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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 576 572 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing SSDT 30 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.013% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.25% 0.061% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£356 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £450 -
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -
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
12018 11544 12124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 21.91% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7443 7141 7010
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 199 306
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £27.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 29 August 2014.

SSDT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSDT
Top 15 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 29 August 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 -2 23 £356 -20.83% 3
London +19 7 £431 +7.81% 2
South East -15 3 £356 -20.83% 1
City of London +15 1 £550 +44.26%
Milton Keynes - 1 £313 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £313 -
Flintshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Bath - - - -
Chatham - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Queensferry - - - -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 55 (93.22%) SQL
2 50 (84.75%) .NET
2 50 (84.75%) Microsoft
2 50 (84.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 48 (81.36%) Windows
4 47 (79.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (77.97%) Visual Studio
6 45 (76.27%) .NET Framework
7 44 (74.58%) TeamCity
7 44 (74.58%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (72.88%) Git (software)
8 43 (72.88%) Release Management
8 43 (72.88%) Automated Testing
8 43 (72.88%) Configuration Management
9 41 (69.49%) Octopus Deploy
10 40 (67.80%) Automation Testing
10 40 (67.80%) NuGet
10 40 (67.80%) Gradle
10 40 (67.80%) Artifactory
10 40 (67.80%) Red Gate
10 40 (67.80%) MSBuild
10 40 (67.80%) Maven
11 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
12 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET
12 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (15.25%) T-SQL
14 8 (13.56%) DevOps
14 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SSDT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 2 (3.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) PowerPivot
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.39%) OLAP
9 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.69%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (84.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (77.97%) Visual Studio
3 44 (74.58%) TeamCity
4 43 (72.88%) Git (software)
5 41 (69.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 40 (67.80%) NuGet
6 40 (67.80%) Gradle
6 40 (67.80%) Artifactory
6 40 (67.80%) MSBuild
6 40 (67.80%) Maven
General
1 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Games
2 1 (1.69%) Advertising
2 1 (1.69%) Publishing
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (55.93%) Release Engineer
1 33 (55.93%) Build Engineer
1 33 (55.93%) Build and Release Engineer
2 10 (16.95%) Developer
3 8 (13.56%) SQL Developer
4 7 (11.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Configuration Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Consultant
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (3.39%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (3.39%) SQL DBA
6 2 (3.39%) .NET Developer
6 2 (3.39%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (3.39%) DBA
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Developer
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (1.69%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (84.75%) .NET
2 45 (76.27%) .NET Framework
3 11 (18.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.39%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.69%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.39%) Replication
1 2 (3.39%) Visualisation
2 1 (1.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 47 (79.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (74.58%) Continuous Integration
2 43 (72.88%) Release Management
2 43 (72.88%) Automated Testing
2 43 (72.88%) Configuration Management
3 40 (67.80%) Automation Testing
4 8 (13.56%) DevOps
5 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.08%) ETL
7 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.39%) MVC
8 2 (3.39%) Migration
9 1 (1.69%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.69%) Dimensional Modelling
9 1 (1.69%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.69%) High Availability
9 1 (1.69%) Analytics
9 1 (1.69%) Database Security
9 1 (1.69%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 55 (93.22%) SQL
2 9 (15.25%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.39%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.39%) MCITP
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.69%) MCSE
2 1 (1.69%) MCTS
2 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.69%) QA
Vendors
1 50 (84.75%) Microsoft
2 40 (67.80%) Red Gate
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) Lotus