The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 175 135 106
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -29
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 28 65 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 1.13% 1.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.95% 4.97% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 53 76
Average daily rate
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£420 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -20.00%
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 City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1438 1308 1553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 25.21% 22.81% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 994 1139
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 19
Average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -36.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £25.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.25 £38.74 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -5.00%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 68 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (60.29%) SQL
4 33 (48.53%) .NET
5 32 (47.06%) C#
6 24 (35.29%) Windows
7 23 (33.82%) T-SQL
7 23 (33.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (29.41%) Finance
9 19 (27.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 15 (22.06%) VBA
11 15 (22.06%) ASP.NET
12 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (20.59%) WPF
13 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
13 13 (19.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
14 12 (17.65%) TDD
15 11 (16.18%) Degree
15 11 (16.18%) WCF
15 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (16.18%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (16.18%) HTML
15 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2000
16 10 (14.71%) CSS
16 10 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (14.71%) Banking
17 8 (11.76%) Clustering

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 7 (10.29%) IIS
2 3 (4.41%) CMS
3 2 (2.94%) Umbraco
3 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.47%) PowerExchange
4 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.47%) EPiServer CMS
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) CODA-Financials
1 2 (2.94%) Sage BI
2 1 (1.47%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) SAN
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) LDAP
3 1 (1.47%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (33.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (27.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (19.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (16.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (10.29%) MS Access
10 5 (7.35%) DTS
10 5 (7.35%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
11 4 (5.88%) QlikView
12 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
12 3 (4.41%) SSDT
13 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (2.94%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (2.94%) Oracle Exadata
13 2 (2.94%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.41%) Subversion
3 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.94%) JIRA
4 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.47%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.47%) Moq
5 1 (1.47%) WiX
5 1 (1.47%) ERwin
5 1 (1.47%) Log4Net
5 1 (1.47%) NUnit
General
1 20 (29.41%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Banking
3 7 (10.29%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (52.94%) Developer
2 14 (20.59%) DBA
3 11 (16.18%) SQL DBA
4 10 (14.71%) .NET Developer
4 10 (14.71%) Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Senior Developer
6 8 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
7 7 (10.29%) C# Developer
8 6 (8.82%) SQL Developer
9 5 (7.35%) UI Programmer
9 5 (7.35%) UI Developer
9 5 (7.35%) Senior UI Developer
9 5 (7.35%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (5.88%) Applications Support
10 4 (5.88%) Web Developer
10 4 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 3 (4.41%) Designer
11 3 (4.41%) WPF Developer
11 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
11 3 (4.41%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (48.53%) .NET
2 15 (22.06%) ASP.NET
3 14 (20.59%) WPF
4 11 (16.18%) HTML
4 11 (16.18%) WCF
5 10 (14.71%) CSS
6 6 (8.82%) Web Services
6 6 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (8.82%) Task Parallel Library
7 5 (7.35%) jQuery
7 5 (7.35%) XML
7 5 (7.35%) .NET Framework
8 3 (4.41%) Classic ASP
8 3 (4.41%) XHTML
8 3 (4.41%) Ajax
8 3 (4.41%) SOAP
8 3 (4.41%) CSS3
8 3 (4.41%) HTML5
9 2 (2.94%) Entity Framework
9 2 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Replication
1 8 (11.76%) Clustering
2 7 (10.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 7 (10.29%) Fixed Income
3 6 (8.82%) Mathematics
4 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.88%) Statistics
6 3 (4.41%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.47%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.47%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.47%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.29%) Windows
2 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.35%) UNIX
6 4 (5.88%) Linux
7 2 (2.94%) Solaris
8 1 (1.47%) AIX
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.65%) TDD
3 11 (16.18%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (11.76%) ITIL
4 8 (11.76%) ETL
4 8 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 7 (10.29%) MVC
6 6 (8.82%) OOA/OOD
6 6 (8.82%) OO
6 6 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (8.82%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.82%) MVVM
6 6 (8.82%) Multithreading
7 5 (7.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.35%) Change Management
7 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Data Management
8 4 (5.88%) Content Management
8 4 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (60.29%) SQL
2 32 (47.06%) C#
3 23 (33.82%) T-SQL
4 15 (22.06%) VBA
5 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
7 5 (7.35%) VB
8 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.41%) PHP
8 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.94%) VBScript
9 2 (2.94%) Java
9 2 (2.94%) VB6
10 1 (1.47%) Korn
10 1 (1.47%) Lua
10 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.47%) Python
10 1 (1.47%) Perl
10 1 (1.47%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.94%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.47%) MCTS
4 1 (1.47%) MCITP
4 1 (1.47%) MCSD
4 1 (1.47%) MCSE
4 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) HL7
3 1 (1.47%) DICOM
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) XenServer
3 1 (1.47%) SRDF
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (2.94%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (5.88%) Tableau
4 3 (4.41%) EMC
4 3 (4.41%) CODA
4 3 (4.41%) Cognos
5 2 (2.94%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.94%) VMware
5 2 (2.94%) Sage
5 2 (2.94%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.94%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) HP
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) Informatica
6 1 (1.47%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (1.47%) NetApp
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.47%) Remedy
6 1 (1.47%) InterSystems