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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 337 170 121
Rank change year-on-year
-167 -49
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 244 577 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 1.26% 1.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.42% 5.67% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 383 438
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£334 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £228 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £524 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £27.90 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £69.40 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +30.18%
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
10090 10180 9142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.19% 22.25% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6588 6296 5611
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 173 211
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -112 97 £400 -5.88% 62
South East -91 39 £281 -19.71% 22
South West -49 31 £330 -4.34% 11
Yorkshire -42 30 £310 +6.72% 19
North West -17 20 £298 -10.18% 17
East of England -23 12 £225 -35.71% 9
West Midlands -16 10 £275 +3.77% 25
East Midlands -4 3 £295 +7.27% 7
North East -10 2 - -
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 580 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 447 (77.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 365 (62.93%) SQL
4 266 (45.86%) .NET
5 262 (45.17%) Microsoft
6 243 (41.90%) Windows
7 242 (41.72%) C#
8 181 (31.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 160 (27.59%) T-SQL
10 158 (27.24%) ASP.NET
11 155 (26.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 135 (23.28%) SQL Server 2012
13 129 (22.24%) MS Excel
14 115 (19.83%) SQL Server 2000
15 112 (19.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 110 (18.97%) JavaScript
17 109 (18.79%) Finance
17 109 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
18 105 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
19 99 (17.07%) HTML
20 91 (15.69%) Visual Studio
20 91 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
21 86 (14.83%) CSS
22 85 (14.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 83 (14.31%) Active Directory
24 78 (13.45%) MVC
25 74 (12.76%) VMware
26 73 (12.59%) Web Services
26 73 (12.59%) IIS
27 72 (12.41%) jQuery

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 73 (12.59%) IIS
2 71 (12.24%) SharePoint
3 56 (9.66%) MS Exchange
4 50 (8.62%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (2.07%) CMS
10 11 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.38%) Lotus Domino
12 7 (1.21%) Apache
12 7 (1.21%) Orchard CMS
12 7 (1.21%) LiveCycle
13 5 (0.86%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.86%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.86%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.69%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 129 (22.24%) MS Excel
2 39 (6.72%) MS Office
3 19 (3.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) Mingle
4 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (4.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.52%) CODA-Financials
4 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.34%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.52%) Office 365
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.93%) SAN
2 35 (6.03%) DNS
3 28 (4.83%) DHCP
4 22 (3.79%) Firewall
5 20 (3.45%) NAS
6 19 (3.28%) LAN
7 15 (2.59%) Internet
8 12 (2.07%) FTP
8 12 (2.07%) Intranet
9 11 (1.90%) TCP/IP
10 10 (1.72%) WAN
11 9 (1.55%) VPN
11 9 (1.55%) VLAN
12 7 (1.21%) SSL
12 7 (1.21%) SMTP
13 6 (1.03%) HTTP
14 3 (0.52%) LDAP
14 3 (0.52%) MPLS
15 2 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 580 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 447 (77.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 181 (31.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 155 (26.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 135 (23.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 115 (19.83%) SQL Server 2000
7 85 (14.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 58 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (8.10%) MS Access
10 30 (5.17%) Oracle Database
11 29 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 25 (4.31%) Relational Database
13 19 (3.28%) DTS
14 18 (3.10%) Oracle Database 10g
15 17 (2.93%) OLAP
16 13 (2.24%) RDBMS
17 12 (2.07%) Crystal Reports
18 11 (1.90%) EDRMS
19 9 (1.55%) SSDT
20 7 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 91 (15.69%) Visual Studio
2 68 (11.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (2.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 15 (2.59%) Subversion
5 13 (2.24%) Git (software)
6 12 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (1.72%) NUnit
7 10 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (1.38%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.21%) JIRA
10 5 (0.86%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.69%) MSTest
11 4 (0.69%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.52%) Moq
13 2 (0.34%) Rhino Mocks
13 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.34%) Selenium
13 2 (0.34%) ReSharper
13 2 (0.34%) ERwin
General
1 109 (18.79%) Finance
2 46 (7.93%) Banking
3 20 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 20 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.28%) Retail
5 15 (2.59%) Billing
6 13 (2.24%) Back Office
6 13 (2.24%) Marketing
7 10 (1.72%) Legal
8 8 (1.38%) Law
9 7 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.21%) Local Government
10 6 (1.03%) Front Office
11 4 (0.69%) Advertising
12 3 (0.52%) Automotive
12 3 (0.52%) Electronics
13 2 (0.34%) Games
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 275 (47.41%) Developer
2 87 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 86 (14.83%) DBA
4 76 (13.10%) Analyst
5 72 (12.41%) SQL DBA
6 61 (10.52%) SQL Developer
7 51 (8.79%) Administrator
8 34 (5.86%) Applications Support
8 34 (5.86%) C# Developer
9 33 (5.69%) SQL Server DBA
10 30 (5.17%) Support Analyst
11 28 (4.83%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.79%) Microsoft Developer
13 21 (3.62%) Consultant
14 20 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
14 20 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
15 18 (3.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 15 (2.59%) Programmer
17 14 (2.41%) Support Engineer
17 14 (2.41%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 266 (45.86%) .NET
2 158 (27.24%) ASP.NET
3 99 (17.07%) HTML
4 86 (14.83%) CSS
5 73 (12.59%) Web Services
6 72 (12.41%) jQuery
7 71 (12.24%) XML
8 62 (10.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 56 (9.66%) WCF
10 51 (8.79%) .NET Framework
11 45 (7.76%) WPF
12 34 (5.86%) Ajax
13 26 (4.48%) XSLT
14 21 (3.62%) MDX
15 18 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 16 (2.76%) Silverlight
17 14 (2.41%) LINQ
17 14 (2.41%) DHTML
18 13 (2.24%) XHTML
18 13 (2.24%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (9.14%) Clustering
2 45 (7.76%) Replication
3 35 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.83%) Open Source
5 26 (4.48%) N-Tier
6 17 (2.93%) NHS
7 11 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.55%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.55%) Statistics
9 8 (1.38%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 8 (1.38%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.38%) IVR
10 7 (1.21%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.21%) iPad
11 6 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.86%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.86%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.69%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 243 (41.90%) Windows
2 112 (19.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 109 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (4.66%) Windows XP
6 18 (3.10%) UNIX
7 16 (2.76%) Windows Vista
8 14 (2.41%) Linux
9 13 (2.24%) Windows 7
10 12 (2.07%) Windows 2000 Server
11 10 (1.72%) Windows 2000
11 10 (1.72%) AIX
12 8 (1.38%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.21%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.86%) Android
14 5 (0.86%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
3 78 (13.45%) MVC
4 70 (12.07%) TDD
5 56 (9.66%) ITIL
6 54 (9.31%) ETL
7 53 (9.14%) Performance Tuning
8 51 (8.79%) Scrum
9 50 (8.62%) Migration
10 49 (8.45%) CRM
11 32 (5.52%) OO
12 29 (5.00%) Waterfall
13 28 (4.83%) Workflow
14 26 (4.48%) Change Management
14 26 (4.48%) PRINCE2
15 25 (4.31%) Data Analysis
16 24 (4.14%) Web Development
16 24 (4.14%) Unit Testing
17 23 (3.97%) Database Security
17 23 (3.97%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 365 (62.93%) SQL
2 242 (41.72%) C#
3 160 (27.59%) T-SQL
4 110 (18.97%) JavaScript
5 62 (10.69%) VB.NET
6 61 (10.52%) VBA
7 40 (6.90%) VB
8 35 (6.03%) PowerShell
9 27 (4.66%) Java
10 25 (4.31%) VBScript
11 13 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.07%) C
12 12 (2.07%) VB6
13 11 (1.90%) Ruby
14 9 (1.55%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.55%) PHP
15 8 (1.38%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.21%) Korn
17 6 (1.03%) XAML
18 4 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 53 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.34%) SC Cleared
3 27 (4.66%) Degree
4 21 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.55%) MCTS
6 8 (1.38%) MCITP
6 8 (1.38%) MCSE
6 8 (1.38%) VCP4
7 7 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.86%) CCNA
9 4 (0.69%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.52%) PMP
10 3 (0.52%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.17%) MCP
12 1 (0.17%) MCSA
12 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.45%) QA
2 16 (2.76%) SLA
3 2 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.34%) HL7
4 1 (0.17%) DICOM
System Software
1 83 (14.31%) Active Directory
2 61 (10.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.48%) vSphere
4 25 (4.31%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.21%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.52%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.52%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.52%) XenApp
9 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.17%) Firmware
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (5.17%) SCCM
2 20 (3.45%) SCOM
2 20 (3.45%) NetBackup
3 11 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (1.90%) WSUS
4 9 (1.55%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.21%) ARCserve
6 5 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.34%) Control-M
8 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.34%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.17%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 262 (45.17%) Microsoft
2 74 (12.76%) VMware
3 53 (9.14%) Oracle
4 30 (5.17%) Symantec
5 23 (3.97%) Citrix
6 22 (3.79%) Cisco
7 19 (3.28%) IBM
7 19 (3.28%) EMC
8 15 (2.59%) CA
9 13 (2.24%) HP
10 12 (2.07%) Cognos
11 11 (1.90%) Dell
12 9 (1.55%) Lotus
12 9 (1.55%) Altiris
12 9 (1.55%) Veeam
13 8 (1.38%) NetApp
13 8 (1.38%) Business Objects
14 7 (1.21%) Adobe
14 7 (1.21%) Kaspersky
15 6 (1.03%) 3PAR
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Stanmore, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Rate: £250 - 320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Cancer Research UK
Rate: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £175 - £250 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 26 days ago