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 3 months to 27 May 2017 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 166 100
Rank change year-on-year -3 -66  
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 694 839 1146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.54% 2.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.62% 3.99% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 631 848
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 17
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +71.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £11.50 £19.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +18.11% +51.19%  

T-SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19188 21012 20476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.13% 38.52% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13080 14472 13578
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 470 422
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +4.16%  

T-SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing T-SQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 27 May 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 658 £400 +6.66% 408
London +21 326 £450 +12.50% 133
South East -37 88 £375 - 62
City of London -7 63 £450 +5.88% 37
Yorkshire +14 57 £330 -8.96% 45
North West +29 48 £330 -2.22% 58
South West +14 47 £400 +23.07% 29
West Yorkshire +20 43 £325 -10.34% 31
East of England -4 37 £350 - 36
Leeds +25 36 £325 -12.45% 23
Manchester +23 30 £325 -10.34% 27
Bristol +12 26 £410 +21.48% 11
West Midlands -7 26 £350 -12.50% 25
East Midlands -4 23 £338 -3.64% 10
East Sussex +20 22 £345 -17.85% 7
Hertfordshire +15 19 £350 -9.67% 13
Hampshire -4 19 £388 +15.67% 18
Brighton +17 18 £340 -19.04% 6
Surrey -11 14 £375 -6.25% 16
Cheshire +29 13 £356 +9.61% 17
Berkshire +11 12 £405 -4.70% 5
Nottinghamshire +10 12 £323 -14.00% 5
Wales -3 12 £350 -11.39% 3
Nottingham +11 11 £320 -14.66% 4
South Wales +10 11 £346 -13.43% 2
Cardiff +7 10 £346 -13.43% 2
Kingston Upon Thames +2 10 £355 -8.97% 3
Watford +3 9 £350 +1.81% 3
Essex -3 9 £419 +84.06% 4
South Yorkshire +8 8 £350 +21.73%

For the 6 months to 27 May 2017, IT contractor jobs citing T-SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for T-SQL.

1 1314 (93.06%) SQL
2 1045 (74.01%) SQL Server
3 617 (43.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 554 (39.24%) .NET
5 537 (38.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 530 (37.54%) C#
7 480 (33.99%) Microsoft
8 381 (26.98%) Business Intelligence
9 340 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
10 335 (23.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 312 (22.10%) Finance
12 301 (21.32%) ETL
13 291 (20.61%) ASP.NET
14 288 (20.40%) MVC
15 281 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
16 253 (17.92%) JavaScript
17 239 (16.93%) SQL Server 2008
18 235 (16.64%) SQL Server 2012
19 193 (13.67%) HTML
20 184 (13.03%) Windows
21 177 (12.54%) CSS
22 172 (12.18%) Web Services
23 168 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
23 168 (11.90%) SQL Server 2014
24 161 (11.40%) .NET Framework
25 159 (11.26%) Visual Studio
26 154 (10.91%) jQuery
27 148 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
28 147 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
29 145 (10.27%) PowerShell

