The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 526 504 495
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 81 78 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% 1.16% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 51 40
Average daily rate
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£323 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £495 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.69 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 - £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6998 6715 5264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.76% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4545 4348 3311
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 152 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.53 £52.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Daily Rate Trend

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

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
England -41 62 £304 -19.00% 30
Wales +20 14 £300 +71.42%
South Wales +17 14 £300 +71.42%
South East -22 14 £231 -33.92% 2
London -32 14 £381 -7.63% 12
Cardiff - 14 £300 -
East of England +15 12 £450 +35.33% 3
Cambridgeshire - 11 £450 - 1
East Midlands - 9 £275 - 1
Yorkshire -8 8 £285 -1.72%
West Yorkshire -5 7 £285 -1.72%
Lincolnshire - 6 - -
North West -19 5 £325 -11.56% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 4 - - 1
Berkshire -3 4 £213 -22.72%
West Midlands -6 4 £250 -16.66% 6
Halifax - 4 £285 -
Surrey -1 3 £416 +17.25%
City of London -2 3 £338 -15.67% 3
Hampshire -3 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £325 - 1
Southampton - 3 - -
Bromley - 3 £275 -
Midlands - 3 - -
Manchester -12 2 £273 -25.85% 5
Leeds -13 2 £265 -8.62%
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £250 -
Bracknell - 2 £231 -
Staffordshire - 2 £250 - 4
Swindon +12 1 £310 +12.72%

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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).

1 153 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 132 (81.48%) SQL
3 73 (45.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (43.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (39.51%) T-SQL
6 63 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
6 63 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 51 (31.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 45 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 40 (24.69%) ETL
9 40 (24.69%) MS Excel
10 36 (22.22%) C#
10 36 (22.22%) Finance
11 35 (21.60%) Data Warehouse
12 34 (20.99%) .NET
13 31 (19.14%) Visual Studio
14 30 (18.52%) XML
15 29 (17.90%) SQL Server 2005
16 23 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
17 22 (13.58%) Relational Database
17 22 (13.58%) Web Services
18 20 (12.35%) Data Analysis
18 20 (12.35%) Oracle
18 20 (12.35%) JavaScript
18 20 (12.35%) Migration
19 19 (11.73%) ASP.NET
19 19 (11.73%) Windows
19 19 (11.73%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
20 18 (11.11%) MS Office
20 18 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (6.79%) IIS
2 7 (4.32%) Apache Pig
2 7 (4.32%) SAS
2 7 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.85%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.62%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.62%) Apache
Applications
1 40 (24.69%) MS Excel
2 18 (11.11%) MS Office
3 9 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.47%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.23%) MS Project
6 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.85%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.85%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.23%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.62%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.79%) Internet
2 7 (4.32%) SSL
2 7 (4.32%) HTTP
3 1 (0.62%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.62%) SMS
3 1 (0.62%) SMTP
3 1 (0.62%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 73 (45.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 70 (43.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 51 (31.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 45 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 35 (21.60%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (17.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (13.58%) Relational Database
9 19 (11.73%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 17 (10.49%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (8.02%) Oracle Database
12 11 (6.79%) Hadoop
13 10 (6.17%) OLAP
13 10 (6.17%) RDBMS
14 9 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (4.94%) Data Mining
16 7 (4.32%) Apache Hive
17 6 (3.70%) SQLPlus
17 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 6 (3.70%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 31 (19.14%) Visual Studio
2 16 (9.88%) Toad
2 16 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.94%) Fiddler
4 7 (4.32%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.47%) JIRA
6 3 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.23%) NUnit
7 2 (1.23%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.62%) NCrunch
8 1 (0.62%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.62%) Subversion
General
1 36 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (4.32%) Retail
2 7 (4.32%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.09%) Banking
3 5 (3.09%) Billing
4 3 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) Automotive
5 1 (0.62%) Legal
5 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 92 (56.79%) Developer
2 47 (29.01%) SQL Developer
3 36 (22.22%) Analyst
4 21 (12.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 17 (10.49%) DBA
6 16 (9.88%) Tester
7 13 (8.02%) SQL DBA
8 12 (7.41%) Administrator
9 11 (6.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 9 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
10 9 (5.56%) Web Developer
11 8 (4.94%) Data Analyst
12 7 (4.32%) Oracle DBA
13 6 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
13 6 (3.70%) Test Analyst
13 6 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
13 6 (3.70%) Hadoop Developer
14 5 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
14 5 (3.09%) Windows Administrator
14 5 (3.09%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.99%) .NET
2 30 (18.52%) XML
3 22 (13.58%) Web Services
4 19 (11.73%) ASP.NET
5 17 (10.49%) HTML
6 16 (9.88%) CSS
7 15 (9.26%) jQuery
8 11 (6.79%) WCF
9 10 (6.17%) Ajax
9 10 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (4.32%) SOAP
10 7 (4.32%) XSLT
11 6 (3.70%) LINQ
11 6 (3.70%) .NET Framework
12 5 (3.09%) Entity Framework
13 4 (2.47%) SAML
13 4 (2.47%) ADO.NET
13 4 (2.47%) DHTML
13 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 3 (1.85%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.02%) Replication
3 11 (6.79%) NHS
4 8 (4.94%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.09%) Data Extraction
5 5 (3.09%) Data Integration
5 5 (3.09%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.47%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.47%) Graphic Design
6 4 (2.47%) Social Media
6 4 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.85%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.85%) Statistics
7 3 (1.85%) Clustering
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.62%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.73%) Windows
2 4 (2.47%) AIX
3 2 (1.23%) UNIX
3 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (38.89%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (24.69%) ETL
3 20 (12.35%) Data Analysis
3 20 (12.35%) Migration
4 18 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (10.49%) Data Modelling
6 15 (9.26%) Data Migration
7 13 (8.02%) Kimball Methodology
8 12 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (6.17%) MVC
9 10 (6.17%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.17%) Data Management
9 10 (6.17%) Performance Analysis
10 9 (5.56%) Data Transformation
10 9 (5.56%) Test Automation
10 9 (5.56%) Integration Testing
10 9 (5.56%) TDD
10 9 (5.56%) CRM
11 7 (4.32%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 132 (81.48%) SQL
2 64 (39.51%) T-SQL
3 36 (22.22%) C#
4 20 (12.35%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.41%) VBA
6 8 (4.94%) VBScript
7 7 (4.32%) PL/SQL
8 6 (3.70%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.09%) VB
9 5 (3.09%) Java
10 4 (2.47%) Korn
11 3 (1.85%) SAS Macro
11 3 (1.85%) Perl
11 3 (1.85%) C++
12 2 (1.23%) XPath
13 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (6.17%) Degree
2 6 (3.70%) ISEB
3 3 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.62%) MCSE
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) QA
2 5 (3.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.85%) Oracle Clusterware
1 3 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) RACF
3 1 (0.62%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (4.32%) Data Guard
1 7 (4.32%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle Flashback
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 63 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.35%) Oracle
3 4 (2.47%) Apple
3 4 (2.47%) Cognos
3 4 (2.47%) Google
4 2 (1.23%) MKS
4 2 (1.23%) IBM
4 2 (1.23%) Red Gate
5 1 (0.62%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.62%) SAP
5 1 (0.62%) Reuters
5 1 (0.62%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.62%) Interwoven
5 1 (0.62%) Infragistics
5 1 (0.62%) Teradata
5 1 (0.62%) OpenText