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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 279 157 118
Rank change year-on-year
-122 -39
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 398 733 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 1.39% 1.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.34% 6.22% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 469 594
Average daily rate
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£371 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 50
Average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £19.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.50 £46.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +15.38%

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
11919 11788 12017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.54% 22.33% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7610 7312 6868
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 £273 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 203 345
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £30.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -1.39%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -119 361 £361 -3.66% 181
London -117 116 £390 -8.23% 44
South East -69 80 £378 +0.66% 31
North West -13 43 £310 -7.46% 28
Yorkshire -16 40 £305 - 24
West Yorkshire -6 31 £313 +1.62% 13
City of London -42 31 £425 -5.55% 16
Berkshire -16 28 £450 +20.00% 7
West Midlands -17 26 £350 +27.27% 24
East of England -50 22 £381 +18.21% 13
Leeds +8 19 £290 -7.93% 8
Hampshire -36 19 £300 -25.00% 9
Wales -23 17 £391 +11.78% 6
South West -48 17 £375 +7.29% 8
Scotland -17 16 £364 +23.38% 1
Surrey +10 15 £500 +203.03% 5
Manchester -19 15 £275 -17.29% 14
Reading +13 14 £380 -10.58% 3
Birmingham +2 14 £350 +32.07% 6
Cheshire 0 14 £303 -19.33% 8
Lancashire -14 11 £420 +35.48%
South Wales -18 11 £395 +12.85% 6
Tyne and Wear - 9 £375 - 2
North East - 9 £375 - 3
South Yorkshire +3 8 £250 +12.35% 5
Warwickshire - 8 £435 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £375 - 2
East Midlands -5 7 £315 +2.85% 6
Newport -6 7 £400 +21.21% 2
Hertfordshire -25 7 £400 +14.28% 3

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 901 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 718 (79.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 497 (55.16%) SQL
4 402 (44.62%) .NET
5 363 (40.29%) Windows
6 360 (39.96%) C#
7 341 (37.85%) Microsoft
8 262 (29.08%) ASP.NET
9 232 (25.75%) T-SQL
9 232 (25.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 218 (24.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 203 (22.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 171 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 171 (18.98%) SQL Server 2000
13 169 (18.76%) Finance
14 165 (18.31%) XML
15 158 (17.54%) MS Excel
16 152 (16.87%) SharePoint
17 148 (16.43%) JavaScript
18 140 (15.54%) Windows Server 2008
19 139 (15.43%) WCF
20 123 (13.65%) Active Directory
20 123 (13.65%) HTML
20 123 (13.65%) MVC
21 117 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
22 115 (12.76%) .NET Framework
23 113 (12.54%) Visual Studio
24 110 (12.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 109 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
26 108 (11.99%) Clustering

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 152 (16.87%) SharePoint
2 102 (11.32%) IIS
3 74 (8.21%) MS Exchange
4 71 (7.88%) BizTalk Server
5 58 (6.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 43 (4.77%) SharePoint Server
7 34 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 27 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 24 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.89%) MS Project Server
12 8 (0.89%) CMS
13 7 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
14 6 (0.67%) Lync
15 5 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.44%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 158 (17.54%) MS Excel
2 52 (5.77%) MS Office
3 21 (2.33%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.55%) PowerPivot
4 5 (0.55%) MS Project
5 3 (0.33%) SPSS
5 3 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) FastStats
6 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.78%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.67%) TIBCO iProcess
5 6 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (0.67%) Staffware
6 4 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.33%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.11%) Maximo
9 1 (0.11%) Exstream
9 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.55%) Office 365
3 9 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.55%) SAN
2 48 (5.33%) DNS
3 35 (3.88%) TCP/IP
4 34 (3.77%) Firewall
5 24 (2.66%) DHCP
6 18 (2.00%) LDAP
6 18 (2.00%) Internet
7 15 (1.66%) LAN
8 12 (1.33%) WAN
9 10 (1.11%) SSL
9 10 (1.11%) Network Security
10 8 (0.89%) NAS
10 8 (0.89%) VPN
11 7 (0.78%) SMTP
11 7 (0.78%) VLAN
11 7 (0.78%) Wireless
12 6 (0.67%) DMZ
12 6 (0.67%) Intranet
13 5 (0.55%) HTTP
13 5 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 901 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 718 (79.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 232 (25.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 218 (24.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 203 (22.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 171 (18.98%) SQL Server 2000
7 110 (12.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 74 (8.21%) Data Warehouse
9 70 (7.77%) Oracle Database
10 55 (6.10%) Oracle Database 10g
11 51 (5.66%) Relational Database
12 50 (5.55%) DTS
13 47 (5.22%) Oracle Database 11g
14 42 (4.66%) OLAP
15 37 (4.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 30 (3.33%) MS Access
17 21 (2.33%) RDBMS
18 17 (1.89%) Star Schema
19 16 (1.78%) Oracle9i Database
20 13 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 113 (12.54%) Visual Studio
2 50 (5.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (2.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 17 (1.89%) MSTest
5 16 (1.78%) NUnit
6 11 (1.22%) Rhino Mocks
7 10 (1.11%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.11%) Subversion
8 8 (0.89%) SpecFlow
9 7 (0.78%) Expression Web
9 7 (0.78%) FrontPage
9 7 (0.78%) Selenium
10 6 (0.67%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.55%) MyEclipse
11 5 (0.55%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.44%) Ant
12 4 (0.44%) FitNesse
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.44%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.44%) Moq
General
1 169 (18.76%) Finance
2 55 (6.10%) Banking
3 29 (3.22%) Marketing
4 27 (3.00%) Retail
4 27 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.11%) Back Office
6 14 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.22%) Legal
9 8 (0.89%) Electronics
10 5 (0.55%) Front Office
10 5 (0.55%) Advertising
10 5 (0.55%) Billing
11 4 (0.44%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.33%) Law
12 3 (0.33%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.33%) Military
13 2 (0.22%) International Banking
13 2 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 462 (51.28%) Developer
2 135 (14.98%) DBA
3 122 (13.54%) .NET Developer
4 105 (11.65%) SQL DBA
5 103 (11.43%) SQL Developer
6 102 (11.32%) Analyst
7 73 (8.10%) C# Developer
8 66 (7.33%) Administrator
9 50 (5.55%) SQL Server DBA
10 45 (4.99%) BizTalk Developer
11 43 (4.77%) Consultant
12 41 (4.55%) Support Analyst
13 39 (4.33%) Applications Support
14 37 (4.11%) SharePoint Developer
15 35 (3.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 35 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
15 35 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
16 29 (3.22%) Senior Developer
17 24 (2.66%) SQL Server Developer
18 22 (2.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (44.62%) .NET
2 262 (29.08%) ASP.NET
3 165 (18.31%) XML
4 139 (15.43%) WCF
5 123 (13.65%) HTML
6 115 (12.76%) .NET Framework
7 103 (11.43%) Web Services
8 90 (9.99%) CSS
9 71 (7.88%) jQuery
10 68 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 55 (6.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 52 (5.77%) Ajax
13 48 (5.33%) XSLT
14 41 (4.55%) WPF
15 29 (3.22%) MDX
16 27 (3.00%) LINQ
17 24 (2.66%) Silverlight
18 21 (2.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
18 21 (2.33%) AppFabric
18 21 (2.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 108 (11.99%) Clustering
2 63 (6.99%) Replication
3 52 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.33%) NHS
5 15 (1.66%) N-Tier
5 15 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.33%) Statistics
8 11 (1.22%) Open Source
9 9 (1.00%) iPad
10 8 (0.89%) Data Integration
10 8 (0.89%) DTV
10 8 (0.89%) W3C
11 7 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.67%) Informatics
13 5 (0.55%) Reference Data
14 4 (0.44%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.44%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.44%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 363 (40.29%) Windows
2 171 (18.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 140 (15.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (5.66%) Windows 7
4 51 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (3.88%) UNIX
5 35 (3.88%) Windows XP
6 17 (1.89%) Linux
7 14 (1.55%) Windows 8
8 13 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.11%) Windows 2000
9 10 (1.11%) CentOS
9 10 (1.11%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.55%) Solaris
10 5 (0.55%) AIX
11 3 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) HPUX
13 1 (0.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (13.65%) MVC
2 117 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (12.10%) Business Intelligence
4 91 (10.10%) Performance Tuning
5 80 (8.88%) Migration
6 70 (7.77%) ETL
7 67 (7.44%) OO
8 58 (6.44%) Web Development
9 54 (5.99%) ITIL
10 51 (5.66%) TDD
11 46 (5.11%) SOA
12 43 (4.77%) Data Modelling
13 38 (4.22%) Workflow
14 35 (3.88%) Project Management
15 33 (3.66%) CRM
16 32 (3.55%) Change Management
16 32 (3.55%) Load Balancing
17 31 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
18 30 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
19 29 (3.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 497 (55.16%) SQL
2 360 (39.96%) C#
3 232 (25.75%) T-SQL
4 148 (16.43%) JavaScript
5 70 (7.77%) PowerShell
6 60 (6.66%) VB
7 54 (5.99%) VBA
8 51 (5.66%) VB.NET
9 32 (3.55%) VBScript
10 30 (3.33%) Java
11 25 (2.77%) VB6
12 22 (2.44%) C
13 14 (1.55%) PL/SQL
14 11 (1.22%) XAML
15 10 (1.11%) Perl
16 8 (0.89%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.67%) C++
18 5 (0.55%) PHP
18 5 (0.55%) Bash Shell
19 4 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 108 (11.99%) Security Cleared
2 87 (9.66%) SC Cleared
3 77 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (4.99%) MCTS
5 41 (4.55%) Degree
6 40 (4.44%) MCSE
7 36 (4.00%) MCITP
8 18 (2.00%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.78%) MCDBA
10 6 (0.67%) MCT
10 6 (0.67%) MCSA
10 6 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.55%) CCNA
11 5 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.22%) VCP5
14 2 (0.22%) MCDST
14 2 (0.22%) OCP
14 2 (0.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.77%) SLA
2 30 (3.33%) QA
3 7 (0.78%) HL7
4 5 (0.55%) Basel III
5 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 123 (13.65%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (3.77%) Oracle RMAN
4 27 (3.00%) VMware ESX
5 25 (2.77%) vSphere
6 15 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (1.11%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.89%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.67%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.67%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.55%) XenApp
11 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.22%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.11%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 29 (3.22%) Data Guard
2 28 (3.11%) SCCM
3 21 (2.33%) SCOM
4 13 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (1.11%) NetBackup
6 9 (1.00%) ARCserve
7 6 (0.67%) TIBCO Hawk
8 5 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.55%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.44%) WSUS
10 3 (0.33%) Netcool
10 3 (0.33%) Ionix
10 3 (0.33%) Puppet
10 3 (0.33%) Salt
11 2 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 341 (37.85%) Microsoft
2 104 (11.54%) Oracle
3 76 (8.44%) VMware
4 27 (3.00%) HP
5 26 (2.89%) Business Objects
6 24 (2.66%) Cisco
7 23 (2.55%) Citrix
8 15 (1.66%) Symantec
9 14 (1.55%) CA
9 14 (1.55%) SAP
10 13 (1.44%) EMC
11 12 (1.33%) IBM
12 11 (1.22%) Dell
12 11 (1.22%) NetApp
12 11 (1.22%) Meridio
13 10 (1.11%) Veritas
13 10 (1.11%) Sybase
14 9 (1.00%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.89%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.89%) Altiris
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Great Yarmouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £275 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwick Avenue
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 325 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £305.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
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Rate: competitive
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