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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 324 178 125
Rank change year-on-year
-146 -53
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 279 579 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 1.19% 1.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.63% 5.46% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 397 444
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£350 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 25
Average hourly rate £36.50 £37.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £26.60 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £64.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +51.78%
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
10598 10606 9344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.28% 21.84% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6968 6718 5826
Average daily rate £405 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 168 196
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +26.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.36 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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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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 -78 119 £425 - 47
South East -87 51 £316 -9.64% 29
Yorkshire -28 41 £320 +10.34% 15
South West -25 25 £350 +6.06% 11
North West -32 15 £275 -21.42% 20
West Midlands -19 13 £275 -14.06% 13
East of England -19 8 £245 -30.00% 6
East Midlands -15 5 £300 +3.44% 10
North East +1 2 - - 2
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 583 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 448 (76.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 379 (65.01%) SQL
4 280 (48.03%) .NET
5 261 (44.77%) C#
6 242 (41.51%) Microsoft
7 233 (39.97%) Windows
8 200 (34.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 175 (30.02%) ASP.NET
10 169 (28.99%) T-SQL
11 165 (28.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 132 (22.64%) MS Excel
13 130 (22.30%) SQL Server 2012
14 129 (22.13%) JavaScript
15 121 (20.75%) Finance
16 118 (20.24%) HTML
17 115 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
18 114 (19.55%) SQL Server 2000
19 107 (18.35%) Windows Server 2003
20 106 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
21 92 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
22 91 (15.61%) Visual Studio
23 88 (15.09%) CSS
24 84 (14.41%) MVC
25 79 (13.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 77 (13.21%) XML
26 77 (13.21%) VB.NET
27 75 (12.86%) TDD
27 75 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
28 74 (12.69%) jQuery

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (12.18%) IIS
2 64 (10.98%) SharePoint
3 48 (8.23%) BizTalk Server
4 46 (7.89%) MS Exchange
5 21 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (3.09%) CMS
8 13 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.89%) Umbraco
10 9 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.37%) LiveCycle
11 8 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.37%) Apache
12 7 (1.20%) Orchard CMS
13 6 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.03%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (0.86%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 132 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 44 (7.55%) MS Office
3 22 (3.77%) MS Project
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Mingle
5 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 21 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.51%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.34%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.69%) Office 365
3 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.86%) SAN
2 28 (4.80%) DNS
3 23 (3.95%) DHCP
4 18 (3.09%) LAN
5 16 (2.74%) Firewall
6 15 (2.57%) NAS
7 11 (1.89%) Intranet
7 11 (1.89%) Internet
8 10 (1.72%) WAN
8 10 (1.72%) FTP
9 8 (1.37%) SSL
10 7 (1.20%) HTTP
11 6 (1.03%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.03%) VPN
11 6 (1.03%) VLAN
12 5 (0.86%) SMTP
13 3 (0.51%) LDAP
14 2 (0.34%) MPLS
15 1 (0.17%) DDNS
15 1 (0.17%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 448 (76.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 200 (34.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 165 (28.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 130 (22.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 114 (19.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 79 (13.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 59 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
9 50 (8.58%) MS Access
10 36 (6.17%) Relational Database
11 29 (4.97%) Oracle Database
12 25 (4.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 20 (3.43%) DTS
14 19 (3.26%) Oracle Database 10g
15 18 (3.09%) RDBMS
16 13 (2.23%) OLAP
16 13 (2.23%) Crystal Reports
17 12 (2.06%) SSDT
18 11 (1.89%) EDRMS
19 8 (1.37%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 91 (15.61%) Visual Studio
2 75 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (3.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 16 (2.74%) Subversion
5 14 (2.40%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (1.72%) NUnit
7 10 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (1.20%) JIRA
8 7 (1.20%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.03%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.86%) MSTest
11 4 (0.69%) Moq
11 4 (0.69%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.51%) ERwin
13 2 (0.34%) Toad
13 2 (0.34%) ReSharper
13 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
14 1 (0.17%) WiX
General
1 121 (20.75%) Finance
2 65 (11.15%) Banking
3 26 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 24 (4.12%) Back Office
5 19 (3.26%) Retail
6 15 (2.57%) Billing
6 15 (2.57%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.06%) Marketing
8 9 (1.54%) Law
8 9 (1.54%) Legal
9 6 (1.03%) Front Office
9 6 (1.03%) Local Government
10 5 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.86%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) Automotive
12 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Electronics
13 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 294 (50.43%) Developer
2 93 (15.95%) .NET Developer
3 90 (15.44%) DBA
4 83 (14.24%) Analyst
5 71 (12.18%) SQL DBA
6 69 (11.84%) SQL Developer
7 52 (8.92%) C# Developer
8 46 (7.89%) Administrator
9 34 (5.83%) Applications Support
10 33 (5.66%) SQL Server DBA
11 30 (5.15%) Senior Developer
11 30 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
12 29 (4.97%) Support Analyst
13 22 (3.77%) Senior .NET Developer
14 19 (3.26%) Programmer
14 19 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (3.26%) Web Developer
15 18 (3.09%) Support Engineer
16 17 (2.92%) Microsoft Developer
17 15 (2.57%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 280 (48.03%) .NET
2 175 (30.02%) ASP.NET
3 118 (20.24%) HTML
4 88 (15.09%) CSS
5 77 (13.21%) XML
6 74 (12.69%) jQuery
7 73 (12.52%) Web Services
8 63 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 60 (10.29%) WCF
10 48 (8.23%) .NET Framework
11 44 (7.55%) WPF
12 37 (6.35%) XSLT
13 34 (5.83%) Ajax
14 26 (4.46%) DHTML
15 21 (3.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 20 (3.43%) MDX
17 15 (2.57%) LINQ
17 15 (2.57%) Entity Framework
18 14 (2.40%) XHTML
19 13 (2.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.12%) Clustering
2 49 (8.40%) Replication
3 32 (5.49%) Open Source
4 31 (5.32%) N-Tier
5 29 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.92%) NHS
7 12 (2.06%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 10 (1.72%) Data Integration
10 9 (1.54%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.37%) IVR
11 8 (1.37%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.20%) Statistics
13 6 (1.03%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.03%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.03%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.86%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (0.86%) User Experience
15 4 (0.69%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 233 (39.97%) Windows
2 107 (18.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 106 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (7.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (3.77%) Windows XP
6 20 (3.43%) UNIX
7 15 (2.57%) Windows Vista
8 14 (2.40%) Linux
9 11 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
10 10 (1.72%) Windows 7
10 10 (1.72%) Windows 2000
11 9 (1.54%) AIX
12 7 (1.20%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.03%) Android
13 6 (1.03%) Windows Phone
13 6 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.34%) CentOS
14 2 (0.34%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (15.78%) Business Intelligence
3 84 (14.41%) MVC
4 75 (12.86%) TDD
5 58 (9.95%) ETL
6 53 (9.09%) Scrum
7 51 (8.75%) ITIL
8 48 (8.23%) Performance Tuning
9 43 (7.38%) Migration
10 40 (6.86%) CRM
11 37 (6.35%) Web Development
12 36 (6.17%) Waterfall
13 32 (5.49%) OO
14 28 (4.80%) Workflow
15 27 (4.63%) Data Management
16 24 (4.12%) Change Management
17 23 (3.95%) PRINCE2
17 23 (3.95%) Unit Testing
17 23 (3.95%) Database Security
18 22 (3.77%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 379 (65.01%) SQL
2 261 (44.77%) C#
3 169 (28.99%) T-SQL
4 129 (22.13%) JavaScript
5 77 (13.21%) VB.NET
6 69 (11.84%) VBA
7 46 (7.89%) VB
8 36 (6.17%) PowerShell
9 31 (5.32%) Java
10 28 (4.80%) VBScript
11 16 (2.74%) VB6
12 12 (2.06%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.89%) PHP
13 11 (1.89%) Ruby
14 9 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.20%) Korn
15 7 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.20%) C
15 7 (1.20%) C++
16 4 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.97%) Degree
3 22 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.86%) MCTS
6 5 (0.86%) CCNA
6 5 (0.86%) MCSE
7 4 (0.69%) MCDBA
7 4 (0.69%) MCITP
8 3 (0.51%) PMP
8 3 (0.51%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.34%) APMP
10 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.17%) MCSA
10 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.26%) QA
2 10 (1.72%) SLA
3 2 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.17%) HL7
4 1 (0.17%) DICOM
System Software
1 71 (12.18%) Active Directory
2 54 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.12%) vSphere
4 20 (3.43%) VMware ESX
5 6 (1.03%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.69%) XenApp
6 4 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.51%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.17%) Firmware
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.17%) XenServer
9 1 (0.17%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 23 (3.95%) SCCM
2 16 (2.74%) SCOM
3 13 (2.23%) NetBackup
4 9 (1.54%) WSUS
5 8 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.03%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.86%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.34%) Plesk
9 2 (0.34%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.34%) cPanel
9 2 (0.34%) Webmin
9 2 (0.34%) Control-M
9 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.34%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 242 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 63 (10.81%) VMware
3 56 (9.61%) Oracle
4 20 (3.43%) Citrix
5 19 (3.26%) Symantec
6 18 (3.09%) Cisco
7 15 (2.57%) HP
7 15 (2.57%) EMC
8 14 (2.40%) IBM
9 10 (1.72%) CA
10 9 (1.54%) Cognos
11 8 (1.37%) Adobe
11 8 (1.37%) NetApp
12 7 (1.20%) Dell
12 7 (1.20%) EPiServer
12 7 (1.20%) Veeam
13 6 (1.03%) Sitecore
13 6 (1.03%) Xamarin
13 6 (1.03%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.03%) SAP
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