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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 325 264 160
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -104
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 353 433 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.78% 1.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.63% 3.62% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 291 455
Average daily rate
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£350 £364 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £12.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.14 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -46.66%

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
13400 11968 11662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.55% 21.50% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8804 7393 7211
Average daily rate £401 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 179 204
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £13.04 £16.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.00 £50.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.83% -7.69%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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
England -73 321 £350 - 109
London -4 109 £400 -4.76% 24
South East -55 67 £378 +7.85% 24
City of London +4 41 £463 +5.71% 5
East of England +17 35 £325 -18.75% 7
West Midlands +3 27 £375 +7.14% 14
Hampshire -5 26 £380 +33.33% 5
South West -9 26 £333 +2.30% 14
North West -55 19 £375 +20.96% 14
Scotland -13 18 £338 -2.03% 5
Essex +7 16 £338 -22.85% 1
Yorkshire -67 15 £313 +2.45% 8
Surrey -9 14 £388 +27.04% 2
Tyne and Wear -22 14 £301 -13.01% 1
North East -23 14 £301 -13.01% 1
West Yorkshire -57 14 £313 +2.45% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 13 £301 -16.44% 1
East Midlands -2 11 £300 - 3
Glasgow +3 10 £338 -8.47% 4
Gloucestershire -6 10 £330 +32.00% 1
Berkshire -17 10 £350 -22.22% 5
Birmingham -3 9 £368 +5.00% 5
Lancashire -4 9 £475 +15.15% 2
Leeds -46 8 £300 +1.69% 3
Cambridgeshire -8 7 £260 -11.86%
Bedfordshire +17 6 £110 -56.21%
Staffordshire -2 6 £420 - 4
Somerset +4 5 £100 -66.66% 1
Coventry +2 5 £375 +30.43%
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £263 -19.23% 6

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 672 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 462 (68.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 423 (62.95%) SQL
4 276 (41.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 248 (36.90%) .NET
6 241 (35.86%) T-SQL
7 232 (34.52%) Windows
8 212 (31.55%) C#
9 210 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 201 (29.91%) Microsoft
11 177 (26.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 169 (25.15%) Finance
13 140 (20.83%) ASP.NET
14 123 (18.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 118 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
16 117 (17.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 112 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 100 (14.88%) SQL Server 2000
19 98 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
20 92 (13.69%) HTML
20 92 (13.69%) JavaScript
21 89 (13.24%) IIS
22 82 (12.20%) MS Excel
23 80 (11.90%) Active Directory
24 75 (11.16%) ETL
24 75 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
25 71 (10.57%) Visual Studio
25 71 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
26 70 (10.42%) Migration
26 70 (10.42%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 89 (13.24%) IIS
2 70 (10.42%) SharePoint
3 64 (9.52%) MS Exchange
4 45 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (2.23%) CMS
9 14 (2.08%) Umbraco
9 14 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (1.64%) Lync
12 10 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.89%) PowerExchange
15 5 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.60%) LiveCycle
16 4 (0.60%) EPiServer CMS
17 3 (0.45%) nginx
17 3 (0.45%) Apache
Applications
1 82 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 41 (6.10%) MS Office
3 5 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.60%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.45%) MS Project
6 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) SPSS
7 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (0.89%) SunGard AvantGard
2 5 (0.74%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.30%) Sage BI
6 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.15%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.60%) Office 365
4 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.59%) SAN
2 38 (5.65%) DNS
3 35 (5.21%) Firewall
4 31 (4.61%) DHCP
5 25 (3.72%) LAN
6 24 (3.57%) WAN
7 17 (2.53%) Wireless
8 16 (2.38%) Intranet
9 14 (2.08%) NAS
9 14 (2.08%) VLAN
10 13 (1.93%) Internet
11 9 (1.34%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (1.19%) IPv4
13 6 (0.89%) TCP/IP
13 6 (0.89%) VPN
14 5 (0.74%) SMTP
14 5 (0.74%) PBX
14 5 (0.74%) Extranet
15 4 (0.60%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 672 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 462 (68.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 276 (41.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 210 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 177 (26.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 123 (18.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 100 (14.88%) SQL Server 2000
8 98 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
9 50 (7.44%) Relational Database
10 42 (6.25%) Oracle Database
11 32 (4.76%) DTS
12 27 (4.02%) MS Access
13 26 (3.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 25 (3.72%) RDBMS
15 24 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
16 23 (3.42%) OLAP
16 23 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
17 20 (2.98%) BusinessObjects
18 18 (2.68%) OLTP
18 18 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 71 (10.57%) Visual Studio
2 59 (8.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 45 (6.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 19 (2.83%) Subversion
5 17 (2.53%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 12 (1.79%) NUnit
8 7 (1.04%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.74%) Moq
9 5 (0.74%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.74%) ERwin
9 5 (0.74%) Toad
10 4 (0.60%) JIRA
10 4 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.60%) JSUnit
11 3 (0.45%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.45%) MSTest
12 2 (0.30%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.30%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
General
1 169 (25.15%) Finance
2 63 (9.38%) Banking
3 28 (4.17%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.13%) Retail
5 19 (2.83%) Back Office
6 15 (2.23%) Legal
7 7 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.04%) Law
7 7 (1.04%) Marketing
8 6 (0.89%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.74%) Front Office
9 5 (0.74%) Advertising
9 5 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (0.60%) Local Government
10 4 (0.60%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Billing
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 305 (45.39%) Developer
2 118 (17.56%) DBA
3 94 (13.99%) Analyst
4 86 (12.80%) SQL DBA
5 85 (12.65%) SQL Developer
6 75 (11.16%) .NET Developer
7 51 (7.59%) C# Developer
8 48 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
9 42 (6.25%) Administrator
9 42 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 34 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
10 34 (5.06%) Support Analyst
11 24 (3.57%) Consultant
12 22 (3.27%) Software Developer
13 21 (3.13%) Support Engineer
14 19 (2.83%) Applications Support
14 19 (2.83%) Business Developer
14 19 (2.83%) Database Developer
14 19 (2.83%) SQL Server Developer
15 17 (2.53%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 248 (36.90%) .NET
2 140 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 92 (13.69%) HTML
4 66 (9.82%) Web Services
4 66 (9.82%) XML
5 64 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 58 (8.63%) WCF
7 55 (8.18%) CSS
8 47 (6.99%) jQuery
9 38 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
10 25 (3.72%) HTML5
11 21 (3.13%) Ajax
12 20 (2.98%) MDX
12 20 (2.98%) XSLT
13 18 (2.68%) WPF
14 16 (2.38%) SOAP
14 16 (2.38%) ADO.NET
15 15 (2.23%) Entity Framework
16 12 (1.79%) CSS3
17 11 (1.64%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.12%) Replication
2 61 (9.08%) Clustering
3 34 (5.06%) N-Tier
4 18 (2.68%) NHS
4 18 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (2.38%) HP Storage
7 13 (1.93%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.04%) RIA
9 7 (1.04%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.04%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.04%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.89%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (0.74%) Statistics
11 5 (0.74%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.74%) User Experience
11 5 (0.74%) HP StoreVirtual
12 4 (0.60%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 232 (34.52%) Windows
2 117 (17.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 112 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (11.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 35 (5.21%) Linux
7 22 (3.27%) UNIX
8 19 (2.83%) Windows XP
9 9 (1.34%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.19%) Solaris
11 6 (0.89%) AIX
12 4 (0.60%) Android
12 4 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.45%) CentOS
13 3 (0.45%) Fedora
13 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (17.56%) Business Intelligence
2 75 (11.16%) ETL
3 71 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (10.42%) Migration
5 67 (9.97%) MVC
6 58 (8.63%) ITIL
7 56 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 40 (5.95%) TDD
9 38 (5.65%) Web Development
10 36 (5.36%) OO
10 36 (5.36%) Data Modelling
10 36 (5.36%) Unit Testing
11 33 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (4.61%) Change Management
13 29 (4.32%) Data Management
13 29 (4.32%) Project Management
14 24 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
14 24 (3.57%) Kimball Methodology
15 23 (3.42%) SDLC
16 22 (3.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 423 (62.95%) SQL
2 241 (35.86%) T-SQL
3 212 (31.55%) C#
4 92 (13.69%) JavaScript
5 61 (9.08%) VB.NET
6 58 (8.63%) VB
7 51 (7.59%) PowerShell
8 46 (6.85%) VBA
9 35 (5.21%) VBScript
10 30 (4.46%) PL/SQL
11 26 (3.87%) VB6
12 24 (3.57%) C++
13 21 (3.13%) Java
14 10 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 8 (1.19%) C
16 6 (0.89%) PHP
17 3 (0.45%) Python
17 3 (0.45%) Ruby
17 3 (0.45%) Korn
17 3 (0.45%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 56 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.40%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (5.51%) Degree
5 14 (2.08%) MCSE
6 8 (1.19%) MCSA
6 8 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (0.89%) MCTS
7 6 (0.89%) MCDBA
8 5 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.74%) MCITP
9 2 (0.30%) MCT
10 1 (0.15%) ISEB
10 1 (0.15%) MCSD
10 1 (0.15%) OCP
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.15%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.08%) QA
2 12 (1.79%) SLA
3 3 (0.45%) HL7
4 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 80 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.72%) XenApp
4 22 (3.27%) Hyper-V
5 20 (2.98%) vSphere
6 18 (2.68%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.74%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.60%) XenServer
9 4 (0.60%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.45%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.30%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.15%) SRDF
12 1 (0.15%) vCloud
12 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.23%) ARCserve
2 10 (1.49%) SCCM
3 7 (1.04%) Tivoli
3 7 (1.04%) Control-M
4 6 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (0.74%) WSUS
5 5 (0.74%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.74%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.60%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.45%) Plesk
7 3 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.45%) SCOM
7 3 (0.45%) cPanel
7 3 (0.45%) Webmin
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.15%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 201 (29.91%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.27%) Oracle
3 65 (9.67%) VMware
4 43 (6.40%) HP
5 36 (5.36%) Cisco
5 36 (5.36%) Citrix
6 27 (4.02%) Cognos
7 18 (2.68%) CODA
8 15 (2.23%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.23%) SAP
8 15 (2.23%) CA
9 14 (2.08%) IBM
10 11 (1.64%) SunGard
10 11 (1.64%) EMC
11 10 (1.49%) Veeam
12 9 (1.34%) Altiris
12 9 (1.34%) Informatica
12 9 (1.34%) Remedy
13 8 (1.19%) EPiServer
14 7 (1.04%) Red Gate
South West
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North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Cobham
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Sanderson
Rate: £405 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per week
Posted: 21 days ago