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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 527 518 493
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 72 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.10% 0.10%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.03% 0.82% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 42 36
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£325 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £345
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
6982 6366 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.26% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4469 4037 3301
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 110 142
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +3 64 £325 -7.14% 29
North West +7 25 £344 +25.00% 3
London +2 21 £370 -1.33% 13
Manchester +1 14 £325 +18.18% 2
Yorkshire - 10 £285 - 3
City of London +15 9 £400 +3.22% 3
Cheshire +7 9 £525 - 1
West Yorkshire - 7 £285 - 2
South East -42 4 £300 -17.24% 4
South Wales - 4 £270 -
Wales - 4 £270 -
Cardiff - 4 £270 -
Glasgow - 3 £330 - 1
Leeds - 3 £275 -
Scotland - 3 £330 - 1
East Midlands - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 - 4
Hampshire -15 1 - -
Chester - 1 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 - 2
Newport Pagnell - 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 £250 - 4
West Midlands - 1 £250 - 4
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
North Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Northern Ireland - - - -
South West - - - -
Northampton - - - -

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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).

1 144 (91.14%) SQL Server
2 133 (84.18%) SQL
3 76 (48.10%) Microsoft
4 71 (44.94%) T-SQL
5 61 (38.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 57 (36.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (31.65%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (30.38%) C#
9 46 (29.11%) MS Excel
10 44 (27.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 40 (25.32%) .NET
12 38 (24.05%) JavaScript
13 37 (23.42%) HTML
14 36 (22.78%) CSS
15 34 (21.52%) Visual Studio
16 33 (20.89%) Oracle
16 33 (20.89%) SQL Server 2005
17 32 (20.25%) XML
17 32 (20.25%) ETL
18 31 (19.62%) Web Services
18 31 (19.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 29 (18.35%) jQuery
20 28 (17.72%) MS Office
20 28 (17.72%) Data Warehouse
20 28 (17.72%) Finance
21 27 (17.09%) Team Foundation Server
22 25 (15.82%) Windows
22 25 (15.82%) ASP.NET
23 23 (14.56%) WCF
24 19 (12.03%) Replication

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (6.96%) IIS
1 11 (6.96%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.43%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (3.16%) SAS
4 3 (1.90%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.63%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.63%) Apache
Applications
1 46 (29.11%) MS Excel
2 28 (17.72%) MS Office
3 9 (5.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.90%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.27%) MS Project
5 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.90%) thinkFolio
3 3 (1.90%) LatentZero
4 2 (1.27%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.70%) Internet
2 7 (4.43%) HTTP
2 7 (4.43%) SSL
3 1 (0.63%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (91.14%) SQL Server
2 61 (38.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (36.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (27.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (20.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (19.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (17.72%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (12.03%) Relational Database
9 17 (10.76%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (8.86%) Oracle Database
11 12 (7.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 8 (5.06%) OLAP
13 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (3.80%) RDBMS
15 5 (3.16%) SQLPlus
15 5 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (3.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 5 (3.16%) QlikView
16 4 (2.53%) Data Mining
16 4 (2.53%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 34 (21.52%) Visual Studio
2 27 (17.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (10.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 15 (9.49%) Toad
5 14 (8.86%) JIRA
6 7 (4.43%) Fiddler
7 2 (1.27%) NUnit
8 1 (0.63%) Subversion
8 1 (0.63%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.63%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.63%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.63%) NCrunch
General
1 28 (17.72%) Finance
2 7 (4.43%) Back Office
2 7 (4.43%) Retail
3 5 (3.16%) Banking
4 2 (1.27%) Billing
4 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) Automotive
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 96 (60.76%) Developer
2 41 (25.95%) SQL Developer
3 37 (23.42%) Analyst
4 18 (11.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 14 (8.86%) Applications Support
5 14 (8.86%) .NET Developer
6 11 (6.96%) DBA
6 11 (6.96%) Tester
7 10 (6.33%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.33%) C# Developer
7 10 (6.33%) Applications Support Analyst
7 10 (6.33%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 8 (5.06%) SQL DBA
8 8 (5.06%) SQL Server Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Analyst Developer
8 8 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Oracle DBA
8 8 (5.06%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.32%) .NET
2 37 (23.42%) HTML
3 36 (22.78%) CSS
4 32 (20.25%) XML
5 31 (19.62%) Web Services
6 29 (18.35%) jQuery
7 25 (15.82%) ASP.NET
8 23 (14.56%) WCF
9 14 (8.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 13 (8.23%) SOAP
11 11 (6.96%) Ajax
12 10 (6.33%) LINQ
13 9 (5.70%) .NET Framework
13 9 (5.70%) XSLT
14 8 (5.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 6 (3.80%) LINQ to SQL
16 5 (3.16%) REST
17 4 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web Forms
17 4 (2.53%) SAML
17 4 (2.53%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.03%) Replication
2 16 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (9.49%) NHS
4 8 (5.06%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.16%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.16%) Data Integration
6 4 (2.53%) Social Media
6 4 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.90%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.90%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.90%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.27%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.63%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.63%) Informatics
9 1 (0.63%) Clustering
9 1 (0.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.82%) Windows
2 14 (8.86%) AIX
3 12 (7.59%) UNIX
4 11 (6.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (31.65%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (20.25%) ETL
3 17 (10.76%) Migration
4 16 (10.13%) Data Analysis
5 14 (8.86%) MVC
6 13 (8.23%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (7.59%) Unit Testing
7 12 (7.59%) Kimball Methodology
8 11 (6.96%) Data Transformation
8 11 (6.96%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.06%) CRM
9 8 (5.06%) Integration Testing
9 8 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (5.06%) System Testing
9 8 (5.06%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.43%) Change Control
10 7 (4.43%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (4.43%) Data Management
10 7 (4.43%) Information Security
10 7 (4.43%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 133 (84.18%) SQL
2 71 (44.94%) T-SQL
3 48 (30.38%) C#
4 38 (24.05%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.13%) Shell Script
6 14 (8.86%) Korn
6 14 (8.86%) VBA
7 11 (6.96%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.70%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.80%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.80%) VB
10 5 (3.16%) XPath
10 5 (3.16%) VBScript
11 4 (2.53%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.90%) Perl
12 3 (1.90%) SAS Macro
13 2 (1.27%) C
13 2 (1.27%) Java
14 1 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (5.70%) Degree
2 6 (3.80%) ISEB
3 4 (2.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.63%) MCSE
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.96%) QA
2 9 (5.70%) SLA
3 6 (3.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (2.53%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) RACF
3 1 (0.63%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (5.06%) Oracle RMAN
1 8 (5.06%) Data Guard
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle Flashback
3 3 (1.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (48.10%) Microsoft
2 33 (20.89%) Oracle
3 4 (2.53%) Cognos
4 3 (1.90%) IBM
4 3 (1.90%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.90%) Apple
4 3 (1.90%) Google
5 2 (1.27%) Informatica
6 1 (0.63%) Interwoven
6 1 (0.63%) Reuters
6 1 (0.63%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.63%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.63%) MKS
6 1 (0.63%) OpenText
6 1 (0.63%) Teradata
6 1 (0.63%) SAP
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