Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 156 93
Rank change year-on-year -9 -63 +26
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1566 1786 2606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.69% 2.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.81% 4.23% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1305 1981
UK median daily rate £413 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% -2.67% -
10th Percentile £306 £250 £263
90th Percentile £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 35
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £39.60 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +88.57% -40.00%
10th Percentile £19.90 £11.85 £15.50
90th Percentile £195.00 £45.00 £40.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.88% +90.48% -37.78%

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 41138 42182 43416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.89% 39.81% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28402 28998 29257
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 768 908 967
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £15.79 £14.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +10.45%

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 25 September 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 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 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 -7 1464 £413 +10.00% 246
UK excluding London -24 790 £363 +3.57% 189
London +24 752 £450 +7.85% 71
South East -18 237 £375 - 45
North of England +7 224 £350 +3.32% 75
Yorkshire +17 117 £350 -1.06% 33
North West +20 97 £361 +11.15% 38
Midlands -44 93 £350 +1.45% 23
South West -3 80 £400 +23.08% 15
East of England -24 77 £360 +5.88% 17
West Midlands -39 60 £350 +2.94% 11
Scotland -8 53 £400 +14.29% 9
East Midlands -20 32 £363 +7.41% 12
Wales -8 21 £325 -1.89% 1
North East +14 10 £344 +12.70% 4
Northern Ireland -47 6 £413 +26.92% 2

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1433 (91.51%) SQL
2 1166 (74.46%) SQL Server
3 678 (43.30%) .NET
4 633 (40.42%) C#
5 596 (38.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 543 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
7 532 (33.97%) Microsoft
8 484 (30.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 421 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
10 355 (22.67%) ASP.NET
11 353 (22.54%) ETL
12 350 (22.35%) MVC
13 345 (22.03%) Data Warehouse
14 320 (20.43%) Finance
15 314 (20.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 310 (19.80%) JavaScript
17 275 (17.56%) Web Services
18 269 (17.18%) HTML
19 233 (14.88%) SQL Server 2012
20 230 (14.69%) SQL Server 2008
21 225 (14.37%) CSS
22 216 (13.79%) Windows
23 212 (13.54%) Data Modelling
24 199 (12.71%) .NET Framework
25 195 (12.45%) ASP.NET Web API
26 192 (12.26%) jQuery
27 181 (11.56%) ASP.NET MVC
27 181 (11.56%) Visual Studio
28 177 (11.30%) Migration
29 176 (11.24%) TDD

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 78 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 62 (3.96%) IIS
3 47 (3.00%) CMS
4 29 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (1.40%) SAS
6 21 (1.34%) Apache
7 19 (1.21%) Umbraco
8 17 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
10 14 (0.89%) Apache Spark
11 13 (0.83%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.70%) Drupal
13 9 (0.57%) NServiceBus
14 8 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.45%) JBoss
15 7 (0.45%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.38%) Apache Pig
16 6 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.32%) Confluence
17 5 (0.32%) DNN
Applications
1 100 (6.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 51 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (1.79%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.45%) SAP APO
4 7 (0.45%) SAP MM
5 5 (0.32%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.26%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.19%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.19%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.19%) SunGard GMI
8 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.13%) HFM
8 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.13%) iTrent
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle TCA
8 2 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.064%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.064%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 160 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (4.21%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
4 17 (1.09%) SaaS
5 12 (0.77%) GitHub
5 12 (0.77%) npm
6 10 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.57%) Office 365
8 8 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (0.45%) IaaS
9 7 (0.45%) PaaS
10 5 (0.32%) Boomi
10 5 (0.32%) Yarn
11 4 (0.26%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.19%) Azure Data Factory
12 3 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.77%) Internet
2 10 (0.64%) FTP
3 9 (0.57%) Intranet
4 8 (0.51%) Firewall
5 5 (0.32%) DNS
5 5 (0.32%) SAN
5 5 (0.32%) SSL
5 5 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.19%) SMS
7 2 (0.13%) IPsec
7 2 (0.13%) VPN
7 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.064%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.064%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.064%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1166 (74.46%) SQL Server
2 596 (38.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 484 (30.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 345 (22.03%) Data Warehouse
5 314 (20.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 233 (14.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 230 (14.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 123 (7.85%) Power BI
8 123 (7.85%) SQL Server 2014
9 117 (7.47%) SQL Server 2016
10 112 (7.15%) Relational Database
11 76 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
12 59 (3.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 58 (3.70%) OLAP
14 57 (3.64%) MongoDB
15 55 (3.51%) RDBMS
16 53 (3.38%) NoSQL
17 41 (2.62%) Big Data
18 39 (2.49%) MySQL
19 38 (2.43%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 181 (11.56%) Visual Studio
2 174 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 100 (6.39%) Git (software)
4 85 (5.43%) NUnit
5 62 (3.96%) JIRA
6 44 (2.81%) Subversion
7 37 (2.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 31 (1.98%) Moq
9 30 (1.92%) Jenkins
9 30 (1.92%) TeamCity
10 28 (1.79%) SpecFlow
11 25 (1.60%) MSTest
12 24 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
13 23 (1.47%) Selenium
14 21 (1.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 21 (1.34%) Talend Open Studio
15 17 (1.09%) Maven
16 15 (0.96%) Ant
16 15 (0.96%) Eclipse
17 14 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 320 (20.43%) Finance
2 132 (8.43%) Banking
3 71 (4.53%) Marketing
4 53 (3.38%) Front Office
5 52 (3.32%) Retail
6 44 (2.81%) Investment Banking
7 33 (2.11%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.98%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.66%) Legal
10 24 (1.53%) Electronics
11 23 (1.47%) Advertising
12 18 (1.15%) Back Office
12 18 (1.15%) Publishing
13 14 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.77%) Games
15 11 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.70%) Law
16 10 (0.64%) Automotive
17 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.26%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 1128 (72.03%) Developer
2 379 (24.20%) SQL Developer
3 307 (19.60%) .NET Developer
4 218 (13.92%) C# Developer
5 196 (12.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 132 (8.43%) SSIS Developer
7 127 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 124 (7.92%) Analyst
9 116 (7.41%) Senior Developer
10 110 (7.02%) DBA
11 103 (6.58%) T-SQL Developer
12 88 (5.62%) SQL Server Developer
13 87 (5.56%) SQL DBA
14 80 (5.11%) SSRS Developer
15 73 (4.66%) SQL BI Developer
16 63 (4.02%) Database Developer
17 61 (3.90%) Data Analyst
17 61 (3.90%) Full Stack Developer
18 54 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
18 54 (3.45%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (43.30%) .NET
2 355 (22.67%) ASP.NET
3 275 (17.56%) Web Services
4 269 (17.18%) HTML
5 225 (14.37%) CSS
6 199 (12.71%) .NET Framework
7 195 (12.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 192 (12.26%) jQuery
9 181 (11.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 168 (10.73%) WCF
11 166 (10.60%) AngularJS
12 161 (10.28%) XML
13 118 (7.54%) HTML5
14 104 (6.64%) Entity Framework
15 101 (6.45%) REST
16 94 (6.00%) Ajax
17 85 (5.43%) MDX
18 74 (4.73%) JSON
19 71 (4.53%) WPF
20 65 (4.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 143 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
3 57 (3.64%) Data Structures
4 54 (3.45%) Fixed Income
5 51 (3.26%) Replication
6 45 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 41 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (2.17%) Clustering
9 33 (2.11%) Market Risk
10 32 (2.04%) Algorithms
11 29 (1.85%) Equities
12 25 (1.60%) Management Information System
13 24 (1.53%) Client/Server
14 22 (1.40%) Derivative
15 21 (1.34%) Credit Risk
15 21 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 21 (1.34%) Reference Data
16 17 (1.09%) Fintech
17 16 (1.02%) User Experience
18 15 (0.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 216 (13.79%) Windows
2 94 (6.00%) Linux
3 60 (3.83%) Unix
4 49 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 24 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (1.02%) Solaris
8 15 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (0.57%) Android
10 6 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.19%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.19%) VMS
11 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.064%) HPUX
13 1 (0.064%) MVS
13 1 (0.064%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.064%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 543 (34.67%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
3 353 (22.54%) ETL
4 350 (22.35%) MVC
5 212 (13.54%) Data Modelling
6 177 (11.30%) Migration
7 176 (11.24%) TDD
8 174 (11.11%) Scrum
9 145 (9.26%) SDLC
10 124 (7.92%) Unit Testing
11 112 (7.15%) Performance Tuning
12 109 (6.96%) Web Development
13 104 (6.64%) Data Migration
14 94 (6.00%) Kimball Methodology
15 92 (5.87%) OO
16 88 (5.62%) Analytics
17 79 (5.04%) CRM
18 78 (4.98%) BDD
18 78 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
19 71 (4.53%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1433 (91.51%) SQL
2 633 (40.42%) C#
3 310 (19.80%) JavaScript
4 121 (7.73%) Java
5 118 (7.54%) PowerShell
6 101 (6.45%) PL/SQL
7 95 (6.07%) VB.NET
8 74 (4.73%) Python
9 54 (3.45%) VB
10 43 (2.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 43 (2.75%) TypeScript
11 41 (2.62%) C
12 39 (2.49%) Perl
13 38 (2.43%) VBA
14 36 (2.30%) C++
15 32 (2.04%) PHP
16 30 (1.92%) Shell Script
17 29 (1.85%) VB6
18 22 (1.40%) Korn
19 17 (1.09%) R
Qualifications
1 91 (5.81%) Degree
2 58 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 43 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.45%) ISEB
7 7 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.38%) MCITP
8 6 (0.38%) MCTS
9 5 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.13%) MCSA
11 2 (0.13%) MCSE
11 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.064%) CFA
12 1 (0.064%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.064%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.064%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.15%) Data Quality
2 41 (2.62%) QA
3 22 (1.40%) MiFID
4 16 (1.02%) SLA
5 8 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.45%) GxP
7 6 (0.38%) EMIR
8 3 (0.19%) GAAP
8 3 (0.19%) HL7
8 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.064%) GAMP
10 1 (0.064%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.064%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (2.62%) Docker
2 20 (1.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.32%) HDFS
4 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.13%) Firmware
5 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.064%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.064%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
2 11 (0.70%) Puppet
3 6 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (0.38%) Nagios
4 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.26%) SCOM
5 3 (0.19%) Control-M
6 2 (0.13%) Ansible
6 2 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.13%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.13%) Oozie
6 2 (0.13%) SCCM
6 2 (0.13%) Terraform
6 2 (0.13%) WSUS
7 1 (0.064%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.064%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.064%) Opsview
7 1 (0.064%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.064%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 532 (33.97%) Microsoft
2 132 (8.43%) Oracle
3 68 (4.34%) Tableau
4 64 (4.09%) SAP
5 48 (3.07%) Sybase
6 40 (2.55%) Sitecore
7 21 (1.34%) Talend
8 20 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (1.21%) RedGate
10 16 (1.02%) IBM
11 13 (0.83%) Cognos
12 12 (0.77%) Informatica
13 10 (0.64%) Charles River
14 9 (0.57%) HP
14 9 (0.57%) JD Edwards
14 9 (0.57%) Splunk
14 9 (0.57%) VMware
15 8 (0.51%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.51%) Google
15 8 (0.51%) MuleSoft