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 91 (6.44%) IIS
2 69 (4.89%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.34%) CMS
4 21 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 16 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 15 (1.06%) SAS
7 14 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (0.85%) NServiceBus
9 10 (0.71%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.57%) Confluence
11 7 (0.50%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.42%) DNN
13 5 (0.35%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.35%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.35%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.28%) Anypoint
14 4 (0.28%) Apache
14 4 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (0.28%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 117 (8.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.21%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.14%) SPSS
8 2 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 38 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.35%) Workday HCM
4 3 (0.21%) iTrent
4 3 (0.21%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.14%) HFM
5 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.071%) BPCS
6 1 (0.071%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.071%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.071%) Magento
6 1 (0.071%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.071%) RMDS
6 1 (0.071%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 147 (10.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.27%) GitHub
4 15 (1.06%) SaaS
5 11 (0.78%) IaaS
6 10 (0.71%) PaaS
7 8 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.57%) Boomi
8 5 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.28%) Office 365
9 4 (0.28%) Route 53
10 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.21%) Trello
11 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.14%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.071%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.071%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.77%) Firewall
2 13 (0.92%) FTP
3 10 (0.71%) Intranet
4 9 (0.64%) SAN
5 7 (0.50%) Internet
6 4 (0.28%) DNS
6 4 (0.28%) VPN
7 3 (0.21%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.21%) HTTP
7 3 (0.21%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.21%) SSL
7 3 (0.21%) VLAN
8 2 (0.14%) Modbus
8 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.071%) IPsec
9 1 (0.071%) LAN
9 1 (0.071%) LDAP
9 1 (0.071%) Skype
9 1 (0.071%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1045 (74.01%) SQL Server
2 617 (43.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 537 (38.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 335 (23.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 281 (19.90%) Data Warehouse
6 239 (16.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 235 (16.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 168 (11.90%) SQL Server 2014
9 90 (6.37%) Power BI
10 77 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
11 74 (5.24%) Relational Database
12 73 (5.17%) SQL Server 2005
13 66 (4.67%) QlikView
14 45 (3.19%) Oracle Database
15 40 (2.83%) OLAP
16 39 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
17 38 (2.69%) Big Data
17 38 (2.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 34 (2.41%) RDBMS
19 33 (2.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 168 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 159 (11.26%) Visual Studio
3 96 (6.80%) Git (software)
4 60 (4.25%) NUnit
5 43 (3.05%) JIRA
6 39 (2.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 38 (2.69%) TeamCity
8 27 (1.91%) MSTest
9 26 (1.84%) Selenium
9 26 (1.84%) Subversion
10 23 (1.63%) Moq
11 21 (1.49%) Jenkins
12 19 (1.35%) SpecFlow
13 18 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (1.06%) MSBuild
15 12 (0.85%) Bitbucket
15 12 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
16 10 (0.71%) JSUnit
17 8 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 8 (0.57%) WebDriver
General
1 312 (22.10%) Finance
2 118 (8.36%) Banking
3 57 (4.04%) Retail
4 51 (3.61%) Front Office
4 51 (3.61%) Marketing
5 40 (2.83%) Advertising
6 35 (2.48%) Back Office
7 27 (1.91%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 20 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.20%) Electronics
11 15 (1.06%) Legal
12 11 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.78%) Publishing
13 10 (0.71%) Games
14 7 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.42%) Local Government
15 6 (0.42%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.35%) General Ledger
16 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 964 (68.27%) Developer
2 353 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 246 (17.42%) .NET Developer
4 184 (13.03%) C# Developer
5 156 (11.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 148 (10.48%) Analyst
7 143 (10.13%) DBA
8 127 (8.99%) SSIS Developer
9 118 (8.36%) C# .NET Developer
9 118 (8.36%) SQL DBA
10 99 (7.01%) T-SQL Developer
11 95 (6.73%) Senior Developer
12 84 (5.95%) ETL Developer
13 81 (5.74%) SQL Server Developer
14 73 (5.17%) SSRS Developer
15 72 (5.10%) SQL BI Developer
16 58 (4.11%) SQL Analyst
17 57 (4.04%) ASP.NET Developer
18 54 (3.82%) Consultant
19 53 (3.75%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 554 (39.24%) .NET
2 291 (20.61%) ASP.NET
3 193 (13.67%) HTML
4 177 (12.54%) CSS
5 172 (12.18%) Web Services
6 161 (11.40%) .NET Framework
7 154 (10.91%) jQuery
8 148 (10.48%) ASP.NET MVC
9 143 (10.13%) AngularJS
10 138 (9.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 123 (8.71%) XML
12 118 (8.36%) WCF
13 95 (6.73%) Entity Framework
14 81 (5.74%) HTML5
15 71 (5.03%) REST
16 69 (4.89%) Ajax
17 62 (4.39%) JSON
17 62 (4.39%) MDX
17 62 (4.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 50 (3.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 129 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
3 43 (3.05%) Replication
4 35 (2.48%) Fixed Income
5 33 (2.34%) Clustering
6 32 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.05%) Data Structures
8 28 (1.98%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.63%) NHS
10 21 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (1.27%) Hedge funds
12 16 (1.13%) Derivative
13 14 (0.99%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.99%) User Experience
14 13 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.85%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.78%) Equities
17 9 (0.64%) Fintech
18 8 (0.57%) Mainframe
18 8 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 184 (13.03%) Windows
2 89 (6.30%) Linux
3 66 (4.67%) Windows Server
4 37 (2.62%) Unix
5 26 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.27%) Solaris
8 15 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.50%) MVS
11 2 (0.14%) Android
11 2 (0.14%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.14%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.071%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.071%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.071%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (26.98%) Business Intelligence
2 340 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (21.32%) ETL
4 288 (20.40%) MVC
5 145 (10.27%) Migration
6 136 (9.63%) TDD
7 124 (8.78%) Performance Tuning
8 117 (8.29%) Data Modelling
9 108 (7.65%) Scrum
10 84 (5.95%) OO
11 83 (5.88%) Data Migration
12 82 (5.81%) SDLC
12 82 (5.81%) Unit Testing
13 81 (5.74%) Analytics
14 79 (5.59%) Web Development
15 61 (4.32%) CRM
16 58 (4.11%) Data Analysis
17 56 (3.97%) ITIL
17 56 (3.97%) Kimball Methodology
17 56 (3.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1314 (93.06%) SQL
2 530 (37.54%) C#
3 253 (17.92%) JavaScript
4 145 (10.27%) PowerShell
5 104 (7.37%) VB.NET
6 83 (5.88%) Java
7 78 (5.52%) PL/SQL
8 64 (4.53%) VB
9 60 (4.25%) VBA
10 35 (2.48%) TypeScript
10 35 (2.48%) VBScript
11 32 (2.27%) C++
11 32 (2.27%) Python
12 30 (2.12%) C
13 26 (1.84%) Shell Script
13 26 (1.84%) VB6
14 22 (1.56%) Perl
15 18 (1.27%) Korn
16 17 (1.20%) R
17 13 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 73 (5.17%) Degree
2 44 (3.12%) Security Cleared
3 30 (2.12%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 9 (0.64%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.35%) MCDBA
7 5 (0.35%) MCITP
7 5 (0.35%) MCSE
8 4 (0.28%) MCP
9 3 (0.21%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.21%) MCTS
9 3 (0.21%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.21%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.14%) OCP
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.76%) Data Quality
2 37 (2.62%) QA
3 10 (0.71%) MiFID
4 8 (0.57%) SLA
5 7 (0.50%) EMIR
6 6 (0.42%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.14%) IFRS
9 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.071%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.071%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.071%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.13%) Docker
3 4 (0.28%) HDFS
3 4 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.071%) Cronacle
6 1 (0.071%) Firmware
6 1 (0.071%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (1.20%) SCOM
2 16 (1.13%) Control-M
3 7 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.35%) Nagios
4 5 (0.35%) Puppet
5 4 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.28%) WSUS
6 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.14%) Ansible
7 2 (0.14%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.14%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.14%) Opsview
8 1 (0.071%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.071%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.071%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.071%) Terraform
Vendors
1 480 (33.99%) Microsoft
2 124 (8.78%) Oracle
3 59 (4.18%) SAP
4 47 (3.33%) Sybase
4 47 (3.33%) Tableau
5 25 (1.77%) Sitecore
6 21 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (0.92%) Google
8 12 (0.85%) Cognos
9 11 (0.78%) IBM
10 9 (0.64%) DevExpress
10 9 (0.64%) RedGate
11 8 (0.57%) Dell
11 8 (0.57%) Perforce
11 8 (0.57%) Typemock
11 8 (0.57%) Xamarin
12 7 (0.50%) Talend
13 6 (0.42%) HP
13 6 (0.42%) JD Edwards
13 6 (0.42%) VMware
City, London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £330 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per month
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good rates and Opportunity
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Oblix IT
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive FIXED TERM
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Recommend Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day 2 months contract
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + Long term contract
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago