Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 251 178 188
Rank change year-on-year -73 +10 +5
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 578 734 1,399
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.46% 1.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.49% 3.57% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 535 1,045
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
25th Percentile £363 £364 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £556 £504 £495
90th Percentile £650 £625 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Median hourly rate £55.00 £22.84 £24.75
Median % change year-on-year +140.83% -7.73% -17.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £19.99 £32.63
% change year-on-year +175.17% -38.74% -29.46%

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 23,180 20,544 39,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.56% 40.74% 42.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,299 14,491 27,539
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
25th Percentile £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
75th Percentile £594 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 366 627
10th Percentile £17.21 £17.25 £17.50
25th Percentile £25.00 £21.57 £26.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.00
Median % change year-on-year - -1.16% +7.50%
75th Percentile £51.63 £50.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -3.41% +10.00%

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021.

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 14 May 2021. 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 -74 462 £450 - 311
London -48 296 £525 +10.53% 76
UK excluding London -95 171 £400 - 244
Work from Home -131 156 £450 +12.50% 65
North of England +7 47 £370 +3.50% 74
Midlands +9 44 £425 +13.33% 54
West Midlands +3 30 £430 +14.67% 23
North West 0 29 £350 - 36
South East -60 29 £400 -5.88% 53
Scotland -49 16 £388 -7.46% 7
Wales +5 14 £425 - 2
South West +1 14 £325 -21.92% 27
East Midlands +13 12 £358 -2.72% 30
Yorkshire +16 10 £375 -3.23% 35
North East +21 8 £500 +53.85% 3
East of England +13 7 £431 +7.81% 27

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, 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.

1 563 (97.40%) SQL
2 329 (56.92%) SQL Server
3 281 (48.62%) Azure
4 208 (35.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 197 (34.08%) Business Intelligence
6 190 (32.87%) Microsoft
7 179 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
8 173 (29.93%) Data Warehouse
9 165 (28.55%) C#
10 151 (26.12%) .NET
11 150 (25.95%) Finance
11 150 (25.95%) Power Platform
12 146 (25.26%) ETL
13 143 (24.74%) Power BI
14 134 (23.18%) Oracle
15 128 (22.15%) Python
16 115 (19.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 113 (19.55%) DevOps
18 112 (19.38%) PL/SQL
19 110 (19.03%) Data Modelling
20 107 (18.51%) Azure SQL Database
21 99 (17.13%) AWS
22 93 (16.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 84 (14.53%) Windows
24 81 (14.01%) Social Skills
25 74 (12.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
25 74 (12.80%) Serverless
25 74 (12.80%) Microservices
26 72 (12.46%) Azure Functions
26 72 (12.46%) Azure Storage

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 47 (8.13%) BizTalk Server
2 22 (3.81%) Apache Spark
3 18 (3.11%) Apache
4 13 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.73%) Apache Airflow
6 9 (1.56%) IIS
7 8 (1.38%) Confluence
8 7 (1.21%) GemFire
8 7 (1.21%) JBoss
8 7 (1.21%) MQSeries
8 7 (1.21%) Red Hat Fuse
8 7 (1.21%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.04%) NServiceBus
9 6 (1.04%) Oracle Coherence
10 5 (0.87%) SAS
11 4 (0.69%) Appian
12 3 (0.52%) Drupal
12 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.35%) Jetty
Applications
1 25 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.38%) SPSS
3 8 (1.38%) Stata
4 5 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.17%) Figma
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.35%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 281 (48.62%) Azure
2 150 (25.95%) Power Platform
3 99 (17.13%) AWS
4 74 (12.80%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 74 (12.80%) Serverless
5 72 (12.46%) Azure Functions
5 72 (12.46%) Azure Storage
6 71 (12.28%) Azure Logic Apps
7 63 (10.90%) Azure Data Factory
8 46 (7.96%) AWS Lambda
9 37 (6.40%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 22 (3.81%) GitHub
11 21 (3.63%) Azure Service Bus
12 19 (3.29%) Azure Active Directory
13 16 (2.77%) Dynamics 365
14 15 (2.60%) Azure Key Vault
15 13 (2.25%) SaaS
16 11 (1.90%) PaaS
16 11 (1.90%) PowerApps
17 8 (1.38%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.38%) SAN
2 7 (1.21%) Firewall
3 6 (1.04%) SSL
4 5 (0.87%) DNS
4 5 (0.87%) SSH
4 5 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.52%) BIG-IP
5 3 (0.52%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.52%) SMTP
6 2 (0.35%) DHCP
6 2 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.17%) DAB
7 1 (0.17%) Internet
7 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (56.92%) SQL Server
2 208 (35.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 173 (29.93%) Data Warehouse
4 143 (24.74%) Power BI
5 115 (19.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 107 (18.51%) Azure SQL Database
7 93 (16.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (10.90%) MongoDB
9 39 (6.75%) Data Lake
10 38 (6.57%) Relational Database
11 37 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 37 (6.40%) Tableau
12 25 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (3.98%) Oracle Database
14 22 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
14 22 (3.81%) SQL Server 2016
15 21 (3.63%) SQL Server 2017
15 21 (3.63%) SQL Server 2019
16 20 (3.46%) QlikView
17 19 (3.29%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 32 (5.54%) Git (software)
2 30 (5.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 29 (5.02%) JIRA
4 27 (4.67%) Visual Studio
5 26 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (2.25%) Jenkins
7 10 (1.73%) Hudson
8 9 (1.56%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.56%) Selenium
8 9 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (1.38%) Subversion
10 7 (1.21%) ERwin
10 7 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (1.04%) ER Studio
12 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.69%) NUnit
13 4 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
14 3 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
14 3 (0.52%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 150 (25.95%) Finance
2 81 (14.01%) Social Skills
3 58 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (6.92%) Public Sector
5 31 (5.36%) Banking
6 18 (3.11%) Investment Banking
7 15 (2.60%) Front Office
8 12 (2.08%) Documentation Skills
9 9 (1.56%) Legal
10 8 (1.38%) Marketing
11 7 (1.21%) Electronics
11 7 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.21%) Telecoms
12 6 (1.04%) Local Government
12 6 (1.04%) Retail
13 4 (0.69%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (0.52%) Automotive
14 3 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 281 (48.62%) Developer
2 83 (14.36%) Analyst
3 78 (13.49%) SQL Developer
4 60 (10.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 56 (9.69%) .NET Developer
6 49 (8.48%) Data Engineer
7 47 (8.13%) C# Developer
8 46 (7.96%) Data Analyst
8 46 (7.96%) DBA
9 37 (6.40%) Senior Developer
10 33 (5.71%) SQL DBA
11 30 (5.19%) Consultant
12 29 (5.02%) Azure Developer
12 29 (5.02%) Azure Engineer
12 29 (5.02%) C# .NET Developer
13 26 (4.50%) Data Consultant
14 25 (4.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 24 (4.15%) Python Developer
16 21 (3.63%) Power BI Analyst
17 19 (3.29%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (26.12%) .NET
2 54 (9.34%) ASP.NET
3 53 (9.17%) .NET Core
4 48 (8.30%) XML
5 44 (7.61%) HTML
6 43 (7.44%) Web Services
7 41 (7.09%) JSON
7 41 (7.09%) REST
8 39 (6.75%) .NET Framework
9 38 (6.57%) CSS
10 30 (5.19%) Spring
11 29 (5.02%) AngularJS
12 28 (4.84%) SOAP
13 27 (4.67%) jQuery
14 23 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web API
15 17 (2.94%) Entity Framework
15 17 (2.94%) WinForms
16 16 (2.77%) MDX
16 16 (2.77%) RabbitMQ
16 16 (2.77%) React
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.86%) Cloud Native
2 23 (3.98%) Replication
3 19 (3.29%) Data Structures
3 19 (3.29%) User Experience
4 16 (2.77%) NHS
5 14 (2.42%) Reference Data
6 13 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.38%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.38%) Hedge funds
8 8 (1.38%) Market Risk
9 7 (1.21%) Grid Computing
10 6 (1.04%) Clustering
10 6 (1.04%) Derivative
10 6 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.04%) Reinsurance
11 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.69%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 84 (14.53%) Windows
2 22 (3.81%) Linux
3 18 (3.11%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.87%) Android
9 4 (0.69%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.52%) Debian
10 3 (0.52%) Solaris
10 3 (0.52%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.35%) CentOS
12 1 (0.17%) Unix
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (34.08%) Business Intelligence
2 179 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (25.26%) ETL
4 113 (19.55%) DevOps
5 110 (19.03%) Data Modelling
6 74 (12.80%) Microservices
7 71 (12.28%) SDLC
8 68 (11.76%) Data Development
9 66 (11.42%) Software Engineering
10 65 (11.25%) Migration
11 64 (11.07%) Data Engineering
12 63 (10.90%) Scrum
13 58 (10.03%) Analytics
14 57 (9.86%) Data Integration
15 47 (8.13%) Visualisation
16 43 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
17 41 (7.09%) Performance Tuning
18 40 (6.92%) Data Management
19 38 (6.57%) Continuous Improvement
20 37 (6.40%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 563 (97.40%) SQL
2 165 (28.55%) C#
3 128 (22.15%) Python
4 112 (19.38%) PL/SQL
5 71 (12.28%) PowerShell
6 63 (10.90%) JavaScript
7 55 (9.52%) C++
8 51 (8.82%) Java
9 47 (8.13%) Go
10 26 (4.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 14 (2.42%) R
12 13 (2.25%) Scala
12 13 (2.25%) VB.NET
13 12 (2.08%) VB
14 10 (1.73%) C
15 9 (1.56%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.56%) VBA
16 8 (1.38%) Java 8
17 6 (1.04%) Perl
18 5 (0.87%) XAML
Qualifications
1 39 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.67%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.46%) Degree
4 13 (2.25%) ISEB
5 7 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.87%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.87%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.52%) MCITP
8 3 (0.52%) MCP
8 3 (0.52%) MCTS
9 2 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.35%) HPE ATP
10 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.17%) MBCS
10 1 (0.17%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (6.40%) Data Quality
2 25 (4.33%) QA
3 4 (0.69%) GDPR
4 3 (0.52%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (2.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.21%) Docker
3 5 (0.87%) Platform Symphony
4 3 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.35%) HDFS
5 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (8.65%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.46%) Terraform
3 4 (0.69%) WMI
4 3 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.35%) Puppet
5 2 (0.35%) Salt
5 2 (0.35%) SCOM
6 1 (0.17%) Control-M
6 1 (0.17%) Grafana
6 1 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.17%) OpenView
6 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 190 (32.87%) Microsoft
2 134 (23.18%) Oracle
3 61 (10.55%) MuleSoft
4 47 (8.13%) Databricks
5 24 (4.15%) SAP
6 15 (2.60%) Informatica
7 13 (2.25%) Sybase
8 11 (1.90%) Intapp
8 11 (1.90%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.56%) Sparx
10 7 (1.21%) Axway
10 7 (1.21%) Citrix
10 7 (1.21%) Telerik
11 6 (1.04%) NetApp
11 6 (1.04%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.87%) Alteryx
12 5 (0.87%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.87%) Google
12 5 (0.87%) Teradata
13 4 (0.69%) VMware