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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 100 71 44
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -27
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 16 38 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 1.68% 3.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.89% 8.05% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 47
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£338 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £220 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
-5.68% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +26.00%
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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 Scotland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
554 472 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.69% 20.87% 27.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 228 286
Average daily rate £375 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £227 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £13.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+251.85% -58.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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
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 27 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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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
Edinburgh -5 8 £325 - 1
Glasgow -13 5 £350 +3.70% 2
West Lothian +7 1 £275 -4.34% 1
Renfrewshire - - - -
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SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 31 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (64.52%) .NET
3 15 (48.39%) SQL
3 15 (48.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (45.16%) Windows
5 12 (38.71%) C#
6 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
7 9 (29.03%) IIS
8 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
9 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
9 7 (22.58%) SLA
10 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
10 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (16.13%) Degree
11 5 (16.13%) HTML
11 5 (16.13%) Finance
11 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (16.13%) Database Security
12 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
12 4 (12.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (12.90%) Aerospace
12 4 (12.90%) Validation
12 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
12 4 (12.90%) CSS
12 4 (12.90%) OO
12 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (12.90%) Workflow
12 4 (12.90%) Software Testing

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 9 (29.03%) IIS
2 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) MS Project Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.23%) InfoPath
3 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.68%) DNS
1 3 (9.68%) SSL
2 2 (6.45%) Intranet
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (48.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.68%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (6.45%) MS Access
5 2 (6.45%) DTS
6 1 (3.23%) QlikView
6 1 (3.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
1 4 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (12.90%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.13%) SQL DBA
3 5 (16.13%) DBA
3 5 (16.13%) Support Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
5 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.45%) Access Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) QlikView Developer
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (3.23%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
3 5 (16.13%) HTML
4 4 (12.90%) CSS
5 3 (9.68%) NHibernate
5 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
5 3 (9.68%) WCF
6 2 (6.45%) Web Services
6 2 (6.45%) XML
6 2 (6.45%) XSLT
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.23%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (3.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (3.23%) Ext JS
7 1 (3.23%) JSON
7 1 (3.23%) jQuery
7 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Clustering
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Life Science
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) RIA
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Database Security
2 4 (12.90%) Validation
2 4 (12.90%) OO
2 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) Workflow
2 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
3 3 (9.68%) Workflow Management
3 3 (9.68%) Release Management
3 3 (9.68%) OOD
3 3 (9.68%) Project Management
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Investment Management
4 2 (6.45%) Content Management
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.23%) Change Control
5 1 (3.23%) iOS Development
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) SQL
2 12 (38.71%) C#
3 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.45%) VBA
5 2 (6.45%) VB
5 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Java
6 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) MCTS
3 2 (6.45%) MCITP
4 1 (3.23%) MCDST
4 1 (3.23%) HND
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Sybase
3 2 (6.45%) Nintex
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle