The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 53 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 4 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.64% 1.81% 0.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.12% 7.48% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
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£190 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £252 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.96% +24.00%
SQL Server 2005
West Midlands

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 Birmingham region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
97 147 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.42% 24.18% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 95 57
Average daily rate £350 £315 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £266 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -24.44%
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 Birmingham

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (84.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 12 (63.16%) T-SQL
4 10 (52.63%) .NET
4 10 (52.63%) C#
5 9 (47.37%) Windows
6 8 (42.11%) XML
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (36.84%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (36.84%) WCF
7 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
7 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
8 6 (31.58%) CRM
8 6 (31.58%) VMware
8 6 (31.58%) vSphere
8 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (31.58%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (21.05%) NetApp
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (15.79%) jQuery
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (15.79%) MVC
10 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
10 3 (15.79%) IIS

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (36.84%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (15.79%) IIS
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (84.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Applications Support
4 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (21.05%) Support Technician
4 4 (21.05%) Applications Support Technician
4 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Team Leader
7 1 (5.26%) SQL DBA
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Server Administrator
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (5.26%) Administrator
7 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) DBA
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 8 (42.11%) XML
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
3 7 (36.84%) WCF
4 3 (15.79%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
5 1 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (5.26%) XSLT
5 1 (5.26%) XHTML
5 1 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) CRM
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Management
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
1 12 (63.16%) T-SQL
2 10 (52.63%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) NetApp
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft