Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 210 202 181
Rank change year-on-year -8 -21 -10
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 349 1,191 1,606
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 1.36% 1.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.77% 3.24% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 889 1,247
Median daily rate £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% -2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £318 £304 £300
90th Percentile £750 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 19
Median hourly rate £40.75 £35.00 £29.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.43% +20.07% -0.34%
10th Percentile £30.78 £19.70 £19.65
90th Percentile £51.33 £67.75 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £35.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +16.43% +52.17% -25.81%

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 12,578 36,806 45,317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.32% 42.13% 44.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,293 25,471 31,856
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £313
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +1.18% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 664 723
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £14.00 £20.31 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.80 £56.18 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £41.92
% change year-on-year -20.45% +4.96% +4.81%

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 22 September 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 22 September 2020.

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 September 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 -12 315 £475 +15.15% 186
London +23 196 £520 +15.56% 50
UK excluding London -19 136 £400 - 144
South East +51 38 £450 +12.50% 33
Work from Home -48 31 £413 +13.79% 22
North of England -3 28 £400 +6.67% 34
Scotland +65 22 £400 +2.24% 6
North West +31 19 £406 +13.64% 17
East of England +59 15 £394 -0.32% 12
South West +43 14 £420 +5.00% 12
Midlands +34 14 £345 -8.00% 45
West Midlands +41 11 £345 +0.36% 20
Yorkshire -5 7 £390 -2.50% 15
Wales +33 4 £413 +3.13% 2
East Midlands +32 3 £413 +4.76% 25
North East +31 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 323 (92.55%) SQL
2 244 (69.91%) SQL Server
3 135 (38.68%) C#
4 134 (38.40%) Azure
5 127 (36.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 112 (32.09%) Microsoft
7 110 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
8 107 (30.66%) .NET
9 105 (30.09%) Business Intelligence
10 90 (25.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 88 (25.21%) Finance
12 87 (24.93%) Power Platform
13 82 (23.50%) Power BI
14 81 (23.21%) Data Warehouse
14 81 (23.21%) JavaScript
15 73 (20.92%) Java
16 68 (19.48%) DevOps
17 65 (18.62%) Python
18 61 (17.48%) PowerShell
19 58 (16.62%) ASP.NET
20 56 (16.05%) Oracle
20 56 (16.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 54 (15.47%) HTML
22 51 (14.61%) CSS
22 51 (14.61%) Git (software)
23 50 (14.33%) Windows
23 50 (14.33%) Scrum
24 49 (14.04%) Azure Data Factory
25 48 (13.75%) PL/SQL
25 48 (13.75%) 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 13 (3.72%) IIS
2 9 (2.58%) Confluence
3 8 (2.29%) JBoss
3 8 (2.29%) MQSeries
3 8 (2.29%) Red Hat Fuse
3 8 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.29%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.43%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.43%) Jetty
4 5 (1.43%) Oracle Self-Service HR
4 5 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.15%) Apache Pig
6 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.57%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (0.57%) Jupyter
7 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) SAS
8 1 (0.29%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 28 (8.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (3.15%) Photoshop
3 10 (2.87%) Acrobat
4 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.29%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 134 (38.40%) Azure
2 87 (24.93%) Power Platform
3 49 (14.04%) Azure Data Factory
4 21 (6.02%) AWS
5 14 (4.01%) Serverless
6 11 (3.15%) Azure Functions
7 9 (2.58%) Logic Apps
8 8 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.72%) PaaS
10 5 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.43%) GitHub
11 4 (1.15%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.15%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.15%) Power Automate
11 4 (1.15%) PowerApps
12 3 (0.86%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.86%) Data Lake Analytics
12 3 (0.86%) IaaS
13 1 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.43%) SSH
2 3 (0.86%) DNS
3 2 (0.57%) DHCP
3 2 (0.57%) FTP
3 2 (0.57%) HTTP
3 2 (0.57%) Internet
3 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.29%) Skype
4 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (69.91%) SQL Server
2 127 (36.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 90 (25.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 82 (23.50%) Power BI
5 81 (23.21%) Data Warehouse
6 56 (16.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 44 (12.61%) Azure SQL Database
8 34 (9.74%) Oracle Database
9 28 (8.02%) Data Lake
10 27 (7.74%) SQL Server 2016
11 25 (7.16%) Relational Database
12 23 (6.59%) MongoDB
12 23 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (5.73%) SQL Server 2014
14 19 (5.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 19 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (4.87%) Cosmos DB
16 15 (4.30%) MySQL
17 14 (4.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 14 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (14.61%) Git (software)
2 34 (9.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (8.88%) Visual Studio
4 18 (5.16%) JIRA
5 17 (4.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (3.44%) Oracle APEX
7 10 (2.87%) Jenkins
7 10 (2.87%) Subversion
8 9 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (2.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (2.58%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (2.58%) Selenium
9 8 (2.29%) TeamCity
10 7 (2.01%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.01%) Gradle
11 6 (1.72%) git-flow
12 5 (1.43%) FishEye
12 5 (1.43%) Leiningen
12 5 (1.43%) Poseidon for UML
12 5 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 88 (25.21%) Finance
2 42 (12.03%) Banking
3 38 (10.89%) Front Office
4 19 (5.44%) Investment Banking
4 19 (5.44%) Public Sector
5 5 (1.43%) Back Office
6 4 (1.15%) Advertising
7 2 (0.57%) International Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 202 (57.88%) Developer
2 45 (12.89%) SQL Developer
3 42 (12.03%) .NET Developer
3 42 (12.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 36 (10.32%) Java Developer
5 32 (9.17%) Data Engineer
6 31 (8.88%) DBA
7 24 (6.88%) SQL DBA
8 22 (6.30%) Analyst
9 20 (5.73%) Architect
10 19 (5.44%) Senior Developer
11 18 (5.16%) C# Developer
11 18 (5.16%) SQL Server Developer
12 17 (4.87%) Azure Developer
13 15 (4.30%) Power BI Developer
14 12 (3.44%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (3.15%) Data Analyst
15 11 (3.15%) Full Stack Developer
15 11 (3.15%) SQL BI Developer
15 11 (3.15%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (30.66%) .NET
2 58 (16.62%) ASP.NET
3 54 (15.47%) HTML
4 51 (14.61%) CSS
5 43 (12.32%) XML
6 39 (11.17%) .NET Framework
6 39 (11.17%) jQuery
7 30 (8.60%) AngularJS
7 30 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web API
8 29 (8.31%) JSON
9 26 (7.45%) Web Services
10 20 (5.73%) .NET Core
10 20 (5.73%) HTML5
10 20 (5.73%) RESTful
10 20 (5.73%) WPF
11 19 (5.44%) Entity Framework
12 17 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 14 (4.01%) React
13 14 (4.01%) Spring
14 13 (3.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.03%) Fixed Income
2 26 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (3.44%) Data Structures
4 12 (3.44%) User Experience
5 9 (2.58%) Derivative
5 9 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.01%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.43%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.15%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.15%) Clustering
8 4 (1.15%) Swaptions
9 3 (0.86%) NHS
9 3 (0.86%) Reinsurance
9 3 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.86%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (14.33%) Windows
2 29 (8.31%) Linux
3 17 (4.87%) Unix
4 16 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (3.15%) Ubuntu
7 10 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.58%) Debian
9 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (2.01%) CentOS
11 5 (1.43%) Android
11 5 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.43%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.86%) Solaris
12 3 (0.86%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.57%) AIX
13 2 (0.57%) HPUX
14 1 (0.29%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (31.52%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (30.09%) Business Intelligence
3 68 (19.48%) DevOps
4 50 (14.33%) Scrum
5 48 (13.75%) Data Modelling
6 45 (12.89%) SDLC
7 41 (11.75%) ETL
8 35 (10.03%) UML
9 34 (9.74%) Kimball Methodology
10 32 (9.17%) Unit Testing
11 31 (8.88%) Analytics
12 29 (8.31%) Data Analysis
13 28 (8.02%) Microservices
14 27 (7.74%) MVC
14 27 (7.74%) Performance Tuning
14 27 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (7.45%) Migration
16 25 (7.16%) TDD
16 25 (7.16%) Technical Analysis
17 24 (6.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 323 (92.55%) SQL
2 135 (38.68%) C#
3 81 (23.21%) JavaScript
4 73 (20.92%) Java
5 65 (18.62%) Python
6 61 (17.48%) PowerShell
7 48 (13.75%) PL/SQL
8 29 (8.31%) R
9 21 (6.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 21 (6.02%) Perl
10 16 (4.58%) VB
11 15 (4.30%) Bash Shell
11 15 (4.30%) VB.NET
12 11 (3.15%) VB6
13 9 (2.58%) C++
14 8 (2.29%) Korn
14 8 (2.29%) VBA
15 7 (2.01%) Ruby
16 6 (1.72%) TypeScript
17 5 (1.43%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 46 (13.18%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.87%) Degree
4 7 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.57%) MCAD
6 2 (0.57%) MCITP
6 2 (0.57%) MCPD
6 2 (0.57%) MCSE
7 1 (0.29%) ACCA
7 1 (0.29%) HPE ATP
7 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.44%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.29%) QA
3 7 (2.01%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.86%) GDPR
4 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) HL7
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.15%) Docker
2 10 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.57%) KVM
5 2 (0.57%) Xen
6 1 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (4.01%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.01%) Puppet
3 5 (1.43%) Salt
3 5 (1.43%) Terraform
4 4 (1.15%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.86%) Control-M
6 2 (0.57%) Grafana
6 2 (0.57%) Nagios
6 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.57%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.57%) WSUS
7 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (32.09%) Microsoft
2 56 (16.05%) Oracle
3 33 (9.46%) Databricks
4 25 (7.16%) Sybase
5 18 (5.16%) Red Hat
6 17 (4.87%) Tableau
7 12 (3.44%) IFS
7 12 (3.44%) MuleSoft
8 11 (3.15%) Adobe
9 9 (2.58%) Cloudera
9 9 (2.58%) VMware
10 8 (2.29%) Axway
11 7 (2.01%) SAP
12 5 (1.43%) Cognos
12 5 (1.43%) Hortonworks
12 5 (1.43%) Sparx
13 4 (1.15%) EMC
13 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.57%) Bloomberg
14 2 (0.57%) McAfee