The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SQL Server Analysis Services skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server Analysis Services over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
England / North West
Rank 95 125 110
Rank change year-on-year +30 -15  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Analysis Services 36 33 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.38% 0.86% 1.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.69% 4.20% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 30
Median daily rate £360 £388 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.09% +12.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £165 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -3.00% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.25 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 - £25.00

SQL Server Analysis Services 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 the North West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 633 785 807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 24.34% 20.45% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 498 467
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -12.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £47.83 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing SQL Server Analysis Services as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Analysis Services in the North West

SQL Server Analysis Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server Analysis Services in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Analysis Services in the North West

SQL Server Analysis Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Analysis Services in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Analysis Services in the North West

SQL Server Analysis Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Analysis Services in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Analysis Services in the North West

SQL Server Analysis Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Analysis Services in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server Analysis Services in the North West

SQL Server Analysis Services
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server Analysis Services within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Manchester +22 21 £350 -11.39% 23
Cheshire +25 10 £338 +104.54% 7
Merseyside 0 2 £360 -12.72%
SQL Server Analysis Services
England

SQL Server Analysis Services
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Analysis Services 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server Analysis Services.

1 84 (91.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 81 (88.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 73 (79.35%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (73.91%) SQL Server
5 64 (69.57%) SQL
6 41 (44.57%) Data Warehouse
7 40 (43.48%) ETL
8 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
9 28 (30.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (26.09%) T-SQL
11 21 (22.83%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (21.74%) Power BI
13 18 (19.57%) MDX
14 17 (18.48%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (15.22%) MS Excel
16 12 (13.04%) Finance
16 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
17 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (11.96%) Windows
18 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
18 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
19 8 (8.70%) C#
19 8 (8.70%) .NET
19 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
19 8 (8.70%) QlikView
19 8 (8.70%) Relational Database
20 7 (7.61%) Tableau
20 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 7 (7.61%) Migration
20 7 (7.61%) IIS

SQL Server Analysis Services
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 9 (9.78%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.09%) Apache
3 1 (1.09%) SAS
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (91.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 81 (88.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (73.91%) SQL Server
4 41 (44.57%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (30.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (22.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (21.74%) Power BI
8 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (8.70%) QlikView
9 8 (8.70%) Relational Database
10 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (6.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
13 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (4.35%) Oracle9i Database
13 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.09%) YouTrack
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (4.35%) Banking
2 4 (4.35%) Local Government
3 2 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.09%) Billing
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (75.00%) Developer
2 39 (42.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 24 (26.09%) SQL Developer
4 13 (14.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 11 (11.96%) DBA
5 11 (11.96%) SQL DBA
5 11 (11.96%) SSIS Developer
6 8 (8.70%) SQL BI Developer
6 8 (8.70%) SSAS Developer
6 8 (8.70%) SSRS Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (5.43%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Administrator
8 5 (5.43%) Business Developer
8 5 (5.43%) ETL Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Microsoft BI Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Lead
10 3 (3.26%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.57%) MDX
2 8 (8.70%) .NET
3 7 (7.61%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) LAMP
4 1 (1.09%) RESTful
4 1 (1.09%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.52%) Replication
3 4 (4.35%) NHS
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Licensing
4 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.09%) iPad
5 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) Windows
2 6 (6.52%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.43%) Linux
4 4 (4.35%) Unix
4 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (79.35%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (43.48%) ETL
3 17 (18.48%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (7.61%) Data Modelling
5 7 (7.61%) Migration
6 6 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.52%) Data Analysis
6 6 (6.52%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (5.43%) Business Analysis
7 5 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.43%) Data Migration
7 5 (5.43%) High Availability
7 5 (5.43%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.35%) Database Mirroring
8 4 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.35%) Software Licensing
8 4 (4.35%) Visualisation
9 3 (3.26%) Analytics
9 3 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (69.57%) SQL
2 24 (26.09%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.70%) C#
4 5 (5.43%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.35%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.26%) R
7 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.17%) VB
8 1 (1.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.09%) PHP
8 1 (1.09%) Python
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 4 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Data Guard
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (35.87%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.61%) Tableau
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle
4 5 (5.43%) VMware
5 1 (1.09%) SAP
5 1 (1.09%) Zend
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