The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 291 164 126
Rank change year-on-year
-127 -38
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 346 629 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 1.33% 1.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.20% 5.74% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 400 510
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £257 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 24
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +7.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 £22.55 £20.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £46.00 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +10.00%
SQL Server 2005
UK

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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10797 10955 10431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.35% 23.17% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7183 6907 6256
Average daily rate £400 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 228 266
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in England

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the England region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in England

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. 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
London -104 121 £400 -5.88% 34
South East -78 71 £375 +7.14% 35
North West -23 36 £325 -3.34% 26
Yorkshire -17 33 £323 +9.32% 22
West Midlands -6 22 £350 +27.27% 16
South West -59 22 £363 -2.68% 24
East of England -58 16 £375 +25.00% 6
North East - 16 £365 - 1
East Midlands -17 6 £315 +12.50% 5
SQL Server 2005
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SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 750 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 600 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 440 (58.67%) SQL
4 338 (45.07%) .NET
5 311 (41.47%) Windows
6 308 (41.07%) C#
7 301 (40.13%) Microsoft
8 216 (28.80%) ASP.NET
9 200 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 180 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 177 (23.60%) T-SQL
12 155 (20.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 146 (19.47%) SQL Server 2000
14 143 (19.07%) MS Excel
15 141 (18.80%) Windows Server 2003
16 136 (18.13%) XML
17 134 (17.87%) Finance
18 129 (17.20%) JavaScript
19 114 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
20 110 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
21 109 (14.53%) HTML
22 104 (13.87%) Active Directory
23 103 (13.73%) SharePoint
24 102 (13.60%) Visual Studio
25 99 (13.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 98 (13.07%) WCF
26 98 (13.07%) MVC
27 97 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
28 93 (12.40%) IIS
29 92 (12.27%) Clustering

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 103 (13.73%) SharePoint
2 93 (12.40%) IIS
3 65 (8.67%) BizTalk Server
4 59 (7.87%) MS Exchange
5 42 (5.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 28 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (3.07%) SharePoint Server
8 21 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (1.60%) CMS
11 8 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.07%) Lotus Domino
12 6 (0.80%) LiveCycle
12 6 (0.80%) MS Project Server
12 6 (0.80%) Apache
13 5 (0.67%) JBoss
13 5 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
13 5 (0.67%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.53%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 143 (19.07%) MS Excel
2 44 (5.87%) MS Office
3 9 (1.20%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.80%) MS Project
5 5 (0.67%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.40%) SPSS
6 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.40%) FastStats
7 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 22 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.80%) Markit EDM
4 5 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.67%) Staffware
4 5 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (0.67%) TIBCO iProcess
5 4 (0.53%) CODA-Financials
6 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.40%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) Maximo
7 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.80%) Office 365
3 4 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (5.87%) SAN
2 39 (5.20%) DNS
3 28 (3.73%) TCP/IP
4 21 (2.80%) Firewall
5 20 (2.67%) NAS
5 20 (2.67%) Internet
5 20 (2.67%) DHCP
6 17 (2.27%) SSL
7 12 (1.60%) LAN
8 10 (1.33%) VPN
9 9 (1.20%) WAN
9 9 (1.20%) VLAN
10 8 (1.07%) LDAP
11 5 (0.67%) SMTP
11 5 (0.67%) FTP
11 5 (0.67%) Intranet
11 5 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.53%) VoIP
13 3 (0.40%) Wireless
14 2 (0.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 750 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 600 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 200 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 180 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 155 (20.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 146 (19.47%) SQL Server 2000
7 99 (13.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 67 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
9 42 (5.60%) Relational Database
10 39 (5.20%) DTS
11 38 (5.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 36 (4.80%) Oracle Database
13 34 (4.53%) OLAP
13 34 (4.53%) MS Access
14 25 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
15 18 (2.40%) Star Schema
16 17 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
18 14 (1.87%) RDBMS
19 11 (1.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 102 (13.60%) Visual Studio
2 47 (6.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (3.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 17 (2.27%) NUnit
5 11 (1.47%) MSTest
5 11 (1.47%) SpecFlow
6 9 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
6 9 (1.20%) Rhino Mocks
7 8 (1.07%) Subversion
8 7 (0.93%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.80%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.80%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.67%) Selenium
11 4 (0.53%) MyEclipse
11 4 (0.53%) JIRA
11 4 (0.53%) Ant
11 4 (0.53%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.40%) ClearQuest
12 3 (0.40%) FrontPage
General
1 134 (17.87%) Finance
2 37 (4.93%) Banking
3 28 (3.73%) Marketing
4 26 (3.47%) Retail
5 20 (2.67%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.60%) Back Office
7 11 (1.47%) Legal
7 11 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.80%) Advertising
10 5 (0.67%) Electronics
10 5 (0.67%) Front Office
10 5 (0.67%) Billing
10 5 (0.67%) Local Government
11 4 (0.53%) Law
12 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.27%) German Language
13 2 (0.27%) International Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 377 (50.27%) Developer
2 106 (14.13%) .NET Developer
3 99 (13.20%) Analyst
4 96 (12.80%) DBA
5 87 (11.60%) SQL Developer
6 81 (10.80%) SQL DBA
7 63 (8.40%) Administrator
8 56 (7.47%) C# Developer
9 39 (5.20%) SQL Server DBA
10 36 (4.80%) Consultant
11 33 (4.40%) Support Analyst
12 31 (4.13%) ASP.NET Developer
13 29 (3.87%) Applications Support
14 28 (3.73%) BizTalk Developer
14 28 (3.73%) C# .NET Developer
15 27 (3.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 26 (3.47%) Senior Developer
17 24 (3.20%) SharePoint Developer
18 23 (3.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 22 (2.93%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (45.07%) .NET
2 216 (28.80%) ASP.NET
3 136 (18.13%) XML
4 109 (14.53%) HTML
5 98 (13.07%) WCF
6 86 (11.47%) CSS
7 84 (11.20%) Web Services
8 79 (10.53%) .NET Framework
9 66 (8.80%) jQuery
10 57 (7.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 51 (6.80%) Ajax
12 37 (4.93%) XSLT
13 35 (4.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 34 (4.53%) WPF
15 32 (4.27%) MDX
16 26 (3.47%) Silverlight
17 25 (3.33%) LINQ
18 18 (2.40%) XHTML
19 14 (1.87%) WinForms
20 13 (1.73%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 92 (12.27%) Clustering
2 53 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (6.40%) Replication
4 25 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 17 (2.27%) NHS
6 16 (2.13%) Open Source
7 11 (1.47%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.07%) iPad
8 8 (1.07%) W3C
9 7 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.80%) Informatics
10 6 (0.80%) Statistics
11 5 (0.67%) DTV
11 5 (0.67%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.67%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.53%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.40%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.40%) PKI
13 3 (0.40%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 311 (41.47%) Windows
2 141 (18.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 114 (15.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (6.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (4.27%) Windows 7
6 26 (3.47%) Windows XP
7 19 (2.53%) UNIX
8 14 (1.87%) Linux
9 8 (1.07%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.80%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.67%) AIX
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.27%) CentOS
13 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.27%) Solaris
14 1 (0.13%) SUSE
14 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (13.07%) MVC
3 97 (12.93%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (8.80%) ETL
5 64 (8.53%) Performance Tuning
6 62 (8.27%) Migration
7 55 (7.33%) ITIL
8 47 (6.27%) OO
9 45 (6.00%) TDD
10 40 (5.33%) CRM
11 38 (5.07%) Scrum
11 38 (5.07%) Web Development
12 35 (4.67%) Load Balancing
13 33 (4.40%) Data Modelling
13 33 (4.40%) Project Management
14 31 (4.13%) Data Analysis
14 31 (4.13%) Workflow
15 30 (4.00%) Service Delivery
16 29 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (3.73%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 440 (58.67%) SQL
2 308 (41.07%) C#
3 177 (23.60%) T-SQL
4 129 (17.20%) JavaScript
5 61 (8.13%) VBA
6 54 (7.20%) PowerShell
7 53 (7.07%) VB
8 47 (6.27%) VB.NET
9 35 (4.67%) VBScript
10 26 (3.47%) Java
11 20 (2.67%) C
11 20 (2.67%) VB6
12 18 (2.40%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 9 (1.20%) XAML
14 7 (0.93%) Perl
15 6 (0.80%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.67%) PHP
17 4 (0.53%) XPath
17 4 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 78 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (7.20%) SC Cleared
4 40 (5.33%) MCTS
5 32 (4.27%) MCITP
5 32 (4.27%) MCSE
5 32 (4.27%) Degree
6 10 (1.33%) DV Cleared
7 7 (0.93%) MCDBA
8 6 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.67%) MCT
9 5 (0.67%) MCSA
10 3 (0.40%) CCNA
10 3 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.27%) VCP5
11 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.27%) CCNP
12 1 (0.13%) MCP
12 1 (0.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.73%) QA
2 24 (3.20%) SLA
3 7 (0.93%) HL7
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 104 (13.87%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.00%) vSphere
4 28 (3.73%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (0.80%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.53%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.53%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.27%) XenApp
11 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.13%) Firmware
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.13%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 34 (4.53%) SCCM
2 25 (3.33%) SCOM
3 18 (2.40%) NetBackup
4 8 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (0.80%) Data Guard
6 6 (0.80%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.80%) ARCserve
7 5 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.67%) TIBCO Hawk
7 5 (0.67%) WSUS
8 3 (0.40%) Control-M
8 3 (0.40%) Ionix
9 2 (0.27%) Puppet
9 2 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.27%) Salt
9 2 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.13%) OpenView
10 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 301 (40.13%) Microsoft
2 72 (9.60%) Oracle
3 70 (9.33%) VMware
4 25 (3.33%) Symantec
5 23 (3.07%) Business Objects
6 21 (2.80%) EMC
6 21 (2.80%) Citrix
7 20 (2.67%) Cisco
8 19 (2.53%) IBM
9 17 (2.27%) HP
10 13 (1.73%) Dell
11 11 (1.47%) Cognos
11 11 (1.47%) SAP
12 10 (1.33%) CA
12 10 (1.33%) NetApp
13 9 (1.20%) Lotus
13 9 (1.20%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.07%) Altiris
15 6 (0.80%) Veeam
15 6 (0.80%) Kaspersky
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