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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 172 127 100
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -27
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 31 110 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 1.54% 1.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.38% 6.71% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 74 100
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£425 £435 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% -0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.25% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £51.30 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +7.14%
SQL Server 2005
London

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
1305 1640 1611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.10% 22.91% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 1223 1172
Average daily rate £450 £435 £446
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 19
Average hourly rate £44.50 £36.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.91% +12.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014, 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.

1 101 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 80 (79.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 61 (60.40%) SQL
4 44 (43.56%) Microsoft
5 39 (38.61%) T-SQL
6 38 (37.62%) .NET
7 37 (36.63%) C#
7 37 (36.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (30.69%) Finance
9 30 (29.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (24.75%) Windows
12 23 (22.77%) MVC
13 22 (21.78%) MS Excel
14 21 (20.79%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (20.79%) TDD
15 19 (18.81%) .NET Framework
15 19 (18.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (18.81%) ETL
15 19 (18.81%) JavaScript
16 18 (17.82%) ASP.NET
17 17 (16.83%) Banking
18 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
20 14 (13.86%) SQL Server 2000
20 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
21 13 (12.87%) HTML
22 12 (11.88%) Data Modelling
22 12 (11.88%) jQuery
22 12 (11.88%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 10 (9.90%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.92%) IIS
3 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.94%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.99%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.99%) CMS
7 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.99%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (21.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.93%) MS Office
3 2 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.98%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.99%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Markit EDM
2 4 (3.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) WAN
1 5 (4.95%) LAN
1 5 (4.95%) Internet
2 4 (3.96%) Intranet
3 3 (2.97%) Wireless
3 3 (2.97%) VoIP
3 3 (2.97%) VPN
4 2 (1.98%) DNS
4 2 (1.98%) DMZ
5 1 (0.99%) SSH
5 1 (0.99%) SSL
5 1 (0.99%) SMTP
5 1 (0.99%) DHCP
5 1 (0.99%) HTTP
5 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 80 (79.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (36.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (29.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (18.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (13.86%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (10.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 10 (9.90%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (7.92%) Relational Database
10 7 (6.93%) Oracle Database
11 6 (5.94%) OLAP
12 5 (4.95%) DTS
12 5 (4.95%) Data Mining
13 4 (3.96%) MS Access
13 4 (3.96%) RDBMS
13 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (2.97%) OLTP
15 2 (1.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.90%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.93%) MSTest
4 5 (4.95%) NUnit
5 4 (3.96%) Rhino Mocks
6 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (1.98%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.98%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.98%) Moq
7 2 (1.98%) Subversion
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.99%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.99%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.99%) SpecFlow
General
1 31 (30.69%) Finance
2 17 (16.83%) Banking
3 8 (7.92%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.94%) Legal
5 5 (4.95%) Retail
6 4 (3.96%) Front Office
7 3 (2.97%) Marketing
8 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.98%) International Banking
8 2 (1.98%) Back Office
8 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.98%) Billing
9 1 (0.99%) Advertising
9 1 (0.99%) Law
9 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (64.36%) Developer
2 22 (21.78%) SQL Developer
3 18 (17.82%) .NET Developer
4 15 (14.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 12 (11.88%) Analyst
6 11 (10.89%) Senior Developer
6 11 (10.89%) DBA
6 11 (10.89%) C# Developer
7 9 (8.91%) SQL DBA
8 8 (7.92%) ASP.NET Developer
8 8 (7.92%) Support Analyst
8 8 (7.92%) Senior SQL Developer
8 8 (7.92%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (4.95%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.95%) WPF Developer
9 5 (4.95%) Consultant
10 4 (3.96%) SQL Server DBA
10 4 (3.96%) Applications Support
10 4 (3.96%) Administrator
10 4 (3.96%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (37.62%) .NET
2 19 (18.81%) .NET Framework
3 18 (17.82%) ASP.NET
4 13 (12.87%) HTML
5 12 (11.88%) jQuery
5 12 (11.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (11.88%) WPF
6 11 (10.89%) CSS
7 10 (9.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 10 (9.90%) WCF
8 7 (6.93%) XML
8 7 (6.93%) AngularJS
8 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (5.94%) Ajax
10 5 (4.95%) Web Services
11 4 (3.96%) Classic ASP
11 4 (3.96%) MDX
11 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (2.97%) WinForms
12 3 (2.97%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Data Integration
2 7 (6.93%) Clustering
3 5 (4.95%) Replication
4 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.97%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.97%) Reference Data
4 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.98%) Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (0.99%) Statistics
6 1 (0.99%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.99%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) W3C
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.99%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.75%) Windows
2 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.94%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.95%) UNIX
6 4 (3.96%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.97%) Linux
7 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.77%) MVC
3 21 (20.79%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (20.79%) TDD
4 19 (18.81%) ETL
5 12 (11.88%) Data Modelling
6 11 (10.89%) OO
7 10 (9.90%) ITIL
7 10 (9.90%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (8.91%) Data Transformation
8 9 (8.91%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (7.92%) Migration
9 8 (7.92%) Scrum
10 7 (6.93%) Data Management
10 7 (6.93%) BDD
11 6 (5.94%) Database Tuning
12 5 (4.95%) Database Security
12 5 (4.95%) OOD
13 4 (3.96%) OOP
13 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 61 (60.40%) SQL
2 39 (38.61%) T-SQL
3 37 (36.63%) C#
4 19 (18.81%) JavaScript
5 9 (8.91%) VB
6 7 (6.93%) VBA
7 6 (5.94%) VBScript
7 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.97%) C
8 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.97%) Perl
9 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.98%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.98%) XAML
9 2 (1.98%) XPath
9 2 (1.98%) X++
10 1 (0.99%) VB6
10 1 (0.99%) Python
10 1 (0.99%) PHP
10 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.89%) MCITP
3 10 (9.90%) MCTS
4 8 (7.92%) Degree
5 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.99%) MCSE
5 1 (0.99%) MCSA
5 1 (0.99%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) Basel III
2 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) vSphere
3 3 (2.97%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.97%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.98%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.99%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.98%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.98%) Control-M
3 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (43.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.90%) Oracle
3 9 (8.91%) VMware
4 4 (3.96%) Informatica
5 3 (2.97%) Tableau
5 3 (2.97%) Cisco
5 3 (2.97%) Mitel
5 3 (2.97%) Citrix
6 2 (1.98%) BMC
6 2 (1.98%) Siebel
6 2 (1.98%) Trillium
6 2 (1.98%) Telerik
6 2 (1.98%) DataFlux
6 2 (1.98%) Red Gate
6 2 (1.98%) Sybase
7 1 (0.99%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.99%) Cognos
7 1 (0.99%) HP
7 1 (0.99%) Compaq
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