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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 66 63 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 2 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.27% 0.82% 2.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.33% 4.62% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 16
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£350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £29.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.23% +17.00%
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
150 173 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.58% 17.65% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 88 64
Average daily rate £400 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 11
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.15 £42.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% -59.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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 27 November 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 - - - - 2
Crewe - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
SQL Server 2005
North West

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (88.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (80.00%) Windows
4 19 (76.00%) SQL
5 18 (72.00%) .NET
6 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
6 17 (68.00%) Clustering
7 16 (64.00%) IIS
7 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (64.00%) SharePoint
7 16 (64.00%) TCP/IP
7 16 (64.00%) DNS
7 16 (64.00%) Load Balancing
7 16 (64.00%) PowerShell
7 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (48.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (48.00%) MCSE
8 12 (48.00%) MCTS
8 12 (48.00%) MCITP
9 8 (32.00%) Finance
10 4 (16.00%) Banking
10 4 (16.00%) Change Management
10 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
10 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
10 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
11 3 (12.00%) QlikView
11 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 3 (12.00%) Capacity Management

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (64.00%) IIS
1 16 (64.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (48.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (8.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) TCP/IP
1 16 (64.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (88.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) QlikView
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 3 (12.00%) OLAP
3 3 (12.00%) OLTP
3 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Administrator
2 9 (36.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) SharePoint Administrator
4 4 (16.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (8.00%) DBA
7 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Server Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (12.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 2 (8.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 1 (4.00%) HTML5
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) XSL
4 1 (4.00%) XHTML
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware
4 1 (4.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (4.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (68.00%) Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) NHS
2 3 (12.00%) PKI
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (64.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (16.00%) Change Management
2 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (12.00%) ETL
4 1 (4.00%) Database Security
4 1 (4.00%) Line Management
4 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Workflow
4 1 (4.00%) Web Design
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) SQL
2 16 (64.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (48.00%) MCSE
1 12 (48.00%) MCTS
1 12 (48.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) IBM
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (12.00%) Wincor Nixdorf
2 1 (4.00%) VMware