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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)
UK
Rank 589 605 589
Rank change year-on-year +16 -16  
Contract jobs citing SSDT 10 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.044% 0.061%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.098% 0.20% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 26
Median daily rate £413 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +11.53% -3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10154 11722 11724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.70% 22.19% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6869 7857 7471
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 190 155
Median hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +5.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SSDT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SSDT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSDT in the UK

SSDT
Top 7 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 10 £413 +26.92% 7
London +15 7 £500 +25.00% 3
City of London - 3 £500 - 2
East of England -3 2 £313 -3.84% 1
Essex - 2 £313 - 1
Bristol - 1 £413 -
South West - 1 £413 -

SSDT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (84.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (78.95%) SQL
4 13 (68.42%) T-SQL
4 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (68.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (63.16%) .NET
5 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
6 11 (57.89%) C#
7 10 (52.63%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio
8 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (31.58%) ETL
11 5 (26.32%) Fixed Income
12 4 (21.05%) Change Management
12 4 (21.05%) Front Office
12 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
13 3 (15.79%) Biml
13 3 (15.79%) Change Data Capture
13 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
13 3 (15.79%) Finance
13 3 (15.79%) Equities
13 3 (15.79%) Retail
13 3 (15.79%) WCF
13 3 (15.79%) Derivative
13 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
13 3 (15.79%) Scrum

SSDT
Top Related 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) GeoServer
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (84.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (68.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (52.63%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (15.79%) Biml
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (10.53%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (10.53%) Big Data
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
7 1 (5.26%) DTS
7 1 (5.26%) OLAP
7 1 (5.26%) QlikView
7 1 (5.26%) Spotfire
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.26%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (21.05%) Front Office
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) SQL Developer
3 7 (36.84%) SSIS Developer
4 5 (26.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (21.05%) T-SQL Developer
6 3 (15.79%) Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (15.79%) Database Developer
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Database Developer
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Database Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) ETL Developer
8 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (5.26%) Geospatial Developer
8 1 (5.26%) SQL BI Developer
8 1 (5.26%) SSIS Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
2 3 (15.79%) WCF
3 1 (5.26%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Fixed Income
2 3 (15.79%) Derivative
2 3 (15.79%) Equities
3 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (31.58%) ETL
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) Change Data Capture
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps
6 2 (10.53%) Line Management
6 2 (10.53%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) OOP
7 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) T-SQL
3 11 (57.89%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Alteryx
2 1 (5.26%) Tableau
2 1 (5.26%) Teradata