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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 166 145 137
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 4 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.099% 0.51% 0.097%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.75% 4.76% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 3
Average daily rate £298 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £323 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £28.69 -
% change year-on-year
-44.23% -
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
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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
536 420 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.32% 10.73% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 259 159
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 15
Average hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.00 £20.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £46.05 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

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)
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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 1 £270 -40.00%
Cheshire -10 1 - -
Manchester -17 1 £325 - 3
Merseyside - 1 - -
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SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 14 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (80.00%) Oracle
3 12 (80.00%) SQL
4 10 (66.67%) Windows
4 10 (66.67%) Oracle Database
5 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (46.67%) QA
6 6 (40.00%) Retail
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (40.00%) Toad
6 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (40.00%) Test Management
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 4 (26.67%) Migration
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
8 4 (26.67%) ETL
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (26.67%) Benchmarking
8 4 (26.67%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (26.67%) Data Guard

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (6.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Toad
2 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.67%) tSQLt
General
1 6 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) DBA
1 5 (33.33%) SQL DBA
1 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
4 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (13.33%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Test Management
2 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Benchmarking
4 4 (26.67%) ETL
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 3 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (20.00%) Data Management
5 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) ANSI SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Data Guard
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (80.00%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) AppSense
3 1 (6.67%) RedGate
3 1 (6.67%) VMware