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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 251 150 104
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -46
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 399 693 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 1.42% 1.87%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.70% 6.39% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 437 621
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 £225 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £319
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.05% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.39 £18.70 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £50.20 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.66% +7.14%
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
10770 10842 11414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.41% 22.23% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6784 6828 6744
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 194 282
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £51.27 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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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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 -129 118 £423 -0.58% 36
South East -44 92 £350 -5.08% 13
Yorkshire -2 52 £305 -2.40% 26
North West -17 44 £310 -5.34% 31
South West -37 31 £325 -8.45% 6
East of England -36 24 £400 +18.51% 12
West Midlands -17 21 £350 +3.32% 11
North East - 12 £346 -
East Midlands -19 5 £300 +6.19% 10
Midlands - - - -
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 920 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 726 (78.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 533 (57.93%) SQL
4 412 (44.78%) .NET
5 363 (39.46%) C#
6 353 (38.37%) Windows
7 337 (36.63%) Microsoft
8 288 (31.30%) ASP.NET
9 266 (28.91%) T-SQL
10 262 (28.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 244 (26.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 196 (21.30%) XML
13 184 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 174 (18.91%) Windows Server 2003
14 174 (18.91%) SQL Server 2000
15 172 (18.70%) MS Excel
16 167 (18.15%) JavaScript
16 167 (18.15%) Finance
17 158 (17.17%) SharePoint
18 143 (15.54%) Windows Server 2008
19 140 (15.22%) HTML
20 138 (15.00%) WCF
21 131 (14.24%) MVC
22 119 (12.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 115 (12.50%) Visual Studio
24 114 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
24 114 (12.39%) Clustering
24 114 (12.39%) .NET Framework
25 112 (12.17%) Active Directory
26 109 (11.85%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 158 (17.17%) SharePoint
2 101 (10.98%) IIS
3 74 (8.04%) BizTalk Server
4 61 (6.63%) MS Exchange
5 53 (5.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 43 (4.67%) SharePoint Server
7 33 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 21 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.98%) CMS
13 7 (0.76%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.76%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.65%) TIBCO EMS
14 6 (0.65%) Lync
14 6 (0.65%) IBM Notes
14 6 (0.65%) Node.js
15 5 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
15 5 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 172 (18.70%) MS Excel
2 51 (5.54%) MS Office
3 25 (2.72%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.54%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) FastStats
5 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.33%) SPSS
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.98%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.65%) TIBCO iProcess
4 6 (0.65%) Staffware
4 6 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.33%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.22%) Exstream
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.11%) Agresso
8 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.41%) Office 365
3 8 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.46%) SAN
2 35 (3.80%) DNS
3 34 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 29 (3.15%) Firewall
5 21 (2.28%) LDAP
6 16 (1.74%) LAN
6 16 (1.74%) Internet
7 15 (1.63%) DHCP
8 14 (1.52%) WAN
9 13 (1.41%) Network Security
10 11 (1.20%) SMTP
11 10 (1.09%) SSL
12 9 (0.98%) HTTP
13 7 (0.76%) Wireless
13 7 (0.76%) DMZ
14 5 (0.54%) Intranet
14 5 (0.54%) VPN
15 4 (0.43%) VoIP
16 3 (0.33%) VLAN
16 3 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 920 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 726 (78.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 262 (28.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 244 (26.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 184 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 174 (18.91%) SQL Server 2000
7 119 (12.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 82 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
9 64 (6.96%) Oracle Database
10 62 (6.74%) DTS
11 52 (5.65%) Relational Database
12 50 (5.43%) OLAP
13 49 (5.33%) Oracle Database 10g
14 43 (4.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 42 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
16 24 (2.61%) MS Access
17 19 (2.07%) OLTP
18 17 (1.85%) RDBMS
19 15 (1.63%) Star Schema
20 14 (1.52%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 115 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 44 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 21 (2.28%) NUnit
5 19 (2.07%) MSTest
6 14 (1.52%) Rhino Mocks
7 13 (1.41%) Subversion
8 8 (0.87%) SpecFlow
8 8 (0.87%) TeamCity
8 8 (0.87%) Selenium
9 7 (0.76%) Expression Web
9 7 (0.76%) FrontPage
9 7 (0.76%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.54%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.54%) MyEclipse
11 4 (0.43%) FitNesse
11 4 (0.43%) Moq
11 4 (0.43%) Ant
12 3 (0.33%) JIRA
12 3 (0.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 167 (18.15%) Finance
2 58 (6.30%) Banking
3 28 (3.04%) Marketing
4 27 (2.93%) Retail
5 24 (2.61%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.74%) Back Office
8 14 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.09%) Electronics
10 9 (0.98%) Legal
11 6 (0.65%) Advertising
12 5 (0.54%) Billing
13 4 (0.43%) Front Office
13 4 (0.43%) Military
14 2 (0.22%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.22%) Automotive
14 2 (0.22%) Law
14 2 (0.22%) Publishing
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 488 (53.04%) Developer
2 140 (15.22%) DBA
3 132 (14.35%) .NET Developer
4 116 (12.61%) SQL Developer
5 112 (12.17%) SQL DBA
6 95 (10.33%) Analyst
7 82 (8.91%) C# Developer
8 58 (6.30%) SQL Server DBA
9 55 (5.98%) Administrator
10 50 (5.43%) BizTalk Developer
11 49 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
12 46 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
13 44 (4.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 42 (4.57%) Applications Support
14 42 (4.57%) Senior Developer
15 37 (4.02%) Consultant
16 36 (3.91%) SharePoint Developer
17 33 (3.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 32 (3.48%) Support Analyst
19 29 (3.15%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (44.78%) .NET
2 288 (31.30%) ASP.NET
3 196 (21.30%) XML
4 140 (15.22%) HTML
5 138 (15.00%) WCF
6 114 (12.39%) .NET Framework
7 98 (10.65%) Web Services
8 92 (10.00%) CSS
9 72 (7.83%) jQuery
10 70 (7.61%) Ajax
11 66 (7.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 54 (5.87%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 50 (5.43%) XSLT
14 38 (4.13%) WPF
15 35 (3.80%) MDX
16 32 (3.48%) LINQ
17 30 (3.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
18 28 (3.04%) ASP.NET Web Forms
19 26 (2.83%) WinForms
19 26 (2.83%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.39%) Clustering
2 61 (6.63%) Replication
3 21 (2.28%) NHS
4 19 (2.07%) N-Tier
5 15 (1.63%) Data Integration
6 14 (1.52%) Statistics
7 12 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.20%) W3C
9 10 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (0.98%) DTV
11 8 (0.87%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.76%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.65%) Informatics
13 6 (0.65%) Open Source
13 6 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
14 5 (0.54%) Reference Data
15 4 (0.43%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.43%) Mathematics
16 3 (0.33%) Taxonomies
16 3 (0.33%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 353 (38.37%) Windows
2 174 (18.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 143 (15.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (5.87%) Windows 7
5 45 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (4.02%) Windows XP
7 27 (2.93%) UNIX
8 16 (1.74%) Linux
9 12 (1.30%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.98%) Windows 2000
11 8 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.76%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.54%) Solaris
14 3 (0.33%) CentOS
15 2 (0.22%) AIX
16 1 (0.11%) HPUX
16 1 (0.11%) SUSE
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.11%) Android
16 1 (0.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (14.24%) MVC
2 114 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
3 109 (11.85%) Performance Tuning
4 83 (9.02%) ETL
5 77 (8.37%) Migration
6 59 (6.41%) SOA
6 59 (6.41%) ITIL
7 58 (6.30%) Web Development
8 55 (5.98%) OO
9 47 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (5.00%) TDD
11 42 (4.57%) Data Modelling
12 40 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
13 38 (4.13%) Workflow
14 37 (4.02%) Project Management
15 32 (3.48%) E-Commerce
16 30 (3.26%) Change Management
16 30 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
16 30 (3.26%) Continuous Integration
17 29 (3.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 533 (57.93%) SQL
2 363 (39.46%) C#
3 266 (28.91%) T-SQL
4 167 (18.15%) JavaScript
5 74 (8.04%) PowerShell
6 67 (7.28%) VB
7 59 (6.41%) VBA
8 54 (5.87%) VB.NET
9 32 (3.48%) VBScript
10 31 (3.37%) Java
11 30 (3.26%) VB6
12 18 (1.96%) C
13 11 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.09%) Perl
15 8 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.87%) XAML
16 6 (0.65%) Python
16 6 (0.65%) C++
17 4 (0.43%) PHP
17 4 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 97 (10.54%) Security Cleared
2 77 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 74 (8.04%) SC Cleared
4 48 (5.22%) MCTS
5 37 (4.02%) MCITP
6 36 (3.91%) MCSE
7 34 (3.70%) Degree
8 18 (1.96%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.76%) MCDBA
9 7 (0.76%) MCT
10 6 (0.65%) MCSA
11 3 (0.33%) CCNA
11 3 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.33%) OCP
11 3 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.22%) CCNP
12 2 (0.22%) VCP5
13 1 (0.11%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.13%) SLA
2 28 (3.04%) QA
3 6 (0.65%) HL7
4 5 (0.54%) Basel III
5 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 112 (12.17%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.80%) Oracle RMAN
4 18 (1.96%) vSphere
5 16 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.74%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.65%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.54%) XenApp
9 5 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.33%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.22%) LiteSpeed
12 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (3.15%) SCOM
1 29 (3.15%) Data Guard
2 28 (3.04%) SCCM
3 13 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (0.76%) ARCserve
5 6 (0.65%) TIBCO Hawk
5 6 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
6 5 (0.54%) SCDPM
6 5 (0.54%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.33%) Ionix
7 3 (0.33%) Puppet
7 3 (0.33%) Salt
7 3 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.22%) WMI
8 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.22%) Control-M
8 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 337 (36.63%) Microsoft
2 96 (10.43%) Oracle
3 64 (6.96%) VMware
4 25 (2.72%) Business Objects
4 25 (2.72%) HP
5 21 (2.28%) Cisco
6 18 (1.96%) Citrix
7 14 (1.52%) SAP
8 13 (1.41%) Meridio
9 12 (1.30%) Tableau
10 11 (1.20%) NetApp
11 10 (1.09%) Veritas
11 10 (1.09%) Nintex
12 9 (0.98%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.98%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.98%) CA
13 8 (0.87%) Sybase
14 7 (0.76%) EMC
14 7 (0.76%) BMC
15 6 (0.65%) Remedy
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £250 - £275 Per Day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £190 - £210 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £25 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £225 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - £Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £150 - £151 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.31 - £17.46 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago