Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 169 157
Rank change year-on-year -5 -12 -61
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,650 1,549 1,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.56% 1.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.59% 3.72% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,249 1,168 1,344
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +13.10% -3.14%
10th Percentile £310 £308 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 36
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £27.00 £39.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% -31.82% +83.42%
10th Percentile £19.35 £17.70 £12.13
90th Percentile £47.55 £195.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £27.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.60% -31.88% +72.97%

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 45,918 41,605 42,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.51% 41.90% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,198 28,869 29,419
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £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 707 788 915
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.18 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £53.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +4 1,563 £425 +3.03% 765
UK excluding London -10 899 £380 +1.33% 592
London 0 734 £480 +6.67% 202
North of England -9 261 £375 +7.14% 192
South East -33 214 £400 +6.67% 134
South West +39 150 £385 -3.75% 61
Yorkshire +2 147 £388 +10.71% 76
Midlands -9 111 £375 +5.63% 117
East of England +3 91 £409 +10.85% 59
North West -21 91 £350 -3.45% 104
West Midlands -23 63 £406 +15.25% 69
Scotland -17 57 £350 -13.04% 22
East Midlands +19 48 £363 -1.69% 47
North East +15 23 £338 -12.90% 12
Wales -29 14 £438 +26.35% 7
Isle of Man - 1 £345 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 1,567 (94.97%) SQL
2 1,204 (72.97%) SQL Server
3 728 (44.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 668 (40.48%) C#
5 646 (39.15%) .NET
6 599 (36.30%) Microsoft
7 552 (33.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 507 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
9 484 (29.33%) Business Intelligence
10 400 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
11 386 (23.39%) ETL
12 356 (21.58%) Finance
13 327 (19.82%) Microsoft Azure
14 321 (19.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 279 (16.91%) JavaScript
16 262 (15.88%) ASP.NET
17 220 (13.33%) MVC
17 220 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
18 214 (12.97%) Power BI
19 197 (11.94%) Oracle
20 186 (11.27%) HTML
21 181 (10.97%) Microsoft Excel
22 177 (10.73%) .NET Framework
23 176 (10.67%) jQuery
23 176 (10.67%) TDD
24 174 (10.55%) Scrum
25 170 (10.30%) CSS
26 169 (10.24%) Web Services
27 164 (9.94%) Visual Studio
28 161 (9.76%) Windows

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 69 (4.18%) IIS
2 49 (2.97%) NServiceBus
3 39 (2.36%) SharePoint
4 38 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
5 29 (1.76%) CMS
6 27 (1.64%) Tomcat
7 24 (1.45%) Apache
8 22 (1.33%) SAS
9 17 (1.03%) Umbraco
10 14 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
12 12 (0.73%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.55%) Confluence
14 6 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 5 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
16 4 (0.24%) Apache Pig
16 4 (0.24%) ArcGIS
16 4 (0.24%) ColdFusion
16 4 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
17 3 (0.18%) EPiServer
Applications
1 181 (10.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.30%) Acrobat
5 5 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.061%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.061%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 42 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.36%) SAP APO
3 6 (0.36%) SAP MM
4 5 (0.30%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.30%) SAP MDM
4 5 (0.30%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.18%) Servitor
7 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.061%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.061%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.061%) Lorenzo
8 1 (0.061%) OpenText MBPM
8 1 (0.061%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 327 (19.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 51 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
4 38 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
