The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 76 77 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -40
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 6 3 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.25% 2.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.29% 1.64% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +12.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-2.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +30.18%
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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 Edinburgh region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
262 183 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 19.14% 14.98% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 88 56
Average daily rate £400 £350 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -55.00%
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 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 3 March 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) Release Management
4 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (37.50%) IIS
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) SSL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow Management
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Workflow
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Workflow Management
1 3 (37.50%) Release Management
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) HND
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft