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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 98 89 115
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 27 48 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.10% 1.83% 0.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 7.80% 9.21% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +22.22%
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
346 521 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.05% 19.86% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 248 198
Average daily rate £380 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 5
Average hourly rate £175.00 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+366.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.50%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 October 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 +12 15 £380 +4.82% 5
Maidenhead -10 4 £400 +21.21% 1
Slough -5 1 - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
SQL Server 2005
South East

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 51 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (60.78%) Security Cleared
4 29 (56.86%) Windows
5 25 (49.02%) .NET
6 24 (47.06%) ASP.NET
6 24 (47.06%) C#
7 22 (43.14%) SQL
7 22 (43.14%) XML
7 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (39.22%) SC Cleared
9 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
10 16 (31.37%) SQL Server 2000
10 16 (31.37%) Workflow
11 15 (29.41%) SharePoint
12 13 (25.49%) OLAP
12 13 (25.49%) SharePoint Server
13 12 (23.53%) Web Development
13 12 (23.53%) WCF
13 12 (23.53%) SLA
14 11 (21.57%) MS Office
14 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
14 11 (21.57%) Web Services
15 10 (19.61%) Visual Studio
15 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (17.65%) SAN
16 9 (17.65%) MCTS
16 9 (17.65%) Clustering

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 15 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 13 (25.49%) SharePoint Server
3 8 (15.69%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.96%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 11 (21.57%) MS Office
1 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.96%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.65%) SAN
2 7 (13.73%) LDAP
3 6 (11.76%) DHCP
3 6 (11.76%) DNS
4 2 (3.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (31.37%) SQL Server 2000
4 13 (25.49%) OLAP
5 10 (19.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (15.69%) IDOL
6 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (15.69%) DTS
7 6 (11.76%) EDRMS
7 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (9.80%) Cognos Query Studio
8 5 (9.80%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 5 (9.80%) Cognos Report Studio
8 5 (9.80%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 5 (9.80%) Cognos Transformer
9 4 (7.84%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 7
10 3 (5.88%) Star Schema
10 3 (5.88%) Data Mart
11 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (56.86%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (13.73%) BizTalk Developer
4 6 (11.76%) DBA
4 6 (11.76%) SQL DBA
5 5 (9.80%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Cognos Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Cognos Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Architect
8 1 (1.96%) SharePoint Architect
8 1 (1.96%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (1.96%) CRM Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (49.02%) .NET
2 24 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 22 (43.14%) XML
4 12 (23.53%) WCF
5 11 (21.57%) Web Services
6 8 (15.69%) .NET Framework
7 7 (13.73%) AppFabric
7 7 (13.73%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 3 (5.88%) CAML
8 3 (5.88%) XSLT
8 3 (5.88%) ADO.NET
8 3 (5.88%) X-Windows
8 3 (5.88%) WPF
8 3 (5.88%) WF
8 3 (5.88%) Silverlight
8 3 (5.88%) Ajax
9 2 (3.92%) CSS
9 2 (3.92%) HTML
10 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Clustering
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.88%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) Open Source
4 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Workflow
2 12 (23.53%) Web Development
3 8 (15.69%) Performance Management
4 7 (13.73%) SOA
4 7 (13.73%) Document Management
4 7 (13.73%) Migration
5 6 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.80%) ETL
7 4 (7.84%) Change Management
7 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (5.88%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.88%) UML
8 3 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (5.88%) OO
8 3 (5.88%) Content Management
9 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.92%) MVC
9 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) C#
2 22 (43.14%) SQL
3 7 (13.73%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.92%) VBA
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) VB
6 1 (1.96%) Java
6 1 (1.96%) Perl
6 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.96%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 31 (60.78%) Security Cleared
2 20 (39.22%) SC Cleared
3 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (17.65%) MCTS
4 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.53%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) DFS Replication
2 3 (5.88%) vSphere
2 3 (5.88%) Terminal Services
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) SCOM
3 3 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.88%) WSUS
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.96%) Netcool
4 1 (1.96%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (1.96%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Meridio
3 5 (9.80%) Cognos
4 3 (5.88%) IBM
4 3 (5.88%) Symantec
4 3 (5.88%) Dell
4 3 (5.88%) EMC
4 3 (5.88%) CA
4 3 (5.88%) VMware
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix
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