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 June 2015 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 577 544 564
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +20
Contract jobs citing SSDT 23 54 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.10% 0.017%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.18% 0.47% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £316 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £360 £450
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
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
12619 11470 10394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.50% 21.30% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8286 7179 6220
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 178 227
Average hourly rate £27.78 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

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 June 2015.

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 29 June 2015. 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 -53 23 £358 -10.62% 7
South East -10 13 £288 -28.12% 1
London -14 6 £450 -5.26%
Oxfordshire - 6 - -
City of London -3 5 £450 -18.18%
Buckinghamshire - 5 - -
South West - 3 £300 - 3
Wiltshire - 2 £300 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £288 - 1
Bristol - 1 £300 - 1
Reading - 1 £288 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
North West - 1 £300 -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 51 (94.44%) SQL
2 46 (85.19%) SQL Server
3 39 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 39 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (57.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (53.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (48.15%) Visual Studio
8 25 (46.30%) .NET
8 25 (46.30%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (38.89%) T-SQL
9 21 (38.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (31.48%) C#
11 16 (29.63%) ETL
12 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
14 13 (24.07%) Dimensional Modelling
15 12 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (20.37%) Finance
17 10 (18.52%) Scrum
17 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
17 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
18 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 9 (16.67%) Clustering
18 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
19 8 (14.81%) Relational Database
19 8 (14.81%) Kimball Methodology
19 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
19 8 (14.81%) .NET Framework

SSDT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.11%) IIS
3 4 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (85.19%) SQL Server
2 31 (57.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (53.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (46.30%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (38.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (38.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (14.81%) Relational Database
9 6 (11.11%) QlikView
9 6 (11.11%) MySQL
9 6 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (9.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 4 (7.41%) OLAP
12 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (72.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (48.15%) Visual Studio
3 9 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 5 (9.26%) TeamCity
5 5 (9.26%) WinDbg
5 5 (9.26%) Subversion
5 5 (9.26%) MSBuild
6 4 (7.41%) ERwin
7 2 (3.70%) WiX
8 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (70.37%) Developer
2 28 (51.85%) SQL Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (14.81%) ETL Developer
5 7 (12.96%) Architect
6 6 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
6 6 (11.11%) Administrator
7 5 (9.26%) .NET Developer
7 5 (9.26%) DBA
7 5 (9.26%) SQL DBA
7 5 (9.26%) Server Administrator
8 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 2 (3.70%) CRM Developer
9 2 (3.70%) AWS Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Software Release Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Release Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) .NET
2 8 (14.81%) .NET Framework
3 7 (12.96%) XML
3 7 (12.96%) MDX
4 5 (9.26%) jQuery
5 4 (7.41%) Ajax
5 4 (7.41%) JSON
5 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.56%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.70%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (3.70%) WCF
7 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.85%) HTML
8 1 (1.85%) HTML5
8 1 (1.85%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.85%) CSS3
8 1 (1.85%) CSS
8 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Clustering
2 6 (11.11%) NHS
3 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.56%) Replication
5 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.70%) User Experience
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Windows 7
2 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (29.63%) ETL
3 15 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (24.07%) Dimensional Modelling
5 12 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (18.52%) Scrum
7 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.81%) Kimball Methodology
8 7 (12.96%) Business Continuity
8 7 (12.96%) TOGAF
8 7 (12.96%) UML
9 6 (11.11%) Change Management
10 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
11 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
11 4 (7.41%) CRM
11 4 (7.41%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 4 (7.41%) Change Data Capture
11 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.41%) Data Transformation
12 3 (5.56%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 51 (94.44%) SQL
2 21 (38.89%) T-SQL
3 17 (31.48%) C#
4 14 (25.93%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.26%) Perl
5 5 (9.26%) C++
5 5 (9.26%) Python
5 5 (9.26%) C++/CLI
6 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.85%) VBA
8 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 39 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle
2 6 (11.11%) Business Objects
2 6 (11.11%) SAP
3 5 (9.26%) Perforce
3 5 (9.26%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Capita
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