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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 142 117 105
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -12
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 16 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.73% 1.00%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.08% 3.13% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 18
Average daily rate £338 £301 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £380 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £314 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.58% -10.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-33.96% -15.87%
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
769 768 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.29% 23.48% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 475 360
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 16 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £24.90 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £67.00 £168.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
Manchester -19 11 £375 +21.95% 8
Cheshire - 3 - - 3
Lancashire -1 1 £180 -40.04% 2
Merseyside -6 1 £325 +62.50% 1
SQL Server 2005
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 40 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (72.50%) SQL
3 27 (67.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (52.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (42.50%) T-SQL
7 15 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (32.50%) .NET
9 13 (32.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (27.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
11 11 (27.50%) OLAP
11 11 (27.50%) Visual Studio
11 11 (27.50%) Data Modelling
11 11 (27.50%) Kimball Methodology
11 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 11 (27.50%) OLAP Cube
12 10 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
12 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 10 (25.00%) C#
12 10 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
13 9 (22.50%) OLTP
14 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (17.50%) Windows
15 6 (15.00%) Migration
15 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (15.00%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (67.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (52.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (32.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (27.50%) OLAP
8 11 (27.50%) OLAP Cube
9 9 (22.50%) OLTP
10 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (5.00%) MS Access
12 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
13 1 (2.50%) Cognos Impromptu
13 1 (2.50%) Cognos Powerplay
13 1 (2.50%) Cognos Transformer
13 1 (2.50%) DTS
13 1 (2.50%) ReportNet
13 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 11 (27.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 11 (27.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.50%) Local Government
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 10 (25.00%) DBA
2 10 (25.00%) SQL DBA
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Developer
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server DBA
4 6 (15.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Business Developer
5 5 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Developer
6 3 (7.50%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C# Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) .NET
2 6 (15.00%) CSS
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
4 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.00%) Web Services
6 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.50%) jQuery
6 1 (2.50%) MDX
6 1 (2.50%) Middleware
6 1 (2.50%) WCF
6 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Statistics
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Clustering
3 3 (7.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (2.50%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (27.50%) Data Modelling
2 11 (27.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 10 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 10 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.00%) Migration
5 5 (12.50%) MVC
5 5 (12.50%) Scrum
6 4 (10.00%) ETL
6 4 (10.00%) ITIL
6 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.00%) Change Management
7 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.00%) OO
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (72.50%) SQL
2 17 (42.50%) T-SQL
3 10 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
6 2 (5.00%) PHP
6 2 (5.00%) VB
7 1 (2.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.50%) VBA
7 1 (2.50%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) MCTS
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) BEA
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) AppSense
4 1 (2.50%) Cognos
4 1 (2.50%) Google
4 1 (2.50%) Remedy
4 1 (2.50%) Teradata
4 1 (2.50%) VMware