5 30 (1.82%) PaaS
6 26 (1.58%) Dynamics 365
7 25 (1.52%) SaaS
8 22 (1.33%) IaaS
9 16 (0.97%) Office 365
10 8 (0.48%) GitHub
11 7 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.42%) Trello
12 6 (0.36%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.24%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.24%) Serverless
14 3 (0.18%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.18%) Azure Functions
15 2 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
15 2 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
15 2 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.39%) Internet
2 10 (0.61%) DNS
2 10 (0.61%) FTP
3 8 (0.48%) DHCP
3 8 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.42%) SMS
5 6 (0.36%) HTTP
6 4 (0.24%) Firewall
6 4 (0.24%) Intranet
6 4 (0.24%) SAN
7 3 (0.18%) Extranet
7 3 (0.18%) VPN
8 2 (0.12%) LAN
8 2 (0.12%) RTP
8 2 (0.12%) VLAN
8 2 (0.12%) WAN
8 2 (0.12%) Wireless
9 1 (0.061%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.061%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.061%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,204 (72.97%) SQL Server
2 728 (44.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 552 (33.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 400 (24.24%) Data Warehouse
5 321 (19.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 214 (12.97%) Power BI
7 160 (9.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 154 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 144 (8.73%) SQL Server 2016
10 135 (8.18%) SQL Server 2014
11 108 (6.55%) Relational Database
12 67 (4.06%) Big Data
13 64 (3.88%) Oracle Database
14 59 (3.58%) NoSQL
15 56 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
16 54 (3.27%) Data Lake
17 46 (2.79%) MongoDB
18 45 (2.73%) MySQL
19 42 (2.55%) RDBMS
20 38 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 220 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 164 (9.94%) Visual Studio
3 110 (6.67%) Git (software)
4 101 (6.12%) Subversion
5 87 (5.27%) JIRA
6 48 (2.91%) NUnit
7 39 (2.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 37 (2.24%) Visual Studio Team System
9 32 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 31 (1.88%) TeamCity
11 26 (1.58%) Maven
12 24 (1.45%) Jenkins
13 23 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
14 22 (1.33%) MSTest
15 20 (1.21%) Eclipse
16 18 (1.09%) Selenium
17 14 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 13 (0.79%) SpecFlow
19 12 (0.73%) git-flow
20 11 (0.67%) Mercurial
General
1 356 (21.58%) Finance
2 160 (9.70%) Banking
3 85 (5.15%) Retail
4 49 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 38 (2.30%) Marketing
6 37 (2.24%) Legal
7 32 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.64%) Front Office
9 20 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.09%) Back Office
11 17 (1.03%) Law
12 16 (0.97%) Electronics
13 12 (0.73%) Advertising
14 5 (0.30%) Billing
15 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.24%) Publishing
16 3 (0.18%) Local Government
16 3 (0.18%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.12%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,161 (70.36%) Developer
2 425 (25.76%) SQL Developer
3 242 (14.67%) .NET Developer
4 235 (14.24%) C# Developer
5 217 (13.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 123 (7.45%) Analyst
7 119 (7.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 113 (6.85%) SQL Server Developer
9 111 (6.73%) SSIS Developer
10 103 (6.24%) DBA
11 96 (5.82%) T-SQL Developer
12 87 (5.27%) SQL DBA
13 74 (4.48%) Senior Developer
14 72 (4.36%) SQL BI Developer
15 70 (4.24%) ETL Developer
16 67 (4.06%) SSRS Developer
17 63 (3.82%) Software Developer
18 62 (3.76%) ASP.NET Developer
19 52 (3.15%) C# ASP.NET Developer
20 47 (2.85%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 646 (39.15%) .NET
2 262 (15.88%) ASP.NET
3 186 (11.27%) HTML
4 177 (10.73%) .NET Framework
5 176 (10.67%) jQuery
6 170 (10.30%) CSS
7 169 (10.24%) Web Services
8 156 (9.45%) ASP.NET Web API
9 153 (9.27%) AngularJS
10 142 (8.61%) XML
11 118 (7.15%) ASP.NET MVC
12 114 (6.91%) WCF
13 100 (6.06%) Entity Framework
14 74 (4.48%) HTML5
15 68 (4.12%) WPF
16 62 (3.76%) JSON
16 62 (3.76%) RESTful
17 54 (3.27%) Ajax
18 52 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
18 52 (3.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 150 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
3 69 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (3.45%) Fixed Income
5 38 (2.30%) Data Structures
6 33 (2.00%) Credit Risk
6 33 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (1.70%) Market Risk
8 26 (1.58%) Fintech
9 24 (1.45%) Computer Science
9 24 (1.45%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.45%) Reinsurance
10 23 (1.39%) User Experience
11 22 (1.33%) Replication
12 21 (1.27%) N-Tier
13 18 (1.09%) Mobile App
14 17 (1.03%) Reference Data
15 15 (0.91%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.85%) NHS
16 14 (0.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 161 (9.76%) Windows
2 80 (4.85%) Windows Server
3 58 (3.52%) Linux
4 42 (2.55%) Unix
5 29 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (0.79%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.61%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.42%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.30%) Android
11 5 (0.30%) Solaris
12 4 (0.24%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.12%) Fedora
15 1 (0.061%) VMS
15 1 (0.061%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (30.73%) Agile Software Development
2 484 (29.33%) Business Intelligence
3 386 (23.39%) ETL
4 220 (13.33%) MVC
5 176 (10.67%) TDD
6 174 (10.55%) Scrum
7 160 (9.70%) Data Modelling
8 146 (8.85%) Migration
9 134 (8.12%) Analytics
10 127 (7.70%) Unit Testing
11 125 (7.58%) SDLC
12 123 (7.45%) Test Automation
13 121 (7.33%) Problem-Solving
14 106 (6.42%) BDD
14 106 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
15 96 (5.82%) Data Migration
16 95 (5.76%) E-Commerce
17 86 (5.21%) Visualisation
18 81 (4.91%) Data Analysis
19 79 (4.79%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1,567 (94.97%) SQL
2 668 (40.48%) C#
3 279 (16.91%) JavaScript
4 147 (8.91%) PowerShell
5 128 (7.76%) PL/SQL
6 99 (6.00%) VBA
7 90 (5.45%) VB.NET
8 79 (4.79%) Java
9 71 (4.30%) VB
10 60 (3.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 54 (3.27%) Python
12 43 (2.61%) PHP
13 34 (2.06%) VBScript
14 32 (1.94%) Shell Script
15 29 (1.76%) TypeScript
16 28 (1.70%) R
17 19 (1.15%) C++
18 11 (0.67%) Scala
18 11 (0.67%) XPath
19 10 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 71 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 51 (3.09%) Degree
3 50 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 17 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (0.42%) MCSE
8 6 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 5 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.24%) ISEB
10 4 (0.24%) Postgraduate
11 3 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.18%) MCTS
12 2 (0.12%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.12%) MCP
12 2 (0.12%) MCPD
12 2 (0.12%) MCSA
13 1 (0.061%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.03%) QA
2 61 (3.70%) Data Quality
3 30 (1.82%) GDPR
4 11 (0.67%) EMIR
4 11 (0.67%) MiFID
5 10 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.24%) Basel III
6 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.18%) PMO
7 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.12%) SLA
9 1 (0.061%) HL7
9 1 (0.061%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (2.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.97%) Docker
3 13 (0.79%) HDFS
4 9 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.36%) XenApp
5 6 (0.36%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.36%) XenServer
6 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.18%) SRDF
6 3 (0.18%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.061%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 14 (0.85%) WSUS
2 9 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.55%) Puppet
3 7 (0.42%) Ansible
3 7 (0.42%) Oozie
3 7 (0.42%) SCCM
4 6 (0.36%) HP ALM
5 5 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.24%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.24%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.12%) Malwarebytes
8 2 (0.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.12%) SCOM
8 2 (0.12%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.12%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 599 (36.30%) Microsoft
2 197 (11.94%) Oracle
3 81 (4.91%) Tableau
4 49 (2.97%) SAP
4 49 (2.97%) Sybase
5 25 (1.52%) Citrix
5 25 (1.52%) IBM
6 16 (0.97%) Informatica
6 16 (0.97%) Sitecore
6 16 (0.97%) Talend
7 13 (0.79%) RedGate
7 13 (0.79%) VMware
8 11 (0.67%) Adobe
9 10 (0.61%) Intapp
9 10 (0.61%) Teradata
10 9 (0.55%) DevExpress
10 9 (0.55%) HP
10 9 (0.55%) JD Edwards
11 8 (0.48%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.42%) Salesforce.com