Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 187 176
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11 -26
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,322 1,437 1,372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.44% 1.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.42% 3.32% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 1,088 1,005
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 14
UK median hourly rate £27.94 £34.75 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.60% +1.46% -4.86%
10th Percentile £20.65 £21.49 £15.78
90th Percentile £48.55 £50.48 £148.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.94 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.91% +20.00% +15.38%

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 38,682 43,269 37,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.63% 43.34% 41.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,795 30,176 25,939
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +5.14% +4.17%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £390
% change year-on-year +4.94% +3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 774 814
UK median hourly rate £42.87 £41.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -0.30% +6.82%
10th Percentile £18.14 £16.83 £17.08
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.38 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year +6.17% -1.82% +7.14%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 -7 1,207 £413 +3.13% 231
UK excluding London +19 749 £400 +6.67% 183
London -10 559 £438 -2.78% 54
North of England +1 200 £375 +7.14% 68
South East +46 190 £400 - 41
Midlands +14 126 £400 +8.11% 43
Yorkshire +7 108 £388 +3.33% 24
South West -35 85 £425 +13.33% 13
West Midlands +1 78 £423 +5.63% 28
North West +20 76 £361 +3.21% 39
Scotland +11 67 £419 +9.48% 4
East of England -4 49 £400 +3.90% 12
East Midlands +21 48 £400 +14.29% 15
Wales -6 23 £375 -6.25% 2
North East +8 16 £338 +12.50% 5
Northern Ireland +17 9 £325 -25.71%

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 1,213 (91.75%) SQL
2 982 (74.28%) SQL Server
3 602 (45.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 570 (43.12%) C#
5 506 (38.28%) .NET
6 461 (34.87%) Microsoft
7 444 (33.59%) Business Intelligence
8 433 (32.75%) Agile Software Development
9 399 (30.18%) Data Warehouse
10 391 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 369 (27.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 344 (26.02%) ETL
12 344 (26.02%) Finance
13 265 (20.05%) JavaScript
14 248 (18.76%) Power Platform
15 246 (18.61%) Power BI
16 225 (17.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 193 (14.60%) Oracle
18 180 (13.62%) MVC
19 176 (13.31%) HTML
19 176 (13.31%) ASP.NET
20 175 (13.24%) CSS
21 160 (12.10%) Windows
22 152 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
23 146 (11.04%) SQL Server 2012
24 145 (10.97%) AngularJS
24 145 (10.97%) PowerShell
25 143 (10.82%) PL/SQL
25 143 (10.82%) Analytics
26 140 (10.59%) Git (software)

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 67 (5.07%) IIS
2 66 (4.99%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 21 (1.59%) Confluence
5 18 (1.36%) Apache
6 15 (1.13%) CMS
6 15 (1.13%) Umbraco
7 14 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (1.06%) NServiceBus
8 7 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.53%) SAS
9 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.23%) Jetty
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.15%) K2 blackpearl
12 2 (0.15%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 78 (5.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 30 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.23%) SPSS
7 1 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.076%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.076%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 72 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.83%) Markit EDM
3 8 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.45%) Elite 3E
5 6 (0.45%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.30%) Relativity
8 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.15%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.076%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.076%) DELMIA
10 1 (0.076%) JDE OneWorld
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.076%) Raiser's Edge
10 1 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 391 (29.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 248 (18.76%) Power Platform
3 81 (6.13%) Azure Data Factory
4 65 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
5 45 (3.40%) Dynamics 365
6 43 (3.25%) Serverless
7 38 (2.87%) Azure Functions
8 31 (2.34%) SaaS
9 27 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
10 21 (1.59%) GitHub
11 20 (1.51%) PaaS
12 14 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
12 14 (1.06%) npm
13 11 (0.83%) Office 365
14 9 (0.68%) Data Lake Analytics
15 5 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.38%) IaaS
16 4 (0.30%) NuGet
17 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
17 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.44%) Internet
2 8 (0.61%) Firewall
2 8 (0.61%) FTP
2 8 (0.61%) Network Security
3 6 (0.45%) IPv4
4 5 (0.38%) DNS
5 4 (0.30%) DHCP
5 4 (0.30%) SAN
6 3 (0.23%) HTTP
6 3 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.15%) Intranet
8 1 (0.076%) LAN
8 1 (0.076%) Skype
8 1 (0.076%) SSH
8 1 (0.076%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.076%) VPN
8 1 (0.076%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 982 (74.28%) SQL Server
2 602 (45.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 399 (30.18%) Data Warehouse
4 369 (27.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 246 (18.61%) Power BI
6 225 (17.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 146 (11.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 98 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 91 (6.88%) Azure SQL Database
10 89 (6.73%) Relational Database
11 81 (6.13%) SQL Server 2014
11 81 (6.13%) SQL Server 2016
12 66 (4.99%) Big Data
13 60 (4.54%) Oracle Database
14 54 (4.08%) Cosmos DB
14 54 (4.08%) OLAP
15 40 (3.03%) SQL Server 2017
16 38 (2.87%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 30 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 29 (2.19%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 140 (10.59%) Git (software)
2 137 (10.36%) Visual Studio
3 115 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 59 (4.46%) JIRA
5 47 (3.56%) TeamCity
6 42 (3.18%) NUnit
7 38 (2.87%) Visual Studio Team System
8 37 (2.80%) SpecFlow
9 36 (2.72%) Selenium
10 34 (2.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 34 (2.57%) Subversion
11 28 (2.12%) Jenkins
12 26 (1.97%) MSTest
13 25 (1.89%) gulp
14 24 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
15 19 (1.44%) Grunt
15 19 (1.44%) tSQLt
16 16 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
17 15 (1.13%) Visual Studio Coded UI
18 7 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 344 (26.02%) Finance
2 98 (7.41%) Banking
3 68 (5.14%) Retail
4 52 (3.93%) Back Office
5 28 (2.12%) Legal
6 27 (2.04%) Marketing
6 27 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.51%) Law
10 16 (1.21%) Electronics
11 12 (0.91%) Front Office
12 11 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.76%) Billing
14 5 (0.38%) Publishing
15 4 (0.30%) Advertising
15 4 (0.30%) Games
15 4 (0.30%) General Ledger
16 3 (0.23%) Automotive
16 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 826 (62.48%) Developer
2 275 (20.80%) SQL Developer
3 208 (15.73%) .NET Developer
4 181 (13.69%) C# Developer
5 145 (10.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 115 (8.70%) DBA
7 106 (8.02%) SQL DBA
8 100 (7.56%) Analyst
9 99 (7.49%) C# .NET Developer
10 65 (4.92%) Senior Developer
10 65 (4.92%) SSIS Developer
11 64 (4.84%) Full Stack Developer
12 55 (4.16%) SQL BI Developer
13 51 (3.86%) SQL Server Developer
14 48 (3.63%) T-SQL Developer
15 46 (3.48%) SQL Server DBA
16 44 (3.33%) Angular Developer
17 40 (3.03%) Architect
17 40 (3.03%) Data Engineer
18 36 (2.72%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 506 (38.28%) .NET
2 176 (13.31%) ASP.NET
2 176 (13.31%) HTML
3 175 (13.24%) CSS
4 152 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 145 (10.97%) AngularJS
6 138 (10.44%) .NET Framework
7 127 (9.61%) jQuery
8 96 (7.26%) Web Services
9 88 (6.66%) RESTful
10 86 (6.51%) XML
11 85 (6.43%) Entity Framework
12 83 (6.28%) .NET Core
13 81 (6.13%) JSON
14 71 (5.37%) WinForms
15 65 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
15 65 (4.92%) REST
15 65 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 62 (4.69%) React
17 61 (4.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 119 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.03%) User Experience
3 32 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
4 28 (2.12%) Replication
5 27 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
6 23 (1.74%) Data Structures
7 22 (1.66%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.13%) Reference Data
8 15 (1.13%) Robotics
9 14 (1.06%) Clustering
10 13 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (0.91%) Data Centre
12 11 (0.83%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.61%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.61%) NHS
13 8 (0.61%) Reinsurance
14 7 (0.53%) EPoS
14 7 (0.53%) Fixed Income
15 5 (0.38%) Hedge funds
16 4 (0.30%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 160 (12.10%) Windows
2 50 (3.78%) Windows Server
3 32 (2.42%) Linux
4 26 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (0.91%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.76%) Unix
8 9 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.38%) Solaris
9 5 (0.38%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.23%) Android
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.076%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.076%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.076%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 444 (33.59%) Business Intelligence
2 433 (32.75%) Agile Software Development
3 344 (26.02%) ETL
4 180 (13.62%) MVC
5 143 (10.82%) Analytics
6 132 (9.98%) Performance Tuning
7 129 (9.76%) Migration
8 127 (9.61%) Data Modelling
9 117 (8.85%) Scrum
10 112 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
11 99 (7.49%) CRM
12 97 (7.34%) TDD
13 92 (6.96%) Data Analysis
14 88 (6.66%) Kimball Methodology
15 86 (6.51%) Test Automation
16 84 (6.35%) Data Migration
17 68 (5.14%) Data Integration
18 67 (5.07%) Visualisation
19 65 (4.92%) OO
20 64 (4.84%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,213 (91.75%) SQL
2 570 (43.12%) C#
3 265 (20.05%) JavaScript
4 145 (10.97%) PowerShell
5 143 (10.82%) PL/SQL
6 99 (7.49%) VB.NET
7 83 (6.28%) Python
8 60 (4.54%) VBA
9 43 (3.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 41 (3.10%) VB
11 37 (2.80%) Java
12 20 (1.51%) TypeScript
13 19 (1.44%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.98%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.91%) VB6
16 11 (0.83%) PHP
16 11 (0.83%) R
17 10 (0.76%) U-SQL
18 9 (0.68%) C++
19 5 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 71 (5.37%) Security Cleared
2 55 (4.16%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.03%) Degree
4 21 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.29%) ISTQB
6 14 (1.06%) ISEB
7 11 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.76%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.76%) MCSE
9 7 (0.53%) MCITP
10 5 (0.38%) MCSA
11 4 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.15%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.15%) HP APS
12 2 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.076%) MCAD
13 1 (0.076%) MCP
13 1 (0.076%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.076%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.31%) Data Quality
2 48 (3.63%) QA
3 13 (0.98%) GDPR
4 12 (0.91%) SLA
5 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.30%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.15%) HL7
8 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.076%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 59 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.36%) Docker
3 13 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
4 8 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.15%) HDFS
5 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.076%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.076%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (1.21%) Kubernetes
2 12 (0.91%) Ansible
2 12 (0.91%) SCOM
2 12 (0.91%) WMI
3 9 (0.68%) HP ALM
4 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (0.38%) SCCM
5 4 (0.30%) Control-M
5 4 (0.30%) Kibana
5 4 (0.30%) Puppet
5 4 (0.30%) SCOrch
6 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.23%) WSUS
7 2 (0.15%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.076%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.076%) Automic
8 1 (0.076%) Opsview
8 1 (0.076%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 461 (34.87%) Microsoft
2 193 (14.60%) Oracle
3 62 (4.69%) Tableau
4 40 (3.03%) SAP
5 27 (2.04%) Citrix
6 17 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.13%) Google
8 14 (1.06%) Alteryx
8 14 (1.06%) VMware
9 13 (0.98%) Informatica
9 13 (0.98%) Talend
10 12 (0.91%) Databricks
10 12 (0.91%) Remedy
11 11 (0.83%) HP
11 11 (0.83%) MicroStrategy
12 10 (0.76%) MuleSoft
13 9 (0.68%) Automation Anywhere
13 9 (0.68%) Blue Prism
13 9 (0.68%) UiPath
13 9 (0.68%) Xamarin