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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 308 184 119
Rank change year-on-year
-124 -65
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 319 551 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 1.17% 1.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.02% 5.11% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 347 495
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 28
Average hourly rate £24.50 £31.00 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +22.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £20.40 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £40.10 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £31.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-20.96% +30.52%
SQL Server 2005
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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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10555 10782 9985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.92% 22.83% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7135 6789 6222
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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 £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 248 248
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.46 £15.50 £18.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -56 143 £390 -8.23% 47
South East -73 44 £350 +7.69% 26
Yorkshire -7 36 £323 +9.32% 8
South West -46 35 £328 -12.66% 13
North West -21 17 £306 -2.93% 7
East of England -50 17 £300 +9.09% 11
North East - 14 £331 - 5
West Midlands -29 10 £303 -6.92% 11
East Midlands -17 3 £325 +20.37% 6
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SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 690 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 561 (81.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 435 (63.04%) SQL
4 326 (47.25%) .NET
5 300 (43.48%) C#
6 297 (43.04%) Microsoft
7 286 (41.45%) Windows
8 207 (30.00%) ASP.NET
9 204 (29.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 178 (25.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 175 (25.36%) T-SQL
12 148 (21.45%) MS Excel
13 145 (21.01%) SQL Server 2000
14 143 (20.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 130 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
16 124 (17.97%) Finance
17 119 (17.25%) JavaScript
18 112 (16.23%) XML
19 110 (15.94%) HTML
19 110 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
20 108 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
21 107 (15.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 103 (14.93%) Visual Studio
23 97 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
24 95 (13.77%) Active Directory
25 93 (13.48%) IIS
26 92 (13.33%) Clustering
26 92 (13.33%) MVC
27 90 (13.04%) CSS
28 83 (12.03%) Web Services

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 93 (13.48%) IIS
2 80 (11.59%) SharePoint
3 73 (10.58%) BizTalk Server
4 58 (8.41%) MS Exchange
5 32 (4.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 26 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 25 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 17 (2.46%) SharePoint Server
10 16 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2003
11 12 (1.74%) CMS
12 11 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (1.16%) LiveCycle
13 8 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (1.01%) Apache
15 6 (0.87%) Orchard CMS
16 5 (0.72%) MS Project Server
16 5 (0.72%) Apache Solr
17 4 (0.58%) Apache Spark
18 3 (0.43%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 148 (21.45%) MS Excel
2 49 (7.10%) MS Office
3 12 (1.74%) MS Project
4 6 (0.87%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.43%) SPSS
5 3 (0.43%) FastStats
6 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.14%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 33 (4.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.58%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.58%) CODA-Financials
4 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.43%) Academy Housing
4 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
5 2 (0.29%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.29%) Staffware
5 2 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.14%) Maximo
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.58%) Office 365
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.80%) SAN
2 35 (5.07%) DNS
3 23 (3.33%) DHCP
4 22 (3.19%) Firewall
5 21 (3.04%) TCP/IP
6 19 (2.75%) NAS
7 18 (2.61%) Internet
8 17 (2.46%) SSL
8 17 (2.46%) LAN
9 11 (1.59%) WAN
9 11 (1.59%) FTP
10 9 (1.30%) VLAN
11 8 (1.16%) VPN
12 7 (1.01%) SMTP
12 7 (1.01%) Intranet
13 6 (0.87%) HTTP
14 5 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.58%) LDAP
16 3 (0.43%) VoIP
17 2 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 690 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 561 (81.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 204 (29.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 178 (25.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 145 (21.01%) SQL Server 2000
6 143 (20.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 107 (15.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 75 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (6.67%) MS Access
10 39 (5.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 34 (4.93%) Oracle Database
12 33 (4.78%) Relational Database
13 32 (4.64%) DTS
14 30 (4.35%) OLAP
15 20 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (2.46%) RDBMS
17 15 (2.17%) EDRMS
18 14 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
19 11 (1.59%) Data Mining
19 11 (1.59%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 103 (14.93%) Visual Studio
2 71 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (1.88%) SpecFlow
5 12 (1.74%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (1.45%) MSTest
6 10 (1.45%) NUnit
6 10 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (1.30%) Subversion
8 8 (1.16%) Git (software)
8 8 (1.16%) JIRA
9 5 (0.72%) Selenium
10 3 (0.43%) FrontPage
10 3 (0.43%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.43%) Expression Web
11 2 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
