Period
to 24 July 2017

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 July 2017 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 152 101
Rank change year-on-year -14 -51 +16
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1482 1881 2355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.71% 2.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.74% 4.42% 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 1385 1741
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -1.41%
10th Percentile £299 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 46
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £38.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +82.14% -40.00%
10th Percentile £21.10 £12.63 £15.00
90th Percentile £195.00 £45.00 £40.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £36.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +4.14% +72.62% -40.00%

T-SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 39610 42579 42705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.66% 38.70% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27147 29186 28205
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 793 917 880
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.27 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +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 24 July 2017.

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 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017. 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 1412 £400 +6.67% 361
UK excluding London -34 751 £360 +2.86% 263
London +4 707 £450 +11.80% 105
South East -33 216 £375 - 61
North of England -15 215 £348 +2.35% 102
Yorkshire -15 108 £333 -8.28% 48
Midlands -16 108 £350 -6.67% 34
North West +16 99 £355 +9.23% 51
South West +9 88 £405 +20.00% 33
East of England -28 73 £355 +1.43% 25
West Midlands -27 63 £350 -6.04% 18
East Midlands -4 44 £350 -0.07% 16
Scotland -10 26 £338 -3.57% 6
Wales -26 15 £346 +2.59%
Northern Ireland -36 10 £413 +13.79% 2
North East -4 8 £350 +19.35% 3

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing T-SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for T-SQL.

1 1360 (91.77%) SQL
2 1057 (71.32%) SQL Server
3 622 (41.97%) .NET
4 594 (40.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 586 (39.54%) C#
6 527 (35.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 522 (35.22%) Microsoft
8 446 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
9 405 (27.33%) Business Intelligence
10 353 (23.82%) ASP.NET
11 337 (22.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 335 (22.60%) Finance
13 333 (22.47%) MVC
14 315 (21.26%) Data Warehouse
15 313 (21.12%) ETL
16 287 (19.37%) JavaScript
17 241 (16.26%) Web Services
18 227 (15.32%) HTML
19 226 (15.25%) SQL Server 2008
20 211 (14.24%) SQL Server 2012
21 204 (13.77%) CSS
21 204 (13.77%) Windows
22 196 (13.23%) ASP.NET Web API
23 178 (12.01%) Migration
24 176 (11.88%) jQuery
24 176 (11.88%) .NET Framework
25 173 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
26 169 (11.40%) AngularJS
27 166 (11.20%) Visual Studio
28 163 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server

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 75 (5.06%) IIS
2 71 (4.79%) SharePoint
3 38 (2.56%) CMS
4 24 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.21%) NServiceBus
6 17 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 17 (1.15%) Umbraco
7 14 (0.94%) SAS
8 8 (0.54%) Apache Solr
8 8 (0.54%) Drupal
9 7 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.40%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.34%) Apache
11 5 (0.34%) DNN
11 5 (0.34%) JBoss
12 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 123 (8.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.20%) S-PLUS
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 57 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (1.15%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.13%) HFM
5 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.13%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.067%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.067%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.067%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.067%) Magento
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 155 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (1.55%) SaaS
4 14 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
5 13 (0.88%) GitHub
5 13 (0.88%) IaaS
6 12 (0.81%) PaaS
7 8 (0.54%) Office 365
8 5 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
9 4 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
9 4 (0.27%) Route 53
9 4 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.20%) Trello
11 2 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.13%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.94%) Firewall
2 12 (0.81%) Internet
3 11 (0.74%) Intranet
4 8 (0.54%) SAN
5 6 (0.40%) FTP
6 4 (0.27%) DNS
7 2 (0.13%) IPsec
7 2 (0.13%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.13%) Modbus
7 2 (0.13%) SSL
7 2 (0.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.13%) VPN
7 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.13%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.067%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.067%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.067%) DHCP
8 1 (0.067%) HTTP
8 1 (0.067%) Skype
8 1 (0.067%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1057 (71.32%) SQL Server
2 594 (40.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 527 (35.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 337 (22.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 315 (21.26%) Data Warehouse
6 226 (15.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 211 (14.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 137 (9.24%) SQL Server 2014
9 110 (7.42%) Power BI
10 101 (6.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 87 (5.87%) Relational Database
12 74 (4.99%) SQL Server 2005
13 50 (3.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 50 (3.37%) OLAP
14 49 (3.31%) QlikView
15 43 (2.90%) Big Data
15 43 (2.90%) Oracle Database
16 42 (2.83%) RDBMS
17 40 (2.70%) MongoDB
18 39 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 166 (11.20%) Visual Studio
2 163 (11.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 91 (6.14%) Git (software)
4 65 (4.39%) NUnit
5 46 (3.10%) JIRA
6 38 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 33 (2.23%) TeamCity
8 31 (2.09%) Moq
9 27 (1.82%) MSTest
10 26 (1.75%) Jenkins
10 26 (1.75%) Selenium
11 24 (1.62%) Subversion
12 20 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
13 17 (1.15%) SpecFlow
14 16 (1.08%) JSUnit
15 13 (0.88%) Bitbucket
15 13 (0.88%) MSBuild
15 13 (0.88%) Talend Open Studio
16 12 (0.81%) Eclipse
16 12 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 335 (22.60%) Finance
2 122 (8.23%) Banking
3 70 (4.72%) Marketing
4 55 (3.71%) Retail
5 41 (2.77%) Front Office
6 36 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 30 (2.02%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.89%) Back Office
9 26 (1.75%) Advertising
9 26 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.62%) Electronics
11 23 (1.55%) Legal
12 15 (1.01%) Publishing
13 13 (0.88%) Games
14 9 (0.61%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.54%) Automotive
16 7 (0.47%) Law
17 6 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.40%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1027 (69.30%) Developer
2 343 (23.14%) SQL Developer
3 268 (18.08%) .NET Developer
4 199 (13.43%) C# Developer
5 177 (11.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 147 (9.92%) Analyst
7 122 (8.23%) DBA
8 113 (7.62%) C# .NET Developer
9 111 (7.49%) SSIS Developer
10 107 (7.22%) Senior Developer
11 97 (6.55%) SQL DBA
12 88 (5.94%) T-SQL Developer
13 79 (5.33%) SQL BI Developer
14 73 (4.93%) SSRS Developer
15 70 (4.72%) SQL Server Developer
16 68 (4.59%) ETL Developer
17 61 (4.12%) ASP.NET Developer
18 59 (3.98%) Data Analyst
19 56 (3.78%) SQL Analyst
20 54 (3.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 622 (41.97%) .NET
2 353 (23.82%) ASP.NET
3 241 (16.26%) Web Services
4 227 (15.32%) HTML
5 204 (13.77%) CSS
6 196 (13.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 176 (11.88%) .NET Framework
7 176 (11.88%) jQuery
8 173 (11.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 169 (11.40%) AngularJS
10 154 (10.39%) WCF
11 136 (9.18%) XML
12 103 (6.95%) HTML5
13 101 (6.82%) Entity Framework
14 98 (6.61%) REST
15 92 (6.21%) Ajax
16 73 (4.93%) MDX
17 70 (4.72%) JSON
18 65 (4.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 60 (4.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 143 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (6.21%) Greenfield Project
3 46 (3.10%) Fixed Income
4 44 (2.97%) Data Structures
4 44 (2.97%) Replication
5 39 (2.63%) Clustering
6 34 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 28 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
7 28 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 18 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.21%) User Experience
10 16 (1.08%) Equities
10 16 (1.08%) NHS
11 14 (0.94%) Algorithms
11 14 (0.94%) Derivative
11 14 (0.94%) Market Risk
12 12 (0.81%) Fintech
13 11 (0.74%) N-Tier
14 10 (0.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 204 (13.77%) Windows
2 99 (6.68%) Linux
3 58 (3.91%) Unix
4 57 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 25 (1.69%) Solaris
6 24 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (0.67%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.47%) Android
11 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.20%) MVS
12 3 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.13%) AIX
13 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.067%) HPUX
14 1 (0.067%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.067%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (27.33%) Business Intelligence
3 333 (22.47%) MVC
4 313 (21.12%) ETL
5 178 (12.01%) Migration
6 161 (10.86%) Data Modelling
7 158 (10.66%) TDD
8 140 (9.45%) Scrum
9 119 (8.03%) SDLC
10 116 (7.83%) Unit Testing
11 111 (7.49%) Data Migration
12 106 (7.15%) Performance Tuning
13 103 (6.95%) Web Development
14 92 (6.21%) OO
15 84 (5.67%) CRM
16 80 (5.40%) Analytics
17 73 (4.93%) ITIL
18 72 (4.86%) Kimball Methodology
19 64 (4.32%) Continuous Integration
20 61 (4.12%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1360 (91.77%) SQL
2 586 (39.54%) C#
3 287 (19.37%) JavaScript
4 127 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 101 (6.82%) VB.NET
6 89 (6.01%) Java
7 77 (5.20%) PL/SQL
8 69 (4.66%) VB
9 55 (3.71%) VBA
10 54 (3.64%) Python
11 45 (3.04%) TypeScript
12 39 (2.63%) Shell Script
13 35 (2.36%) C
14 33 (2.23%) C++
14 33 (2.23%) VB6
15 32 (2.16%) Perl
15 32 (2.16%) VBScript
16 30 (2.02%) Korn
17 24 (1.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 22 (1.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (5.40%) Degree
2 51 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 38 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 8 (0.54%) MCITP
8 7 (0.47%) ISEB
9 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.40%) MCSE
9 6 (0.40%) MCTS
9 6 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.34%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.27%) MCP
12 3 (0.20%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.13%) HNC
13 2 (0.13%) MCSA
13 2 (0.13%) OCP
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.17%) Data Quality
2 34 (2.29%) QA
3 11 (0.74%) MiFID
3 11 (0.74%) SLA
4 7 (0.47%) EMIR
5 6 (0.40%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.13%) IFRS
6 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.067%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.067%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.067%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.067%) WCAG
System Software
1 32 (2.16%) Docker
2 20 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.27%) HDFS
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.067%) Firmware
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.067%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (0.47%) Control-M
3 7 (0.47%) SCOM
4 6 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.40%) Nagios
5 5 (0.34%) Puppet
6 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.20%) Opsview
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.20%) WSUS
8 2 (0.13%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.13%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.13%) Oozie
8 2 (0.13%) SCCM
8 2 (0.13%) Terraform
9 1 (0.067%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.067%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 522 (35.22%) Microsoft
2 142 (9.58%) Oracle
3 75 (5.06%) SAP
4 53 (3.58%) Sybase
5 47 (3.17%) Tableau
6 36 (2.43%) Sitecore
7 22 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
8 17 (1.15%) RedGate
9 13 (0.88%) Talend
10 11 (0.74%) Cognos
10 11 (0.74%) Google
11 10 (0.67%) IBM
11 10 (0.67%) VMware
12 9 (0.61%) Informatica
12 9 (0.61%) Typemock
13 8 (0.54%) DevExpress
13 8 (0.54%) HP
13 8 (0.54%) JD Edwards
14 7 (0.47%) Perforce
14 7 (0.47%) Splunk
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