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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 94 79 53
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 44 57 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.93% 3.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.15% 9.24% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 70
Average daily rate
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£311 £333 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.39% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £253 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £384 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.48% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +56.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +7.14%
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
715 617 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.95% 20.89% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 332 438
Average daily rate £338 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 33
Average hourly rate £67.00 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.15% +47.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -16 16 £300 -9.77% 17
Cheshire 0 14 £303 -19.33% 6
Lancashire -15 11 £420 +40.00% 1
Merseyside -5 3 £300 -14.28% 4
Cumbria - - - -
SQL Server 2005
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (90.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (60.00%) .NET
4 38 (58.46%) SQL
5 34 (52.31%) Windows
6 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
7 23 (35.38%) IIS
8 21 (32.31%) SharePoint
8 21 (32.31%) Active Directory
8 21 (32.31%) Clustering
9 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (29.23%) T-SQL
10 19 (29.23%) MCSE
10 19 (29.23%) Finance
11 18 (27.69%) C#
11 18 (27.69%) PowerShell
12 17 (26.15%) Load Balancing
12 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
12 17 (26.15%) DNS
12 17 (26.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (24.62%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET
14 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 14 (21.54%) MCTS
15 14 (21.54%) MCITP
16 13 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (35.38%) IIS
2 21 (32.31%) SharePoint
3 13 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (4.62%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.62%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.15%) TCP/IP
1 17 (26.15%) DNS
2 2 (3.08%) VLAN
2 2 (3.08%) LAN
2 2 (3.08%) WAN
2 2 (3.08%) Firewall
2 2 (3.08%) SAN
3 1 (1.54%) CTI
3 1 (1.54%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (90.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (26.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (10.77%) OLAP
7 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (6.15%) Data Mart
9 3 (4.62%) OLTP
9 3 (4.62%) QlikView
10 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
10 2 (3.08%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.54%) DTS
11 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.69%) MSTest
4 1 (1.54%) JIRA
4 1 (1.54%) LLBLGen Pro
4 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 19 (29.23%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Retail
3 5 (7.69%) Marketing
4 4 (6.15%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (49.23%) Developer
2 11 (16.92%) Administrator
2 11 (16.92%) .NET Developer
3 9 (13.85%) SQL Developer
4 8 (12.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 8 (12.31%) DBA
5 7 (10.77%) SQL DBA
6 6 (9.23%) SharePoint Administrator
7 5 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.69%) Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 5 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
10 2 (3.08%) Identity Management Consultant
10 2 (3.08%) Siebel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (60.00%) .NET
2 16 (24.62%) ASP.NET
3 9 (13.85%) Web Services
3 9 (13.85%) .NET Framework
4 8 (12.31%) WPF
4 8 (12.31%) LINQ
4 8 (12.31%) HTML
5 7 (10.77%) CSS
5 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (10.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 7 (10.77%) jQuery
6 6 (9.23%) WCF
6 6 (9.23%) XML
7 5 (7.69%) WinForms
7 5 (7.69%) Ajax
8 3 (4.62%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (4.62%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (3.08%) HTML5
10 1 (1.54%) NHibernate
10 1 (1.54%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (32.31%) Clustering
2 6 (9.23%) NHS
3 4 (6.15%) Replication
4 3 (4.62%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (52.31%) Windows
2 20 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (29.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Load Balancing
2 16 (24.62%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (18.46%) MVC
4 11 (16.92%) Business Analysis
5 9 (13.85%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (10.77%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.77%) Data Analysis
7 6 (9.23%) OO
7 6 (9.23%) Scrum
8 5 (7.69%) Time Management
9 4 (6.15%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.15%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.15%) ETL
9 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.62%) Change Management
10 3 (4.62%) Identity Management
10 3 (4.62%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.62%) TDD
10 3 (4.62%) Capacity Management
10 3 (4.62%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 38 (58.46%) SQL
2 19 (29.23%) T-SQL
3 18 (27.69%) C#
3 18 (27.69%) PowerShell
4 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.69%) VB
6 3 (4.62%) XAML
6 3 (4.62%) C
6 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.08%) VBScript
8 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (29.23%) MCSE
3 14 (21.54%) MCTS
3 14 (21.54%) MCITP
4 3 (4.62%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 21 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) IBM
3 3 (4.62%) VMware
3 3 (4.62%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 2 (3.08%) Siebel
4 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.08%) EMC
5 1 (1.54%) Actuate
5 1 (1.54%) CosmoCom
5 1 (1.54%) SAP
5 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.54%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (1.54%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (1.54%) Birst
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