Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 164 142
Rank change year-on-year -20 -22 -17
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,483 1,507 1,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 1.63% 1.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.41% 3.97% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,159 1,121 1,384
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £290 £270 £266
90th Percentile £575 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 11
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -55.41% +28.96%
10th Percentile £17.75 £10.69 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £38.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £16.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +119.70% -49.23% -

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 43,433 37,916 40,899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.96% 40.91% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,415 26,010 27,892
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 776 843 998
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +5.19% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.66 £16.07 £14.13
90th Percentile £51.13 £53.75 £51.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -23 1,351 £410 +2.50% 682
UK excluding London -18 767 £375 +7.14% 488
London -32 704 £450 +2.86% 217
North of England -3 223 £350 +0.57% 170
South East -52 161 £400 - 103
Midlands -23 121 £360 +2.86% 106
Yorkshire -12 120 £355 +1.72% 62
North West -10 82 £340 +4.21% 92
West Midlands -29 82 £375 +3.45% 60
Scotland +6 77 £363 - 17
South West -26 76 £375 +7.14% 39
East of England -4 62 £385 +10.00% 46
Wales +26 47 £375 +7.14% 5
East Midlands -11 38 £340 -1.09% 46
North East +32 21 £300 -14.41% 16
Northern Ireland -9 3 £438 +59.09% 2

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 1,387 (93.53%) SQL
2 1,107 (74.65%) SQL Server
3 657 (44.30%) C#
4 616 (41.54%) .NET
5 598 (40.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 521 (35.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 512 (34.52%) Microsoft
8 509 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
9 430 (29.00%) Business Intelligence
10 336 (22.66%) Finance
11 331 (22.32%) Data Warehouse
12 326 (21.98%) ETL
13 275 (18.54%) MVC
14 271 (18.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 269 (18.14%) ASP.NET
16 248 (16.72%) Microsoft Azure
17 246 (16.59%) JavaScript
18 234 (15.78%) HTML
19 208 (14.03%) Windows
20 207 (13.96%) Scrum
21 206 (13.89%) CSS
22 184 (12.41%) AngularJS
23 179 (12.07%) .NET Framework
23 179 (12.07%) Web Services
24 175 (11.80%) Team Foundation Server
25 174 (11.73%) Power BI
26 172 (11.60%) TDD
27 170 (11.46%) Data Modelling
28 164 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
29 162 (10.92%) jQuery

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 50 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 49 (3.30%) IIS
3 42 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
4 24 (1.62%) CMS
5 17 (1.15%) NServiceBus
6 16 (1.08%) Apache Spark
6 16 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (0.88%) Umbraco
8 12 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.81%) SAS
9 11 (0.74%) Apache
9 11 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (0.67%) Confluence
11 9 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.54%) JBoss
13 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 102 (6.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 35 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (0.27%) SPSS
9 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 34 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.54%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.40%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.20%) Cognos Planning
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.20%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.20%) iTrent
6 3 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 3 (0.20%) Servitor
7 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.13%) Demantra
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.13%) Retail-J
7 2 (0.13%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 248 (16.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.42%) Azure Data Factory
3 21 (1.42%) SaaS
4 20 (1.35%) Office 365
5 18 (1.21%) PaaS
6 16 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (0.81%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.67%) Data Lake Analytics
8 10 (0.67%) Serverless
9 9 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.47%) GitHub
11 5 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.34%) Google Analytics
11 5 (0.34%) IaaS
12 4 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
12 4 (0.27%) OpenShift
12 4 (0.27%) Trello
13 3 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
13 3 (0.20%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.08%) Internet
2 14 (0.94%) DNS
3 12 (0.81%) DHCP
4 8 (0.54%) FTP
5 7 (0.47%) Firewall
6 6 (0.40%) HTTP
6 6 (0.40%) SAN
7 5 (0.34%) SMS
7 5 (0.34%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.27%) IPsec
8 4 (0.27%) LAN
8 4 (0.27%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.27%) WAN
9 3 (0.20%) Intranet
9 3 (0.20%) Skype
9 3 (0.20%) SMTP
9 3 (0.20%) SSH
10 2 (0.13%) SSL
11 1 (0.067%) DMZ
11 1 (0.067%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,107 (74.65%) SQL Server
2 598 (40.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 521 (35.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 331 (22.32%) Data Warehouse
5 271 (18.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 174 (11.73%) Power BI
7 154 (10.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 150 (10.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 120 (8.09%) SQL Server 2014
10 113 (7.62%) SQL Server 2016
11 98 (6.61%) Relational Database
12 64 (4.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 50 (3.37%) Azure SQL Database
14 47 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
15 46 (3.10%) OLAP
16 40 (2.70%) Data Lake
16 40 (2.70%) MySQL
17 39 (2.63%) Big Data
18 38 (2.56%) NoSQL
19 35 (2.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 175 (11.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 145 (9.78%) Visual Studio
3 90 (6.07%) NUnit
4 77 (5.19%) Git (software)
5 53 (3.57%) Selenium
6 48 (3.24%) TeamCity
7 46 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
8 43 (2.90%) MSTest
9 42 (2.83%) JIRA
10 38 (2.56%) Jenkins
11 35 (2.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 34 (2.29%) SpecFlow
12 34 (2.29%) Subversion
13 22 (1.48%) Visual Studio Team System
14 20 (1.35%) Moq
15 17 (1.15%) Jasmine
16 14 (0.94%) SoapUI
17 13 (0.88%) Eclipse
17 13 (0.88%) MSI
18 12 (0.81%) Ant
General
1 336 (22.66%) Finance
2 111 (7.48%) Banking
3 48 (3.24%) Retail
4 46 (3.10%) Legal
5 38 (2.56%) Back Office
6 32 (2.16%) Front Office
7 24 (1.62%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.48%) Law
9 21 (1.42%) Marketing
10 14 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.67%) Telecoms
12 9 (0.61%) Publishing
13 8 (0.54%) Advertising
14 7 (0.47%) Billing
14 7 (0.47%) Games
15 6 (0.40%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.34%) Electronics
17 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,034 (69.72%) Developer
2 332 (22.39%) SQL Developer
3 287 (19.35%) .NET Developer
4 284 (19.15%) C# Developer
5 197 (13.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 178 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 125 (8.43%) Analyst
8 99 (6.68%) SSIS Developer
9 88 (5.93%) DBA
10 85 (5.73%) T-SQL Developer
11 79 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
12 75 (5.06%) Senior Developer
12 75 (5.06%) SSRS Developer
13 71 (4.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 71 (4.79%) SQL DBA
14 68 (4.59%) Full Stack Developer
14 68 (4.59%) Software Developer
14 68 (4.59%) SQL BI Developer
15 61 (4.11%) SQL Server Developer
16 47 (3.17%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 616 (41.54%) .NET
2 269 (18.14%) ASP.NET
3 234 (15.78%) HTML
4 206 (13.89%) CSS
5 184 (12.41%) AngularJS
6 179 (12.07%) .NET Framework
6 179 (12.07%) Web Services
7 162 (10.92%) jQuery
8 142 (9.58%) ASP.NET Web API
9 133 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 116 (7.82%) Entity Framework
11 92 (6.20%) HTML5
11 92 (6.20%) WCF
12 91 (6.14%) XML
13 76 (5.12%) RESTful
14 70 (4.72%) REST
14 70 (4.72%) SOAP
15 69 (4.65%) MDX
16 61 (4.11%) CSS3
17 59 (3.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 164 (11.06%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
2 54 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
3 48 (3.24%) Replication
4 46 (3.10%) Client/Server
5 45 (3.03%) Fintech
6 43 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (2.36%) User Experience
8 34 (2.29%) Data Structures
9 33 (2.23%) Computer Science
10 28 (1.89%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.82%) Fixed Income
12 26 (1.75%) Derivative
13 24 (1.62%) NHS
14 23 (1.55%) Clustering
15 20 (1.35%) Hedge funds
16 19 (1.28%) Algorithms
17 16 (1.08%) Market Risk
18 14 (0.94%) Mobile App
19 13 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 208 (14.03%) Windows
2 71 (4.79%) Windows Server
3 69 (4.65%) Linux
4 34 (2.29%) Unix
5 23 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 12 (0.81%) Solaris
9 11 (0.74%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.54%) Android
12 7 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (0.40%) CentOS
14 5 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.27%) Debian
16 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.13%) Fedora
17 2 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (34.32%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (29.00%) Business Intelligence
3 326 (21.98%) ETL
4 275 (18.54%) MVC
5 207 (13.96%) Scrum
6 172 (11.60%) TDD
7 170 (11.46%) Data Modelling
8 160 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
9 141 (9.51%) Migration
10 130 (8.77%) Unit Testing
11 125 (8.43%) Test Automation
12 117 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
13 108 (7.28%) Analytics
14 104 (7.01%) SDLC
15 99 (6.68%) BDD
16 90 (6.07%) Data Analysis
17 80 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (5.39%) Kimball Methodology
18 78 (5.26%) Data Migration
19 75 (5.06%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1,387 (93.53%) SQL
2 657 (44.30%) C#
3 246 (16.59%) JavaScript
4 108 (7.28%) VB.NET
5 105 (7.08%) PowerShell
6 96 (6.47%) Java
7 75 (5.06%) PL/SQL
8 70 (4.72%) Python
9 68 (4.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 65 (4.38%) VB
11 48 (3.24%) VBA
12 47 (3.17%) TypeScript
13 32 (2.16%) C
13 32 (2.16%) VBScript
14 29 (1.96%) C++
15 26 (1.75%) VB6
16 17 (1.15%) XPath
17 13 (0.88%) Shell Script
18 12 (0.81%) PHP
18 12 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 86 (5.80%) Degree
2 64 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 44 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.75%) MCSE
6 16 (1.08%) MCSA
7 13 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 11 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.34%) ISEB
12 4 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.27%) MCP
12 4 (0.27%) MCPD
12 4 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.20%) HND
13 3 (0.20%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.20%) MCTS
14 2 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.51%) QA
2 35 (2.36%) Data Quality
3 19 (1.28%) GDPR
4 10 (0.67%) MiFID
5 8 (0.54%) SLA
6 7 (0.47%) EMIR
7 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.27%) HL7
9 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.13%) WCAG
11 1 (0.067%) IFRS
11 1 (0.067%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.067%) Solvency II
System Software
1 35 (2.36%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.09%) Docker
3 18 (1.21%) XenApp
4 16 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.61%) XenServer
7 6 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (1.15%) SCCM
2 16 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (0.67%) Puppet
4 7 (0.47%) Ansible
4 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.34%) WSUS
7 4 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.27%) Kibana
7 4 (0.27%) SCOM
8 3 (0.20%) Salt
9 2 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.13%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.067%) Control-M
10 1 (0.067%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.067%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.067%) Rancher
10 1 (0.067%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 512 (34.52%) Microsoft
2 110 (7.42%) Oracle
3 77 (5.19%) Tableau
4 32 (2.16%) Citrix
5 29 (1.96%) IBM
6 28 (1.89%) Sybase
7 26 (1.75%) SAP
8 23 (1.55%) VMware
9 20 (1.35%) Cognos
10 19 (1.28%) Sitecore
11 15 (1.01%) RedGate
12 14 (0.94%) Intapp
13 12 (0.81%) Xamarin
14 11 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.67%) Adobe
15 10 (0.67%) Talend
16 9 (0.61%) Cloudera
16 9 (0.61%) Ivanti
17 8 (0.54%) Capita
17 8 (0.54%) Sun