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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 330 208 147
Rank change year-on-year
-122 -61
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 277 495 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 1.02% 1.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.51% 4.76% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 363 396
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 £214 £264 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.52% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 31
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £18.50 £18.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.05 £52.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -18.18%
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
11016 10397 8934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.28% 21.47% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7351 6698 5488
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 167 210
Average hourly rate £25.33 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.84% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £14.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.95 £52.50 £50.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.16%

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 3 June 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 June 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 June 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 -94 104 £400 -5.88% 35
South East -49 53 £350 -6.66% 26
Yorkshire -25 34 £325 +8.33% 11
South West -12 28 £330 - 10
East of England -6 26 £350 +7.69% 6
East Midlands -9 12 £280 -6.66% 6
West Midlands -12 10 £275 -13.38% 15
North West -26 9 £390 +11.42% 16
North East -17 1 £125 -50.00% 1
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 516 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 363 (70.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 299 (57.95%) SQL
4 229 (44.38%) .NET
5 209 (40.50%) C#
6 191 (37.02%) Microsoft
7 188 (36.43%) Windows
8 169 (32.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 148 (28.68%) T-SQL
10 140 (27.13%) ASP.NET
11 133 (25.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 132 (25.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 109 (21.12%) Finance
14 106 (20.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 106 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 92 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
16 87 (16.86%) JavaScript
17 85 (16.47%) HTML
18 82 (15.89%) SQL Server 2000
19 80 (15.50%) MS Excel
20 78 (15.12%) MVC
21 74 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
22 71 (13.76%) SharePoint
23 70 (13.57%) Active Directory
24 66 (12.79%) VMware
25 64 (12.40%) Visual Studio
26 63 (12.21%) IIS
26 63 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
27 60 (11.63%) VB.NET
27 60 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 71 (13.76%) SharePoint
2 63 (12.21%) IIS
3 54 (10.47%) MS Exchange
4 31 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (2.71%) CMS
7 14 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (2.13%) Umbraco
11 8 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.55%) Lync
12 7 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.78%) EPiServer CMS
13 4 (0.78%) LiveCycle
14 3 (0.58%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.58%) Apache
14 3 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 80 (15.50%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.23%) MS Office
3 12 (2.33%) MS Project
4 4 (0.78%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.78%) SunGard AvantGard
2 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.58%) CODA-Financials
3 3 (0.58%) Primavera
4 2 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.58%) Office 365
4 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 54 (10.47%) SAN
2 31 (6.01%) DNS
3 25 (4.84%) DHCP
3 25 (4.84%) Firewall
4 20 (3.88%) LAN
5 15 (2.91%) Intranet
6 14 (2.71%) WAN
7 12 (2.33%) Internet
8 11 (2.13%) Wireless
8 11 (2.13%) NAS
9 8 (1.55%) VLAN
9 8 (1.55%) SMTP
10 7 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.78%) IPv4
12 3 (0.58%) SSL
13 2 (0.39%) LDAP
13 2 (0.39%) VPN
13 2 (0.39%) HTTP
13 2 (0.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 516 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 363 (70.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 169 (32.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 133 (25.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 132 (25.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 82 (15.89%) SQL Server 2000
7 63 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
8 57 (11.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (6.20%) MS Access
10 21 (4.07%) Relational Database
11 20 (3.88%) Oracle Database
12 16 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (2.52%) DTS
13 13 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (2.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (1.94%) Oracle Database 11g
15 9 (1.74%) QlikView
16 8 (1.55%) MySQL
17 7 (1.36%) RDBMS
18 6 (1.16%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 64 (12.40%) Visual Studio
2 52 (10.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (4.84%) Subversion
4 16 (3.10%) TeamCity
5 15 (2.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 12 (2.33%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.33%) NUnit
7 7 (1.36%) Moq
8 5 (0.97%) MSTest
8 5 (0.97%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 4 (0.78%) JIRA
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.39%) ReSharper
10 2 (0.39%) Toad
10 2 (0.39%) Log4Net
10 2 (0.39%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.39%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.39%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 109 (21.12%) Finance
2 59 (11.43%) Banking
3 28 (5.43%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.49%) Retail
4 18 (3.49%) Back Office
5 13 (2.52%) Legal
6 8 (1.55%) Law
7 7 (1.36%) Marketing
8 6 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.97%) Local Government
10 4 (0.78%) Advertising
11 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.58%) Front Office
12 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.39%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) Publishing
13 1 (0.19%) Games
13 1 (0.19%) Military
13 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 245 (47.48%) Developer
2 86 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 80 (15.50%) Analyst
4 70 (13.57%) DBA
5 59 (11.43%) SQL Developer
6 56 (10.85%) C# Developer
7 53 (10.27%) SQL DBA
8 40 (7.75%) C# .NET Developer
9 32 (6.20%) SQL Server DBA
10 28 (5.43%) Administrator
11 25 (4.84%) Senior Developer
12 18 (3.49%) Architect
12 18 (3.49%) Support Analyst
12 18 (3.49%) Senior .NET Developer
13 17 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (3.29%) Support Engineer
14 16 (3.10%) Web Developer
15 15 (2.91%) Applications Developer
16 13 (2.52%) Software Developer
16 13 (2.52%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (44.38%) .NET
2 140 (27.13%) ASP.NET
3 85 (16.47%) HTML
4 57 (11.05%) XML
5 55 (10.66%) .NET Framework
6 53 (10.27%) CSS
6 53 (10.27%) WCF
7 49 (9.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 49 (9.50%) Web Services
8 48 (9.30%) jQuery
9 34 (6.59%) WPF
10 25 (4.84%) XSLT
11 22 (4.26%) Ajax
12 20 (3.88%) DHTML
13 18 (3.49%) Entity Framework
14 15 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 13 (2.52%) ADO.NET
16 10 (1.94%) LINQ
17 9 (1.74%) MDX
17 9 (1.74%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.33%) Replication
2 30 (5.81%) Clustering
3 23 (4.46%) N-Tier
4 15 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.33%) Fixed Income
7 11 (2.13%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 10 (1.94%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.74%) NHS
10 7 (1.36%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.16%) Data Integration
11 6 (1.16%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.16%) Statistics
11 6 (1.16%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.97%) Data Centre
12 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.97%) RIA
13 4 (0.78%) Informatics
14 3 (0.58%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 188 (36.43%) Windows
2 106 (20.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 106 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (4.07%) Windows 7
5 16 (3.10%) Linux
6 13 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 12 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.74%) UNIX
9 8 (1.55%) Android
10 7 (1.36%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (1.16%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.16%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.97%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.58%) Fedora
14 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (17.83%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (15.12%) MVC
3 74 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
4 59 (11.43%) TDD
5 51 (9.88%) ETL
6 48 (9.30%) ITIL
7 41 (7.95%) Migration
8 39 (7.56%) Performance Tuning
9 35 (6.78%) Web Development
10 34 (6.59%) Waterfall
11 31 (6.01%) Unit Testing
12 30 (5.81%) Scrum
13 26 (5.04%) OO
14 24 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
15 22 (4.26%) Data Modelling
15 22 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (3.88%) Change Management
17 19 (3.68%) Data Analysis
18 18 (3.49%) Business Analysis
19 17 (3.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 299 (57.95%) SQL
2 209 (40.50%) C#
3 148 (28.68%) T-SQL
4 87 (16.86%) JavaScript
5 60 (11.63%) VB.NET
6 50 (9.69%) VBA
7 46 (8.91%) VB
8 31 (6.01%) PowerShell
9 24 (4.65%) VBScript
10 22 (4.26%) Java
11 19 (3.68%) VB6
12 12 (2.33%) C++
13 8 (1.55%) Ruby
13 8 (1.55%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.16%) PHP
15 4 (0.78%) Python
15 4 (0.78%) X++
15 4 (0.78%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.19%) Lua
Qualifications
1 35 (6.78%) Degree
2 24 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.68%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.52%) MCSE
6 12 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.97%) CCNA
8 3 (0.58%) MCSA
8 3 (0.58%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.58%) MCITP
9 2 (0.39%) PMP
9 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.39%) APMP
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.19%) MCTS
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.19%) ISEB
10 1 (0.19%) MCSD
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.55%) SLA
2 7 (1.36%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.19%) HL7
4 1 (0.19%) DICOM
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (13.57%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.26%) vSphere
4 19 (3.68%) VMware ESX
5 16 (3.10%) Hyper-V
6 14 (2.71%) XenApp
7 8 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.55%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.19%) XenServer
10 1 (0.19%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 14 (2.71%) SCCM
2 12 (2.33%) ARCserve
3 9 (1.74%) WSUS
4 6 (1.16%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.97%) Control-M
6 4 (0.78%) SCOM
7 3 (0.58%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.39%) Plesk
8 2 (0.39%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.39%) cPanel
8 2 (0.39%) Webmin
8 2 (0.39%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.39%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 191 (37.02%) Microsoft
2 66 (12.79%) VMware
3 42 (8.14%) Oracle
4 38 (7.36%) Cisco
5 31 (6.01%) HP
5 31 (6.01%) Citrix
6 14 (2.71%) CA
7 12 (2.33%) Altiris
8 11 (2.13%) Cognos
8 11 (2.13%) IBM
9 9 (1.74%) SAP
9 9 (1.74%) Symantec
9 9 (1.74%) NetApp
10 8 (1.55%) CODA
10 8 (1.55%) Business Objects
11 7 (1.36%) EMC
11 7 (1.36%) EPiServer
12 6 (1.16%) Veeam
12 6 (1.16%) 3PAR
13 5 (0.97%) Tableau
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280 - 300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £33.55 - £45.55 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Norfolk
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £175 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago