The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the City of London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 150 108 87
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -21
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 45 122 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.77% 1.72% 2.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.40% 7.60% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 78 120
Average daily rate
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£450 £414 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.76% +0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £321 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £51.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +168.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -28.57%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1322 1606 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.70% 22.60% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1003 1183 1195
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £51.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £13.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.03 £52.50 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +0.32%
SQL Server 2005
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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.

1 114 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 90 (78.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 65 (57.02%) SQL
4 50 (43.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (42.98%) .NET
6 41 (35.96%) Finance
7 39 (34.21%) Microsoft
8 38 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (30.70%) C#
10 32 (28.07%) T-SQL
10 32 (28.07%) Windows
11 26 (22.81%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (22.81%) MVC
11 26 (22.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 25 (21.93%) ASP.NET
13 21 (18.42%) .NET Framework
14 20 (17.54%) Banking
14 20 (17.54%) TDD
14 20 (17.54%) MS Excel
15 19 (16.67%) ETL
15 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (15.79%) Data Modelling
17 17 (14.91%) HTML
18 16 (14.04%) JavaScript
18 16 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
19 15 (13.16%) SQL Server 2000
19 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
19 15 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
20 14 (12.28%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 11 (9.65%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.89%) IIS
2 9 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.88%) CMS
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.88%) Apache
Applications
1 20 (17.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (1.75%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.75%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.75%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) LAN
1 6 (5.26%) WAN
2 3 (2.63%) VoIP
2 3 (2.63%) HTTP
2 3 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.63%) VPN
2 3 (2.63%) DMZ
2 3 (2.63%) Intranet
2 3 (2.63%) Internet
2 3 (2.63%) Wireless
3 2 (1.75%) Firewall
3 2 (1.75%) DNS
3 2 (1.75%) SMTP
4 1 (0.88%) DHCP
4 1 (0.88%) SAN
4 1 (0.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 90 (78.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (43.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (22.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (14.04%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (13.16%) SQL Server 2000
7 15 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (9.65%) OLAP
9 9 (7.89%) OLTP
9 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (7.02%) Oracle Database
10 8 (7.02%) Relational Database
11 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (2.63%) Siebel EIM
13 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
13 3 (2.63%) DTS
13 3 (2.63%) MS Access
14 2 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.02%) NUnit
2 8 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.14%) MSTest
4 6 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (2.63%) Subversion
6 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.75%) Moq
7 1 (0.88%) MbUnit
7 1 (0.88%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.88%) NCover
7 1 (0.88%) JIRA
7 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.88%) ClearQuest
General
1 41 (35.96%) Finance
2 20 (17.54%) Banking
3 8 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.26%) Legal
5 5 (4.39%) Retail
6 4 (3.51%) Front Office
7 3 (2.63%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.75%) International Banking
8 2 (1.75%) Marketing
8 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.75%) Billing
9 1 (0.88%) Advertising
9 1 (0.88%) Publishing
9 1 (0.88%) Back Office
9 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (63.16%) Developer
2 25 (21.93%) SQL Developer
3 20 (17.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 17 (14.91%) .NET Developer
5 14 (12.28%) C# Developer
6 13 (11.40%) DBA
7 12 (10.53%) Analyst
8 11 (9.65%) Senior Developer
8 11 (9.65%) SQL DBA
9 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (7.02%) Senior SQL Developer
9 8 (7.02%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (5.26%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.39%) Consultant
11 5 (4.39%) WPF Developer
12 4 (3.51%) Data Warehouse Developer
12 4 (3.51%) Database Developer
12 4 (3.51%) Oracle DBA
12 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (42.98%) .NET
2 25 (21.93%) ASP.NET
3 21 (18.42%) .NET Framework
4 17 (14.91%) HTML
5 15 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (12.28%) WPF
7 12 (10.53%) jQuery
7 12 (10.53%) WCF
8 9 (7.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 8 (7.02%) MDX
9 8 (7.02%) CSS
10 7 (6.14%) Web Services
10 7 (6.14%) Ajax
10 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 6 (5.26%) XML
12 5 (4.39%) NHibernate
12 5 (4.39%) WinForms
12 5 (4.39%) AngularJS
12 5 (4.39%) Castle Windsor
12 5 (4.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Clustering
2 8 (7.02%) Data Integration
3 7 (6.14%) Replication
4 6 (5.26%) Statistics
5 5 (4.39%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (3.51%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.75%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.75%) Derivative
9 1 (0.88%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.88%) Tandem
9 1 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
9 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.88%) NHS
9 1 (0.88%) W3C
9 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 32 (28.07%) Windows
2 19 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.51%) Linux
5 4 (3.51%) UNIX
5 4 (3.51%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.81%) Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.81%) MVC
2 20 (17.54%) TDD
3 19 (16.67%) ETL
4 18 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 11 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (8.77%) Migration
6 10 (8.77%) ITIL
7 9 (7.89%) OO
7 9 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.02%) Data Transformation
9 7 (6.14%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (5.26%) Time Management
10 6 (5.26%) Scrum
10 6 (5.26%) Data Management
11 5 (4.39%) Asset Management
11 5 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.39%) CRM
11 5 (4.39%) OOP
11 5 (4.39%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 65 (57.02%) SQL
2 35 (30.70%) C#
3 32 (28.07%) T-SQL
4 16 (14.04%) JavaScript
5 11 (9.65%) VB
6 8 (7.02%) PowerShell
7 7 (6.14%) VBA
7 7 (6.14%) VBScript
8 3 (2.63%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.75%) Perl
9 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.75%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.75%) XAML
9 2 (1.75%) X++
10 1 (0.88%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.77%) Degree
3 8 (7.02%) MCTS
3 8 (7.02%) MCITP
4 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.88%) MCSE
5 1 (0.88%) MCSA
5 1 (0.88%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) Basel III
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.51%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.63%) Terminal Server
4 3 (2.63%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.63%) vSphere
5 1 (0.88%) XenApp
5 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.51%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.75%) Control-M
2 2 (1.75%) SCOM
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 39 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.53%) VMware
3 11 (9.65%) Oracle
4 8 (7.02%) Tableau
5 5 (4.39%) Citrix
6 4 (3.51%) Informatica
6 4 (3.51%) Cisco
6 4 (3.51%) Telerik
7 3 (2.63%) DataFlux
7 3 (2.63%) Mitel
7 3 (2.63%) Siebel
8 2 (1.75%) Trillium
8 2 (1.75%) Sybase
8 2 (1.75%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.75%) EMC
8 2 (1.75%) Nintex
8 2 (1.75%) BMC
8 2 (1.75%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.88%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.88%) Intel
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