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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 639 619
Rank change year-on-year +45 -20  
Contract jobs citing SSDT 16 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.022% 0.047%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.15% 0.10% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 13
Median daily rate £394 £431 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.69% +8.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £393 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £425 £300
% change year-on-year -20.58% +41.66%  
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 10537 11747 13009
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.37% 21.81% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6886 7932 8486
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 202 180
Median hourly rate £31.25 £31.90 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +15.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.70 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

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 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSDT in the UK

SSDT
Top 18 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 28 June 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 +41 16 £394 -8.69% 4
West Midlands +28 4 £338 -15.62%
London +10 4 £550 -12.00%
Leeds +22 3 - -
West Yorkshire +22 3 - -
Yorkshire +19 3 - -
North West - 2 £300 -
Birmingham +15 1 £300 -25.00%
Bristol -3 1 - -
South West -4 1 - - 3
South East - 1 £413 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £413 -
Wednesbury - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £413 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 24 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 22 (81.48%) SQL
3 20 (74.07%) T-SQL
4 17 (62.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (55.56%) .NET
5 15 (55.56%) C#
6 12 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
7 11 (40.74%) Visual Studio
7 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (37.04%) Migration
9 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
9 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (29.63%) ETL
11 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
11 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
11 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
11 7 (25.93%) Web Services
12 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
12 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
12 6 (22.22%) HTML
12 6 (22.22%) CSS
12 6 (22.22%) Finance
12 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis
12 6 (22.22%) Web Development
12 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (22.22%) HTML5
13 5 (18.52%) Banking

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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) CMS
2 3 (11.11%) DNN
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) GeoServer
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.11%) Trello
2 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (62.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
7 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (11.11%) Biml
9 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (7.41%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (3.70%) Big Data
11 1 (3.70%) DTS
11 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
11 1 (3.70%) OLTP
11 1 (3.70%) QlikView
11 1 (3.70%) Spotfire
11 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Visual Studio
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (11.11%) JIRA
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
6 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.70%) Selenium
6 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Advertising
3 3 (11.11%) Front Office
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Local Government
4 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (74.07%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Developer
3 6 (22.22%) SSIS Developer
4 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
4 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (11.11%) ETL Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Data Migration Lead
6 2 (7.41%) DotNetNuke Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.41%) T-SQL Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Business Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Geospatial Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) .NET
2 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET
2 7 (25.93%) Web Services
3 6 (22.22%) CSS
3 6 (22.22%) HTML
3 6 (22.22%) HTML5
4 3 (11.11%) Ajax
4 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (11.11%) CSS3
4 3 (11.11%) jQuery
4 3 (11.11%) JSON
4 3 (11.11%) LINQ
4 3 (11.11%) WCF
4 3 (11.11%) WPF
4 3 (11.11%) XML
5 2 (7.41%) MDX
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.70%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 3 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (7.41%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Windows
1 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
1 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) Unix
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (37.04%) Migration
4 8 (29.63%) ETL
5 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
6 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 6 (22.22%) Web Development
7 3 (11.11%) Analytics
7 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
7 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (11.11%) Content Management
7 3 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
7 3 (11.11%) Data Integration
7 3 (11.11%) Data Mapping
7 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
7 3 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (11.11%) MVC
7 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (81.48%) SQL
2 20 (74.07%) T-SQL
3 15 (55.56%) C#
4 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Data Quality
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Alteryx
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle
2 1 (3.70%) RedGate
2 1 (3.70%) Symantec
2 1 (3.70%) Tableau
2 1 (3.70%) WorldPay
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