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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 116 98 89
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 10 26 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 1.06% 1.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.30% 7.62% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 14
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£350 £450 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £346 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £457 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £18.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+30.55% -42.40%
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
434 341 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.80% 13.92% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 178 194
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 15
Average hourly rate £21.25 - £30.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 - £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.22% +1.63%

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 3 September 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 -14 4 £325 -13.90% 2
Bracknell - 3 - -
SQL Server 2005
South East

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) IIS
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 6 (42.86%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) vSphere
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
6 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
6 5 (35.71%) MySQL
7 4 (28.57%) C#
7 4 (28.57%) XML
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (28.57%) Clustering
8 3 (21.43%) Retail
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
8 3 (21.43%) ETL
8 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (21.43%) Star Schema
8 3 (21.43%) Linux
8 3 (21.43%) Apache
8 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (21.43%) C++
8 3 (21.43%) OLAP

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (57.14%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) Apache
2 3 (21.43%) nginx
3 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) Lync
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) MySQL
2 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) OLAP
3 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (21.43%) Star Schema
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Junior
1 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Junior Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Support
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Junior Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Junior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) XSD
3 2 (14.29%) XSLT
3 2 (14.29%) Ajax
3 2 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) WCF
3 2 (14.29%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 2 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) MDX
4 1 (7.14%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) CentOS
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ETL
1 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (21.43%) Analytics
1 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (14.29%) MVC
2 2 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) PHP
5 2 (14.29%) VBScript
5 2 (14.29%) VB
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) Ruby
5 2 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) vSphere
2 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
5 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp
5 1 (7.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Plesk
1 3 (21.43%) cPanel
1 3 (21.43%) Webmin
2 2 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Remedy
5 1 (7.14%) ProCurve
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco