Period
to 19 October 2021

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 19 October 2021 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 250 238 212
Rank change year-on-year -12 -26 -35
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 879 344 1,139
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.10% 1.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.64% 2.60% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 243 843
10th Percentile £313 £303 £300
25th Percentile £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £413
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% -2.94%
75th Percentile £550 £548 £488
90th Percentile £638 £750 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 7
10th Percentile £33.22 £35.75 £18.15
25th Percentile £36.00 £41.56 £24.20
Median hourly rate £43.50 £52.50 £27.94
Median % change year-on-year -17.14% +87.90% +14.04%
75th Percentile £51.63 £54.38 £58.75
90th Percentile £52.06 £54.75 £70.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.22 £52.50 £38.97
% change year-on-year -21.50% +34.72% +75.15%

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 33,318 13,243 35,478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.57% 42.47% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,946 9,271 24,902
10th Percentile £361 £313 £320
25th Percentile £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £482 £475
Median % change year-on-year +9.03% +1.37% -
75th Percentile £625 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £680 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 261 641
10th Percentile £17.31 £13.00 £19.18
25th Percentile £25.50 £21.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate £45.45 £37.50 £44.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.20% -15.73% +5.95%
75th Percentile £58.75 £47.50 £50.00
90th Percentile £67.78 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £39.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -11.36% +3.53%

T-SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing T-SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing T-SQL.

Daily rate trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing T-SQL over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing T-SQL.

Hourly rate trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing T-SQL over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

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 19 October 2021. 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 -32 718 £450 - 402
London -48 408 £525 +5.00% 124
UK excluding London -30 315 £406 +1.56% 305
Work from Home -36 263 £450 +5.88% 98
Midlands -27 72 £388 +9.54% 74
South East -69 69 £394 -5.69% 71
North of England -54 60 £375 +4.90% 82
West Midlands -34 42 £419 +25.94% 46
South West -25 38 £425 -3.41% 27
North West -51 36 £375 +7.14% 42
East Midlands -7 30 £350 -12.50% 28
East of England -32 29 £413 +7.14% 23
Wales -7 24 £440 +6.67% 5
Scotland -78 23 £450 +12.50% 19
Yorkshire -35 18 £300 -21.57% 34
North East - 6 £455 - 6

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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.

1 834 (94.88%) SQL
2 571 (64.96%) SQL Server
3 408 (46.42%) Azure
4 356 (40.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 321 (36.52%) Business Intelligence
6 317 (36.06%) C#
7 315 (35.84%) Microsoft
8 265 (30.15%) .NET
9 263 (29.92%) Finance
10 247 (28.10%) ETL
11 245 (27.87%) Data Warehouse
12 202 (22.98%) Power Platform
13 196 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
14 195 (22.18%) Power BI
15 192 (21.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 181 (20.59%) DevOps
17 162 (18.43%) Python
18 153 (17.41%) Social Skills
19 144 (16.38%) Windows
20 140 (15.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 137 (15.59%) Oracle
21 137 (15.59%) Azure SQL Database
22 133 (15.13%) Data Modelling
23 126 (14.33%) JavaScript
24 121 (13.77%) AWS
25 120 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
26 119 (13.54%) Migration
27 113 (12.86%) PL/SQL
27 113 (12.86%) Analytics
28 111 (12.63%) Azure Data Factory

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 38 (4.32%) BizTalk Server
2 30 (3.41%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.39%) IIS
3 21 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 10 (1.14%) Apache
4 10 (1.14%) Apache Airflow
4 10 (1.14%) Confluence
5 9 (1.02%) Apache Pig
6 4 (0.46%) GemFire
6 4 (0.46%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.34%) Mule
7 3 (0.34%) SAS
8 2 (0.23%) CMS
8 2 (0.23%) nginx
8 2 (0.23%) OpenEdge
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 89 (10.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.25%) SPSS
4 11 (1.25%) Stata
5 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.57%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) Maximo
5 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 408 (46.42%) Azure
2 202 (22.98%) Power Platform
3 121 (13.77%) AWS
4 111 (12.63%) Azure Data Factory
5 79 (8.99%) Serverless
6 71 (8.08%) Azure Functions
7 66 (7.51%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 64 (7.28%) Azure Storage
9 53 (6.03%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 49 (5.57%) Azure Logic Apps
11 42 (4.78%) GitHub
12 36 (4.10%) AWS Lambda
13 33 (3.75%) SaaS
14 27 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
14 27 (3.07%) PaaS
15 26 (2.96%) Azure Service Bus
16 25 (2.84%) Snowflake
17 24 (2.73%) Microsoft 365
18 21 (2.39%) Amazon S3
19 20 (2.28%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.48%) Internet
2 7 (0.80%) SAN
3 6 (0.68%) HTTP
3 6 (0.68%) Kerberos
4 5 (0.57%) SSL
5 4 (0.46%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.34%) FTP
6 3 (0.34%) SSH
6 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.23%) MPLS
7 2 (0.23%) NAS
8 1 (0.11%) Extranet
8 1 (0.11%) FDDI
8 1 (0.11%) Firewall
8 1 (0.11%) IMAP
8 1 (0.11%) Intranet
8 1 (0.11%) MQTT
8 1 (0.11%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 571 (64.96%) SQL Server
2 356 (40.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 245 (27.87%) Data Warehouse
4 195 (22.18%) Power BI
5 192 (21.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 140 (15.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 137 (15.59%) Azure SQL Database
8 92 (10.47%) Data Lake
9 64 (7.28%) Tableau
10 63 (7.17%) Relational Database
11 47 (5.35%) MongoDB
12 43 (4.89%) SQL Server 2016
13 42 (4.78%) SQL Server 2008
14 41 (4.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 40 (4.55%) Oracle Database
15 40 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
16 38 (4.32%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 38 (4.32%) NoSQL
17 34 (3.87%) QlikView
18 30 (3.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 100 (11.38%) Visual Studio
2 71 (8.08%) Git (software)
3 53 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (5.01%) JIRA
4 44 (5.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 11 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (1.14%) NUnit
8 8 (0.91%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.91%) Subversion
9 7 (0.80%) MSTest
9 7 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.68%) Selenium
10 6 (0.68%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.57%) Postman
12 4 (0.46%) Hudson
12 4 (0.46%) PowerDesigner
12 4 (0.46%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.46%) tSQLt
13 3 (0.34%) ERwin
General
1 263 (29.92%) Finance
2 153 (17.41%) Social Skills
3 120 (13.65%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (7.62%) Public Sector
5 56 (6.37%) Banking
6 32 (3.64%) Front Office
7 26 (2.96%) Marketing
8 23 (2.62%) Presentation Skills
9 19 (2.16%) Local Government
10 18 (2.05%) Telecoms
11 17 (1.93%) Electronics
12 16 (1.82%) Manufacturing
13 14 (1.59%) Documentation Skills
14 10 (1.14%) Investment Banking
14 10 (1.14%) Legal
15 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.80%) Retail
17 5 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
18 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 478 (54.38%) Developer
2 162 (18.43%) SQL Developer
3 117 (13.31%) C# Developer
4 115 (13.08%) .NET Developer
4 115 (13.08%) Analyst
5 89 (10.13%) Data Engineer
6 88 (10.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 65 (7.39%) C# .NET Developer
8 55 (6.26%) Azure Engineer
9 52 (5.92%) Consultant
10 47 (5.35%) Data Analyst
11 46 (5.23%) Azure Developer
12 45 (5.12%) Architect
13 41 (4.66%) DBA
14 38 (4.32%) Senior Developer
15 36 (4.10%) SQL Analyst
16 35 (3.98%) Data Consultant
17 34 (3.87%) SQL DBA
17 34 (3.87%) SQL Server Developer
18 27 (3.07%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (30.15%) .NET
2 104 (11.83%) ASP.NET
3 99 (11.26%) .NET Framework
4 91 (10.35%) .NET Core
5 75 (8.53%) Web Services
6 70 (7.96%) CSS
6 70 (7.96%) HTML
7 67 (7.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 61 (6.94%) Entity Framework
8 61 (6.94%) REST
9 56 (6.37%) jQuery
10 55 (6.26%) XML
11 52 (5.92%) AngularJS
12 50 (5.69%) JSON
13 43 (4.89%) SOAP
14 38 (4.32%) RESTful
15 34 (3.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (3.19%) Spring
17 27 (3.07%) WCF
18 25 (2.84%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.12%) Legacy Systems
2 43 (4.89%) Cloud Native
3 40 (4.55%) NHS
4 26 (2.96%) Data Structures
5 21 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
6 19 (2.16%) User Experience
7 18 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.93%) Legacy Applications
9 16 (1.82%) Replication
9 16 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.48%) Clustering
11 12 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (1.37%) Reference Data
11 12 (1.37%) Reinsurance
12 11 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (0.91%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.91%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.91%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.80%) Data Centre
15 6 (0.68%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 144 (16.38%) Windows
2 32 (3.64%) Linux
3 26 (2.96%) Windows Server
4 16 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.91%) Ubuntu
7 7 (0.80%) Debian
7 7 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.68%) Solaris
8 6 (0.68%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.57%) Unix
10 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.34%) zOS
11 2 (0.23%) Android
12 1 (0.11%) AIX
12 1 (0.11%) HPUX
12 1 (0.11%) Slackware
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (36.52%) Business Intelligence
2 247 (28.10%) ETL
3 196 (22.30%) Agile Software Development
4 181 (20.59%) DevOps
5 133 (15.13%) Data Modelling
6 119 (13.54%) Migration
7 113 (12.86%) Analytics
8 87 (9.90%) MVC
8 87 (9.90%) Problem-Solving
9 81 (9.22%) SDLC
10 71 (8.08%) Data Engineering
10 71 (8.08%) Full Stack Development
10 71 (8.08%) Visualisation
11 69 (7.85%) Performance Tuning
12 68 (7.74%) Microservices
13 66 (7.51%) Kimball Methodology
13 66 (7.51%) Unit Testing
14 65 (7.39%) Data Analysis
14 65 (7.39%) Software Engineering
15 63 (7.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 834 (94.88%) SQL
2 317 (36.06%) C#
3 162 (18.43%) Python
4 126 (14.33%) JavaScript
5 113 (12.86%) PL/SQL
6 105 (11.95%) PowerShell
7 70 (7.96%) Java
8 51 (5.80%) VBA
9 43 (4.89%) C++
10 41 (4.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 38 (4.32%) VB.NET
12 37 (4.21%) Go
13 32 (3.64%) R
14 30 (3.41%) VB
15 26 (2.96%) Scala
16 21 (2.39%) C
17 16 (1.82%) TypeScript
18 13 (1.48%) Perl
19 12 (1.37%) PHP
20 10 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 35 (3.98%) Degree
3 31 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (0.68%) ISEB
7 4 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.34%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.34%) MCSA
9 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.11%) CBAP
10 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.11%) MCITP
10 1 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.48%) Data Quality
2 49 (5.57%) QA
3 11 (1.25%) GDPR
4 5 (0.57%) Accessibility
4 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.23%) WCAG
7 1 (0.11%) IFRS
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.05%) Docker
3 7 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.23%) Platform Symphony
5 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 57 (6.48%) Kubernetes
2 11 (1.25%) Terraform
3 5 (0.57%) Control-M
4 4 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.34%) Data Guard
5 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.34%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (0.23%) Grafana
6 2 (0.23%) OpenView
6 2 (0.23%) QRadar
6 2 (0.23%) SCCM
6 2 (0.23%) SCOM
6 2 (0.23%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.11%) Ansible
7 1 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 315 (35.84%) Microsoft
2 137 (15.59%) Oracle
3 68 (7.74%) Databricks
4 48 (5.46%) MuleSoft
5 46 (5.23%) SAP
6 19 (2.16%) Alteryx
6 19 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.82%) Informatica
8 15 (1.71%) VMware
9 12 (1.37%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.25%) Citrix
10 11 (1.25%) Telerik
11 10 (1.14%) Cloudera
12 8 (0.91%) Adobe
12 8 (0.91%) IBM
12 8 (0.91%) Kofax
12 8 (0.91%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.80%) Google
13 7 (0.80%) Splunk
13 7 (0.80%) TIBCO