The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 107 95 80
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -15
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 20 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.72% 0.76% 1.07%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.65% 3.83% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 11
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£345 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.12% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.66% +7.14%
SQL Server 2005
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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 Scotland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
548 496 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.66% 19.88% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 214 208
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 26
Average hourly rate £16.00 £34.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.28% +71.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Scotland region.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Scotland region.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Glasgow -13 7 £369 +18.95% 1
Edinburgh -16 7 £364 +25.51% 2
Aberdeen - - - -
Fife - - - -
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (55.32%) Windows
3 24 (51.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (48.94%) SQL
5 22 (46.81%) .NET
6 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
7 18 (38.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 17 (36.17%) C#
9 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
9 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
10 14 (29.79%) Clustering
11 11 (23.40%) T-SQL
11 11 (23.40%) IIS
11 11 (23.40%) OO
11 11 (23.40%) SharePoint
11 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (23.40%) SAN
11 11 (23.40%) SLA
12 10 (21.28%) Netcool
13 9 (19.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 9 (19.15%) PowerShell
13 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
14 8 (17.02%) DNS
14 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET
15 7 (14.89%) AIX
15 7 (14.89%) Veritas
15 7 (14.89%) Degree
16 6 (12.77%) Finance

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 11 (23.40%) IIS
1 11 (23.40%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (8.51%) MS Project Server
3 4 (8.51%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) Lync
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) InfoPath
1 4 (8.51%) MS Project
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) SAN
2 8 (17.02%) DNS
3 5 (10.64%) NAS
4 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.51%) DHCP
5 2 (4.26%) HTTP
5 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (51.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (38.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (4.26%) MySQL
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) CruiseControl
1 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.26%) NCrunch
1 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.13%) NetAdvantage
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Aerospace
2 4 (8.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) DBA
3 9 (19.15%) SQL DBA
4 8 (17.02%) Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (8.51%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Lead Developer
8 3 (6.38%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Oracle DBA
9 2 (4.26%) ScrumMaster
9 2 (4.26%) Applications Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 2 (4.26%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Specialist
9 2 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) .NET
2 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET
3 5 (10.64%) Web Services
4 4 (8.51%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 4 (8.51%) jQuery
5 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 3 (6.38%) WCF
5 3 (6.38%) NHibernate
6 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
6 2 (4.26%) CSS
6 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (2.13%) HTML5
7 1 (2.13%) CSS3
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.13%) Ext JS
7 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (2.13%) XML
7 1 (2.13%) MonoRail
7 1 (2.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Clustering
2 5 (10.64%) Replication
3 4 (8.51%) Fat Client
3 4 (8.51%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.26%) Statistics
5 2 (4.26%) PKI
5 2 (4.26%) NHS
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.89%) AIX
5 6 (12.77%) Linux
6 5 (10.64%) Solaris
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) OO
2 6 (12.77%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (10.64%) Database Security
3 5 (10.64%) Software Distribution
4 4 (8.51%) Software Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.51%) Validation
4 4 (8.51%) Workflow
4 4 (8.51%) OOD
4 4 (8.51%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (6.38%) MVC
6 2 (4.26%) Pair Programming
6 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Scrum
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.26%) OOP
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (48.94%) SQL
2 17 (36.17%) C#
3 11 (23.40%) T-SQL
4 9 (19.15%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.26%) VBScript
6 2 (4.26%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
1 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) Degree
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.38%) MCSE
4 3 (6.38%) CCNA
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.38%) MCITP
5 2 (4.26%) MCDST
5 2 (4.26%) MCTS
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) VCP4
6 1 (2.13%) VCP5
6 1 (2.13%) CISSP
6 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.26%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.26%) ISA Server
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.26%) XenApp
3 2 (4.26%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Netcool
2 9 (19.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (10.64%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (4.26%) SCOM
4 2 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.26%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Veritas
3 5 (10.64%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Citrix
5 3 (6.38%) Sybase
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 3 (6.38%) Dell
5 3 (6.38%) VMware
6 2 (4.26%) McAfee
7 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) EMC
7 1 (2.13%) Symantec
7 1 (2.13%) Infragistics