The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 31 30 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 3 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.17% 1.98% 7.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.85% 8.62% 25.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +7.14%
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 Merseyside region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
78 58 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.35% 23.02% 27.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 25 22
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £199 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.71 £23.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.39% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Liverpool -2 2 £338 - 2
Wirral - - - - 1
SQL Server 2005
North West

SQL Server 2005
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) Siebel
2 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) CosmoCom
3 1 (33.33%) Actuate
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) CTI
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) MDX
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Siebel Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Siebel
2 1 (33.33%) CosmoCom
2 1 (33.33%) Actuate