Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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 Management Studio (SSMS)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 736 751
Rank change year-on-year -68 +15 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 85 150 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.45% 0.86% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 92 78
UK median daily rate £315 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +3.09% +9.13%
10th Percentile £217 £185 £227
90th Percentile £533 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £371 £313
% change year-on-year -19.19% +18.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
UK median hourly rate £190.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +783.72% +22.86% -58.82%
10th Percentile £185.00 £21.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £195.00 £21.50 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £190.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +783.72% +22.86% -58.82%

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 19078 17440 16371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.50% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13287 11750 10892
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 251 336
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.00 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.60 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 November 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 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)
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 18 November 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
UK excluding London -17 65 £300 -19.19% 15
England -32 62 £350 -9.68% 14
South East +6 20 £300 -29.41% 1
London -23 18 £450 +9.09% 2
North of England +42 15 £315 -3.08% 6
Wales +15 13 £275 +48.65% 3
North West +26 10 £315 +14.55% 3
Scotland +3 8 £331 +10.42%
North East +66 4 £438 +53.51%
South West +3 4 £300 +41.18% 3
Midlands +10 3 £343 -19.14% 1
West Midlands +19 2 £343 -19.14% 1
East of England -21 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +1 1 £288 -23.33% 3

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 72 (84.71%) SQL
2 70 (82.35%) SQL Server
3 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 36 (42.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (35.29%) ETL
6 25 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (28.24%) T-SQL
8 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
8 20 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (21.18%) Visual Studio
10 17 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (18.82%) Oracle
12 15 (17.65%) .NET
12 15 (17.65%) XML
13 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (15.29%) Windows
15 12 (14.12%) Python
15 12 (14.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (14.12%) Relational Database
16 11 (12.94%) Analytics
16 11 (12.94%) C#
16 11 (12.94%) Finance
16 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (11.76%) Visualisation
17 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (11.76%) Data Analysis
17 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
17 10 (11.76%) XSD
17 10 (11.76%) Toad
17 10 (11.76%) XML Schema

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 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.71%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.35%) Drupal
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) SAS
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.18%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.18%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.18%) InDesign
4 1 (1.18%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.18%) PaintShop Pro
4 1 (1.18%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.18%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.18%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.18%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.18%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.18%) Orchard Housing
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.35%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) SAN
2 2 (2.35%) Broadband
3 1 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.18%) Firewall
3 1 (1.18%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) IPsec
3 1 (1.18%) LAN
3 1 (1.18%) SMS
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.18%) VLAN
3 1 (1.18%) VPN
3 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (82.35%) SQL Server
2 36 (42.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (14.12%) Relational Database
5 12 (14.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (9.41%) MS Access
7 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
8 7 (8.24%) RDBMS
8 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (7.06%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (7.06%) SQLPlus
10 5 (5.88%) Hadoop
10 5 (5.88%) Power BI
10 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (5.88%) SSDT
11 3 (3.53%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 18 (21.18%) Visual Studio
2 11 (12.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (11.76%) Toad
4 2 (2.35%) ERwin
4 2 (2.35%) JIRA
4 2 (2.35%) Mercurial
4 2 (2.35%) Subversion
4 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.35%) YouTrack
5 1 (1.18%) Moq
5 1 (1.18%) MSI
5 1 (1.18%) MSTest
5 1 (1.18%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.18%) NUnit
5 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.18%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (1.18%) RStudio
General
1 11 (12.94%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Local Government
3 2 (2.35%) Advertising
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Publishing
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Developer
2 28 (32.94%) Analyst
3 13 (15.29%) SQL Developer
4 10 (11.76%) SQL Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) DBA
6 8 (9.41%) Data Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) SQL DBA
7 6 (7.06%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 6 (7.06%) SSIS Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.71%) Administrator
9 4 (4.71%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.71%) ETL Developer
9 4 (4.71%) SQL Data Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) SQL BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) .NET
1 15 (17.65%) XML
2 10 (11.76%) XML Schema
2 10 (11.76%) XSD
3 8 (9.41%) .NET Framework
4 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET
5 6 (7.06%) CSS
6 5 (5.88%) Web Services
7 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (4.71%) HTML
7 4 (4.71%) WCF
8 3 (3.53%) Ajax
8 3 (3.53%) Entity Framework
8 3 (3.53%) LINQ
8 3 (3.53%) RESTful
8 3 (3.53%) SOAP
8 3 (3.53%) WinForms
9 2 (2.35%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (2.35%) OLE
9 2 (2.35%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.41%) NHS
3 4 (4.71%) Clustering
3 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.35%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.18%) FMCG
6 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.18%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.18%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Windows
2 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.53%) Unix
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.53%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.18%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.29%) ETL
2 17 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (12.94%) Analytics
4 10 (11.76%) Data Analysis
4 10 (11.76%) Visualisation
5 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.41%) Migration
5 8 (9.41%) MVC
6 7 (8.24%) Data Modelling
6 7 (8.24%) Data Visualisation
7 6 (7.06%) Data Migration
7 6 (7.06%) ERP
8 5 (5.88%) Actionable Insight
8 5 (5.88%) ETL Development
8 5 (5.88%) Mathematics
8 5 (5.88%) SDLC
8 5 (5.88%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.71%) Database Tuning
9 4 (4.71%) Server Monitoring
9 4 (4.71%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 72 (84.71%) SQL
2 24 (28.24%) T-SQL
3 12 (14.12%) Python
4 11 (12.94%) C#
5 8 (9.41%) R
5 8 (9.41%) VBA
6 7 (8.24%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.71%) Java
7 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.35%) C
10 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.18%) Ruby
10 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
10 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) Degree
3 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.35%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) ISEB
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.18%) HNC
5 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.24%) QA
2 2 (2.35%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) SCOM
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.18%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.18%) SCCM
3 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.82%) Oracle
3 7 (8.24%) RedGate
4 4 (4.71%) SAP
5 2 (2.35%) HP
5 2 (2.35%) VMware
6 1 (1.18%) Adobe
6 1 (1.18%) BMC
6 1 (1.18%) Cognos
6 1 (1.18%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.18%) Infor
6 1 (1.18%) Informatica
6 1 (1.18%) InterSystems
6 1 (1.18%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.18%) Lumension
6 1 (1.18%) McAfee
6 1 (1.18%) Orchard
6 1 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.18%) Serena
6 1 (1.18%) Tableau