The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
UK
Rank 552 589 538
Rank change year-on-year +37 -51  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 34 41 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.078% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.44% 0.53% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 49
Median daily rate £338 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £184 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £468 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -2.48% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £30.95 £16.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.40% -44.23%  
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 with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7668 7703 6878
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.26% 14.59% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5151 5124 4410
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the UK

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the UK

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 29 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 Management Studio (SSMS) within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +45 31 £338 -10.00% 19
London +11 9 £185 -55.55% 6
South East +22 6 £550 +40.12%
South West -1 5 £338 -18.18% 2
Surrey +16 4 £550 +40.12%
West Midlands - 4 £225 - 1
Staffordshire - 4 £225 -
East Midlands -3 3 £403 +95.15%
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £225 -
Scotland +33 2 - -
North West +29 2 £373 +37.96% 7
Glasgow +3 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +3 2 £455 +120.60%
Nottingham +3 2 £455 +120.60%
Bristol -2 2 £338 -10.00%
East of England -6 2 £510 +56.92% 1
Reading - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £510 -
Cheshire +26 1 £360 -
Lancashire +25 1 £385 +42.59%
Chester +9 1 £360 -
City of London -3 1 £425 -8.10% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £185 -
Bath - 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £385 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £350 -
Somerset - 1 - -

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

1 73 (82.02%) SQL
2 71 (79.78%) SQL Server
3 40 (44.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 35 (39.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (38.20%) Microsoft
6 33 (37.08%) T-SQL
7 28 (31.46%) MS Excel
8 27 (30.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 25 (28.09%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (26.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (23.60%) .NET
12 20 (22.47%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (22.47%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (21.35%) C#
13 19 (21.35%) ASP.NET
13 19 (21.35%) Data Management
14 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
14 18 (20.22%) Visual Studio
15 17 (19.10%) NHS
15 17 (19.10%) Analytics
16 16 (17.98%) MVC
17 15 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
17 15 (16.85%) MS Office
18 14 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (15.73%) Degree
18 14 (15.73%) SQL Server 2008
18 14 (15.73%) Relational Database
19 13 (14.61%) Data Protection
19 13 (14.61%) XML
20 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top Related 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 9 (10.11%) SAS
2 4 (4.49%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.37%) IIS
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (31.46%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Eloqua
1 7 (7.87%) FastStats
2 4 (4.49%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.12%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (1.12%) LatentZero
4 1 (1.12%) Markit EDM
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Internet
2 2 (2.25%) SMS
3 1 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.12%) LAN
3 1 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.12%) VLAN
3 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (79.78%) SQL Server
2 40 (44.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (39.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (30.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 25 (28.09%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (22.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (15.73%) Relational Database
7 14 (15.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (8.99%) MS Access
8 8 (8.99%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (7.87%) Data Lake
10 4 (4.49%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (4.49%) Data Mining
10 4 (4.49%) Hadoop
11 3 (3.37%) Big Data
11 3 (3.37%) OLAP
12 2 (2.25%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (2.25%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (26.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (20.22%) Visual Studio
3 11 (12.36%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.25%) JIRA
4 2 (2.25%) JSUnit
4 2 (2.25%) NUnit
5 1 (1.12%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.12%) Subversion
General
1 10 (11.24%) Marketing
2 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Legal
3 7 (7.87%) Publishing
4 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.49%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Back Office
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Local Government
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (37.08%) Analyst
2 24 (26.97%) Developer
3 11 (12.36%) SQL Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) DBA
5 9 (10.11%) SQL DBA
5 9 (10.11%) SQL Developer
6 8 (8.99%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Administrator
7 7 (7.87%) Marketing Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Programmer
8 6 (6.74%) .NET Developer
8 6 (6.74%) Business Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Data Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) SSRS Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Applications Support
9 5 (5.62%) Junior
9 5 (5.62%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Junior Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.60%) .NET
2 19 (21.35%) ASP.NET
3 13 (14.61%) XML
4 12 (13.48%) .NET Framework
4 12 (13.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (12.36%) Entity Framework
5 11 (12.36%) LINQ
6 10 (11.24%) AngularJS
7 9 (10.11%) jQuery
8 8 (8.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 7 (7.87%) AutoMapper
9 7 (7.87%) StructureMap
9 7 (7.87%) XML Schema
9 7 (7.87%) XSD
10 6 (6.74%) CSS
10 6 (6.74%) HTML
11 4 (4.49%) HTML5
11 4 (4.49%) WCF
11 4 (4.49%) Web Services
12 3 (3.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.47%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (19.10%) NHS
3 9 (10.11%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (5.62%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.37%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.25%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.25%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.25%) User Experience
6 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.12%) Clustering
7 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.12%) RIA
7 1 (1.12%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.99%) Windows
2 2 (2.25%) Android
2 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.35%) Data Management
2 17 (19.10%) Analytics
3 16 (17.98%) MVC
4 15 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (15.73%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (14.61%) Data Protection
7 12 (13.48%) Master Data Management
8 11 (12.36%) Data Analysis
8 11 (12.36%) ETL
8 11 (12.36%) Statistical Modelling
8 11 (12.36%) Test Automation
9 10 (11.24%) Mathematics
9 10 (11.24%) SDLC
9 10 (11.24%) Test Planning
10 9 (10.11%) Defect Management
11 8 (8.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (8.99%) Workflow
12 7 (7.87%) B2B
12 7 (7.87%) Econometrics
12 7 (7.87%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 73 (82.02%) SQL
2 33 (37.08%) T-SQL
3 19 (21.35%) C#
4 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.36%) R
6 8 (8.99%) TypeScript
7 6 (6.74%) VB
8 5 (5.62%) VBA
9 4 (4.49%) Python
10 2 (2.25%) C
10 2 (2.25%) VBScript
11 1 (1.12%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 1 (1.12%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 14 (15.73%) Degree
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.12%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) DameWare
1 1 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.12%) Perfmon
1 1 (1.12%) SCCM
1 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (38.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.87%) Apteco
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle
4 2 (2.25%) HP
4 2 (2.25%) SAP
4 2 (2.25%) Serena
4 2 (2.25%) Tableau
5 1 (1.12%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.12%) Cognos
5 1 (1.12%) DataFlux
5 1 (1.12%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.12%) Google
5 1 (1.12%) iManage
5 1 (1.12%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.12%) Minitab
5 1 (1.12%) VMware
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