Period
to 20 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 20 August 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 Analysis Services (SSAS)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 269 179
Rank change year-on-year -27 -90 +35
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Analysis Services 808 1042 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.84% 0.96% 1.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.74% 4.33% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 750 1186
UK median daily rate £419 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £305 £287 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £44.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.14% +37.07% +18.89%
10th Percentile £19.00 £16.25 £16.52
90th Percentile £101.20 £48.60 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £44.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year -45.45% +37.07% +18.89%

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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 21629 24081 26091
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.62% 22.20% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14403 16137 16965
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 382 379
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +3.64% -
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.71 £53.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £29.53 £28.13
% change year-on-year +7.54% +4.98% +0.45%

SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server Analysis Services as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Analysis Services in the UK

SQL Server Analysis Services
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Analysis Services in the UK

SQL Server Analysis Services
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Analysis Services over the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Analysis Services in the UK

SQL Server Analysis Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Analysis Services in the UK

SQL Server Analysis Services
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Analysis Services over the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server Analysis Services in the UK

SQL Server Analysis Services
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 August 2017. 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
England -33 759 £425 +6.25% 143
UK excluding London -15 420 £375 - 99
London -20 377 £459 +3.03% 52
North of England +30 138 £363 -3.33% 39
South East -53 85 £375 -3.85% 19
North West +43 82 £363 -9.60% 18
Midlands -1 73 £350 -1.41% 15
Yorkshire +8 56 £350 -5.41% 19
East of England -9 47 £450 +12.50% 8
West Midlands +18 45 £350 -7.28% 10
South West -34 35 £369 +8.46% 10
East Midlands -21 28 £338 -3.57% 5
Scotland +46 26 £450 +32.35% 7
Wales -3 8 £350 -9.68% 2
Northern Ireland -44 8 £365 -23.16%

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 with a requirement for SQL Server Analysis Services.

1 690 (85.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 673 (83.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 603 (74.63%) SQL
4 601 (74.38%) SQL Server
5 568 (70.30%) Business Intelligence
6 393 (48.64%) Microsoft
7 361 (44.68%) Data Warehouse
8 330 (40.84%) T-SQL
9 275 (34.03%) ETL
10 206 (25.50%) Finance
11 191 (23.64%) Power BI
12 154 (19.06%) C#
12 154 (19.06%) MDX
13 149 (18.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 139 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
15 138 (17.08%) .NET
16 122 (15.10%) Data Modelling
17 116 (14.36%) Kimball Methodology
17 116 (14.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 114 (14.11%) SQL Server 2008
19 102 (12.62%) SQL Server 2014
20 101 (12.50%) OLAP
21 89 (11.01%) SQL Server 2016
22 84 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
23 83 (10.27%) Analytics
24 79 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
25 78 (9.65%) Microsoft Excel
26 77 (9.53%) Tableau
27 75 (9.28%) Performance Tuning
28 72 (8.91%) Banking

