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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 145 94 75
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 16 44 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 1.40% 2.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.69% 5.95% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 31 33
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £425 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -36.00%
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
949 739 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.61% 23.52% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 424 318
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £14.50 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £41.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Lancashire -4 6 £475 +15.15% 1
Manchester -27 4 £375 +15.38% 5
Merseyside -9 3 £243 -35.33% 2
Cheshire -34 3 £279 -7.00% 2
SQL Server 2005
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (96.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (80.00%) SQL
4 19 (76.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (56.00%) T-SQL
6 12 (48.00%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (48.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (44.00%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
8 9 (36.00%) C#
8 9 (36.00%) .NET
8 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
9 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
10 6 (24.00%) OLAP
10 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (24.00%) Kimball Methodology
10 6 (24.00%) OLAP Cube
11 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
11 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 5 (20.00%) Windows
12 4 (16.00%) OLTP

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.00%) IIS
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (8.00%) LiveCycle
5 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
1 1 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (96.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (76.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (48.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (44.00%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (24.00%) OLAP Cube
8 6 (24.00%) OLAP
9 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (16.00%) OLTP
11 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
11 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Power View
12 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
12 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (8.00%) MySQL
12 2 (8.00%) SAP Data Services
13 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 1 (4.00%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
5 1 (4.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (20.00%) DBA
3 5 (20.00%) Business Developer
4 4 (16.00%) SQL DBA
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.00%) Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior DBA
7 1 (4.00%) Senior SQL DBA
7 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Database Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) IT Support
7 1 (4.00%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.00%) MDX
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) CSS
4 2 (8.00%) XML
4 2 (8.00%) Middleware
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.00%) XSLT
5 1 (4.00%) Web Services
5 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET
5 1 (4.00%) WCF
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Replication
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (24.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 5 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.00%) ETL
6 3 (12.00%) Migration
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
6 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (8.00%) DSDM
7 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Office Automation
7 2 (8.00%) Scrum
7 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) V-Model
7 2 (8.00%) Open Source
8 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (80.00%) SQL
2 14 (56.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (36.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) VB
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 2 (8.00%) Remedy