11 2 (0.29%) Moq
11 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.29%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.29%) ERwin
General
1 124 (17.97%) Finance
2 36 (5.22%) Banking
3 24 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 22 (3.19%) Marketing
5 20 (2.90%) Retail
6 19 (2.75%) Billing
7 14 (2.03%) Back Office
8 11 (1.59%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.45%) Legal
10 9 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.87%) Advertising
11 6 (0.87%) Law
12 5 (0.72%) Front Office
12 5 (0.72%) Local Government
13 4 (0.58%) Electronics
14 2 (0.29%) German Language
14 2 (0.29%) Games
14 2 (0.29%) Automotive
15 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 345 (50.00%) Developer
2 97 (14.06%) .NET Developer
3 94 (13.62%) Analyst
4 86 (12.46%) DBA
5 81 (11.74%) SQL Developer
6 76 (11.01%) SQL DBA
7 64 (9.28%) Administrator
8 44 (6.38%) C# Developer
9 40 (5.80%) Applications Support
10 35 (5.07%) SQL Server DBA
11 33 (4.78%) Support Analyst
12 30 (4.35%) Consultant
13 29 (4.20%) Senior Developer
14 25 (3.62%) BizTalk Developer
14 25 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 21 (3.04%) ASP.NET Developer
16 20 (2.90%) C# .NET Developer
16 20 (2.90%) Microsoft Developer
17 19 (2.75%) SQL Server Developer
18 17 (2.46%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 326 (47.25%) .NET
2 207 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 112 (16.23%) XML
4 110 (15.94%) HTML
5 90 (13.04%) CSS
6 83 (12.03%) Web Services
6 83 (12.03%) WCF
7 70 (10.14%) jQuery
8 66 (9.57%) .NET Framework
9 64 (9.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (5.80%) Ajax
11 38 (5.51%) WPF
12 32 (4.64%) MDX
13 28 (4.06%) XSLT
14 23 (3.33%) LINQ
15 21 (3.04%) Silverlight
16 20 (2.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 19 (2.75%) XHTML
18 15 (2.17%) WinForms
19 12 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.33%) Clustering
2 49 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.94%) Replication
4 29 (4.20%) N-Tier
5 25 (3.62%) Open Source
6 20 (2.90%) NHS
7 11 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.30%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.16%) iPad
9 8 (1.16%) IVR
10 6 (0.87%) Statistics
10 6 (0.87%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.72%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.58%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.58%) DTV
13 3 (0.43%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.43%) User Experience
14 2 (0.29%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.29%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 286 (41.45%) Windows
2 130 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 110 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (3.91%) Windows XP
6 21 (3.04%) UNIX
7 17 (2.46%) Windows 7
8 16 (2.32%) Windows Vista
9 14 (2.03%) Linux
10 11 (1.59%) AIX
11 7 (1.01%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.87%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.43%) Solaris
14 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.43%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.14%) SUSE
16 1 (0.14%) Android
16 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (15.65%) Business Intelligence
2 97 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (13.33%) MVC
4 68 (9.86%) ETL
5 65 (9.42%) Migration
6 57 (8.26%) Performance Tuning
7 56 (8.12%) TDD
8 53 (7.68%) ITIL
9 50 (7.25%) CRM
9 50 (7.25%) Scrum
10 37 (5.36%) OO
11 32 (4.64%) Data Analysis
12 30 (4.35%) Change Management
12 30 (4.35%) Workflow
13 28 (4.06%) Service Delivery
14 27 (3.91%) Data Modelling
14 27 (3.91%) Load Balancing
15 26 (3.77%) Web Development
16 24 (3.48%) Unit Testing
16 24 (3.48%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 435 (63.04%) SQL
2 300 (43.48%) C#
3 175 (25.36%) T-SQL
4 119 (17.25%) JavaScript
5 60 (8.70%) VBA
6 58 (8.41%) VB.NET
7 48 (6.96%) PowerShell
8 43 (6.23%) VB
9 28 (4.06%) Java
10 26 (3.77%) VBScript
11 22 (3.19%) C
12 21 (3.04%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.88%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.74%) VB6
15 9 (1.30%) XAML
15 9 (1.30%) Ruby
15 9 (1.30%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.01%) Korn
17 6 (0.87%) XPath
17 6 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 50 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (4.35%) MCTS
5 25 (3.62%) MCSE
6 23 (3.33%) MCITP
7 21 (3.04%) Degree
8 9 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.72%) MCSA
10 5 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.58%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.58%) MCT
11 4 (0.58%) CCNA
12 2 (0.29%) VCP5
12 2 (0.29%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.29%) CCNP
13 1 (0.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.62%) QA
2 21 (3.04%) SLA
3 3 (0.43%) HL7
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 95 (13.77%) Active Directory
2 46 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (3.91%) VMware ESX
3 27 (3.91%) vSphere
4 6 (0.87%) XenDesktop
4 6 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.43%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.43%) DFS Replication
7 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.14%) Firmware
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (4.93%) SCCM
2 24 (3.48%) SCOM
3 17 (2.46%) NetBackup
4 10 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (1.16%) ARCserve
6 7 (1.01%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.87%) WSUS
7 6 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.43%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (0.29%) Control-M
10 2 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.14%) OpenView
11 1 (0.14%) OVSD
11 1 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 297 (43.04%) Microsoft
2 67 (9.71%) VMware
3 61 (8.84%) Oracle
4 28 (4.06%) Symantec
5 19 (2.75%) Citrix
5 19 (2.75%) EMC
6 18 (2.61%) Cisco
6 18 (2.61%) IBM
7 16 (2.32%) HP
8 15 (2.17%) CA
8 15 (2.17%) Business Objects
9 14 (2.03%) Cognos
10 11 (1.59%) Dell
11 10 (1.45%) Altiris
12 9 (1.30%) SAP
12 9 (1.30%) Lotus
13 8 (1.16%) NetApp
13 8 (1.16%) Adobe
14 7 (1.01%) Veeam
14 7 (1.01%) 3PAR
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