Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 189 186
Rank change year-on-year +9 -3 -20
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 890 1,459 1,498
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.50% 1.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.57% 3.49% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 1,107 1,182
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £318 £313 £293
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £370
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 24
Median hourly rate £24.70 £24.75 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.20% -28.78% +110.61%
10th Percentile £16.50 £18.25 £16.40
90th Percentile £36.00 £48.75 £53.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.70 £24.75 £31.25
% change year-on-year -0.20% -20.80% +92.31%

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 24,937 41,794 43,569
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.50% 43.11% 42.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,822 29,155 30,532
Median daily rate £485 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 697 786
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £17.83 £17.50 £16.40
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.06% +6.25% -

T-SQL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing T-SQL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing T-SQL.

Daily rate trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing T-SQL over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing T-SQL.

Hourly rate trend for T-SQL in the UK

T-SQL
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing T-SQL over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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 +14 806 £425 - 379
UK excluding London +9 478 £400 +2.56% 322
London +22 399 £475 - 70
South East +62 146 £425 +8.97% 73
North of England -16 97 £388 +3.33% 90
South West +3 68 £375 -11.76% 36
Midlands -14 60 £375 -6.25% 78
Scotland +26 55 £413 +4.76% 6
Yorkshire -6 45 £394 +5.00% 33
North West -6 44 £375 - 47
West Midlands +4 35 £375 -11.24% 57
East of England +16 32 £400 +2.56% 32
East Midlands -4 25 £350 -12.50% 21
Wales +19 20 £425 +6.25% 6
Work from Home +5 15 £333 -19.39% 17
North East +24 8 £325 -3.35% 10
Northern Ireland +4 1 £313 -3.85% 1

