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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 121 99 63
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -36
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 17 30 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 1.06% 2.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.34% 4.89% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 45
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£306 £315 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% -4.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £281 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £355 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £29.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-16.23% +23.15%
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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
725 613 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.30% 21.60% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 337 372
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £215 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 30 43
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.15 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% -51.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.49 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £37.28 £45.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -9.83%

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
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 18 December 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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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 -14 11 £308 -0.80% 5
Merseyside -6 3 £325 -7.14%
Cheshire +3 1 £350 +12.00% 1
Lancashire -23 1 £300 -3.22% 1
SQL Server 2005
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (96.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (67.21%) .NET
4 31 (50.82%) SQL
5 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
6 27 (44.26%) Windows
7 26 (42.62%) C#
8 23 (37.70%) T-SQL
9 20 (32.79%) ASP.NET
10 17 (27.87%) IIS
10 17 (27.87%) MVC
11 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (26.23%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (24.59%) SharePoint
12 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (22.95%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
13 14 (22.95%) Visual Studio
13 14 (22.95%) MCSE
13 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
14 13 (21.31%) Web Services
14 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (21.31%) Finance
15 12 (19.67%) Clustering
15 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (19.67%) NHS
15 12 (19.67%) LINQ

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 17 (27.87%) IIS
2 15 (24.59%) SharePoint
3 8 (13.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (9.84%) CMS
4 6 (9.84%) Orchard CMS
5 4 (6.56%) Apache
5 4 (6.56%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (6.56%) Apache Solr
5 4 (6.56%) Apache Spark
6 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
6 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
1 11 (18.03%) DNS
2 2 (3.28%) LAN
2 2 (3.28%) WAN
2 2 (3.28%) CTI
2 2 (3.28%) SAN
2 2 (3.28%) Firewall
2 2 (3.28%) VLAN
3 1 (1.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (96.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (22.95%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (11.48%) OLAP
6 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (8.20%) RavenDB
7 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (6.56%) Data Mart
8 4 (6.56%) OLAP Cube
8 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 3 (4.92%) QlikView
9 3 (4.92%) OLTP
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Visual Studio
2 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.20%) MSTest
4 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Retail
3 5 (8.20%) Marketing
4 4 (6.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (62.30%) Developer
2 16 (26.23%) .NET Developer
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Administrator
5 6 (9.84%) DBA
5 6 (9.84%) SQL DBA
5 6 (9.84%) C# Developer
5 6 (9.84%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (8.20%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior Developer
7 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Siebel Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (67.21%) .NET
2 20 (32.79%) ASP.NET
3 13 (21.31%) Web Services
4 12 (19.67%) LINQ
4 12 (19.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (18.03%) jQuery
5 11 (18.03%) CSS
5 11 (18.03%) HTML
6 10 (16.39%) Ajax
6 10 (16.39%) XML
7 9 (14.75%) WPF
8 8 (13.11%) .NET Framework
9 6 (9.84%) XHTML
9 6 (9.84%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (8.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (8.20%) RESTful
10 5 (8.20%) WCF
10 5 (8.20%) WinForms
11 4 (6.56%) SAML
11 4 (6.56%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Clustering
1 12 (19.67%) NHS
2 6 (9.84%) Open Source
3 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.28%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.64%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.64%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) MVC
2 16 (26.23%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
4 11 (18.03%) Load Balancing
4 11 (18.03%) Scrum
5 9 (14.75%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (13.11%) TDD
7 7 (11.48%) Data Analysis
7 7 (11.48%) PRINCE2
8 6 (9.84%) ITIL
8 6 (9.84%) Workflow
9 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.20%) Time Management
9 5 (8.20%) ETL
9 5 (8.20%) OO
10 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
10 4 (6.56%) SOA
10 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.82%) SQL
2 26 (42.62%) C#
3 23 (37.70%) T-SQL
4 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
4 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
5 7 (11.48%) Ruby
6 6 (9.84%) VB
7 4 (6.56%) XAML
8 3 (4.92%) C
8 3 (4.92%) VBScript
8 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.64%) SPARQL
9 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (22.95%) MCSE
3 9 (14.75%) Degree
3 9 (14.75%) MCTS
3 9 (14.75%) MCITP
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Siebel
4 2 (3.28%) EMC
4 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.28%) CosmoCom
4 2 (3.28%) Actuate
4 2 (3.28%) VMware