The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 104 86 55
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -31
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 36 47 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 1.67% 2.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.92% 7.74% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 62
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £31.79 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +69.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-23.63% +22.22%
SQL Server 2005
England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
731 607 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.53% 21.58% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 317 372
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 31
Average hourly rate £67.00 £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.30% +31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Manchester -11 12 £325 -2.25% 15
Lancashire -13 10 £423 +34.12% 1
Cheshire +1 9 £309 -17.66% 4
Merseyside -7 4 £300 -14.28% 2
Cumbria - - - -
SQL Server 2005
England

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (90.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (66.67%) .NET
4 37 (56.06%) SQL
5 34 (51.52%) Windows
6 26 (39.39%) Microsoft
7 23 (34.85%) C#
7 23 (34.85%) IIS
8 22 (33.33%) SharePoint
9 21 (31.82%) Active Directory
10 20 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (30.30%) T-SQL
10 20 (30.30%) ASP.NET
10 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (28.79%) MCSE
11 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (27.27%) Clustering
13 17 (25.76%) Finance
13 17 (25.76%) TCP/IP
13 17 (25.76%) DNS
13 17 (25.76%) PowerShell
13 17 (25.76%) Load Balancing
14 15 (22.73%) MVC
14 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (21.21%) MCTS
15 14 (21.21%) MCITP
15 14 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (19.70%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (19.70%) SharePoint 2010

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 23 (34.85%) IIS
2 22 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 13 (19.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (4.55%) CMS
5 3 (4.55%) Apache
5 3 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.55%) Orchard CMS
5 3 (4.55%) Apache Spark
5 3 (4.55%) Apache Solr
6 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) TCP/IP
1 17 (25.76%) DNS
2 2 (3.03%) SAN
2 2 (3.03%) CTI
2 2 (3.03%) Firewall
2 2 (3.03%) VLAN
2 2 (3.03%) LAN
2 2 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (1.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 60 (90.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (21.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (19.70%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (10.61%) OLAP
8 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (6.06%) Data Mart
11 3 (4.55%) RavenDB
11 3 (4.55%) QlikView
11 3 (4.55%) OLTP
12 2 (3.03%) Oracle OLAP
13 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects XI
13 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
13 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
13 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 8 (12.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.58%) MSTest
4 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.52%) JIRA
5 1 (1.52%) LLBLGen Pro
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (25.76%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Retail
3 5 (7.58%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (53.03%) Developer
2 16 (24.24%) .NET Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Administrator
4 8 (12.12%) SQL Developer
5 7 (10.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 6 (9.09%) SharePoint Administrator
6 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.58%) SQL DBA
7 5 (7.58%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (7.58%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) DBA
7 5 (7.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Agile .NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (66.67%) .NET
2 20 (30.30%) ASP.NET
3 12 (18.18%) Web Services
3 12 (18.18%) HTML
4 11 (16.67%) LINQ
4 11 (16.67%) CSS
5 10 (15.15%) jQuery
5 10 (15.15%) .NET Framework
5 10 (15.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (13.64%) XML
6 9 (13.64%) Ajax
7 8 (12.12%) WPF
8 7 (10.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (9.09%) WCF
10 5 (7.58%) WinForms
11 4 (6.06%) XHTML
12 3 (4.55%) SAML
12 3 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (4.55%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.27%) Clustering
2 8 (12.12%) NHS
3 3 (4.55%) PKI
3 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.55%) Open Source
4 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (51.52%) Windows
2 20 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (28.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Load Balancing
2 15 (22.73%) MVC
3 14 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.64%) Scrum
7 7 (10.61%) Data Analysis
7 7 (10.61%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (9.09%) TDD
8 6 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.09%) OO
9 5 (7.58%) ITIL
9 5 (7.58%) Workflow
9 5 (7.58%) Time Management
10 4 (6.06%) Incident Management
10 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
10 4 (6.06%) Change Management
10 4 (6.06%) ETL
10 4 (6.06%) Data Modelling
11 3 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) SQL
2 23 (34.85%) C#
3 20 (30.30%) T-SQL
4 17 (25.76%) PowerShell
5 9 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.09%) VB
7 3 (4.55%) XAML
7 3 (4.55%) Ruby
7 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.55%) VBScript
7 3 (4.55%) C
8 1 (1.52%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (28.79%) MCSE
3 14 (21.21%) MCTS
3 14 (21.21%) MCITP
4 6 (9.09%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 21 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) Siebel
3 3 (4.55%) IBM
3 3 (4.55%) VMware
3 3 (4.55%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 2 (3.03%) EMC
4 2 (3.03%) CosmoCom
4 2 (3.03%) Actuate
4 2 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.52%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.52%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (1.52%) Birst
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