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 836 (93.93%) SQL
2 628 (70.56%) SQL Server
3 336 (37.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 321 (36.07%) .NET
5 318 (35.73%) C#
6 311 (34.94%) Business Intelligence
7 303 (34.04%) Azure
8 285 (32.02%) Microsoft
9 262 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
10 249 (27.98%) Data Warehouse
11 224 (25.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 195 (21.91%) Power Platform
13 190 (21.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 190 (21.35%) ETL
14 189 (21.24%) Power BI
15 158 (17.75%) JavaScript
16 152 (17.08%) XML
17 150 (16.85%) Finance
18 147 (16.52%) ASP.NET
19 128 (14.38%) Oracle
20 121 (13.60%) CSS
20 121 (13.60%) MVC
21 118 (13.26%) HTML
22 110 (12.36%) .NET Framework
23 106 (11.91%) Team Foundation Server
24 100 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
25 99 (11.12%) DevOps
26 98 (11.01%) JSON
27 95 (10.67%) PL/SQL
28 93 (10.45%) 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 42 (4.72%) JBoss
1 42 (4.72%) WebLogic
2 41 (4.61%) Confluence
2 41 (4.61%) MQSeries
2 41 (4.61%) Red Hat Fuse
3 28 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.03%) IIS
5 15 (1.69%) Apache Spark
6 10 (1.12%) CMS
7 8 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.79%) Apache
9 6 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.56%) Jupyter
11 3 (0.34%) DNN
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.22%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 100 (11.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.56%) Acrobat
3 5 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.11%) Figma
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 18 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.56%) thinkFolio
3 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.34%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) Q-Pulse
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 303 (34.04%) Azure
2 195 (21.91%) Power Platform
3 78 (8.76%) AWS
4 49 (5.51%) Azure Data Factory
5 31 (3.48%) PaaS
6 24 (2.70%) IaaS
7 19 (2.13%) GitHub
8 15 (1.69%) SaaS
9 13 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (1.46%) GCP
10 12 (1.35%) Azure Functions
10 12 (1.35%) Serverless
11 11 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (1.12%) Office 365
13 7 (0.79%) Google Sheets
13 7 (0.79%) npm
14 6 (0.67%) PowerApps
15 4 (0.45%) Amazon S3
16 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
17 2 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.12%) DNS
2 5 (0.56%) HTTP
2 5 (0.56%) SAN
3 4 (0.45%) Internet
3 4 (0.45%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.34%) Network Security
5 2 (0.22%) DHCP
5 2 (0.22%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.22%) Skype
5 2 (0.22%) SSL
6 1 (0.11%) FTP
6 1 (0.11%) Intranet
6 1 (0.11%) SSH
6 1 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 628 (70.56%) SQL Server
2 336 (37.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 249 (27.98%) Data Warehouse
4 224 (25.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 190 (21.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 189 (21.24%) Power BI
7 64 (7.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 54 (6.07%) Azure SQL Database
9 50 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
10 46 (5.17%) SQL Server 2016
11 44 (4.94%) SQL Server 2014
12 42 (4.72%) SQL Server 2012
13 41 (4.61%) Data Lake
13 41 (4.61%) Relational Database
14 39 (4.38%) Oracle Database
15 34 (3.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 32 (3.60%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
17 30 (3.37%) OLAP
18 27 (3.03%) NoSQL
19 19 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 106 (11.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 82 (9.21%) Visual Studio
3 78 (8.76%) Git (software)
4 50 (5.62%) JIRA
5 34 (3.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 26 (2.92%) Selenium
7 24 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
8 15 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
9 13 (1.46%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.35%) NUnit
10 12 (1.35%) Subversion
11 10 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 10 (1.12%) webpack
12 9 (1.01%) Jenkins
12 9 (1.01%) SoapUI
13 8 (0.90%) Maven
14 7 (0.79%) gulp
14 7 (0.79%) Postman
15 6 (0.67%) SpecFlow
16 5 (0.56%) tSQLt
General
1 150 (16.85%) Finance
2 59 (6.63%) Public Sector
3 35 (3.93%) Banking
4 30 (3.37%) Retail
5 23 (2.58%) Law
6 19 (2.13%) Legal
7 16 (1.80%) Back Office
8 7 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.56%) Advertising
10 5 (0.56%) Local Government
11 4 (0.45%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.22%) Automotive
12 2 (0.22%) Electronics
12 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.22%) Front Office
12 2 (0.22%) Housing Association
12 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.22%) Marketing
12 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 558 (62.70%) Developer
2 190 (21.35%) SQL Developer
3 137 (15.39%) .NET Developer
4 131 (14.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 80 (8.99%) Analyst
6 76 (8.54%) DBA
7 72 (8.09%) Architect
8 69 (7.75%) C# Developer
9 67 (7.53%) SQL DBA
10 52 (5.84%) Power BI Developer
11 46 (5.17%) SQL BI Developer
12 45 (5.06%) SQL Server Developer
13 43 (4.83%) Senior Developer
14 41 (4.61%) Azure Developer
15 37 (4.16%) Data Engineer
16 35 (3.93%) Data Analyst
17 30 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
17 30 (3.37%) ETL Developer
18 29 (3.26%) T-SQL Developer
19 27 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 321 (36.07%) .NET
2 152 (17.08%) XML
3 147 (16.52%) ASP.NET
4 121 (13.60%) CSS
5 118 (13.26%) HTML
6 110 (12.36%) .NET Framework
7 98 (11.01%) JSON
8 82 (9.21%) AngularJS
9 78 (8.76%) ASP.NET Web API
10 77 (8.65%) jQuery
11 67 (7.53%) Entity Framework
12 65 (7.30%) Web Services
13 56 (6.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 56 (6.29%) REST
14 53 (5.96%) .NET Core
15 48 (5.39%) RabbitMQ
16 47 (5.28%) MDX
17 46 (5.17%) WCF
18 44 (4.94%) Hibernate
19 42 (4.72%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 83 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (2.58%) NHS
3 20 (2.25%) User Experience
4 17 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (1.91%) Replication
5 15 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.01%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (0.79%) Clustering
8 7 (0.79%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.67%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.56%) Fixed Income
10 5 (0.56%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.45%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.45%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 59 (6.63%) Windows
2 19 (2.13%) Linux
3 17 (1.91%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.35%) Android
5 10 (1.12%) Unix
6 8 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.45%) Debian
8 4 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.34%) Solaris
10 2 (0.22%) CentOS
10 2 (0.22%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.11%) HPUX
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.11%) OS/390
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (34.94%) Business Intelligence
2 262 (29.44%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (21.35%) ETL
4 121 (13.60%) MVC
5 99 (11.12%) DevOps
6 93 (10.45%) Data Modelling
7 78 (8.76%) Migration
8 70 (7.87%) Analytics
8 70 (7.87%) Performance Tuning
9 65 (7.30%) Scrum
10 64 (7.19%) TDD
11 63 (7.08%) Test Automation
12 61 (6.85%) Visualisation
13 60 (6.74%) SDLC
13 60 (6.74%) Unit Testing
14 54 (6.07%) Waterfall
15 51 (5.73%) Kimball Methodology
16 50 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
17 49 (5.51%) Data Analysis
18 46 (5.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 836 (93.93%) SQL
2 318 (35.73%) C#
3 158 (17.75%) JavaScript
4 95 (10.67%) PL/SQL
5 83 (9.33%) PowerShell
6 77 (8.65%) Python
7 74 (8.31%) Java
8 60 (6.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 42 (4.72%) VB
9 42 (4.72%) VB.NET
10 30 (3.37%) VBA
11 17 (1.91%) R
11 17 (1.91%) TypeScript
12 14 (1.57%) C
13 13 (1.46%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.12%) VB6
15 9 (1.01%) C++
15 9 (1.01%) Perl
15 9 (1.01%) Scala
16 7 (0.79%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 80 (8.99%) Security Cleared
2 63 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.63%) Degree
4 20 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.01%) MCITP
7 7 (0.79%) MCPD
8 6 (0.67%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.45%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.45%) MCAD
10 4 (0.45%) MCP
11 3 (0.34%) MCSE
11 3 (0.34%) MCTS
11 3 (0.34%) PhD
12 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.22%) OCP
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.04%) QA
2 26 (2.92%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.01%) SLA
4 6 (0.67%) GDPR
5 5 (0.56%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (2.81%) Docker
2 23 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.45%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (2.25%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (0.79%) Terraform
4 5 (0.56%) Puppet
5 4 (0.45%) Ansible
5 4 (0.45%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.34%) Grafana
7 2 (0.22%) Control-M
7 2 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.22%) Netcool
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.22%) SCCM
8 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.11%) MIIS
8 1 (0.11%) SCOM
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 285 (32.02%) Microsoft
2 128 (14.38%) Oracle
3 65 (7.30%) Tableau
4 54 (6.07%) Sybase
5 45 (5.06%) Red Hat
6 43 (4.83%) MuleSoft
7 41 (4.61%) Axway
8 25 (2.81%) Xamarin
9 24 (2.70%) Google
10 16 (1.80%) Databricks
10 16 (1.80%) SAP
11 11 (1.24%) RedGate
12 10 (1.12%) Telerik
12 10 (1.12%) VMware
13 9 (1.01%) IBM
13 9 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.90%) Intapp
15 6 (0.67%) Adobe
15 6 (0.67%) Cognos
15 6 (0.67%) Informatica