The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 35 52 30
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.61% 0.59% 1.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 10.00% 5.08% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
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£110 £251 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -46.66%
SQL Server 2005
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
60 59 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.09% 11.61% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 19
Average daily rate £375 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £245 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Bedfordshire region.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Bedfordshire region.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +17 2 £250 -9.90%
SQL Server 2005
East of England

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2005.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (57.14%) XenApp
3 4 (57.14%) XenServer
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (14.29%) High Availability
6 1 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) VB
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) ETL
6 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) SAN

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2005. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ETL
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
1 1 (14.29%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) C#
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) XenApp
1 4 (57.14%) XenServer
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix