The table below looks at the statistics for SSDT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSDT over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 609 569 566
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -3
Contract jobs citing SSDT 19 46 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.084% 0.020%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.15% 0.39% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
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£395 £360 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.79% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £315 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £360 £450
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12700 11699 11148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.26% 21.40% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8291 7242 6806
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 183 225
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £17.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

SSDT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSDT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SSDT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SSDT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSDT within the UK.

SSDT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SSDT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSDT within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

SSDT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSDT
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSDT within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 -49 19 £395 +9.79% 7
South East -6 9 £339 -15.31% 2
London -3 7 £450 +4.34% 1
Oxfordshire -18 6 - -
City of London -4 5 £450 -18.18% 1
South West - 3 £300 - 4
Wiltshire - 2 £300 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £288 -
Bristol - 1 £300 -
Reading - 1 £288 -
Surrey - 1 £390 -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SSDT 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 SSDT.

1 50 (96.15%) SQL Server
2 49 (94.23%) SQL
3 38 (73.08%) Microsoft
4 36 (69.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (67.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 34 (65.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (65.38%) Business Intelligence
7 29 (55.77%) Visual Studio
8 26 (50.00%) T-SQL
8 26 (50.00%) .NET
9 25 (48.08%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (48.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 22 (42.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (38.46%) C#
12 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (32.69%) ETL
14 15 (28.85%) Dimensional Modelling
15 14 (26.92%) PowerShell
15 14 (26.92%) Scrum
16 13 (25.00%) Finance
17 12 (23.08%) Clustering
17 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
17 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
18 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
18 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 9 (17.31%) Kimball Methodology
19 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2008
19 9 (17.31%) MDX
20 8 (15.38%) XML

SSDT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SSDT 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 SSDT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.69%) IIS
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (96.15%) SQL Server
2 36 (69.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (65.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (48.08%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (48.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 22 (42.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
8 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (13.46%) QlikView
9 7 (13.46%) MySQL
9 7 (13.46%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (11.54%) OLAP
11 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (67.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (55.77%) Visual Studio
3 10 (19.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
5 6 (11.54%) TeamCity
5 6 (11.54%) WinDbg
5 6 (11.54%) MSBuild
5 6 (11.54%) ERwin
5 6 (11.54%) Subversion
6 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (82.69%) Developer
2 30 (57.69%) SQL Developer
3 14 (26.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (15.38%) ETL Developer
5 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Developer
5 7 (13.46%) Administrator
6 6 (11.54%) Server Administrator
7 5 (9.62%) SQL DBA
7 5 (9.62%) .NET Developer
7 5 (9.62%) DBA
8 3 (5.77%) Business Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (3.85%) CRM Developer
9 2 (3.85%) AWS Developer
9 2 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
10 1 (1.92%) Database Developer
10 1 (1.92%) SQL Database Developer
10 1 (1.92%) Architect
10 1 (1.92%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (50.00%) .NET
2 9 (17.31%) MDX
3 8 (15.38%) XML
4 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
5 5 (9.62%) jQuery
6 4 (7.69%) JSON
6 4 (7.69%) Ajax
6 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (5.77%) Entity Framework
8 2 (3.85%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (3.85%) WCF
8 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (1.92%) HTML
9 1 (1.92%) HTML5
9 1 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.92%) CSS3
9 1 (1.92%) CSS
9 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Clustering
2 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.77%) Replication
4 2 (3.85%) User Experience
4 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
1 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
1 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (65.38%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.69%) ETL
4 15 (28.85%) Dimensional Modelling
5 14 (26.92%) Scrum
6 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (17.31%) Kimball Methodology
8 8 (15.38%) Change Management
9 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
10 6 (11.54%) Data Modelling
11 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
12 4 (7.69%) Data Transformation
12 4 (7.69%) CRM
12 4 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
13 3 (5.77%) Analytics
13 3 (5.77%) Database Mirroring
13 3 (5.77%) Migration
13 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
14 2 (3.85%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 49 (94.23%) SQL
2 26 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 20 (38.46%) C#
4 14 (26.92%) PowerShell
5 6 (11.54%) Perl
5 6 (11.54%) C++/CLI
5 6 (11.54%) C++
5 6 (11.54%) Python
6 5 (9.62%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.92%) VBA
8 1 (1.92%) XQuery
8 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Oracle
2 7 (13.46%) SAP
3 6 (11.54%) Perforce
3 6 (11.54%) VMware
4 1 (1.92%) Capita
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