The table below looks at the statistics for SSDT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSDT over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 643 620 581
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -39
Contract jobs citing SSDT 18 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.051% 0.095%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.15% 0.22% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 9
Median daily rate £425 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £395 £260
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +51.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
12105 13213 12031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.48% 23.14% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8069 8622 7432
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 191 200
Median hourly rate £29.88 £27.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.55% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £28.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -

SSDT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SSDT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

SSDT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSDT
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSDT within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 18 £425 +6.25% 5
London +3 12 £375 -16.66%
City of London +45 3 £375 -16.66%
South West -5 3 £438 +45.83% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 3
West Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 3
Leeds - 2 £425 - 3
Somerset - 2 £431 -
Bristol +5 1 £438 +45.83%
Taunton - 1 £425 -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SSDT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SSDT.

1 41 (93.18%) SQL Server
2 34 (77.27%) SQL
3 27 (61.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (52.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 17 (38.64%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (34.09%) T-SQL
7 15 (34.09%) .NET
7 15 (34.09%) Visual Studio
8 12 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (22.73%) Finance
11 8 (18.18%) Windows
11 8 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (15.91%) Replication
12 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
13 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (13.64%) Release Management
13 6 (13.64%) Migration
13 6 (13.64%) ETL
13 6 (13.64%) ITIL
13 6 (13.64%) C#
13 6 (13.64%) Biml
14 5 (11.36%) Power BI
14 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
14 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SSDT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Firewall
1 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (93.18%) SQL Server
2 27 (61.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (13.64%) Biml
7 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (11.36%) Power BI
8 5 (11.36%) PowerPivot
9 3 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (6.82%) OLAP
9 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
10 2 (4.55%) Data Lake
10 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Power View
10 2 (4.55%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 23 (52.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (34.09%) Visual Studio
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (11.36%) TeamCity
3 5 (11.36%) WiX
4 3 (6.82%) Selenium
5 2 (4.55%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.27%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Front Office
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Developer
2 21 (47.73%) SQL Developer
3 11 (25.00%) SSIS Developer
4 10 (22.73%) SQL Server Developer
5 9 (20.45%) Database Developer
6 7 (15.91%) Senior Developer
6 7 (15.91%) SQL Database Developer
7 6 (13.64%) Agile Developer
8 5 (11.36%) Build Engineer
8 5 (11.36%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
9 4 (9.09%) Consultant
10 3 (6.82%) .NET Applications Developer
10 3 (6.82%) Applications Developer
10 3 (6.82%) Architect
10 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 3 (6.82%) Microsoft BI Architect
10 3 (6.82%) Senior .NET Applications Developer
10 3 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (6.82%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) .NET Framework
2 3 (6.82%) WinForms
3 1 (2.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Replication
2 2 (4.55%) Minimum Viable Product
2 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.55%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.27%) Derivative
3 1 (2.27%) Equities
3 1 (2.27%) Fintech
3 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (13.64%) ETL
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 6 (13.64%) Migration
4 6 (13.64%) Release Management
5 5 (11.36%) Refactoring
6 4 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 4 (9.09%) SDLC
7 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (6.82%) Scrum
7 3 (6.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.55%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (4.55%) Software Delivery
8 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (77.27%) SQL
2 15 (34.09%) T-SQL
3 6 (13.64%) C#
3 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.82%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) SAP
2 2 (4.55%) Sybase
2 2 (4.55%) Tableau
3 1 (2.27%) Mercator
3 1 (2.27%) RedGate