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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Rank 507 512 554
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +42
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 81 51 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.100% 0.061%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 0.86% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 13
Average daily rate
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£363 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £278 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.50% -20.71%
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
7039 5902 6101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.54% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 3695 3573
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 219
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 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £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 30 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 30 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 -3 77 £363 +8.20% 33
London +39 46 £388 -11.42% 10
City of London +20 18 £500 +19.40% 6
South East -10 11 £435 -8.42% 6
North West +2 6 £255 -6.42% 4
Manchester -7 5 £255 -6.42% 2
Yorkshire +4 4 £283 -13.74%
West Yorkshire 0 4 £283 -14.39%
Hampshire -9 3 £450 +5.88% 2
South West -19 3 £220 +25.71% 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Reading +7 2 £350 -
Berkshire 0 2 £350 -
East of England -19 2 £163 -53.57% 5
East Midlands - 2 £238 - 2
Suffolk -19 1 £150 -57.14%
Bedfordshire - 1 £175 - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £200 -
Wales - 1 £175 -
South Wales - 1 £175 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £290 -
Bradford - 1 £275 -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chester - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Colne - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 30 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).

1 138 (90.20%) SQL Server
2 114 (74.51%) SQL
3 71 (46.41%) T-SQL
4 70 (45.75%) Microsoft
5 54 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 53 (34.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (31.37%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (30.07%) MS Excel
9 43 (28.10%) Data Warehouse
10 42 (27.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 37 (24.18%) .NET
12 31 (20.26%) Windows
13 30 (19.61%) Replication
14 27 (17.65%) Finance
14 27 (17.65%) Oracle
14 27 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
15 26 (16.99%) C#
15 26 (16.99%) Data Modelling
16 25 (16.34%) Visual Studio
16 25 (16.34%) ASP.NET
16 25 (16.34%) MDX
16 25 (16.34%) Performance Tuning
17 24 (15.69%) SQL Server 2005
18 22 (14.38%) Oracle Database
19 20 (13.07%) Team Foundation Server
19 20 (13.07%) ETL
20 19 (12.42%) JavaScript
21 18 (11.76%) XML
21 18 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
22 17 (11.11%) Toad

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.54%) IIS
3 8 (5.23%) Apache
3 8 (5.23%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.61%) SAS
4 4 (2.61%) CMS
4 4 (2.61%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.31%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 46 (30.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.27%) MS Office
3 2 (1.31%) GIMP
3 2 (1.31%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.31%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.65%) Tesseract
3 1 (0.65%) Minerva
3 1 (0.65%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) GitHub
2 1 (0.65%) PaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.92%) SAN
2 4 (2.61%) Internet
3 3 (1.96%) HTTP
4 2 (1.31%) DNS
4 2 (1.31%) SSL
4 2 (1.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.65%) LAN
5 1 (0.65%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (90.20%) SQL Server
2 54 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (34.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (28.10%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (27.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 27 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (15.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (14.38%) Oracle Database
9 18 (11.76%) SQL Server 2000
10 17 (11.11%) Data Mart
10 17 (11.11%) Relational Database
11 16 (10.46%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 15 (9.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (7.84%) ProClarity
14 11 (7.19%) MS Access
14 11 (7.19%) DTS
15 10 (6.54%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (5.88%) OLAP
17 8 (5.23%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 25 (16.34%) Visual Studio
2 20 (13.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (11.11%) Toad
4 16 (10.46%) ERwin
5 7 (4.58%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (3.92%) ReSharper
7 4 (2.61%) Subversion
8 3 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
9 2 (1.31%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.65%) Selenium
10 1 (0.65%) PVCS
10 1 (0.65%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
General
1 27 (17.65%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Retail
3 5 (3.27%) Banking
4 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Billing
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (33.33%) Developer
2 38 (24.84%) DBA
3 34 (22.22%) Analyst
4 28 (18.30%) SQL DBA
5 19 (12.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 16 (10.46%) Business Analyst
7 14 (9.15%) SQL Server DBA
8 13 (8.50%) Oracle DBA
9 12 (7.84%) SQL Developer
10 9 (5.88%) Information Analyst
11 8 (5.23%) .NET Developer
11 8 (5.23%) Report Developer
12 7 (4.58%) Administrator
13 6 (3.92%) Designer
13 6 (3.92%) Architect
13 6 (3.92%) Data Architect
13 6 (3.92%) .NET Designer
14 5 (3.27%) Crystal Reports Developer
14 5 (3.27%) Server Support
15 4 (2.61%) Classic ASP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (24.18%) .NET
2 25 (16.34%) ASP.NET
2 25 (16.34%) MDX
3 18 (11.76%) XML
4 15 (9.80%) HTML
5 13 (8.50%) jQuery
6 10 (6.54%) Ajax
7 8 (5.23%) CSS
8 7 (4.58%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.58%) JSON
8 7 (4.58%) LINQ
8 7 (4.58%) Middleware
9 6 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (3.92%) Web Services
9 6 (3.92%) WCF
10 5 (3.27%) DHTML
11 4 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 4 (2.61%) Razor View Engine
11 4 (2.61%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (2.61%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.61%) Replication
2 17 (11.11%) Clustering
3 11 (7.19%) NHS
4 6 (3.92%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (3.92%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Informatics
6 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.65%) Statistics
6 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.65%) DTV
6 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.65%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 31 (20.26%) Windows
2 10 (6.54%) UNIX
3 9 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (5.23%) Windows 2000
5 6 (3.92%) Solaris
6 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.96%) AIX
7 3 (1.96%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.37%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (16.99%) Data Modelling
3 25 (16.34%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (13.07%) ETL
5 14 (9.15%) Kimball Methodology
5 14 (9.15%) User Stories
6 13 (8.50%) Unit Testing
7 12 (7.84%) Data Analysis
8 11 (7.19%) Migration
9 10 (6.54%) SOA
9 10 (6.54%) Software Testing
9 10 (6.54%) MVC
10 9 (5.88%) Analytics
10 9 (5.88%) Data Transformation
10 9 (5.88%) System Testing
11 8 (5.23%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (5.23%) ITIL
11 8 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (4.58%) Capacity Management
12 7 (4.58%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 114 (74.51%) SQL
2 71 (46.41%) T-SQL
3 26 (16.99%) C#
4 19 (12.42%) JavaScript
5 17 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 11 (7.19%) VB.NET
7 9 (5.88%) Perl
8 8 (5.23%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.23%) Korn
9 6 (3.92%) VBA
9 6 (3.92%) VB
10 4 (2.61%) VBScript
11 2 (1.31%) MATLAB
11 2 (1.31%) PHP
11 2 (1.31%) Java
11 2 (1.31%) C++
11 2 (1.31%) VB6
11 2 (1.31%) Ruby
12 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.88%) MCDBA
4 7 (4.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.92%) MCT
6 5 (3.27%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.61%) MCITP
7 4 (2.61%) MCTS
8 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.31%) MCP
9 1 (0.65%) Degree
9 1 (0.65%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.19%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) CRD IV
System Software
1 10 (6.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.23%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 15 (9.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 9 (5.88%) SCOM
3 8 (5.23%) Data Guard
4 6 (3.92%) SCCM
4 6 (3.92%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.96%) Ionix
5 3 (1.96%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.31%) WSUS
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 70 (45.75%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.65%) Oracle
3 16 (10.46%) Cognos
4 9 (5.88%) IBM
5 8 (5.23%) Veritas
6 7 (4.58%) VMware
7 5 (3.27%) SAP
7 5 (3.27%) Business Objects
8 4 (2.61%) HP
8 4 (2.61%) Dell
8 4 (2.61%) Informatica
9 3 (1.96%) CA
9 3 (1.96%) Charles River
10 2 (1.31%) F5
10 2 (1.31%) Symantec
10 2 (1.31%) Remedy
10 2 (1.31%) McAfee
10 2 (1.31%) Cisco
11 1 (0.65%) Lagan
11 1 (0.65%) Northgate
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