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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 104 94 61
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -33
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 27 40 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 1.43% 2.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.74% 6.63% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 49
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£325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £29.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.23% +17.00%
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
721 603 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.18% 21.54% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 329 363
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 38
Average hourly rate £32.50 £18.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -44.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £37.01 £45.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -15.38%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -18 12 £325 +3.17% 12
Lancashire -19 7 £420 +33.33% 3
Merseyside -3 5 £300 -14.28% 4
Cheshire +2 2 £350 -6.66% 4
Cumbria - - - -
SQL Server 2005
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 71 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 65 (91.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (66.20%) .NET
4 41 (57.75%) SQL
5 37 (52.11%) Windows
6 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
7 25 (35.21%) C#
8 23 (32.39%) T-SQL
8 23 (32.39%) IIS
9 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
10 21 (29.58%) SharePoint
10 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
11 20 (28.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (26.76%) MCSE
13 18 (25.35%) Clustering
14 17 (23.94%) MVC
14 17 (23.94%) Finance
14 17 (23.94%) TCP/IP
14 17 (23.94%) DNS
14 17 (23.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (23.94%) Load Balancing
14 17 (23.94%) PowerShell
15 16 (22.54%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (22.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 14 (19.72%) MCTS
16 14 (19.72%) MCITP
16 14 (19.72%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (19.72%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (32.39%) IIS
2 21 (29.58%) SharePoint
3 13 (18.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (5.63%) CMS
4 4 (5.63%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (5.63%) Apache
4 4 (5.63%) Orchard CMS
4 4 (5.63%) Apache Solr
4 4 (5.63%) Apache Spark
5 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) TCP/IP
1 17 (23.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.82%) Firewall
2 2 (2.82%) LAN
2 2 (2.82%) WAN
2 2 (2.82%) CTI
2 2 (2.82%) SAN
2 2 (2.82%) VLAN
3 1 (1.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 65 (91.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (23.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (22.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (19.72%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (19.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (9.86%) OLAP
7 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (5.63%) Data Mart
8 4 (5.63%) RavenDB
8 4 (5.63%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (5.63%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (4.23%) QlikView
9 3 (4.23%) OLTP
10 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (2.82%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.41%) MS Access
11 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Visual Studio
2 9 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.45%) MSTest
4 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.41%) JIRA
5 1 (1.41%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 17 (23.94%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Retail
3 5 (7.04%) Marketing
3 5 (7.04%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (54.93%) Developer
2 18 (25.35%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.08%) SQL Developer
3 10 (14.08%) Administrator
4 7 (9.86%) SQL DBA
4 7 (9.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (9.86%) DBA
5 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (8.45%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (7.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.04%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (7.04%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Siebel Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (66.20%) .NET
2 22 (30.99%) ASP.NET
3 14 (19.72%) Web Services
4 13 (18.31%) LINQ
5 12 (16.90%) HTML
6 11 (15.49%) CSS
6 11 (15.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (14.08%) jQuery
7 10 (14.08%) WPF
7 10 (14.08%) .NET Framework
7 10 (14.08%) XML
7 10 (14.08%) Ajax
8 7 (9.86%) WCF
8 7 (9.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (8.45%) WinForms
10 5 (7.04%) XHTML
11 4 (5.63%) SAML
11 4 (5.63%) Lucene
11 4 (5.63%) Sinatra
11 4 (5.63%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) Clustering
2 11 (15.49%) NHS
3 4 (5.63%) Open Source
3 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.23%) PKI
5 2 (2.82%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Replication
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.11%) Windows
2 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) MVC
1 17 (23.94%) Load Balancing
2 16 (22.54%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (16.90%) Business Analysis
3 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (14.08%) Scrum
5 9 (12.68%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2
6 7 (9.86%) TDD
6 7 (9.86%) Data Analysis
7 6 (8.45%) Workflow
7 6 (8.45%) ITIL
7 6 (8.45%) OO
8 5 (7.04%) Time Management
8 5 (7.04%) ETL
9 4 (5.63%) Change Management
9 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
9 4 (5.63%) Data Modelling
9 4 (5.63%) SOA
9 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 41 (57.75%) SQL
2 25 (35.21%) C#
3 23 (32.39%) T-SQL
4 17 (23.94%) PowerShell
5 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.45%) VB
7 4 (5.63%) XAML
7 4 (5.63%) Ruby
8 3 (4.23%) C
8 3 (4.23%) VBScript
8 3 (4.23%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (26.76%) MCSE
3 14 (19.72%) MCTS
3 14 (19.72%) MCITP
4 8 (11.27%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) Siebel
3 3 (4.23%) IBM
3 3 (4.23%) Wincor Nixdorf
3 3 (4.23%) VMware
4 2 (2.82%) EMC
4 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.82%) CosmoCom
4 2 (2.82%) Actuate
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago