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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 567 573 557
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Contract jobs citing SSDT 19 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.17% 0.026% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 3
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£400 £323 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -35.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £245 -
% change year-on-year
+60.20% -
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
11424 11710 10927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.95% 22.73% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7608 7191 6617
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 £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 266 262
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.23 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%

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 22 December 2014.

SSDT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSDT
Top 17 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 22 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 18 £400 +24.03% 3
London +29 15 £400 - 2
City of London +9 10 £409 +2.18%
South West -30 1 £400 +63.26% 1
South East - 1 £425 -
Scotland - 1 £313 -
Hampshire - 1 £425 -
Surrey - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Godalming - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 28 (90.32%) SQL Server
2 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 22 (70.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (61.29%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (58.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (58.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (54.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (51.61%) T-SQL
6 16 (51.61%) ETL
6 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
7 15 (48.39%) .NET
7 15 (48.39%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (38.71%) Visual Studio
8 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (29.03%) C#
10 9 (29.03%) Data Modelling
10 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (29.03%) Visualisation
11 8 (25.81%) Clustering
12 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
13 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
13 6 (19.35%) Finance
13 6 (19.35%) Scrum
13 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (19.35%) SpecFlow
13 6 (19.35%) ATDD
14 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
14 5 (16.13%) Windows

SSDT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (6.45%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.23%) ArcGIS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) PowerPivot
3 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (90.32%) SQL Server
2 22 (70.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (58.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (58.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (48.39%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (12.90%) OLTP
9 4 (12.90%) OLAP
10 3 (9.68%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (6.45%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
11 2 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (6.45%) QlikView
12 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (3.23%) MySQL
12 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (38.71%) Visual Studio
3 6 (19.35%) SpecFlow
4 3 (9.68%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (9.68%) TeamCity
4 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.45%) ERwin
5 2 (6.45%) Maven
5 2 (6.45%) MSBuild
5 2 (6.45%) NuGet
5 2 (6.45%) Gradle
5 2 (6.45%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.23%) MSTest
6 1 (3.23%) WiX
6 1 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) ETL Developer
3 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Data Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Developer Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Release Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Build Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Build and Release Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 1 (3.23%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (48.39%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
4 3 (9.68%) XML
5 2 (6.45%) CSS
5 2 (6.45%) MDX
5 2 (6.45%) HTML
5 2 (6.45%) NHibernate
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (6.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (3.23%) CSS3
6 1 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.23%) HTML5
6 1 (3.23%) WCF
6 1 (3.23%) XSLT
6 1 (3.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Visualisation
2 8 (25.81%) Clustering
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Data Integration
4 3 (9.68%) Replication
5 2 (6.45%) Neural Network
6 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
6 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (51.61%) ETL
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (29.03%) Data Modelling
5 6 (19.35%) ATDD
5 6 (19.35%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) Analytics
6 5 (16.13%) Data Management
7 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.90%) MVC
7 4 (12.90%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (9.68%) Data Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) BDD
8 3 (9.68%) Change Control
9 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) SQL
2 16 (51.61%) T-SQL
3 9 (29.03%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.45%) VBA
6 1 (3.23%) XQuery
6 1 (3.23%) R
6 1 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Business Objects
2 4 (12.90%) Tableau
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) Red Gate
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
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