Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 172 155
Rank change year-on-year -12 -17 -49
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,534 1,441 1,871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.52% 1.70%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.37% 3.65% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,169 1,044 1,386
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £294 £288 £259
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 28
UK median hourly rate £29.15 £37.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.27% +3.45% +72.62%
10th Percentile £20.00 £21.10 £12.18
90th Percentile £47.75 £195.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year -40.40% +16.15% +54.76%

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 45,459 39,427 42,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.82% 41.54% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,771 26,987 29,171
UK median daily rate £460 £440 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.02% +5.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 808 933
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.20% +10.67% +7.14%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -19 1,413 £413 +3.13% 698
UK excluding London -2 821 £375 +4.17% 499
London -19 699 £450 - 227
North of England -12 235 £363 +5.76% 166
South East -52 172 £400 +6.67% 115
Midlands 0 131 £375 +7.14% 93
Yorkshire -7 121 £375 +11.52% 70
South West +28 108 £375 -6.25% 52
Scotland +23 90 £365 +12.31% 21
North West -33 85 £363 +3.57% 89
West Midlands -8 74 £400 +14.29% 46
East of England +2 66 £388 +10.71% 45
East Midlands +14 57 £360 +2.86% 47
North East +22 29 £300 -7.69% 7
Wales -9 20 £356 +2.89% 4
Northern Ireland +10 2 £350 -15.15% 3

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 1,435 (93.55%) SQL
2 1,119 (72.95%) SQL Server
3 698 (45.50%) C#
4 653 (42.57%) .NET
5 623 (40.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 589 (38.40%) Microsoft
7 530 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
8 496 (32.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 437 (28.49%) Business Intelligence
10 352 (22.95%) Data Warehouse
11 328 (21.38%) ETL
12 324 (21.12%) Finance
13 304 (19.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 274 (17.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 263 (17.14%) ASP.NET
16 260 (16.95%) MVC
17 255 (16.62%) JavaScript
18 232 (15.12%) HTML
19 220 (14.34%) Scrum
20 205 (13.36%) Windows
20 205 (13.36%) Team Foundation Server
21 203 (13.23%) CSS
22 195 (12.71%) Power BI
23 189 (12.32%) jQuery
24 180 (11.73%) AngularJS
25 177 (11.54%) TDD
26 167 (10.89%) Data Modelling
27 165 (10.76%) Visual Studio
28 162 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
28 162 (10.56%) Web Services

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 50 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
1 50 (3.26%) IIS
2 49 (3.19%) NServiceBus
3 44 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 26 (1.69%) CMS
5 23 (1.50%) Apache Spark
5 23 (1.50%) Umbraco
6 22 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.11%) Apache
7 17 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (1.04%) SAS
9 12 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.46%) Confluence
12 5 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.26%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.26%) JBoss
13 4 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 144 (9.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.20%) SPSS
7 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 45 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.59%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.39%) SAP APO
4 6 (0.39%) SAP MM
4 6 (0.39%) Servitor
5 5 (0.33%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.33%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.26%) NetSuite
6 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.13%) Demantra
8 2 (0.13%) FastStats
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.13%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 304 (19.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
4 40 (2.61%) PaaS
5 33 (2.15%) Azure Data Factory
6 30 (1.96%) SaaS
7 28 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
8 17 (1.11%) IaaS
