The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 70 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.21% - 0.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.67% - 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate - - £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £26.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-27.88% -16.80%
SQL Server 2005
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
120 159 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.89% 21.52% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 102 109
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £479 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.75 £36.00 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.91% +109.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £36.00 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £36.00 £66.29
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 Cheshire

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chester - 2 - - 1
SQL Server 2005
North West

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) .NET
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 5 (62.50%) Migration
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) IIS
6 3 (37.50%) C#
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (25.00%) Remedy
7 2 (25.00%) Local Government
7 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
7 2 (25.00%) Middleware
7 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 1 (12.50%) DTS
8 1 (12.50%) Oracle
8 1 (12.50%) ReportNet
8 1 (12.50%) Internet
8 1 (12.50%) OOP
8 1 (12.50%) OO
8 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
8 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 1 (12.50%) MS Access

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (12.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (12.50%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (12.50%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (12.50%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (12.50%) DTS
5 1 (12.50%) MS Access
5 1 (12.50%) ReportNet
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Server Support
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server Support
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Database Developer
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) WCF
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Content Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Transformation
2 1 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) OOP
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
3 1 (12.50%) VBA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) AppSense
3 1 (12.50%) Cognos
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Teradata