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 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 561 564 536
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Contract jobs citing SSDT 36 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.054% 0.019%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.30% 0.25% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 3 4
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£344 £388 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £334 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 -
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -
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
12182 11569 10080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.12% 21.35% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7996 7377 6080
Average daily rate £400 £397 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.88% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 187 216
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +15.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £14.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +13.04%

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 28 May 2015.

SSDT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSDT
Top 18 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 28 May 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 -12 34 £344 -11.29% 5
London +27 14 £415 -3.76%
South East - 9 £413 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £338 -
City of London +15 5 £433 -
West Bromwich - 5 £338 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
Croydon - 4 £338 -
South West - 4 £300 - 4
Wiltshire - 3 £300 - 2
Surrey - 2 £413 -
Staines - 2 £413 -
Bristol - 1 £300 - 1
Chippenham - 1 £243 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
North West - 1 £300 -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 47 (94.00%) SQL
2 42 (84.00%) SQL Server
3 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 35 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (66.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (62.00%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (52.00%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (48.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (44.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (42.00%) Visual Studio
11 20 (40.00%) T-SQL
12 19 (38.00%) .NET
12 19 (38.00%) ETL
13 13 (26.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (22.00%) Dimensional Modelling
14 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (22.00%) Finance
15 10 (20.00%) Clustering
15 10 (20.00%) C#
16 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
16 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
17 8 (16.00%) XML
18 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
18 7 (14.00%) Business Continuity
18 7 (14.00%) UML
18 7 (14.00%) Data Modelling
18 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
18 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005

SSDT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.00%) IIS
3 4 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (84.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (66.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 26 (52.00%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (48.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 22 (44.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (26.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (10.00%) QlikView
10 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
11 4 (8.00%) RDBMS
12 3 (6.00%) OLAP
13 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (42.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (6.00%) ERwin
5 2 (4.00%) WiX
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (76.00%) Developer
2 27 (54.00%) SQL Developer
3 10 (20.00%) ETL Developer
4 9 (18.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (16.00%) Architect
6 6 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (10.00%) DBA
7 5 (10.00%) SQL DBA
7 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (8.00%) .NET Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Analyst
10 2 (4.00%) CRM Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Release Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Programmer
10 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Data Architect
10 2 (4.00%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (4.00%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.00%) .NET
2 8 (16.00%) XML
3 6 (12.00%) .NET Framework
3 6 (12.00%) MDX
4 4 (8.00%) jQuery
4 4 (8.00%) JSON
4 4 (8.00%) Ajax
5 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (4.00%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (4.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.00%) Web Services
7 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Clustering
2 6 (12.00%) NHS
3 4 (8.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 2 (4.00%) Reference Data
4 2 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (62.00%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (38.00%) ETL
3 11 (22.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.00%) Business Continuity
4 7 (14.00%) UML
4 7 (14.00%) Data Modelling
4 7 (14.00%) TOGAF
4 7 (14.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 6 (12.00%) Scrum
6 5 (10.00%) Change Management
7 4 (8.00%) Analytics
7 4 (8.00%) Data Transformation
7 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 4 (8.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 4 (8.00%) CRM
7 4 (8.00%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 47 (94.00%) SQL
2 20 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 10 (20.00%) C#
4 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 5 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Capita
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