9 14 (0.91%) Office 365
10 10 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.65%) Serverless
10 10 (0.65%) Trello
11 9 (0.59%) Data Lake Analytics
12 5 (0.33%) GitHub
13 4 (0.26%) npm
14 3 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
14 3 (0.20%) Boomi
14 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
14 3 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.24%) DNS
1 19 (1.24%) Internet
2 17 (1.11%) DHCP
3 9 (0.59%) FTP
4 7 (0.46%) SMS
5 6 (0.39%) LAN
5 6 (0.39%) WAN
6 5 (0.33%) HTTP
6 5 (0.33%) SAN
6 5 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.26%) Intranet
7 4 (0.26%) IPsec
8 3 (0.20%) Firewall
8 3 (0.20%) SSH
8 3 (0.20%) VPN
8 3 (0.20%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.13%) Skype
9 2 (0.13%) VLAN
9 2 (0.13%) Wireless
10 1 (0.065%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,119 (72.95%) SQL Server
2 623 (40.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 496 (32.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 352 (22.95%) Data Warehouse
5 274 (17.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 195 (12.71%) Power BI
7 153 (9.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 141 (9.19%) SQL Server 2008
9 109 (7.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 95 (6.19%) SQL Server 2016
11 87 (5.67%) Relational Database
12 64 (4.17%) Big Data
13 58 (3.78%) Azure SQL Database
14 55 (3.59%) Data Lake
15 46 (3.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 45 (2.93%) Hadoop
17 41 (2.67%) Oracle Database
18 40 (2.61%) OLAP
18 40 (2.61%) OLTP
19 36 (2.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 205 (13.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 165 (10.76%) Visual Studio
3 105 (6.84%) Git (software)
4 92 (6.00%) NUnit
5 55 (3.59%) JIRA
6 50 (3.26%) Subversion
7 45 (2.93%) MSTest
8 44 (2.87%) Octopus Deploy
9 43 (2.80%) TeamCity
10 40 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 35 (2.28%) Jenkins
12 33 (2.15%) SpecFlow
13 32 (2.09%) Selenium
14 26 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
15 22 (1.43%) Maven
16 21 (1.37%) Moq
17 20 (1.30%) MSI
18 16 (1.04%) Eclipse
19 15 (0.98%) Mercurial
20 11 (0.72%) Jasmine
General
1 324 (21.12%) Finance
2 134 (8.74%) Banking
3 76 (4.95%) Retail
4 50 (3.26%) Legal
5 33 (2.15%) Back Office
6 32 (2.09%) Marketing
7 26 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 23 (1.50%) Law
9 18 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.11%) Front Office
11 16 (1.04%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.78%) Advertising
12 12 (0.78%) Electronics
13 8 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.39%) Publishing
15 5 (0.33%) Local Government
16 3 (0.20%) Billing
17 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,058 (68.97%) Developer
2 348 (22.69%) SQL Developer
3 288 (18.77%) .NET Developer
4 264 (17.21%) C# Developer
5 186 (12.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 165 (10.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 121 (7.89%) Analyst
8 115 (7.50%) SSIS Developer
9 87 (5.67%) T-SQL Developer
10 83 (5.41%) ASP.NET Developer
11 75 (4.89%) DBA
12 73 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 72 (4.69%) SQL Server Developer
13 72 (4.69%) SSRS Developer
14 69 (4.50%) Software Developer
15 66 (4.30%) SQL DBA
16 62 (4.04%) Senior Developer
17 61 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
17 61 (3.98%) SQL BI Developer
18 58 (3.78%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 653 (42.57%) .NET
2 263 (17.14%) ASP.NET
3 232 (15.12%) HTML
4 203 (13.23%) CSS
5 189 (12.32%) jQuery
6 180 (11.73%) AngularJS
7 162 (10.56%) Web Services
8 159 (10.37%) .NET Framework
9 150 (9.78%) ASP.NET Web API
10 129 (8.41%) ASP.NET MVC
11 120 (7.82%) Entity Framework
12 107 (6.98%) XML
13 85 (5.54%) HTML5
14 80 (5.22%) WCF
15 74 (4.82%) RESTful
16 71 (4.63%) REST
17 69 (4.50%) Ajax
18 59 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
19 57 (3.72%) CSS3
20 56 (3.65%) React
Miscellaneous
1 144 (9.39%) Analytical Skills
2 68 (4.43%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (2.80%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (2.61%) Fintech
5 32 (2.09%) Data Structures
5 32 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
6 28 (1.83%) User Experience
7 27 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 27 (1.76%) Replication
8 25 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.17%) Derivative
11 16 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.04%) Private Cloud
11 16 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 16 (1.04%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.98%) Fixed Income
13 12 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.72%) Clustering
14 11 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 205 (13.36%) Windows
2 92 (6.00%) Windows Server
3 50 (3.26%) Linux
4 32 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (1.83%) Unix
6 21 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 17 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.65%) Solaris
9 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.52%) Android
11 7 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.20%) CentOS
12 3 (0.20%) Debian
12 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.065%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
2 437 (28.49%) Business Intelligence
3 328 (21.38%) ETL
4 260 (16.95%) MVC
5 220 (14.34%) Scrum
6 177 (11.54%) TDD
7 167 (10.89%) Data Modelling
8 162 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
9 138 (9.00%) Analytics
10 134 (8.74%) Unit Testing
11 123 (8.02%) BDD
12 118 (7.69%) Test Automation
13 113 (7.37%) Performance Tuning
14 112 (7.30%) Migration
15 105 (6.84%) E-Commerce
15 105 (6.84%) SDLC
16 90 (5.87%) Visualisation
17 79 (5.15%) DevOps
18 75 (4.89%) Kimball Methodology
19 73 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1,435 (93.55%) SQL
2 698 (45.50%) C#
3 255 (16.62%) JavaScript
4 118 (7.69%) VB.NET
5 114 (7.43%) PL/SQL
6 113 (7.37%) PowerShell
7 85 (5.54%) Java
8 77 (5.02%) VB
9 75 (4.89%) VBA
10 62 (4.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 51 (3.32%) Python
12 43 (2.80%) VBScript
13 41 (2.67%) TypeScript
14 29 (1.89%) C++
15 23 (1.50%) Shell Script
16 19 (1.24%) VB6
17 18 (1.17%) PHP
17 18 (1.17%) R
18 17 (1.11%) C
19 15 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 68 (4.43%) Security Cleared
2 62 (4.04%) Degree
3 47 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (0.85%) MCSE
7 11 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.52%) ISEB
8 8 (0.52%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.46%) MCSA
10 6 (0.39%) MCTS
11 4 (0.26%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.20%) MCP
13 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.13%) HND
13 2 (0.13%) MCPD
14 1 (0.065%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.72%) QA
2 51 (3.32%) Data Quality
3 33 (2.15%) GDPR
4 11 (0.72%) EMIR
4 11 (0.72%) MiFID
5 10 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.26%) SLA
6 4 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.065%) Basel III
9 1 (0.065%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.065%) GCP
9 1 (0.065%) HL7
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.065%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (3.46%) Active Directory
2 36 (2.35%) Docker
3 20 (1.30%) XenApp
4 19 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 15 (0.98%) XenServer
6 13 (0.85%) HDFS
7 10 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.20%) vSphere
11 1 (0.065%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.065%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.065%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 20 (1.30%) SCCM
3 16 (1.04%) WSUS
4 10 (0.65%) Puppet
5 8 (0.52%) Ansible
6 7 (0.46%) Oozie
6 7 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.39%) HP ALM
8 5 (0.33%) Kibana
9 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.26%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.20%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.20%) Salt
11 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.13%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 589 (38.40%) Microsoft
2 140 (9.13%) Oracle
3 61 (3.98%) Tableau
4 41 (2.67%) SAP
5 35 (2.28%) Citrix
6 20 (1.30%) VMware
7 19 (1.24%) IBM
8 16 (1.04%) Informatica
8 16 (1.04%) Sitecore
8 16 (1.04%) Sybase
9 15 (0.98%) Cloudera
9 15 (0.98%) Intapp
9 15 (0.98%) Ivanti
10 14 (0.91%) Cognos
10 14 (0.91%) RedGate
11 11 (0.72%) Adobe
11 11 (0.72%) Capita
11 11 (0.72%) Talend
12 10 (0.65%) JD Edwards
13 9 (0.59%) Xamarin