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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 605 577 -
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -
Contract jobs citing SSDT 13 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.017% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.11% 0.075% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Average daily rate
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£416 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £385 -
% change year-on-year
-18.83% -
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
11906 11930 11709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.45% 22.70% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7754 7342 6813
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 234 318
Average hourly rate £31.20 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.27%

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 21 October 2014.

SSDT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSDT
Top 19 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 21 October 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 -24 12 £421 -11.47% 2
London -7 8 £438 -7.89%
City of London +21 3 £450 +2.85%
South East - 2 £313 - 1
South West - 1 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 £313 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £313 - 1
Flintshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Wales - - - -
Queensferry - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Bath - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 50 (83.33%) SQL
2 47 (78.33%) Microsoft
3 46 (76.67%) .NET
4 45 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (70.00%) Windows
6 40 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (65.00%) Visual Studio
8 38 (63.33%) .NET Framework
9 37 (61.67%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (60.00%) TeamCity
11 35 (58.33%) Git (software)
11 35 (58.33%) Release Management
11 35 (58.33%) Automated Testing
11 35 (58.33%) Configuration Management
12 33 (55.00%) Octopus Deploy
13 32 (53.33%) Maven
13 32 (53.33%) Gradle
13 32 (53.33%) Artifactory
13 32 (53.33%) Automation Testing
13 32 (53.33%) NuGet
13 32 (53.33%) MSBuild
13 32 (53.33%) Red Gate
14 21 (35.00%) SQL Server
15 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET
15 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (21.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (20.00%) T-SQL
18 11 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
18 11 (18.33%) SQL Server 2012
19 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SSDT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (21.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (18.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (11.67%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (8.33%) OLAP
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.33%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (3.33%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.67%) DB2
9 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (65.00%) Visual Studio
3 36 (60.00%) TeamCity
4 35 (58.33%) Git (software)
5 33 (55.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 32 (53.33%) Maven
6 32 (53.33%) MSBuild
6 32 (53.33%) NuGet
6 32 (53.33%) Gradle
6 32 (53.33%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.67%) NUnit
7 1 (1.67%) MSTest
7 1 (1.67%) WiX
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.67%) Publishing
2 1 (1.67%) Games
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (41.67%) Release Engineer
1 25 (41.67%) Build Engineer
1 25 (41.67%) Build and Release Engineer
2 15 (25.00%) Developer
3 9 (15.00%) SQL Developer
4 7 (11.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Configuration Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (76.67%) .NET
2 38 (63.33%) .NET Framework
3 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (6.67%) XML
6 3 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (3.33%) CSS
7 2 (3.33%) MDX
7 2 (3.33%) HTML
7 2 (3.33%) NHibernate
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (1.67%) WCF
8 1 (1.67%) XSLT
8 1 (1.67%) XHTML
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 42 (70.00%) Windows
2 40 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (61.67%) Continuous Integration
2 35 (58.33%) Release Management
2 35 (58.33%) Automated Testing
2 35 (58.33%) Configuration Management
3 32 (53.33%) Automation Testing
4 11 (18.33%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (13.33%) DevOps
6 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.33%) ETL
6 5 (8.33%) MVC
6 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.67%) Migration
8 3 (5.00%) Data Management
8 3 (5.00%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.00%) Analytics
9 2 (3.33%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.33%) OOP
9 2 (3.33%) OO
9 2 (3.33%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (83.33%) SQL
2 12 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (11.67%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.33%) VBA
6 1 (1.67%) XQuery
6 1 (1.67%) Java
6 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.67%) MCITP
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) QA
Vendors
1 47 (78.33%) Microsoft
2 32 (53.33%) Red Gate
3 2 (3.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle
4 1 (1.67%) Lotus
4 1 (1.67%) Tableau
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