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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 337 212 157
Rank change year-on-year
-125 -55
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 276 464 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.97% 1.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.41% 4.50% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 332 384
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 26
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £14.85 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £40.10 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -20.00%
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
11444 10303 9560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.58% 21.52% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7613 6509 5861
Average daily rate £400 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 157 215
Average hourly rate £27.78 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -102 97 £375 -10.92% 48
South East -42 59 £380 +4.10% 17
East of England +13 41 £325 -16.12% 7
Yorkshire -47 22 £300 - 14
South West -39 18 £329 +0.38% 9
East Midlands -1 15 £278 -30.62% 4
West Midlands +5 14 £350 +18.14% 14
North West -31 10 £325 +6.55% 9
North East -27 2 £125 -55.35%
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 562 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 385 (68.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 324 (57.65%) SQL
4 226 (40.21%) .NET
5 214 (38.08%) Windows
6 204 (36.30%) C#
7 191 (33.99%) Microsoft
8 186 (33.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 160 (28.47%) T-SQL
10 156 (27.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 146 (25.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 136 (24.20%) Finance
13 133 (23.67%) ASP.NET
14 120 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 118 (21.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 90 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
17 84 (14.95%) SQL Server 2000
17 84 (14.95%) JavaScript
18 82 (14.59%) HTML
19 80 (14.23%) Active Directory
20 78 (13.88%) SharePoint
21 77 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
22 75 (13.35%) MS Excel
23 74 (13.17%) MVC
24 72 (12.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 70 (12.46%) Windows Server 2012
25 70 (12.46%) VMware
26 68 (12.10%) Data Warehouse
27 66 (11.74%) IIS
28 62 (11.03%) Banking

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 78 (13.88%) SharePoint
2 66 (11.74%) IIS
3 59 (10.50%) MS Exchange
4 38 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
6 17 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.96%) Umbraco
9 11 (1.96%) CMS
10 9 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.42%) Lync
12 6 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.71%) EPiServer CMS
13 4 (0.71%) LiveCycle
14 3 (0.53%) Confluence
15 2 (0.36%) nginx
15 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 75 (13.35%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.34%) MS Office
3 9 (1.60%) MS Project
4 5 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.71%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.36%) SPSS
8 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (1.07%) SunGard AvantGard
2 5 (0.89%) CODA-Financials
3 3 (0.53%) Primavera
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.36%) Sage BI
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.53%) Office 365
3 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.50%) SAN
2 34 (6.05%) DNS
3 31 (5.52%) Firewall
4 30 (5.34%) DHCP
5 23 (4.09%) LAN
6 18 (3.20%) WAN
7 15 (2.67%) Intranet
8 14 (2.49%) Internet
8 14 (2.49%) Wireless
9 13 (2.31%) NAS
10 10 (1.78%) VLAN
11 8 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.42%) SMTP
12 6 (1.07%) IPv4
13 3 (0.53%) IP Telephony
13 3 (0.53%) PBX
13 3 (0.53%) SSL
13 3 (0.53%) VPN
14 2 (0.36%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 562 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 385 (68.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 186 (33.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 156 (27.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 146 (25.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 84 (14.95%) SQL Server 2000
7 72 (12.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 68 (12.10%) Data Warehouse
9 29 (5.16%) MS Access
10 27 (4.80%) Oracle Database
11 26 (4.63%) Relational Database
12 23 (4.09%) Crystal Reports
13 20 (3.56%) DTS
14 16 (2.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 14 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (2.31%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (2.14%) RDBMS
18 11 (1.96%) QlikView
19 8 (1.42%) MySQL
20 6 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 57 (10.14%) Visual Studio
2 47 (8.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (4.80%) Subversion
4 19 (3.38%) TeamCity
5 15 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (2.14%) NUnit
7 11 (1.96%) Git (software)
8 8 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (1.25%) Moq
10 5 (0.89%) MSTest
10 5 (0.89%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.89%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.71%) JIRA
12 3 (0.53%) ERwin
13 2 (0.36%) Log4Net
13 2 (0.36%) Toad
13 2 (0.36%) ReSharper
13 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 136 (24.20%) Finance
2 62 (11.03%) Banking
3 30 (5.34%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.27%) Retail
5 19 (3.38%) Back Office
6 17 (3.02%) Legal
7 10 (1.78%) Law
8 8 (1.42%) Marketing
9 7 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.89%) Local Government
11 4 (0.71%) Advertising
12 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.53%) Front Office
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Publishing
14 1 (0.18%) Games
14 1 (0.18%) Military
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 247 (43.95%) Developer
2 92 (16.37%) Analyst
2 92 (16.37%) DBA
3 87 (15.48%) .NET Developer
4 66 (11.74%) SQL DBA
5 58 (10.32%) SQL Developer
6 53 (9.43%) C# Developer
7 41 (7.30%) SQL Server DBA
8 39 (6.94%) C# .NET Developer
9 35 (6.23%) Administrator
10 30 (5.34%) Support Analyst
11 20 (3.56%) Senior Developer
11 20 (3.56%) Architect
