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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 504 516 547
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +31
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 86 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.23% 0.92% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 31 14
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £278 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.50
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7010 5869 6065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.81% 11.51% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4501 3677 3558
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 143 221
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 £24.70 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +13 82 £363 +9.84% 34
London +31 47 £394 -10.00% 14
City of London +30 18 £488 +16.41% 9
South East -7 14 £360 -24.21% 6
North West -12 6 £255 -6.42% 3
Manchester -7 5 £255 -6.42% 2
West Yorkshire +1 4 £283 -14.39% 3
Yorkshire 0 4 £283 -13.74% 3
Hampshire -14 3 £450 +5.88% 2
South West -25 3 £220 +25.71% 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Reading +8 2 £350 - 1
Berkshire +3 2 £350 - 1
Surrey -8 2 £355 -32.38% 1
East of England - 2 £163 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £238 - 1
South Wales - 1 £175 -
Wales - 1 £175 -
West Midlands - 1 £300 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £150 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £200 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £175 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
Bradford - 1 £275 -
Leatherhead - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £290 - 2
Letchworth - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Abingdon - - - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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).

1 141 (90.38%) SQL Server
2 115 (73.72%) SQL
3 71 (45.51%) T-SQL
3 71 (45.51%) Microsoft
4 55 (35.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (34.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (32.05%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (30.13%) MS Excel
8 44 (28.21%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (28.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (23.72%) .NET
10 32 (20.51%) Windows
11 29 (18.59%) Replication
12 28 (17.95%) Finance
12 28 (17.95%) Oracle
13 27 (17.31%) Visual Studio
14 26 (16.67%) MDX
14 26 (16.67%) C#
14 26 (16.67%) Data Modelling
14 26 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
15 25 (16.03%) ASP.NET
16 24 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
16 24 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
17 23 (14.74%) Oracle Database
18 21 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
19 20 (12.82%) ETL
20 19 (12.18%) XML
20 19 (12.18%) JavaScript
21 18 (11.54%) Toad
21 18 (11.54%) SQL Server 2000

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 15 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.41%) IIS
3 8 (5.13%) WebLogic
3 8 (5.13%) Apache
4 4 (2.56%) CMS
4 4 (2.56%) SAS
4 4 (2.56%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.28%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (30.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.21%) MS Office
3 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.28%) GIMP
4 1 (0.64%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.64%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) SPSS
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.28%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.64%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.64%) Tesseract
3 1 (0.64%) Minerva
3 1 (0.64%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.28%) GitHub
2 1 (0.64%) PaaS
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.85%) SAN
2 4 (2.56%) Internet
3 3 (1.92%) HTTP
4 2 (1.28%) DNS
4 2 (1.28%) SSL
4 2 (1.28%) Intranet
5 1 (0.64%) LAN
5 1 (0.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (90.38%) SQL Server
2 55 (35.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (34.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (28.21%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (28.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (14.74%) Oracle Database
8 18 (11.54%) SQL Server 2000
9 17 (10.90%) Data Mart
9 17 (10.90%) Relational Database
10 16 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 14 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (7.69%) ProClarity
12 12 (7.69%) MS Access
13 11 (7.05%) DTS
13 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (5.77%) OLAP
15 9 (5.77%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (17.31%) Visual Studio
2 21 (13.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (11.54%) Toad
4 16 (10.26%) ERwin
5 7 (4.49%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (3.85%) ReSharper
7 4 (2.56%) Subversion
8 3 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.28%) Selenium
9 2 (1.28%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.28%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.28%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.28%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.64%) PVCS
General
1 28 (17.95%) Finance
2 15 (9.62%) Retail
3 4 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.64%) Billing
5 1 (0.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Law
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (33.97%) Developer
2 37 (23.72%) DBA
3 35 (22.44%) Analyst
4 27 (17.31%) SQL DBA
5 20 (12.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 16 (10.26%) Business Analyst
7 13 (8.33%) SQL Developer
7 13 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
7 13 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
8 10 (6.41%) Information Analyst
9 9 (5.77%) Report Developer
10 8 (5.13%) .NET Developer
11 7 (4.49%) Administrator
12 6 (3.85%) Crystal Reports Developer
12 6 (3.85%) .NET Designer
12 6 (3.85%) Architect
12 6 (3.85%) Data Architect
12 6 (3.85%) Designer
13 5 (3.21%) Server Support
14 4 (2.56%) ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.72%) .NET
2 26 (16.67%) MDX
3 25 (16.03%) ASP.NET
4 19 (12.18%) XML
5 15 (9.62%) HTML
6 13 (8.33%) jQuery
7 10 (6.41%) Ajax
8 8 (5.13%) CSS
9 7 (4.49%) Middleware
9 7 (4.49%) LINQ
9 7 (4.49%) .NET Framework
9 7 (4.49%) JSON
10 6 (3.85%) WCF
10 6 (3.85%) Web Services
10 6 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.21%) DHTML
12 4 (2.56%) ADO
12 4 (2.56%) Classic ASP
12 4 (2.56%) Razor View Engine
12 4 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.59%) Replication
2 17 (10.90%) Clustering
3 11 (7.05%) NHS
4 6 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.28%) TRADACOMS
7 1 (0.64%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.64%) DTV
7 1 (0.64%) Informatics
7 1 (0.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.51%) Windows
2 10 (6.41%) UNIX
3 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (5.13%) Windows 2000
4 8 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.85%) Solaris
6 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.92%) AIX
7 3 (1.92%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (32.05%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 24 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (12.82%) ETL
5 15 (9.62%) Kimball Methodology
6 14 (8.97%) User Stories
7 13 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 12 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 11 (7.05%) Software Testing
10 10 (6.41%) Migration
10 10 (6.41%) MVC
10 10 (6.41%) SOA
11 9 (5.77%) System Testing
11 9 (5.77%) Data Transformation
11 9 (5.77%) Analytics
11 9 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (5.13%) ITIL
13 7 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (4.49%) Data Analytics
13 7 (4.49%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (73.72%) SQL
2 71 (45.51%) T-SQL
3 26 (16.67%) C#
4 19 (12.18%) JavaScript
5 17 (10.90%) PL/SQL
6 11 (7.05%) VB.NET
7 9 (5.77%) Perl
8 8 (5.13%) Korn
8 8 (5.13%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.85%) VBA
9 6 (3.85%) VB
10 4 (2.56%) VBScript
11 2 (1.28%) Ruby
11 2 (1.28%) VB6
11 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.28%) PHP
11 2 (1.28%) Java
11 2 (1.28%) C++
12 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.64%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
Qualifications
1 17 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.77%) MCDBA
4 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.85%) MCT
6 5 (3.21%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.56%) MCITP
7 4 (2.56%) MCTS
8 2 (1.28%) Degree
8 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.28%) ISEB
8 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.28%) MCP
8 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.64%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) CRD IV
System Software
1 10 (6.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (5.77%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.64%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 15 (9.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 9 (5.77%) SCOM
3 8 (5.13%) Data Guard
4 6 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.85%) SCCM
5 3 (1.92%) Ionix
5 3 (1.92%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.28%) WSUS
6 2 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 71 (45.51%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.95%) Oracle
3 17 (10.90%) Cognos
4 9 (5.77%) IBM
5 8 (5.13%) Veritas
6 7 (4.49%) VMware
7 5 (3.21%) SAP
7 5 (3.21%) Business Objects
8 4 (2.56%) HP
8 4 (2.56%) Dell
8 4 (2.56%) Informatica
9 3 (1.92%) CA
9 3 (1.92%) Charles River
10 2 (1.28%) Symantec
10 2 (1.28%) Remedy
10 2 (1.28%) McAfee
10 2 (1.28%) Cisco
10 2 (1.28%) Jaspersoft
10 2 (1.28%) F5
11 1 (0.64%) Tableau
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