Period
to 28 November 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 248 204 176
Rank change year-on-year -44 -28 -4
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 370 1,092 1,636
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.33% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.41% 3.22% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 805 1,284
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £299 £310 £310
90th Percentile £629 £574 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £395 £388
% change year-on-year +0.95% +1.94% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 13
Median hourly rate £52.50 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +52.17% -14.81%
10th Percentile £34.00 £21.25 £17.45
90th Percentile £55.00 £70.60 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.50 £31.47 £23.00
% change year-on-year +54.12% +36.83% -14.81%

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 15,326 33,905 46,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.86% 41.30% 44.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,981 23,379 32,781
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £310 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 705 679
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £41.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +2.76% +4.61%
10th Percentile £13.22 £18.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £58.28 £55.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -10.59% - +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 28 November 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 28 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Top 15 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 28 November 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 -48 312 £425 +2.41% 192
London -19 171 £475 - 40
UK excluding London -26 153 £399 +0.95% 161
Work from Home -88 72 £440 +21.38% 37
South East +38 44 £425 +3.03% 36
North of England +6 41 £363 -5.23% 51
North West +40 33 £350 -3.45% 31
Midlands +11 20 £350 - 42
Scotland +58 19 £388 -1.90% 4
East of England +67 13 £383 -4.38% 10
West Midlands +28 12 £320 -1.54% 26
South West +38 9 £445 +11.25% 13
East Midlands +9 8 £400 +8.11% 16
Yorkshire -14 8 £413 +3.13% 17
Wales +34 7 £425 +3.03% 5

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 346 (93.51%) SQL
2 253 (68.38%) SQL Server
3 154 (41.62%) Azure
4 144 (38.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 135 (36.49%) Business Intelligence
5 135 (36.49%) Microsoft
6 129 (34.86%) C#
7 115 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (27.84%) Power Platform
9 101 (27.30%) .NET
10 99 (26.76%) Power BI
11 93 (25.14%) Data Warehouse
12 89 (24.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 87 (23.51%) Finance
14 77 (20.81%) Oracle
15 75 (20.27%) Python
16 65 (17.57%) PL/SQL
16 65 (17.57%) DevOps
17 64 (17.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 60 (16.22%) ETL
19 59 (15.95%) Azure SQL Database
20 58 (15.68%) Windows
21 56 (15.14%) Java
21 56 (15.14%) JavaScript
22 55 (14.86%) Scrum
23 50 (13.51%) XML
23 50 (13.51%) Security Cleared
24 49 (13.24%) PowerShell
24 49 (13.24%) Azure Data Factory
25 48 (12.97%) Data Modelling

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 19 (5.14%) Confluence
1 19 (5.14%) JBoss
1 19 (5.14%) MQSeries
1 19 (5.14%) Red Hat Fuse
1 19 (5.14%) WebLogic
2 10 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (2.70%) IIS
2 10 (2.70%) Jetty
2 10 (2.70%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 10 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.62%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.62%) NServiceBus
5 4 (1.08%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.08%) SAS
6 2 (0.54%) Apache
6 2 (0.54%) Apache Synapse
6 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 26 (7.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.43%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.70%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.54%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 154 (41.62%) Azure
2 103 (27.84%) Power Platform
3 49 (13.24%) Azure Data Factory
4 47 (12.70%) AWS
5 22 (5.95%) Serverless
6 19 (5.14%) Azure Functions
7 17 (4.59%) Logic Apps
8 9 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.35%) GitHub
11 5 (1.35%) Power Automate
11 5 (1.35%) PowerApps
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.08%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.08%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.08%) PaaS
13 3 (0.81%) Data Lake Analytics
13 3 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.70%) SSH
2 3 (0.81%) SSL
2 3 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.54%) DHCP
3 2 (0.54%) DNS
3 2 (0.54%) FTP
3 2 (0.54%) HTTP
3 2 (0.54%) Internet
4 1 (0.27%) ICMP
4 1 (0.27%) Skype
4 1 (0.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (68.38%) SQL Server
2 144 (38.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 99 (26.76%) Power BI
4 93 (25.14%) Data Warehouse
5 89 (24.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 64 (17.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 59 (15.95%) Azure SQL Database
8 39 (10.54%) Oracle Database
9 33 (8.92%) PostgreSQL
10 29 (7.84%) MongoDB
11 27 (7.30%) Data Lake
12 25 (6.76%) SQL Server 2016
13 21 (5.68%) Relational Database
14 19 (5.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 18 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
15 18 (4.86%) SQL Server 2012
15 18 (4.86%) Tableau
16 17 (4.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 16 (4.32%) QlikView
18 15 (4.05%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 44 (11.89%) Git (software)
2 29 (7.84%) JIRA
3 25 (6.76%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.41%) Selenium
5 18 (4.86%) Cucumber
5 18 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (4.05%) Jenkins
7 15 (4.05%) Subversion
8 14 (3.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (3.24%) Gradle
9 12 (3.24%) Hudson
10 10 (2.70%) Ant
10 10 (2.70%) ClearCase
10 10 (2.70%) FishEye
10 10 (2.70%) Leiningen
10 10 (2.70%) Maven
10 10 (2.70%) Mercurial
10 10 (2.70%) Poseidon for UML
10 10 (2.70%) Vagrant
General
1 87 (23.51%) Finance
2 36 (9.73%) Banking
3 30 (8.11%) Public Sector
4 20 (5.41%) Front Office
5 14 (3.78%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.89%) Marketing
7 6 (1.62%) Electronics
7 6 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.08%) Advertising
8 4 (1.08%) Back Office
8 4 (1.08%) Law
8 4 (1.08%) Retail
9 2 (0.54%) International Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 190 (51.35%) Developer
2 47 (12.70%) SQL Developer
3 45 (12.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 44 (11.89%) .NET Developer
5 40 (10.81%) Data Engineer
6 39 (10.54%) Analyst
7 32 (8.65%) Architect
8 28 (7.57%) DBA
9 22 (5.95%) Data Analyst
9 22 (5.95%) SQL DBA
10 19 (5.14%) C# Developer
11 18 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (4.59%) Power BI Developer
13 14 (3.78%) Azure Developer
13 14 (3.78%) Senior Developer
14 13 (3.51%) Java Developer
15 12 (3.24%) Consultant
16 10 (2.70%) Azure Engineer
16 10 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
16 10 (2.70%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (27.30%) .NET
2 50 (13.51%) XML
3 45 (12.16%) ASP.NET
4 43 (11.62%) HTML
5 38 (10.27%) .NET Framework
5 38 (10.27%) JSON
6 31 (8.38%) CSS
6 31 (8.38%) Web Services
7 29 (7.84%) AngularJS
8 27 (7.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (7.30%) jQuery
9 26 (7.03%) RabbitMQ
10 22 (5.95%) .NET Core
11 19 (5.14%) ActiveMQ
11 19 (5.14%) Apache Camel
11 19 (5.14%) Hibernate
11 19 (5.14%) MSMQ
11 19 (5.14%) Spring
12 18 (4.86%) Entity Framework
13 16 (4.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.68%) User Experience
3 20 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
4 18 (4.86%) Fixed Income
5 17 (4.59%) NHS
6 16 (4.32%) Derivative
7 12 (3.24%) Cloud Native
8 10 (2.70%) Reference Data
9 9 (2.43%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.16%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.35%) Clustering
12 4 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.08%) Replication
13 3 (0.81%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.81%) SWIFT
14 2 (0.54%) Data Centre
14 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
14 2 (0.54%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 58 (15.68%) Windows
2 30 (8.11%) Linux
3 16 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (4.32%) Ubuntu
4 14 (3.78%) Debian
5 12 (3.24%) CentOS
5 12 (3.24%) Unix
6 10 (2.70%) Android
6 10 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.70%) Mac OS X
6 10 (2.70%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.89%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.81%) Solaris
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (36.49%) Business Intelligence
2 115 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (17.57%) DevOps
4 60 (16.22%) ETL
5 55 (14.86%) Scrum
6 48 (12.97%) Data Modelling
7 39 (10.54%) UML
8 38 (10.27%) Kimball Methodology
9 37 (10.00%) TDD
10 36 (9.73%) Microservices
11 34 (9.19%) Migration
12 33 (8.92%) Performance Tuning
12 33 (8.92%) SDLC
13 31 (8.38%) Waterfall
14 30 (8.11%) Analytics
15 27 (7.30%) Data Management
15 27 (7.30%) Kanban
16 26 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
16 26 (7.03%) Test Automation
17 24 (6.49%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 346 (93.51%) SQL
2 129 (34.86%) C#
3 75 (20.27%) Python
4 65 (17.57%) PL/SQL
5 56 (15.14%) Java
5 56 (15.14%) JavaScript
6 49 (13.24%) PowerShell
7 30 (8.11%) R
8 25 (6.76%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 21 (5.68%) C++
10 19 (5.14%) Perl
11 16 (4.32%) Bash Shell
12 13 (3.51%) VB.NET
13 12 (3.24%) VB
13 12 (3.24%) VBA
14 11 (2.97%) Scala
15 10 (2.70%) Clojure
15 10 (2.70%) ClojureScript
15 10 (2.70%) Groovy
15 10 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.32%) Degree
4 14 (3.78%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.54%) MCAD
8 2 (0.54%) MCITP
8 2 (0.54%) MCPD
8 2 (0.54%) MCSE
9 1 (0.27%) ACCA
9 1 (0.27%) HPE ATP
9 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.03%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.62%) QA
3 2 (0.54%) GDPR
3 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.27%) COBIT
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) HL7
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.16%) Docker
3 6 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.54%) KVM
5 2 (0.54%) Xen
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (4.86%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.24%) Puppet
3 10 (2.70%) Salt
4 5 (1.35%) Terraform
5 4 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.81%) Control-M
7 2 (0.54%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.54%) Grafana
7 2 (0.54%) Nagios
7 2 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.54%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.54%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.54%) WSUS
8 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 135 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 77 (20.81%) Oracle
3 40 (10.81%) Databricks
4 29 (7.84%) MuleSoft
5 24 (6.49%) Sybase
6 23 (6.22%) Red Hat
7 19 (5.14%) Axway
8 14 (3.78%) Cloudera
8 14 (3.78%) SAP
8 14 (3.78%) Sparx
9 11 (2.97%) Informatica
10 10 (2.70%) Hortonworks
11 6 (1.62%) VMware
12 5 (1.35%) Cognos
12 5 (1.35%) IFS
13 4 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.81%) Bloomberg
14 3 (0.81%) Google
14 3 (0.81%) IBM
15 2 (0.54%) CyberArk