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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 321 185 131
Rank change year-on-year
-136 -54
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 294 602 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 1.17% 1.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.68% 5.35% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 429 458
Average daily rate
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£350 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 29
Average hourly rate £38.25 £31.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £55.00 £36.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-14.11% +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
10973 11243 9558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.67% 21.88% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7201 7163 5966
Average daily rate £403 £390 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £270
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 127 180 197
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £55.00 £43.75
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -81 125 £425 - 40
South East -83 57 £325 -7.14% 17
Yorkshire -37 40 £320 +10.34% 15
South West -20 25 £350 +5.26% 9
North West -29 16 £325 -7.14% 18
West Midlands -24 13 £275 -13.38% 8
East of England -13 9 £245 -30.00% 8
East Midlands -10 7 £300 +1.69% 8
North East -2 2 £125 -47.64%
Midlands - - - -
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 565 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 430 (76.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 368 (65.13%) SQL
4 270 (47.79%) .NET
5 250 (44.25%) C#
6 228 (40.35%) Microsoft
7 216 (38.23%) Windows
8 206 (36.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 172 (30.44%) T-SQL
10 171 (30.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 165 (29.20%) ASP.NET
12 131 (23.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 126 (22.30%) JavaScript
14 122 (21.59%) MS Excel
15 117 (20.71%) Finance
16 112 (19.82%) SQL Server 2000
16 112 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
17 111 (19.65%) Windows Server 2003
18 110 (19.47%) HTML
18 110 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
19 90 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
20 82 (14.51%) MVC
21 81 (14.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 79 (13.98%) Visual Studio
22 79 (13.98%) CSS
23 75 (13.27%) Web Services
23 75 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
24 74 (13.10%) XML
25 73 (12.92%) VB.NET
26 72 (12.74%) TDD

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 69 (12.21%) IIS
2 67 (11.86%) SharePoint
3 44 (7.79%) BizTalk Server
4 43 (7.61%) MS Exchange
5 20 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (2.83%) CMS
8 14 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.95%) Umbraco
10 9 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (1.24%) LiveCycle
12 6 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (1.06%) Apache
13 5 (0.88%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.88%) Orchard CMS
13 5 (0.88%) Lync
14 4 (0.71%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 122 (21.59%) MS Excel
2 38 (6.73%) MS Office
3 18 (3.19%) MS Project
4 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.18%) Mingle
5 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.53%) Primavera
4 2 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.35%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.71%) Office 365
3 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.43%) SAN
2 27 (4.78%) DNS
3 22 (3.89%) DHCP
4 20 (3.54%) LAN
5 17 (3.01%) Firewall
6 13 (2.30%) Intranet
7 12 (2.12%) WAN
8 9 (1.59%) Internet
8 9 (1.59%) NAS
9 8 (1.42%) FTP
10 7 (1.24%) HTTP
11 5 (0.88%) SMTP
11 5 (0.88%) VLAN
12 4 (0.71%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.71%) VPN
13 3 (0.53%) Wireless
13 3 (0.53%) SSL
14 2 (0.35%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (0.35%) LDAP
14 2 (0.35%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 430 (76.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 206 (36.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 171 (30.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 131 (23.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 112 (19.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 81 (14.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (11.15%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (7.79%) MS Access
10 33 (5.84%) Relational Database
11 31 (5.49%) Oracle Database
12 24 (4.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 18 (3.19%) DTS
14 17 (3.01%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (3.01%) RDBMS
15 13 (2.30%) SSDT
16 10 (1.77%) EDRMS
16 10 (1.77%) OLAP
16 10 (1.77%) Crystal Reports
17 9 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 79 (13.98%) Visual Studio
2 75 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (3.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 17 (3.01%) Subversion
5 12 (2.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (1.77%) NUnit
6 10 (1.77%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.42%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (1.24%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.06%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.88%) JIRA
10 5 (0.88%) MSTest
11 4 (0.71%) Moq
11 4 (0.71%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.53%) ERwin
13 2 (0.35%) Toad
13 2 (0.35%) ReSharper
13 2 (0.35%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.35%) Bitbucket
14 1 (0.18%) NuGet
General
1 117 (20.71%) Finance
2 65 (11.50%) Banking
3 27 (4.78%) Investment Banking
4 23 (4.07%) Back Office
5 16 (2.83%) Retail
6 15 (2.65%) Billing
7 14 (2.48%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.77%) Law
8 10 (1.77%) Legal
8 10 (1.77%) Marketing
9 6 (1.06%) Front Office
10 5 (0.88%) Local Government
10 5 (0.88%) Advertising
11 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.53%) Automotive
13 2 (0.35%) Electronics
13 2 (0.35%) Games
13 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 289 (51.15%) Developer
2 93 (16.46%) .NET Developer
3 89 (15.75%) DBA
4 77 (13.63%) Analyst
5 71 (12.57%) SQL Developer
6 70 (12.39%) SQL DBA
7 54 (9.56%) C# Developer
8 35 (6.19%) Administrator
9 34 (6.02%) C# .NET Developer
10 33 (5.84%) SQL Server DBA
10 33 (5.84%) Applications Support
11 28 (4.96%) Senior Developer
12 23 (4.07%) Support Analyst
13 21 (3.72%) Support Engineer
14 20 (3.54%) Senior .NET Developer
15 18 (3.19%) Web Developer
15 18 (3.19%) Architect
15 18 (3.19%) Microsoft Developer
16 17 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
17 16 (2.83%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (47.79%) .NET
2 165 (29.20%) ASP.NET
3 110 (19.47%) HTML
4 79 (13.98%) CSS
5 75 (13.27%) Web Services
6 74 (13.10%) XML
7 71 (12.57%) jQuery
8 60 (10.62%) WCF
8 60 (10.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 54 (9.56%) .NET Framework
10 44 (7.79%) WPF
11 36 (6.37%) XSLT
12 35 (6.19%) Ajax
13 26 (4.60%) DHTML
14 19 (3.36%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 17 (3.01%) MDX
16 15 (2.65%) Entity Framework
17 13 (2.30%) LINQ
18 12 (2.12%) SOAP
18 12 (2.12%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.56%) Clustering
2 48 (8.50%) Replication
3 33 (5.84%) N-Tier
4 27 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.07%) Open Source
6 13 (2.30%) NHS
7 12 (2.12%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.95%) Data Integration
8 11 (1.95%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 8 (1.42%) IVR
9 8 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.24%) Statistics
10 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.06%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.06%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.88%) User Experience
13 4 (0.71%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 216 (38.23%) Windows
2 112 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (19.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (3.36%) Windows XP
6 17 (3.01%) UNIX
7 15 (2.65%) Windows Vista
8 14 (2.48%) Windows 7
8 14 (2.48%) Linux
9 11 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
10 10 (1.77%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.24%) AIX
11 7 (1.24%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.06%) Android
12 6 (1.06%) Windows Phone
12 6 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.35%) CentOS
14 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (19.47%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (15.93%) Business Intelligence
3 82 (14.51%) MVC
4 72 (12.74%) TDD
5 57 (10.09%) ETL
6 54 (9.56%) ITIL
7 50 (8.85%) Scrum
8 47 (8.32%) Performance Tuning
9 41 (7.26%) Migration
10 40 (7.08%) Web Development
10 40 (7.08%) CRM
11 34 (6.02%) Waterfall
12 30 (5.31%) OO
13 27 (4.78%) Unit Testing
14 25 (4.42%) Change Management
15 23 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (4.07%) Workflow
15 23 (4.07%) Data Management
15 23 (4.07%) Technical Architecture
16 22 (3.89%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 368 (65.13%) SQL
2 250 (44.25%) C#
3 172 (30.44%) T-SQL
4 126 (22.30%) JavaScript
5 73 (12.92%) VB.NET
6 57 (10.09%) VBA
7 54 (9.56%) VB
8 32 (5.66%) PowerShell
9 29 (5.13%) Java
10 25 (4.42%) VBScript
11 20 (3.54%) VB6
12 11 (1.95%) PHP
13 10 (1.77%) Ruby
14 9 (1.59%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.42%) C++
16 7 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.06%) C
17 6 (1.06%) Bash Shell
18 5 (0.88%) Korn
19 4 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 35 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.96%) Degree
3 21 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.88%) CCNA
6 5 (0.88%) MCSE
7 4 (0.71%) MCTS
7 4 (0.71%) MCITP
8 3 (0.53%) PMP
8 3 (0.53%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.53%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.35%) APMP
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.18%) MCSD
10 1 (0.18%) MCSA
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.19%) QA
2 8 (1.42%) SLA
3 2 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) DICOM
System Software
1 67 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.54%) vSphere
4 13 (2.30%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.06%) XenApp
6 6 (1.06%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.53%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.18%) Firmware
10 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) SRDF
10 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (3.19%) SCCM
2 9 (1.59%) SCOM
3 8 (1.42%) WSUS
4 6 (1.06%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.06%) ARCserve
5 5 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.71%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.35%) Plesk
8 2 (0.35%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.35%) cPanel
8 2 (0.35%) Webmin
8 2 (0.35%) Control-M
8 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.35%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.35%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.18%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 228 (40.35%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.91%) VMware
3 55 (9.73%) Oracle
4 22 (3.89%) Cisco
5 19 (3.36%) Citrix
6 18 (3.19%) HP
7 11 (1.95%) CA
8 9 (1.59%) Symantec
9 8 (1.42%) NetApp
9 8 (1.42%) EMC
10 7 (1.24%) IBM
10 7 (1.24%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.24%) SAP
10 7 (1.24%) Adobe
10 7 (1.24%) Altiris
10 7 (1.24%) EPiServer
11 6 (1.06%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.06%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.88%) Tableau
12 5 (0.88%) Dell
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Northwood
Posted: 19 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 19 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Bournemouth
360 Resourcing
Rate: £17k - 20k per year
Posted: 25 days ago