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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 78 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 7 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.57% 0.62% 0.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.14% 3.74% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
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£364 £290 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.51% -6.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.66% +7.14%
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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
223 187 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.26% 16.58% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 67 59
Average daily rate £364 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £28.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.52% +41.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.30 £17.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.50 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) .NET
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) C#
5 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) AIX
6 2 (20.00%) MCSE
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) IIS
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) CruiseControl
1 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Lead Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) ScrumMaster
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) Ext JS
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) RIA
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) AIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCDST
2 2 (20.00%) MCTS
2 2 (20.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
1 2 (20.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle