Period
to 22 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 179 156
Rank change year-on-year +6 -23 -39
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,628 1,496 1,666
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.50% 1.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.68% 3.56% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,243 1,160 1,239
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £575 £600 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 25
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £27.00 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +34.19% -42.51%
10th Percentile £17.55 £16.75 £10.69
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.84 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.86% -25.00%

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 44,216 41,984 38,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.37% 42.15% 40.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,032 29,597 26,730
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £288
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 757 857
UK median hourly rate £42.19 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.45 £14.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Top 17 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 January 2019. 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 +11 1,558 £425 - 776
UK excluding London +15 905 £388 +3.33% 618
London +8 707 £480 +3.78% 201
North of England +27 276 £375 +7.14% 198
South East +16 232 £398 -0.63% 142
Yorkshire +9 160 £388 +10.71% 87
South West +30 132 £420 +12.00% 70
Midlands +25 126 £375 +5.63% 113
North West +29 103 £350 +7.69% 94
East of England +18 80 £400 +2.56% 52
West Midlands -21 76 £375 +5.63% 69
East Midlands +41 50 £375 +7.14% 44
Scotland -37 38 £350 -8.20% 25
Wales -45 16 £456 +21.67% 13
North East -2 13 £360 -4.00% 17
Northern Ireland +25 2 £325 -38.10% 5
Isle of Man - 1 £345 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 1,542 (94.72%) SQL
2 1,184 (72.73%) SQL Server
3 758 (46.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 610 (37.47%) C#
5 584 (35.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 540 (33.17%) Microsoft
7 534 (32.80%) .NET
8 530 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
9 471 (28.93%) Business Intelligence
10 423 (25.98%) Data Warehouse
11 388 (23.83%) ETL
12 358 (21.99%) Finance
13 355 (21.81%) Microsoft Azure
14 351 (21.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 266 (16.34%) Power BI
16 261 (16.03%) JavaScript
17 234 (14.37%) MVC
18 226 (13.88%) ASP.NET
19 204 (12.53%) Team Foundation Server
20 198 (12.16%) .NET Framework
21 197 (12.10%) Oracle
22 182 (11.18%) ASP.NET Web API
23 179 (11.00%) CSS
24 177 (10.87%) Migration
25 175 (10.75%) jQuery
26 169 (10.38%) Microsoft Excel
27 167 (10.26%) Visual Studio
27 167 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
28 166 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
29 163 (10.01%) 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 63 (3.87%) IIS
2 57 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 27 (1.66%) NServiceBus
4 19 (1.17%) CMS
5 18 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.11%) SAS
6 15 (0.92%) Apache
7 13 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
7 13 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.68%) Confluence
10 9 (0.55%) Apache Spark
11 6 (0.37%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.31%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.31%) ColdFusion
12 5 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.12%) nginx
13 2 (0.12%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.061%) Documentum
14 1 (0.061%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 169 (10.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 50 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.43%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.37%) Visualfiles
6 5 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.18%) SystmOne
8 2 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.061%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.061%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.061%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.061%) OPENHousing
9 1 (0.061%) OpenText MBPM
9 1 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 355 (21.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (5.10%) Azure Data Factory
3 79 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (1.54%) PaaS
5 20 (1.23%) SaaS
6 18 (1.11%) Office 365
7 17 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (0.80%) IaaS
9 11 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.68%) Serverless
10 8 (0.49%) Azure Functions
11 7 (0.43%) GitHub
12 6 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.31%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.25%) iPaaS
14 4 (0.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 3 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (0.18%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 16 (0.98%) Internet
2 14 (0.86%) FTP
3 8 (0.49%) HTTP
4 5 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.25%) DNS
5 4 (0.25%) Extranet
6 3 (0.18%) Firewall
7 2 (0.12%) RTP
7 2 (0.12%) SAN
8 1 (0.061%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.061%) Broadband
8 1 (0.061%) DMZ
8 1 (0.061%) ICMP
8 1 (0.061%) Intranet
8 1 (0.061%) IPv4
8 1 (0.061%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.061%) SMS
8 1 (0.061%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,184 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 758 (46.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 584 (35.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 423 (25.98%) Data Warehouse
5 351 (21.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 266 (16.34%) Power BI
7 166 (10.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 151 (9.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 147 (9.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 142 (8.72%) SQL Server 2016
11 119 (7.31%) Relational Database
12 69 (4.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 64 (3.93%) Oracle Database
14 59 (3.62%) Big Data
15 55 (3.38%) NoSQL
16 48 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
17 45 (2.76%) Data Lake
18 42 (2.58%) OLAP
19 40 (2.46%) MySQL
20 38 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 204 (12.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 167 (10.26%) Visual Studio
3 120 (7.37%) Git (software)
4 91 (5.59%) Subversion
5 85 (5.22%) JIRA
