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 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 86 76 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 4 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 0.77% 2.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.32% 4.12% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 16
Average daily rate
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£455 £368 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +24.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £347 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.81% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +15.45%
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
303 243 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.96% 18.71% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 137 111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £37.49 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.31% -7.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.00 £17.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £74.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-11.72% +13.04%

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
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 28 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Salford 0 1 £430 -
SQL Server 2005
North West

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (82.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (64.71%) SQL
3 11 (64.71%) .NET
4 10 (58.82%) C#
5 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
5 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
7 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
7 7 (41.18%) Windows
8 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
8 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (35.29%) Oracle
8 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (35.29%) Open Source
8 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
9 5 (29.41%) Ruby
9 5 (29.41%) jQuery
9 5 (29.41%) TDD
9 5 (29.41%) Scrum
9 5 (29.41%) HTML
9 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
9 5 (29.41%) CSS
9 5 (29.41%) Web Services
9 5 (29.41%) XML
10 4 (23.53%) ITIL
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (23.53%) MVC
10 4 (23.53%) CMS
10 4 (23.53%) Retail

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4 (23.53%) CMS
1 4 (23.53%) Orchard CMS
2 2 (11.76%) Apache
2 2 (11.76%) Apache Solr
2 2 (11.76%) LiveCycle
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (82.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Database
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (17.65%) RavenDB
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (11.76%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.88%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) Toad
3 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (5.88%) MSTest
General
1 4 (23.53%) Retail
2 2 (11.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) DBA
3 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) SQL DBA
4 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.88%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 5 (29.41%) jQuery
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 5 (29.41%) CSS
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 5 (29.41%) XML
4 4 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (17.65%) LINQ
5 3 (17.65%) Ajax
5 3 (17.65%) RESTful
5 3 (17.65%) XHTML
6 2 (11.76%) SAML
6 2 (11.76%) Lucene
6 2 (11.76%) Sinatra
6 2 (11.76%) Regular Expression
7 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
7 1 (5.88%) WCF
7 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (17.65%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Semantic Web
3 1 (5.88%) Linked Data
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (35.29%) Open Source
2 5 (29.41%) TDD
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 3 (17.65%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) DSDM
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) C#
3 9 (52.94%) T-SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Ruby
4 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Java
5 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (11.76%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Adobe
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.88%) Google
4 1 (5.88%) Business Objects