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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 260 276 183
Rank change year-on-year +16 -93 +7
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 869 570 719
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.99% 1.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 2.71% 2.45% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 384 526
10th Percentile £350 £301 £316
25th Percentile £413 £363 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +13.89% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £609 £566 £504
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +25.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
10th Percentile £25.95 £35.42 £16.37
25th Percentile £30.63 £47.30 £17.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £22.84
Median % change year-on-year -36.36% +140.83% -7.73%
75th Percentile £61.80 - £26.05
90th Percentile £63.60 - £35.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £19.99
% change year-on-year -36.36% +175.17% -38.74%

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 32,121 23,232 20,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.70% 40.53% 40.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,377 16,349 14,209
10th Percentile £383 £325 £325
25th Percentile £455 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £656 £594 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +16.47% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 453 361
10th Percentile £19.56 £16.97 £17.50
25th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £21.57
Median hourly rate £50.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.95% -3.53% -1.16%
75th Percentile £61.56 £51.00 £50.00
90th Percentile £74.30 £62.20 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% -3.41%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +19 747 £525 +16.67% 270
London -29 426 £550 +4.76% 104
Work from Home +2 421 £495 +13.79% 107
UK excluding London +23 296 £500 +25.00% 182
North of England -2 95 £488 +30.00% 58
North West +1 71 £500 +42.76% 22
South East -1 67 £525 +31.25% 37
Midlands -39 46 £463 +8.82% 35
South West -12 37 £527 +62.08% 17
West Midlands -39 32 £428 -0.58% 22
Yorkshire -25 21 £450 +20.00% 26
Scotland -4 20 £475 +22.58% 8
Wales -15 15 £618 +45.29% 7
East of England -23 15 £450 +2.86% 16
East Midlands -11 14 £475 +32.87% 13
North East -15 3 £413 -17.50% 11
Northern Ireland - 1 £500 - 4

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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.

1 791 (91.02%) SQL
2 629 (72.38%) SQL Server
3 371 (42.69%) C#
4 358 (41.20%) Azure
5 340 (39.13%) .NET
6 279 (32.11%) Business Intelligence
6 279 (32.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 247 (28.42%) Microsoft
8 245 (28.19%) Agile
9 239 (27.50%) DevOps
10 222 (25.55%) Finance
11 189 (21.75%) Power Platform
12 187 (21.52%) Power BI
13 179 (20.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 177 (20.37%) ETL
15 173 (19.91%) Data Warehouse
16 166 (19.10%) Oracle
17 153 (17.61%) JavaScript
18 150 (17.26%) PL/SQL
19 149 (17.15%) .NET Framework
20 141 (16.23%) Git (software)
21 134 (15.42%) Windows
22 123 (14.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 122 (14.04%) Social Skills
24 116 (13.35%) Analytics
25 110 (12.66%) AWS
26 109 (12.54%) Data Modelling
27 107 (12.31%) Migration
28 106 (12.20%) PowerShell
29 104 (11.97%) Banking

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 37 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
1 37 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.96%) IIS
3 15 (1.73%) Confluence
4 11 (1.27%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.81%) SAS
6 5 (0.58%) Apache
6 5 (0.58%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (0.35%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 76 (8.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.12%) SPSS
6 1 (0.12%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.23%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.12%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 358 (41.20%) Azure
2 189 (21.75%) Power Platform
3 110 (12.66%) AWS
4 67 (7.71%) Azure Data Factory
5 50 (5.75%) Serverless
6 45 (5.18%) Azure Functions
6 45 (5.18%) Azure Service Bus
7 39 (4.49%) Azure Logic Apps
8 36 (4.14%) Microsoft 365
9 33 (3.80%) Azure Synapse Analytics
10 29 (3.34%) SaaS
11 28 (3.22%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 27 (3.11%) Azure Storage
13 23 (2.65%) GitHub
13 23 (2.65%) PaaS
13 23 (2.65%) PowerApps
14 22 (2.53%) Power Automate
15 19 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
15 19 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
16 16 (1.84%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.38%) Internet
2 8 (0.92%) Kerberos
3 5 (0.58%) FTP
3 5 (0.58%) Multicast
4 4 (0.46%) Skype
5 3 (0.35%) DNS
5 3 (0.35%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.23%) DHCP
6 2 (0.23%) Firewall
6 2 (0.23%) SAN
6 2 (0.23%) VPN
7 1 (0.12%) 5G
7 1 (0.12%) Intranet
7 1 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.12%) VoIP
7 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 629 (72.38%) SQL Server
2 279 (32.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 187 (21.52%) Power BI
4 179 (20.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 173 (19.91%) Data Warehouse
6 123 (14.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 86 (9.90%) Azure SQL Database
8 64 (7.36%) Oracle Database
9 56 (6.44%) Data Lake
10 55 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
11 53 (6.10%) Tableau
12 49 (5.64%) Relational Database
13 40 (4.60%) NoSQL
14 35 (4.03%) MongoDB
15 28 (3.22%) MySQL
16 25 (2.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 24 (2.76%) QlikView
18 20 (2.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 20 (2.30%) RDBMS
19 19 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 141 (16.23%) Git (software)
2 97 (11.16%) Visual Studio
3 51 (5.87%) JIRA
4 46 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (4.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 31 (3.57%) NUnit
7 15 (1.73%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.61%) SpecFlow
9 13 (1.50%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.38%) Moq
11 9 (1.04%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.04%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.04%) Jasmine
11 9 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (0.92%) Subversion
12 8 (0.92%) tSQLt
13 7 (0.81%) Artifactory
13 7 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (0.46%) MLflow
15 3 (0.35%) Pylint
General
1 222 (25.55%) Finance
2 122 (14.04%) Social Skills
3 104 (11.97%) Banking
4 70 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
5 59 (6.79%) Public Sector
6 34 (3.91%) Investment Banking
7 21 (2.42%) Front Office
8 20 (2.30%) Legal
9 17 (1.96%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.96%) Marketing
9 17 (1.96%) Telecoms
10 12 (1.38%) Back Office
10 12 (1.38%) Electronics
11 11 (1.27%) Local Government
12 8 (0.92%) Advertising
12 8 (0.92%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (0.92%) Retail
13 7 (0.81%) Law
14 6 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
15 5 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 530 (60.99%) Developer
2 141 (16.23%) .NET Developer
3 137 (15.77%) C# Developer
4 132 (15.19%) SQL Developer
5 93 (10.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 88 (10.13%) Analyst
7 78 (8.98%) DBA
8 76 (8.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 62 (7.13%) Data Engineer
10 54 (6.21%) SQL DBA
11 49 (5.64%) Software Developer
12 39 (4.49%) Data Analyst
13 36 (4.14%) Azure Developer
14 32 (3.68%) Full Stack Developer
15 31 (3.57%) Senior Developer
16 25 (2.88%) SQL BI Developer
17 23 (2.65%) Integration Developer
18 21 (2.42%) Azure Engineer
18 21 (2.42%) Consultant
18 21 (2.42%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (39.13%) .NET
2 149 (17.15%) .NET Framework
3 102 (11.74%) CSS
4 98 (11.28%) ASP.NET
5 97 (11.16%) HTML
6 89 (10.24%) .NET Core
7 65 (7.48%) jQuery
8 61 (7.02%) AngularJS
9 60 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 60 (6.90%) React
10 56 (6.44%) Entity Framework
11 52 (5.98%) XML
12 44 (5.06%) REST
13 41 (4.72%) JSON
14 40 (4.60%) WPF
15 38 (4.37%) HTML5
15 38 (4.37%) Web Services
16 30 (3.45%) RESTful
17 29 (3.34%) SOAP
18 27 (3.11%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.49%) Legacy Systems
2 32 (3.68%) Replication
3 27 (3.11%) NHS
3 27 (3.11%) User Experience
4 26 (2.99%) Clustering
5 25 (2.88%) Data Structures
6 20 (2.30%) Legacy Code
6 20 (2.30%) Reinsurance
7 19 (2.19%) Reference Data
8 17 (1.96%) Cloud Native
9 15 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (1.38%) Credit Risk
12 9 (1.04%) Cybercrime
13 8 (0.92%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (0.92%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.81%) Algorithms
15 6 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 134 (15.42%) Windows
2 29 (3.34%) Linux
3 28 (3.22%) Windows Server
4 14 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.92%) Solaris
7 5 (0.58%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (0.46%) Unix
9 3 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.12%) Debian
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (32.11%) Business Intelligence
2 245 (28.19%) Agile
3 239 (27.50%) DevOps
4 177 (20.37%) ETL
5 116 (13.35%) Analytics
6 109 (12.54%) Data Modelling
7 107 (12.31%) Migration
8 89 (10.24%) CI/CD
9 88 (10.13%) Full Stack Development
10 81 (9.32%) Data Analysis
11 79 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
12 74 (8.52%) Microservices
13 72 (8.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 72 (8.29%) Software Engineering
14 64 (7.36%) Scrum
15 57 (6.56%) SDLC
16 56 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
16 56 (6.44%) SOLID
17 54 (6.21%) Visualisation
18 53 (6.10%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 791 (91.02%) SQL
2 371 (42.69%) C#
3 153 (17.61%) JavaScript
4 150 (17.26%) PL/SQL
5 106 (12.20%) PowerShell
6 92 (10.59%) Python
7 63 (7.25%) VB
8 55 (6.33%) VBA
9 45 (5.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 43 (4.95%) VB.NET
11 40 (4.60%) Go
12 36 (4.14%) C
13 35 (4.03%) TypeScript
14 29 (3.34%) Java
15 27 (3.11%) C++
16 15 (1.73%) R
17 11 (1.27%) VBScript
18 10 (1.15%) Bash
18 10 (1.15%) Scala
18 10 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 83 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.45%) Degree
4 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.69%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.35%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.35%) RHCSA
8 2 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.23%) MCITP
9 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.12%) MCPD
9 1 (0.12%) MCSA
9 1 (0.12%) MCTS
9 1 (0.12%) OCP
9 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.12%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.72%) QA
2 32 (3.68%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.73%) GDPR
4 8 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.81%) MiFID
6 6 (0.69%) SLA
7 5 (0.58%) EMIR
7 5 (0.58%) IFRS
7 5 (0.58%) IFRS 17
8 3 (0.35%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.12%) DICOM
10 1 (0.12%) HL7
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 1 (0.12%) LOINC
10 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 28 (3.22%) Docker
2 21 (2.42%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.58%) GridGain
6 3 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.35%) vSphere
7 2 (0.23%) HDFS
7 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (4.37%) Kubernetes
2 15 (1.73%) Ansible
3 14 (1.61%) Kibana
4 12 (1.38%) Terraform
5 9 (1.04%) Data Guard
6 7 (0.81%) ZABBIX
7 6 (0.69%) Control-M
8 4 (0.46%) logstash
9 3 (0.35%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.35%) SCCM
10 2 (0.23%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.23%) QRadar
10 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.12%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 247 (28.42%) Microsoft
2 166 (19.10%) Oracle
3 52 (5.98%) Databricks
4 44 (5.06%) SAP
5 37 (4.26%) Citrix
6 18 (2.07%) Red Hat
6 18 (2.07%) VMware
7 14 (1.61%) DevExpress
7 14 (1.61%) MuleSoft
8 13 (1.50%) Google
8 13 (1.50%) Sybase
9 11 (1.27%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.04%) Informatica
11 7 (0.81%) Sun
11 7 (0.81%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.69%) Dynatrace
13 5 (0.58%) BMC
13 5 (0.58%) Talend
14 4 (0.46%) Atlassian
14 4 (0.46%) Reuters