Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 701 557 671
Rank change year-on-year -144 +114 +131
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 124 56 87
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.79% 0.75% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 41 57
10th Percentile £313 £340 £244
25th Percentile £414 £381 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -5.56%
75th Percentile £625 £525 £481
90th Percentile £663 £620 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £425 £325
% change year-on-year +29.41% +30.77% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
10th Percentile - - £19.50
25th Percentile - - £19.92
Median hourly rate - - £24.70
75th Percentile - - £35.63
90th Percentile - - £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £22.84

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 15,685 7,419 12,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.87% 17.41% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,937 5,139 8,408
10th Percentile £383 £321 £325
25th Percentile £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.68% - -
75th Percentile £638 £559 £575
90th Percentile £725 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £432 £450
% change year-on-year +12.85% -4.00% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 158 156
10th Percentile £35.45 £31.31 £16.35
25th Percentile £39.75 £40.00 £23.84
Median hourly rate £52.50 £45.00 £44.75
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% +0.56% +1.80%
75th Percentile £64.75 £55.00 £52.50
90th Percentile £75.00 £61.25 £66.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.88% -3.41%

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 28 January 2022.

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)
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 Management Studio (SSMS) within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -171 86 £550 +10.00% 48
UK excluding London -73 67 £550 +29.41% 44
London -161 39 £550 +10.00% 9
Work from Home -154 28 £425 -17.07% 5
Wales - 19 £613 - 2
North of England -59 13 £550 +37.50% 15
North West -32 12 £550 +18.92% 6
Midlands -60 12 £425 -1.16% 8
West Midlands -52 10 £425 -1.16% 3
South East -66 7 £525 +8.81% 8
East of England - 7 £310 - 3
South West - 5 £550 - 5
Scotland -53 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £368 - 5
Yorkshire -45 1 £438 +16.67% 6

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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).

1 115 (92.74%) SQL Server
2 103 (83.06%) SQL
3 57 (45.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (40.32%) Security Cleared
5 49 (39.52%) SC Cleared
5 49 (39.52%) SQL Server 2019
6 48 (38.71%) Business Intelligence
7 47 (37.90%) T-SQL
8 43 (34.68%) Visual Studio
9 41 (33.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 37 (29.84%) Migration
11 36 (29.03%) Microsoft
12 35 (28.23%) Azure
13 33 (26.61%) Windows
14 31 (25.00%) .NET
14 31 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 31 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 30 (24.19%) Social Skills
16 29 (23.39%) SQL Server 2016
16 29 (23.39%) PowerShell
16 29 (23.39%) Active Directory
17 28 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (22.58%) C#
17 28 (22.58%) IIS
17 28 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
17 28 (22.58%) SQL Server 2014
18 27 (21.77%) Linux
18 27 (21.77%) Clustering
19 26 (20.97%) DV Cleared
20 25 (20.16%) Red Hat

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 28 (22.58%) IIS
2 7 (5.65%) Confluence
3 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.61%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (15.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.61%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.81%) Alphatax
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (28.23%) Azure
2 24 (19.35%) Power Platform
3 6 (4.84%) Azure Data Factory
3 6 (4.84%) GCP
4 5 (4.03%) AWS
4 5 (4.03%) Azure Synapse Analytics
4 5 (4.03%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (4.03%) Power Automate
5 3 (2.42%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (2.42%) PaaS
6 2 (1.61%) IaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.81%) GitHub
7 1 (0.81%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (92.74%) SQL Server
2 57 (45.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 49 (39.52%) SQL Server 2019
4 41 (33.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (23.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 28 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 28 (22.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 24 (19.35%) Power BI
9 12 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (8.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 10 (8.06%) Relational Database
12 6 (4.84%) Data Lake
12 6 (4.84%) Electronic Patient Records
12 6 (4.84%) MS Access
12 6 (4.84%) MySQL
13 4 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (34.68%) Visual Studio
2 21 (16.94%) JIRA
3 14 (11.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (9.68%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.03%) tSQLt
6 4 (3.23%) Moq
6 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.61%) ERwin
7 2 (1.61%) Toad
8 1 (0.81%) GitLab
8 1 (0.81%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.81%) RStudio
8 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 30 (24.19%) Social Skills
2 19 (15.32%) Finance
3 14 (11.29%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.84%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (3.23%) Banking
5 4 (3.23%) Law
5 4 (3.23%) Legal
6 2 (1.61%) Billing
6 2 (1.61%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.61%) Marketing
6 2 (1.61%) Police
6 2 (1.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.81%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (43.55%) Developer
2 29 (23.39%) DBA
3 28 (22.58%) SQL DBA
4 26 (20.97%) Analyst
5 23 (18.55%) SQL Developer
6 18 (14.52%) Data Analyst
7 15 (12.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (6.45%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.65%) SQL BI Developer
9 7 (5.65%) SSIS Developer
10 5 (4.03%) Data Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Data Migration Analyst
10 5 (4.03%) Migration Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Active Directory Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) Business Developer
11 4 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.23%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.23%) Security Analyst
11 4 (3.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.00%) .NET
2 23 (18.55%) XML
3 9 (7.26%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.65%) CSS
4 7 (5.65%) HTML
5 6 (4.84%) .NET Core
5 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (4.84%) jQuery
6 5 (4.03%) Ajax
6 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (4.03%) HTML5
6 5 (4.03%) JSON
6 5 (4.03%) MDX
6 5 (4.03%) Sass
7 4 (3.23%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (3.23%) StructureMap
7 4 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (2.42%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.42%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.77%) Clustering
2 8 (6.45%) NHS
3 5 (4.03%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.03%) User Experience
4 3 (2.42%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.61%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.61%) Legacy Systems
5 2 (1.61%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.61%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) EPoS
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.61%) Windows
2 27 (21.77%) Linux
3 25 (20.16%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (38.71%) Business Intelligence
2 37 (29.84%) Migration
3 28 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (20.16%) Performance Optimisation
5 21 (16.94%) DevOps
6 13 (10.48%) Analytics
7 11 (8.87%) ETL
8 10 (8.06%) Data Analysis
8 10 (8.06%) Data Migration
8 10 (8.06%) Data Modelling
8 10 (8.06%) Requirements Gathering
9 9 (7.26%) SDLC
9 9 (7.26%) Visualisation
10 8 (6.45%) Validation
11 7 (5.65%) Data Integration
11 7 (5.65%) MVC
11 7 (5.65%) OO
11 7 (5.65%) OOP
11 7 (5.65%) Scrum
11 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (83.06%) SQL
2 47 (37.90%) T-SQL
3 29 (23.39%) PowerShell
4 28 (22.58%) C#
5 9 (7.26%) Python
6 7 (5.65%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.65%) VBA
7 5 (4.03%) TypeScript
8 4 (3.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 4 (3.23%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.42%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) Formula Language
10 1 (0.81%) PHP
10 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (40.32%) Security Cleared
2 49 (39.52%) SC Cleared
3 26 (20.97%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) Degree
5 1 (0.81%) CBAP
5 1 (0.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.10%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.61%) GDPR
2 2 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (23.39%) Active Directory
2 24 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 25 (20.16%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.61%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 36 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.16%) Red Hat
3 24 (19.35%) VMware
4 13 (10.48%) Oracle
5 5 (4.03%) Atlassian
5 5 (4.03%) Google
5 5 (4.03%) Sage
6 4 (3.23%) CyberArk
6 4 (3.23%) ExtraHop
6 4 (3.23%) LogLogic
6 4 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.42%) Informatica
8 2 (1.61%) Cerner
8 2 (1.61%) Databricks
8 2 (1.61%) IBM
8 2 (1.61%) RedGate
8 2 (1.61%) SAP
9 1 (0.81%) Cognos
9 1 (0.81%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (0.81%) Okta