6 60 (3.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 52 (3.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 30 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 29 (1.78%) TeamCity
10 28 (1.72%) Selenium
11 22 (1.35%) NUnit
12 21 (1.29%) Eclipse
13 20 (1.23%) Jenkins
14 18 (1.11%) WebDriver
15 17 (1.04%) gulp
16 16 (0.98%) MSTest
16 16 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
17 14 (0.86%) PyCharm
18 13 (0.80%) SpecFlow
18 13 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 358 (21.99%) Finance
2 125 (7.68%) Banking
3 75 (4.61%) Retail
4 53 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 24 (1.47%) Front Office
6 23 (1.41%) Marketing
7 20 (1.23%) Legal
8 19 (1.17%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 16 (0.98%) Back Office
11 15 (0.92%) Law
12 12 (0.74%) Publishing
13 11 (0.68%) Billing
14 10 (0.61%) Electronics
15 7 (0.43%) Advertising
16 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.12%) Games
17 2 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
18 1 (0.061%) Military
18 1 (0.061%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,129 (69.35%) Developer
2 435 (26.72%) SQL Developer
3 230 (14.13%) C# Developer
4 222 (13.64%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 209 (12.84%) .NET Developer
6 150 (9.21%) Analyst
7 130 (7.99%) DBA
8 115 (7.06%) SQL DBA
9 108 (6.63%) SQL Server Developer
10 103 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
11 97 (5.96%) T-SQL Developer
12 89 (5.47%) SSIS Developer
13 88 (5.41%) Senior Developer
14 80 (4.91%) SQL BI Developer
15 63 (3.87%) SSRS Developer
16 57 (3.50%) ETL Developer
17 50 (3.07%) SQL Server DBA
18 40 (2.46%) Data Analyst
18 40 (2.46%) Data Warehouse Developer
19 39 (2.40%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 534 (32.80%) .NET
2 226 (13.88%) ASP.NET
3 198 (12.16%) .NET Framework
4 182 (11.18%) ASP.NET Web API
5 179 (11.00%) CSS
6 175 (10.75%) jQuery
7 159 (9.77%) Web Services
8 158 (9.71%) HTML
9 146 (8.97%) AngularJS
10 129 (7.92%) XML
11 114 (7.00%) WCF
12 109 (6.70%) Entity Framework
13 105 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
14 80 (4.91%) React
15 78 (4.79%) JSON
16 70 (4.30%) HTML5
17 69 (4.24%) WPF
18 65 (3.99%) .NET Core
19 62 (3.81%) MDX
19 62 (3.81%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 167 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
4 50 (3.07%) Fixed Income
5 32 (1.97%) Credit Risk
6 30 (1.84%) Data Structures
7 29 (1.78%) Fintech
7 29 (1.78%) User Experience
8 26 (1.60%) Market Risk
8 26 (1.60%) Replication
9 23 (1.41%) NHS
9 23 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
10 22 (1.35%) Clustering
11 21 (1.29%) Reference Data
12 20 (1.23%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.23%) Reinsurance
13 18 (1.11%) Mobile App
14 17 (1.04%) N-Tier
15 16 (0.98%) Data Centre
16 9 (0.55%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 155 (9.52%) Windows
2 63 (3.87%) Linux
2 63 (3.87%) Windows Server
3 30 (1.84%) Unix
4 18 (1.11%) Ubuntu
4 18 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (0.43%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.43%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.18%) CentOS
10 2 (0.12%) Android
10 2 (0.12%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.12%) Fedora
11 1 (0.061%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (28.93%) Business Intelligence
3 388 (23.83%) ETL
4 234 (14.37%) MVC
5 177 (10.87%) Migration
6 163 (10.01%) Data Modelling
6 163 (10.01%) Scrum
7 147 (9.03%) Test Automation
8 134 (8.23%) Data Migration
9 132 (8.11%) SDLC
10 125 (7.68%) Data Analysis
11 122 (7.49%) TDD
12 120 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
13 119 (7.31%) Performance Tuning
14 112 (6.88%) Analytics
15 103 (6.33%) Unit Testing
16 96 (5.90%) Kimball Methodology
17 92 (5.65%) OO
18 75 (4.61%) Data Management
18 75 (4.61%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,542 (94.72%) SQL
2 610 (37.47%) C#
3 261 (16.03%) JavaScript
4 148 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 136 (8.35%) PL/SQL
6 92 (5.65%) VBA
7 77 (4.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 77 (4.73%) Python
8 74 (4.55%) Java
9 59 (3.62%) VB.NET
10 44 (2.70%) PHP
11 41 (2.52%) VB
12 25 (1.54%) VBScript
13 22 (1.35%) TypeScript
14 19 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 17 (1.04%) XPath
16 15 (0.92%) R
17 13 (0.80%) C++
18 6 (0.37%) Scala
19 5 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 68 (4.18%) Security Cleared
2 52 (3.19%) Degree
3 47 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.74%) ISTQB
6 8 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (0.43%) MCSE
7 7 (0.43%) Postgraduate
8 6 (0.37%) ISEB
9 5 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.18%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.18%) MCSA
11 2 (0.12%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.061%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.061%) OCP
12 1 (0.061%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (5.16%) QA
2 55 (3.38%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.90%) GDPR
4 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.12%) Basel III
5 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.12%) IFRS
5 2 (0.12%) PMO
5 2 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.61%) Docker
3 6 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.18%) SRDF
6 2 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.12%) XenApp
7 1 (0.061%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.061%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (0.49%) Control-M
3 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.37%) Puppet
4 6 (0.37%) SCOM
5 5 (0.31%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.31%) SCCM
6 3 (0.18%) Ansible
6 3 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.18%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.12%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.12%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.12%) Oozie
7 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.12%) WSUS
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 540 (33.17%) Microsoft
2 197 (12.10%) Oracle
3 82 (5.04%) Tableau
4 48 (2.95%) Sybase
5 38 (2.33%) SAP
6 25 (1.54%) Citrix
7 24 (1.47%) IBM
7 24 (1.47%) Talend
8 19 (1.17%) Informatica
9 14 (0.86%) Google
10 13 (0.80%) Intapp
10 13 (0.80%) Sitecore
11 11 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.61%) RedGate
13 9 (0.55%) DevExpress
13 9 (0.55%) Teradata
14 8 (0.49%) Aderant
14 8 (0.49%) Cognos
15 7 (0.43%) Adobe
15 7 (0.43%) Workday