Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 160 123
Rank change year-on-year -25 -37 +8
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,453 1,590 2,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.66% 1.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.43% 4.07% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,133 1,178 1,551
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £588 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 9
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £17.56 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.75% -49.82% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.30 £10.69 £29.25
90th Percentile £50.60 £43.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £33.55
% change year-on-year +14.00% -25.48% -2.75%

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 42,344 39,052 41,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.07% 40.73% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,753 26,878 28,284
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 867 1,049
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £16.84 £15.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.88 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -27 1,326 £410 +5.13% 701
UK excluding London -19 750 £360 +2.86% 545
London -22 688 £450 +5.88% 198
North of England -9 211 £338 -3.57% 152
South East -27 185 £400 +2.89% 121
Yorkshire -7 134 £350 - 58
Midlands -36 102 £355 +1.43% 115
West Midlands -21 84 £359 +5.51% 61
East of England +2 70 £386 +11.96% 59
North West -15 70 £325 - 83
South West -27 68 £375 +11.11% 56
Wales +54 58 £375 +3.45% 9
Scotland -6 58 £358 +2.14% 28
East Midlands -23 17 £325 -10.34% 52
North East +38 7 £325 -5.45% 11
Northern Ireland -17 1 £525 +90.91% 4

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,349 (92.84%) SQL
2 1,102 (75.84%) SQL Server
3 625 (43.01%) C#
4 609 (41.91%) .NET
5 599 (41.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 513 (35.31%) Agile Software Development
7 484 (33.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 451 (31.04%) Microsoft
9 417 (28.70%) Business Intelligence
10 340 (23.40%) Finance
11 322 (22.16%) ETL
12 311 (21.40%) Data Warehouse
13 275 (18.93%) ASP.NET
14 267 (18.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 263 (18.10%) JavaScript
16 261 (17.96%) MVC
17 260 (17.89%) HTML
18 215 (14.80%) CSS
19 206 (14.18%) Web Services
20 200 (13.76%) Data Modelling
20 200 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
21 192 (13.21%) Windows
22 184 (12.66%) Scrum
23 175 (12.04%) SQL Server 2008
24 169 (11.63%) .NET Framework
25 167 (11.49%) SQL Server 2012
26 164 (11.29%) TDD
27 161 (11.08%) Team Foundation Server
28 159 (10.94%) AngularJS
29 156 (10.74%) Migration

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 63 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 61 (4.20%) IIS
3 38 (2.62%) Elasticsearch
4 32 (2.20%) CMS
5 20 (1.38%) Apache
6 16 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.96%) Umbraco
9 13 (0.89%) SAS
9 13 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (0.76%) Confluence
10 11 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 11 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.62%) Apache Solr
11 9 (0.62%) Apache Spark
11 9 (0.62%) JBoss
12 7 (0.48%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.48%) WildFly
13 5 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 84 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.41%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.41%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.34%) SPSS
8 1 (0.069%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 23 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (1.17%) Markit EDM
3 14 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.48%) SunGard GMI
5 6 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.28%) Elite 3E
6 4 (0.28%) MetaTrader
6 4 (0.28%) SAP APO
6 4 (0.28%) SAP MDM
6 4 (0.28%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
7 3 (0.21%) Cognos Planning
7 3 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.21%) iTrent
7 3 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.069%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 200 (13.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.38%) Office 365
4 15 (1.03%) SaaS
5 13 (0.89%) PaaS
6 11 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (0.76%) IaaS
