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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 135 104 50
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -54
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 10 26 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.87% 3.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.22% 4.26% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 55
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£325 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £439 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -20.00%
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
821 611 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.27% 20.37% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 329 295
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 10
Average hourly rate £33.00 £23.15 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.54% -42.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.10 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.00 £58.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Manchester -13 4 £455 +34.81% 8
Cheshire -15 3 £279 -2.10%
Merseyside - 2 £135 -
Lancashire - 1 £325 - 2
SQL Server 2005
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (76.00%) SQL
2 19 (76.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (52.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (40.00%) Windows
4 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (36.00%) .NET
6 8 (32.00%) C#
6 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (24.00%) Replication
7 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (24.00%) Oracle
7 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
8 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (16.00%) Retail
9 4 (16.00%) MDX
9 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
9 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (16.00%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (8.00%) LiveCycle
3 2 (8.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) Confluence
4 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) PowerPivot
3 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) NAS
2 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (76.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (52.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
9 2 (8.00%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (4.00%) QlikView
10 1 (4.00%) Data Mart
10 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
10 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.00%) Toad
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (4.00%) MSTest
General
1 4 (16.00%) Retail
2 3 (12.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) DBA
2 8 (32.00%) Developer
3 7 (28.00%) SQL DBA
4 5 (20.00%) Administrator
5 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (8.00%) Business Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
8 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Architect
8 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (16.00%) XML
3 4 (16.00%) MDX
4 3 (12.00%) HTML
4 3 (12.00%) CSS
4 3 (12.00%) Web Services
5 2 (8.00%) ADO.NET
5 2 (8.00%) XSLT
6 1 (4.00%) WinForms
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.00%) WCF
6 1 (4.00%) WPF
6 1 (4.00%) LINQ
6 1 (4.00%) jQuery
6 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (16.00%) Data Modelling
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) OO
4 2 (8.00%) DSDM
4 2 (8.00%) ETL
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) TDD
4 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Web Development
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Scrum
4 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.00%) V-Model
4 2 (8.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 8 (32.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (8.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) Business Objects
4 2 (8.00%) Adobe
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Google
5 1 (4.00%) Atlassian