Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 155 105
Rank change year-on-year -15 -50 +21
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1605 1854 2429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.76% 2.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.71% 4.36% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1346 1862
UK median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £310 £258 £263
90th Percentile £600 £509 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 23
UK median hourly rate £27.25 £39.60 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.19% +66.74% -34.03%
10th Percentile £17.28 £13.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £195.00 £45.00 £40.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.25 £41.25 £26.13
% change year-on-year -33.94% +57.89% -27.43%

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 43282 42516 43243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.95% 40.32% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30242 29187 29245
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £281 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 806 887 1038
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.40 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +19.05%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -16 1484 £425 +13.33% 364
UK excluding London -30 828 £375 +7.14% 270
London -7 752 £450 +5.88% 107
South East -17 250 £375 - 59
North of England -9 224 £350 +2.94% 103
Yorkshire -9 125 £350 -0.07% 44
Midlands -48 99 £375 +10.29% 43
East of England -6 86 £375 +10.29% 27
North West -17 86 £355 +9.23% 47
West Midlands -39 72 £375 +10.29% 27
South West -23 70 £388 +19.23% 23
Scotland -1 65 £400 +14.29% 9
Wales +34 32 £355 +10.94% 6
East Midlands -27 26 £375 +11.11% 16
North East +23 13 £375 +19.05% 12
Northern Ireland -42 3 £413 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1468 (91.46%) SQL
2 1205 (75.08%) SQL Server
3 674 (41.99%) .NET
4 652 (40.62%) C#
5 627 (39.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 585 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
7 543 (33.83%) Microsoft
8 500 (31.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 458 (28.54%) Business Intelligence
10 368 (22.93%) Data Warehouse
11 362 (22.55%) ETL
12 358 (22.31%) Finance
13 320 (19.94%) ASP.NET
14 316 (19.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 310 (19.31%) MVC
16 299 (18.63%) JavaScript
17 270 (16.82%) HTML
18 268 (16.70%) Web Services
19 253 (15.76%) Data Modelling
20 231 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
21 220 (13.71%) SQL Server 2012
22 217 (13.52%) CSS
23 200 (12.46%) Windows
24 196 (12.21%) Migration
25 189 (11.78%) .NET Framework
26 184 (11.46%) Team Foundation Server
27 180 (11.21%) TDD
28 177 (11.03%) Scrum
28 177 (11.03%) ASP.NET Web API
29 174 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC

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 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 67 (4.17%) IIS
3 33 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (1.99%) CMS
5 23 (1.43%) Apache
6 22 (1.37%) SAS
7 18 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
8 15 (0.93%) Apache Solr
8 15 (0.93%) Umbraco
9 11 (0.69%) Apache Spark
9 11 (0.69%) Drupal
9 11 (0.69%) JBoss
9 11 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
10 10 (0.62%) Confluence
11 8 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.50%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.44%) WildFly
13 6 (0.37%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 97 (6.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.25%) SPSS
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.062%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 41 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (1.99%) Markit EDM
3 31 (1.93%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.44%) SAP APO
4 7 (0.44%) SAP MM
4 7 (0.44%) SunGard GMI
5 5 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.31%) SAP MDM
6 3 (0.19%) Cognos Planning
6 3 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.19%) iTrent
6 3 (0.19%) MetaTrader
6 3 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle TCA
8 1 (0.062%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.062%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 173 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
3 15 (0.93%) IaaS
3 15 (0.93%) Office 365
3 15 (0.93%) Serverless
4 14 (0.87%) SaaS
5 13 (0.81%) npm
6 12 (0.75%) GitHub
6 12 (0.75%) PaaS
7 10 (0.62%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
9 8 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.44%) Boomi
11 5 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.31%) Yarn
12 4 (0.25%) Amazon Glacier
12 4 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 3 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.12%) FTP
2 13 (0.81%) Internet
3 9 (0.56%) Firewall
4 8 (0.50%) Intranet
5 7 (0.44%) SSL
5 7 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.37%) DNS
7 4 (0.25%) SAN
8 3 (0.19%) SMS
9 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.062%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.062%) DHCP
10 1 (0.062%) IPsec
10 1 (0.062%) Skype
10 1 (0.062%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1205 (75.08%) SQL Server
2 627 (39.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 500 (31.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 368 (22.93%) Data Warehouse
5 316 (19.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 231 (14.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 220 (13.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 148 (9.22%) Power BI
9 144 (8.97%) SQL Server 2016
10 137 (8.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 113 (7.04%) Relational Database
12 75 (4.67%) OLAP
13 73 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 58 (3.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 55 (3.43%) MongoDB
16 52 (3.24%) RDBMS
17 49 (3.05%) NoSQL
18 41 (2.55%) PowerPivot
19 37 (2.31%) MySQL
20 36 (2.24%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 184 (11.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 165 (10.28%) Visual Studio
3 90 (5.61%) Git (software)
4 74 (4.61%) NUnit
5 57 (3.55%) JIRA
6 48 (2.99%) Subversion
7 36 (2.24%) Jenkins
8 30 (1.87%) Selenium
9 29 (1.81%) TeamCity
10 26 (1.62%) Moq
11 25 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 24 (1.50%) Ant
13 23 (1.43%) SpecFlow
14 22 (1.37%) Maven
14 22 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
15 21 (1.31%) Eclipse
15 21 (1.31%) MSTest
16 19 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 19 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
17 18 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 358 (22.31%) Finance
2 116 (7.23%) Banking
3 69 (4.30%) Front Office
4 46 (2.87%) Marketing
5 37 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 36 (2.24%) Retail
7 35 (2.18%) Legal
8 27 (1.68%) Back Office
9 26 (1.62%) Manufacturing
10 19 (1.18%) Telecoms
11 17 (1.06%) Advertising
11 17 (1.06%) Publishing
12 16 (1.00%) Electronics
13 15 (0.93%) Law
14 14 (0.87%) Games
15 11 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.56%) Automotive
16 9 (0.56%) Financial Institution
17 8 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.25%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1152 (71.78%) Developer
2 408 (25.42%) SQL Developer
3 295 (18.38%) .NET Developer
4 236 (14.70%) C# Developer
5 219 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 148 (9.22%) Analyst
7 133 (8.29%) C# .NET Developer
8 131 (8.16%) SSIS Developer
9 118 (7.35%) Senior Developer
10 116 (7.23%) DBA
11 112 (6.98%) T-SQL Developer
12 92 (5.73%) SQL Server Developer
13 90 (5.61%) SQL DBA
14 79 (4.92%) SQL BI Developer
15 70 (4.36%) SSRS Developer
16 67 (4.17%) Data Analyst
17 63 (3.93%) Full Stack Developer
18 57 (3.55%) SQL Analyst
19 51 (3.18%) Database Developer
19 51 (3.18%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 674 (41.99%) .NET
2 320 (19.94%) ASP.NET
3 270 (16.82%) HTML
4 268 (16.70%) Web Services
5 217 (13.52%) CSS
6 189 (11.78%) .NET Framework
7 177 (11.03%) ASP.NET Web API
8 174 (10.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 172 (10.72%) AngularJS
9 172 (10.72%) jQuery
10 156 (9.72%) WCF
10 156 (9.72%) XML
11 115 (7.17%) HTML5
12 113 (7.04%) REST
13 103 (6.42%) Entity Framework
14 95 (5.92%) MDX
15 85 (5.30%) JSON
16 83 (5.17%) Ajax
17 80 (4.98%) SOAP
18 76 (4.74%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 166 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (5.92%) Greenfield Project
3 68 (4.24%) Data Structures
4 58 (3.61%) Fixed Income
5 54 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
6 51 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 50 (3.12%) Replication
8 38 (2.37%) Algorithms
9 35 (2.18%) Clustering
9 35 (2.18%) Market Risk
10 32 (1.99%) Client/Server
11 31 (1.93%) Equities
11 31 (1.93%) N-Tier
12 29 (1.81%) Derivative
12 29 (1.81%) Management Information System
13 28 (1.74%) NHS
14 25 (1.56%) Fintech
15 24 (1.50%) Credit Risk
15 24 (1.50%) Reference Data
16 21 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 200 (12.46%) Windows
2 88 (5.48%) Linux
3 56 (3.49%) Unix
4 39 (2.43%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.81%) Solaris
5 13 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (0.69%) Android
6 11 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.19%) OpenVMS
10 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.19%) VMS
11 2 (0.12%) AIX
11 2 (0.12%) CentOS
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.062%) HPUX
12 1 (0.062%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.062%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 585 (36.45%) Agile Software Development
2 458 (28.54%) Business Intelligence
3 362 (22.55%) ETL
4 310 (19.31%) MVC
5 253 (15.76%) Data Modelling
6 196 (12.21%) Migration
7 180 (11.21%) TDD
8 177 (11.03%) Scrum
9 154 (9.60%) SDLC
10 140 (8.72%) Unit Testing
11 111 (6.92%) Performance Tuning
12 101 (6.29%) Data Migration
13 95 (5.92%) Kimball Methodology
14 89 (5.55%) Analytics
15 84 (5.23%) Web Development
16 83 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
17 82 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 80 (4.98%) BDD
19 79 (4.92%) Test Automation
20 75 (4.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1468 (91.46%) SQL
2 652 (40.62%) C#
3 299 (18.63%) JavaScript
4 139 (8.66%) Java
5 113 (7.04%) PowerShell
6 93 (5.79%) VB.NET
7 85 (5.30%) Python
8 84 (5.23%) PL/SQL
9 60 (3.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 46 (2.87%) TypeScript
10 46 (2.87%) VB
11 41 (2.55%) PHP
12 37 (2.31%) Perl
13 32 (1.99%) C
13 32 (1.99%) VBA
14 29 (1.81%) VB6
15 26 (1.62%) C++
16 25 (1.56%) Shell Script
17 24 (1.50%) Ruby
18 18 (1.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 106 (6.60%) Degree
2 62 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 46 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.50%) ISEB
8 7 (0.44%) MCSE
9 6 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.37%) MCSA
10 5 (0.31%) MCITP
10 5 (0.31%) MCTS
11 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.19%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.12%) CFA
12 2 (0.12%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.12%) MCP
12 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.49%) Data Quality
2 45 (2.80%) QA
3 38 (2.37%) MiFID
4 22 (1.37%) SLA
5 11 (0.69%) HL7
6 10 (0.62%) EMIR
7 9 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.44%) GxP
9 4 (0.25%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.19%) GAAP
11 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.12%) WCAG
12 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.062%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.062%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (2.62%) Docker
2 24 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.25%) HDFS
5 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.12%) Firmware
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (0.87%) Puppet
2 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (0.37%) Nagios
5 5 (0.31%) Ansible
5 5 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.19%) Control-M
6 3 (0.19%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.12%) Oozie
7 2 (0.12%) SCOM
8 1 (0.062%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.062%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.062%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.062%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.062%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.062%) Terraform
8 1 (0.062%) WMI
Vendors
1 543 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 134 (8.35%) Oracle
3 99 (6.17%) Tableau
4 55 (3.43%) Sybase
5 47 (2.93%) SAP
6 32 (1.99%) Sitecore
7 31 (1.93%) RedGate
8 23 (1.43%) IBM
9 19 (1.18%) Talend
10 17 (1.06%) Cognos
11 16 (1.00%) VMware
12 15 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.81%) Xamarin
14 11 (0.69%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.69%) Informatica
15 10 (0.62%) Solace
15 10 (0.62%) Splunk
16 9 (0.56%) Twitter
17 8 (0.50%) Charles River
17 8 (0.50%) MuleSoft