Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 167 159
Rank change year-on-year -19 -8 -61
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,557 1,510 1,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.58% 1.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.44% 3.76% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,179 1,104 1,364
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £301 £258
90th Percentile £575 £556 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 33
UK median hourly rate £29.15 £34.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.26% -15.00% +85.27%
10th Percentile £21.00 £25.80 £13.02
90th Percentile £55.00 £195.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £34.00 £39.60
% change year-on-year -1.47% -14.14% +76.00%

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 45,266 40,161 42,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.23% 42.01% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,751 27,611 29,341
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 739 772 900
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.02 £13.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.47% +8.00% +4.17%

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 -17 1,439 £425 +6.18% 653
UK excluding London +2 862 £375 +3.45% 459
London -29 678 £475 +5.56% 214
North of England +3 254 £363 +3.57% 148
South East -41 187 £400 +6.67% 124
Midlands +13 126 £375 +7.14% 76
Yorkshire -1 125 £375 +7.14% 66
South West +21 123 £375 -7.41% 44
North West -21 91 £363 - 73
Scotland +18 89 £363 -9.38% 15
West Midlands -11 70 £413 +17.86% 39
East of England -19 67 £400 +11.11% 46
East Midlands +20 56 £363 +3.57% 37
North East +24 38 £300 - 9
Wales -17 15 £413 +17.86% 4
Northern Ireland +31 2 £350 -15.15% 1

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 1,470 (94.41%) SQL
2 1,142 (73.35%) SQL Server
3 696 (44.70%) C#
4 663 (42.58%) .NET
5 636 (40.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 614 (39.43%) Microsoft
7 526 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
8 499 (32.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 426 (27.36%) Business Intelligence
10 372 (23.89%) Data Warehouse
11 342 (21.97%) ETL
12 329 (21.13%) Finance
13 322 (20.68%) Microsoft Azure
14 271 (17.41%) ASP.NET
15 270 (17.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 267 (17.15%) JavaScript
17 249 (15.99%) MVC
18 223 (14.32%) Team Foundation Server
19 216 (13.87%) HTML
20 207 (13.29%) Scrum
21 189 (12.14%) jQuery
21 189 (12.14%) AngularJS
22 188 (12.07%) Power BI
23 184 (11.82%) CSS
24 180 (11.56%) Windows
25 175 (11.24%) TDD
25 175 (11.24%) .NET Framework
26 170 (10.92%) Visual Studio
27 164 (10.53%) Web Services
28 162 (10.40%) SQL Server 2012

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 52 (3.34%) IIS
2 49 (3.15%) NServiceBus
3 40 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 25 (1.61%) Apache Spark
5 25 (1.61%) CMS
6 24 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.35%) Umbraco
8 20 (1.28%) Apache
9 17 (1.09%) SAS
10 16 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.39%) Confluence
12 6 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.32%) ArcGIS
13 5 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.26%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.26%) JBoss
14 4 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.19%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 156 (10.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.39%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 45 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.39%) SAP APO
3 6 (0.39%) SAP MM
3 6 (0.39%) Servitor
4 5 (0.32%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.32%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.19%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.13%) Demantra
7 2 (0.13%) FastStats
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.13%) Retail-J
7 2 (0.13%) Unica
8 1 (0.064%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 322 (20.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
3 54 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
4 40 (2.57%) PaaS
5 38 (2.44%) Azure Data Factory
6 31 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
7 28 (1.80%) SaaS
8 19 (1.22%) IaaS
9 12 (0.77%) Office 365
9 12 (0.77%) Serverless
10 11 (0.71%) Azure Functions
11 10 (0.64%) Trello
12 7 (0.45%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.39%) Data Lake Analytics
14 4 (0.26%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.26%) npm
15 3 (0.19%) GitHub
15 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
15 3 (0.19%) NuGet
16 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.28%) Internet
2 19 (1.22%) DNS
3 17 (1.09%) DHCP
4 9 (0.58%) FTP
5 8 (0.51%) SMS
6 7 (0.45%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.39%) LAN
7 6 (0.39%) WAN
8 4 (0.26%) HTTP
8 4 (0.26%) Intranet
8 4 (0.26%) IPsec
8 4 (0.26%) SAN
9 3 (0.19%) SSH
9 3 (0.19%) VPN
10 2 (0.13%) Firewall
10 2 (0.13%) VLAN
10 2 (0.13%) Wireless
11 1 (0.064%) DMZ
11 1 (0.064%) Extranet
11 1 (0.064%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,142 (73.35%) SQL Server
2 636 (40.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 499 (32.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 372 (23.89%) Data Warehouse
5 270 (17.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 188 (12.07%) Power BI
7 162 (10.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 156 (10.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 116 (7.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 108 (6.94%) SQL Server 2016
11 88 (5.65%) Relational Database
12 64 (4.11%) Azure SQL Database
13 63 (4.05%) Big Data
14 49 (3.15%) Oracle Database
15 47 (3.02%) Data Lake
15 47 (3.02%) Hadoop
16 43 (2.76%) NoSQL
17 42 (2.70%) MySQL
18 38 (2.44%) MongoDB
18 38 (2.44%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 223 (14.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 170 (10.92%) Visual Studio
3 105 (6.74%) Git (software)
4 87 (5.59%) NUnit
5 62 (3.98%) JIRA
5 62 (3.98%) Subversion
6 48 (3.08%) MSTest
7 43 (2.76%) TeamCity
8 38 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
9 37 (2.38%) Jenkins
9 37 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 36 (2.31%) Octopus Deploy
11 33 (2.12%) SpecFlow
12 27 (1.73%) Maven
13 25 (1.61%) Selenium
14 20 (1.28%) Eclipse
14 20 (1.28%) MSI
15 19 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 18 (1.16%) Moq
17 15 (0.96%) Mercurial
General
1 329 (21.13%) Finance
2 134 (8.61%) Banking
3 79 (5.07%) Retail
4 38 (2.44%) Legal
5 34 (2.18%) Marketing
6 29 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.67%) Back Office
9 21 (1.35%) Front Office
10 20 (1.28%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.03%) Law
12 15 (0.96%) Electronics
13 12 (0.77%) Advertising
14 7 (0.45%) Publishing
14 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.32%) Local Government
16 4 (0.26%) Billing
16 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,080 (69.36%) Developer
2 374 (24.02%) SQL Developer
3 268 (17.21%) .NET Developer
4 252 (16.18%) C# Developer
5 185 (11.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 148 (9.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 114 (7.32%) Analyst
8 111 (7.13%) SSIS Developer
9 96 (6.17%) T-SQL Developer
10 89 (5.72%) SQL Server Developer
11 85 (5.46%) DBA
12 77 (4.95%) ASP.NET Developer
13 75 (4.82%) SQL DBA
14 69 (4.43%) SSRS Developer
15 68 (4.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 68 (4.37%) Software Developer
16 65 (4.17%) SQL BI Developer
17 64 (4.11%) Full Stack Developer
18 59 (3.79%) Senior Developer
19 57 (3.66%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 663 (42.58%) .NET
2 271 (17.41%) ASP.NET
3 216 (13.87%) HTML
4 189 (12.14%) AngularJS
4 189 (12.14%) jQuery
5 184 (11.82%) CSS
6 175 (11.24%) .NET Framework
7 164 (10.53%) Web Services
8 158 (10.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 126 (8.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 113 (7.26%) Entity Framework
11 112 (7.19%) XML
12 93 (5.97%) WCF
13 87 (5.59%) HTML5
14 67 (4.30%) REST
15 65 (4.17%) Ajax
16 63 (4.05%) RESTful
17 58 (3.73%) RabbitMQ
18 57 (3.66%) React
19 55 (3.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 138 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
4 37 (2.38%) Fixed Income
5 35 (2.25%) Data Structures
6 34 (2.18%) Fintech
7 32 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (1.73%) User Experience
9 24 (1.54%) Computer Science
10 21 (1.35%) Management Information System
11 20 (1.28%) Replication
12 19 (1.22%) N-Tier
13 18 (1.16%) Mobile App
14 17 (1.09%) Credit Risk
14 17 (1.09%) Market Risk
15 16 (1.03%) Derivative
15 16 (1.03%) Private Cloud
15 16 (1.03%) Public Cloud
16 15 (0.96%) Client/Server
16 15 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 180 (11.56%) Windows
2 87 (5.59%) Windows Server
3 45 (2.89%) Linux
4 34 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (1.80%) Unix
6 21 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 18 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 11 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.51%) Solaris
11 6 (0.39%) Android
12 5 (0.32%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.19%) CentOS
13 3 (0.19%) Debian
13 3 (0.19%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.064%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (33.78%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (27.36%) Business Intelligence
3 342 (21.97%) ETL
4 249 (15.99%) MVC
5 207 (13.29%) Scrum
6 175 (11.24%) TDD
7 152 (9.76%) Data Modelling
8 144 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
9 141 (9.06%) Analytics
10 136 (8.73%) Unit Testing
11 125 (8.03%) SDLC
12 124 (7.96%) Migration
13 119 (7.64%) Performance Tuning
14 117 (7.51%) BDD
15 112 (7.19%) Test Automation
16 104 (6.68%) E-Commerce
17 85 (5.46%) Visualisation
18 81 (5.20%) DevOps
19 79 (5.07%) Kimball Methodology
20 78 (5.01%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,470 (94.41%) SQL
2 696 (44.70%) C#
3 267 (17.15%) JavaScript
4 135 (8.67%) PowerShell
5 121 (7.77%) PL/SQL
6 107 (6.87%) VB.NET
7 85 (5.46%) VBA
8 75 (4.82%) VB
9 72 (4.62%) Java
10 46 (2.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 45 (2.89%) Python
12 35 (2.25%) TypeScript
13 32 (2.06%) VBScript
14 28 (1.80%) C++
15 25 (1.61%) Shell Script
16 22 (1.41%) PHP
17 18 (1.16%) C
18 16 (1.03%) R
18 16 (1.03%) VB6
19 15 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 71 (4.56%) Security Cleared
2 57 (3.66%) Degree
3 47 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 19 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.51%) MCSE
8 7 (0.45%) ISEB
8 7 (0.45%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.32%) MCSA
9 5 (0.32%) MCTS
10 4 (0.26%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.26%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.13%) HND
12 2 (0.13%) MCP
12 2 (0.13%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.05%) QA
2 58 (3.73%) Data Quality
3 37 (2.38%) GDPR
4 11 (0.71%) EMIR
4 11 (0.71%) MiFID
5 10 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.26%) SLA
6 4 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.19%) Basel III
7 3 (0.19%) PMO
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.064%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.064%) GCP
9 1 (0.064%) HL7
9 1 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (3.21%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.25%) Docker
3 20 (1.28%) XenApp
4 19 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (0.96%) XenDesktop
5 15 (0.96%) XenServer
6 13 (0.83%) HDFS
7 11 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.19%) SRDF
9 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.19%) vSphere
10 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.064%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.064%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 20 (1.28%) SCCM
3 16 (1.03%) WSUS
4 11 (0.71%) Puppet
5 8 (0.51%) Ansible
5 8 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (0.45%) Oozie
7 6 (0.39%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.32%) Kibana
8 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.19%) Salt
10 3 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.13%) Malwarebytes
11 2 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 614 (39.43%) Microsoft
2 158 (10.15%) Oracle
3 60 (3.85%) Tableau
4 38 (2.44%) SAP
5 32 (2.06%) Citrix
6 24 (1.54%) Sybase
7 20 (1.28%) IBM
8 19 (1.22%) VMware
9 18 (1.16%) Informatica
10 16 (1.03%) RedGate
10 16 (1.03%) Sitecore
11 15 (0.96%) Cloudera
11 15 (0.96%) Ivanti
12 11 (0.71%) Adobe
12 11 (0.71%) Capita
12 11 (0.71%) Cognos
12 11 (0.71%) JD Edwards
13 10 (0.64%) Intapp
14 9 (0.58%) Talend
15 8 (0.51%) HP