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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 188 202 199
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing SSDT 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.015% 0.017%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.80% 0.060% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
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£409 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £245 -
% change year-on-year
+60.20% -
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
1249 1659 1417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.52% 24.95% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 1242 1097
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.53 £20.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.76% +101.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £35.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £164.00 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.60 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+22.39% -7.00%

SSDT
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 29 December 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (91.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (75.00%) ETL
4 9 (75.00%) SQL
5 8 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (58.33%) .NET
6 7 (58.33%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (50.00%) SpecFlow
7 6 (50.00%) ATDD
8 5 (41.67%) Scrum
8 5 (41.67%) Clustering
9 4 (33.33%) Business Objects
10 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
10 3 (25.00%) C#
10 3 (25.00%) Finance
10 3 (25.00%) Project Management
10 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (25.00%) BDD
10 3 (25.00%) Change Control
11 2 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (16.67%) Analytics

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (58.33%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (16.67%) QlikView
8 2 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (8.33%) Triplestore
9 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
9 1 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (8.33%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
9 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
9 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 6 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) ERwin
4 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) ETL Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) Developer Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ETL
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (50.00%) ATDD
4 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Data Management
6 2 (16.67%) Information Management
6 2 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (8.33%) DevOps
7 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) VBA
4 1 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 2 (16.67%) SAP