The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 6.67% 38.89% 13.04%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.67% 87.50% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.48% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +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 Thames Valley region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 40.00% 44.44% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Average daily rate £450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

SQL Server 2005
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
1 6 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (100.00%) WCF
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (100.00%) AppFabric
2 1 (16.67%) WF
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in the Thames Valley by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Thames Valley 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 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
1 6 (100.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) WCF
1 6 (100.00%) AppFabric
2 1 (16.67%) WF
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared