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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 122 102 63
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -39
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 17 29 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 1.02% 2.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.38% 4.70% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 43
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£308 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £283 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £378 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.96% +24.00%
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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
713 617 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.15% 21.69% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 344 371
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 38
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% -54.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.12 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £37.45 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%

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
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 22 December 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 -12 11 £308 -0.80% 5
Merseyside -7 3 £325 -7.14%
Cheshire +4 1 £350 -12.50%
Lancashire -23 1 £300 - 1
SQL Server 2005
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SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (96.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (68.85%) .NET
4 30 (49.18%) SQL
5 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
6 27 (44.26%) C#
6 27 (44.26%) Windows
7 23 (37.70%) T-SQL
8 21 (34.43%) ASP.NET
9 18 (29.51%) MVC
10 17 (27.87%) IIS
11 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio
11 15 (24.59%) SharePoint
11 15 (24.59%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (24.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (24.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (22.95%) Web Services
12 14 (22.95%) MCSE
12 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
12 14 (22.95%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
12 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (21.31%) NHS
13 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (21.31%) LINQ
13 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (19.67%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 17 (27.87%) IIS
2 15 (24.59%) SharePoint
3 8 (13.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (11.48%) Orchard CMS
4 7 (11.48%) CMS
5 5 (8.20%) Apache Solr
5 5 (8.20%) Apache
5 5 (8.20%) Apache Spark
6 4 (6.56%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.28%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
7 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
1 11 (18.03%) DNS
2 2 (3.28%) SAN
2 2 (3.28%) CTI
2 2 (3.28%) Firewall
2 2 (3.28%) VLAN
2 2 (3.28%) LAN
2 2 (3.28%) WAN
3 1 (1.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (96.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (24.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (24.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (22.95%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (22.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (11.48%) OLAP
6 6 (9.84%) RavenDB
7 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (6.56%) Data Mart
8 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (6.56%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (4.92%) QlikView
9 3 (4.92%) OLTP
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.64%) MS Access
11 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) Visual Studio
2 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.20%) MSTest
3 5 (8.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Retail
3 5 (8.20%) Marketing
4 4 (6.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (63.93%) Developer
2 17 (27.87%) .NET Developer
3 9 (14.75%) SQL Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Administrator
5 6 (9.84%) C# Developer
5 6 (9.84%) DBA
5 6 (9.84%) Senior Developer
5 6 (9.84%) SQL DBA
5 6 (9.84%) SharePoint Administrator
5 6 (9.84%) Agile .NET Developer
6 5 (8.20%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (6.56%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Siebel Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Identity Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (68.85%) .NET
2 21 (34.43%) ASP.NET
3 14 (22.95%) Web Services
4 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (21.31%) LINQ
5 12 (19.67%) jQuery
5 12 (19.67%) CSS
5 12 (19.67%) HTML
6 11 (18.03%) Ajax
6 11 (18.03%) XML
7 9 (14.75%) WPF
8 8 (13.11%) .NET Framework
9 7 (11.48%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (11.48%) XHTML
10 6 (9.84%) RESTful
11 5 (8.20%) Sinatra
11 5 (8.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (8.20%) Regular Expression
11 5 (8.20%) SAML
11 5 (8.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) NHS
2 12 (19.67%) Clustering
3 7 (11.48%) Open Source
4 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.28%) User Experience
5 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Linked Data
6 1 (1.64%) Semantic Web
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) MVC
2 15 (24.59%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.67%) Scrum
5 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
5 11 (18.03%) Load Balancing
6 9 (14.75%) TDD
6 9 (14.75%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
8 7 (11.48%) Data Analysis
8 7 (11.48%) Workflow
8 7 (11.48%) ITIL
9 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
10 5 (8.20%) OO
10 5 (8.20%) SOA
10 5 (8.20%) ETL
10 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (8.20%) Time Management
11 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
11 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) SQL
2 27 (44.26%) C#
3 23 (37.70%) T-SQL
4 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
5 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
6 8 (13.11%) Ruby
7 6 (9.84%) VB
8 4 (6.56%) XAML
9 3 (4.92%) C
9 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.92%) VBScript
10 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.64%) VBA
10 1 (1.64%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (22.95%) MCSE
3 10 (16.39%) Degree
4 9 (14.75%) MCTS
4 9 (14.75%) MCITP
5 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Siebel
4 2 (3.28%) EMC
4 2 (3.28%) CosmoCom
4 2 (3.28%) Actuate
4 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.28%) VMware