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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 49 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 4 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 1.93% 1.27%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.81% 8.33% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate
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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 £287 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.96% +26.00%
SQL Server 2005
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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
105 132 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.59% 23.16% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 79 52
Average daily rate £371 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £223 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £440 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (76.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) T-SQL
4 7 (53.85%) .NET
4 7 (53.85%) C#
5 6 (46.15%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) CRM
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (46.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (38.46%) XML
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
7 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (30.77%) WCF
8 3 (23.08%) jQuery
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (23.08%) vSphere
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (23.08%) IIS
8 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
8 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (23.08%) MVC
8 3 (23.08%) VMware
9 2 (15.38%) Finance

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (23.08%) IIS
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (76.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) BizTalk Developer
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Support Technician
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Technician
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) DBA
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
3 4 (30.77%) WCF
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
5 1 (7.69%) XHTML
5 1 (7.69%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
1 9 (69.23%) T-SQL
2 7 (53.85%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) NetApp