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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 537 535 546
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 75 51 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.097% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 0.81% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 32 30
Average daily rate
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£332 £381 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.01% +4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £276 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
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 £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +15 71 £333 -12.57% 19
London +20 31 £351 -19.25% 1
South East +20 21 £400 -4.47% 2
City of London +22 12 £475 +9.19%
North West +4 10 £260 +15.55% 12
Manchester - 9 £260 - 1
Surrey 0 6 £325 -22.38% 1
Hampshire -7 5 £450 -
Yorkshire 0 4 £275 -15.38% 1
West Yorkshire +5 3 £275 -16.03% 1
Berkshire +9 2 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £350 -
South West - 2 £290 - 1
Wales - 1 £316 - 2
South Wales - 1 £316 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £275 -
Somerset - 1 £290 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £263 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £316 - 2
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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).

1 141 (89.81%) SQL Server
2 120 (76.43%) SQL
3 80 (50.96%) Microsoft
4 76 (48.41%) T-SQL
5 58 (36.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 57 (36.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (31.85%) MS Excel
8 47 (29.94%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (29.30%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (26.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 37 (23.57%) .NET
12 35 (22.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 31 (19.75%) C#
14 29 (18.47%) Windows
15 27 (17.20%) Visual Studio
15 27 (17.20%) SQL Server 2005
16 25 (15.92%) ASP.NET
16 25 (15.92%) Data Modelling
17 24 (15.29%) Oracle
17 24 (15.29%) Finance
17 24 (15.29%) Replication
17 24 (15.29%) Performance Tuning
18 22 (14.01%) ETL
19 21 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (13.38%) Team Foundation Server
20 20 (12.74%) Data Mart
21 19 (12.10%) Oracle Database
22 18 (11.46%) SQL Server 2012
22 18 (11.46%) MDX
22 18 (11.46%) SQL Server 2000

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 10 (6.37%) IIS
1 10 (6.37%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.46%) Apache
3 6 (3.82%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.18%) SAS
5 2 (1.27%) CMS
5 2 (1.27%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.27%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 50 (31.85%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.46%) MS Office
3 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.27%) GIMP
5 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.64%) SPSS
5 1 (0.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.27%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.64%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.64%) Tesseract
5 1 (0.64%) Minerva
5 1 (0.64%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) GitHub
2 1 (0.64%) SaaS
2 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) SAN
2 5 (3.18%) Internet
3 3 (1.91%) HTTP
4 2 (1.27%) Intranet
4 2 (1.27%) SSL
4 2 (1.27%) DNS
5 1 (0.64%) LAN
5 1 (0.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (89.81%) SQL Server
2 58 (36.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (36.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 47 (29.94%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (26.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 35 (22.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (17.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (12.74%) Data Mart
9 19 (12.10%) Oracle Database
10 18 (11.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (11.46%) SQL Server 2000
11 16 (10.19%) Relational Database
12 13 (8.28%) DTS
12 13 (8.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 12 (7.64%) ProClarity
14 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (6.37%) MS Access
16 8 (5.10%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (4.46%) Oracle Database 10g
17 7 (4.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (17.20%) Visual Studio
2 21 (13.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (10.19%) ERwin
4 14 (8.92%) Toad
5 8 (5.10%) ReSharper
6 6 (3.82%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (3.82%) Subversion
7 3 (1.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.27%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.64%) MorphX
9 1 (0.64%) PVCS
General
1 24 (15.29%) Finance
2 14 (8.92%) Retail
3 6 (3.82%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.18%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.55%) Electronics
5 4 (2.55%) Marketing
5 4 (2.55%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Billing
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 62 (39.49%) Developer
2 38 (24.20%) DBA
3 33 (21.02%) Analyst
4 30 (19.11%) SQL DBA
5 27 (17.20%) SQL Developer
6 18 (11.46%) SQL Server DBA
7 17 (10.83%) Business Analyst
8 15 (9.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 13 (8.28%) .NET Developer
10 11 (7.01%) Oracle DBA
11 8 (5.10%) Information Analyst
11 8 (5.10%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (4.46%) Designer
12 7 (4.46%) .NET Designer
13 6 (3.82%) Architect
13 6 (3.82%) Administrator
14 4 (2.55%) Test Analyst
14 4 (2.55%) Data Architect
14 4 (2.55%) Server Support
14 4 (2.55%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.57%) .NET
2 25 (15.92%) ASP.NET
3 18 (11.46%) MDX
4 16 (10.19%) HTML
4 16 (10.19%) XML
5 15 (9.55%) jQuery
6 12 (7.64%) Ajax
7 11 (7.01%) CSS
7 11 (7.01%) .NET Framework
8 10 (6.37%) WCF
8 10 (6.37%) LINQ
9 9 (5.73%) Web Services
10 8 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (4.46%) Middleware
12 6 (3.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 5 (3.18%) JSON
13 5 (3.18%) DHTML
14 4 (2.55%) ADO
14 4 (2.55%) Classic ASP
14 4 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.29%) Replication
2 21 (13.38%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.92%) Clustering
3 14 (8.92%) NHS
4 8 (5.10%) Mainframe
4 8 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.10%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.55%) DTV
6 3 (1.91%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.27%) SCADA
7 2 (1.27%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.64%) Statistics
8 1 (0.64%) Informatics
8 1 (0.64%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.47%) Windows
2 10 (6.37%) UNIX
3 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (4.46%) Windows 2000
4 6 (3.82%) Solaris
4 6 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.64%) Linux
7 1 (0.64%) AIX
7 1 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.30%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (15.92%) Data Modelling
3 24 (15.29%) Performance Tuning
4 22 (14.01%) ETL
5 16 (10.19%) Kimball Methodology
6 12 (7.64%) User Stories
6 12 (7.64%) Data Analysis
7 11 (7.01%) MVC
8 10 (6.37%) Migration
8 10 (6.37%) Coaching
9 9 (5.73%) Data Transformation
10 8 (5.10%) ITIL
10 8 (5.10%) Unit Testing
10 8 (5.10%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.46%) Capacity Management
11 7 (4.46%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.46%) SOA
12 6 (3.82%) Asset Management
12 6 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.82%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 120 (76.43%) SQL
2 76 (48.41%) T-SQL
3 31 (19.75%) C#
4 18 (11.46%) JavaScript
5 15 (9.55%) PL/SQL
6 13 (8.28%) VB.NET
7 7 (4.46%) VB
7 7 (4.46%) Perl
8 6 (3.82%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.82%) Korn
9 5 (3.18%) C++
10 4 (2.55%) VBA
10 4 (2.55%) VBScript
11 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.91%) C
12 2 (1.27%) PHP
12 2 (1.27%) Java
12 2 (1.27%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.27%) Ruby
13 1 (0.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.46%) MCDBA
4 5 (3.18%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.18%) MCITP
4 5 (3.18%) MCTS
5 4 (2.55%) MCT
6 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.27%) MCP
7 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.64%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.37%) QA
System Software
1 9 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.10%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (3.82%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.64%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 13 (8.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (5.10%) SCOM
3 6 (3.82%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.82%) Data Guard
4 5 (3.18%) SCCM
5 3 (1.91%) Ionix
6 2 (1.27%) Nagios
6 2 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.27%) WSUS
6 2 (1.27%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.27%) Opsview
7 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 80 (50.96%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.29%) Oracle
3 16 (10.19%) Cognos
4 12 (7.64%) IBM
5 7 (4.46%) Informatica
6 6 (3.82%) Veritas
7 5 (3.18%) VMware
7 5 (3.18%) SAP
8 3 (1.91%) Tableau
8 3 (1.91%) Red Gate
8 3 (1.91%) Charles River
8 3 (1.91%) CA
8 3 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.91%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.27%) HP
9 2 (1.27%) Dell
9 2 (1.27%) Cisco
9 2 (1.27%) Symantec
9 2 (1.27%) Remedy
9 2 (1.27%) McAfee
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