The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 114 130 121
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.037% 0.078%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.34% 0.24% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £225 £288 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.73% +15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -2.48% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.95 £16.00 £28.69
% change year-on-year +93.40% -44.23%  

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 299 422 228
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.21% 15.66% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 220 130
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 16
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the West Midlands

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the West Midlands

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) in the West Midlands

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Staffordshire - 4 £225 -
SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
England

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 20 (86.96%) T-SQL
2 20 (86.96%) SQL Server
3 19 (82.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (56.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
6 11 (47.83%) Data Management
6 11 (47.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (47.83%) Master Data Management
7 10 (43.48%) Test Planning
7 10 (43.48%) SDLC
8 9 (39.13%) Defect Management
8 9 (39.13%) .NET
8 9 (39.13%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (39.13%) C#
8 9 (39.13%) MVC
9 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
9 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
9 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
9 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
9 8 (34.78%) LINQ
9 8 (34.78%) jQuery
9 8 (34.78%) Entity Framework
9 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
9 8 (34.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (34.78%) TypeScript
9 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (34.78%) Git (software)

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (86.96%) SQL Server
2 13 (56.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 12 (52.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (47.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (39.13%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (30.43%) Data Lake
7 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (4.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (82.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (34.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Programmer
3 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Digital User Researcher
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) User Researcher
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Business Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Report Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SAP BusinessObjects (BO) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
2 8 (34.78%) AngularJS
2 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET
2 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (34.78%) Entity Framework
2 8 (34.78%) jQuery
2 8 (34.78%) LINQ
2 8 (34.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (30.43%) AutoMapper
3 7 (30.43%) StructureMap
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.35%) EDI
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) NHS
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Data Management
1 11 (47.83%) Master Data Management
1 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (43.48%) SDLC
2 10 (43.48%) Test Planning
3 9 (39.13%) Defect Management
3 9 (39.13%) MVC
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (30.43%) Business Process Mapping
5 7 (30.43%) System Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Use Case
5 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Data Analysis
6 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
6 6 (26.09%) Workflow
7 5 (21.74%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (17.39%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) User Stories
9 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
10 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 20 (86.96%) T-SQL
3 9 (39.13%) C#
4 8 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 8 (34.78%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg