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 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 327 247 154
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -93
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 304 403 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.80% 1.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.52% 3.70% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 277 421
Average daily rate
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£363 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 17
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -48.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £15.39 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.52 £37.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+30.55% -52.00%
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
12082 10883 10788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.78% 21.53% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8056 6886 6811
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 155 195
Average hourly rate £33.00 £31.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £17.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £53.00 £51.30
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 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -4 106 £400 -5.88% 21
South East -56 61 £375 +7.37% 17
East of England +11 30 £325 -18.75% 6
West Midlands +14 26 £375 +7.14% 13
South West -11 25 £335 +3.07% 14
North West -58 21 £375 +15.38% 10
North East -25 14 £301 -18.14% 5
Yorkshire -65 14 £325 +6.55% 7
East Midlands -5 9 £300 - 3
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 587 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 399 (67.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 360 (61.33%) SQL
4 227 (38.67%) .NET
5 224 (38.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 213 (36.29%) Windows
7 198 (33.73%) T-SQL
8 189 (32.20%) C#
8 189 (32.20%) Microsoft
9 166 (28.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 151 (25.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 145 (24.70%) Finance
12 126 (21.47%) ASP.NET
13 112 (19.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 106 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 104 (17.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 102 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
17 88 (14.99%) Data Warehouse
17 88 (14.99%) IIS
18 87 (14.82%) SQL Server 2000
19 81 (13.80%) HTML
20 80 (13.63%) JavaScript
21 78 (13.29%) MS Excel
22 75 (12.78%) Active Directory
23 71 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
24 70 (11.93%) SharePoint
25 68 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
26 65 (11.07%) Visual Studio
27 63 (10.73%) Oracle
27 63 (10.73%) MS Exchange

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 88 (14.99%) IIS
2 70 (11.93%) SharePoint
3 63 (10.73%) MS Exchange
4 44 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (2.39%) CMS
8 14 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (2.21%) Umbraco
10 12 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (1.87%) Lync
12 10 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (1.02%) PowerExchange
15 5 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.68%) LiveCycle
16 4 (0.68%) EPiServer CMS
17 3 (0.51%) nginx
17 3 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 78 (13.29%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.64%) MS Office
3 5 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.68%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.51%) MS Project
6 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) SPSS
7 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) SunGard AvantGard
2 5 (0.85%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.34%) Sage BI
6 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.17%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.68%) Office 365
4 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.18%) SAN
2 36 (6.13%) DNS
3 33 (5.62%) Firewall
4 30 (5.11%) DHCP
5 25 (4.26%) LAN
6 24 (4.09%) WAN
7 17 (2.90%) Wireless
8 15 (2.56%) Intranet
9 14 (2.39%) NAS
10 13 (2.21%) VLAN
11 12 (2.04%) Internet
12 9 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (1.19%) IPv4
15 6 (1.02%) TCP/IP
15 6 (1.02%) VPN
16 5 (0.85%) SMTP
17 4 (0.68%) PBX
17 4 (0.68%) MPLS
18 3 (0.51%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 587 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 399 (67.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 224 (38.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 166 (28.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 151 (25.72%) SQL Server 2012
6 112 (19.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 88 (14.99%) Data Warehouse
8 87 (14.82%) SQL Server 2000
9 51 (8.69%) Relational Database
10 36 (6.13%) Oracle Database
11 27 (4.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 27 (4.60%) MS Access
12 26 (4.43%) RDBMS
13 25 (4.26%) DTS
14 21 (3.58%) Crystal Reports
15 18 (3.07%) OLAP
15 18 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
17 13 (2.21%) OLTP
18 12 (2.04%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 65 (11.07%) Visual Studio
2 54 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (4.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 18 (3.07%) Subversion
5 16 (2.73%) TeamCity
6 15 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 12 (2.04%) NUnit
8 7 (1.19%) Git (software)
9 6 (1.02%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.85%) ERwin
10 5 (0.85%) Toad
11 4 (0.68%) JIRA
11 4 (0.68%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.68%) JSUnit
11 4 (0.68%) Moq
12 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.34%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.34%) MSTest
12 2 (0.34%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.34%) FitNesse
General
1 145 (24.70%) Finance
2 56 (9.54%) Banking
3 26 (4.43%) Investment Banking
4 19 (3.24%) Retail
5 15 (2.56%) Back Office
5 15 (2.56%) Legal
6 7 (1.19%) Law
7 6 (1.02%) Marketing
8 5 (0.85%) Corporate Banking
8 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.85%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.68%) Advertising
9 4 (0.68%) Local Government
9 4 (0.68%) Games
10 3 (0.51%) Automotive
10 3 (0.51%) Front Office
11 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 247 (42.08%) Developer
2 102 (17.38%) DBA
3 95 (16.18%) Analyst
4 74 (12.61%) .NET Developer
4 74 (12.61%) SQL DBA
5 58 (9.88%) SQL Developer
6 50 (8.52%) C# Developer
7 44 (7.50%) SQL Server DBA
8 36 (6.13%) Administrator
9 35 (5.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 34 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
10 34 (5.79%) Support Analyst
11 23 (3.92%) Consultant
12 20 (3.41%) Business Developer
12 20 (3.41%) Support Engineer
13 19 (3.24%) Applications Support
14 17 (2.90%) Architect
14 17 (2.90%) Database Developer
15 15 (2.56%) ASP.NET Developer
16 14 (2.39%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (38.67%) .NET
2 126 (21.47%) ASP.NET
3 81 (13.80%) HTML
4 59 (10.05%) .NET Framework
5 54 (9.20%) Web Services
6 53 (9.03%) WCF
7 51 (8.69%) XML
8 47 (8.01%) CSS
9 40 (6.81%) jQuery
10 34 (5.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (3.58%) MDX
12 20 (3.41%) Ajax
13 19 (3.24%) HTML5
14 17 (2.90%) ADO.NET
15 16 (2.73%) WPF
16 15 (2.56%) XSLT
17 14 (2.39%) Entity Framework
18 11 (1.87%) WSDL
18 11 (1.87%) XML Schema
19 10 (1.70%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.05%) Replication
2 48 (8.18%) Clustering
3 34 (5.79%) N-Tier
4 16 (2.73%) HP Storage
5 15 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.21%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.53%) NHS
8 8 (1.36%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.19%) RIA
9 7 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.19%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.19%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.02%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 6 (1.02%) Statistics
11 5 (0.85%) User Experience
11 5 (0.85%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.85%) HP StoreVirtual
12 4 (0.68%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 213 (36.29%) Windows
2 106 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 104 (17.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 68 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (5.96%) Windows 7
6 32 (5.45%) Linux
7 21 (3.58%) UNIX
8 18 (3.07%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.36%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.19%) Solaris
11 6 (1.02%) AIX
12 4 (0.68%) Android
12 4 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.51%) CentOS
13 3 (0.51%) Fedora
13 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (17.38%) Business Intelligence
2 71 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (10.39%) MVC
4 57 (9.71%) ETL
5 55 (9.37%) ITIL
6 54 (9.20%) Migration
7 47 (8.01%) Performance Tuning
8 40 (6.81%) TDD
9 35 (5.96%) OO
10 34 (5.79%) Unit Testing
11 30 (5.11%) Web Development
12 29 (4.94%) Data Modelling
12 29 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 28 (4.77%) Data Management
14 27 (4.60%) Change Management
14 27 (4.60%) Project Management
15 24 (4.09%) Capacity Planning
16 21 (3.58%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (3.41%) SOA
17 20 (3.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 360 (61.33%) SQL
2 198 (33.73%) T-SQL
3 189 (32.20%) C#
4 80 (13.63%) JavaScript
5 57 (9.71%) VB
6 53 (9.03%) VB.NET
7 46 (7.84%) PowerShell
8 45 (7.67%) VBA
9 33 (5.62%) VBScript
10 27 (4.60%) VB6
11 26 (4.43%) PL/SQL
12 25 (4.26%) C++
13 21 (3.58%) Java
14 10 (1.70%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.36%) C
16 5 (0.85%) PHP
17 3 (0.51%) Ruby
17 3 (0.51%) Korn
17 3 (0.51%) Python
17 3 (0.51%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 44 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 36 (6.13%) Degree
3 35 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (2.21%) MCSE
6 6 (1.02%) MCDBA
7 5 (0.85%) MCSA
7 5 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.85%) MCITP
8 4 (0.68%) MCTS
9 2 (0.34%) MCT
10 1 (0.17%) ISEB
10 1 (0.17%) MCSD
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.04%) QA
2 10 (1.70%) SLA
3 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.34%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 75 (12.78%) Active Directory
2 28 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.26%) XenApp
4 22 (3.75%) Hyper-V
5 20 (3.41%) vSphere
6 18 (3.07%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.68%) XenServer
10 4 (0.68%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.34%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.17%) SRDF
13 1 (0.17%) vCloud
13 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 15 (2.56%) ARCserve
2 10 (1.70%) SCCM
3 7 (1.19%) Tivoli
3 7 (1.19%) Control-M
4 5 (0.85%) WSUS
4 5 (0.85%) SCDPM
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (0.68%) SCVMM
5 4 (0.68%) Data Guard
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.51%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.51%) Plesk
6 3 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.51%) SCOM
6 3 (0.51%) cPanel
6 3 (0.51%) Webmin
7 1 (0.17%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 189 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.73%) Oracle
3 59 (10.05%) VMware
4 43 (7.33%) HP
5 36 (6.13%) Cisco
6 34 (5.79%) Citrix
7 26 (4.43%) Cognos
8 18 (3.07%) CODA
9 15 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 15 (2.56%) CA
10 14 (2.39%) IBM
11 11 (1.87%) SunGard
12 10 (1.70%) EMC
12 10 (1.70%) Veeam
13 9 (1.53%) Altiris
13 9 (1.53%) SAP
13 9 (1.53%) Remedy
14 8 (1.36%) Informatica
14 8 (1.36%) EPiServer
15 7 (1.19%) Red Gate
Tyne and Wear
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Posted: 18 hours ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Rate: £90 - £91 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Intapeople
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Venn Group
Rate: £120 - £192 Per Day Positions to become permanent
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Woodford Green, Essex
Reed Technology
Rate: £50000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Farnborough
Energon Global
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cobham
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Sanderson
Rate: £405 per day
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Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
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