Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 191 179 180
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 -22
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 973 1,559 1,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.57% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.45% 3.58% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 1,192 1,162
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 24
UK median hourly rate £29.25 £24.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -28.36% +90.75%
10th Percentile £19.98 £17.55 £16.40
90th Percentile £68.55 £48.51 £53.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.70 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.92% -20.00% +20.00%

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 28,179 43,550 42,272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.88% 43.89% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,182 30,540 29,712
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.40% +7.06%
10th Percentile £325 £322 £310
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 591 707 777
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.25 £17.25 £16.69
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 -8 898 £430 +1.18% 568
UK excluding London -13 530 £400 +2.56% 481
London +10 427 £475 - 131
South East +36 157 £425 +6.25% 131
North of England -19 127 £383 +0.66% 123
South West -14 80 £415 +0.30% 53
Midlands -4 70 £350 -12.50% 90
Yorkshire -2 66 £400 +3.23% 44
North West +9 56 £363 -3.33% 73
Scotland +24 43 £413 +13.79% 23
West Midlands -5 38 £350 -12.50% 53
East of England +5 34 £400 - 40
East Midlands +10 32 £350 -6.67% 37
Wales +23 18 £410 -3.53% 18
North East +18 5 £325 -5.11% 6
Northern Ireland +10 1 £313 -3.85% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 913 (93.83%) SQL
2 688 (70.71%) SQL Server
3 413 (42.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 346 (35.56%) Business Intelligence
5 334 (34.33%) .NET
6 324 (33.30%) Microsoft
7 321 (32.99%) Azure
8 309 (31.76%) C#
9 296 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
10 277 (28.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 275 (28.26%) Data Warehouse
12 232 (23.84%) ETL
13 217 (22.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 216 (22.20%) Power Platform
15 215 (22.10%) Power BI
16 161 (16.55%) JavaScript
17 152 (15.62%) Finance
18 144 (14.80%) XML
19 135 (13.87%) ASP.NET
20 134 (13.77%) Oracle
21 121 (12.44%) JSON
22 120 (12.33%) HTML
22 120 (12.33%) MVC
23 118 (12.13%) CSS
24 107 (11.00%) Data Modelling
24 107 (11.00%) DevOps
25 104 (10.69%) .NET Framework
26 102 (10.48%) AngularJS
27 100 (10.28%) PL/SQL
28 98 (10.07%) Microsoft Excel

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 50 (5.14%) Confluence
2 42 (4.32%) JBoss
2 42 (4.32%) WebLogic
3 41 (4.21%) MQSeries
3 41 (4.21%) Red Hat Fuse
4 27 (2.77%) IIS
4 27 (2.77%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.03%) CMS
6 6 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.31%) Anypoint
7 3 (0.31%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.31%) DNN
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.31%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.21%) EPiServer
8 2 (0.21%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.21%) SAS
9 1 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 98 (10.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.10%) Figma
4 1 (0.10%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.31%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.31%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.31%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.21%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.10%) Aareon QL
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 321 (32.99%) Azure
2 216 (22.20%) Power Platform
3 74 (7.61%) AWS
4 58 (5.96%) Azure Data Factory
5 35 (3.60%) GitHub
6 33 (3.39%) PaaS
7 28 (2.88%) IaaS
8 19 (1.95%) SaaS
9 17 (1.75%) Azure Functions
9 17 (1.75%) Serverless
10 14 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (1.23%) npm
13 11 (1.13%) GCP
14 7 (0.72%) Google Sheets
15 6 (0.62%) Office 365
16 4 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
17 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
17 3 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
17 3 (0.31%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.92%) DNS
2 7 (0.72%) SAN
3 4 (0.41%) Internet
4 3 (0.31%) Network Security
4 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.21%) DHCP
5 2 (0.21%) Skype
6 1 (0.10%) Extranet
6 1 (0.10%) Intranet
6 1 (0.10%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.10%) SSH
6 1 (0.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 688 (70.71%) SQL Server
2 413 (42.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 277 (28.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 275 (28.26%) Data Warehouse
5 217 (22.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 215 (22.10%) Power BI
7 80 (8.22%) Azure SQL Database
8 65 (6.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 61 (6.27%) SQL Server 2016
10 59 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 49 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
11 49 (5.04%) Relational Database
12 38 (3.91%) Oracle Database
13 34 (3.49%) SQL Server 2014
14 32 (3.29%) NoSQL
15 31 (3.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 30 (3.08%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 30 (3.08%) Data Lake
17 26 (2.67%) OLAP
18 24 (2.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 97 (9.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 94 (9.66%) Git (software)
3 78 (8.02%) Visual Studio
4 74 (7.61%) JIRA
5 36 (3.70%) Selenium
6 33 (3.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 31 (3.19%) NUnit
8 20 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
9 12 (1.23%) gulp
10 11 (1.13%) Subversion
11 10 (1.03%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.03%) webpack
12 9 (0.92%) Bitbucket
13 8 (0.82%) Moq
13 8 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.72%) Postman
14 7 (0.72%) SoapUI
14 7 (0.72%) tSQLt
15 6 (0.62%) jspm
16 5 (0.51%) Android Studio
General
1 152 (15.62%) Finance
2 63 (6.47%) Public Sector
3 41 (4.21%) Banking
4 35 (3.60%) Retail
5 26 (2.67%) Legal
6 25 (2.57%) Law
7 15 (1.54%) Back Office
8 11 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.92%) Advertising
10 8 (0.82%) Local Government
11 7 (0.72%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.62%) Marketing
13 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.31%) Automotive
14 3 (0.31%) Front Office
15 2 (0.21%) Billing
15 2 (0.21%) Electronics
15 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.21%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 640 (65.78%) Developer
2 211 (21.69%) SQL Developer
3 152 (15.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 135 (13.87%) .NET Developer
5 88 (9.04%) Analyst
6 80 (8.22%) DBA
7 72 (7.40%) C# Developer
7 72 (7.40%) SQL DBA
8 58 (5.96%) Architect
9 54 (5.55%) Power BI Developer
10 52 (5.34%) Senior Developer
10 52 (5.34%) SQL BI Developer
11 50 (5.14%) Azure Developer
11 50 (5.14%) SQL Server Developer
12 43 (4.42%) ETL Developer
13 42 (4.32%) Data Engineer
14 36 (3.70%) SSIS Developer
15 34 (3.49%) T-SQL Developer
16 32 (3.29%) Data Analyst
17 28 (2.88%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 334 (34.33%) .NET
2 144 (14.80%) XML
3 135 (13.87%) ASP.NET
4 121 (12.44%) JSON
5 120 (12.33%) HTML
6 118 (12.13%) CSS
7 104 (10.69%) .NET Framework
8 102 (10.48%) AngularJS
9 83 (8.53%) ASP.NET Web API
10 71 (7.30%) REST
11 66 (6.78%) MDX
12 64 (6.58%) Entity Framework
12 64 (6.58%) jQuery
13 57 (5.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 57 (5.86%) Web Services
14 55 (5.65%) .NET Core
14 55 (5.65%) WCF
15 52 (5.34%) RabbitMQ
16 44 (4.52%) SOAP
17 43 (4.42%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 84 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (2.47%) NHS
3 21 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (2.16%) User Experience
4 20 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
4 20 (2.06%) Mobile App
5 17 (1.75%) Replication
6 15 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.23%) Data Structures
7 12 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (1.23%) Virtual Team
8 9 (0.92%) Public Cloud
9 8 (0.82%) Clustering
10 7 (0.72%) Credit Risk
10 7 (0.72%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.62%) Derivative
11 6 (0.62%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.62%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.62%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.51%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 62 (6.37%) Windows
2 19 (1.95%) Windows Server
3 18 (1.85%) Android
3 18 (1.85%) Linux
4 13 (1.34%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.03%) Unix
6 8 (0.82%) VMS
7 4 (0.41%) Solaris
7 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.21%) CentOS
9 2 (0.21%) Debian
9 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.10%) OS/390
10 1 (0.10%) OS/400
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (35.56%) Business Intelligence
2 296 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
3 232 (23.84%) ETL
4 120 (12.33%) MVC
5 107 (11.00%) Data Modelling
5 107 (11.00%) DevOps
6 81 (8.32%) Migration
6 81 (8.32%) Performance Tuning
7 76 (7.81%) TDD
8 67 (6.89%) Test Automation
9 66 (6.78%) Analytics
9 66 (6.78%) Waterfall
10 65 (6.68%) Problem-Solving
11 64 (6.58%) Scrum
12 60 (6.17%) SDLC
13 58 (5.96%) Visualisation
14 56 (5.76%) Kimball Methodology
15 55 (5.65%) Unit Testing
16 50 (5.14%) Data Analysis
17 46 (4.73%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 913 (93.83%) SQL
2 309 (31.76%) C#
3 161 (16.55%) JavaScript
4 100 (10.28%) PL/SQL
5 91 (9.35%) PowerShell
6 70 (7.19%) Python
7 64 (6.58%) Java
8 62 (6.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 51 (5.24%) VB.NET
10 30 (3.08%) VB
11 25 (2.57%) VBA
12 19 (1.95%) TypeScript
13 14 (1.44%) C
14 12 (1.23%) Scala
15 10 (1.03%) Perl
16 9 (0.92%) C++
17 8 (0.82%) VBScript
18 7 (0.72%) Ruby
19 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.62%) VB6
Qualifications
1 91 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 74 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 63 (6.47%) Degree
4 25 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.82%) MCITP
8 6 (0.62%) ACCA
8 6 (0.62%) CIMA
8 6 (0.62%) MCSE
9 5 (0.51%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.41%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.31%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.31%) MCP
11 3 (0.31%) MCPD
11 3 (0.31%) MCTS
11 3 (0.31%) PhD
12 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.10%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.21%) Data Quality
2 33 (3.39%) QA
3 6 (0.62%) SLA
4 5 (0.51%) GDPR
5 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 31 (3.19%) Docker
2 27 (2.77%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (1.44%) Terraform
2 13 (1.34%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
4 7 (0.72%) MIIS
5 4 (0.41%) Puppet
6 3 (0.31%) Ansible
6 3 (0.31%) Control-M
6 3 (0.31%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.31%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.21%) SCCM
8 1 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.10%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.10%) Foglight
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.10%) QRadar
8 1 (0.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 324 (33.30%) Microsoft
2 134 (13.77%) Oracle
3 76 (7.81%) Tableau
4 48 (4.93%) Sybase
5 44 (4.52%) MuleSoft
6 43 (4.42%) Red Hat
7 41 (4.21%) Axway
8 22 (2.26%) Xamarin
9 21 (2.16%) Databricks
10 20 (2.06%) Google
10 20 (2.06%) SAP
11 13 (1.34%) IBM
12 10 (1.03%) RedGate
12 10 (1.03%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.92%) Telerik
13 9 (0.92%) VMware
14 8 (0.82%) Alteryx
14 8 (0.82%) Cognos
14 8 (0.82%) Intapp
15 7 (0.72%) Informatica