The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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 Management Studio (SSMS)
England / South East
Rank 239 259 264
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.076% 0.054% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £550 £410 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.14% +36.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -2.48% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.95 £16.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year +93.40% -44.23%  

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 South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1190 1227 1203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.16% 13.31% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 689 784 689
Median daily rate £409 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.06% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 41
Median hourly rate £45.87 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.31 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the South East

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the South East

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Surrey +9 4 £550 +34.14%
Berkshire - 2 - -
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
England

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) MS Office
3 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (60.00%) Analytics
3 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (50.00%) MS Access
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 4 (40.00%) Python
5 4 (40.00%) VBA
5 4 (40.00%) Apache Spark
5 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (40.00%) Actionable Insight
5 4 (40.00%) Statistical Modelling
5 4 (40.00%) Data Visualisation
5 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
5 4 (40.00%) Visualisation
5 4 (40.00%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (40.00%) R
5 4 (40.00%) Statistics
6 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) C#
6 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (30.00%) MVC

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (40.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) MS Access
3 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
3 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Big Data
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) Apache Hive
5 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (10.00%) Lumira
5 1 (10.00%) OLAP
5 1 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (10.00%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Data Insight Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) Insight Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Insight Data Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Lead C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Applications Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (10.00%) MDX
2 1 (10.00%) OLE
2 1 (10.00%) OLE DB
2 1 (10.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Smart Meter
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Analytics
2 4 (40.00%) Actionable Insight
2 4 (40.00%) Data Visualisation
2 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (40.00%) Statistical Modelling
2 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 4 (40.00%) Trend Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Visualisation
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Line Management
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Inmon Methodology
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) R
2 4 (40.00%) VBA
3 3 (30.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) HNC
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) Serena
4 1 (10.00%) JD Edwards
4 1 (10.00%) Minitab
4 1 (10.00%) Tableau