Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SSDT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SSDT over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 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 Data Tools (SSDT)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 803 831
Rank change year-on-year -3 +28 -30
Contract jobs citing SSDT 20 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.018% 0.019%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.10% 0.080% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 14
England median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.31% +0.06%
10th Percentile £251 £288 £324
90th Percentile £429 £410 £469
UK median daily rate £368 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -2.00% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

SSDT is in the Databases and Business Intelligence 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 database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 19,958 20,124 22,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.95% 22.56% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,047 13,551 15,394
England median daily rate £473 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.88% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £632 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 266 396
England median hourly rate £31.15 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.27% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £15.19 £9.25 £11.63
90th Percentile £58.38 £46.88 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £30.63 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -6.67% +9.09%

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Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SSDT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SSDT in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSDT in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSDT in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSDT in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSDT in England

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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 SSDT within the England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
North of England +55 9 £360 - 4
South East -14 6 £375 - 5
Yorkshire - 6 £360 - 2
London -49 4 £461 +23.00%
North West +14 3 - - 2
South West - 1 £260 -
SSDT
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 across the England region with a requirement for SSDT.

1 19 (95.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (75.00%) Visual Studio
3 14 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (70.00%) SQL
4 12 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (55.00%) T-SQL
6 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (45.00%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (40.00%) .NET
9 7 (35.00%) C#
9 7 (35.00%) ETL
9 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (25.00%) Analytics
11 5 (25.00%) Power BI
11 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
12 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
12 4 (20.00%) MVC
12 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
12 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (20.00%) Database Optimisation
12 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
12 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

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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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) iTrent
1 1 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Broadband
1 2 (10.00%) SMS
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (95.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (70.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (45.00%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (25.00%) Power BI
7 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (15.00%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (10.00%) Data Lake
9 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
9 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (5.00%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 15 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (15.00%) Subversion
4 3 (15.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (10.00%) Bitbucket
5 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (10.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (10.00%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
3 3 (15.00%) SSRS Developer
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.00%) CRM Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
5 1 (5.00%) DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Logistics Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Report Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (10.00%) LINQ
5 1 (5.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) ETL
3 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (25.00%) Analytics
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Database Optimisation
5 4 (20.00%) MVC
6 3 (15.00%) Data Management
6 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Data Extraction
7 2 (10.00%) ETL Development
7 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (10.00%) Web Development
8 1 (5.00%) Data Engineering
8 1 (5.00%) Data Visualisation
8 1 (5.00%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (35.00%) C#
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.00%) VBScript
6 1 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) MCSE
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Tableau
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Teradata