Period
to 12 July 2020

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 6 months to 12 July 2020 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)
UK
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 514 786 792
Rank change year-on-year +272 +6 -20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 66 77 102
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.082% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.88% 0.42% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 79
Median daily rate £456 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% +6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £357 £313 £296
90th Percentile £675 £538 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +16.67% +5.63% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Median hourly rate £24.70 £50.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.60% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.70 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -62.00% - -

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7,522 18,431 20,750
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.34% 19.60% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,905 12,131 14,261
Median daily rate £500 £475 £467
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.71% +7.36%
10th Percentile £325 £331 £315
90th Percentile £663 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 317 240
Median hourly rate £38.25 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.07% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £21.35 £25.30 £25.36
90th Percentile £60.00 £54.25 £60.09
Median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.53% -

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the UK

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 14 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 6 months to 12 July 2020. 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 +262 65 £450 +12.50% 15
London +197 36 £463 -2.63%
UK excluding London +209 27 £438 +16.67% 15
North of England +105 10 £313 -3.85% 6
Midlands +93 6 £475 +24.59% 4
East of England +81 6 £438 +21.53% 1
Yorkshire +76 6 £313 - 5
West Midlands +80 4 £475 +24.59% 4
North West +71 4 £160 -50.77% 1
Work from Home - 3 £400 - 1
South East +144 2 £500 +28.21% 1
South West +87 2 £420 +29.23% 2
East Midlands - 2 £443 -
Scotland - 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

1 65 (98.48%) SQL
2 61 (92.42%) SQL Server
3 38 (57.58%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (51.52%) ETL
6 31 (46.97%) T-SQL
6 31 (46.97%) Microsoft
7 29 (43.94%) Visual Studio
7 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (43.94%) Power BI
7 29 (43.94%) Power Platform
8 27 (40.91%) Azure
8 27 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (39.39%) Data Modelling
10 23 (34.85%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (31.82%) Tableau
11 21 (31.82%) DevOps
12 19 (28.79%) JIRA
12 19 (28.79%) PowerShell
13 16 (24.24%) Validation
14 14 (21.21%) SQL Server 2016
15 13 (19.70%) ETL Development
15 13 (19.70%) C#
16 12 (18.18%) MySQL
16 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
16 12 (18.18%) Finance
16 12 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (18.18%) Analytics
17 11 (16.67%) IaaS

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
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 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.52%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.52%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 29 (43.94%) Power Platform
2 27 (40.91%) Azure
3 11 (16.67%) IaaS
3 11 (16.67%) PaaS
4 10 (15.15%) Slack
5 5 (7.58%) AWS
6 4 (6.06%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (4.55%) Azure Stack
8 2 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.52%) GCP
9 1 (1.52%) GitHub
9 1 (1.52%) Logic Apps
9 1 (1.52%) Office 365
9 1 (1.52%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) FTP
1 1 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (92.42%) SQL Server
2 36 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (43.94%) Power BI
4 27 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (34.85%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (21.21%) SQL Server 2016
7 12 (18.18%) MySQL
7 12 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (16.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database
10 6 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (9.09%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
11 5 (7.58%) PowerPivot
11 5 (7.58%) SSDT
12 3 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (4.55%) Qlik Sense
12 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 29 (43.94%) Visual Studio
2 19 (28.79%) JIRA
3 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.52%) Moq
6 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Law
2 4 (6.06%) Legal
3 3 (4.55%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.03%) Housing Association
4 2 (3.03%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.03%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (53.03%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) SQL Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) Power BI Developer
5 8 (12.12%) SQL BI Developer
5 8 (12.12%) SSIS Developer
6 7 (10.61%) SSRS Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Azure Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Applications Specialist
8 5 (7.58%) Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Data Migration Developer
8 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Consultant
10 3 (4.55%) Data Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) ETL Developer
10 3 (4.55%) IFS Specialist
10 3 (4.55%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) .NET
2 10 (15.15%) XML
3 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET
4 7 (10.61%) CSS
4 7 (10.61%) HTML
4 7 (10.61%) jQuery
4 7 (10.61%) MDX
5 6 (9.09%) WinForms
5 6 (9.09%) WPF
5 6 (9.09%) XHTML
6 1 (1.52%) Ajax
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.52%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) JSON
6 1 (1.52%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.52%) Sass
6 1 (1.52%) StructureMap
6 1 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Replication
2 8 (12.12%) NHS
3 6 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Windows
2 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
2 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (57.58%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (51.52%) ETL
3 29 (43.94%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (39.39%) Data Modelling
5 21 (31.82%) DevOps
6 16 (24.24%) Validation
7 13 (19.70%) ETL Development
8 12 (18.18%) Analytics
9 10 (15.15%) Migration
9 10 (15.15%) Project Management
9 10 (15.15%) Server Management
10 8 (12.12%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (12.12%) Data Ingestion
10 8 (12.12%) Data Migration
10 8 (12.12%) Data Protection
10 8 (12.12%) Data Visualisation
10 8 (12.12%) Information Governance
10 8 (12.12%) Visualisation
11 7 (10.61%) Scrum
12 6 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (98.48%) SQL
2 31 (46.97%) T-SQL
3 19 (28.79%) PowerShell
4 13 (19.70%) C#
5 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 8 (12.12%) Python
6 8 (12.12%) VB
7 6 (9.09%) Java
7 6 (9.09%) PL/SQL
7 6 (9.09%) VB6
8 5 (7.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 5 (7.58%) R
9 4 (6.06%) VB.NET
10 2 (3.03%) TypeScript
10 2 (3.03%) VBA
10 2 (3.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.52%) GDPR
Vendors
1 31 (46.97%) Microsoft
2 21 (31.82%) Tableau
3 8 (12.12%) Oracle
4 6 (9.09%) Databricks
4 6 (9.09%) IFS
5 2 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (1.52%) HP
6 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards