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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 497 518 494
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -24
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 79 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.095% 0.096%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.12% 0.80% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 31
Average daily rate
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£330 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £338
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.69 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 - -

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
7034 6005 5043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.40% 11.95% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4629 3776 3188
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 113 159
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £19.19 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £54.00 £43.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%

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 27 February 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 February 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 +7 73 £370 +5.71% 26
North West +7 23 £344 +25.00% 7
London -10 23 £400 +6.66% 11
Manchester +3 13 £325 +18.18% 3
South East -27 10 £350 -9.67% 4
City of London +17 9 £463 +23.33% 5
Cheshire +10 8 £525 - 4
Yorkshire - 7 £260 - 2
Scotland - 6 £303 -
Glasgow - 6 £303 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £260 - 2
East Midlands - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £300 - 2
West Midlands -3 3 - - 2
Hampshire -13 3 £400 -8.83%
Leeds - 3 £275 - 2
Newport Pagnell - 3 - - 1
South West -22 2 £270 +3.84%
Bristol -10 1 £165 -32.65%
Oxfordshire -13 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £375 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Aylesbury - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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).

1 147 (91.30%) SQL Server
2 137 (85.09%) SQL
3 85 (52.80%) Microsoft
4 74 (45.96%) T-SQL
5 64 (39.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 52 (32.30%) C#
7 52 (32.30%) Business Intelligence
8 48 (29.81%) .NET
9 43 (26.71%) HTML
9 43 (26.71%) JavaScript
10 42 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 42 (26.09%) Visual Studio
10 42 (26.09%) MS Excel
11 41 (25.47%) CSS
12 36 (22.36%) jQuery
12 36 (22.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 34 (21.12%) Oracle
14 31 (19.25%) ASP.NET
14 31 (19.25%) Web Services
14 31 (19.25%) Data Warehouse
14 31 (19.25%) Team Foundation Server
15 30 (18.63%) Windows
15 30 (18.63%) ETL
15 30 (18.63%) XML
16 29 (18.01%) MS Office
17 28 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
18 27 (16.77%) Finance
19 23 (14.29%) WCF
20 21 (13.04%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (9.94%) IIS
2 10 (6.21%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.48%) SAS
5 3 (1.86%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.62%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.62%) Apache
Applications
1 42 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 29 (18.01%) MS Office
3 12 (7.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.86%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.62%) MS Project
5 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.24%) thinkFolio
3 2 (1.24%) LatentZero
3 2 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.62%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.59%) Internet
2 6 (3.73%) HTTP
2 6 (3.73%) SSL
3 1 (0.62%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (91.30%) SQL Server
2 64 (39.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 63 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (22.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (19.25%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (9.32%) Oracle Database
9 14 (8.70%) Relational Database
9 14 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (7.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (6.21%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (3.73%) OLAP
13 5 (3.11%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (3.11%) SQLPlus
13 5 (3.11%) QlikView
14 4 (2.48%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 4 (2.48%) Data Mining
14 4 (2.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (26.09%) Visual Studio
2 31 (19.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (9.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 15 (9.32%) Toad
5 14 (8.70%) JIRA
6 6 (3.73%) Fiddler
7 5 (3.11%) Subversion
8 2 (1.24%) NUnit
9 1 (0.62%) MorphX
9 1 (0.62%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.62%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.62%) NCrunch
General
1 27 (16.77%) Finance
2 7 (4.35%) Retail
3 6 (3.73%) Back Office
4 4 (2.48%) Banking
5 2 (1.24%) Billing
5 2 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Automotive
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
Job Titles
1 99 (61.49%) Developer
2 43 (26.71%) SQL Developer
3 36 (22.36%) Analyst
4 22 (13.66%) .NET Developer
5 20 (12.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 15 (9.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (9.32%) C# Developer
7 14 (8.70%) Applications Support
8 12 (7.45%) DBA
9 10 (6.21%) Tester
9 10 (6.21%) Support Analyst
9 10 (6.21%) Applications Support Analyst
10 9 (5.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (5.59%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (5.59%) SQL DBA
11 8 (4.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 8 (4.97%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (4.97%) Oracle DBA
11 8 (4.97%) Web Developer
12 7 (4.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (29.81%) .NET
2 43 (26.71%) HTML
3 41 (25.47%) CSS
4 36 (22.36%) jQuery
5 31 (19.25%) ASP.NET
5 31 (19.25%) Web Services
6 30 (18.63%) XML
7 23 (14.29%) WCF
8 19 (11.80%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (9.94%) Ajax
9 16 (9.94%) .NET Framework
10 15 (9.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 11 (6.83%) LINQ
11 11 (6.83%) SOAP
12 10 (6.21%) XSLT
13 7 (4.35%) LINQ to SQL
14 6 (3.73%) REST
15 4 (2.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 4 (2.48%) ADO.NET
15 4 (2.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.18%) Replication
3 14 (8.70%) NHS
4 7 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.11%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.48%) Social Media
6 4 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.86%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.86%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.86%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.24%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.24%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.24%) SCADA
8 2 (1.24%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.62%) Informatics
9 1 (0.62%) Clustering
9 1 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.63%) Windows
2 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (8.70%) AIX
4 12 (7.45%) UNIX
5 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.30%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (18.63%) ETL
3 21 (13.04%) MVC
4 18 (11.18%) Data Analysis
5 15 (9.32%) Data Modelling
6 14 (8.70%) Migration
6 14 (8.70%) Kimball Methodology
7 13 (8.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (7.45%) Unit Testing
9 11 (6.83%) Data Transformation
10 9 (5.59%) CRM
11 8 (4.97%) Integration Testing
11 8 (4.97%) System Testing
12 7 (4.35%) Test Automation
12 7 (4.35%) Change Control
12 7 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (4.35%) Web Development
12 7 (4.35%) Information Security
12 7 (4.35%) Regression Testing
13 6 (3.73%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 137 (85.09%) SQL
2 74 (45.96%) T-SQL
3 52 (32.30%) C#
4 43 (26.71%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.94%) Shell Script
6 14 (8.70%) Korn
7 11 (6.83%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.59%) VB
8 9 (5.59%) VBA
9 8 (4.97%) VB.NET
10 6 (3.73%) XPath
10 6 (3.73%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.11%) C
11 5 (3.11%) VBScript
12 4 (2.48%) C++
12 4 (2.48%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.86%) Perl
14 2 (1.24%) Java
14 2 (1.24%) SAS Macro
15 1 (0.62%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (4.97%) Degree
2 6 (3.73%) ISEB
3 4 (2.48%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) VCP4
4 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.62%) MCTS
4 1 (0.62%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.21%) QA
2 9 (5.59%) SLA
3 6 (3.73%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (4.97%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.48%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.24%) RACF
5 1 (0.62%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (4.97%) Data Guard
2 3 (1.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (1.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.24%) Nagios
3 2 (1.24%) SCOM
3 2 (1.24%) Opsview
Vendors
1 85 (52.80%) Microsoft
2 34 (21.12%) Oracle
3 4 (2.48%) Cognos
3 4 (2.48%) Informatica
4 3 (1.86%) Apple
4 3 (1.86%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.86%) Google
5 2 (1.24%) Tableau
5 2 (1.24%) Teradata
5 2 (1.24%) IBM
5 2 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.62%) Reuters
6 1 (0.62%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.62%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.62%) Open Text
6 1 (0.62%) SAP
6 1 (0.62%) Interwoven
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