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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 80 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 10 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.69% 1.54% 1.94%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.14% 6.80% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 14
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£325 £313 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £382 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +22.22%
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
318 250 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.95% 22.60% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 141 189
Average daily rate £325 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 15
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.31 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £144.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
Stockport - 1 - - 2
Wigan - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 2
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
SQL Server 2005
North West

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 23 (95.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (75.00%) .NET
4 17 (70.83%) C#
4 17 (70.83%) ASP.NET
5 14 (58.33%) MVC
5 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 11 (45.83%) Web Services
6 11 (45.83%) LINQ
7 10 (41.67%) Visual Studio
8 9 (37.50%) CSS
8 9 (37.50%) HTML
8 9 (37.50%) Windows
8 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (33.33%) Retail
9 8 (33.33%) Ajax
9 8 (33.33%) WPF
9 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (33.33%) Scrum
10 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
10 7 (29.17%) XML
10 7 (29.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 7 (29.17%) jQuery
10 7 (29.17%) WCF
10 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
11 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
11 6 (25.00%) TDD
11 6 (25.00%) WinForms
11 6 (25.00%) MSTest
11 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) IIS
3 3 (12.50%) Apache
3 3 (12.50%) CMS
3 3 (12.50%) Apache Solr
3 3 (12.50%) Orchard CMS
3 3 (12.50%) Apache Spark
4 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
1 2 (8.33%) SAN
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (95.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (12.50%) RavenDB
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (25.00%) MSTest
3 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) LLBLGen Pro
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 15 (62.50%) .NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) C# Developer
3 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 5 (20.83%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Report Writer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) .NET
2 17 (70.83%) ASP.NET
3 11 (45.83%) Web Services
3 11 (45.83%) LINQ
4 9 (37.50%) HTML
4 9 (37.50%) CSS
5 8 (33.33%) WPF
5 8 (33.33%) Ajax
5 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (29.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (29.17%) .NET Framework
6 7 (29.17%) WCF
6 7 (29.17%) jQuery
6 7 (29.17%) XML
7 6 (25.00%) WinForms
8 3 (12.50%) Lucene
8 3 (12.50%) XHTML
8 3 (12.50%) SAML
8 3 (12.50%) RESTful
8 3 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) NHS
1 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (12.50%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) MVC
2 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (33.33%) Scrum
4 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (25.00%) OO
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (12.50%) Workflow
6 3 (12.50%) SOA
6 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.33%) MVVM
7 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Test Management
8 1 (4.17%) ETL
8 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 3 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (8.33%) XAML
7 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (8.33%) MCTS
4 2 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) EMC
2 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
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