Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 203 176 166
Rank change year-on-year -27 -10 -3
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,191 1,632 1,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.58% 1.61%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.17% 3.56% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 1,246 1,170
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +13.01%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £306
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £364
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.09% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 24
UK median hourly rate £27.94 £29.15 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.15% -0.34% -25.38%
10th Percentile £18.15 £19.65 £19.55
90th Percentile £57.50 £49.20 £195.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.47 £23.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +36.83% -25.81% -22.50%

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 37,576 45,823 41,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.09% 44.46% 41.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,035 32,203 28,282
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 726 782
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20.25 £16.85 £15.79
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% +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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -25 1,121 £418 -1.76% 518
UK excluding London -15 658 £400 +6.67% 432
London -14 518 £450 -5.26% 114
South East +34 206 £400 - 120
North of England -22 189 £375 +0.67% 120
Yorkshire 0 106 £400 +6.67% 41
Midlands +9 87 £375 -6.25% 77
South West -55 80 £400 +6.67% 51
North West -3 74 £350 -3.45% 71
West Midlands +17 48 £338 -20.59% 41
East of England -12 45 £398 -0.63% 36
East Midlands +13 39 £394 +5.00% 36
Scotland -7 31 £388 +6.16% 14
Wales +21 15 £400 -5.88% 14
North East -5 9 £500 +66.67% 8
Northern Ireland +6 5 £325 -7.14%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1,079 (90.60%) SQL
2 871 (73.13%) SQL Server
3 550 (46.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 470 (39.46%) .NET
5 462 (38.79%) C#
6 430 (36.10%) Microsoft
7 389 (32.66%) Business Intelligence
8 361 (30.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 345 (28.97%) Azure
10 331 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
11 319 (26.78%) ETL
12 316 (26.53%) Data Warehouse
13 286 (24.01%) Finance
14 246 (20.65%) JavaScript
15 207 (17.38%) Power BI
15 207 (17.38%) Power Platform
16 204 (17.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 154 (12.93%) Git (software)
18 148 (12.43%) Oracle
19 145 (12.17%) HTML
20 144 (12.09%) ASP.NET
21 142 (11.92%) Windows
22 138 (11.59%) .NET Framework
23 136 (11.42%) Data Modelling
24 132 (11.08%) CSS
24 132 (11.08%) PowerShell
25 130 (10.92%) MVC
26 129 (10.83%) AngularJS
27 119 (9.99%) SQL Server 2012
28 109 (9.15%) Performance Tuning

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 56 (4.70%) IIS
2 44 (3.69%) SharePoint
3 38 (3.19%) Confluence
4 28 (2.35%) Apache Spark
5 22 (1.85%) Apache
5 22 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (1.34%) Umbraco
7 13 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.84%) Anypoint
9 10 (0.84%) Jetty
10 8 (0.67%) SAS
11 7 (0.59%) CMS
12 6 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.42%) JBoss
13 5 (0.42%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 5 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 100 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (2.85%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.34%) SPSS
6 1 (0.084%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.084%) Stata
Business Applications
1 37 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.50%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.50%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.25%) Relativity
6 2 (0.17%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.084%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.084%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.084%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.084%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.084%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 345 (28.97%) Azure
2 207 (17.38%) Power Platform
3 59 (4.95%) Azure Data Factory
4 54 (4.53%) AWS
5 49 (4.11%) Serverless
6 44 (3.69%) Azure Functions
7 38 (3.19%) GitHub
8 35 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
9 34 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 23 (1.93%) SaaS
11 21 (1.76%) npm
12 14 (1.18%) Office 365
12 14 (1.18%) PaaS
13 11 (0.92%) Data Lake Analytics
14 9 (0.76%) IaaS
15 7 (0.59%) GCP
16 5 (0.42%) Amazon S3
16 5 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.42%) BrowserStack
17 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.85%) Internet
2 8 (0.67%) Network Security
3 6 (0.50%) DNS
3 6 (0.50%) SAN
3 6 (0.50%) SSH
4 5 (0.42%) FTP
5 4 (0.34%) Intranet
6 3 (0.25%) DHCP
6 3 (0.25%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.17%) HTTP
7 2 (0.17%) LAN
8 1 (0.084%) Extranet
8 1 (0.084%) Skype
8 1 (0.084%) SMTP
8 1 (0.084%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 871 (73.13%) SQL Server
2 550 (46.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 361 (30.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 316 (26.53%) Data Warehouse
5 207 (17.38%) Power BI
6 204 (17.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 119 (9.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 105 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 92 (7.72%) Relational Database
10 79 (6.63%) SQL Server 2016
11 66 (5.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 65 (5.46%) SQL Server 2014
13 62 (5.21%) Cosmos DB
14 59 (4.95%) Oracle Database
15 43 (3.61%) Big Data
15 43 (3.61%) MongoDB
16 35 (2.94%) Data Lake
17 32 (2.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 30 (2.52%) OLAP
19 29 (2.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 154 (12.93%) Git (software)
2 108 (9.07%) Visual Studio
3 89 (7.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 78 (6.55%) JIRA
5 55 (4.62%) NUnit
6 40 (3.36%) TeamCity
7 39 (3.27%) Selenium
8 34 (2.85%) Jenkins
9 31 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 29 (2.43%) MSTest
11 27 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
12 24 (2.02%) tSQLt
13 23 (1.93%) Subversion
14 22 (1.85%) SpecFlow
15 19 (1.60%) gulp
16 17 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
17 13 (1.09%) Cucumber
17 13 (1.09%) Maven
18 12 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
19 11 (0.92%) Grunt
General
1 286 (24.01%) Finance
2 85 (7.14%) Banking
3 65 (5.46%) Public Sector
3 65 (5.46%) Retail
4 41 (3.44%) Back Office
5 34 (2.85%) Legal
6 23 (1.93%) Law
7 22 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.76%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.68%) Marketing
10 10 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.76%) Electronics
12 7 (0.59%) Advertising
12 7 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.59%) Front Office
13 5 (0.42%) Local Government
14 4 (0.34%) Billing
14 4 (0.34%) Games
15 3 (0.25%) Publishing
16 2 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 736 (61.80%) Developer
2 260 (21.83%) SQL Developer
3 183 (15.37%) .NET Developer
4 149 (12.51%) C# Developer
5 137 (11.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 104 (8.73%) Analyst
7 84 (7.05%) C# .NET Developer
7 84 (7.05%) DBA
8 74 (6.21%) SQL DBA
9 64 (5.37%) Senior Developer
10 58 (4.87%) SSIS Developer
11 52 (4.37%) SQL BI Developer
12 51 (4.28%) Full Stack Developer
13 49 (4.11%) SQL Server Developer
14 41 (3.44%) Data Analyst
14 41 (3.44%) Software Developer
15 40 (3.36%) Azure Developer
16 39 (3.27%) Architect
17 38 (3.19%) T-SQL Developer
18 35 (2.94%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 470 (39.46%) .NET
2 145 (12.17%) HTML
3 144 (12.09%) ASP.NET
4 138 (11.59%) .NET Framework
5 132 (11.08%) CSS
6 129 (10.83%) AngularJS
7 109 (9.15%) ASP.NET Web API
8 97 (8.14%) jQuery
9 95 (7.98%) JSON
10 81 (6.80%) .NET Core
11 79 (6.63%) REST
12 78 (6.55%) XML
13 71 (5.96%) Entity Framework
13 71 (5.96%) Web Services
14 65 (5.46%) RESTful
15 57 (4.79%) WinForms
16 56 (4.70%) HTML5
17 52 (4.37%) React
18 49 (4.11%) MDX
19 46 (3.86%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (2.02%) Data Structures
4 22 (1.85%) User Experience
5 20 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.18%) Derivative
8 14 (1.18%) Replication
9 13 (1.09%) Hedge funds
10 11 (0.92%) Data Centre
10 11 (0.92%) Reinsurance
10 11 (0.92%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.84%) Credit Risk
11 10 (0.84%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.76%) Clustering
12 9 (0.76%) Credit Derivative
13 8 (0.67%) Robotics
14 7 (0.59%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 142 (11.92%) Windows
2 47 (3.95%) Windows Server
3 45 (3.78%) Linux
4 22 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (1.51%) Unix
6 17 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (1.26%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.01%) Android
8 12 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.59%) CentOS
10 7 (0.59%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.42%) Debian
12 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.34%) Solaris
14 3 (0.25%) HPUX
15 2 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (32.66%) Business Intelligence
2 331 (27.79%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (26.78%) ETL
4 136 (11.42%) Data Modelling
5 130 (10.92%) MVC
6 109 (9.15%) Performance Tuning
7 100 (8.40%) Analytics
8 98 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
9 94 (7.89%) TDD
10 93 (7.81%) Migration
11 91 (7.64%) Scrum
12 82 (6.88%) DevOps
13 77 (6.47%) Kimball Methodology
14 69 (5.79%) Test Automation
15 68 (5.71%) Data Analysis
16 64 (5.37%) SDLC
16 64 (5.37%) Visualisation
17 63 (5.29%) Unit Testing
17 63 (5.29%) Web Development
18 62 (5.21%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 1,079 (90.60%) SQL
2 462 (38.79%) C#
3 246 (20.65%) JavaScript
4 132 (11.08%) PowerShell
5 89 (7.47%) VB.NET
6 84 (7.05%) Python
7 76 (6.38%) PL/SQL
8 59 (4.95%) VBA
9 46 (3.86%) VB
10 45 (3.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 39 (3.27%) Java
12 30 (2.52%) TypeScript
13 23 (1.93%) PHP
14 21 (1.76%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.68%) Bash Shell
16 19 (1.60%) VBScript
17 15 (1.26%) C++
17 15 (1.26%) VB6
18 14 (1.18%) R
19 13 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (6.21%) Security Cleared
2 61 (5.12%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.20%) Degree
4 25 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (0.92%) MCSE
7 9 (0.76%) ISTQB
8 8 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.50%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.42%) MCSA
11 4 (0.34%) ISEB
12 3 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.25%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.25%) MCITP
12 3 (0.25%) MCTS
13 2 (0.17%) ACCA
13 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.17%) CIMA
13 2 (0.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.37%) Data Quality
2 37 (3.11%) QA
3 11 (0.92%) SLA
4 8 (0.67%) GDPR
5 5 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.34%) GAAP
6 4 (0.34%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.084%) PMO
System Software
1 76 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.60%) Docker
3 10 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.084%) vSphere
7 1 (0.084%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (1.51%) Kubernetes
2 14 (1.18%) MIIS
3 11 (0.92%) Ansible
4 10 (0.84%) WMI
5 8 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (0.59%) SCCM
7 6 (0.50%) Control-M
7 6 (0.50%) Puppet
8 5 (0.42%) Salt
8 5 (0.42%) Terraform
9 4 (0.34%) Kibana
9 4 (0.34%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.25%) ThinApp
10 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.17%) SCOM
12 1 (0.084%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.084%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 430 (36.10%) Microsoft
2 148 (12.43%) Oracle
3 60 (5.04%) Tableau
4 37 (3.11%) SAP
5 23 (1.93%) Citrix
6 22 (1.85%) IBM
7 21 (1.76%) Databricks
8 20 (1.68%) MuleSoft
9 16 (1.34%) Xamarin
10 15 (1.26%) Alteryx
11 13 (1.09%) Cognos
12 12 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.01%) VMware
13 10 (0.84%) Google
14 9 (0.76%) Automation Anywhere
14 9 (0.76%) Blue Prism
14 9 (0.76%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.76%) Sybase
14 9 (0.76%) Telerik
14 9 (0.76%) UiPath