Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 203 174 170
Rank change year-on-year -29 -4 -17
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,134 1,638 1,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.35% 1.57% 1.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.24% 3.52% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 819 1,252 1,226
UK median daily rate £415 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £303 £310 £308
90th Percentile £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +3.95% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 27
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.17% -14.81% -32.50%
10th Percentile £21.25 £17.00 £17.20
90th Percentile £70.60 £47.75 £195.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.47 £23.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +36.83% -14.81% -34.55%

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 35,043 46,581 43,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.61% 44.63% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,213 32,786 30,209
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £321 £315 £308
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 698 804
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £41.57 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.93% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.70 £16.90 £16.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.27 £40.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.36% +8.00%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -22 1,076 £420 -1.18% 573
UK excluding London -19 625 £395 +3.95% 463
London -9 489 £475 -2.56% 136
South East +32 206 £400 - 107
North of England -18 184 £388 +3.33% 129
Yorkshire -1 106 £400 +3.23% 52
Midlands +35 89 £360 -4.00% 102
South West -47 81 £375 -6.25% 49
North West -21 71 £350 - 71
West Midlands +23 46 £331 -14.52% 69
East Midlands +22 43 £375 +7.14% 33
East of England -34 28 £413 +2.01% 50
Scotland +11 24 £395 +14.91% 17
Wales +27 10 £413 -5.71% 7
North East -2 7 £500 +49.25% 6
Northern Ireland - 3 £325 - 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,050 (92.59%) SQL
2 803 (70.81%) SQL Server
3 524 (46.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 399 (35.19%) Microsoft
5 396 (34.92%) .NET
6 370 (32.63%) Business Intelligence
7 353 (31.13%) C#
8 349 (30.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 332 (29.28%) Azure
10 299 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
11 294 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
12 287 (25.31%) ETL
13 233 (20.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 220 (19.40%) Finance
15 205 (18.08%) Power BI
15 205 (18.08%) Power Platform
16 194 (17.11%) JavaScript
17 154 (13.58%) Oracle
18 130 (11.46%) XML
19 128 (11.29%) ASP.NET
20 126 (11.11%) JSON
21 121 (10.67%) Git (software)
22 120 (10.58%) AngularJS
23 116 (10.23%) .NET Framework
23 116 (10.23%) HTML
24 115 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
25 111 (9.79%) MVC
26 109 (9.61%) Data Modelling
26 109 (9.61%) CSS
26 109 (9.61%) Windows

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 55 (4.85%) Confluence
2 41 (3.62%) IIS
3 37 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 28 (2.47%) JBoss
4 28 (2.47%) WebLogic
5 22 (1.94%) MQSeries
6 18 (1.59%) Apache
6 18 (1.59%) Apache Spark
6 18 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.06%) Tomcat
9 11 (0.97%) Jetty
10 10 (0.88%) Anypoint
11 6 (0.53%) CMS
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 6 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.53%) Umbraco
12 5 (0.44%) SAS
13 3 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
13 3 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 115 (10.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.35%) SPSS
6 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.088%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.088%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.18%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.088%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.088%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.088%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.088%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.088%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.088%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.088%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 332 (29.28%) Azure
2 205 (18.08%) Power Platform
3 68 (6.00%) AWS
4 64 (5.64%) Azure Data Factory
5 46 (4.06%) GitHub
6 32 (2.82%) Azure Functions
6 32 (2.82%) Serverless
7 29 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (2.20%) Dynamics 365
9 24 (2.12%) SaaS
10 11 (0.97%) npm
10 11 (0.97%) PaaS
11 10 (0.88%) Office 365
12 9 (0.79%) IaaS
13 7 (0.62%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.62%) GCP
13 7 (0.62%) Google Sheets
14 5 (0.44%) BrowserStack
15 4 (0.35%) Data Lake Analytics
16 3 (0.26%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.41%) Internet
2 7 (0.62%) SAN
3 6 (0.53%) SSH
4 5 (0.44%) DNS
4 5 (0.44%) Network Security
5 2 (0.18%) FTP
5 2 (0.18%) Intranet
6 1 (0.088%) Extranet
6 1 (0.088%) LAN
6 1 (0.088%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.088%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 803 (70.81%) SQL Server
2 524 (46.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 349 (30.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 294 (25.93%) Data Warehouse
5 233 (20.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 205 (18.08%) Power BI
7 98 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 94 (8.29%) Azure SQL Database
9 78 (6.88%) Relational Database
10 75 (6.61%) SQL Server 2016
11 74 (6.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 51 (4.50%) Oracle Database
13 49 (4.32%) SQL Server 2014
14 41 (3.62%) MongoDB
15 37 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
16 35 (3.09%) Cosmos DB
17 34 (3.00%) NoSQL
18 31 (2.73%) Big Data
19 30 (2.65%) Data Lake
19 30 (2.65%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 121 (10.67%) Git (software)
2 98 (8.64%) Visual Studio
3 94 (8.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 91 (8.02%) JIRA
5 40 (3.53%) NUnit
6 38 (3.35%) Selenium
7 30 (2.65%) Jenkins
8 28 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 17 (1.50%) Subversion
10 15 (1.32%) Maven
11 13 (1.15%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.06%) Gradle
12 12 (1.06%) tSQLt
12 12 (1.06%) Visual Studio Code
13 11 (0.97%) JMeter
13 11 (0.97%) JUnit
13 11 (0.97%) Moq
13 11 (0.97%) TeamCity
13 11 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
14 10 (0.88%) MSTest
General
1 220 (19.40%) Finance
2 64 (5.64%) Banking
3 57 (5.03%) Retail
4 51 (4.50%) Public Sector
5 27 (2.38%) Legal
6 24 (2.12%) Back Office
7 15 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.23%) Law
8 14 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.06%) Marketing
10 8 (0.71%) Advertising
11 7 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.53%) Front Office
12 6 (0.53%) Local Government
13 4 (0.35%) Billing
13 4 (0.35%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Games
14 3 (0.26%) Publishing
15 1 (0.088%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.088%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 703 (61.99%) Developer
2 252 (22.22%) SQL Developer
3 151 (13.32%) .NET Developer
4 136 (11.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 118 (10.41%) C# Developer
6 109 (9.61%) Analyst
7 76 (6.70%) DBA
8 67 (5.91%) Senior Developer
9 66 (5.82%) SQL DBA
10 57 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
11 56 (4.94%) SQL Server Developer
12 52 (4.59%) Architect
12 52 (4.59%) SSIS Developer
13 51 (4.50%) SQL BI Developer
14 50 (4.41%) Azure Developer
15 45 (3.97%) T-SQL Developer
16 42 (3.70%) Data Analyst
16 42 (3.70%) ETL Developer
17 35 (3.09%) Software Developer
18 34 (3.00%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 396 (34.92%) .NET
2 130 (11.46%) XML
3 128 (11.29%) ASP.NET
4 126 (11.11%) JSON
5 120 (10.58%) AngularJS
6 116 (10.23%) .NET Framework
6 116 (10.23%) HTML
7 109 (9.61%) CSS
8 94 (8.29%) ASP.NET Web API
9 82 (7.23%) jQuery
10 77 (6.79%) REST
11 71 (6.26%) MDX
12 69 (6.08%) Web Services
13 63 (5.56%) Entity Framework
14 62 (5.47%) WCF
15 60 (5.29%) .NET Core
16 52 (4.59%) React
17 51 (4.50%) HTML5
18 50 (4.41%) RESTful
19 44 (3.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
3 20 (1.76%) Data Structures
4 18 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 17 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
6 16 (1.41%) Replication
7 15 (1.32%) Derivative
8 14 (1.23%) NHS
8 14 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.23%) User Experience
8 14 (1.23%) Virtual Team
9 12 (1.06%) Mobile App
10 11 (0.97%) Clustering
10 11 (0.97%) Data Centre
10 11 (0.97%) Hedge funds
11 9 (0.79%) Credit Derivative
11 9 (0.79%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.79%) Reinsurance
12 8 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.71%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 109 (9.61%) Windows
2 38 (3.35%) Linux
3 28 (2.47%) Windows Server
4 21 (1.85%) Android
5 16 (1.41%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.32%) Unix
7 14 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 11 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.79%) VMS
12 8 (0.71%) CentOS
12 8 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.62%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.53%) Debian
14 6 (0.53%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.26%) HPUX
16 3 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (32.63%) Business Intelligence
2 299 (26.37%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (25.31%) ETL
4 111 (9.79%) MVC
5 109 (9.61%) Data Modelling
6 102 (8.99%) Performance Tuning
7 94 (8.29%) DevOps
8 90 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
9 89 (7.85%) Migration
10 88 (7.76%) TDD
11 80 (7.05%) Analytics
12 74 (6.53%) Scrum
13 68 (6.00%) SDLC
14 65 (5.73%) Kimball Methodology
15 61 (5.38%) Data Analysis
16 60 (5.29%) Test Automation
16 60 (5.29%) Visualisation
17 58 (5.11%) Software Engineering
18 57 (5.03%) Web Development
19 56 (4.94%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,050 (92.59%) SQL
2 353 (31.13%) C#
3 194 (17.11%) JavaScript
4 100 (8.82%) PowerShell
5 95 (8.38%) PL/SQL
6 86 (7.58%) Python
7 64 (5.64%) VB.NET
8 59 (5.20%) Java
9 51 (4.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 44 (3.88%) VBA
11 31 (2.73%) VB
12 23 (2.03%) VBScript
13 22 (1.94%) PHP
13 22 (1.94%) TypeScript
14 20 (1.76%) Bash Shell
15 18 (1.59%) C++
15 18 (1.59%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.41%) C
17 15 (1.32%) Scala
18 12 (1.06%) R
Qualifications
1 83 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 64 (5.64%) Degree
4 29 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.79%) MCSE
8 6 (0.53%) ACCA
8 6 (0.53%) CIMA
8 6 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.44%) MCTS
10 4 (0.35%) MCITP
11 3 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.26%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.26%) MCP
11 3 (0.26%) MCSA
12 2 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.18%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.18%) MCPD
12 2 (0.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (3.88%) Data Quality
2 35 (3.09%) QA
3 12 (1.06%) SLA
4 6 (0.53%) GDPR
5 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.35%) GAAP
7 1 (0.088%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.088%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.088%) PMO
7 1 (0.088%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 58 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.91%) Docker
3 7 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.18%) vSphere
8 1 (0.088%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (1.50%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.32%) MIIS
3 11 (0.97%) Ansible
4 10 (0.88%) WMI
5 9 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (0.71%) Terraform
7 7 (0.62%) Puppet
7 7 (0.62%) SCCM
8 6 (0.53%) Salt
9 5 (0.44%) Control-M
10 3 (0.26%) ThinApp
10 3 (0.26%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (0.088%) Automic
12 1 (0.088%) Kibana
12 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.088%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.088%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 399 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 154 (13.58%) Oracle
3 68 (6.00%) Tableau
4 42 (3.70%) MuleSoft
5 32 (2.82%) Red Hat
5 32 (2.82%) SAP
6 30 (2.65%) Sybase
7 28 (2.47%) Databricks
8 22 (1.94%) Axway
9 20 (1.76%) Google
9 20 (1.76%) IBM
9 20 (1.76%) Xamarin
10 17 (1.50%) Cognos
11 13 (1.15%) Citrix
12 12 (1.06%) Alteryx
12 12 (1.06%) Telerik
13 9 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.79%) VMware
14 7 (0.62%) Informatica
15 6 (0.53%) Hortonworks