Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 153 112
Rank change year-on-year -21 -41 +14
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,500 1,702 2,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.50% 1.75% 2.06%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.55% 4.29% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,160 1,267 1,667
UK median daily rate £416 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £515 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 11
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -28.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £16.75 £10.69 £21.00
90th Percentile £52.84 £44.25 £40.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £33.35 £35.00
% change year-on-year -19.04% -4.71% -4.76%

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 42,225 39,668 41,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.10% 40.82% 38.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,782 27,236 28,048
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £289 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 756 867 1,054
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.56 £14.75 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.20 £51.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

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 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -23 1,369 £425 +13.33% 724
UK excluding London -39 757 £375 +7.14% 543
London -9 727 £465 +9.41% 226
South East -38 207 £400 +0.50% 129
North of England -18 201 £350 +1.45% 152
Yorkshire -8 125 £350 - 70
Midlands -51 99 £355 +5.19% 102
West Midlands -37 77 £355 +5.19% 54
East of England +3 71 £380 +11.76% 59
North West -29 68 £325 - 78
Scotland +1 65 £381 +8.93% 27
South West -43 63 £375 +15.38% 56
Wales +47 51 £375 +11.11% 13
East Midlands -16 21 £350 +3.70% 46
North East +23 8 £375 +7.07% 4
Northern Ireland -25 1 £525 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 1,399 (93.27%) SQL
2 1,162 (77.47%) SQL Server
3 617 (41.13%) .NET
4 608 (40.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 604 (40.27%) C#
6 527 (35.13%) Agile Software Development
7 503 (33.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 474 (31.60%) Microsoft
9 453 (30.20%) Business Intelligence
10 337 (22.47%) ETL
11 336 (22.40%) Data Warehouse
12 334 (22.27%) Finance
13 301 (20.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 266 (17.73%) JavaScript
14 266 (17.73%) ASP.NET
15 256 (17.07%) MVC
16 242 (16.13%) HTML
17 225 (15.00%) Web Services
18 218 (14.53%) Data Modelling
19 198 (13.20%) SQL Server 2012
20 195 (13.00%) SQL Server 2008
21 191 (12.73%) CSS
22 179 (11.93%) Migration
23 178 (11.87%) Windows
23 178 (11.87%) .NET Framework
24 169 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
25 168 (11.20%) Team Foundation Server
26 167 (11.13%) TDD
27 166 (11.07%) Scrum
28 164 (10.93%) Analytical Skills

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 79 (5.27%) SharePoint
2 59 (3.93%) IIS
3 32 (2.13%) CMS
4 29 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
5 24 (1.60%) Apache
6 20 (1.33%) SAS
7 15 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (0.87%) Apache Solr
10 12 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 10 (0.67%) Confluence
11 10 (0.67%) Umbraco
12 9 (0.60%) Apache Spark
12 9 (0.60%) JBoss
13 7 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.47%) WildFly
14 5 (0.33%) Apache Pig
15 4 (0.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 97 (6.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.40%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.33%) SPSS
8 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.067%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 22 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (1.20%) Markit EDM
4 7 (0.47%) SAP APO
4 7 (0.47%) SAP MM
4 7 (0.47%) SunGard GMI
5 5 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 5 (0.33%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.27%) iTrent
6 4 (0.27%) MetaTrader
7 3 (0.20%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.20%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.067%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.067%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 169 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.13%) Office 365
4 13 (0.87%) npm
5 11 (0.73%) SaaS
6 9 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
6 9 (0.60%) OpenShift
7 8 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
7 8 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (0.53%) GitHub
7 8 (0.53%) IaaS
7 8 (0.53%) Serverless
8 7 (0.47%) Boomi
9 6 (0.40%) PaaS
10 5 (0.33%) Yarn
11 4 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
11 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.27%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.13%) FTP
2 11 (0.73%) Firewall
3 10 (0.67%) Internet
4 9 (0.60%) DNS
5 7 (0.47%) SAN
6 6 (0.40%) SSL
6 6 (0.40%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.27%) Intranet
7 4 (0.27%) SMS
8 3 (0.20%) DHCP
8 3 (0.20%) SMTP
9 2 (0.13%) WinSCP
10 1 (0.067%) HTTP
10 1 (0.067%) Skype
10 1 (0.067%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,162 (77.47%) SQL Server
2 608 (40.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 503 (33.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 336 (22.40%) Data Warehouse
5 301 (20.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 198 (13.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 195 (13.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 146 (9.73%) Power BI
9 131 (8.73%) SQL Server 2016
10 119 (7.93%) SQL Server 2014
11 107 (7.13%) Relational Database
12 68 (4.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 67 (4.47%) OLAP
14 59 (3.93%) SQL Server 2005
15 55 (3.67%) NoSQL
16 50 (3.33%) MongoDB
17 44 (2.93%) RDBMS
18 35 (2.33%) MySQL
19 31 (2.07%) Oracle Database
20 30 (2.00%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 168 (11.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 137 (9.13%) Visual Studio
3 82 (5.47%) Git (software)
4 68 (4.53%) NUnit
5 48 (3.20%) JIRA
5 48 (3.20%) Subversion
6 38 (2.53%) Selenium
7 32 (2.13%) TeamCity
8 28 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
9 27 (1.80%) Jenkins
10 24 (1.60%) SpecFlow
11 21 (1.40%) Ant
11 21 (1.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 20 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (1.33%) Maven
13 19 (1.27%) Moq
14 18 (1.20%) Eclipse
15 17 (1.13%) MSTest
16 16 (1.07%) Jasmine
16 16 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 334 (22.27%) Finance
2 118 (7.87%) Banking
3 66 (4.40%) Front Office
4 35 (2.33%) Retail
5 34 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 31 (2.07%) Marketing
7 30 (2.00%) Legal
8 20 (1.33%) Back Office
9 17 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.00%) Publishing
11 14 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.87%) Advertising
12 13 (0.87%) Law
13 11 (0.73%) Games
13 11 (0.73%) Telecoms
14 9 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.47%) Electronics
15 7 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.33%) Billing
17 4 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,090 (72.67%) Developer
2 385 (25.67%) SQL Developer
3 272 (18.13%) .NET Developer
4 243 (16.20%) C# Developer
5 216 (14.40%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 136 (9.07%) C# .NET Developer
7 128 (8.53%) Analyst
8 127 (8.47%) SSIS Developer
9 104 (6.93%) DBA
9 104 (6.93%) Senior Developer
10 103 (6.87%) T-SQL Developer
11 90 (6.00%) SQL Server Developer
12 82 (5.47%) SQL DBA
13 76 (5.07%) SSRS Developer
14 73 (4.87%) SQL BI Developer
15 64 (4.27%) Full Stack Developer
16 55 (3.67%) Software Developer
17 50 (3.33%) ETL Developer
18 49 (3.27%) SQL Analyst
19 45 (3.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 617 (41.13%) .NET
2 266 (17.73%) ASP.NET
3 242 (16.13%) HTML
4 225 (15.00%) Web Services
5 191 (12.73%) CSS
6 178 (11.87%) .NET Framework
7 150 (10.00%) jQuery
8 149 (9.93%) AngularJS
9 145 (9.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 125 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
11 124 (8.27%) XML
12 123 (8.20%) WCF
13 97 (6.47%) HTML5
14 94 (6.27%) Entity Framework
15 89 (5.93%) MDX
16 80 (5.33%) REST
16 80 (5.33%) SOAP
17 74 (4.93%) RESTful
18 68 (4.53%) WPF
19 67 (4.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 164 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (5.07%) Greenfield Project
3 60 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 56 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
5 55 (3.67%) Data Structures
5 55 (3.67%) Fixed Income
6 53 (3.53%) Replication
7 42 (2.80%) Algorithms
8 36 (2.40%) Derivative
9 34 (2.27%) Client/Server
9 34 (2.27%) Market Risk
10 33 (2.20%) NHS
11 30 (2.00%) Management Information System
12 29 (1.93%) Clustering
12 29 (1.93%) Equities
12 29 (1.93%) Fintech
13 28 (1.87%) Credit Risk
14 26 (1.73%) N-Tier
15 24 (1.60%) Hedge funds
16 20 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 178 (11.87%) Windows
2 82 (5.47%) Linux
3 53 (3.53%) Unix
4 38 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (0.80%) Solaris
7 10 (0.67%) Apple iOS
8 9 (0.60%) Android
8 9 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.33%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.20%) CentOS
13 3 (0.20%) OpenVMS
13 3 (0.20%) VMS
13 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.13%) Fedora
14 2 (0.13%) HPUX
14 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (35.13%) Agile Software Development
2 453 (30.20%) Business Intelligence
3 337 (22.47%) ETL
4 256 (17.07%) MVC
5 218 (14.53%) Data Modelling
6 179 (11.93%) Migration
7 167 (11.13%) TDD
8 166 (11.07%) Scrum
9 127 (8.47%) Unit Testing
10 125 (8.33%) SDLC
11 117 (7.80%) Performance Tuning
12 100 (6.67%) Analytics
13 93 (6.20%) Data Migration
14 90 (6.00%) Data Analysis
15 88 (5.87%) Test Automation
16 81 (5.40%) Kimball Methodology
17 80 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
18 78 (5.20%) OO
19 69 (4.60%) BDD
19 69 (4.60%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,399 (93.27%) SQL
2 604 (40.27%) C#
3 266 (17.73%) JavaScript
4 138 (9.20%) Java
5 105 (7.00%) PowerShell
6 85 (5.67%) VB.NET
7 84 (5.60%) PL/SQL
8 71 (4.73%) Python
9 59 (3.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 48 (3.20%) VB
11 40 (2.67%) VBA
12 38 (2.53%) TypeScript
13 37 (2.47%) C
14 28 (1.87%) Perl
15 26 (1.73%) PHP
16 25 (1.67%) C++
17 20 (1.33%) VB6
18 19 (1.27%) Ruby
19 17 (1.13%) VBScript
20 15 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 111 (7.40%) Degree
2 56 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 37 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 36 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.07%) MCSE
7 10 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.60%) MCSA
9 8 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.27%) MCPD
13 3 (0.20%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.20%) ISEB
13 3 (0.20%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.20%) MCITP
13 3 (0.20%) MCP
14 2 (0.13%) MCTS
14 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.73%) Data Quality
2 52 (3.47%) QA
3 37 (2.47%) MiFID
4 19 (1.27%) SLA
5 11 (0.73%) HL7
6 10 (0.67%) EMIR
7 9 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.47%) GxP
9 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.20%) GAAP
11 3 (0.20%) GDPR
11 3 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
12 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.13%) WCAG
13 1 (0.067%) GAMP
13 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (1.87%) Docker
2 24 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.27%) HDFS
6 4 (0.27%) XenApp
7 2 (0.13%) Firmware
7 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (0.80%) Puppet
2 7 (0.47%) Ansible
3 6 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.27%) SCCM
5 4 (0.27%) SCOM
6 3 (0.20%) Control-M
6 3 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.13%) Nagios
8 1 (0.067%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.067%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.067%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.067%) Rancher
8 1 (0.067%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.067%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.067%) WMI
Vendors
1 474 (31.60%) Microsoft
2 117 (7.80%) Oracle
3 106 (7.07%) Tableau
4 45 (3.00%) Sybase
5 33 (2.20%) IBM
6 30 (2.00%) SAP
7 28 (1.87%) Sitecore
8 23 (1.53%) RedGate
9 21 (1.40%) VMware
10 17 (1.13%) Citrix
11 13 (0.87%) Cognos
11 13 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (0.87%) Talend
12 11 (0.73%) Xamarin
13 10 (0.67%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.60%) Solace
15 8 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
16 7 (0.47%) Adobe
16 7 (0.47%) Dell
16 7 (0.47%) Fidessa