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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 502 506 490
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 81 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% 0.82% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 29
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£308 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £245 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £423 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £346
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -24.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £28.69 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 - £24.00

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
6956 5731 5279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.63% 11.90% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4711 3622 3276
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 202
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
England +2 67 £300 -7.69% 33
London -2 23 £373 -0.66% 14
North West 0 15 £300 +106.89% 6
Manchester +8 12 £300 +9.09% 5
South East +3 12 £281 -19.71% 7
South Wales - 9 £308 - 1
Wales - 9 £308 - 1
Cardiff - 9 £308 -
Yorkshire -2 7 £290 +16.00% 1
City of London +11 6 £463 +23.33% 6
West Yorkshire -2 6 £275 +10.00%
Scotland - 5 £280 -
Glasgow - 5 £280 -
East Midlands +15 3 - - 1
Cheshire +7 3 £525 - 1
West Midlands +4 3 - - 2
Leeds -11 3 £300 +20.00%
South West -16 3 £208 -15.30% 1
Oxfordshire -17 2 £338 -3.57%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 4
Newport Pagnell - 2 - - 1
Bristol -7 1 £165 -32.65%
Surrey - 1 £401 - 3
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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).

1 143 (93.46%) SQL Server
2 132 (86.27%) SQL
3 76 (49.67%) Microsoft
4 73 (47.71%) T-SQL
5 61 (39.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 59 (38.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 50 (32.68%) C#
8 47 (30.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 44 (28.76%) .NET
10 43 (28.10%) Business Intelligence
11 40 (26.14%) JavaScript
12 39 (25.49%) HTML
12 39 (25.49%) Visual Studio
13 38 (24.84%) CSS
14 36 (23.53%) MS Excel
15 35 (22.88%) Oracle
16 33 (21.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 33 (21.57%) jQuery
17 31 (20.26%) SQL Server 2005
18 29 (18.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 28 (18.30%) ASP.NET
19 28 (18.30%) Windows
20 27 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
20 27 (17.65%) Web Services
20 27 (17.65%) XML
20 27 (17.65%) Finance
21 23 (15.03%) ETL
22 22 (14.38%) MS Office
23 21 (13.73%) WCF
24 19 (12.42%) Replication

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (9.15%) IIS
2 9 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.58%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.27%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.96%) SAS
6 2 (1.31%) Apache
6 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.65%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.38%) MS Office
3 6 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.31%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.65%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.54%) Internet
2 5 (3.27%) SSL
2 5 (3.27%) HTTP
3 1 (0.65%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (93.46%) SQL Server
2 61 (39.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 59 (38.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 47 (30.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 31 (20.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 29 (18.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (10.46%) SQL Server 2000
9 15 (9.80%) Oracle Database
10 14 (9.15%) Relational Database
11 12 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (6.54%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 8 (5.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (4.58%) SQLPlus
14 7 (4.58%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (3.27%) OLAP
15 5 (3.27%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (2.61%) RDBMS
16 4 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (2.61%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 39 (25.49%) Visual Studio
2 33 (21.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (10.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 15 (9.80%) Toad
5 13 (8.50%) JIRA
6 5 (3.27%) Fiddler
7 4 (2.61%) Subversion
8 3 (1.96%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.65%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.65%) NCrunch
9 1 (0.65%) MorphX
9 1 (0.65%) NUnit
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (17.65%) Finance
2 6 (3.92%) Back Office
2 6 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.27%) Retail
4 4 (2.61%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.96%) Marketing
5 3 (1.96%) Banking
5 3 (1.96%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.65%) Automotive
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 90 (58.82%) Developer
2 39 (25.49%) SQL Developer
3 27 (17.65%) Analyst
4 20 (13.07%) .NET Developer
5 18 (11.76%) DBA
6 15 (9.80%) SQL DBA
7 14 (9.15%) Applications Support
8 12 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (7.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (7.84%) C# Developer
9 10 (6.54%) Support Analyst
9 10 (6.54%) Oracle DBA
9 10 (6.54%) Applications Support Analyst
10 9 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
10 9 (5.88%) Tester
11 8 (5.23%) ASP.NET Developer
11 8 (5.23%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (4.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (3.92%) Web Developer
13 6 (3.92%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (28.76%) .NET
2 39 (25.49%) HTML
3 38 (24.84%) CSS
4 33 (21.57%) jQuery
5 28 (18.30%) ASP.NET
6 27 (17.65%) Web Services
6 27 (17.65%) XML
7 21 (13.73%) WCF
8 15 (9.80%) Ajax
8 15 (9.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (9.15%) .NET Framework
10 13 (8.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (7.19%) SOAP
12 10 (6.54%) LINQ
13 9 (5.88%) XSLT
14 5 (3.27%) LINQ to SQL
14 5 (3.27%) REST
15 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
15 3 (1.96%) DHTML
16 2 (1.31%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) Replication
2 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.15%) NHS
3 8 (5.23%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.61%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.96%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.96%) DTV
5 3 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.31%) SCADA
6 2 (1.31%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (1.31%) Social Media
6 2 (1.31%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.65%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 28 (18.30%) Windows
2 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (9.15%) AIX
4 12 (7.84%) UNIX
5 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.10%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (15.03%) ETL
3 17 (11.11%) MVC
4 13 (8.50%) Migration
5 12 (7.84%) Unit Testing
6 11 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (6.54%) CRM
7 10 (6.54%) Data Analysis
7 10 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (5.88%) Data Modelling
9 8 (5.23%) Kimball Methodology
10 7 (4.58%) Change Control
10 7 (4.58%) Integration Testing
10 7 (4.58%) Information Security
11 6 (3.92%) Regression Testing
11 6 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.92%) System Testing
11 6 (3.92%) Test Automation
11 6 (3.92%) Data Transformation
11 6 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 132 (86.27%) SQL
2 73 (47.71%) T-SQL
3 50 (32.68%) C#
4 40 (26.14%) JavaScript
5 18 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 16 (10.46%) Korn
7 11 (7.19%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.88%) VB.NET
9 8 (5.23%) VBA
9 8 (5.23%) PL/SQL
9 8 (5.23%) VB
10 6 (3.92%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.27%) XPath
11 5 (3.27%) C
11 5 (3.27%) Perl
11 5 (3.27%) VBScript
12 3 (1.96%) C++
13 1 (0.65%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.65%) X++
13 1 (0.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (4.58%) Degree
2 5 (3.27%) ISEB
3 4 (2.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) MCITP
4 1 (0.65%) MCTS
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.88%) SLA
2 8 (5.23%) QA
3 4 (2.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (6.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.31%) RACF
4 1 (0.65%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (6.54%) Data Guard
2 5 (3.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.31%) Nagios
4 2 (1.31%) SCOM
4 2 (1.31%) Opsview
Vendors
1 76 (49.67%) Microsoft
2 35 (22.88%) Oracle
3 5 (3.27%) Informatica
3 5 (3.27%) SAP
3 5 (3.27%) Business Objects
4 4 (2.61%) IBM
5 3 (1.96%) Tableau
5 3 (1.96%) Google
5 3 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.96%) Apple
6 2 (1.31%) Teradata
6 2 (1.31%) thinkFolio
6 2 (1.31%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.65%) Open Text
7 1 (0.65%) Interwoven
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