Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 767 811 786
Rank change year-on-year +44 -25 -22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 76 95 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.092% 0.084%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 0.45% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 69 49
UK median daily rate £438 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £175
90th Percentile £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £315
% change year-on-year +4.17% +14.29% -16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £190.00
10th Percentile £38.00 - £49.10
90th Percentile £62.00 - £195.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £190.00

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 16,989 21,082 17,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.81% 20.46% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,064 14,443 11,938
UK median daily rate £475 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £328 £320 £310
90th Percentile £638 £613 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 228 304
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - +0.59%
10th Percentile £25.35 £26.50 £28.83
90th Percentile £55.38 £52.50 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £42.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +3.55% -0.59% +1.19%

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 13 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 18 August 2019. 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 +43 73 £450 +20.00% 44
London +44 41 £475 +8.57% 7
UK excluding London +26 34 £375 +4.17% 42
South East +21 15 £390 +4.00% 6
North of England +26 9 £325 -1.52% 11
North West - 5 £325 - 8
Yorkshire +17 4 £375 +13.64% 3
South West -28 4 £313 -30.56% 2
Midlands +25 2 £419 +21.38% 8
East of England +24 2 £360 -0.69% 10
Wales +11 2 £369 - 3
East Midlands +17 1 £450 +30.43% 3
West Midlands - 1 £388 - 5

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 71 (93.42%) SQL Server
2 68 (89.47%) SQL
3 52 (68.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 46 (60.53%) Microsoft
5 37 (48.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 35 (46.05%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (43.42%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (42.11%) Power Platform
9 30 (39.47%) Power BI
9 30 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
10 29 (38.16%) T-SQL
11 27 (35.53%) ETL
12 26 (34.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (30.26%) Data Modelling
14 22 (28.95%) Visual Studio
14 22 (28.95%) PowerShell
15 19 (25.00%) .NET
15 19 (25.00%) C#
16 17 (22.37%) Tableau
17 16 (21.05%) DevOps
17 16 (21.05%) JIRA
17 16 (21.05%) SQL Server 2016
17 16 (21.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
18 15 (19.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
18 15 (19.74%) PaaS
18 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (19.74%) IaaS
18 15 (19.74%) MySQL
18 15 (19.74%) Oracle

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 13 (17.11%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.58%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.95%) IIS
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.32%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 37 (48.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (42.11%) Power Platform
3 15 (19.74%) IaaS
3 15 (19.74%) PaaS
4 12 (15.79%) Slack
5 6 (7.89%) Office 365
5 6 (7.89%) SaaS
6 5 (6.58%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (3.95%) npm
8 2 (2.63%) GitHub
8 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Flow
8 2 (2.63%) PowerApps
8 2 (2.63%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) FTP
2 1 (1.32%) LAN
2 1 (1.32%) Skype
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (93.42%) SQL Server
2 52 (68.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (43.42%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (39.47%) Power BI
5 26 (34.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (21.05%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 16 (21.05%) SQL Server 2016
7 15 (19.74%) MySQL
7 15 (19.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (18.42%) Relational Database
9 12 (15.79%) SSDT
10 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (9.21%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (9.21%) Cosmos DB
11 7 (9.21%) MS Access
11 7 (9.21%) OLAP
12 6 (7.89%) GIS
12 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (6.58%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (28.95%) Visual Studio
2 16 (21.05%) JIRA
3 15 (19.74%) Git (software)
4 8 (10.53%) SpecFlow
5 7 (9.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio Code
6 6 (7.89%) MSTest
6 6 (7.89%) tSQLt
7 5 (6.58%) NUnit
8 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.95%) gulp
8 3 (3.95%) jspm
8 3 (3.95%) Moq
9 2 (2.63%) Appium
9 2 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.63%) JBehave
9 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.63%) Zephyr
10 1 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.26%) Law
3 4 (5.26%) Legal
4 3 (3.95%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.63%) Electronics
5 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Private Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.32%) Back Office
6 1 (1.32%) Publishing
6 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (59.21%) Developer
2 18 (23.68%) SQL Developer
3 14 (18.42%) Analyst
4 12 (15.79%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 8 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Applications Support
6 7 (9.21%) Azure Developer
6 7 (9.21%) Integration Developer
6 7 (9.21%) SQL Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) SSIS Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) DBA
8 5 (6.58%) ETL Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Insight Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.26%) Applications Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) CRM Developer
9 4 (5.26%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.00%) .NET
2 13 (17.11%) .NET Framework
2 13 (17.11%) XML
3 9 (11.84%) WCF
4 7 (9.21%) Entity Framework
5 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET
5 6 (7.89%) CSS
6 5 (6.58%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (5.26%) HTML
7 4 (5.26%) SOAP
7 4 (5.26%) Web Services
8 3 (3.95%) .NET Core
8 3 (3.95%) OAuth
8 3 (3.95%) React
8 3 (3.95%) REST
8 3 (3.95%) Sass
9 2 (2.63%) jQuery
9 2 (2.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (18.42%) Replication
3 11 (14.47%) Data Structures
4 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.26%) Smart Home
6 3 (3.95%) NHS
7 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.32%) Derivative
8 1 (1.32%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (35.53%) ETL
4 23 (30.26%) Data Modelling
5 16 (21.05%) DevOps
6 14 (18.42%) ETL Development
6 14 (18.42%) Project Management
6 14 (18.42%) Server Management
7 11 (14.47%) Data Protection
7 11 (14.47%) Scrum
7 11 (14.47%) Validation
8 10 (13.16%) CRM
8 10 (13.16%) Information Governance
8 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (11.84%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (10.53%) Analytics
10 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
10 8 (10.53%) ERP
10 8 (10.53%) Migration
11 7 (9.21%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (89.47%) SQL
2 29 (38.16%) T-SQL
3 22 (28.95%) PowerShell
4 19 (25.00%) C#
5 14 (18.42%) Python
6 12 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 9 (11.84%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.58%) R
8 5 (6.58%) TypeScript
9 4 (5.26%) VBA
10 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.63%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.63%) MCSE
6 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) Data Quality
2 6 (7.89%) QA
3 4 (5.26%) SEPA
4 2 (2.63%) IFRS
4 2 (2.63%) IFRS 9
4 2 (2.63%) SLA
5 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.95%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) MIIS
2 2 (2.63%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) Tableau
3 15 (19.74%) Oracle
4 5 (6.58%) Minitab
5 4 (5.26%) OutSystems
6 3 (3.95%) Cognos
6 3 (3.95%) SAP
7 2 (2.63%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) Logi
7 2 (2.63%) Remedy
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco
8 1 (1.32%) Dell
8 1 (1.32%) EMC
8 1 (1.32%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.32%) NetApp
8 1 (1.32%) RedGate
8 1 (1.32%) VMware