12 19 (3.38%) Support Engineer
12 19 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (3.02%) Applications Support
13 17 (3.02%) Database Developer
14 15 (2.67%) Applications Developer
15 14 (2.49%) Software Developer
15 14 (2.49%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (40.21%) .NET
2 133 (23.67%) ASP.NET
3 82 (14.59%) HTML
4 56 (9.96%) .NET Framework
5 53 (9.43%) WCF
6 49 (8.72%) CSS
6 49 (8.72%) XML
7 46 (8.19%) Web Services
8 43 (7.65%) jQuery
9 40 (7.12%) ASP.NET MVC
10 32 (5.69%) WPF
11 24 (4.27%) XSLT
12 21 (3.74%) Entity Framework
13 20 (3.56%) DHTML
14 19 (3.38%) Ajax
15 14 (2.49%) ADO.NET
16 13 (2.31%) MDX
17 12 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 10 (1.78%) LINQ
18 10 (1.78%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.61%) Replication
2 34 (6.05%) Clustering
3 24 (4.27%) N-Tier
4 19 (3.38%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.31%) Fixed Income
6 13 (2.31%) HP Storage
7 12 (2.14%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 8 (1.42%) NHS
9 8 (1.42%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.25%) RIA
11 6 (1.07%) Statistics
11 6 (1.07%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.07%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.89%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.89%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.89%) HP StoreVirtual
13 4 (0.71%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 214 (38.08%) Windows
2 120 (21.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 118 (21.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (12.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (4.45%) Windows 7
6 22 (3.91%) Linux
7 13 (2.31%) UNIX
7 13 (2.31%) Windows XP
8 12 (2.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (1.42%) Android
9 8 (1.42%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.07%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.89%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.53%) Fedora
13 3 (0.53%) Solaris
14 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.36%) CentOS
15 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (16.01%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
3 74 (13.17%) MVC
4 55 (9.79%) ITIL
5 53 (9.43%) TDD
6 52 (9.25%) ETL
7 46 (8.19%) Performance Tuning
8 45 (8.01%) Migration
9 37 (6.58%) Web Development
10 33 (5.87%) OO
10 33 (5.87%) Waterfall
11 32 (5.69%) Unit Testing
12 27 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (4.63%) Change Management
14 25 (4.45%) Data Modelling
15 24 (4.27%) Scrum
16 20 (3.56%) Technical Architecture
17 18 (3.20%) Business Analysis
17 18 (3.20%) Capacity Planning
17 18 (3.20%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 324 (57.65%) SQL
2 204 (36.30%) C#
3 160 (28.47%) T-SQL
4 84 (14.95%) JavaScript
5 58 (10.32%) VB.NET
6 51 (9.07%) VBA
7 45 (8.01%) VB
8 44 (7.83%) PowerShell
9 26 (4.63%) VBScript
10 23 (4.09%) Java
11 21 (3.74%) VB6
12 16 (2.85%) C++
13 15 (2.67%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.07%) PHP
15 4 (0.71%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.71%) X++
16 3 (0.53%) Python
16 3 (0.53%) Ruby
17 2 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 35 (6.23%) Degree
2 24 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (3.38%) Security Cleared
4 15 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.14%) MCSE
6 10 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.71%) CCNA
8 3 (0.53%) MCSA
8 3 (0.53%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.53%) MCITP
9 2 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.36%) APMP
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.18%) MCTS
10 1 (0.18%) MCSD
10 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.18%) PMP
10 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.96%) QA
2 8 (1.42%) SLA
3 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) DICOM
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 80 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 46 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.63%) vSphere
4 19 (3.38%) Hyper-V
5 18 (3.20%) VMware ESX
6 17 (3.02%) XenApp
7 9 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.42%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.53%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.53%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.36%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.36%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.18%) vCloud
12 1 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.18%) SRDF
12 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (2.67%) ARCserve
2 12 (2.14%) SCCM
3 9 (1.60%) WSUS
4 7 (1.25%) Control-M
5 5 (0.89%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.89%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.53%) SCOM
6 3 (0.53%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.36%) Plesk
7 2 (0.36%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.36%) cPanel
7 2 (0.36%) Webmin
8 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 191 (33.99%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.46%) VMware
3 50 (8.90%) Oracle
4 40 (7.12%) Cisco
5 36 (6.41%) HP
6 35 (6.23%) Citrix
7 22 (3.91%) Cognos
8 17 (3.02%) CA
9 16 (2.85%) CODA
10 13 (2.31%) IBM
11 12 (2.14%) Altiris
12 10 (1.78%) SunGard
13 9 (1.60%) Business Objects
13 9 (1.60%) SAP
13 9 (1.60%) Symantec
14 8 (1.42%) EMC
14 8 (1.42%) NetApp
14 8 (1.42%) Veeam
15 7 (1.25%) EPiServer
15 7 (1.25%) 3PAR
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Rate: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough
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Rate: £27 - £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months Initially
Posted: 3 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £190 - 200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £120 - £200 per day
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London
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Bromley
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Rate: £250.00 per annum
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Oxfordshire
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Spalding
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