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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 124 94 72
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 6 36 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 1.24% 1.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.73% 7.74% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 25 13
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£350 £413 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +83.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +51.78%
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
346 465 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.60% 16.08% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 264 155
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 29
Average hourly rate £55.65 £17.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.00% -48.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £14.30 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £22.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 31 March 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
Reading -11 2 - - 3
Slough - - - - 2
Thatcham - - - -
Ascot - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Newbury - - - -
SQL Server 2005
South East

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (81.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 9 (56.25%) Windows
5 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (50.00%) C#
5 8 (50.00%) .NET
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (37.50%) HTML
6 6 (37.50%) CSS
6 6 (37.50%) Clustering
7 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
7 5 (31.25%) Java
8 4 (25.00%) MySQL
8 4 (25.00%) IIS
8 4 (25.00%) XML
8 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
8 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 4 (25.00%) Workflow
9 3 (18.75%) MVC
9 3 (18.75%) Validation
9 3 (18.75%) Scrum
9 3 (18.75%) VMware
9 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 4 (25.00%) IIS
1 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (18.75%) LiveCycle
3 2 (12.50%) nginx
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (12.50%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Lync
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (81.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (25.00%) MySQL
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (18.75%) EDRMS
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
6 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (12.50%) IDOL
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (12.50%) DTS
6 2 (12.50%) OLAP
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (6.25%) MS Access
7 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (6.25%) Star Schema
7 1 (6.25%) Data Mart
7 1 (6.25%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Visual Studio
1 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Support
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) CRM Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Access Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) VBA Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) .NET
1 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (37.50%) CSS
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 2 (12.50%) XSLT
5 2 (12.50%) Ajax
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (6.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 4 (25.00%) Workflow
2 3 (18.75%) Validation
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) TDD
2 3 (18.75%) DSDM
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
2 3 (18.75%) Data Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 3 (18.75%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) V-Model
2 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
3 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Web Development
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) VB
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) VBScript
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) MCTS
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
1 3 (18.75%) vSphere
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Plesk
1 2 (12.50%) cPanel
1 2 (12.50%) Webmin
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Adobe
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Meridio
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos