Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 174 153
Rank change year-on-year -14 -21 -46
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,441 1,381 1,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.51% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.31% 3.64% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,093 1,013 1,335
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 23
UK median hourly rate £29.15 £34.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +5.38% +45.48%
10th Percentile £21.38 £15.78 £12.05
90th Percentile £49.20 £148.95 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year -10.67% +21.95% +29.47%

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 43,476 37,969 41,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.37% 41.57% 38.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,325 26,002 28,117
UK median daily rate £460 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 774 812 933
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £16.72 £17.03 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +8.55% +8.57%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -21 1,323 £400 - 685
UK excluding London -11 758 £375 +7.14% 537
London -23 670 £450 - 187
North of England -4 224 £350 +6.06% 145
South East -56 158 £400 +6.67% 136
Midlands +12 129 £365 +4.29% 93
Yorkshire -7 122 £375 +13.64% 57
South West +5 88 £375 - 69
Scotland +5 77 £383 +9.29% 27
North West -27 76 £353 +7.63% 68
West Midlands -17 75 £400 +15.94% 48
East Midlands +13 53 £350 - 45
East of England -16 52 £385 +6.94% 55
Wales +7 30 £400 +14.29% 8
North East +21 26 £300 - 20
Northern Ireland +8 3 £438 +6.06% 3

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1,339 (92.92%) SQL
2 1,056 (73.28%) SQL Server
3 668 (46.36%) C#
4 629 (43.65%) .NET
5 566 (39.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 529 (36.71%) Microsoft
7 502 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
8 466 (32.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 396 (27.48%) Business Intelligence
10 320 (22.21%) Data Warehouse
11 313 (21.72%) ETL
12 306 (21.24%) Finance
13 267 (18.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 258 (17.90%) ASP.NET
15 249 (17.28%) MVC
16 244 (16.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 242 (16.79%) JavaScript
18 231 (16.03%) HTML
19 207 (14.37%) Scrum
20 203 (14.09%) CSS
21 196 (13.60%) Windows
22 191 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
23 177 (12.28%) AngularJS
24 170 (11.80%) jQuery
25 167 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
26 164 (11.38%) Power BI
26 164 (11.38%) TDD
27 157 (10.90%) .NET Framework
28 154 (10.69%) Web Services
29 153 (10.62%) ASP.NET Web API

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 (3.26%) IIS
2 46 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
3 42 (2.91%) SharePoint
4 41 (2.85%) NServiceBus
5 26 (1.80%) CMS
6 23 (1.60%) Apache Spark
7 17 (1.18%) Umbraco
8 13 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 11 (0.76%) SAS
10 11 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.69%) Apache
12 7 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.49%) Confluence
12 7 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.28%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.28%) JBoss
14 4 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 134 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.14%) SPSS
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 40 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.62%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.42%) Servitor
5 5 (0.35%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.35%) SAP APO
5 5 (0.35%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.28%) SAP MDM
7 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.14%) Demantra
8 2 (0.14%) Eloqua
8 2 (0.14%) FastStats
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.14%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 267 (18.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (1.94%) SaaS
5 27 (1.87%) PaaS
6 24 (1.67%) Azure Data Factory
7 20 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (0.90%) IaaS
8 13 (0.90%) Office 365
9 10 (0.69%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.69%) Data Lake Analytics
10 9 (0.62%) Serverless
11 6 (0.42%) Trello
12 5 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (0.35%) GitHub
12 5 (0.35%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.28%) npm
14 3 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
14 3 (0.21%) Boomi
15 2 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.25%) Internet
2 17 (1.18%) DNS
3 15 (1.04%) DHCP
4 8 (0.56%) FTP
5 7 (0.49%) SMS
6 6 (0.42%) LAN
6 6 (0.42%) WAN
7 5 (0.35%) HTTP
8 4 (0.28%) IPsec
8 4 (0.28%) SAN
8 4 (0.28%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.28%) WinSCP
9 3 (0.21%) Firewall
9 3 (0.21%) SSH
9 3 (0.21%) VPN
10 2 (0.14%) Intranet
10 2 (0.14%) Skype
10 2 (0.14%) SMTP
10 2 (0.14%) VLAN
10 2 (0.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,056 (73.28%) SQL Server
2 566 (39.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 466 (32.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 320 (22.21%) Data Warehouse
5 244 (16.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 164 (11.38%) Power BI
7 148 (10.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 135 (9.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 103 (7.15%) SQL Server 2014
10 82 (5.69%) Relational Database
11 78 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
12 52 (3.61%) Big Data
13 48 (3.33%) Data Lake
14 45 (3.12%) Azure SQL Database
15 44 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 40 (2.78%) OLTP
17 39 (2.71%) OLAP
17 39 (2.71%) Oracle Database
18 38 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
19 37 (2.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 191 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 149 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 99 (6.87%) Git (software)
4 88 (6.11%) NUnit
5 49 (3.40%) JIRA
6 46 (3.19%) MSTest
7 41 (2.85%) Octopus Deploy
8 40 (2.78%) TeamCity
9 38 (2.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 34 (2.36%) SpecFlow
11 32 (2.22%) Jenkins
11 32 (2.22%) Selenium
12 30 (2.08%) Subversion
13 21 (1.46%) Moq
14 20 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (1.25%) MSI
16 14 (0.97%) Maven
16 14 (0.97%) Mercurial
17 11 (0.76%) git-flow
18 10 (0.69%) Jasmine
General
1 306 (21.24%) Finance
2 118 (8.19%) Banking
3 70 (4.86%) Retail
4 48 (3.33%) Legal
5 37 (2.57%) Back Office
6 30 (2.08%) Marketing
7 25 (1.73%) Law
8 23 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.18%) Front Office
9 17 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.90%) Advertising
11 10 (0.69%) Electronics
12 8 (0.56%) Publishing
13 7 (0.49%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.21%) Billing
15 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.21%) Local Government
16 2 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 987 (68.49%) Developer
2 315 (21.86%) SQL Developer
3 293 (20.33%) .NET Developer
4 260 (18.04%) C# Developer
5 169 (11.73%) C# .NET Developer
6 168 (11.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 120 (8.33%) Analyst
8 97 (6.73%) SSIS Developer
9 80 (5.55%) ASP.NET Developer
10 78 (5.41%) T-SQL Developer
11 71 (4.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 71 (4.93%) SSRS Developer
12 70 (4.86%) Software Developer
13 69 (4.79%) DBA
14 64 (4.44%) Full Stack Developer
15 59 (4.09%) Senior Developer
15 59 (4.09%) SQL DBA
15 59 (4.09%) SQL Server Developer
16 49 (3.40%) SQL BI Developer
17 44 (3.05%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (43.65%) .NET
2 258 (17.90%) ASP.NET
3 231 (16.03%) HTML
4 203 (14.09%) CSS
5 177 (12.28%) AngularJS
6 170 (11.80%) jQuery
7 157 (10.90%) .NET Framework
8 154 (10.69%) Web Services
9 153 (10.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 122 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
11 117 (8.12%) Entity Framework
12 88 (6.11%) XML
13 81 (5.62%) HTML5
14 73 (5.07%) WCF
15 69 (4.79%) REST
16 67 (4.65%) Ajax
17 64 (4.44%) RESTful
18 59 (4.09%) React
19 58 (4.02%) CSS3
20 53 (3.68%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 148 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.75%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
4 38 (2.64%) Fintech
5 33 (2.29%) Client/Server
6 32 (2.22%) User Experience
7 29 (2.01%) Replication
8 28 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.87%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.87%) Data Structures
10 24 (1.67%) Management Information System
11 23 (1.60%) Derivative
12 15 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 15 (1.04%) NHS
12 15 (1.04%) Private Cloud
13 13 (0.90%) Public Cloud
13 13 (0.90%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.76%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.69%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 196 (13.60%) Windows
2 75 (5.20%) Windows Server
3 56 (3.89%) Linux
4 31 (2.15%) Unix
5 26 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.25%) Windows 7
7 15 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.90%) Solaris
9 9 (0.62%) Windows 10
9 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.49%) Android
11 6 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.21%) CentOS
13 3 (0.21%) Debian
13 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.069%) HPUX
15 1 (0.069%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
2 396 (27.48%) Business Intelligence
3 313 (21.72%) ETL
4 249 (17.28%) MVC
5 207 (14.37%) Scrum
6 167 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
7 164 (11.38%) TDD
8 151 (10.48%) Data Modelling
9 129 (8.95%) Analytics
10 121 (8.40%) Unit Testing
11 111 (7.70%) Migration
12 110 (7.63%) Test Automation
13 108 (7.49%) BDD
14 104 (7.22%) Performance Tuning
15 103 (7.15%) E-Commerce
16 90 (6.25%) SDLC
17 76 (5.27%) Data Analysis
18 72 (5.00%) Visualisation
19 69 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
19 69 (4.79%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 1,339 (92.92%) SQL
2 668 (46.36%) C#
3 242 (16.79%) JavaScript
4 124 (8.61%) VB.NET
5 101 (7.01%) PL/SQL
6 94 (6.52%) PowerShell
7 85 (5.90%) VB
8 82 (5.69%) Java
9 69 (4.79%) VBA
10 60 (4.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 51 (3.54%) Python
12 39 (2.71%) TypeScript
13 36 (2.50%) VBScript
14 27 (1.87%) C++
15 21 (1.46%) VB6
16 20 (1.39%) C
17 19 (1.32%) Shell Script
18 18 (1.25%) R
19 15 (1.04%) Scala
20 11 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (4.86%) Degree
2 61 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.85%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (0.97%) MCSE
6 9 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.49%) ISTQB
7 7 (0.49%) MCSA
7 7 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
8 6 (0.42%) ISEB
8 6 (0.42%) MCTS
9 5 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (0.28%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.28%) MCP
11 3 (0.21%) MCPD
12 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.14%) HND
12 2 (0.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.44%) QA
2 36 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.94%) GDPR
4 7 (0.49%) SLA
5 4 (0.28%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.21%) EMIR
6 3 (0.21%) MiFID
6 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.069%) Basel III
8 1 (0.069%) HL7
8 1 (0.069%) IFRS
8 1 (0.069%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.36%) Docker
3 18 (1.25%) XenApp
4 17 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (0.90%) XenDesktop
5 13 (0.90%) XenServer
6 12 (0.83%) HDFS
7 11 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.14%) vSphere
12 1 (0.069%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 22 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 17 (1.18%) SCCM
3 12 (0.83%) WSUS
4 8 (0.56%) Puppet
5 7 (0.49%) Oozie
6 6 (0.42%) Ansible
7 5 (0.35%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.35%) Kibana
7 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.21%) Salt
9 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.14%) Malwarebytes
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.14%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 529 (36.71%) Microsoft
2 114 (7.91%) Oracle
3 50 (3.47%) Tableau
4 36 (2.50%) Citrix
5 34 (2.36%) SAP
6 20 (1.39%) VMware
7 17 (1.18%) Sybase
8 16 (1.11%) IBM
8 16 (1.11%) Informatica
8 16 (1.11%) Intapp
9 15 (1.04%) Sitecore
10 14 (0.97%) Cloudera
11 13 (0.90%) Adobe
11 13 (0.90%) Cognos
11 13 (0.90%) Ivanti
12 11 (0.76%) RedGate
13 10 (0.69%) Talend
14 9 (0.62%) Xamarin
15 8 (0.56%) JD Edwards
15 8 (0.56%) Salesforce.com