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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 266 151 112
Rank change year-on-year
-115 -39
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 371 701 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 1.45% 1.81%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.50% 6.42% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 445 578
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.48% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 36
Average hourly rate £23.94 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £21.50 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.79 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +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
10606 10914 11307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.63% 22.64% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6800 6925 6555
Average daily rate £400 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 183 294
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £17.00 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -120 116 £400 -5.88% 37
South East -65 78 £350 -5.40% 31
Yorkshire -1 49 £305 -2.40% 24
North West -15 44 £311 -6.39% 29
West Midlands -18 26 £350 +6.87% 13
South West -38 22 £325 -8.45% 10
East of England -56 19 £394 +21.15% 9
North East - 10 £368 - 1
East Midlands -6 6 £308 +0.40% 4
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 859 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 687 (79.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 499 (58.09%) SQL
4 378 (44.00%) .NET
5 338 (39.35%) C#
6 332 (38.65%) Windows
7 323 (37.60%) Microsoft
8 253 (29.45%) ASP.NET
9 250 (29.10%) T-SQL
10 235 (27.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 218 (25.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 172 (20.02%) SQL Server 2012
13 170 (19.79%) XML
14 169 (19.67%) SQL Server 2000
15 166 (19.32%) Windows Server 2003
16 157 (18.28%) MS Excel
17 156 (18.16%) Finance
18 148 (17.23%) SharePoint
18 148 (17.23%) JavaScript
19 136 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
20 125 (14.55%) WCF
21 123 (14.32%) HTML
22 116 (13.50%) MVC
23 112 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 111 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
25 108 (12.57%) Active Directory
26 107 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
26 107 (12.46%) .NET Framework
27 104 (12.11%) Clustering
28 101 (11.76%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 148 (17.23%) SharePoint
2 88 (10.24%) IIS
3 72 (8.38%) BizTalk Server
4 59 (6.87%) MS Exchange
5 52 (6.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 44 (5.12%) SharePoint Server
7 27 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 21 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.81%) CMS
13 6 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
14 5 (0.58%) Lync
14 5 (0.58%) ArcGIS
14 5 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.47%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 157 (18.28%) MS Excel
2 50 (5.82%) MS Office
3 19 (2.21%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.58%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.35%) FastStats
5 3 (0.35%) SPSS
6 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 17 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.81%) Markit EDM
4 6 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.70%) Staffware
4 6 (0.70%) TIBCO iProcess
5 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.35%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.23%) Exstream
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.12%) Maximo
8 1 (0.12%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 29 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.63%) Office 365
3 9 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (4.89%) SAN
2 40 (4.66%) DNS
3 29 (3.38%) TCP/IP
4 28 (3.26%) Firewall
5 20 (2.33%) LDAP
5 20 (2.33%) DHCP
6 15 (1.75%) LAN
7 13 (1.51%) Internet
8 12 (1.40%) WAN
8 12 (1.40%) Network Security
9 10 (1.16%) SSL
10 7 (0.81%) Wireless
10 7 (0.81%) SMTP
11 6 (0.70%) VPN
11 6 (0.70%) DMZ
12 5 (0.58%) Intranet
13 4 (0.47%) VoIP
13 4 (0.47%) VLAN
14 3 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 859 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 687 (79.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 235 (27.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 218 (25.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 172 (20.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 169 (19.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 112 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 72 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
9 61 (7.10%) Oracle Database
10 57 (6.64%) DTS
11 49 (5.70%) Oracle Database 10g
12 46 (5.36%) Relational Database
13 43 (5.01%) OLAP
14 42 (4.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 40 (4.66%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (3.03%) MS Access
17 16 (1.86%) Star Schema
18 15 (1.75%) RDBMS
18 15 (1.75%) OLTP
19 13 (1.51%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 101 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 40 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (2.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 17 (1.98%) MSTest
4 17 (1.98%) NUnit
5 11 (1.28%) Rhino Mocks
6 10 (1.16%) Subversion
7 8 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 8 (0.93%) SpecFlow
8 7 (0.81%) Expression Web
8 7 (0.81%) FrontPage
9 6 (0.70%) Selenium
9 6 (0.70%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.58%) MyEclipse
10 5 (0.58%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.47%) Ant
11 4 (0.47%) Moq
11 4 (0.47%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
12 3 (0.35%) ClearQuest
General
1 156 (18.16%) Finance
2 52 (6.05%) Banking
3 30 (3.49%) Marketing
4 28 (3.26%) Retail
5 25 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.98%) Back Office
7 14 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.16%) Electronics
8 10 (1.16%) Legal
9 5 (0.58%) Billing
9 5 (0.58%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Front Office
11 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Military
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
12 2 (0.23%) Law
12 2 (0.23%) International Banking
12 2 (0.23%) German Language
13 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 447 (52.04%) Developer
2 134 (15.60%) DBA
3 117 (13.62%) .NET Developer
4 109 (12.69%) SQL DBA
5 108 (12.57%) SQL Developer
6 92 (10.71%) Analyst
7 72 (8.38%) C# Developer
8 59 (6.87%) Administrator
9 56 (6.52%) SQL Server DBA
10 46 (5.36%) BizTalk Developer
11 41 (4.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 39 (4.54%) Consultant
12 39 (4.54%) ASP.NET Developer
13 38 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
14 37 (4.31%) Applications Support
15 36 (4.19%) SharePoint Developer
16 35 (4.07%) Senior Developer
17 31 (3.61%) Support Analyst
18 26 (3.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 26 (3.03%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 378 (44.00%) .NET
2 253 (29.45%) ASP.NET
3 170 (19.79%) XML
4 125 (14.55%) WCF
5 123 (14.32%) HTML
6 107 (12.46%) .NET Framework
7 87 (10.13%) Web Services
7 87 (10.13%) CSS
8 63 (7.33%) jQuery
9 59 (6.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (6.64%) Ajax
11 48 (5.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 47 (5.47%) XSLT
13 38 (4.42%) WPF
14 30 (3.49%) MDX
15 26 (3.03%) LINQ
16 23 (2.68%) AppFabric
17 22 (2.56%) Silverlight
18 21 (2.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
19 20 (2.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 104 (12.11%) Clustering
2 58 (6.75%) Replication
3 51 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.44%) NHS
5 13 (1.51%) N-Tier
6 12 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.40%) Data Integration
7 11 (1.28%) Statistics
8 10 (1.16%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.05%) DTV
10 8 (0.93%) W3C
11 7 (0.81%) iPad
12 6 (0.70%) Informatics
12 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.58%) Reference Data
14 4 (0.47%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.35%) Inversion of Control
15 3 (0.35%) Open Source
15 3 (0.35%) PKI
15 3 (0.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 332 (38.65%) Windows
2 166 (19.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 136 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (5.59%) Windows 7
5 45 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (3.61%) Windows XP
7 28 (3.26%) UNIX
8 16 (1.86%) Linux
9 13 (1.51%) Windows 8
10 9 (1.05%) Windows 2000
11 7 (0.81%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.58%) Solaris
13 3 (0.35%) CentOS
14 2 (0.23%) AIX
14 2 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.12%) Android
15 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (13.50%) MVC
2 111 (12.92%) Business Intelligence
3 107 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (11.18%) Performance Tuning
5 77 (8.96%) Migration
6 72 (8.38%) ETL
7 57 (6.64%) Web Development
8 53 (6.17%) OO
9 51 (5.94%) SOA
10 48 (5.59%) ITIL
11 42 (4.89%) TDD
12 37 (4.31%) Data Modelling
13 34 (3.96%) Project Management
13 34 (3.96%) Workflow
14 32 (3.73%) E-Commerce
15 31 (3.61%) Change Management
15 31 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
16 30 (3.49%) CRM
17 29 (3.38%) Service Delivery
17 29 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 499 (58.09%) SQL
2 338 (39.35%) C#
3 250 (29.10%) T-SQL
4 148 (17.23%) JavaScript
5 63 (7.33%) PowerShell
6 60 (6.98%) VB
7 53 (6.17%) VBA
8 50 (5.82%) VB.NET
9 32 (3.73%) VBScript
10 29 (3.38%) Java
11 23 (2.68%) VB6
12 21 (2.44%) C
13 12 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.28%) Perl
15 9 (1.05%) XAML
16 8 (0.93%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.70%) C++
18 5 (0.58%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.58%) PHP
19 4 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 99 (11.53%) Security Cleared
2 78 (9.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 76 (8.85%) SC Cleared
4 48 (5.59%) MCTS
5 38 (4.42%) MCITP
5 38 (4.42%) MCSE
6 34 (3.96%) Degree
7 20 (2.33%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.81%) MCDBA
8 7 (0.81%) MCT
9 6 (0.70%) MCSA
9 6 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.35%) CCNA
10 3 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.23%) OCP
11 2 (0.23%) CCNP
11 2 (0.23%) VCP5
12 1 (0.12%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (4.89%) SLA
2 27 (3.14%) QA
3 7 (0.81%) HL7
4 5 (0.58%) Basel III
5 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 108 (12.57%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.96%) Oracle RMAN
4 20 (2.33%) vSphere
4 20 (2.33%) VMware ESX
5 14 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.70%) ISA Server
7 6 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.35%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.23%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.23%) LiteSpeed
10 2 (0.23%) XenApp
11 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 28 (3.26%) Data Guard
2 24 (2.79%) SCCM
3 17 (1.98%) SCOM
4 12 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (1.05%) ARCserve
6 6 (0.70%) TIBCO Hawk
6 6 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.58%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.35%) Salt
9 3 (0.35%) WSUS
9 3 (0.35%) Ionix
9 3 (0.35%) Puppet
9 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.23%) Control-M
10 2 (0.23%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.23%) WMI
10 2 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 323 (37.60%) Microsoft
2 92 (10.71%) Oracle
3 64 (7.45%) VMware
4 27 (3.14%) HP
5 25 (2.91%) Business Objects
6 20 (2.33%) Cisco
7 19 (2.21%) Citrix
8 14 (1.63%) SAP
9 13 (1.51%) CA
10 11 (1.28%) Meridio
11 10 (1.16%) NetApp
11 10 (1.16%) Veritas
12 9 (1.05%) Tableau
12 9 (1.05%) Symantec
12 9 (1.05%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.93%) Sybase
13 8 (0.93%) EMC
13 8 (0.93%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.93%) Altiris
14 7 (0.81%) BMC
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