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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 319 177 121
Rank change year-on-year
-142 -56
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 253 527 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 1.18% 1.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.65% 5.30% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 323 443
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £524 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 30
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.40 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £40.10 £37.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +26.00%
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
9553 9936 9346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.96% 22.28% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6304 6199 5809
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 194 221
Average hourly rate £31.25 £28.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £15.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 28 January 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
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 28 January 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 -67 121 £380 -10.58% 62
South West -53 30 £330 -8.33% 11
South East -68 27 £293 -25.00% 24
Yorkshire -32 25 £300 +3.44% 19
East of England -21 15 £255 -27.14% 16
North West -9 14 £306 +1.07% 24
North East -7 9 £330 +33.33%
West Midlands -14 9 £303 -3.20% 17
East Midlands +13 3 £300 +14.28% 7
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 596 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 478 (80.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 379 (63.59%) SQL
4 282 (47.32%) .NET
5 271 (45.47%) Microsoft
6 258 (43.29%) Windows
7 247 (41.44%) C#
8 180 (30.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 169 (28.36%) ASP.NET
10 163 (27.35%) T-SQL
11 157 (26.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 132 (22.15%) MS Excel
13 129 (21.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 124 (20.81%) SQL Server 2000
15 122 (20.47%) Windows Server 2003
16 113 (18.96%) Windows Server 2008
17 107 (17.95%) Finance
18 103 (17.28%) JavaScript
19 96 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
20 94 (15.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 93 (15.60%) Active Directory
22 92 (15.44%) HTML
23 90 (15.10%) IIS
23 90 (15.10%) Visual Studio
24 88 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
25 85 (14.26%) XML
26 78 (13.09%) CSS
27 77 (12.92%) MVC
28 75 (12.58%) SharePoint
29 74 (12.42%) Clustering

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 90 (15.10%) IIS
2 75 (12.58%) SharePoint
3 63 (10.57%) BizTalk Server
4 55 (9.23%) MS Exchange
5 24 (4.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 23 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
7 20 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (2.52%) SharePoint Server
9 15 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (2.01%) CMS
11 10 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.34%) Lotus Domino
13 7 (1.17%) Apache
13 7 (1.17%) LiveCycle
13 7 (1.17%) Orchard CMS
14 5 (0.84%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.84%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.84%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.67%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 132 (22.15%) MS Excel
2 46 (7.72%) MS Office
3 14 (2.35%) MS Project
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) SPSS
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.17%) FastStats
5 1 (0.17%) Mingle
5 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 32 (5.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.01%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.67%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.67%) CODA-Financials
4 3 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.34%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.67%) Office 365
2 4 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.71%) DNS
2 37 (6.21%) SAN
3 27 (4.53%) DHCP
4 23 (3.86%) Firewall
5 20 (3.36%) NAS
6 19 (3.19%) TCP/IP
7 18 (3.02%) LAN
8 16 (2.68%) Internet
8 16 (2.68%) SSL
9 12 (2.01%) FTP
9 12 (2.01%) Intranet
10 9 (1.51%) VPN
10 9 (1.51%) WAN
10 9 (1.51%) VLAN
11 8 (1.34%) SMTP
12 6 (1.01%) HTTP
13 4 (0.67%) LDAP
14 3 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.34%) SSH
15 2 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 596 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 478 (80.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 180 (30.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 157 (26.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 129 (21.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 124 (20.81%) SQL Server 2000
7 94 (15.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 56 (9.40%) Data Warehouse
9 38 (6.38%) MS Access
10 35 (5.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 28 (4.70%) Oracle Database
12 25 (4.19%) DTS
13 22 (3.69%) OLAP
14 21 (3.52%) Relational Database
15 15 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
17 13 (2.18%) RDBMS
18 10 (1.68%) Data Mining
19 9 (1.51%) EDRMS
19 9 (1.51%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 90 (15.10%) Visual Studio
2 67 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (2.18%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.68%) SpecFlow
5 10 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
5 10 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (1.51%) Subversion
6 9 (1.51%) NUnit
7 8 (1.34%) JIRA
8 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.50%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.50%) Selenium
9 3 (0.50%) FitNesse
9 3 (0.50%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.34%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.34%) MSTest
10 2 (0.34%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.34%) Moq
General
1 107 (17.95%) Finance
2 32 (5.37%) Banking
3 23 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.19%) Marketing
5 17 (2.85%) Retail
6 15 (2.52%) Billing
7 12 (2.01%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.85%) Back Office
9 10 (1.68%) Legal
10 7 (1.17%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.01%) Law
12 5 (0.84%) Front Office
12 5 (0.84%) Local Government
13 4 (0.67%) Advertising
13 4 (0.67%) Electronics
14 2 (0.34%) Games
14 2 (0.34%) Automotive
14 2 (0.34%) German Language
14 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 283 (47.48%) Developer
2 88 (14.77%) .NET Developer
3 82 (13.76%) Analyst
4 78 (13.09%) DBA
5 70 (11.74%) SQL DBA
6 62 (10.40%) Administrator
7 60 (10.07%) SQL Developer
8 35 (5.87%) Applications Support
9 33 (5.54%) Support Analyst
10 32 (5.37%) C# Developer
10 32 (5.37%) SQL Server DBA
11 24 (4.03%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.86%) Consultant
13 21 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 19 (3.19%) Microsoft Developer
15 18 (3.02%) Senior .NET Developer
15 18 (3.02%) 3rd Line Support
16 16 (2.68%) C# .NET Developer
16 16 (2.68%) ASP.NET Developer
16 16 (2.68%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (47.32%) .NET
2 169 (28.36%) ASP.NET
3 92 (15.44%) HTML
4 85 (14.26%) XML
5 78 (13.09%) CSS
6 70 (11.74%) Web Services
7 64 (10.74%) jQuery
8 60 (10.07%) WCF
9 59 (9.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 49 (8.22%) .NET Framework
11 33 (5.54%) Ajax
12 32 (5.37%) WPF
13 26 (4.36%) MDX
14 20 (3.36%) XSLT
15 18 (3.02%) Silverlight
16 14 (2.35%) LINQ
17 13 (2.18%) XHTML
18 11 (1.85%) RESTful
18 11 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
19 10 (1.68%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.42%) Clustering
2 42 (7.05%) Replication
3 37 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.20%) N-Tier
5 25 (4.19%) Open Source
6 17 (2.85%) NHS
7 10 (1.68%) Data Integration
8 9 (1.51%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.34%) IVR
10 7 (1.17%) iPad
11 6 (1.01%) Statistics
11 6 (1.01%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.84%) Reference Data
12 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.67%) DTV
14 3 (0.50%) Management Information System
14 3 (0.50%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.50%) Data Extraction
14 3 (0.50%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 258 (43.29%) Windows
2 122 (20.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 113 (18.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (4.87%) Windows XP
6 19 (3.19%) Windows 7
7 18 (3.02%) UNIX
8 16 (2.68%) Windows Vista
9 14 (2.35%) Linux
10 11 (1.85%) AIX
11 9 (1.51%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.34%) Windows 8
13 7 (1.17%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.84%) Android
15 5 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.84%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.50%) Solaris
17 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.11%) Business Intelligence
2 88 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (12.92%) MVC
4 58 (9.73%) Migration
5 57 (9.56%) TDD
6 56 (9.40%) ITIL
7 52 (8.72%) Scrum
8 51 (8.56%) Performance Tuning
9 47 (7.89%) ETL
9 47 (7.89%) CRM
10 32 (5.37%) Data Analysis
11 27 (4.53%) OO
11 27 (4.53%) Change Management
12 26 (4.36%) Workflow
12 26 (4.36%) PRINCE2
13 25 (4.19%) Data Management
14 24 (4.03%) Unit Testing
14 24 (4.03%) Web Development
15 22 (3.69%) Data Modelling
16 21 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 379 (63.59%) SQL
2 247 (41.44%) C#
3 163 (27.35%) T-SQL
4 103 (17.28%) JavaScript
5 63 (10.57%) VB.NET
6 54 (9.06%) VBA
7 47 (7.89%) PowerShell
8 44 (7.38%) VB
9 29 (4.87%) VBScript
10 22 (3.69%) Java
11 19 (3.19%) C
12 15 (2.52%) PL/SQL
13 12 (2.01%) VB6
14 10 (1.68%) Ruby
14 10 (1.68%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.51%) XAML
15 9 (1.51%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.17%) Korn
17 6 (1.01%) XPath
17 6 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (3.36%) Degree
5 19 (3.19%) MCTS
6 17 (2.85%) MCSE
6 17 (2.85%) MCITP
7 7 (1.17%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.67%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.67%) CCNA
10 3 (0.50%) PMP
10 3 (0.50%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.17%) ISEB
12 1 (0.17%) MCSA
12 1 (0.17%) MCP
12 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.69%) QA
2 19 (3.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.17%) HL7
3 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (15.60%) Active Directory
2 53 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.53%) VMware ESX
4 25 (4.19%) vSphere
5 7 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (0.84%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.50%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.50%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.17%) Firmware
11 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (6.21%) SCCM
2 25 (4.19%) SCOM
3 19 (3.19%) NetBackup
4 11 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.68%) WSUS
6 8 (1.34%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.34%) ARCserve
7 6 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.34%) Control-M
10 1 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.17%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.17%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.17%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 271 (45.47%) Microsoft
2 68 (11.41%) VMware
3 50 (8.39%) Oracle
4 30 (5.03%) Symantec
5 23 (3.86%) Citrix
6 21 (3.52%) Cisco
7 20 (3.36%) IBM
8 19 (3.19%) EMC
9 16 (2.68%) CA
10 14 (2.35%) Cognos
11 13 (2.18%) HP
12 11 (1.85%) Dell
12 11 (1.85%) Altiris
13 9 (1.51%) Lotus
14 8 (1.34%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.34%) Veeam
15 7 (1.17%) NetApp
15 7 (1.17%) Adobe
15 7 (1.17%) Business Objects
15 7 (1.17%) Kaspersky
East London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 18 hours ago
Swindon
Nationwide Building Society
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TRG
Rate: 250-300 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Circa £200pd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250-300 Daily
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £0 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago