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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 534 507 531
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +24
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 77 86 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 1.23% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 61 31
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£350 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £295 £278
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - -

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
7542 6993 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.78% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4967 4486 3661
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 149 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £24.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 -47 61 £363 - 29
London -25 21 £438 +11.11% 6
East of England +15 19 £375 +130.76% 4
Cambridgeshire - 16 £450 -
City of London -17 10 £469 -3.84% 2
South East -20 10 £410 +13.88% 2
South Wales +9 9 £308 +75.71%
Wales +6 9 £308 +75.71%
Cardiff - 9 £308 -
East Midlands +3 7 £275 +15.78% 1
Lincolnshire +3 6 - -
Oxfordshire - 6 - -
Surrey +5 4 £410 +15.49%
Midlands 0 3 - -
North West -23 3 £275 +7.84% 7
Cobham - 3 £410 -
Glasgow +1 2 £275 -
South West 0 2 £311 +41.47% 1
West Midlands 0 2 £350 +16.66% 4
Scotland -2 2 £275 -
Tyne and Wear -25 2 - - 1
North East -26 2 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 2 - - 1
Liverpool - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £250 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Birmingham +1 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Manchester -19 1 £275 +7.84% 4
West Yorkshire -21 1 £313 +10.61% 2
Leeds -24 1 £313 +7.75% 2

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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).

1 154 (96.25%) SQL Server
2 129 (80.63%) SQL
3 71 (44.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (43.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (38.75%) Business Intelligence
6 59 (36.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 56 (35.00%) T-SQL
8 53 (33.13%) Microsoft
9 51 (31.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 40 (25.00%) ETL
11 37 (23.13%) C#
12 36 (22.50%) Finance
13 34 (21.25%) MS Excel
14 33 (20.63%) .NET
14 33 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (19.38%) SQL Server 2005
15 31 (19.38%) Data Warehouse
16 29 (18.13%) Visual Studio
17 25 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (14.38%) Windows
20 22 (13.75%) XML
21 21 (13.13%) Relational Database
22 20 (12.50%) Data Analysis
23 18 (11.25%) Oracle
23 18 (11.25%) Migration
24 17 (10.63%) Web Services
24 17 (10.63%) Git (software)
25 16 (10.00%) Hadoop
25 16 (10.00%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (6.88%) Apache Pig
2 9 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.13%) SAS
4 3 (1.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.63%) WorkSite
Applications
1 34 (21.25%) MS Excel
2 14 (8.75%) MS Office
3 6 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.50%) MS Project
5 2 (1.25%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.25%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.63%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.63%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.63%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.50%) SMTP
2 3 (1.88%) FTP
2 3 (1.88%) Internet
3 2 (1.25%) SSL
3 2 (1.25%) HTTP
4 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.63%) DNS
4 1 (0.63%) SMS
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.63%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (96.25%) SQL Server
2 71 (44.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 70 (43.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 59 (36.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 51 (31.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 31 (19.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (19.38%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (13.13%) Relational Database
8 16 (10.00%) Hadoop
9 15 (9.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 13 (8.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 11 (6.88%) Apache Hive
11 11 (6.88%) OLAP
12 10 (6.25%) SSDT
13 9 (5.63%) RDBMS
14 8 (5.00%) DB2
14 8 (5.00%) SQLPlus
14 8 (5.00%) Data Mining
15 7 (4.38%) OLAP Cube
16 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (18.13%) Visual Studio
2 25 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (10.63%) Git (software)
4 12 (7.50%) Toad
5 7 (4.38%) TeamCity
5 7 (4.38%) Subversion
5 7 (4.38%) MSBuild
6 6 (3.75%) WinDbg
7 3 (1.88%) JIRA
7 3 (1.88%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.25%) TestComplete
8 2 (1.25%) NUnit
8 2 (1.25%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.63%) WatiN
9 1 (0.63%) Moq
9 1 (0.63%) NCrunch
General
1 36 (22.50%) Finance
2 6 (3.75%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.75%) Banking
3 4 (2.50%) Retail
3 4 (2.50%) Billing
4 2 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 84 (52.50%) Developer
2 40 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 35 (21.88%) Analyst
4 20 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 16 (10.00%) Administrator
6 15 (9.38%) DBA
7 14 (8.75%) Tester
8 11 (6.88%) SQL DBA
9 10 (6.25%) Data Analyst
10 9 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 8 (5.00%) Server Administrator
11 8 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
12 7 (4.38%) Hadoop Developer
13 6 (3.75%) SQL Server DBA
14 5 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
14 5 (3.13%) Senior Developer
15 4 (2.50%) Software Developer
15 4 (2.50%) Business Analyst
15 4 (2.50%) .NET Developer
15 4 (2.50%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.63%) .NET
2 22 (13.75%) XML
3 17 (10.63%) Web Services
4 14 (8.75%) ASP.NET
5 10 (6.25%) HTML
6 8 (5.00%) CSS
6 8 (5.00%) SOAP
6 8 (5.00%) WCF
7 6 (3.75%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.13%) jQuery
8 5 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (3.13%) Entity Framework
9 4 (2.50%) LINQ
9 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (2.50%) Ajax
10 3 (1.88%) XSLT
10 3 (1.88%) ODBC
11 2 (1.25%) SAML
11 2 (1.25%) DHTML
11 2 (1.25%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.88%) NHS
3 7 (4.38%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.38%) Data Extraction
4 6 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.13%) Replication
6 4 (2.50%) Clustering
6 4 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.50%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.50%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.88%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.25%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.25%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (1.25%) Social Media
8 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.25%) PMI
8 2 (1.25%) Statistics
8 2 (1.25%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.38%) Windows
2 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (4.38%) Windows 8
3 6 (3.75%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (38.75%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (25.00%) ETL
3 33 (20.63%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 18 (11.25%) Migration
6 16 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 15 (9.38%) E-Commerce
7 15 (9.38%) TDD
7 15 (9.38%) Data Migration
8 14 (8.75%) Data Management
9 13 (8.13%) Kimball Methodology
10 11 (6.88%) MapReduce
10 11 (6.88%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (6.25%) CRM
12 8 (5.00%) OO
12 8 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (5.00%) Scrum
12 8 (5.00%) Data Transformation
12 8 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (4.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (80.63%) SQL
2 56 (35.00%) T-SQL
3 37 (23.13%) C#
4 12 (7.50%) C++
4 12 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 11 (6.88%) VBA
6 10 (6.25%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 7 (4.38%) Java
8 7 (4.38%) VBScript
8 7 (4.38%) VB
9 6 (3.75%) VB.NET
9 6 (3.75%) Perl
9 6 (3.75%) Python
9 6 (3.75%) C++/CLI
10 2 (1.25%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (3.13%) Degree
1 5 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.63%) MCSE
4 1 (0.63%) ISEB
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.75%) QA
2 5 (3.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.75%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.25%) HDFS
3 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.63%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 53 (33.13%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.25%) Oracle
3 6 (3.75%) Perforce
3 6 (3.75%) VMware
4 5 (3.13%) Red Gate
5 4 (2.50%) Cognos
5 4 (2.50%) IBM
6 2 (1.25%) Apple
6 2 (1.25%) MKS
6 2 (1.25%) Google
7 1 (0.63%) Teradata
7 1 (0.63%) OpenText
7 1 (0.63%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.63%) Reuters
7 1 (0.63%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.63%) Infragistics
7 1 (0.63%) SAP
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