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 30 April 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
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 150 109
Rank change year-on-year -19 -41  
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 699 938 1094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.68% 1.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.63% 4.40% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 694 788
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 £285 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £21.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +85.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £11.50 £18.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £45.00 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £24.30 £21.00
% change year-on-year +54.35% +15.69%  

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 19251 21327 20829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.54% 38.15% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 14646 13547
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 470 438
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

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 30 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing T-SQL over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 30 April 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 -9 665 £400 +5.26% 350
London +6 333 £450 +12.50% 108
South East -21 94 £390 +0.64% 51
City of London -28 63 £450 +5.88% 31
Yorkshire -9 58 £338 -10.00% 39
South West +8 48 £400 +14.28% 24
West Yorkshire -5 38 £325 -13.90% 27
East of England -5 37 £350 - 24
North West +16 33 £335 -4.28% 51
Leeds -7 30 £325 -14.47% 19
East Midlands +12 29 £350 +3.70% 22
West Midlands -5 26 £350 -7.89% 27
Bristol +5 22 £410 +11.18% 10
Manchester +15 21 £335 -7.58% 23
Hampshire -4 18 £413 +17.85% 12
East Sussex +16 16 £400 +0.62% 9
Brighton +14 14 £400 +0.62% 9
Nottinghamshire +15 13 £325 -20.00% 9
Hertfordshire +11 13 £350 -9.67% 8
Berkshire +2 13 £403 -5.29% 6
Essex -1 13 £444 +40.87% 3
Surrey -3 13 £375 -6.25% 6
Nottingham +15 12 £323 -20.61% 8
West Sussex +9 11 £405 +20.29% 2
South Yorkshire +9 10 £349 -6.93% 4
Wales -6 10 £350 -11.39% 7
Gloucestershire +9 9 £334 +6.80%
Scotland +8 9 £338 -6.89% 7
South Wales -1 9 £338 -15.62% 4
Cardiff +8 8 £338 -15.62% 3

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1380 (93.75%) SQL
2 1089 (73.98%) SQL Server
3 670 (45.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 584 (39.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 549 (37.30%) C#
6 546 (37.09%) .NET
7 499 (33.90%) Microsoft
8 394 (26.77%) Business Intelligence
9 367 (24.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 354 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
11 321 (21.81%) Finance
12 320 (21.74%) ETL
13 310 (21.06%) Data Warehouse
14 269 (18.27%) ASP.NET
14 269 (18.27%) SQL Server 2012
15 264 (17.93%) MVC
16 252 (17.12%) JavaScript
17 245 (16.64%) SQL Server 2008
18 184 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
19 183 (12.43%) Windows
20 179 (12.16%) HTML
21 167 (11.35%) .NET Framework
21 167 (11.35%) SQL Server 2014
22 161 (10.94%) CSS
23 157 (10.67%) PowerShell
24 151 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
25 148 (10.05%) Web Services
25 148 (10.05%) Visual Studio
26 145 (9.85%) jQuery
27 138 (9.38%) 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 94 (6.39%) IIS
2 66 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 36 (2.45%) CMS
4 27 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (1.29%) Sitecore CMS
6 15 (1.02%) SAS
7 13 (0.88%) Confluence
8 12 (0.82%) NServiceBus
9 11 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (0.54%) Apache Pig
10 8 (0.54%) Umbraco
11 6 (0.41%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.41%) DNN
11 6 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.34%) WebSphere Portal
13 4 (0.27%) Apache
13 4 (0.27%) JBoss
13 4 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 121 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.20%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.14%) SPSS
8 2 (0.14%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 30 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.34%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.20%) Sage 1000
5 3 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
6 2 (0.14%) HFM
6 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 2 (0.14%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.14%) Relativity
7 1 (0.068%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.068%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.068%) Magento
