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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 535 532 537
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 71 47 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.089% 0.093%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.97% 0.76% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 27 29
Average daily rate
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£328 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.44% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +221.42%

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
7292 6185 6391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.74% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4675 3967 3639
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 132 223
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.72 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +5 67 £328 -12.44% 23
London +27 29 £375 -6.25% 4
South East -7 18 £413 -21.42% 3
City of London +18 14 £500 +29.03% 1
North West -6 6 £260 +15.55% 5
Manchester - 6 £260 - 1
Yorkshire +1 5 £275 -16.03% 2
Hampshire -13 5 £450 -
West Yorkshire +2 4 £275 -16.66% 1
Surrey 0 3 £325 -38.09%
Oxfordshire -1 3 £400 -
Reading +9 2 £350 -
Berkshire +8 2 £350 -
South West -35 2 £290 +65.71% 1
East Midlands - 2 £238 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 3
Sheffield +9 1 £325 +80.55%
South Yorkshire +4 1 £325 +80.55%
East of England -30 1 £175 -50.00% 5
Bedfordshire - 1 £175 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - - 3
Leeds - 1 £263 - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Lowestoft - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Skipton - - - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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).

1 136 (90.07%) SQL Server
2 117 (77.48%) SQL
3 75 (49.67%) Microsoft
4 71 (47.02%) T-SQL
5 58 (38.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 55 (36.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (31.79%) MS Excel
8 46 (30.46%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (30.46%) Business Intelligence
9 42 (27.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 33 (21.85%) .NET
10 33 (21.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 26 (17.22%) Replication
11 26 (17.22%) Windows
12 25 (16.56%) Oracle
12 25 (16.56%) C#
12 25 (16.56%) Finance
12 25 (16.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 25 (16.56%) Performance Tuning
13 24 (15.89%) Visual Studio
13 24 (15.89%) ASP.NET
13 24 (15.89%) Data Modelling
14 21 (13.91%) MDX
14 21 (13.91%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (13.25%) Oracle Database
16 18 (11.92%) ETL
17 17 (11.26%) SQL Server 2000
17 17 (11.26%) Data Mart
17 17 (11.26%) Relational Database
18 16 (10.60%) SQL Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.64%) WebLogic
2 7 (4.64%) IIS
2 7 (4.64%) Apache
3 4 (2.65%) SAS
4 2 (1.32%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.32%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.32%) CMS
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.66%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (31.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.97%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.32%) GIMP
4 1 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.66%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) SPSS
4 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.32%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.66%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.66%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.66%) Minerva
4 1 (0.66%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) GitHub
2 1 (0.66%) SaaS
2 1 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) SAN
2 5 (3.31%) Internet
3 3 (1.99%) HTTP
4 2 (1.32%) Intranet
4 2 (1.32%) SSL
4 2 (1.32%) DNS
5 1 (0.66%) LDAP
5 1 (0.66%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (90.07%) SQL Server
2 58 (38.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (36.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (30.46%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (27.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 33 (21.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (16.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (13.25%) Oracle Database
9 17 (11.26%) SQL Server 2000
9 17 (11.26%) Data Mart
9 17 (11.26%) Relational Database
10 16 (10.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (8.61%) DTS
12 12 (7.95%) ProClarity
12 12 (7.95%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (6.62%) MS Access
14 9 (5.96%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (5.30%) OLAP
16 7 (4.64%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (15.89%) Visual Studio
2 21 (13.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (10.60%) ERwin
4 15 (9.93%) Toad
5 8 (5.30%) ReSharper
6 6 (3.97%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (2.65%) Subversion
8 3 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.32%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.66%) PVCS
General
1 25 (16.56%) Finance
2 14 (9.27%) Retail
3 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.31%) Banking
5 4 (2.65%) Marketing
5 4 (2.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Back Office
6 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 57 (37.75%) Developer
2 39 (25.83%) DBA
3 32 (21.19%) Analyst
4 31 (20.53%) SQL DBA
5 20 (13.25%) SQL Developer
6 18 (11.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 18 (11.92%) SQL Server DBA
7 16 (10.60%) Business Analyst
8 12 (7.95%) Oracle DBA
9 8 (5.30%) .NET Developer
9 8 (5.30%) Information Analyst
10 7 (4.64%) Designer
10 7 (4.64%) .NET Designer
10 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Report Developer
11 6 (3.97%) Administrator
11 6 (3.97%) Architect
12 4 (2.65%) Crystal Reports Developer
12 4 (2.65%) ASP Developer
12 4 (2.65%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (21.85%) .NET
2 24 (15.89%) ASP.NET
3 21 (13.91%) MDX
4 14 (9.27%) XML
5 13 (8.61%) HTML
6 11 (7.28%) jQuery
7 9 (5.96%) Ajax
7 9 (5.96%) LINQ
8 8 (5.30%) WCF
8 8 (5.30%) CSS
9 7 (4.64%) Middleware
9 7 (4.64%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.97%) Web Services
11 5 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.31%) DHTML
11 5 (3.31%) JSON
12 4 (2.65%) Classic ASP
12 4 (2.65%) ADO
12 4 (2.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 4 (2.65%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.22%) Replication
2 14 (9.27%) Clustering
3 13 (8.61%) NHS
4 8 (5.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (5.30%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.65%) DTV
7 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.66%) Informatics
7 1 (0.66%) Statistics
7 1 (0.66%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.66%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.66%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.22%) Windows
2 10 (6.62%) UNIX
3 8 (5.30%) Windows 2000
4 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (3.97%) Solaris
5 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.32%) AIX
7 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.66%) Linux
8 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (30.46%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (16.56%) Performance Tuning
3 24 (15.89%) Data Modelling
4 18 (11.92%) ETL
5 15 (9.93%) Kimball Methodology
6 12 (7.95%) Data Analysis
6 12 (7.95%) User Stories
7 11 (7.28%) Unit Testing
8 10 (6.62%) Migration
8 10 (6.62%) Data Transformation
9 8 (5.30%) ITIL
9 8 (5.30%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (4.64%) Capacity Management
10 7 (4.64%) SOA
10 7 (4.64%) MVC
10 7 (4.64%) Software Testing
10 7 (4.64%) System Testing
11 6 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.97%) Analytics
11 6 (3.97%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 117 (77.48%) SQL
2 71 (47.02%) T-SQL
3 25 (16.56%) C#
4 16 (10.60%) PL/SQL
5 15 (9.93%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.61%) VB.NET
7 8 (5.30%) Perl
8 7 (4.64%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.64%) Korn
9 5 (3.31%) VBA
9 5 (3.31%) VB
10 4 (2.65%) VBScript
11 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.32%) Ruby
12 2 (1.32%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.32%) PHP
12 2 (1.32%) Java
12 2 (1.32%) C++
13 1 (0.66%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.64%) MCDBA
4 5 (3.31%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.65%) MCTS
5 4 (2.65%) MCITP
5 4 (2.65%) MCT
6 3 (1.99%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.32%) MCP
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.66%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.62%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) CRD IV
System Software
1 9 (5.96%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.64%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.66%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 14 (9.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (5.30%) SCOM
3 7 (4.64%) Data Guard
4 6 (3.97%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.31%) SCCM
6 3 (1.99%) Ionix
7 2 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.32%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.32%) WSUS
7 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 75 (49.67%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.56%) Oracle
3 16 (10.60%) Cognos
4 12 (7.95%) IBM
5 7 (4.64%) SAP
6 6 (3.97%) Veritas
7 5 (3.31%) Business Objects
7 5 (3.31%) Informatica
7 5 (3.31%) VMware
8 3 (1.99%) Red Gate
8 3 (1.99%) Charles River
8 3 (1.99%) CA
9 2 (1.32%) Cisco
9 2 (1.32%) HP
9 2 (1.32%) Dell
9 2 (1.32%) Symantec
9 2 (1.32%) Remedy
9 2 (1.32%) McAfee
9 2 (1.32%) F5
10 1 (0.66%) Tableau
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