The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 108 90 106
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 17 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 1.59% 0.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.40% 7.66% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 9
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£380 £350 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +50.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £278 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £29.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.23% +17.00%
SQL Server 2005
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
386 522 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.55% 20.80% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 268 195
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 6
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
Reading +14 11 £380 -3.79% 1
Maidenhead -10 3 £400 +23.07% 1
Slough - 1 - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
SQL Server 2005
South East

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (76.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 25 (59.52%) Windows
5 22 (52.38%) SQL
6 19 (45.24%) .NET
7 18 (42.86%) ASP.NET
7 18 (42.86%) C#
7 18 (42.86%) XML
7 18 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
7 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
8 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
9 11 (26.19%) OLAP
10 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
10 10 (23.81%) SLA
10 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (23.81%) SAN
10 10 (23.81%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (23.81%) MCTS
10 10 (23.81%) Workflow
10 10 (23.81%) Clustering
11 9 (21.43%) WCF
11 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
12 8 (19.05%) Visual Studio
12 8 (19.05%) Performance Management
12 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (16.67%) AppFabric
13 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
1 10 (23.81%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 3 (7.14%) LiveCycle
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) SAN
2 5 (11.90%) LDAP
3 4 (9.52%) DHCP
3 4 (9.52%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (76.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 11 (26.19%) OLAP
5 8 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (16.67%) EDRMS
7 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (14.29%) DTS
7 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (11.90%) Cognos Query Studio
8 5 (11.90%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 5 (11.90%) Cognos Report Studio
8 5 (11.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (11.90%) Cognos Transformer
8 5 (11.90%) IDOL
9 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database
9 3 (7.14%) Data Mart
9 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 7
9 3 (7.14%) Star Schema
9 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
2 7 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (11.90%) SQL DBA
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) DBA
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Cognos Developer
5 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Cognos Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Designer
7 1 (2.38%) VBA Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (45.24%) .NET
2 18 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 18 (42.86%) XML
3 9 (21.43%) WCF
4 7 (16.67%) AppFabric
5 5 (11.90%) .NET Framework
5 5 (11.90%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 5 (11.90%) Web Services
6 4 (9.52%) HTML
6 4 (9.52%) CSS
7 3 (7.14%) X-Windows
8 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.38%) jQuery
8 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) Clustering
2 7 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Open Source
3 3 (7.14%) Replication
3 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Workflow
2 8 (19.05%) Performance Management
3 7 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 7 (16.67%) SOA
4 6 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (14.29%) Web Development
5 5 (11.90%) Migration
5 5 (11.90%) ETL
6 4 (9.52%) Change Management
6 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.52%) Document Management
7 3 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.14%) V-Model
7 3 (7.14%) TDD
7 3 (7.14%) Scrum
7 3 (7.14%) Validation
7 3 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) SQL
2 18 (42.86%) C#
3 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.76%) VBA
6 1 (2.38%) C
6 1 (2.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (23.81%) MCTS
4 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.81%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) DFS Replication
2 3 (7.14%) vSphere
2 3 (7.14%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) SCOM
3 3 (7.14%) WSUS
3 3 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Meridio
2 5 (11.90%) Cognos
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) Symantec
3 3 (7.14%) Dell
3 3 (7.14%) EMC
3 3 (7.14%) CA
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco