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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 561 586 554
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -32
Contract jobs citing SSDT 33 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.025% 0.010%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.27% 0.12% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £494 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.11% +41.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - -
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
12153 12063 10426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.81% 21.85% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7883 7600 6299
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 195 209
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.32 £16.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +16 31 £350 -29.11% 4
London +12 12 £413 -16.45% 1
South East - 9 £413 - 2
West Midlands - 7 £338 -
West Bromwich - 5 £338 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 - - 2
City of London +19 4 £415 -19.02%
Croydon - 4 £338 -
South West - 2 £271 -
Surrey - 2 £413 -
Wiltshire - 2 £271 -
Staines - 2 £413 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Chippenham - 1 £243 -
Hampshire - 1 £413 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £300 -
North West - 1 £300 -
Farnborough - 1 £413 -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 48 (90.57%) SQL
2 45 (84.91%) SQL Server
3 37 (69.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 36 (67.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (62.26%) Microsoft
6 32 (60.38%) Business Intelligence
7 27 (50.94%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (49.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (49.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (43.40%) ETL
9 23 (43.40%) Visual Studio
10 22 (41.51%) T-SQL
11 21 (39.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (35.85%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (35.85%) .NET
13 14 (26.42%) Finance
14 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (20.75%) Clustering
16 10 (18.87%) C#
16 10 (18.87%) Data Modelling
17 8 (15.09%) XML
17 8 (15.09%) Dimensional Modelling
17 8 (15.09%) Relational Database
18 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
18 7 (13.21%) Business Continuity
18 7 (13.21%) TOGAF
18 7 (13.21%) UML
18 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
19 6 (11.32%) IIS

SSDT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (13.21%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.32%) IIS
3 4 (7.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.89%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.55%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (84.91%) SQL Server
2 37 (69.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (50.94%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (49.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (49.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (39.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (35.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (24.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (15.09%) Relational Database
9 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 4 (7.55%) OLTP
11 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
11 4 (7.55%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (7.55%) QlikView
12 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
13 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 36 (67.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (43.40%) Visual Studio
3 6 (11.32%) SpecFlow
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (3.77%) ERwin
5 2 (3.77%) WiX
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (75.47%) Developer
2 23 (43.40%) SQL Developer
3 12 (22.64%) ETL Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.55%) SQL DBA
6 4 (7.55%) DBA
6 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.77%) AWS Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Data Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Programmer
7 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (3.77%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.85%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) XML
3 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.55%) JSON
4 4 (7.55%) Ajax
4 4 (7.55%) jQuery
5 3 (5.66%) MDX
5 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.77%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.77%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (1.89%) WCF
7 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Clustering
2 6 (11.32%) NHS
3 4 (7.55%) Replication
3 4 (7.55%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.77%) Neural Network
5 2 (3.77%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Windows
1 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (43.40%) ETL
3 13 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.87%) Data Modelling
5 8 (15.09%) Dimensional Modelling
6 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (13.21%) Business Continuity
6 7 (13.21%) TOGAF
6 7 (13.21%) UML
7 6 (11.32%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (11.32%) Analytics
7 6 (11.32%) ATDD
8 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
8 5 (9.43%) Scrum
9 4 (7.55%) Database Mirroring
9 4 (7.55%) Change Management
9 4 (7.55%) Project Management
9 4 (7.55%) CRM
9 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.55%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 48 (90.57%) SQL
2 22 (41.51%) T-SQL
3 10 (18.87%) C#
4 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
5 4 (7.55%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.55%) SAP
2 4 (7.55%) Business Objects
3 3 (5.66%) Tableau
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle
London
Connectus
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago