The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 150 184
Rank change year-on-year -11 +34  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 1 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.77% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -0.70% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.95 £16.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year +93.40% -44.23%  

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 565 522 705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.45% 15.56% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 418 541
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the City of London

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the City of London

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
1 1 (100.00%) Essbase
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Validation
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Essbase
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) ETL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Report Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SSIS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (100.00%) Change Control
1 1 (100.00%) Data Validation
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL