The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 114 87 59
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -28
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 12 47 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 1.79% 2.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.29% 6.98% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 44
Average daily rate
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£225 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.77% +13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £425 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-2.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +30.18%
SQL Server 2005
England

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 East of England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
523 673 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.57% 25.62% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 381 295
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 24
Average hourly rate £32.10 £35.20 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £25.80 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £45.00 £37.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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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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
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £220 -34.32% 1
Hertfordshire 0 1 £288 -17.85% 4
Essex -5 1 £350 -4.76% 2
Norfolk - 1 £150 - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
SQL Server 2005
England

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 21 (77.78%) SQL
2 21 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (62.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
5 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2000
7 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
7 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (25.93%) ITIL
8 7 (25.93%) Windows
8 7 (25.93%) Migration
9 6 (22.22%) Project Management
9 6 (22.22%) Intranet
9 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
10 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (18.52%) VMware
11 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (14.81%) Kimball Methodology
11 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
11 4 (14.81%) Cisco
11 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
11 4 (14.81%) SAN
11 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (14.81%) XML
11 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
11 4 (14.81%) ETL
12 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Intranet
2 4 (14.81%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) VLAN
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (62.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (40.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
10 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
10 1 (3.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (3.70%) DB2
10 1 (3.70%) OLAP
10 1 (3.70%) DTS
10 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.70%) MyEclipse
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (29.63%) Developer
3 6 (22.22%) DBA
4 5 (18.52%) SQL DBA
5 4 (14.81%) Systems Support Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Systems Support
5 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
5 4 (14.81%) Administrator
5 4 (14.81%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Technical Project Leader
7 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (7.41%) Project Leader
7 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (3.70%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) ICEfaces
3 1 (3.70%) JSP
3 1 (3.70%) Struts
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) JSF
3 1 (3.70%) Ajax
3 1 (3.70%) Java EE
3 1 (3.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Replication
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
3 1 (3.70%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) Solaris
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
1 7 (25.93%) Migration
2 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 6 (22.22%) Project Management
3 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.81%) ETL
4 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Data Management
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Security Management
6 2 (7.41%) Coaching
7 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) High Availability
7 1 (3.70%) OO
7 1 (3.70%) RAD
7 1 (3.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) T-SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.70%) VB6
4 1 (3.70%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) MCDBA
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (7.41%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle