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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 34 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 5 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.33% 0.49% 3.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.85% 2.56% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£200 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +51.78%
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
73 39 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.36% 19.21% 35.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 31
Average daily rate £350 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £383 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £175.00 £14.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-92.00% +1083.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +25.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 March 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
Liverpool - 4 £200 -
Birkenhead - - - -
SQL Server 2005
North West

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Replication
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
7 1 (12.50%) ETL
7 1 (12.50%) SMS
7 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) EMC
7 1 (12.50%) Citrix
7 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (12.50%) Siebel
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (12.50%) VBScript
7 1 (12.50%) VB
7 1 (12.50%) .NET

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mart
5 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) DBA
1 5 (62.50%) SQL DBA
2 3 (37.50%) Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Siebel Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
1 1 (12.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) CosmoCom
2 1 (12.50%) Actuate
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Siebel