Period
to 24 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 169 161
Rank change year-on-year -8 -8 -66
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,593 1,556 1,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.60% 1.68%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.51% 3.81% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,216 1,160 1,314
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +13.01% -2.67%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 38
UK median hourly rate £29.15 £29.25 £39.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.34% -26.14% +88.57%
10th Percentile £19.65 £19.55 £11.85
90th Percentile £49.20 £195.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.81% -22.50% +90.48%

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 45,345 40,788 42,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.48% 41.88% 39.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,892 28,151 29,187
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £280
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 762 911
UK median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +1.35%

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 September 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 September 2018.

Contractor 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 24 September 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 -14 1,512 £425 +3.03% 722
UK excluding London +1 868 £375 +3.45% 554
London -27 711 £475 +5.56% 203
North of England +9 278 £370 +5.71% 180
South East -32 199 £400 +6.67% 122
Yorkshire +2 147 £381 +8.93% 76
South West +29 135 £375 -6.25% 51
Midlands -6 104 £400 +14.29% 115
North West -19 93 £356 -1.72% 93
East of England +3 83 £400 +11.11% 52
West Midlands -22 60 £425 +21.43% 62
Scotland -14 58 £350 -12.50% 24
East Midlands +20 44 £375 +3.45% 53
North East +16 38 £300 -12.73% 11
Wales -35 9 £438 +27.74% 7
Northern Ireland +31 1 £350 -15.15% 4
Isle of Man - 1 £345 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 1,508 (94.66%) SQL
2 1,190 (74.70%) SQL Server
3 696 (43.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 685 (43.00%) C#
5 670 (42.06%) .NET
6 618 (38.79%) Microsoft
7 532 (33.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 520 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
9 467 (29.32%) Business Intelligence
10 393 (24.67%) Data Warehouse
11 361 (22.66%) ETL
12 352 (22.10%) Finance
13 310 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
14 306 (19.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 282 (17.70%) ASP.NET
16 275 (17.26%) JavaScript
17 243 (15.25%) MVC
18 226 (14.19%) Team Foundation Server
19 203 (12.74%) Power BI
20 201 (12.62%) Scrum
21 196 (12.30%) TDD
22 191 (11.99%) HTML
23 183 (11.49%) jQuery
24 179 (11.24%) .NET Framework
25 174 (10.92%) Oracle
26 173 (10.86%) Windows
27 165 (10.36%) CSS
28 164 (10.30%) Visual Studio
28 164 (10.30%) AngularJS
29 161 (10.11%) Web Services

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 (3.95%) IIS
2 54 (3.39%) NServiceBus
3 38 (2.39%) Elasticsearch
3 38 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.82%) CMS
5 23 (1.44%) Apache
6 22 (1.38%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.19%) SAS
7 19 (1.19%) Umbraco
8 17 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
9 15 (0.94%) Apache Spark
10 14 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.38%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.31%) Confluence
13 4 (0.25%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.19%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 160 (10.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (2.45%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.063%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.063%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.063%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.38%) SAP APO
3 6 (0.38%) SAP MM
3 6 (0.38%) Servitor
4 5 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.31%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.25%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.063%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.063%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.063%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.063%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.063%) Lorenzo
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.063%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 310 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 57 (3.58%) Cloud Computing
4 36 (2.26%) PaaS
5 29 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
6 28 (1.76%) Dynamics 365
7 26 (1.63%) SaaS
8 23 (1.44%) IaaS
9 10 (0.63%) Office 365
10 9 (0.56%) Trello
11 6 (0.38%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.38%) Serverless
12 5 (0.31%) Azure Functions
13 4 (0.25%) GitHub
13 4 (0.25%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.25%) npm
14 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 2 (0.13%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.19%) Internet
2 10 (0.63%) DNS
3 8 (0.50%) DHCP
4 7 (0.44%) FTP
4 7 (0.44%) HTTP
4 7 (0.44%) SMS
5 6 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.19%) Intranet
6 3 (0.19%) SAN
6 3 (0.19%) VPN
7 2 (0.13%) Firewall
7 2 (0.13%) LAN
7 2 (0.13%) VLAN
7 2 (0.13%) WAN
7 2 (0.13%) Wireless
8 1 (0.063%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.063%) Extranet
8 1 (0.063%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.063%) SSL
8 1 (0.063%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,190 (74.70%) SQL Server
2 696 (43.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 532 (33.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 393 (24.67%) Data Warehouse
5 306 (19.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 203 (12.74%) Power BI
7 157 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 156 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 131 (8.22%) SQL Server 2016
10 128 (8.04%) SQL Server 2014
11 97 (6.09%) Relational Database
12 63 (3.95%) Big Data
13 57 (3.58%) NoSQL
14 52 (3.26%) Oracle Database
15 48 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
16 45 (2.82%) Data Lake
17 44 (2.76%) MongoDB
17 44 (2.76%) MySQL
18 40 (2.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 37 (2.32%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 226 (14.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 164 (10.30%) Visual Studio
3 101 (6.34%) Git (software)
4 79 (4.96%) Subversion
5 73 (4.58%) JIRA
6 59 (3.70%) NUnit
7 41 (2.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 36 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 35 (2.20%) TeamCity
10 30 (1.88%) Jenkins
11 26 (1.63%) MSTest
11 26 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
12 25 (1.57%) SpecFlow
13 23 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 23 (1.44%) Maven
14 17 (1.07%) Eclipse
15 14 (0.88%) Moq
15 14 (0.88%) Selenium
15 14 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 12 (0.75%) Mercurial
General
1 352 (22.10%) Finance
2 160 (10.04%) Banking
3 81 (5.08%) Retail
4 40 (2.51%) Investment Banking
5 36 (2.26%) Marketing
6 31 (1.95%) Legal
6 31 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.69%) Front Office
8 21 (1.32%) Back Office
9 19 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.13%) Law
11 16 (1.00%) Electronics
12 10 (0.63%) Advertising
13 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.25%) Billing
14 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.25%) Publishing
15 3 (0.19%) Local Government
16 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,127 (70.75%) Developer
2 395 (24.80%) SQL Developer
3 262 (16.45%) C# Developer
4 261 (16.38%) .NET Developer
5 207 (12.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 138 (8.66%) C# .NET Developer
7 111 (6.97%) SSIS Developer
8 110 (6.91%) Analyst
9 105 (6.59%) DBA
10 104 (6.53%) SQL Server Developer
11 98 (6.15%) T-SQL Developer
12 88 (5.52%) SQL DBA
13 72 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
14 71 (4.46%) Senior Developer
15 70 (4.39%) SSRS Developer
16 67 (4.21%) SQL BI Developer
17 65 (4.08%) Software Developer
18 63 (3.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 61 (3.83%) ETL Developer
20 52 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 670 (42.06%) .NET
2 282 (17.70%) ASP.NET
3 191 (11.99%) HTML
4 183 (11.49%) jQuery
5 179 (11.24%) .NET Framework
6 165 (10.36%) CSS
7 164 (10.30%) AngularJS
8 161 (10.11%) Web Services
9 156 (9.79%) ASP.NET Web API
10 132 (8.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 121 (7.60%) XML
12 111 (6.97%) WCF
13 109 (6.84%) Entity Framework
14 73 (4.58%) HTML5
15 66 (4.14%) WPF
16 63 (3.95%) RESTful
17 61 (3.83%) RabbitMQ
18 58 (3.64%) Ajax
19 55 (3.45%) JSON
19 55 (3.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 144 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
3 65 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 48 (3.01%) Fixed Income
5 40 (2.51%) Data Structures
6 32 (2.01%) Fintech
7 31 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (1.76%) Credit Risk
9 26 (1.63%) User Experience
10 24 (1.51%) Computer Science
11 23 (1.44%) Market Risk
11 23 (1.44%) Replication
12 22 (1.38%) N-Tier
12 22 (1.38%) Reinsurance
13 21 (1.32%) Management Information System
14 19 (1.19%) Mobile App
15 16 (1.00%) Private Cloud
15 16 (1.00%) Public Cloud
16 14 (0.88%) Virtual Team
17 13 (0.82%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 173 (10.86%) Windows
2 76 (4.77%) Windows Server
3 53 (3.33%) Linux
4 33 (2.07%) Unix
5 30 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.44%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.31%) Android
10 5 (0.31%) Solaris
11 4 (0.25%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.063%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (32.64%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (29.32%) Business Intelligence
3 361 (22.66%) ETL
4 243 (15.25%) MVC
5 201 (12.62%) Scrum
6 196 (12.30%) TDD
7 152 (9.54%) Data Modelling
8 144 (9.04%) Analytics
9 134 (8.41%) Migration
10 133 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
11 132 (8.29%) Unit Testing
12 126 (7.91%) BDD
13 115 (7.22%) SDLC
14 111 (6.97%) Test Automation
15 102 (6.40%) E-Commerce
16 99 (6.21%) Performance Tuning
17 97 (6.09%) Visualisation
18 84 (5.27%) Data Migration
19 83 (5.21%) Kimball Methodology
20 78 (4.90%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 1,508 (94.66%) SQL
2 685 (43.00%) C#
3 275 (17.26%) JavaScript
4 138 (8.66%) PowerShell
5 119 (7.47%) PL/SQL
6 97 (6.09%) VB.NET
7 88 (5.52%) VBA
8 73 (4.58%) Java
9 70 (4.39%) VB
10 55 (3.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 45 (2.82%) Python
12 36 (2.26%) TypeScript
13 35 (2.20%) Shell Script
14 28 (1.76%) PHP
15 25 (1.57%) VBScript
16 20 (1.26%) C++
17 17 (1.07%) R
18 14 (0.88%) Scala
18 14 (0.88%) VB6
19 9 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 66 (4.14%) Security Cleared
2 59 (3.70%) Degree
3 43 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 16 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.50%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.38%) MCSE
9 5 (0.31%) ISEB
9 5 (0.31%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.25%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.25%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.25%) MCTS
11 3 (0.19%) MCSA
12 2 (0.13%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.13%) HND
12 2 (0.13%) MCP
12 2 (0.13%) MCPD
13 1 (0.063%) ACCA
13 1 (0.063%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (4.71%) QA
2 55 (3.45%) Data Quality
3 41 (2.57%) GDPR
4 11 (0.69%) EMIR
4 11 (0.69%) MiFID
5 10 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.25%) Basel III
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.25%) SLA
6 4 (0.25%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.19%) PMO
8 1 (0.063%) HL7
8 1 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.063%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.19%) Docker
3 13 (0.82%) HDFS
4 6 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.38%) XenApp
4 6 (0.38%) XenDesktop
4 6 (0.38%) XenServer
5 3 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.19%) SRDF
5 3 (0.19%) vSphere
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.063%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.063%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.063%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 16 (1.00%) WSUS
3 8 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.50%) Puppet
4 7 (0.44%) Oozie
4 7 (0.44%) SCCM
5 6 (0.38%) Ansible
5 6 (0.38%) HP ALM
6 5 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.31%) Kibana
7 4 (0.25%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.13%) Malwarebytes
8 2 (0.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 618 (38.79%) Microsoft
2 174 (10.92%) Oracle
3 78 (4.90%) Tableau
4 47 (2.95%) SAP
5 40 (2.51%) Sybase
6 24 (1.51%) IBM
7 21 (1.32%) Citrix
8 20 (1.26%) Sitecore
9 17 (1.07%) Informatica
10 15 (0.94%) Talend
11 14 (0.88%) RedGate
12 11 (0.69%) JD Edwards
13 10 (0.63%) Cloudera
13 10 (0.63%) VMware
14 9 (0.56%) DevExpress
14 9 (0.56%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.50%) Adobe
15 8 (0.50%) HP
16 7 (0.44%) Cognos
16 7 (0.44%) Workday