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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 91 71 61
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.059% 0.59% 0.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.43% 3.06% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £364 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +25.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+30.55% -52.00%
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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
232 229 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.75% 19.31% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 123 76
Average daily rate £390 £367 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.26% +4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -63.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -2.16%

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 4 September 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) XSL
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) XQuery
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow Management
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) XPath
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Release Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) AWS Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSL
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow Management
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) XQuery
3 1 (25.00%) XPath
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft