The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Manchester region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 73 60 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 13 20 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.06% 1.76% 3.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.02% 9.01% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 40
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £256 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £344 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -28.57%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
259 222 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.06% 19.51% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 126 206
Average daily rate £325 £311 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +7.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -46.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.15 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £16.35 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
SQL Server 2005
North West

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -3 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 £255 - 2
Bury - 1 £325 - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
SQL Server 2005
North West

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (73.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (65.22%) .NET
4 14 (60.87%) C#
4 14 (60.87%) ASP.NET
5 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 11 (47.83%) MVC
6 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 10 (43.48%) .NET Framework
6 10 (43.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 9 (39.13%) WCF
7 9 (39.13%) Windows
8 8 (34.78%) OO
8 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
8 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
8 8 (34.78%) Web Services
8 8 (34.78%) WinForms
9 7 (30.43%) Retail
9 7 (30.43%) WPF
9 7 (30.43%) LINQ
9 7 (30.43%) Business Analysis
9 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (30.43%) MSTest
10 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (26.09%) Finance
11 5 (21.74%) CSS
11 5 (21.74%) HTML
11 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
11 5 (21.74%) jQuery
12 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (73.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (8.70%) QlikView
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
7 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Visual Studio
2 7 (30.43%) MSTest
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) NUnit
4 1 (4.35%) LLBLGen Pro
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 7 (30.43%) Retail
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) C# Developer
3 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (17.39%) DBA
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Report Writer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Senior DBA
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
2 14 (60.87%) ASP.NET
3 10 (43.48%) .NET Framework
3 10 (43.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 9 (39.13%) WCF
5 8 (34.78%) Web Services
5 8 (34.78%) WinForms
6 7 (30.43%) WPF
6 7 (30.43%) LINQ
7 5 (21.74%) CSS
7 5 (21.74%) HTML
7 5 (21.74%) jQuery
8 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (13.04%) XML
9 3 (13.04%) Ajax
10 1 (4.35%) XSLT
10 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (4.35%) CSS3
10 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (4.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) MVC
2 8 (34.78%) OO
3 7 (30.43%) Business Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Workflow
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) EMC
2 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.35%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
2 1 (4.35%) Jaspersoft