The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 85 78 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -36
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 12 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.65% 3.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.39% 3.15% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 20
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£308 £315 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-2.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +30.18%
SQL Server 2005
North West

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 Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
354 254 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.91% 20.77% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 155 148
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £17.15 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.52%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Manchester region.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Manchester region.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
Altrincham - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 2
Oldham - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
SQL Server 2005
North West

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (75.00%) .NET
4 16 (66.67%) C#
5 14 (58.33%) ASP.NET
6 12 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 12 (50.00%) Visual Studio
7 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
8 10 (41.67%) MVC
8 10 (41.67%) Web Services
9 9 (37.50%) XML
9 9 (37.50%) CSS
9 9 (37.50%) HTML
9 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
9 9 (37.50%) SQL
9 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (37.50%) Ajax
9 9 (37.50%) jQuery
10 8 (33.33%) Degree
10 8 (33.33%) Ruby
10 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (33.33%) Windows
11 7 (29.17%) ITIL
11 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
11 7 (29.17%) TDD
11 7 (29.17%) CMS
11 7 (29.17%) Scrum
11 7 (29.17%) NHS
11 7 (29.17%) Open Source
11 7 (29.17%) Orchard CMS

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (29.17%) CMS
1 7 (29.17%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (20.83%) Apache Spark
2 5 (20.83%) Apache
2 5 (20.83%) Apache Solr
3 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) Confluence
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (87.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) RavenDB
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
8 1 (4.17%) BigQuery
8 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 4 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (8.33%) MSTest
5 2 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 7 (29.17%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 11 (45.83%) .NET Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Senior .NET Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) DBA
5 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) Administrator
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Technician
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 14 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 10 (41.67%) Web Services
4 9 (37.50%) XML
4 9 (37.50%) CSS
4 9 (37.50%) Ajax
4 9 (37.50%) HTML
4 9 (37.50%) jQuery
5 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (29.17%) LINQ
6 7 (29.17%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (25.00%) XHTML
7 6 (25.00%) RESTful
8 5 (20.83%) Sinatra
8 5 (20.83%) Regular Expression
8 5 (20.83%) SAML
8 5 (20.83%) Lucene
9 3 (12.50%) WPF
10 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
10 2 (8.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) NHS
1 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
1 7 (29.17%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Linked Data
3 1 (4.17%) Semantic Web
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) MVC
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) TDD
3 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 7 (29.17%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
5 5 (20.83%) SOA
5 5 (20.83%) Workflow
6 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (12.50%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) ETL
7 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.33%) Web Development
7 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Database Tuning
7 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
7 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Ruby
5 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) SPARQL
6 1 (4.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCTS
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.17%) Business Objects