The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SSDT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SSDT over the 3 months to 28 June 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 Data Tools (SSDT)
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 418 428 430
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2  
Contract jobs citing SSDT 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.019% 0.028% 0.022%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.081% 0.12% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £550 £625 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +38.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -20.58% +41.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SSDT is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 4917 4936 5504
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.68% 22.74% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7956 8314 9077
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 27 81
Median hourly rate £24.66 £35.00 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.54% +25.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.38 £15.38 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £138.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SSDT
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SSDT in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSDT in London

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 London region with a requirement for SSDT.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (83.33%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 8 (66.67%) C#
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (58.33%) .NET
5 6 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (41.67%) Banking
6 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
6 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (25.00%) ETL
8 3 (25.00%) Front Office
8 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
9 2 (16.67%) Ajax
9 2 (16.67%) Web Development
9 2 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (16.67%) JSON
9 2 (16.67%) WPF
9 2 (16.67%) LINQ
9 2 (16.67%) jQuery
9 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (16.67%) Data Protection

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) GeoServer
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (8.33%) Big Data
6 1 (8.33%) Biml
6 1 (8.33%) DTS
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (8.33%) QlikView
6 1 (8.33%) Spotfire
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Front Office
4 2 (16.67%) Advertising
5 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Developer
3 4 (33.33%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Administrator
6 1 (8.33%) Business Developer
6 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Data Administrator
6 1 (8.33%) Geospatial Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Junior
6 1 (8.33%) Junior Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SQL BI Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) Ajax
2 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) HTML5
2 2 (16.67%) jQuery
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) LINQ
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) WPF
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) MDX
3 1 (8.33%) PostGIS
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (16.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 2 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) SOLID
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) C#
2 8 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Alteryx
2 1 (8.33%) Tableau
2 1 (8.33%) WorldPay