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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 52 52 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 14 18 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.81% 1.97% 3.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.38% 9.63% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 27
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£303 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £303 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £400 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.48% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +7.14%
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
167 187 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.60% 20.44% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 93 113
Average daily rate £335 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 7
Average hourly rate £10.20 £40.57 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.85% +78.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

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 17 September 2014. 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
Chester +11 3 £263 -
Knutsford - 3 - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
SQL Server 2005
North West

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (85.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (74.07%) Windows
3 20 (74.07%) Clustering
4 19 (70.37%) SQL
5 17 (62.96%) .NET
5 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
5 17 (62.96%) PowerShell
6 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (59.26%) Load Balancing
6 16 (59.26%) TCP/IP
6 16 (59.26%) DNS
6 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (59.26%) IIS
6 16 (59.26%) SharePoint
7 12 (44.44%) MCSE
7 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (44.44%) MCTS
7 12 (44.44%) MCITP
7 12 (44.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (33.33%) Finance
9 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
10 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
10 4 (14.81%) Replication
11 3 (11.11%) Banking
11 3 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 16 (59.26%) IIS
1 16 (59.26%) SharePoint
2 12 (44.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) TCP/IP
1 16 (59.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (85.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.11%) QlikView
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (11.11%) OLTP
4 3 (11.11%) OLAP
4 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) DTS
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Administrator
2 8 (29.63%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) SharePoint Administrator
4 5 (18.52%) DBA
5 4 (14.81%) SQL DBA
5 4 (14.81%) SharePoint Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Server Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.70%) Ajax
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) HTML
3 1 (3.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (74.07%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) Replication
3 3 (11.11%) PKI
3 3 (11.11%) NHS
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Load Balancing
2 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
2 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 3 (11.11%) ETL
3 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.41%) Database Security
4 2 (7.41%) Release Management
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 17 (62.96%) PowerShell
3 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) MCSE
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (44.44%) MCTS
1 12 (44.44%) MCITP
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 3 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Cyber-Ark