7 10 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
8 9 (0.62%) Boomi
8 9 (0.62%) Data Lake Analytics
8 9 (0.62%) npm
9 8 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.55%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.55%) Serverless
10 7 (0.48%) GitHub
11 6 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
11 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
12 5 (0.34%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.17%) FTP
2 12 (0.83%) Internet
3 11 (0.76%) Firewall
4 10 (0.69%) DNS
5 7 (0.48%) SAN
6 6 (0.41%) SSL
6 6 (0.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.34%) WinSCP
8 4 (0.28%) DHCP
9 3 (0.21%) SMTP
10 2 (0.14%) HTTP
10 2 (0.14%) Intranet
10 2 (0.14%) Skype
10 2 (0.14%) SMS
11 1 (0.069%) Extranet
11 1 (0.069%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,102 (75.84%) SQL Server
2 599 (41.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 484 (33.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 311 (21.40%) Data Warehouse
5 267 (18.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 175 (12.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 167 (11.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 148 (10.19%) Power BI
9 123 (8.47%) SQL Server 2016
10 115 (7.91%) SQL Server 2014
11 102 (7.02%) Relational Database
12 61 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
13 59 (4.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 51 (3.51%) OLAP
15 45 (3.10%) NoSQL
16 36 (2.48%) Data Lake
16 36 (2.48%) MongoDB
17 34 (2.34%) Big Data
18 33 (2.27%) MySQL
19 31 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 161 (11.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 131 (9.02%) Visual Studio
3 68 (4.68%) Git (software)
4 67 (4.61%) NUnit
5 46 (3.17%) JIRA
6 45 (3.10%) Selenium
7 43 (2.96%) TeamCity
8 39 (2.68%) Subversion
9 38 (2.62%) Octopus Deploy
10 29 (2.00%) Jenkins
11 22 (1.51%) MSTest
11 22 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 21 (1.45%) Moq
13 19 (1.31%) Jasmine
14 18 (1.24%) SoapUI
14 18 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (1.17%) Ant
16 16 (1.10%) SpecFlow
17 15 (1.03%) Maven
17 15 (1.03%) MSBuild
General
1 340 (23.40%) Finance
2 99 (6.81%) Banking
3 50 (3.44%) Front Office
4 40 (2.75%) Legal
5 39 (2.68%) Retail
6 32 (2.20%) Back Office
7 26 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 20 (1.38%) Marketing
9 18 (1.24%) Law
10 12 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.69%) Advertising
13 7 (0.48%) Games
13 7 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.41%) Publishing
14 6 (0.41%) Telecoms
15 5 (0.34%) Billing
16 3 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
16 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,046 (71.99%) Developer
2 366 (25.19%) SQL Developer
3 281 (19.34%) .NET Developer
4 263 (18.10%) C# Developer
5 179 (12.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 161 (11.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 122 (8.40%) Analyst
8 108 (7.43%) SSIS Developer
9 99 (6.81%) DBA
10 94 (6.47%) Senior Developer
11 84 (5.78%) T-SQL Developer
12 78 (5.37%) SQL DBA
13 71 (4.89%) SQL Server Developer
14 64 (4.40%) SQL BI Developer
15 63 (4.34%) SSRS Developer
16 61 (4.20%) ASP.NET Developer
17 58 (3.99%) Software Developer
18 55 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
19 49 (3.37%) Architect
19 49 (3.37%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 609 (41.91%) .NET
2 275 (18.93%) ASP.NET
3 260 (17.89%) HTML
4 215 (14.80%) CSS
5 206 (14.18%) Web Services
6 169 (11.63%) .NET Framework
7 159 (10.94%) AngularJS
8 146 (10.05%) jQuery
9 142 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC
10 125 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web API
11 107 (7.36%) WCF
11 107 (7.36%) XML
12 102 (7.02%) HTML5
13 99 (6.81%) Entity Framework
14 81 (5.57%) SOAP
15 80 (5.51%) RESTful
16 78 (5.37%) REST
17 73 (5.02%) MDX
18 66 (4.54%) JSON
19 62 (4.27%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 154 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (4.34%) Greenfield Project
3 50 (3.44%) Data Structures
4 49 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 48 (3.30%) Replication
6 44 (3.03%) Fixed Income
7 43 (2.96%) Client/Server
7 43 (2.96%) Computer Science
8 37 (2.55%) Fintech
9 35 (2.41%) Algorithms
9 35 (2.41%) NHS
10 34 (2.34%) Derivative
11 32 (2.20%) Management Information System
12 31 (2.13%) Clustering
13 28 (1.93%) User Experience
14 25 (1.72%) Hedge funds
15 23 (1.58%) Equities
16 22 (1.51%) Market Risk
16 22 (1.51%) N-Tier
17 20 (1.38%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 192 (13.21%) Windows
2 66 (4.54%) Linux
3 51 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 41 (2.82%) Unix
5 15 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.69%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.69%) Solaris
8 9 (0.62%) Android
8 9 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.34%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.21%) CentOS
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.14%) Fedora
13 2 (0.14%) HPUX
13 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.069%) Debian
14 1 (0.069%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (35.31%) Agile Software Development
2 417 (28.70%) Business Intelligence
3 322 (22.16%) ETL
4 261 (17.96%) MVC
5 200 (13.76%) Data Modelling
6 184 (12.66%) Scrum
7 164 (11.29%) TDD
8 156 (10.74%) Migration
9 121 (8.33%) Unit Testing
10 111 (7.64%) Performance Tuning
11 110 (7.57%) Test Automation
12 109 (7.50%) SDLC
13 100 (6.88%) Analytics
14 85 (5.85%) Data Analysis
15 82 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
16 75 (5.16%) Data Migration
17 73 (5.02%) OO
18 71 (4.89%) BDD
19 67 (4.61%) Kimball Methodology
20 60 (4.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1,349 (92.84%) SQL
2 625 (43.01%) C#
3 263 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 133 (9.15%) Java
5 100 (6.88%) PowerShell
6 97 (6.68%) VB.NET
7 66 (4.54%) Python
8 63 (4.34%) PL/SQL
9 60 (4.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 48 (3.30%) VB
11 42 (2.89%) TypeScript
12 36 (2.48%) VBA
13 31 (2.13%) C
14 25 (1.72%) C++
14 25 (1.72%) VBScript
15 23 (1.58%) VB6
16 22 (1.51%) PHP
17 18 (1.24%) Ruby
17 18 (1.24%) XPath
18 14 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 95 (6.54%) Degree
2 44 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (1.93%) SC Cleared
5 22 (1.51%) MCSE
6 15 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (0.96%) MCSA
8 12 (0.83%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.34%) ISEB
11 5 (0.34%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.28%) MCP
12 4 (0.28%) MCPD
13 3 (0.21%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.21%) Master's Degree
14 2 (0.14%) MCITP
14 2 (0.14%) MCTS
14 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.069%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.30%) QA
2 40 (2.75%) Data Quality
3 32 (2.20%) MiFID
4 14 (0.96%) SLA
5 11 (0.76%) HL7
6 10 (0.69%) EMIR
7 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.28%) GxP
9 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.21%) GDPR
9 3 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.14%) WCAG
11 1 (0.069%) GAMP
11 1 (0.069%) IFRS
11 1 (0.069%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.069%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (1.93%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.17%) Docker
2 17 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.41%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.41%) XenApp
4 2 (0.14%) HDFS
4 2 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.069%) Firmware
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.069%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (0.55%) Puppet
3 6 (0.41%) Ansible
3 6 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.34%) SCCM
5 4 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (0.28%) SCOM
5 4 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.21%) Control-M
6 3 (0.21%) WSUS
7 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.14%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.069%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.069%) Rancher
8 1 (0.069%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.069%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.069%) WMI
Vendors
1 451 (31.04%) Microsoft
2 100 (6.88%) Oracle
3 92 (6.33%) Tableau
4 37 (2.55%) Sybase
5 27 (1.86%) IBM
6 24 (1.65%) SAP
7 23 (1.58%) VMware
8 20 (1.38%) RedGate
9 19 (1.31%) Citrix
10 18 (1.24%) Sitecore
11 16 (1.10%) Cognos
12 14 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.89%) Xamarin
14 12 (0.83%) Adobe
15 9 (0.62%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.62%) Dell
16 8 (0.55%) Fidessa
16 8 (0.55%) Intapp
16 8 (0.55%) Solace
16 8 (0.55%) Sun