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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 53 46 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 4 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.60% 1.18% 1.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.63% 6.80% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate £305 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.82% -6.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £26.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-27.88% -16.80%
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
152 103 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.86% 17.31% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 62 78
Average daily rate £389 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +16.07%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) ETL
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (20.00%) IIS
7 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (20.00%) Migration
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (20.00%) QlikView
7 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (20.00%) Release Management
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (10.00%) Relational Database

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (20.00%) QlikView
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) DBA
2 4 (40.00%) Developer
2 4 (40.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (20.00%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Principal Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Report Developer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Senior DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C#
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) arcserve
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Sybase
2 1 (10.00%) VMware