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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 607 582 577
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing SSDT 12 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.038% 0.004%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.10% 0.17% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 2
Average daily rate £383 £425 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +73.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £419 £245
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +70.91%
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
11440 11053 11185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.24% 21.82% 23.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7707 7170 6776
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 164 225
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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 5 February 2016.

SSDT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSDT
Top 13 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 5 February 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 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 -7 12 £383 -10.00% 7
South West - 5 £395 -
London -8 4 £400 -5.88% 2
Somerset - 3 £390 -
East of England - 2 £325 -
City of London +33 1 £425 -
Lancashire -1 1 £270 -29.87%
North West -20 1 £270 +8.00% 1
Chelmsford - 1 £325 -
Taunton - 1 £400 -
Ipswich - 1 £325 -
Essex - 1 £325 -
Suffolk - 1 £325 -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
3 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
4 13 (56.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio
5 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (43.48%) Scrum
7 10 (43.48%) ETL
8 9 (39.13%) .NET
8 9 (39.13%) T-SQL
9 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (34.78%) Migration
9 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (26.09%) Clustering
10 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
10 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
11 5 (21.74%) Selenium
11 5 (21.74%) Release Management
11 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (17.39%) C#
12 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
12 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 3 (13.04%) Kanban
13 3 (13.04%) Data Migration

SSDT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (56.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (13.04%) OLAP
7 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
7 2 (8.70%) QlikView
8 1 (4.35%) Big Data
8 1 (4.35%) Data Mart
8 1 (4.35%) DTS
8 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
8 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
8 1 (4.35%) Spotfire
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Team Foundation Server
1 12 (52.17%) Visual Studio
2 5 (21.74%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (4.35%) ERwin
5 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) ETL Developer
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Developer
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior ETL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL BI Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server BI Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) MDX
3 1 (4.35%) PostGIS
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) ETL
2 10 (43.48%) Scrum
3 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (34.78%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) Release Management
5 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.04%) Change Control
6 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
6 3 (13.04%) Kanban
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) SDLC
8 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) T-SQL
3 4 (17.39%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Tableau
3 1 (4.35%) Alteryx
3 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.35%) SAP