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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 130 104 65
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -39
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 16 26 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.48% 0.97% 2.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.11% 4.58% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 28
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £241 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+26.98% +18.86%
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
759 568 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.61% 21.15% 26.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 329 321
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 16
Average hourly rate £46.00 £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £16.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £143.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 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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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 -6 11 £298 -11.85% 14
Merseyside -10 4 £200 -30.43% 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Cheshire - - - - 5
SQL Server 2005
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (78.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (59.46%) .NET
4 20 (54.05%) C#
5 19 (51.35%) SQL
6 17 (45.95%) T-SQL
7 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
8 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
9 12 (32.43%) Visual Studio
10 11 (29.73%) CSS
10 11 (29.73%) HTML
10 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
10 11 (29.73%) Windows
10 11 (29.73%) jQuery
11 10 (27.03%) Web Services
11 10 (27.03%) XML
11 10 (27.03%) NHS
11 10 (27.03%) MVC
12 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (24.32%) Ajax
12 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (21.62%) Ruby
13 8 (21.62%) Degree
14 7 (18.92%) ITIL
14 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
14 7 (18.92%) XHTML
14 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
14 7 (18.92%) Ruby on Rails

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 7 (18.92%) CMS
1 7 (18.92%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (13.51%) Apache Spark
2 5 (13.51%) Apache
2 5 (13.51%) Apache Solr
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (5.41%) IIS
6 1 (2.70%) Confluence
6 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) CTI
2 1 (2.70%) SMS
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (78.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (24.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (16.22%) RavenDB
5 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
6 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (13.51%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.70%) MS Access
9 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.70%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (5.41%) MSTest
5 2 (5.41%) Toad
General
1 7 (18.92%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Back Office
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Developer
2 13 (35.14%) .NET Developer
3 8 (21.62%) DBA
4 6 (16.22%) Senior Developer
4 6 (16.22%) SQL DBA
5 5 (13.51%) Administrator
5 5 (13.51%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Agile .NET Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
7 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
8 2 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (5.41%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (5.41%) Siebel Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Technician
9 1 (2.70%) Technical Leader
9 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (59.46%) .NET
2 16 (43.24%) ASP.NET
3 11 (29.73%) CSS
3 11 (29.73%) HTML
3 11 (29.73%) jQuery
4 10 (27.03%) Web Services
4 10 (27.03%) XML
5 9 (24.32%) Ajax
6 8 (21.62%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (18.92%) LINQ
7 7 (18.92%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (18.92%) XHTML
8 6 (16.22%) RESTful
9 5 (13.51%) Sinatra
9 5 (13.51%) Regular Expression
9 5 (13.51%) SAML
9 5 (13.51%) Lucene
10 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
11 3 (8.11%) WPF
12 2 (5.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) NHS
2 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
2 7 (18.92%) Open Source
3 3 (8.11%) Replication
4 2 (5.41%) User Experience
4 2 (5.41%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Statistics
5 1 (2.70%) Linked Data
5 1 (2.70%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) MVC
2 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.92%) TDD
3 7 (18.92%) Scrum
3 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 7 (18.92%) PRINCE2
4 6 (16.22%) Workflow
4 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
5 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.51%) SOA
6 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (8.11%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (8.11%) OO
8 2 (5.41%) ETL
8 2 (5.41%) Migration
8 2 (5.41%) Web Development
8 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.41%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) C#
2 19 (51.35%) SQL
3 17 (45.95%) T-SQL
4 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
5 8 (21.62%) Ruby
6 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.41%) VBScript
7 2 (5.41%) VB
8 1 (2.70%) VBA
8 1 (2.70%) XAML
8 1 (2.70%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Degree
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.41%) MCTS
3 2 (5.41%) MCITP
4 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) vSphere
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) VMware
4 2 (5.41%) Siebel
4 2 (5.41%) CosmoCom
4 2 (5.41%) Actuate
5 1 (2.70%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) Google
5 1 (2.70%) Atlassian