Period
to 3 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 3 April 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 576 747 788
Rank change year-on-year +171 +41 -58
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 91 94 79
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 0.51% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 74 56
Median daily rate £445 £450 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +11.80% +19.26%
10th Percentile £300 £325 £283
90th Percentile £570 £609 £525
UK median daily rate £439 £450 £365
% change year-on-year -2.50% +23.29% +25.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.70 - -
UK median hourly rate £24.70 - -

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

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 9,755 18,579 18,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.60% 21.09% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,416 12,687 12,633
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £333 £335 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £488 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +1.56% +1.05% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 256 208
Median hourly rate £42.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £22.75 £29.70
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.00 £67.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.80
% change year-on-year -1.16% -4.01% +9.26%

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in England

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in England.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in England

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in England over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in England

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in England.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in England

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in England over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in England

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) within the England region over the 6 months to 3 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +142 50 £450 -10.00% 4
North of England +73 11 £313 -9.42% 3
South East +68 11 £300 -20.00% 5
Midlands +66 9 £325 -14.75% 6
West Midlands +63 8 £325 -14.75% 6
North West +35 7 £160 -53.11% 2
East of England +47 6 £438 - 3
Yorkshire +52 4 £313 -14.38% 1
South West +42 3 £420 +5.00% 3
East Midlands - 1 £385 -
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
UK

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

1 85 (93.41%) SQL
2 79 (86.81%) SQL Server
3 53 (58.24%) Business Intelligence
4 52 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (45.05%) ETL
6 40 (43.96%) Microsoft
7 35 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
7 35 (38.46%) Power BI
7 35 (38.46%) Power Platform
8 33 (36.26%) T-SQL
9 32 (35.16%) Data Modelling
9 32 (35.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (31.87%) Visual Studio
11 27 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (29.67%) Azure
12 22 (24.18%) Tableau
13 21 (23.08%) JIRA
13 21 (23.08%) PowerShell
13 21 (23.08%) Validation
14 19 (20.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (19.78%) DevOps
16 17 (18.68%) SQL Server 2016
16 17 (18.68%) Finance
17 16 (17.58%) Migration
17 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Excel
18 15 (16.48%) Analytics
19 13 (14.29%) ETL Development
19 13 (14.29%) Data Migration
19 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
19 13 (14.29%) MySQL

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.40%) IIS
3 2 (2.20%) Confluence
4 1 (1.10%) Site Server
Applications
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.30%) NetSuite
2 2 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (38.46%) Power Platform
2 27 (29.67%) Azure
3 11 (12.09%) IaaS
3 11 (12.09%) PaaS
4 10 (10.99%) Slack
5 6 (6.59%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (5.49%) AWS
6 5 (5.49%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (4.40%) GitHub
8 3 (3.30%) Azure Stack
8 3 (3.30%) Office 365
9 2 (2.20%) Google Analytics
10 1 (1.10%) GCP
10 1 (1.10%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) FTP
2 2 (2.20%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (86.81%) SQL Server
2 52 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (38.46%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (38.46%) Power BI
4 32 (35.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (20.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (18.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (14.29%) MySQL
8 12 (13.19%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (12.09%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
11 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (6.59%) PowerPivot
12 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (5.49%) QlikView
13 5 (5.49%) SSDT
14 4 (4.40%) Azure SQL Database
15 3 (3.30%) Essbase
15 3 (3.30%) Qlik Sense
15 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 29 (31.87%) Visual Studio
2 21 (23.08%) JIRA
3 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.10%) gulp
5 1 (1.10%) jspm
5 1 (1.10%) Moq
5 1 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.10%) Subversion
5 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Retail
3 5 (5.49%) Law
3 5 (5.49%) Legal
4 4 (4.40%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.20%) Housing Association
5 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (57.14%) Developer
2 25 (27.47%) SQL Developer
3 20 (21.98%) Analyst
4 19 (20.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 13 (14.29%) SQL BI Developer
6 12 (13.19%) Power BI Developer
7 9 (9.89%) SSIS Developer
8 7 (7.69%) Data Migration Developer
8 7 (7.69%) SSRS Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Azure Developer
9 6 (6.59%) Consultant
9 6 (6.59%) Data Analyst
9 6 (6.59%) SQL Server Developer
10 5 (5.49%) Architect
10 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 5 (5.49%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 5 (5.49%) ETL Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Analyst Developer
11 3 (3.30%) C# Developer
11 3 (3.30%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) .NET
2 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (6.59%) HTML
3 6 (6.59%) MDX
3 6 (6.59%) XML
4 5 (5.49%) CSS
4 5 (5.49%) jQuery
5 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.20%) Ajax
6 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (2.20%) JSON
6 2 (2.20%) Sass
6 2 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.10%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.10%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.10%) HTML5
7 1 (1.10%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.10%) REST
7 1 (1.10%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Replication
2 10 (10.99%) NHS
3 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) Reinsurance
5 2 (2.20%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.10%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (3.30%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (58.24%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (45.05%) ETL
3 32 (35.16%) Data Modelling
4 27 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (23.08%) Validation
6 18 (19.78%) DevOps
7 16 (17.58%) Migration
8 15 (16.48%) Analytics
9 13 (14.29%) Data Migration
9 13 (14.29%) ETL Development
10 12 (13.19%) SDLC
11 11 (12.09%) Project Management
12 10 (10.99%) Scrum
12 10 (10.99%) Server Management
13 9 (9.89%) Data Ingestion
13 9 (9.89%) Data Protection
13 9 (9.89%) Data Visualisation
13 9 (9.89%) Visualisation
14 8 (8.79%) Data Validation
14 8 (8.79%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 85 (93.41%) SQL
2 33 (36.26%) T-SQL
3 21 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 11 (12.09%) C#
5 8 (8.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.69%) Python
7 6 (6.59%) VB.NET
8 5 (5.49%) R
8 5 (5.49%) VBA
9 4 (4.40%) VB
10 3 (3.30%) XAML
11 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.20%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.10%) Java
12 1 (1.10%) PHP
12 1 (1.10%) VB6
12 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.10%) Degree
1 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.40%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) GDPR
3 1 (1.10%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.10%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) MIIS
1 1 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (43.96%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.18%) Tableau
3 5 (5.49%) Oracle
4 4 (4.40%) Databricks
4 4 (4.40%) Google
5 3 (3.30%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.10%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.10%) HP
6 1 (1.10%) IFS
6 1 (1.10%) Informatica
6 1 (1.10%) Talend