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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 625 627 598
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -29
Contract jobs citing SSDT 19 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.049% 0.066%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.15% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 10
Median daily rate £400 £400 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +39.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £336 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £415
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
12261 13443 12481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.68% 23.38% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8114 8805 7693
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 207 209
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £53.27 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.09 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-14.87% +15.78%

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 August 2016.

SSDT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSDT
Top 12 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 August 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
(Click see detailed
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 -1 19 £400 - 4
London -11 10 £333 -26.11% 1
City of London +26 3 £375 -16.66%
South West +6 3 £438 +45.83%
South East -2 3 - -
Oxfordshire -15 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £425 - 2
Leeds - 2 £425 - 2
Somerset - 2 £431 -
Bristol - 1 £438 -
Taunton - 1 £425 -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 31 (91.18%) SQL Server
2 25 (73.53%) SQL
3 20 (58.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (55.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 15 (44.12%) Visual Studio
6 15 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (38.24%) .NET
7 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (32.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (29.41%) T-SQL
11 8 (23.53%) Windows
12 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (20.59%) Finance
12 7 (20.59%) TeamCity
13 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
13 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
13 6 (17.65%) Release Management
13 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
13 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (17.65%) Scrum
13 6 (17.65%) ETL
13 6 (17.65%) Migration
13 6 (17.65%) ITIL
13 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
14 5 (14.71%) Power BI

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 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) SaaS
3 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (91.18%) SQL Server
2 20 (58.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (32.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (20.59%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (17.65%) Relational Database
6 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (14.71%) Power BI
7 5 (14.71%) PowerPivot
7 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (8.82%) MySQL
8 3 (8.82%) OLAP
8 3 (8.82%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (5.88%) Biml
9 2 (5.88%) Data Lake
9 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (55.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (44.12%) Visual Studio
3 7 (20.59%) TeamCity
4 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (14.71%) WiX
6 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
6 3 (8.82%) Selenium
7 2 (5.88%) MSBuild
7 2 (5.88%) NuGet
7 2 (5.88%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (5.88%) Subversion
7 2 (5.88%) WinDbg
8 1 (2.94%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Developer
2 11 (32.35%) SQL Developer
3 7 (20.59%) Database Developer
4 6 (17.65%) SSIS Developer
5 5 (14.71%) Build Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (14.71%) SQL Database Developer
6 4 (11.76%) Consultant
6 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Administrator
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (5.88%) DBA
8 2 (5.88%) Report Developer
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Database Developer
8 2 (5.88%) SQL DBA
8 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.88%) MDX
3 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Replication
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Minimum Viable Product
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.94%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (17.65%) ETL
4 6 (17.65%) ITIL
4 6 (17.65%) Migration
4 6 (17.65%) Release Management
4 6 (17.65%) Scrum
5 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
6 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
7 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.88%) Data Ingestion
8 2 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) T-SQL
3 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.82%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) C++
5 2 (5.88%) C++/CLI
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (5.88%) Perl
5 2 (5.88%) Python
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) Sybase
4 2 (5.88%) Perforce
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) Mercator
5 1 (2.94%) RedGate