The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 139 137 134
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 24 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.19% 0.035%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.38% 1.80% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 1
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£400 £260 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +15.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-32.94% -5.55%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
548 334 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.47% 10.69% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 197 170
Average daily rate £388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £18.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £36.70 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) across the North West region.

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) across the North West region.

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 9 £475 - 2
Merseyside - 9 £400 - 2
Manchester -10 6 £225 -13.46% 6
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
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SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 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 SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

1 28 (96.55%) SQL Server
2 27 (93.10%) SQL
2 27 (93.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (82.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (68.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (55.17%) T-SQL
6 15 (51.72%) Finance
7 14 (48.28%) Visual Studio
7 14 (48.28%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (48.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (44.83%) Kimball Methodology
9 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (34.48%) Windows
10 10 (34.48%) OLAP
10 10 (34.48%) OLAP Cube
11 9 (31.03%) Performance Analysis
11 9 (31.03%) ITIL
11 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
11 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (31.03%) Dimensional Modelling
11 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (27.59%) OLTP
12 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
12 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
13 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
14 5 (17.24%) Banking
14 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
15 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
15 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (13.79%) Statistics

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 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 SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
1 4 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (96.55%) SQL Server
2 27 (93.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (82.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (68.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (48.28%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (34.48%) OLAP
7 10 (34.48%) OLAP Cube
8 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (27.59%) OLTP
10 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
10 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
11 1 (3.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
11 1 (3.45%) Base SAS
11 1 (3.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (48.28%) Visual Studio
1 14 (48.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.45%) Toad
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Applications Support
3 8 (27.59%) Support Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Applications Support Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Developer
3 8 (27.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 6 (20.69%) Business Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Report Developer
6 3 (10.34%) SQL DBA
6 3 (10.34%) DBA
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) SAS Developer
8 1 (3.45%) MI Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Statistics
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Kimball Methodology
2 9 (31.03%) Dimensional Modelling
2 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
2 9 (31.03%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (31.03%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (13.79%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (6.90%) ETL
4 2 (6.90%) Data Management
4 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Analytics
5 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.45%) Automated Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) SQL
2 16 (55.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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