Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 166 147
Rank change year-on-year -20 -19 -35
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1,453 1,409 1,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.56% 1.72%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.35% 3.77% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,120 1,052 1,333
UK median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £283 £268 £263
90th Percentile £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 17
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £16.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.51% -53.47% +54.84%
10th Percentile £21.30 £10.69 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.09 £39.43 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +142.42% -49.23% +21.07%

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 43,413 37,358 40,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.07% 41.40% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,364 25,609 27,703
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +2.99% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.87% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 807 957
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +7.79% +10.00%
10th Percentile £16.75 £16.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.60 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +6.49% +10.00%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -25 1,326 £400 - 660
UK excluding London -15 740 £375 +7.14% 484
London -23 702 £450 +5.88% 215
North of England -4 211 £350 +3.70% 155
South East -52 145 £400 +3.23% 120
Midlands -5 130 £363 +6.62% 85
Yorkshire -14 118 £375 +7.76% 71
South West -1 85 £375 +7.14% 46
Scotland +6 82 £370 +5.71% 27
West Midlands -20 80 £375 +10.29% 46
North West -20 75 £350 +4.09% 74
East of England -12 51 £385 +10.00% 39
East Midlands +19 49 £351 +2.18% 37
Wales +12 36 £375 +8.30% 8
North East +24 18 £300 -14.35% 10
Northern Ireland +2 3 £438 +27.27% 4

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 1,352 (93.05%) SQL
2 1,073 (73.85%) SQL Server
3 658 (45.29%) C#
4 614 (42.26%) .NET
5 567 (39.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 515 (35.44%) Microsoft
7 490 (33.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 483 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
9 407 (28.01%) Business Intelligence
10 320 (22.02%) Finance
11 318 (21.89%) Data Warehouse
12 313 (21.54%) ETL
13 262 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
14 256 (17.62%) ASP.NET
15 254 (17.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 248 (17.07%) MVC
17 236 (16.24%) JavaScript
18 227 (15.62%) HTML
19 208 (14.32%) Windows
20 204 (14.04%) Scrum
21 199 (13.70%) CSS
22 176 (12.11%) AngularJS
23 171 (11.77%) Team Foundation Server
24 168 (11.56%) Power BI
25 166 (11.42%) .NET Framework
26 165 (11.36%) jQuery
26 165 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
27 161 (11.08%) Web Services
28 160 (11.01%) TDD
29 157 (10.81%) Data Modelling

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 44 (3.03%) IIS
1 44 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 43 (2.96%) Elasticsearch
3 29 (2.00%) NServiceBus
4 27 (1.86%) CMS
5 20 (1.38%) Apache Spark
6 17 (1.17%) Umbraco
7 15 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
7 15 (1.03%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.83%) Apache
9 11 (0.76%) SAS
10 9 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.48%) Confluence
13 5 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.34%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.28%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 128 (8.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.21%) SPSS
8 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 36 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.55%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.41%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.41%) Servitor
5 3 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
5 3 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.21%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.14%) Demantra
6 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.14%) FastStats
6 2 (0.14%) iTrent
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.14%) Retail-J
6 2 (0.14%) Unica
7 1 (0.069%) Bloomberg AIM
Cloud Services
1 262 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 25 (1.72%) SaaS
5 23 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
5 23 (1.58%) PaaS
6 16 (1.10%) Office 365
7 15 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.69%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.69%) Data Lake Analytics
8 10 (0.69%) Serverless
9 9 (0.62%) IaaS
10 5 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.34%) Trello
11 4 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
11 4 (0.28%) GitHub
12 3 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
12 3 (0.21%) Boomi
12 3 (0.21%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.24%) Internet
2 16 (1.10%) DNS
3 14 (0.96%) DHCP
4 8 (0.55%) FTP
5 6 (0.41%) HTTP
5 6 (0.41%) LAN
5 6 (0.41%) SAN
5 6 (0.41%) SMS
5 6 (0.41%) WAN
6 5 (0.34%) Firewall
6 5 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.34%) WinSCP
7 4 (0.28%) IPsec
8 3 (0.21%) Intranet
8 3 (0.21%) SMTP
8 3 (0.21%) SSH
9 2 (0.14%) Skype
10 1 (0.069%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.069%) NAS
10 1 (0.069%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,073 (73.85%) SQL Server
2 567 (39.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 490 (33.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 318 (21.89%) Data Warehouse
5 254 (17.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 168 (11.56%) Power BI
7 147 (10.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 128 (8.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 101 (6.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 87 (5.99%) Relational Database
10 87 (5.99%) SQL Server 2016
11 55 (3.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 47 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
13 46 (3.17%) Big Data
14 45 (3.10%) Data Lake
15 41 (2.82%) OLAP
15 41 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
16 40 (2.75%) MySQL
17 39 (2.68%) Oracle Database
18 38 (2.62%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 171 (11.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 138 (9.50%) Visual Studio
3 95 (6.54%) Git (software)
4 89 (6.13%) NUnit
5 46 (3.17%) MSTest
5 46 (3.17%) TeamCity
6 45 (3.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 43 (2.96%) Selenium
8 40 (2.75%) JIRA
9 35 (2.41%) SpecFlow
10 33 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 32 (2.20%) Jenkins
12 28 (1.93%) Subversion
13 22 (1.51%) Moq
14 21 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
15 15 (1.03%) MSI
16 14 (0.96%) Mercurial
17 13 (0.89%) Jasmine
18 12 (0.83%) Maven
19 11 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 320 (22.02%) Finance
2 121 (8.33%) Banking
3 59 (4.06%) Retail
4 47 (3.23%) Legal
5 32 (2.20%) Back Office
6 24 (1.65%) Marketing
7 23 (1.58%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.58%) Law
8 20 (1.38%) Front Office
9 14 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.96%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.76%) Advertising
11 10 (0.69%) Publishing
12 8 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.41%) Electronics
13 6 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.28%) Billing
14 4 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
16 2 (0.14%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 994 (68.41%) Developer
2 317 (21.82%) SQL Developer
3 288 (19.82%) .NET Developer
4 270 (18.58%) C# Developer
5 170 (11.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 169 (11.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 124 (8.53%) Analyst
8 90 (6.19%) SSIS Developer
9 79 (5.44%) ASP.NET Developer
10 78 (5.37%) DBA
11 72 (4.96%) T-SQL Developer
12 71 (4.89%) SSRS Developer
13 70 (4.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 68 (4.68%) Full Stack Developer
15 66 (4.54%) Senior Developer
15 66 (4.54%) Software Developer
16 63 (4.34%) SQL DBA
17 60 (4.13%) SQL Server Developer
18 50 (3.44%) SQL BI Developer
19 44 (3.03%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 614 (42.26%) .NET
2 256 (17.62%) ASP.NET
3 227 (15.62%) HTML
4 199 (13.70%) CSS
5 176 (12.11%) AngularJS
6 166 (11.42%) .NET Framework
7 165 (11.36%) jQuery
8 161 (11.08%) Web Services
9 141 (9.70%) ASP.NET Web API
10 118 (8.12%) ASP.NET MVC
11 113 (7.78%) Entity Framework
12 84 (5.78%) HTML5
12 84 (5.78%) XML
13 77 (5.30%) WCF
14 69 (4.75%) RESTful
15 63 (4.34%) Ajax
16 62 (4.27%) REST
17 60 (4.13%) MDX
18 59 (4.06%) CSS3
19 58 (3.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 149 (10.25%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
3 46 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
4 43 (2.96%) Fintech
5 42 (2.89%) Replication
6 40 (2.75%) Client/Server
7 39 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (2.20%) User Experience
9 27 (1.86%) Computer Science
10 25 (1.72%) Data Structures
10 25 (1.72%) Derivative
10 25 (1.72%) Management Information System
11 18 (1.24%) NHS
12 17 (1.17%) Clustering
12 17 (1.17%) Fixed Income
13 16 (1.10%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.03%) Algorithms
15 14 (0.96%) Private Cloud
16 13 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 11 (0.76%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 208 (14.32%) Windows
2 77 (5.30%) Windows Server
3 66 (4.54%) Linux
4 37 (2.55%) Unix
5 25 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (1.24%) Windows 7
8 15 (1.03%) Solaris
9 9 (0.62%) Android
9 9 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.62%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.28%) CentOS
12 4 (0.28%) Debian
12 4 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.14%) Fedora
14 2 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 483 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
2 407 (28.01%) Business Intelligence
3 313 (21.54%) ETL
4 248 (17.07%) MVC
5 204 (14.04%) Scrum
6 165 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
7 160 (11.01%) TDD
8 157 (10.81%) Data Modelling
9 122 (8.40%) Unit Testing
10 116 (7.98%) Analytics
10 116 (7.98%) Test Automation
11 112 (7.71%) Performance Tuning
12 110 (7.57%) Migration
13 98 (6.74%) BDD
14 97 (6.68%) E-Commerce
15 89 (6.13%) Data Analysis
16 88 (6.06%) SDLC
17 72 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
18 71 (4.89%) DevOps
18 71 (4.89%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 1,352 (93.05%) SQL
2 658 (45.29%) C#
3 236 (16.24%) JavaScript
4 118 (8.12%) VB.NET
5 101 (6.95%) PowerShell
6 94 (6.47%) PL/SQL
7 86 (5.92%) Java
8 78 (5.37%) VB
9 66 (4.54%) VBA
10 62 (4.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 56 (3.85%) Python
12 44 (3.03%) TypeScript
13 36 (2.48%) VBScript
14 30 (2.06%) C++
15 29 (2.00%) C
16 25 (1.72%) VB6
17 20 (1.38%) Shell Script
18 17 (1.17%) R
19 13 (0.89%) Scala
20 10 (0.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 72 (4.96%) Degree
2 58 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 41 (2.82%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (1.38%) MCSE
6 11 (0.76%) MCSA
7 8 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 7 (0.48%) ISEB
8 7 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.34%) MCP
10 5 (0.34%) MCPD
10 5 (0.34%) MCTS
11 4 (0.28%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.21%) HND
13 2 (0.14%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.14%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.99%) QA
2 32 (2.20%) Data Quality
3 29 (2.00%) GDPR
4 9 (0.62%) SLA
5 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.069%) IFRS
8 1 (0.069%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (2.96%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.13%) Docker
3 20 (1.38%) XenApp
4 15 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (0.76%) XenDesktop
5 11 (0.76%) XenServer
6 8 (0.55%) HDFS
6 8 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.14%) vSphere
10 1 (0.069%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.069%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 20 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 19 (1.31%) SCCM
3 10 (0.69%) Puppet
4 9 (0.62%) WSUS
5 8 (0.55%) Ansible
6 7 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.34%) Kibana
7 5 (0.34%) SCOM
8 4 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.21%) Oozie
9 3 (0.21%) Salt
10 2 (0.14%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.14%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.069%) Control-M
11 1 (0.069%) Graphite
11 1 (0.069%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.069%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.069%) StatsD
Vendors
1 515 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 115 (7.91%) Oracle
3 60 (4.13%) Tableau
4 38 (2.62%) Citrix
5 27 (1.86%) SAP
6 25 (1.72%) IBM
7 22 (1.51%) VMware
8 20 (1.38%) Sybase
9 18 (1.24%) Sitecore
10 16 (1.10%) Intapp
11 14 (0.96%) Cognos
12 12 (0.83%) Adobe
13 11 (0.76%) Ivanti
13 11 (0.76%) RedGate
14 10 (0.69%) Cloudera
14 10 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.69%) Talend
14 10 (0.69%) Xamarin
15 9 (0.62%) Capita
16 8 (0.55%) Informatica