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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 118 106 72
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -34
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 14 24 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.88% 2.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.05% 3.99% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 29
Average daily rate
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£306 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £277 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +26.00%
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
684 602 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.82% 21.97% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 340 367
Average daily rate £338 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 32
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.41% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £17.15 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £84.25 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 -9 9 £308 +2.50% 14
Merseyside - 4 £275 - 1
Lancashire -18 1 £300 - 1
Cheshire - - - - 4
SQL Server 2005
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 50 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (92.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (68.00%) .NET
4 24 (48.00%) SQL
5 22 (44.00%) C#
6 21 (42.00%) T-SQL
6 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
7 20 (40.00%) Windows
8 16 (32.00%) ASP.NET
9 14 (28.00%) IIS
10 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
10 13 (26.00%) SharePoint
10 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (26.00%) MVC
10 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (22.00%) Scrum
12 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
12 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (22.00%) MCSE
12 11 (22.00%) CSS
12 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
12 11 (22.00%) HTML
12 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
12 11 (22.00%) jQuery
13 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 14 (28.00%) IIS
2 13 (26.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (14.00%) CMS
3 7 (14.00%) Orchard CMS
4 6 (12.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (10.00%) Apache
5 5 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (10.00%) Apache Spark
5 5 (10.00%) Apache Solr
6 2 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) DNS
1 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) CTI
2 2 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (2.00%) VLAN
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) SMS
3 1 (2.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (92.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (22.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (12.00%) RavenDB
6 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (6.00%) Data Mart
7 3 (6.00%) OLAP
7 3 (6.00%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (2.00%) Data Mining
9 1 (2.00%) MS Access
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.00%) Toad
5 1 (2.00%) MSTest
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
3 4 (8.00%) Marketing
4 3 (6.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Developer
2 13 (26.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Administrator
4 6 (12.00%) Agile .NET Developer
4 6 (12.00%) DBA
4 6 (12.00%) Senior Developer
4 6 (12.00%) SQL Developer
4 6 (12.00%) SharePoint Administrator
5 5 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 5 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Siebel Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Identity Management Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.00%) Management Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (68.00%) .NET
2 16 (32.00%) ASP.NET
3 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (22.00%) CSS
4 11 (22.00%) HTML
4 11 (22.00%) jQuery
5 10 (20.00%) Web Services
5 10 (20.00%) XML
5 10 (20.00%) Ajax
6 9 (18.00%) LINQ
7 7 (14.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 7 (14.00%) XHTML
8 6 (12.00%) RESTful
9 5 (10.00%) Lucene
9 5 (10.00%) SAML
9 5 (10.00%) Regular Expression
9 5 (10.00%) Sinatra
9 5 (10.00%) WPF
10 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
11 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) NHS
2 9 (18.00%) Clustering
3 7 (14.00%) Open Source
4 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.00%) CLARiiON
6 1 (2.00%) Replication
6 1 (2.00%) Semantic Web
6 1 (2.00%) Linked Data
6 1 (2.00%) User Experience
6 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Windows
2 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) MVC
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (22.00%) Scrum
4 10 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (18.00%) Load Balancing
5 9 (18.00%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
6 8 (16.00%) TDD
7 7 (14.00%) Workflow
7 7 (14.00%) ITIL
8 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
8 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
9 5 (10.00%) SOA
9 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.00%) Time Management
10 4 (8.00%) Software Engineering
11 3 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (6.00%) Identity Management
11 3 (6.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 24 (48.00%) SQL
2 22 (44.00%) C#
3 21 (42.00%) T-SQL
4 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
5 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 8 (16.00%) Ruby
7 5 (10.00%) VB
8 4 (8.00%) XAML
9 3 (6.00%) VBScript
9 3 (6.00%) C
10 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
11 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
11 1 (2.00%) VBA
11 1 (2.00%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (22.00%) MCSE
3 10 (20.00%) Degree
4 7 (14.00%) MCTS
4 7 (14.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Data Guard
1 1 (2.00%) WSUS
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle
3 3 (6.00%) Siebel
4 2 (4.00%) EMC
4 2 (4.00%) CosmoCom
4 2 (4.00%) Actuate
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint