The table below looks at the statistics for SSDT skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSDT over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
Rank 643 638 626
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing SSDT 14 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.040% 0.028%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.12% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 10
Median daily rate £350 £400 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% +39.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £351 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £393 £260
% change year-on-year
-1.27% +50.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
12145 13124 12302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.94% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8044 8698 7789
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 199 201
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.53 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

SSDT
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SSDT as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

SSDT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSDT
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSDT within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 14 £350 -15.20% 1
London -7 9 £333 -26.11%
City of London +11 4 £375 -16.66%
South East +10 3 - -
Oxfordshire -12 3 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £388 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £388 -
Leeds - 1 £425 -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SSDT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SSDT.

1 23 (88.46%) SQL Server
2 18 (69.23%) SQL
3 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 15 (57.69%) Visual Studio
4 15 (57.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (46.15%) .NET
8 11 (42.31%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (42.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (38.46%) T-SQL
10 8 (30.77%) Windows
10 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
11 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
11 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
12 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
12 6 (23.08%) Release Management
12 6 (23.08%) ITIL
12 6 (23.08%) Migration
12 6 (23.08%) Scrum
12 6 (23.08%) ETL
12 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
13 5 (19.23%) Power BI
13 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
13 5 (19.23%) WiX

SSDT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) SaaS
3 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (88.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (57.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (42.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (23.08%) Relational Database
8 5 (19.23%) Power BI
8 5 (19.23%) PowerPivot
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (11.54%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (11.54%) MySQL
10 3 (11.54%) OLAP
10 3 (11.54%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (7.69%) Data Lake
11 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Power View
11 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (3.85%) OLTP
12 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Visual Studio
2 14 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
4 6 (23.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (19.23%) WiX
6 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
6 3 (11.54%) Selenium
7 2 (7.69%) MSBuild
7 2 (7.69%) NuGet
7 2 (7.69%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (7.69%) Subversion
7 2 (7.69%) WinDbg
8 1 (3.85%) SonarQube
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Build Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Deployment Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Database Developer
5 2 (7.69%) DBA
5 2 (7.69%) Report Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Server Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) MDX
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.69%) Minimum Viable Product
1 2 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.85%) Derivative
2 1 (3.85%) Equities
2 1 (3.85%) Fintech
2 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (23.08%) ETL
4 6 (23.08%) ITIL
4 6 (23.08%) Migration
4 6 (23.08%) Release Management
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
6 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
7 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 2 (7.69%) Data Ingestion
8 2 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.54%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) C++
5 2 (7.69%) C++/CLI
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (7.69%) Perl
5 2 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) Sybase
4 2 (7.69%) Perforce
4 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Mercator
5 1 (3.85%) RedGate