7 1 (0.068%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.068%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.068%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.068%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 151 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.29%) GitHub
4 14 (0.95%) IaaS
5 13 (0.88%) PaaS
6 10 (0.68%) SaaS
7 9 (0.61%) Boomi
8 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (0.27%) Data Lake Analytics
8 4 (0.27%) Route 53
8 4 (0.27%) Trello
9 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.20%) Office 365
10 2 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.14%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.14%) Silverpop
11 1 (0.068%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.63%) Firewall
2 15 (1.02%) FTP
3 10 (0.68%) SAN
4 8 (0.54%) Intranet
5 5 (0.34%) Internet
6 4 (0.27%) DNS
6 4 (0.27%) HTTP
6 4 (0.27%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.20%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.20%) VLAN
7 3 (0.20%) VPN
8 2 (0.14%) LAN
8 2 (0.14%) LDAP
8 2 (0.14%) Modbus
8 2 (0.14%) SSL
8 2 (0.14%) WAN
8 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.068%) Skype
9 1 (0.068%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1089 (73.98%) SQL Server
2 670 (45.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 584 (39.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 367 (24.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 310 (21.06%) Data Warehouse
6 269 (18.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 245 (16.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 167 (11.35%) SQL Server 2014
9 91 (6.18%) Power BI
10 75 (5.10%) QlikView
11 71 (4.82%) Relational Database
12 70 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
13 67 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 47 (3.19%) Oracle Database
15 45 (3.06%) OLAP
16 42 (2.85%) BusinessObjects
17 40 (2.72%) Big Data
18 39 (2.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 36 (2.45%) RDBMS
20 34 (2.31%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 184 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 148 (10.05%) Visual Studio
3 97 (6.59%) Git (software)
4 59 (4.01%) NUnit
5 44 (2.99%) MSTest
5 44 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 41 (2.79%) JIRA
7 36 (2.45%) Subversion
8 32 (2.17%) TeamCity
9 31 (2.11%) Selenium
10 25 (1.70%) SpecFlow
11 24 (1.63%) Jenkins
12 20 (1.36%) MSBuild
13 19 (1.29%) Moq
14 15 (1.02%) WebDriver
15 13 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
17 10 (0.68%) JSUnit
18 8 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
18 8 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 321 (21.81%) Finance
2 123 (8.36%) Banking
3 56 (3.80%) Retail
4 55 (3.74%) Front Office
5 51 (3.46%) Advertising
6 43 (2.92%) Marketing
7 41 (2.79%) Back Office
8 25 (1.70%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.29%) Legal
10 17 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.02%) Telecoms
12 12 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.75%) Electronics
14 9 (0.61%) Games
14 9 (0.61%) Publishing
15 7 (0.48%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.34%) Law
17 5 (0.34%) Local Government
17 5 (0.34%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 961 (65.29%) Developer
2 378 (25.68%) SQL Developer
3 240 (16.30%) .NET Developer
4 171 (11.62%) Analyst
5 162 (11.01%) C# Developer
6 155 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 154 (10.46%) DBA
8 124 (8.42%) SQL DBA
9 120 (8.15%) SSIS Developer
10 105 (7.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 100 (6.79%) T-SQL Developer
12 93 (6.32%) SQL Server Developer
13 89 (6.05%) Senior Developer
14 87 (5.91%) ETL Developer
15 71 (4.82%) SSRS Developer
16 67 (4.55%) SQL BI Developer
17 63 (4.28%) SQL Analyst
18 56 (3.80%) SQL Server DBA
19 54 (3.67%) Database Developer
20 53 (3.60%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 546 (37.09%) .NET
2 269 (18.27%) ASP.NET
3 179 (12.16%) HTML
4 167 (11.35%) .NET Framework
5 161 (10.94%) CSS
6 148 (10.05%) Web Services
7 145 (9.85%) jQuery
8 133 (9.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 130 (8.83%) AngularJS
10 128 (8.70%) XML
11 122 (8.29%) WCF
12 121 (8.22%) ASP.NET Web API
13 98 (6.66%) Entity Framework
14 68 (4.62%) HTML5
15 65 (4.42%) REST
16 63 (4.28%) MDX
17 62 (4.21%) WPF
18 58 (3.94%) Ajax
18 58 (3.94%) RESTful
18 58 (3.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 137 (9.31%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
3 42 (2.85%) Replication
4 38 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 35 (2.38%) Clustering
6 33 (2.24%) Data Structures
7 32 (2.17%) Fixed Income
8 29 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.70%) NHS
10 22 (1.49%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.15%) User Experience
12 14 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (0.82%) Derivative
14 11 (0.75%) Data Centre
15 10 (0.68%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.68%) Fintech
16 9 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
16 9 (0.61%) N-Tier
17 8 (0.54%) Equities
18 7 (0.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 183 (12.43%) Windows
2 86 (5.84%) Linux
3 68 (4.62%) Windows Server
4 34 (2.31%) Unix
5 20 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (1.29%) Solaris
6 19 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (1.02%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.41%) MVS
10 3 (0.20%) Android
10 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.068%) AIX
12 1 (0.068%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.068%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (26.77%) Business Intelligence
2 354 (24.05%) Agile Software Development
3 320 (21.74%) ETL
4 264 (17.93%) MVC
5 138 (9.38%) Migration
6 133 (9.04%) Performance Tuning
7 130 (8.83%) TDD
8 119 (8.08%) Data Modelling
9 103 (7.00%) Scrum
10 95 (6.45%) OO
11 93 (6.32%) SDLC
12 85 (5.77%) Analytics
13 80 (5.43%) Data Migration
14 72 (4.89%) Unit Testing
15 64 (4.35%) Web Development
16 63 (4.28%) Data Analysis
17 62 (4.21%) DevOps
18 60 (4.08%) Kimball Methodology
19 58 (3.94%) Software Engineering
20 55 (3.74%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1380 (93.75%) SQL
2 549 (37.30%) C#
3 252 (17.12%) JavaScript
4 157 (10.67%) PowerShell
5 108 (7.34%) VB.NET
6 89 (6.05%) PL/SQL
7 82 (5.57%) Java
8 67 (4.55%) VBA
9 59 (4.01%) VB
10 35 (2.38%) VBScript
11 33 (2.24%) Python
12 28 (1.90%) TypeScript
13 26 (1.77%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.63%) Perl
15 22 (1.49%) C++
16 21 (1.43%) VB6
17 20 (1.36%) C
17 20 (1.36%) R
18 17 (1.15%) Korn
19 15 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 84 (5.71%) Degree
2 43 (2.92%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.41%) MCITP
6 6 (0.41%) MCSE
7 5 (0.34%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.20%) MCP
8 3 (0.20%) MCTS
8 3 (0.20%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.20%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.14%) HNC
9 2 (0.14%) ISEB
9 2 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.14%) OCP
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.068%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.26%) QA
2 39 (2.65%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.61%) MiFID
4 7 (0.48%) EMIR
5 6 (0.41%) SLA
5 6 (0.41%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.20%) Basel III
7 3 (0.20%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.14%) IFRS
8 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.068%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.95%) Docker
3 6 (0.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.27%) HDFS
6 2 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.068%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.068%) Firmware
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (1.70%) SCOM
2 16 (1.09%) Control-M
3 11 (0.75%) Puppet
4 10 (0.68%) Nagios
5 7 (0.48%) ITRS Geneos
5 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (0.27%) Ansible
7 4 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.27%) WSUS
8 3 (0.20%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.14%) Opsview
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.068%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.068%) Rundeck
10 1 (0.068%) SCCM
10 1 (0.068%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 499 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 137 (9.31%) Oracle
3 57 (3.87%) Sybase
4 53 (3.60%) SAP
5 52 (3.53%) Tableau
6 25 (1.70%) Sitecore
7 22 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.82%) Cognos
8 12 (0.82%) RedGate
9 11 (0.75%) IBM
10 10 (0.68%) Teradata
11 9 (0.61%) Dell
11 9 (0.61%) Xamarin
12 8 (0.54%) Greenplum
12 8 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
12 8 (0.54%) Netezza
12 8 (0.54%) Vertica
13 7 (0.48%) DevExpress
13 7 (0.48%) Informatica
13 7 (0.48%) ServiceNow
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day plus excellent company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Networking People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum 6 month initial
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Think IT Recruitment Limted
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + New Tech, Greenfield project
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago