The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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 Management Studio (SSMS)
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 - 151
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.14% - 0.080%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £375 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £375 £323
% change year-on-year -14.00% +16.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £190.00 - £28.69

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 North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 467 486 426
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.10% 12.76% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 324 252
Median daily rate £405 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 7
Median hourly rate £41.13 £36.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.23% -6.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.96 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.10 £43.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
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 Management Studio (SSMS) in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the North West

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the North West

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
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 Management Studio (SSMS) within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 - 2 £388 - 2
Cheshire - 2 £360 -
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (33.33%) VLAN
5 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (33.33%) .NET
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) IPsec
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Python
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (33.33%) Ruby
5 2 (33.33%) Local Government
5 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (33.33%) DevOps
5 2 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Co-occurring 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (33.33%) IPsec
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) VLAN
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Local Government
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) AWS DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) DBA
1 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Management Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Database Tuning
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Master Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Perfmon
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
1 2 (33.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) DataFlux