The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 18 April 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 Edinburgh 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 79 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 2 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.16% 1.59% 1.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.93% 9.38% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate £300 £273 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £256 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £398 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+51.78% -20.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
216 128 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.82% 17.00% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 48 82
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £70.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.28% +133.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2005
Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 4 (57.14%) C#
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) WCF
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) Replication
5 2 (28.57%) Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) High Availability
5 2 (28.57%) ETL
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
6 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 2 (28.57%) DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (14.29%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) WCF
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) High Availability
1 2 (28.57%) ETL
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Business Objects