Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 158 96
Rank change year-on-year -6 -62 +19
Contract jobs citing T-SQL 1509 1829 2476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 1.68% 2.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 3.75% 4.29% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1104 1356 1847
UK median daily rate £405 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £305 £259 £263
90th Percentile £563 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 39
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +90.48% -40.00%
10th Percentile £24.45 £13.02 £15.00
90th Percentile £195.00 £45.00 £42.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £39.60 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.93% +76.00% -35.71%

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 40199 42636 42444
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.01% 39.19% 37.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27630 29315 28158
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 907 898
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +4.32%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.41 £15.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.87 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +4.17% +5.88%

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 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -3 1434 £410 +9.33% 296
UK excluding London -27 744 £363 +3.57% 219
London +17 741 £450 +12.50% 94
North of England +1 219 £350 +3.70% 68
South East -44 212 £375 - 46
Yorkshire +7 111 £350 - 38
North West +10 100 £363 +11.54% 30
South West +3 92 £405 +24.62% 28
Midlands -49 92 £350 -2.78% 42
East of England -16 74 £360 +4.35% 17
West Midlands -34 54 £350 -6.04% 27
East Midlands -12 37 £350 +3.70% 15
Scotland +5 31 £400 +14.29% 14
Wales -17 17 £350 +5.66% 4
North East +2 8 £300 +1.35%
Northern Ireland -42 7 £413 +26.92%

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1374 (91.05%) SQL
2 1091 (72.30%) SQL Server
3 632 (41.88%) .NET
4 604 (40.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 597 (39.56%) C#
6 518 (34.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 515 (34.13%) Microsoft
8 477 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
9 419 (27.77%) Business Intelligence
10 341 (22.60%) Finance
10 341 (22.60%) ASP.NET
11 336 (22.27%) Data Warehouse
12 333 (22.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 331 (21.94%) ETL
14 325 (21.54%) MVC
15 279 (18.49%) JavaScript
16 250 (16.57%) Web Services
17 234 (15.51%) HTML
18 218 (14.45%) SQL Server 2012
19 210 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
20 206 (13.65%) CSS
21 204 (13.52%) Windows
22 189 (12.52%) ASP.NET Web API
23 182 (12.06%) Data Modelling
24 177 (11.73%) .NET Framework
25 173 (11.46%) Migration
26 170 (11.27%) jQuery
27 165 (10.93%) AngularJS
28 164 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
29 163 (10.80%) TDD

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 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 66 (4.37%) IIS
3 37 (2.45%) CMS
4 27 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (1.13%) NServiceBus
5 17 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 17 (1.13%) Umbraco
6 15 (0.99%) SAS
7 12 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (0.73%) Apache Solr
9 9 (0.60%) Apache
9 9 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.60%) Drupal
10 7 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.40%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.40%) JBoss
12 5 (0.33%) DNN
13 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 124 (8.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.20%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.13%) SPSS
8 2 (0.13%) SPSS Modeler
9 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 53 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
3 20 (1.33%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
4 3 (0.20%) SunGard GMI
4 3 (0.20%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.13%) HFM
5 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.13%) iTrent
5 2 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.13%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.066%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 152 (10.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (1.46%) SaaS
4 13 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
5 12 (0.80%) GitHub
6 8 (0.53%) Office 365
7 7 (0.46%) IaaS
8 6 (0.40%) PaaS
9 5 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.20%) Trello
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.13%) Route 53
12 2 (0.13%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 14 (0.93%) Internet
2 10 (0.66%) Intranet
3 9 (0.60%) Firewall
4 6 (0.40%) FTP
4 6 (0.40%) SAN
5 4 (0.27%) DNS
6 3 (0.20%) SMS
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 (0.066%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.066%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.066%) DHCP
8 1 (0.066%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1091 (72.30%) SQL Server
2 604 (40.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 518 (34.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 336 (22.27%) Data Warehouse
5 333 (22.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 218 (14.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 210 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 124 (8.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 116 (7.69%) Power BI
10 112 (7.42%) SQL Server 2016
11 104 (6.89%) Relational Database
12 67 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
13 57 (3.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 55 (3.64%) OLAP
15 52 (3.45%) MongoDB
16 50 (3.31%) RDBMS
17 44 (2.92%) QlikView
18 43 (2.85%) NoSQL
19 39 (2.58%) Big Data
19 39 (2.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 162 (10.74%) Visual Studio
2 157 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 89 (5.90%) Git (software)
4 68 (4.51%) NUnit
5 51 (3.38%) JIRA
6 35 (2.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 32 (2.12%) Subversion
8 30 (1.99%) Moq
9 27 (1.79%) Jenkins
10 25 (1.66%) MSTest
10 25 (1.66%) TeamCity
11 24 (1.59%) Selenium
12 22 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
14 19 (1.26%) SpecFlow
15 17 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 15 (0.99%) JSUnit
17 13 (0.86%) Eclipse
18 11 (0.73%) MSBuild
19 10 (0.66%) Bitbucket
General
1 341 (22.60%) Finance
2 133 (8.81%) Banking
3 74 (4.90%) Marketing
4 57 (3.78%) Retail
5 51 (3.38%) Front Office
6 39 (2.58%) Investment Banking
7 32 (2.12%) Manufacturing
8 31 (2.05%) Telecoms
9 26 (1.72%) Electronics
9 26 (1.72%) Legal
10 23 (1.52%) Advertising
11 20 (1.33%) Back Office
12 13 (0.86%) Games
12 13 (0.86%) Publishing
13 11 (0.73%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.66%) Automotive
15 9 (0.60%) Law
16 8 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1055 (69.91%) Developer
2 351 (23.26%) SQL Developer
3 263 (17.43%) .NET Developer
4 204 (13.52%) C# Developer
5 193 (12.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 133 (8.81%) Analyst
7 127 (8.42%) SSIS Developer
8 123 (8.15%) DBA
9 113 (7.49%) Senior Developer
10 112 (7.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 95 (6.30%) SQL DBA
12 94 (6.23%) T-SQL Developer
13 82 (5.43%) SSRS Developer
14 78 (5.17%) SQL BI Developer
15 77 (5.10%) SQL Server Developer
16 59 (3.91%) Consultant
17 57 (3.78%) ETL Developer
17 57 (3.78%) Full Stack Developer
18 56 (3.71%) Data Analyst
19 55 (3.64%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 632 (41.88%) .NET
2 341 (22.60%) ASP.NET
3 250 (16.57%) Web Services
4 234 (15.51%) HTML
5 206 (13.65%) CSS
6 189 (12.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 177 (11.73%) .NET Framework
8 170 (11.27%) jQuery
9 165 (10.93%) AngularJS
10 164 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 160 (10.60%) WCF
12 141 (9.34%) XML
13 103 (6.83%) HTML5
14 100 (6.63%) Entity Framework
15 99 (6.56%) REST
16 92 (6.10%) Ajax
17 83 (5.50%) MDX
18 67 (4.44%) JSON
19 65 (4.31%) SOAP
20 54 (3.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 139 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (6.10%) Greenfield Project
3 52 (3.45%) Replication
4 51 (3.38%) Fixed Income
5 44 (2.92%) Data Structures
6 39 (2.58%) Computer Science
7 38 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (2.32%) Clustering
9 25 (1.66%) Market Risk
10 23 (1.52%) Equities
11 21 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (1.39%) Management Information System
12 20 (1.33%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.19%) Algorithms
13 18 (1.19%) Reference Data
14 15 (0.99%) Derivative
14 15 (0.99%) User Experience
15 14 (0.93%) Fintech
15 14 (0.93%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.86%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 204 (13.52%) Windows
2 102 (6.76%) Linux
3 69 (4.57%) Unix
4 54 (3.58%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.86%) Solaris
6 25 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.40%) Android
10 5 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.20%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.20%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.20%) VMS
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.066%) HPUX
13 1 (0.066%) MVS
13 1 (0.066%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (27.77%) Business Intelligence
3 331 (21.94%) ETL
4 325 (21.54%) MVC
5 182 (12.06%) Data Modelling
6 173 (11.46%) Migration
7 163 (10.80%) TDD
8 140 (9.28%) Scrum
9 136 (9.01%) SDLC
10 125 (8.28%) Unit Testing
11 114 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
12 105 (6.96%) Data Migration
13 103 (6.83%) Web Development
14 91 (6.03%) OO
15 84 (5.57%) Kimball Methodology
16 82 (5.43%) Analytics
17 80 (5.30%) CRM
18 75 (4.97%) ITIL
19 67 (4.44%) BDD
20 65 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1374 (91.05%) SQL
2 597 (39.56%) C#
3 279 (18.49%) JavaScript
4 120 (7.95%) PowerShell
5 103 (6.83%) VB.NET
6 100 (6.63%) Java
7 94 (6.23%) PL/SQL
8 65 (4.31%) Python
9 63 (4.17%) VB
10 52 (3.45%) VBA
11 43 (2.85%) Perl
12 42 (2.78%) Shell Script
13 37 (2.45%) C
13 37 (2.45%) TypeScript
14 34 (2.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 34 (2.25%) Korn
15 33 (2.19%) C++
16 32 (2.12%) VB6
17 26 (1.72%) VBScript
18 22 (1.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 85 (5.63%) Degree
2 59 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 46 (3.05%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.60%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.46%) ISEB
8 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
9 5 (0.33%) MCITP
9 5 (0.33%) MCTS
10 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.13%) HNC
10 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.13%) MCP
10 2 (0.13%) MCSA
10 2 (0.13%) MCSE
10 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.066%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.25%) Data Quality
2 38 (2.52%) QA
3 14 (0.93%) MiFID
3 14 (0.93%) SLA
4 6 (0.40%) EMIR
5 5 (0.33%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.13%) GAAP
6 2 (0.13%) IFRS
6 2 (0.13%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.066%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.066%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.066%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.066%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (2.45%) Docker
2 21 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.40%) HDFS
4 5 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.27%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.13%) Firmware
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.066%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.066%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (0.46%) Nagios
2 7 (0.46%) Puppet
3 6 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (0.33%) SCOM
5 3 (0.20%) Control-M
5 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.20%) WSUS
6 2 (0.13%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.13%) Oozie
6 2 (0.13%) Opsview
6 2 (0.13%) SCCM
6 2 (0.13%) Terraform
7 1 (0.066%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.066%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.066%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.066%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 515 (34.13%) Microsoft
2 142 (9.41%) Oracle
3 68 (4.51%) SAP
4 60 (3.98%) Tableau
5 58 (3.84%) Sybase
6 39 (2.58%) Sitecore
7 21 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (1.39%) Talend
8 16 (1.06%) IBM
9 14 (0.93%) RedGate
10 11 (0.73%) Informatica
11 10 (0.66%) VMware
12 9 (0.60%) Cognos
12 9 (0.60%) Google
12 9 (0.60%) MuleSoft
12 9 (0.60%) Typemock
13 8 (0.53%) DevExpress
13 8 (0.53%) HP
13 8 (0.53%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.53%) MicroStrategy