The table below looks at the statistics for SSDT skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSDT over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 192 204 201
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing SSDT 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.054% 0.048% 0.048%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.22% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
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£415 £513 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.02% +46.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1393 1427 1423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 25.30% 22.76% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1061 1089
Average daily rate £450 £450 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -30.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSDT across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SSDT Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSDT across the City of London region.

SSDT Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SSDT also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SSDT.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (80.00%) .NET
3 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
3 8 (80.00%) ETL
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (60.00%) Clustering
5 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (40.00%) Business Objects
6 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (40.00%) SAP
6 4 (40.00%) Change Management
6 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (40.00%) Scrum
6 4 (40.00%) QlikView
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
7 3 (30.00%) ATDD
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (30.00%) C#
8 2 (20.00%) IIS

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SSDT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SSDT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (40.00%) QlikView
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (10.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (20.00%) ERwin
4 2 (20.00%) WiX
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) ETL Developer
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Release Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Build Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Build Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ETL
2 6 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Change Management
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) ATDD
5 2 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Business Objects
2 4 (40.00%) SAP