -0.71% 39
North West +16 97 £363 +11.54% 64
Midlands -46 94 £355 +5.19% 47
East of England -22 83 £369 +8.46% 27
South West -26 74 £400 +23.08% 36
West Midlands -35 65 £353 +8.46% 30
Scotland +5 57 £403 +16.67% 5
Wales +11 29 £346 +4.53% 4
East Midlands -14 28 £369 +9.26% 17
North East +15 10 £388 +25.00% 1
Northern Ireland -45 6 £413 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1414 (91.34%) SQL
2 1169 (75.52%) SQL Server
3 663 (42.83%) .NET
4 616 (39.79%) C#
5 595 (38.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 556 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
7 532 (34.37%) Microsoft
8 475 (30.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 430 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
10 352 (22.74%) Data Warehouse
11 342 (22.09%) ASP.NET
12 341 (22.03%) ETL
13 333 (21.51%) MVC
13 333 (21.51%) Finance
14 302 (19.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 297 (19.19%) JavaScript
16 269 (17.38%) HTML
17 263 (16.99%) Web Services
18 232 (14.99%) Data Modelling
18 232 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
19 221 (14.28%) SQL Server 2012
20 217 (14.02%) CSS
21 201 (12.98%) Windows
22 186 (12.02%) .NET Framework
23 185 (11.95%) ASP.NET MVC
24 183 (11.82%) jQuery
25 180 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
25 180 (11.63%) Migration
26 177 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
27 176 (11.37%) TDD

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 80 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 68 (4.39%) IIS
3 40 (2.58%) CMS
4 28 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 23 (1.49%) SAS
6 22 (1.42%) Apache
7 17 (1.10%) Umbraco
8 15 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 14 (0.90%) Apache Solr
9 14 (0.90%) Apache Spark
10 13 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
11 11 (0.71%) Drupal
12 8 (0.52%) JBoss
12 8 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (0.52%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.45%) NServiceBus
13 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.39%) Confluence
14 6 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 100 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.065%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 49 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 31 (2.00%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.45%) SAP APO
4 7 (0.45%) SAP MM
4 7 (0.45%) SunGard GMI
5 5 (0.32%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.19%) MetaTrader
6 3 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.13%) iTrent
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle TCA
7 2 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.065%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.065%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.065%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.065%) RMDS
8 1 (0.065%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 159 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
3 19 (1.23%) Serverless
4 17 (1.10%) SaaS
5 15 (0.97%) IaaS
6 14 (0.90%) npm
7 12 (0.78%) GitHub
7 12 (0.78%) PaaS
8 10 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.58%) Office 365
10 8 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
11 7 (0.45%) Boomi
11 7 (0.45%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.39%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.32%) Yarn
14 4 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
14 4 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 15 (0.97%) FTP
2 11 (0.71%) Internet
3 9 (0.58%) Intranet
4 8 (0.52%) Firewall
5 6 (0.39%) DNS
5 6 (0.39%) SSL
5 6 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.19%) SAN
6 3 (0.19%) SMS
7 2 (0.13%) IPsec
7 2 (0.13%) VPN
7 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.065%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.065%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.065%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1169 (75.52%) SQL Server
2 595 (38.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 475 (30.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 352 (22.74%) Data Warehouse
5 302 (19.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 232 (14.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 221 (14.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 135 (8.72%) Power BI
9 122 (7.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 120 (7.75%) SQL Server 2016
11 105 (6.78%) Relational Database
12 72 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
13 67 (4.33%) OLAP
14 57 (3.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 57 (3.68%) MongoDB
15 52 (3.36%) RDBMS
16 49 (3.17%) NoSQL
17 42 (2.71%) Big Data
18 39 (2.52%) PowerPivot
19 38 (2.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 177 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 172 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 97 (6.27%) Git (software)
4 77 (4.97%) NUnit
5 59 (3.81%) JIRA
6 48 (3.10%) Subversion
7 33 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 31 (2.00%) Moq
9 30 (1.94%) TeamCity
10 28 (1.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 26 (1.68%) SpecFlow
12 25 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (1.42%) MSTest
14 21 (1.36%) Selenium
15 20 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 20 (1.29%) Maven
16 19 (1.23%) Ant
16 19 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
17 16 (1.03%) Eclipse
18 15 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 333 (21.51%) Finance
2 128 (8.27%) Banking
3 59 (3.81%) Marketing
4 57 (3.68%) Front Office
5 49 (3.17%) Retail
6 42 (2.71%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.87%) Legal
9 27 (1.74%) Telecoms
10 22 (1.42%) Advertising
11 21 (1.36%) Electronics
12 19 (1.23%) Back Office
13 17 (1.10%) Publishing
14 12 (0.78%) Games
15 11 (0.71%) Law
15 11 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.58%) Automotive
17 8 (0.52%) Financial Institution
18 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
19 4 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1114 (71.96%) Developer
2 388 (25.06%) SQL Developer
3 294 (18.99%) .NET Developer
4 216 (13.95%) C# Developer
5 195 (12.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 137 (8.85%) Analyst
7 133 (8.59%) SSIS Developer
8 122 (7.88%) C# .NET Developer
9 117 (7.56%) Senior Developer
10 112 (7.24%) DBA
11 102 (6.59%) T-SQL Developer
12 87 (5.62%) SQL DBA
13 85 (5.49%) SQL Server Developer
14 76 (4.91%) SSRS Developer
15 69 (4.46%) SQL BI Developer
16 65 (4.20%) Data Analyst
17 60 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
18 55 (3.55%) Database Developer
19 52 (3.36%) Senior .NET Developer
19 52 (3.36%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 663 (42.83%) .NET
2 342 (22.09%) ASP.NET
3 269 (17.38%) HTML
4 263 (16.99%) Web Services
5 217 (14.02%) CSS
6 186 (12.02%) .NET Framework
7 185 (11.95%) ASP.NET MVC
8 183 (11.82%) jQuery
9 180 (11.63%) ASP.NET Web API
10 164 (10.59%) AngularJS
11 157 (10.14%) XML
12 153 (9.88%) WCF
13 110 (7.11%) HTML5
14 107 (6.91%) REST
15 99 (6.40%) Entity Framework
16 92 (5.94%) Ajax
17 88 (5.68%) MDX
18 78 (5.04%) JSON
19 70 (4.52%) WPF
20 68 (4.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 150 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (6.07%) Greenfield Project
3 60 (3.88%) Data Structures
4 56 (3.62%) Fixed Income
5 53 (3.42%) Replication
6 45 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 43 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (2.26%) Algorithms
8 35 (2.26%) Clustering
9 33 (2.13%) Equities
10 32 (2.07%) Market Risk
11 29 (1.87%) Derivative
12 28 (1.81%) Client/Server
12 28 (1.81%) Management Information System
12 28 (1.81%) N-Tier
13 25 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 22 (1.42%) Reference Data
15 21 (1.36%) Credit Risk
15 21 (1.36%) NHS
16 18 (1.16%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 201 (12.98%) Windows
2 88 (5.68%) Linux
3 59 (3.81%) Unix
4 43 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.84%) Solaris
9 10 (0.65%) Android
10 7 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.19%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.19%) VMS
12 2 (0.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.065%) HPUX
13 1 (0.065%) MVS
13 1 (0.065%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 556 (35.92%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 341 (22.03%) ETL
4 333 (21.51%) MVC
5 232 (14.99%) Data Modelling
6 180 (11.63%) Migration
7 176 (11.37%) TDD
8 168 (10.85%) Scrum
9 142 (9.17%) SDLC
10 128 (8.27%) Unit Testing
11 105 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
12 102 (6.59%) Data Migration
13 97 (6.27%) Web Development
14 95 (6.14%) Kimball Methodology
15 85 (5.49%) Analytics
16 82 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
17 78 (5.04%) CRM
18 77 (4.97%) BDD
18 77 (4.97%) User Acceptance Testing
19 76 (4.91%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1414 (91.34%) SQL
2 616 (39.79%) C#
3 297 (19.19%) JavaScript
4 127 (8.20%) Java
5 109 (7.04%) PowerShell
6 94 (6.07%) VB.NET
7 86 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 78 (5.04%) Python
9 49 (3.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 47 (3.04%) VB
11 43 (2.78%) TypeScript
12 38 (2.45%) C
13 36 (2.33%) Perl
14 34 (2.20%) PHP
15 33 (2.13%) VBA
16 32 (2.07%) C++
17 28 (1.81%) VB6
18 26 (1.68%) Shell Script
19 19 (1.23%) Korn
19 19 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (5.88%) Degree
2 54 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 39 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.52%) ISEB
7 6 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.32%) MCITP
8 5 (0.32%) MCTS
9 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.19%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.13%) MCSA
11 2 (0.13%) MCSE
11 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.065%) CFA
12 1 (0.065%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (4.59%) Data Quality
2 40 (2.58%) QA
3 31 (2.00%) MiFID
4 21 (1.36%) SLA
5 8 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.45%) GxP
6 7 (0.45%) HL7
7 5 (0.32%) EMIR
8 4 (0.26%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.19%) GAAP
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.065%) GAMP
10 1 (0.065%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.065%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.065%) PSD2
System Software
1 42 (2.71%) Docker
2 23 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.32%) HDFS
4 5 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.13%) Firmware
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.065%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
1 12 (0.78%) Puppet
2 6 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
2 6 (0.39%) Hadoop YARN
2 6 (0.39%) Nagios
3 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.19%) Ansible
4 3 (0.19%) Control-M
5 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.13%) Oozie
5 2 (0.13%) SCOM
5 2 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.13%) Terraform
6 1 (0.065%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.065%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.065%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.065%) Opsview
6 1 (0.065%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.065%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 532 (34.37%) Microsoft
2 115 (7.43%) Oracle
3 80 (5.17%) Tableau
4 58 (3.75%) SAP
5 48 (3.10%) Sybase
6 34 (2.20%) Sitecore
7 25 (1.61%) RedGate
8 19 (1.23%) Talend
9 16 (1.03%) VMware
10 15 (0.97%) IBM
10 15 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.90%) Cognos
12 10 (0.65%) HP
12 10 (0.65%) Informatica
12 10 (0.65%) Splunk
13 9 (0.58%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.58%) Google
13 9 (0.58%) JD Edwards
13 9 (0.58%) Twitter
13 9 (0.58%) Xamarin