The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 519 495 544
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +49
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 68 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.073%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.98% 0.91% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 38 21
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £14.90
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -65 68 £375 +7.14% 24
London -12 28 £388 -3.12% 8
South East -10 23 £363 +3.57% 4
City of London -7 14 £375 -18.91% 3
Surrey -1 9 £388 +10.71%
Hampshire -4 5 £450 +24.13%
East of England -22 5 £350 - 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £350 - 1
Essex - 4 £350 - 1
Manchester -11 3 £275 -12.69%
North West -16 3 £275 +150.00% 1
Berkshire -9 2 £275 -26.66% 1
South West - 2 £275 - 1
Leatherhead - 2 £388 -
Reading - 2 £275 - 1
Banbury - 2 £350 - 1
Leeds -19 1 £290 -3.33% 2
West Yorkshire -20 1 £290 -3.33% 4
Yorkshire -23 1 £290 +44.63% 4
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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).

1 108 (97.30%) SQL Server
2 88 (79.28%) SQL
3 55 (49.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (46.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 48 (43.24%) T-SQL
6 41 (36.94%) Microsoft
7 40 (36.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 38 (34.23%) Business Intelligence
9 36 (32.43%) .NET
10 28 (25.23%) Visual Studio
11 27 (24.32%) C#
12 26 (23.42%) Data Warehouse
13 25 (22.52%) Finance
14 24 (21.62%) MS Excel
15 22 (19.82%) Windows
16 21 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
17 20 (18.02%) Data Modelling
17 20 (18.02%) Oracle
17 20 (18.02%) ASP.NET
17 20 (18.02%) SQL Server 2008
18 19 (17.12%) Oracle Database
19 18 (16.22%) Replication
20 17 (15.32%) ETL
21 16 (14.41%) Toad
22 15 (13.51%) MDX
23 14 (12.61%) Performance Tuning
24 13 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
24 13 (11.71%) Clustering
24 13 (11.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
24 13 (11.71%) SQL Server 2000

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (10.81%) IIS
2 9 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.41%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.60%) CMS
4 4 (3.60%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.70%) Apache
6 1 (0.90%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.60%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.90%) MS Project
3 1 (0.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.90%) LatentZero
2 1 (0.90%) Tesseract
2 1 (0.90%) Minerva
2 1 (0.90%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.90%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) SAN
2 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.70%) DNS
2 3 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (0.90%) LDAP
3 1 (0.90%) LAN
3 1 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (97.30%) SQL Server
2 55 (49.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (46.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (36.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (23.42%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 20 (18.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (17.12%) Oracle Database
9 13 (11.71%) SQL Server 2000
10 11 (9.91%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 11 (9.91%) Relational Database
11 10 (9.01%) Crystal Reports
11 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 9 (8.11%) OLAP
13 8 (7.21%) Oracle9i Database
14 6 (5.41%) SQLPlus
14 6 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (5.41%) DTS
14 6 (5.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 28 (25.23%) Visual Studio
2 16 (14.41%) Toad
3 13 (11.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.60%) ERwin
5 3 (2.70%) ReSharper
5 3 (2.70%) Subversion
5 3 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.80%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.80%) Selenium
7 1 (0.90%) JIRA
7 1 (0.90%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.90%) PVCS
7 1 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (22.52%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Retail
3 4 (3.60%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Local Government
4 3 (2.70%) Legal
5 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.80%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Games
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 51 (45.95%) Developer
2 24 (21.62%) DBA
3 18 (16.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 16 (14.41%) Analyst
4 16 (14.41%) SQL Developer
5 12 (10.81%) Oracle DBA
5 12 (10.81%) SQL DBA
6 10 (9.01%) Report Developer
7 8 (7.21%) .NET Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Crystal Reports Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Administrator
9 5 (4.50%) Information Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Server Support
10 4 (3.60%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (3.60%) MI Analyst
11 3 (2.70%) Business Consultant
11 3 (2.70%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (32.43%) .NET
2 20 (18.02%) ASP.NET
3 15 (13.51%) MDX
4 13 (11.71%) XML
5 8 (7.21%) Classic ASP
6 7 (6.31%) WCF
6 7 (6.31%) HTML
7 6 (5.41%) LINQ
8 5 (4.50%) .NET Framework
8 5 (4.50%) jQuery
9 4 (3.60%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (3.60%) Middleware
9 4 (3.60%) Ajax
9 4 (3.60%) JSON
10 3 (2.70%) WF
10 3 (2.70%) WinForms
10 3 (2.70%) XML Schema
11 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 2 (1.80%) EDIFACT
11 2 (1.80%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.22%) Replication
2 13 (11.71%) Clustering
3 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.80%) TRADACOMS
3 2 (1.80%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.80%) NHS
3 2 (1.80%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (1.80%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.80%) Statistics
4 1 (0.90%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.90%) DTV
4 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 22 (19.82%) Windows
2 9 (8.11%) UNIX
3 8 (7.21%) Windows 2000
4 6 (5.41%) Solaris
5 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.60%) AIX
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.80%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.23%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (18.02%) Data Modelling
3 17 (15.32%) ETL
4 14 (12.61%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (9.91%) Kimball Methodology
6 10 (9.01%) MVC
7 9 (8.11%) Migration
8 7 (6.31%) Software Testing
8 7 (6.31%) Unit Testing
8 7 (6.31%) Analytics
8 7 (6.31%) Capacity Management
9 6 (5.41%) OO
9 6 (5.41%) SOA
9 6 (5.41%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (5.41%) System Testing
10 5 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.50%) BCP
10 5 (4.50%) Data Analytics
10 5 (4.50%) Data Transformation
11 4 (3.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 88 (79.28%) SQL
2 48 (43.24%) T-SQL
3 27 (24.32%) C#
4 13 (11.71%) PL/SQL
5 11 (9.91%) JavaScript
6 7 (6.31%) Perl
6 7 (6.31%) VB
7 6 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.41%) Korn
8 4 (3.60%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
8 4 (3.60%) VBA
9 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.70%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.80%) VBScript
10 2 (1.80%) PHP
10 2 (1.80%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.41%) MCDBA
2 6 (5.41%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) MCT
4 4 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.80%) ISEB
5 2 (1.80%) MCP
5 2 (1.80%) Degree
5 2 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.90%) MCITP
6 1 (0.90%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.90%) OCP
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.90%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) CRD IV
System Software
1 8 (7.21%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (11.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (5.41%) Data Guard
3 4 (3.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.90%) SCCM
5 1 (0.90%) SCOM
5 1 (0.90%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 41 (36.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.02%) Oracle
3 9 (8.11%) Business Objects
3 9 (8.11%) Cognos
4 7 (6.31%) VMware
4 7 (6.31%) Veritas
5 5 (4.50%) SAP
6 4 (3.60%) Tableau
6 4 (3.60%) Informatica
6 4 (3.60%) IBM
7 2 (1.80%) Jaspersoft
7 2 (1.80%) Symantec
7 2 (1.80%) Citrix
7 2 (1.80%) CA
7 2 (1.80%) HP
7 2 (1.80%) Dell
8 1 (0.90%) Lagan
8 1 (0.90%) Teradata
8 1 (0.90%) Perforce
8 1 (0.90%) Sybase
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