The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 213 140 114
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -26
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 44 98 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 1.15% 1.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.50% 5.33% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 44 70
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £31.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-20.96% +30.52%
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 South East region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1758 1839 1580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.73% 21.57% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1044 938 869
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 37
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -15.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.90 £20.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £37.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.19%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -20 15 £330 -9.98% 12
Berkshire -7 13 £380 -15.55% 4
Surrey -10 7 £500 +70.94% 5
Oxfordshire -25 3 £375 +41.50% 3
East Sussex -1 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire -28 1 £500 +66.66%
Kent - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
SQL Server 2005
England

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 124 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 109 (87.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 77 (62.10%) Windows
4 63 (50.81%) .NET
4 63 (50.81%) SQL
5 62 (50.00%) C#
6 56 (45.16%) Microsoft
7 43 (34.68%) Security Cleared
8 42 (33.87%) ASP.NET
9 38 (30.65%) SQL Server 2000
9 38 (30.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 32 (25.81%) Clustering
11 31 (25.00%) SC Cleared
12 30 (24.19%) Visual Studio
13 28 (22.58%) XML
14 25 (20.16%) BizTalk Server
15 24 (19.35%) HTML
16 22 (17.74%) SAN
16 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
18 20 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (16.13%) IIS
19 19 (15.32%) MS Excel
19 19 (15.32%) WCF
20 18 (14.52%) VMware
20 18 (14.52%) Oracle
21 17 (13.71%) SharePoint
22 16 (12.90%) MS Exchange
22 16 (12.90%) SLA
22 16 (12.90%) JavaScript

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 25 (20.16%) BizTalk Server
2 20 (16.13%) IIS
3 17 (13.71%) SharePoint
4 16 (12.90%) MS Exchange
5 11 (8.87%) SharePoint Server
6 10 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (4.03%) LiveCycle
8 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 3 (2.42%) SAS
10 2 (1.61%) ColdFusion
10 2 (1.61%) MS Project Server
10 2 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.81%) Kentico
11 1 (0.81%) CMS
11 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.45%) MS Office
3 3 (2.42%) FastStats
3 3 (2.42%) SPSS
3 3 (2.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.81%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.61%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.61%) Staffware
3 2 (1.61%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.81%) Maximo
4 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.74%) SAN
2 13 (10.48%) SSL
3 7 (5.65%) DNS
3 7 (5.65%) SMTP
3 7 (5.65%) DHCP
4 6 (4.84%) LAN
5 3 (2.42%) Firewall
5 3 (2.42%) LDAP
6 2 (1.61%) Internet
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.81%) IPsec
7 1 (0.81%) VLAN
7 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 109 (87.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (30.65%) SQL Server 2000
4 20 (16.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (8.87%) OLAP
6 11 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (8.06%) Oracle Database
8 9 (7.26%) EDRMS
9 8 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (5.65%) DTS
11 5 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (4.03%) Cognos Query Studio
11 5 (4.03%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 5 (4.03%) Cognos Report Studio
11 5 (4.03%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 5 (4.03%) Cognos Transformer
12 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
12 3 (2.42%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 30 (24.19%) Visual Studio
2 13 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.84%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (2.42%) JIRA
5 3 (2.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.61%) Ant
6 2 (1.61%) Subversion
6 2 (1.61%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.81%) Moq
7 1 (0.81%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (4.84%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.03%) Marketing
3 3 (2.42%) Banking
3 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (40.32%) Developer
2 26 (20.97%) Analyst
3 19 (15.32%) Administrator
4 13 (10.48%) .NET Developer
5 10 (8.06%) BizTalk Administrator
5 10 (8.06%) BizTalk Developer
6 9 (7.26%) DBA
7 8 (6.45%) C# Developer
7 8 (6.45%) SQL DBA
7 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Consultant
8 6 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (4.84%) SharePoint Developer
8 6 (4.84%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) VB.NET Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.03%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (50.81%) .NET
2 42 (33.87%) ASP.NET
3 28 (22.58%) XML
4 24 (19.35%) HTML
5 19 (15.32%) WCF
6 16 (12.90%) CSS
6 16 (12.90%) jQuery
7 9 (7.26%) .NET Framework
8 8 (6.45%) Ajax
8 8 (6.45%) AppFabric
8 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (5.65%) Silverlight
9 7 (5.65%) Web Services
10 4 (3.23%) XSLT
10 4 (3.23%) COM+
11 3 (2.42%) HTML5
11 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 3 (2.42%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 3 (2.42%) MDX
11 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.81%) Clustering
2 21 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.87%) Open Source
4 9 (7.26%) Replication
5 3 (2.42%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.61%) Statistics
7 1 (0.81%) iPad
7 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) DTV
7 1 (0.81%) PMI
7 1 (0.81%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 77 (62.10%) Windows
2 38 (30.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.65%) UNIX
6 4 (3.23%) AIX
6 4 (3.23%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.61%) Linux
8 2 (1.61%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.90%) Load Balancing
2 14 (11.29%) MVC
2 14 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (9.68%) Migration
4 11 (8.87%) Workflow
4 11 (8.87%) ITIL
4 11 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (8.06%) Performance Management
6 9 (7.26%) TDD
6 9 (7.26%) SOA
7 8 (6.45%) Data Modelling
7 8 (6.45%) ETL
7 8 (6.45%) Scrum
8 7 (5.65%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (5.65%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (4.84%) CRM
9 6 (4.84%) Data Analysis
9 6 (4.84%) Waterfall
9 6 (4.84%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 63 (50.81%) SQL
2 62 (50.00%) C#
3 16 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 16 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 14 (11.29%) T-SQL
5 13 (10.48%) Java
6 9 (7.26%) VB
7 8 (6.45%) VB.NET
8 7 (5.65%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.03%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.03%) VBScript
9 5 (4.03%) VBA
10 4 (3.23%) VB6
10 4 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.42%) Korn
12 2 (1.61%) Ruby
13 1 (0.81%) Python
13 1 (0.81%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 43 (34.68%) Security Cleared
2 31 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (10.48%) MCTS
4 3 (2.42%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.61%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.81%) Degree
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.84%) XenDesktop
4 4 (3.23%) vSphere
5 3 (2.42%) DFS Replication
5 3 (2.42%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.61%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.81%) XenApp
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) SCCM
2 7 (5.65%) ARCserve
3 5 (4.03%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.03%) WSUS
4 4 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.23%) SCOM
5 2 (1.61%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 56 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.52%) VMware
2 18 (14.52%) Oracle
3 10 (8.06%) CA
4 9 (7.26%) Symantec
5 8 (6.45%) Citrix
5 8 (6.45%) HP
6 7 (5.65%) 3PAR
7 6 (4.84%) Altiris
8 5 (4.03%) Adobe
8 5 (4.03%) Cognos
9 4 (3.23%) Cisco
9 4 (3.23%) Dell
10 3 (2.42%) Alterian
10 3 (2.42%) Brocade
10 3 (2.42%) Meridio
10 3 (2.42%) EMC
10 3 (2.42%) IBM
11 2 (1.61%) NetApp
11 2 (1.61%) TIBCO
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