SQL Server Analysis Services
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 54 (6.68%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.86%) Umbraco
3 13 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (1.36%) IIS
5 10 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 6 (0.74%) CMS
6 6 (0.74%) SAS
6 6 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (0.50%) Anypoint
7 4 (0.50%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.25%) Kentico
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.25%) Orchard CMS
8 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.12%) Confluence
9 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.12%) GeoServer
Applications
1 78 (9.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 27 (3.34%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.99%) Actimize
2 8 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.99%) Markit EDM
3 5 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.25%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.12%) iTrent
7 1 (0.12%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 84 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.86%) Office 365
4 12 (1.49%) Azure Data Factory
5 5 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.62%) Data Lake Analytics
5 5 (0.62%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.62%) Yammer
6 4 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.37%) IaaS
7 3 (0.37%) PaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.12%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.12%) BIME
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.49%) SAN
2 6 (0.74%) NAS
3 5 (0.62%) DNS
3 5 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.50%) Firewall
4 4 (0.50%) Intranet
5 2 (0.25%) Internet
6 1 (0.12%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 690 (85.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 673 (83.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 601 (74.38%) SQL Server
4 361 (44.68%) Data Warehouse
5 191 (23.64%) Power BI
6 149 (18.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 116 (14.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 114 (14.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 102 (12.62%) SQL Server 2014
10 101 (12.50%) OLAP
11 89 (11.01%) SQL Server 2016
12 67 (8.29%) QlikView
13 42 (5.20%) OLAP Cube
14 37 (4.58%) Relational Database
15 33 (4.08%) Big Data
16 30 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
17 29 (3.59%) BusinessObjects
18 28 (3.47%) PowerPivot
19 22 (2.72%) RDBMS
20 21 (2.60%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 79 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 53 (6.56%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.98%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.98%) TeamCity
4 11 (1.36%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (1.11%) JIRA
5 9 (1.11%) Subversion
6 8 (0.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (0.62%) Ant
7 5 (0.62%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.62%) Maven
8 4 (0.50%) WiX
9 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.25%) gulp
10 2 (0.25%) Mockito
10 2 (0.25%) MorphX
10 2 (0.25%) MSTest
10 2 (0.25%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 206 (25.50%) Finance
2 72 (8.91%) Banking
3 51 (6.31%) Retail
4 26 (3.22%) Marketing
5 25 (3.09%) Investment Banking
6 19 (2.35%) Legal
7 17 (2.10%) Law
8 14 (1.73%) Advertising
9 13 (1.61%) Front Office
10 8 (0.99%) Publishing
11 7 (0.87%) Back Office
11 7 (0.87%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.50%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.37%) German Language
15 2 (0.25%) Local Government
15 2 (0.25%) Private Banking
16 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 543 (67.20%) Developer
2 282 (34.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 186 (23.02%) SQL Developer
4 118 (14.60%) SSIS Developer
5 104 (12.87%) SSAS Developer
6 97 (12.00%) SSRS Developer
7 86 (10.64%) SQL BI Developer
8 71 (8.79%) Analyst
9 62 (7.67%) DBA
10 61 (7.55%) Business Developer
11 58 (7.18%) SQL DBA
12 53 (6.56%) ETL Developer
13 50 (6.19%) .NET Developer
13 50 (6.19%) Consultant
13 50 (6.19%) SQL Server Developer
14 48 (5.94%) Architect
15 44 (5.45%) Data Warehouse Developer
16 40 (4.95%) C# Developer
17 36 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Analyst
18 35 (4.33%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (19.06%) MDX
2 138 (17.08%) .NET
3 50 (6.19%) ASP.NET
4 43 (5.32%) WCF
5 40 (4.95%) Web Services
6 35 (4.33%) XML
7 27 (3.34%) CSS
7 27 (3.34%) HTML
8 26 (3.22%) .NET Framework
9 23 (2.85%) AngularJS
10 22 (2.72%) jQuery
11 20 (2.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (2.35%) Entity Framework
13 18 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
14 16 (1.98%) REST
15 13 (1.61%) HTML5
15 13 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (1.11%) Ajax
16 9 (1.11%) JSON
17 8 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.20%) Replication
3 31 (3.84%) Clustering
4 27 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
5 16 (1.98%) Fixed Income
5 16 (1.98%) Market Risk
6 14 (1.73%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.61%) NHS
8 12 (1.49%) Derivative
9 11 (1.36%) Data Centre
10 10 (1.24%) Equities
10 10 (1.24%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.87%) Credit Derivative
12 7 (0.87%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.87%) Grid Computing
12 7 (0.87%) Reinsurance
13 6 (0.74%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.74%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 61 (7.55%) Windows
2 27 (3.34%) Windows Server
3 19 (2.35%) Linux
4 15 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (0.74%) Unix
7 2 (0.25%) Solaris
8 1 (0.12%) HPUX
8 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (70.30%) Business Intelligence
2 275 (34.03%) ETL
3 139 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
4 122 (15.10%) Data Modelling
5 116 (14.36%) Kimball Methodology
6 83 (10.27%) Analytics
7 75 (9.28%) Performance Tuning
8 61 (7.55%) Migration
9 46 (5.69%) SDLC
10 42 (5.20%) Dimensional Modelling
11 40 (4.95%) Data Management
12 39 (4.83%) Unit Testing
13 38 (4.70%) MVC
14 35 (4.33%) Data Analysis
14 35 (4.33%) ETL Development
14 35 (4.33%) Scrum
15 34 (4.21%) High Availability
16 31 (3.84%) ITIL
17 29 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 603 (74.63%) SQL
2 330 (40.84%) T-SQL
3 154 (19.06%) C#
4 59 (7.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 52 (6.44%) PowerShell
6 46 (5.69%) JavaScript
7 34 (4.21%) Java
8 24 (2.97%) VB
9 22 (2.72%) VB.NET
10 21 (2.60%) VBA
11 18 (2.23%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.86%) R
13 13 (1.61%) Python
13 13 (1.61%) VBScript
14 8 (0.99%) C
15 7 (0.87%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.50%) C++
17 3 (0.37%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.37%) PHP
17 3 (0.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (3.47%) Degree
2 25 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 20 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.61%) MCITP
6 7 (0.87%) MCDBA
6 7 (0.87%) MCSE
6 7 (0.87%) MCTS
7 6 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (0.62%) ISEB
8 5 (0.62%) Numerate Degree
9 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.12%) CFA
10 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.46%) Data Quality
2 18 (2.23%) QA
3 8 (0.99%) COBIT
3 8 (0.99%) PMO
4 7 (0.87%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.50%) SLA
6 3 (0.37%) GDPR
6 3 (0.37%) MiFID
7 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 11 (1.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.62%) UAG
3 3 (0.37%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (0.37%) Control-M
2 3 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.25%) Oozie
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.12%) SCOM
4 1 (0.12%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 393 (48.64%) Microsoft
2 77 (9.53%) Tableau
3 61 (7.55%) Oracle
4 19 (2.35%) Cognos
5 16 (1.98%) Informatica
6 13 (1.61%) RedGate
7 10 (1.24%) Bloomberg
7 10 (1.24%) Sybase
8 9 (1.11%) JD Edwards
8 9 (1.11%) SAP
9 8 (0.99%) FactSet
10 6 (0.74%) Cloudera
10 6 (0.74%) Jaspersoft
11 5 (0.62%) IBM
12 4 (0.50%) Alteryx
12 4 (0.50%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.37%) Hortonworks
13 3 (0.37%) VMware
14 2 (0.25%) Google
14 2 (0.25%) Remedy