Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SSDT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SSDT over the 6 months to 23 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 Data Tools (SSDT)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 864 856
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 -20
Contract jobs citing SSDT 23 27 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.026% 0.034%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.10% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 28
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +28.00%
10th Percentile £251 £308 £275
90th Percentile £510 £456 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -17.65% +8.97% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SSDT is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22743 23781 26457
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.06% 22.59% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15551 15761 17432
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 370 412
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -0.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £14.18 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.44 £52.02 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.08% +29.13%

SSDT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SSDT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SSDT in the UK

SSDT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSDT.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSDT in the UK

SSDT
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSDT over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSDT in the UK

SSDT
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSDT within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England +10 21 £405 +1.25% 2
UK excluding London +40 16 £350 -17.65% 2
North of England +64 7 £365 -14.12% 1
London -24 7 £513 +46.43%
North West +25 4 £300 -
South East +4 4 £250 -
Yorkshire +21 3 £430 +1.18%
South West -5 3 £330 -24.57% 1
Wales - 2 £350 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SSDT 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 SSDT.

1 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (73.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (69.57%) SQL
4 14 (60.87%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (56.52%) T-SQL
5 13 (56.52%) Visual Studio
6 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
7 11 (47.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (43.48%) ETL
8 10 (43.48%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (30.43%) Power BI
10 7 (30.43%) .NET
10 7 (30.43%) C#
10 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (26.09%) Analytics
11 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (26.09%) MVC
12 5 (21.74%) Finance
12 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
12 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
12 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
13 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (17.39%) Web Development
13 4 (17.39%) JavaScript

SSDT
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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Broadband
2 1 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (73.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (47.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (43.48%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (30.43%) Power BI
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (8.70%) Data Lake
10 2 (8.70%) OLAP
10 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
11 1 (4.35%) OLTP
11 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (56.52%) Visual Studio
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.70%) Mercurial
4 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
4 2 (8.70%) YouTrack
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (4.35%) Automotive
4 1 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (4.35%) Local Government
4 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Developer
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Developer
3 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (8.70%) DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft BI Developer
4 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (8.70%) SSIS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Data Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) ETL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Data Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) SQL BI Developer
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server BI Developer
5 1 (4.35%) SSAS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) SSRS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
2 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (17.39%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) LINQ
4 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
4 2 (8.70%) jQuery
4 2 (8.70%) MDX
4 2 (8.70%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) Ajax
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.35%) CSS3
5 1 (4.35%) JSON
5 1 (4.35%) Kafka
5 1 (4.35%) WPF
5 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) Fintech
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (43.48%) ETL
3 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Analytics
4 6 (26.09%) MVC
5 5 (21.74%) Data Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Web Development
7 3 (13.04%) Data Management
7 3 (13.04%) Database Optimisation
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.70%) CRM
8 2 (8.70%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (8.70%) ETL Development
8 2 (8.70%) Front End Development
8 2 (8.70%) Logistics
8 2 (8.70%) SOLID
8 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Use Case
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) T-SQL
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (4.35%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) MCSE
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Tableau
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) RedGate
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec
3 1 (4.35%) Teradata
3 1 (4.35%) WorldPay