The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 250 156 107
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -49
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 442 723 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 1.35% 1.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.68% 6.12% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 459 652
Average daily rate
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£365 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £17.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-42.40% -6.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12003 11805 12135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.26% 22.08% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7439 7303 7003
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 201 304
Average hourly rate £31.00 £30.50 £29.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% +4.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the UK over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 2 September 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
England -96 407 £350 -6.66% 155
London -111 121 £413 -2.94% 42
South East -41 94 £349 -6.44% 18
Yorkshire -6 53 £305 -2.40% 28
North West -14 48 £325 -1.51% 34
West Yorkshire +2 43 £305 -2.40% 12
South West -38 31 £325 -9.72% 6
City of London -43 31 £425 -1.73% 13
Leeds +8 28 £295 -9.23% 9
Berkshire -7 26 £450 +14.28% 6
Hampshire -26 23 £288 -28.12% 1
East of England -41 23 £400 +18.51% 14
West Midlands -28 22 £350 +3.32% 9
Cheshire +18 21 £303 -13.87% 6
Surrey +12 20 £305 -32.22% 4
Scotland -9 20 £345 +14.83% 2
Birmingham +6 17 £350 +29.62% 3
Reading +1 15 £378 -9.85% 3
Manchester -10 15 £325 -1.51% 20
Gloucestershire - 13 £250 - 1
Lancashire -12 11 £420 +40.00% 3
South Wales -13 11 £400 +17.64% 5
Wales -18 11 £400 +14.28% 6
Tyne and Wear - 10 £368 -
North East - 10 £368 -
South Yorkshire +6 9 £238 -10.37% 8
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £325 -12.16% 3
Halifax +1 9 £505 +50.74%
Hertfordshire -10 9 £413 +22.22% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £375 -

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 966 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 759 (78.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 553 (57.25%) SQL
4 436 (45.13%) .NET
5 380 (39.34%) C#
6 376 (38.92%) Windows
7 352 (36.44%) Microsoft
8 295 (30.54%) ASP.NET
9 274 (28.36%) T-SQL
10 264 (27.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 244 (25.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 199 (20.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 191 (19.77%) XML
14 188 (19.46%) SQL Server 2000
15 185 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 180 (18.63%) Finance
17 171 (17.70%) MS Excel
18 170 (17.60%) SharePoint
19 158 (16.36%) JavaScript
20 152 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
21 148 (15.32%) WCF
22 140 (14.49%) MVC
23 135 (13.98%) HTML
24 123 (12.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 123 (12.73%) .NET Framework
25 122 (12.63%) Clustering
26 121 (12.53%) Visual Studio
27 120 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
28 119 (12.32%) Active Directory
29 115 (11.90%) Security Cleared

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 170 (17.60%) SharePoint
2 110 (11.39%) IIS
3 75 (7.76%) BizTalk Server
4 68 (7.04%) MS Exchange
5 56 (5.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 48 (4.97%) SharePoint Server
7 33 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 24 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.83%) CMS
13 7 (0.72%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
14 6 (0.62%) MS Project Server
14 6 (0.62%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.62%) Lync
15 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.52%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.52%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 171 (17.70%) MS Excel
2 56 (5.80%) MS Office
3 30 (3.11%) InfoPath
4 8 (0.83%) MS Project
5 5 (0.52%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.31%) FastStats
6 3 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.83%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.62%) TIBCO iProcess
5 6 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.62%) Staffware
6 4 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.31%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.21%) Exstream
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.10%) Maximo
9 1 (0.10%) CODA-Financials
