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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 95 76 69
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 11 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.61% 1.05% 1.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.83% 4.55% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 10
Average daily rate £375 £308 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +1.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £425 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.58% -10.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-33.96% -15.87%
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
389 330 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.47% 23.11% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 218 159
Average daily rate £375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -24.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (31.25%) MVC
6 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
6 5 (31.25%) C#
6 5 (31.25%) CSS
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) HTML
8 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 3 (18.75%) ETL
8 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (18.75%) Replication
8 3 (18.75%) Clustering
8 3 (18.75%) BEA
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
9 2 (12.50%) Retail
9 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 2 (12.50%) ITIL

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (6.25%) MS Access
7 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) DBA
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
1 7 (43.75%) SQL DBA
2 5 (31.25%) Software Developer
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Database Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) MDX
4 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
1 3 (18.75%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) MVC
1 5 (31.25%) Scrum
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) ETL
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Database Security
4 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) C#
2 5 (31.25%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) BEA