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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 116 101 83
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 11 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.42% 0.89% 1.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.76% 4.58% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 11
Average daily rate
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£365 £450 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £338 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.96% +24.00%
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
398 502 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.13% 19.42% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 257 184
Average daily rate £375 £373 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% +7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £17.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 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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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 +20 8 £365 -16.09% 1
Slough - 1 - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 3
Newbury - - - -
SQL Server 2005
South East

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (82.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (64.10%) Security Cleared
4 22 (56.41%) Windows
5 20 (51.28%) SQL
6 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (41.03%) .NET
7 16 (41.03%) XML
7 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
8 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET
8 15 (38.46%) C#
8 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 10 (25.64%) BizTalk Server
10 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (25.64%) SAN
10 10 (25.64%) Clustering
10 10 (25.64%) MCTS
11 9 (23.08%) Workflow
11 9 (23.08%) WCF
11 9 (23.08%) OLAP
12 8 (20.51%) SLA
12 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (20.51%) Performance Management
12 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (17.95%) Load Balancing
13 7 (17.95%) EDRMS
13 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
13 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
13 7 (17.95%) SOA

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (25.64%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.26%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (7.69%) LiveCycle
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) SAN
2 4 (10.26%) DHCP
2 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (82.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (23.08%) OLAP
5 8 (20.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (17.95%) EDRMS
7 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (12.82%) Cognos Query Studio
8 5 (12.82%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 5 (12.82%) Cognos Report Studio
8 5 (12.82%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (12.82%) Cognos Transformer
9 4 (10.26%) DTS
10 3 (7.69%) Star Schema
10 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 7
10 3 (7.69%) IDOL
10 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
10 3 (7.69%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (12.82%) SQL DBA
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) DBA
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Cognos Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Cognos Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Software Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Designer
7 1 (2.56%) VBA Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) .NET
1 16 (41.03%) XML
2 15 (38.46%) ASP.NET
3 9 (23.08%) WCF
4 7 (17.95%) AppFabric
5 4 (10.26%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) CSS
6 3 (7.69%) X-Windows
6 3 (7.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 3 (7.69%) Web Services
7 1 (2.56%) jQuery
7 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Clustering
2 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Open Source
3 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Workflow
2 8 (20.51%) Performance Management
3 7 (17.95%) SOA
3 7 (17.95%) Load Balancing
4 6 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.82%) ETL
5 5 (12.82%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.26%) Change Management
7 3 (7.69%) Validation
7 3 (7.69%) DSDM
7 3 (7.69%) CRM
7 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 3 (7.69%) Document Management
7 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Web Development
7 3 (7.69%) Scrum
7 3 (7.69%) V-Model
7 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) SQL
2 15 (38.46%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.13%) VBA
5 1 (2.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (64.10%) Security Cleared
2 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
3 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (25.64%) MCTS
4 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Terminal Services
2 3 (7.69%) DFS Replication
2 3 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 4 (10.26%) SCOM
3 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 3 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Cognos
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) IBM
3 3 (7.69%) Adobe
3 3 (7.69%) Dell
3 3 (7.69%) EMC
3 3 (7.69%) CA
3 3 (7.69%) Symantec
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Meridio
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco