Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 723 824 816
Rank change year-on-year +101 -8 -46
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 82 78 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.075% 0.082%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.57% 0.36% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 57 54
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +30.08% -12.14%
10th Percentile £248 £313 £215
90th Percentile £543 £590 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
UK median hourly rate £48.75 - £190.00
10th Percentile £26.00 - £185.00
90th Percentile £74.63 - £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 14,373 21,942 19,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.25% 21.11% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,435 15,037 13,331
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 233 285
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £20.50 £26.55 £29.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.38 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.29% - +3.66%

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 16 November 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 16 November 2019.

Contractor 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 16 November 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 +104 79 £413 +6.45% 49
UK excluding London +68 48 £325 -13.33% 48
London +83 33 £475 -2.56% 6
South East +45 27 £300 -20.00% 9
North of England +41 9 £325 +6.56% 20
North West +27 7 £325 - 16
East of England +34 5 £375 - 3
Midlands +51 3 £325 -7.14% 4
West Midlands +37 2 £325 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire +33 2 £375 +22.95% 4
South West -11 2 £300 -11.11% 7
Wales +32 1 - - 1
East Midlands +29 1 £450 +50.00% 1
Scotland +19 1 £425 -22.73% 4

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 69 (84.15%) SQL
1 69 (84.15%) SQL Server
2 46 (56.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (41.46%) Azure
4 33 (40.24%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (40.24%) Microsoft
5 28 (34.15%) T-SQL
6 26 (31.71%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (31.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (29.27%) Visual Studio
7 24 (29.27%) C#
7 24 (29.27%) Power Platform
8 23 (28.05%) ETL
9 22 (26.83%) Power BI
10 20 (24.39%) .NET
10 20 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (23.17%) Oracle
12 18 (21.95%) DevOps
13 16 (19.51%) .NET Framework
13 16 (19.51%) SDLC
14 15 (18.29%) Microsoft Excel
15 14 (17.07%) Finance
15 14 (17.07%) CRM
15 14 (17.07%) HTML
15 14 (17.07%) JIRA
15 14 (17.07%) PowerShell
16 13 (15.85%) Relational Database
16 13 (15.85%) AngularJS
16 13 (15.85%) ERP

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 10 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.76%) IIS
3 5 (6.10%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.22%) Site Server
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (6.10%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.66%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.66%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 34 (41.46%) Azure
2 24 (29.27%) Power Platform
3 9 (10.98%) SaaS
4 8 (9.76%) npm
5 7 (8.54%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (8.54%) Office 365
6 6 (7.32%) IaaS
6 6 (7.32%) PaaS
7 5 (6.10%) Slack
8 4 (4.88%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (4.88%) GitHub
9 3 (3.66%) Google Analytics
10 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Flow
10 2 (2.44%) PowerApps
10 2 (2.44%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (84.15%) SQL Server
2 46 (56.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (31.71%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (31.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (26.83%) Power BI
5 13 (15.85%) Relational Database
6 12 (14.63%) SSDT
7 11 (13.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (12.20%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (12.20%) Cosmos DB
8 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (12.20%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (9.76%) NoSQL
11 7 (8.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 7 (8.54%) GIS
11 7 (8.54%) Hadoop
11 7 (8.54%) MS Access
12 6 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (29.27%) Visual Studio
2 14 (17.07%) JIRA
3 10 (12.20%) Visual Studio Code
4 8 (9.76%) gulp
4 8 (9.76%) jspm
5 7 (8.54%) Git (software)
6 6 (7.32%) Moq
6 6 (7.32%) MSTest
6 6 (7.32%) NUnit
6 6 (7.32%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.32%) tSQLt
7 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.44%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.22%) JMeter
8 1 (1.22%) Protractor
8 1 (1.22%) Selenium
8 1 (1.22%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
3 4 (4.88%) Public Sector
3 4 (4.88%) Retail
3 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.44%) Electronics
5 2 (2.44%) Marketing
5 2 (2.44%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Back Office
6 1 (1.22%) German Language
6 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (60.98%) Developer
2 22 (26.83%) Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) SQL Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 10 (12.20%) Integration Developer
5 7 (8.54%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Data Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Insight Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Developer
6 5 (6.10%) SSIS Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.88%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (4.88%) SQL BI Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Junior
8 3 (3.66%) Junior Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.39%) .NET
2 16 (19.51%) .NET Framework
3 14 (17.07%) HTML
4 13 (15.85%) AngularJS
5 11 (13.41%) ASP.NET
5 11 (13.41%) jQuery
6 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (12.20%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (12.20%) CSS
6 10 (12.20%) Entity Framework
6 10 (12.20%) WCF
6 10 (12.20%) XML
7 8 (9.76%) .NET Core
7 8 (9.76%) OAuth
7 8 (9.76%) REST
7 8 (9.76%) Sass
8 7 (8.54%) Ajax
8 7 (8.54%) JSON
9 4 (4.88%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (3.66%) React
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) Data Structures
2 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
2 7 (8.54%) Replication
3 4 (4.88%) NHS
3 4 (4.88%) Smart Home
3 4 (4.88%) User Experience
4 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) Derivative
5 1 (1.22%) Equities
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.22%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.41%) Windows
2 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (28.05%) ETL
4 18 (21.95%) DevOps
5 16 (19.51%) SDLC
6 14 (17.07%) CRM
7 13 (15.85%) Data Modelling
7 13 (15.85%) ERP
7 13 (15.85%) MVC
8 12 (14.63%) Data Analysis
8 12 (14.63%) Scrum
9 11 (13.41%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (12.20%) Analytics
10 10 (12.20%) Validation
11 9 (10.98%) Decision-Making
11 9 (10.98%) Migration
12 8 (9.76%) Customer Requirements
12 8 (9.76%) ERD
12 8 (9.76%) Microservices
12 8 (9.76%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 69 (84.15%) SQL
2 28 (34.15%) T-SQL
3 24 (29.27%) C#
4 14 (17.07%) PowerShell
5 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.20%) TypeScript
7 5 (6.10%) Python
7 5 (6.10%) R
8 4 (4.88%) VBA
9 2 (2.44%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (1.22%) Java
10 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (13.41%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) Data Quality
2 7 (8.54%) QA
3 2 (2.44%) IFRS
3 2 (2.44%) IFRS 9
3 2 (2.44%) SLA
4 1 (1.22%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Docker
2 2 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) MIIS
2 2 (2.44%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (40.24%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.17%) Oracle
3 6 (7.32%) Tableau
4 5 (6.10%) Minitab
5 3 (3.66%) Cognos
5 3 (3.66%) Google
5 3 (3.66%) JD Edwards
5 3 (3.66%) SAP
6 2 (2.44%) HP
6 2 (2.44%) Logi
7 1 (1.22%) RedGate