Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 152 110
Rank change year-on-year -14 -42 +12
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1612 1814 2390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.76% 2.12%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.71% 4.35% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1330 1825
UK median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £513 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 22
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £31.19 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.43% +39.40% -37.41%
10th Percentile £16.75 £11.09 £15.13
90th Percentile £145.00 £45.00 £39.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -32.50% +68.42% -33.57%

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 43405 41744 43261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.01% 40.44% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30457 28667 29365
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £285 £270
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 778 879 1061
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +17.21%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.42 £14.10
90th Percentile £52.08 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +15.38%

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 13 December 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 13 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Top 15 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 13 December 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 -19 1487 £425 +13.33% 291
UK excluding London -39 801 £375 +7.14% 220
London 0 785 £450 +5.88% 81
South East -24 235 £388 +3.33% 61
North of England -26 218 £350 +0.29% 74
Yorkshire -15 123 £350 - 29
Midlands -49 97 £363 +5.07% 30
North West -31 82 £350 +7.69% 43
East of England -12 80 £375 +15.38% 24
West Midlands -31 72 £369 +8.46% 15
South West -29 69 £388 +19.23% 21
Scotland -4 67 £388 +10.71% 7
Wales +36 36 £360 +10.77% 2
East Midlands -22 25 £363 +5.45% 14
North East +28 13 £375 +11.11% 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 1488 (92.31%) SQL
2 1210 (75.06%) SQL Server
3 659 (40.88%) .NET
4 640 (39.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 639 (39.64%) C#
6 575 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
7 540 (33.50%) Microsoft
8 517 (32.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 467 (28.97%) Business Intelligence
10 369 (22.89%) Data Warehouse
11 364 (22.58%) ETL
12 352 (21.84%) Finance
13 319 (19.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 305 (18.92%) ASP.NET
15 292 (18.11%) MVC
16 287 (17.80%) JavaScript
17 264 (16.38%) Data Modelling
18 258 (16.00%) HTML
19 246 (15.26%) Web Services
20 213 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
21 211 (13.09%) SQL Server 2012
22 205 (12.72%) CSS
23 195 (12.10%) Migration
24 190 (11.79%) Windows
25 186 (11.54%) .NET Framework
26 185 (11.48%) Scrum
27 181 (11.23%) TDD
28 178 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
29 176 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
30 174 (10.79%) Analytical Skills

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 82 (5.09%) SharePoint
2 63 (3.91%) IIS
3 33 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (1.80%) CMS
5 24 (1.49%) Apache
6 23 (1.43%) SAS
7 17 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (0.99%) Umbraco
9 15 (0.93%) Apache Solr
10 13 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
11 12 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.68%) Drupal
12 11 (0.68%) JBoss
12 11 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (0.68%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.62%) Apache Spark
13 10 (0.62%) Confluence
14 7 (0.43%) WildFly
15 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.31%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 102 (6.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.31%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.31%) SPSS
7 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.062%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 35 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
2 30 (1.86%) Markit EDM
3 7 (0.43%) SAP APO
3 7 (0.43%) SAP MM
3 7 (0.43%) SunGard GMI
4 6 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.31%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.25%) iTrent
7 3 (0.19%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.19%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.12%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle TCA
9 1 (0.062%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 178 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (1.30%) Office 365
4 14 (0.87%) IaaS
5 13 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (0.81%) npm
5 13 (0.81%) Serverless
6 12 (0.74%) GitHub
6 12 (0.74%) PaaS
7 10 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
7 10 (0.62%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (0.50%) SaaS
10 7 (0.43%) 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%) Firewall
3 11 (0.68%) Internet
4 9 (0.56%) DNS
5 8 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.43%) SSL
7 6 (0.37%) SAN
8 5 (0.31%) Intranet
9 4 (0.25%) DHCP
9 4 (0.25%) SMS
10 2 (0.12%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.062%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.062%) HTTP
11 1 (0.062%) Skype
11 1 (0.062%) SMTP
11 1 (0.062%) VoIP
11 1 (0.062%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1210 (75.06%) SQL Server
2 640 (39.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 517 (32.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 369 (22.89%) Data Warehouse
5 319 (19.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 213 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
7 211 (13.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 148 (9.18%) Power BI
9 145 (9.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 124 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
11 117 (7.26%) Relational Database
12 76 (4.71%) OLAP
13 64 (3.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 61 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
15 60 (3.72%) MongoDB
16 55 (3.41%) NoSQL
17 54 (3.35%) RDBMS
18 40 (2.48%) MySQL
19 38 (2.36%) PowerPivot
20 35 (2.17%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 176 (10.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 163 (10.11%) Visual Studio
3 88 (5.46%) Git (software)
4 71 (4.40%) NUnit
5 54 (3.35%) JIRA
6 52 (3.23%) Subversion
7 41 (2.54%) Selenium
8 35 (2.17%) Jenkins
9 32 (1.99%) TeamCity
10 25 (1.55%) SpecFlow
11 24 (1.49%) Moq
11 24 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 23 (1.43%) Ant
12 23 (1.43%) Eclipse
12 23 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 22 (1.36%) Maven
14 19 (1.18%) MSTest
14 19 (1.18%) SoapUI
14 19 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 352 (21.84%) Finance
2 120 (7.44%) Banking
3 74 (4.59%) Front Office
4 40 (2.48%) Marketing
5 38 (2.36%) Investment Banking
5 38 (2.36%) Retail
6 35 (2.17%) Legal
7 26 (1.61%) Back Office
8 22 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.99%) Games
9 16 (0.99%) Law
10 14 (0.87%) Advertising
10 14 (0.87%) Publishing
10 14 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.68%) Electronics
13 10 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.43%) Automotive
14 7 (0.43%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.31%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1150 (71.34%) Developer
2 400 (24.81%) SQL Developer
3 283 (17.56%) .NET Developer
4 235 (14.58%) C# Developer
5 226 (14.02%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 153 (9.49%) Analyst
7 130 (8.06%) SSIS Developer
8 129 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
9 119 (7.38%) DBA
10 116 (7.20%) Senior Developer
11 113 (7.01%) T-SQL Developer
12 94 (5.83%) SQL Server Developer
13 92 (5.71%) SQL DBA
14 75 (4.65%) SQL BI Developer
15 72 (4.47%) SSRS Developer
16 66 (4.09%) Data Analyst
17 64 (3.97%) Full Stack Developer
18 60 (3.72%) SQL Analyst
19 55 (3.41%) ETL Developer
20 51 (3.16%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 659 (40.88%) .NET
2 305 (18.92%) ASP.NET
3 258 (16.00%) HTML
4 246 (15.26%) Web Services
5 205 (12.72%) CSS
6 186 (11.54%) .NET Framework
7 172 (10.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 168 (10.42%) AngularJS
9 166 (10.30%) jQuery
10 154 (9.55%) ASP.NET Web API
11 148 (9.18%) WCF
12 147 (9.12%) XML
13 109 (6.76%) HTML5
14 98 (6.08%) REST
15 94 (5.83%) MDX
16 93 (5.77%) Entity Framework
17 81 (5.02%) SOAP
18 75 (4.65%) RESTful
19 74 (4.59%) JSON
20 73 (4.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 174 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (4.28%) Data Structures
4 64 (3.97%) Fixed Income
5 58 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
6 57 (3.54%) Replication
7 56 (3.47%) Computer Science
8 39 (2.42%) Clustering
8 39 (2.42%) Market Risk
9 38 (2.36%) Algorithms
10 35 (2.17%) Management Information System
11 33 (2.05%) Equities
12 30 (1.86%) Client/Server
12 30 (1.86%) N-Tier
13 29 (1.80%) Credit Risk
14 28 (1.74%) Derivative
14 28 (1.74%) NHS
15 26 (1.61%) Fintech
16 23 (1.43%) Hedge funds
17 22 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 190 (11.79%) Windows
2 89 (5.52%) Linux
3 58 (3.60%) Unix
4 42 (2.61%) Windows Server
5 14 (0.87%) Solaris
6 13 (0.81%) Android
6 13 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (0.68%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.19%) CentOS
10 3 (0.19%) OpenVMS
10 3 (0.19%) VMS
10 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.19%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.12%) AIX
11 2 (0.12%) HPUX
11 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (28.97%) Business Intelligence
3 364 (22.58%) ETL
4 292 (18.11%) MVC
5 264 (16.38%) Data Modelling
6 195 (12.10%) Migration
7 185 (11.48%) Scrum
8 181 (11.23%) TDD
9 155 (9.62%) SDLC
10 141 (8.75%) Unit Testing
11 124 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
12 106 (6.58%) Data Migration
13 96 (5.96%) Kimball Methodology
14 92 (5.71%) Test Automation
15 90 (5.58%) Analytics
16 81 (5.02%) BDD
16 81 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
17 80 (4.96%) OO
17 80 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
17 80 (4.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1488 (92.31%) SQL
2 639 (39.64%) C#
3 287 (17.80%) JavaScript
4 145 (9.00%) Java
5 115 (7.13%) PowerShell
6 86 (5.33%) PL/SQL
7 84 (5.21%) Python
8 83 (5.15%) VB.NET
9 60 (3.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 41 (2.54%) TypeScript
11 39 (2.42%) PHP
12 38 (2.36%) Perl
12 38 (2.36%) VB
13 35 (2.17%) VBA
14 29 (1.80%) C
15 25 (1.55%) C++
15 25 (1.55%) Shell Script
16 23 (1.43%) Ruby
16 23 (1.43%) VB6
17 17 (1.05%) Korn
Qualifications
1 108 (6.70%) Degree
2 60 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (0.99%) MCSE
7 10 (0.62%) MCSA
8 9 (0.56%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.43%) ISEB
9 7 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.25%) MCITP
11 4 (0.25%) MCTS
12 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.19%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.19%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.12%) MCP
13 2 (0.12%) MCPD
13 2 (0.12%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.062%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.16%) Data Quality
2 46 (2.85%) QA
3 38 (2.36%) MiFID
4 19 (1.18%) SLA
5 11 (0.68%) HL7
6 10 (0.62%) EMIR
7 9 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.43%) 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%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.12%) WCAG
12 1 (0.062%) GAMP
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 40 (2.48%) Docker
2 28 (1.74%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.43%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.25%) HDFS
6 4 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.12%) Firmware
7 2 (0.12%) XenApp
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.062%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.062%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (0.99%) Puppet
2 9 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (0.43%) Ansible
5 5 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.25%) Nagios
6 4 (0.25%) SCOM
7 3 (0.19%) Control-M
7 3 (0.19%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.12%) SCCM
9 1 (0.062%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.062%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.062%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.062%) Oozie
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.062%) WMI
Vendors
1 540 (33.50%) Microsoft
2 147 (9.12%) Oracle
3 108 (6.70%) Tableau
4 55 (3.41%) Sybase
5 44 (2.73%) SAP
6 31 (1.92%) IBM
7 29 (1.80%) Sitecore
8 28 (1.74%) RedGate
9 23 (1.43%) VMware
10 17 (1.05%) Cognos
10 17 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (0.99%) Talend
12 14 (0.87%) Xamarin
13 11 (0.68%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.68%) Citrix
13 11 (0.68%) Informatica
14 10 (0.62%) Solace
15 8 (0.50%) Charles River
15 8 (0.50%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.50%) Twitter