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.45%) Office 365
3 8 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.38%) SAN
2 43 (4.45%) DNS
3 37 (3.83%) TCP/IP
4 29 (3.00%) Firewall
5 22 (2.28%) LDAP
6 20 (2.07%) DHCP
7 16 (1.66%) LAN
7 16 (1.66%) Internet
8 13 (1.35%) Network Security
8 13 (1.35%) WAN
9 12 (1.24%) SMTP
10 11 (1.14%) HTTP
11 10 (1.04%) SSL
12 7 (0.72%) Wireless
12 7 (0.72%) DMZ
13 6 (0.62%) NAS
14 5 (0.52%) VPN
15 4 (0.41%) VoIP
15 4 (0.41%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 966 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 759 (78.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 264 (27.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 244 (25.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 199 (20.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 188 (19.46%) SQL Server 2000
7 123 (12.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 86 (8.90%) Data Warehouse
9 66 (6.83%) Oracle Database
10 62 (6.42%) DTS
11 51 (5.28%) OLAP
12 50 (5.18%) Oracle Database 10g
13 49 (5.07%) Relational Database
14 44 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 43 (4.45%) Oracle Database 11g
16 25 (2.59%) MS Access
17 18 (1.86%) OLTP
18 16 (1.66%) RDBMS
18 16 (1.66%) Star Schema
19 14 (1.45%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 121 (12.53%) Visual Studio
2 53 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 21 (2.17%) NUnit
5 19 (1.97%) MSTest
6 14 (1.45%) Rhino Mocks
7 12 (1.24%) Subversion
8 10 (1.04%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.83%) Selenium
9 8 (0.83%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.72%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.72%) Expression Web
10 7 (0.72%) FrontPage
11 5 (0.52%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.52%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.52%) MyEclipse
12 4 (0.41%) FitNesse
12 4 (0.41%) Ant
12 4 (0.41%) Moq
13 3 (0.31%) ClearQuest
General
1 180 (18.63%) Finance
2 58 (6.00%) Banking
3 30 (3.11%) Marketing
4 28 (2.90%) Retail
5 25 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.76%) Back Office
6 17 (1.76%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.55%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.04%) Electronics
9 9 (0.93%) Legal
10 6 (0.62%) Advertising
11 5 (0.52%) Billing
12 4 (0.41%) Military
12 4 (0.41%) Front Office
12 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.41%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Law
13 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 507 (52.48%) Developer
2 145 (15.01%) DBA
3 142 (14.70%) .NET Developer
4 118 (12.22%) SQL Developer
5 114 (11.80%) SQL DBA
6 103 (10.66%) Analyst
7 85 (8.80%) C# Developer
8 58 (6.00%) Administrator
9 55 (5.69%) SQL Server DBA
10 50 (5.18%) ASP.NET Developer
10 50 (5.18%) BizTalk Developer
11 47 (4.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 47 (4.87%) C# .NET Developer
12 43 (4.45%) Applications Support
13 41 (4.24%) Consultant
13 41 (4.24%) SharePoint Developer
14 40 (4.14%) Senior Developer
15 39 (4.04%) Support Analyst
16 33 (3.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 29 (3.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 436 (45.13%) .NET
2 295 (30.54%) ASP.NET
3 191 (19.77%) XML
4 148 (15.32%) WCF
5 135 (13.98%) HTML
6 123 (12.73%) .NET Framework
7 105 (10.87%) Web Services
8 89 (9.21%) CSS
9 74 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
10 73 (7.56%) jQuery
11 67 (6.94%) Ajax
12 60 (6.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 49 (5.07%) XSLT
14 38 (3.93%) WPF
15 34 (3.52%) MDX
15 34 (3.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
16 31 (3.21%) LINQ
17 26 (2.69%) WinForms
18 25 (2.59%) AppFabric
19 23 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 122 (12.63%) Clustering
2 62 (6.42%) Replication
3 24 (2.48%) NHS
4 15 (1.55%) N-Tier
4 15 (1.55%) Data Integration
5 13 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.24%) Statistics
6 12 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.93%) DTV
8 8 (0.83%) W3C
9 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.62%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.62%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.62%) Fat Client
10 6 (0.62%) Informatics
10 6 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (0.52%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.52%) PKI
12 4 (0.41%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.31%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 376 (38.92%) Windows
2 185 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 152 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (5.18%) Windows 7
5 48 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (3.52%) Windows XP
7 28 (2.90%) UNIX
8 20 (2.07%) Linux
9 12 (1.24%) Windows 8
10 9 (0.93%) Windows 2000
10 9 (0.93%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (0.83%) Solaris
12 7 (0.72%) AIX
13 3 (0.31%) CentOS
14 1 (0.10%) Android
14 1 (0.10%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.10%) HPUX
14 1 (0.10%) SUSE
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (14.49%) MVC
2 120 (12.42%) Business Intelligence
3 109 (11.28%) Performance Tuning
4 82 (8.49%) ETL
5 78 (8.07%) Migration
6 66 (6.83%) OO
7 62 (6.42%) ITIL
8 60 (6.21%) Web Development
9 54 (5.59%) SOA
10 50 (5.18%) TDD
11 45 (4.66%) Data Modelling
12 44 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (4.45%) Workflow
14 39 (4.04%) Project Management
15 38 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
16 33 (3.42%) E-Commerce
17 32 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
17 32 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
18 31 (3.21%) Change Management
19 30 (3.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 553 (57.25%) SQL
2 380 (39.34%) C#
3 274 (28.36%) T-SQL
4 158 (16.36%) JavaScript
5 82 (8.49%) PowerShell
6 66 (6.83%) VB
7 54 (5.59%) VB.NET
7 54 (5.59%) VBA
8 34 (3.52%) VBScript
9 30 (3.11%) Java
10 28 (2.90%) VB6
11 21 (2.17%) C
12 13 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.04%) Perl
14 8 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.83%) XAML
15 6 (0.62%) C++
16 4 (0.41%) PHP
16 4 (0.41%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 115 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 92 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 84 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (5.18%) MCTS
5 41 (4.24%) Degree
5 41 (4.24%) MCSE
6 40 (4.14%) MCITP
7 19 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.72%) MCDBA
9 7 (0.72%) MCT
10 6 (0.62%) MCSA
10 6 (0.62%) CCNA
10 6 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.31%) VCP5
13 2 (0.21%) MCDST
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.21%) OCP
13 2 (0.21%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.38%) SLA
2 27 (2.80%) QA
3 7 (0.72%) HL7
4 5 (0.52%) Basel III
5 4 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 119 (12.32%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.62%) Oracle RMAN
4 20 (2.07%) vSphere
4 20 (2.07%) VMware ESX
5 16 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
6 15 (1.55%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.83%) XenApp
7 8 (0.83%) ISA Server
8 7 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.31%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.31%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.31%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.21%) LiteSpeed
12 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 30 (3.11%) SCOM
1 30 (3.11%) Data Guard
2 28 (2.90%) SCCM
3 14 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (0.93%) Netcool
4 9 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (0.83%) ARCserve
6 6 (0.62%) TIBCO Hawk
6 6 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.52%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.41%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.41%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.41%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.31%) Ionix
9 3 (0.31%) Puppet
9 3 (0.31%) Salt
9 3 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.21%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 352 (36.44%) Microsoft
2 101 (10.46%) Oracle
3 71 (7.35%) VMware
4 30 (3.11%) HP
5 28 (2.90%) Business Objects
6 24 (2.48%) Citrix
7 20 (2.07%) Cisco
8 15 (1.55%) SAP
8 15 (1.55%) Veritas
9 13 (1.35%) NetApp
9 13 (1.35%) Meridio
10 11 (1.14%) Tableau
10 11 (1.14%) Sybase
11 10 (1.04%) CA
11 10 (1.04%) Nintex
12 9 (0.93%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.93%) Red Hat
13 8 (0.83%) EMC
14 7 (0.72%) Informatica
14 7 (0.72%) BMC
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rates Apply.
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: ABOVE MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £150 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £250 - £275 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Doncaster
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £25 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.31 - £17.46 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago