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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 324 163 110
Rank change year-on-year
-161 -53
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 283 631 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 1.26% 1.80%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.54% 5.71% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 414 507
Average daily rate
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£350 £374 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.35% +13.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £513 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £27.90 £22.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £69.40 £35.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +30.18%

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
11137 11048 10127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.22% 21.98% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7164 6711 6070
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 £275 £254 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 188 227
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.94 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.56%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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
England -167 244 £334 -11.00% 175
London -112 97 £400 -5.88% 65
South East -91 39 £281 -19.71% 21
City of London -18 34 £413 -2.94% 30
South West -49 31 £330 -4.34% 11
Yorkshire -42 30 £310 +6.72% 19
Scotland -10 26 £425 +21.24% 3
West Yorkshire -29 23 £310 +6.72% 11
North West -17 20 £298 -10.18% 17
Manchester -3 13 £308 -2.38% 11
East of England -23 12 £225 -35.71% 9
Surrey -5 11 £313 -3.84% 5
Leeds -9 11 £294 -2.08% 6
Bristol -11 11 £321 +2.80% 4
West Midlands -16 10 £275 +3.77% 25
Hampshire -30 10 £230 -20.68% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 9 £294 -24.19% 2
Wiltshire -5 8 £355 +10.93% 1
Wales -7 8 £350 -9.67% 3
Bradford -14 8 £310 +22.57% 4
Somerset -22 8 £330 -12.58% 1
Edinburgh 0 7 £325 +8.33% 1
Glasgow -1 7 £425 +30.76% 2
Street -2 7 £330 -12.00%
Cambridgeshire -4 7 £220 -34.32%
South Yorkshire -6 7 £300 +11.62% 4
Docklands, London +12 6 £425 -22.72%
Cardiff +2 6 £350 -9.67%
South Wales -1 6 £350 -9.67% 1
Merseyside -9 6 £200 -30.43% 2

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 652 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 496 (76.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 411 (63.04%) SQL
4 293 (44.94%) .NET
5 288 (44.17%) Microsoft
6 275 (42.18%) C#
7 261 (40.03%) Windows
8 215 (32.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 187 (28.68%) T-SQL
10 174 (26.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 169 (25.92%) ASP.NET
12 156 (23.93%) SQL Server 2012
13 135 (20.71%) MS Excel
14 132 (20.25%) SQL Server 2000
15 119 (18.25%) Finance
16 117 (17.94%) Windows Server 2003
17 114 (17.48%) JavaScript
18 111 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
18 111 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
19 104 (15.95%) HTML
20 98 (15.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 97 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
22 95 (14.57%) Visual Studio
23 90 (13.80%) CSS
24 89 (13.65%) Web Services
25 86 (13.19%) XML
25 86 (13.19%) Active Directory
26 83 (12.73%) IIS
27 81 (12.42%) MVC
28 76 (11.66%) SharePoint

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 83 (12.73%) IIS
2 76 (11.66%) SharePoint
3 56 (8.59%) MS Exchange
4 52 (7.98%) BizTalk Server
5 23 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (3.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 20 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (1.84%) SharePoint Server
10 12 (1.84%) CMS
11 8 (1.23%) Lotus Domino
12 7 (1.07%) Apache
12 7 (1.07%) Orchard CMS
12 7 (1.07%) LiveCycle
13 5 (0.77%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.77%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.77%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 135 (20.71%) MS Excel
2 40 (6.13%) MS Office
3 21 (3.22%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Mingle
5 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 33 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.46%) CODA-Financials
4 3 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.31%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.46%) Office 365
3 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (7.21%) SAN
2 35 (5.37%) DNS
3 28 (4.29%) DHCP
4 22 (3.37%) Firewall
5 20 (3.07%) NAS
6 19 (2.91%) LAN
7 15 (2.30%) Internet
8 14 (2.15%) Intranet
9 13 (1.99%) FTP
10 11 (1.69%) TCP/IP
11 10 (1.53%) SSL
11 10 (1.53%) WAN
12 9 (1.38%) VPN
12 9 (1.38%) VLAN
13 7 (1.07%) SMTP
13 7 (1.07%) HTTP
14 3 (0.46%) LDAP
14 3 (0.46%) MPLS
15 2 (0.31%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 652 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 496 (76.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 215 (32.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 174 (26.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 156 (23.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 132 (20.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 98 (15.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 65 (9.97%) Data Warehouse
9 51 (7.82%) MS Access
10 37 (5.67%) Oracle Database
11 33 (5.06%) Relational Database
11 33 (5.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 25 (3.83%) DTS
13 24 (3.68%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (3.22%) RDBMS
15 17 (2.61%) OLAP
16 15 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (1.69%) EDRMS
18 9 (1.38%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 95 (14.57%) Visual Studio
2 73 (11.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (4.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 15 (2.30%) Subversion
5 13 (1.99%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (1.53%) NUnit
7 10 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
8 8 (1.23%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.07%) JIRA
10 5 (0.77%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.61%) MSTest
11 4 (0.61%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.46%) Moq
13 2 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
13 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.31%) MSBuild
13 2 (0.31%) Selenium
13 2 (0.31%) ReSharper
13 2 (0.31%) ERwin
General
1 119 (18.25%) Finance
2 48 (7.36%) Banking
3 22 (3.37%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.22%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.91%) Retail
6 17 (2.61%) Billing
6 17 (2.61%) Back Office
7 13 (1.99%) Marketing
8 10 (1.53%) Legal
9 9 (1.38%) Law
10 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.07%) Local Government
11 6 (0.92%) Front Office
12 4 (0.61%) Advertising
13 3 (0.46%) Automotive
13 3 (0.46%) Electronics
14 2 (0.31%) Games
14 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 326 (50.00%) Developer
2 100 (15.34%) .NET Developer
3 98 (15.03%) DBA
4 82 (12.58%) SQL Developer
5 78 (11.96%) SQL DBA
5 78 (11.96%) Analyst
6 58 (8.90%) Administrator
7 36 (5.52%) C# Developer
8 35 (5.37%) SQL Server DBA
8 35 (5.37%) Applications Support
9 30 (4.60%) Support Analyst
10 28 (4.29%) Senior Developer
11 27 (4.14%) Microsoft Developer
12 21 (3.22%) Consultant
13 20 (3.07%) 3rd Line Support
13 20 (3.07%) Senior .NET Developer
14 19 (2.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 17 (2.61%) Programmer
16 16 (2.45%) Systems Administrator
16 16 (2.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 293 (44.94%) .NET
2 169 (25.92%) ASP.NET
3 104 (15.95%) HTML
4 90 (13.80%) CSS
5 89 (13.65%) Web Services
6 86 (13.19%) XML
7 74 (11.35%) WCF
7 74 (11.35%) jQuery
8 66 (10.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 58 (8.90%) .NET Framework
10 49 (7.52%) WPF
11 35 (5.37%) Ajax
12 28 (4.29%) XSLT
13 23 (3.53%) SOAP
14 21 (3.22%) MDX
15 20 (3.07%) Silverlight
15 20 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 14 (2.15%) LINQ
16 14 (2.15%) DHTML
17 13 (1.99%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (9.36%) Replication
2 57 (8.74%) Clustering
3 38 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (5.52%) Open Source
5 27 (4.14%) N-Tier
6 25 (3.83%) NHS
7 12 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.69%) iPad
9 9 (1.38%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.38%) Statistics
9 9 (1.38%) IVR
10 8 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 8 (1.23%) Data Integration
11 7 (1.07%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.77%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.61%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 261 (40.03%) Windows
2 117 (17.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 111 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (4.45%) Windows XP
6 25 (3.83%) UNIX
7 18 (2.76%) Windows Vista
8 14 (2.15%) Linux
9 13 (1.99%) Windows 7
10 12 (1.84%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (1.69%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.53%) AIX
13 8 (1.23%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.23%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.07%) CentOS
14 7 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.77%) Android
15 5 (0.77%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
3 81 (12.42%) MVC
4 72 (11.04%) TDD
5 63 (9.66%) ETL
6 56 (8.59%) Migration
6 56 (8.59%) ITIL
6 56 (8.59%) Performance Tuning
7 55 (8.44%) CRM
8 53 (8.13%) Scrum
9 39 (5.98%) OO
10 33 (5.06%) Workflow
11 30 (4.60%) Waterfall
12 29 (4.45%) Change Management
12 29 (4.45%) Data Modelling
13 28 (4.29%) Project Management
14 26 (3.99%) PRINCE2
15 25 (3.83%) Data Analysis
15 25 (3.83%) Unit Testing
16 24 (3.68%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 411 (63.04%) SQL
2 275 (42.18%) C#
3 187 (28.68%) T-SQL
4 114 (17.48%) JavaScript
5 66 (10.12%) VB.NET
6 64 (9.82%) VBA
7 42 (6.44%) VB
8 35 (5.37%) PowerShell
9 28 (4.29%) Java
10 25 (3.83%) VBScript
11 14 (2.15%) PL/SQL
12 12 (1.84%) C
12 12 (1.84%) VB6
13 11 (1.69%) Ruby
14 9 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.38%) PHP
15 8 (1.23%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.07%) Korn
17 6 (0.92%) XAML
18 4 (0.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 57 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.29%) Degree
4 21 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.38%) MCTS
6 8 (1.23%) MCITP
6 8 (1.23%) MCSE
6 8 (1.23%) VCP4
7 7 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.77%) CCNA
9 4 (0.61%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.46%) PMP
10 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.15%) MCSA
12 1 (0.15%) MCP
12 1 (0.15%) HND
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.68%) QA
2 17 (2.61%) SLA
3 2 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.31%) HL7
4 1 (0.15%) DICOM
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 86 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 61 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.99%) vSphere
4 25 (3.83%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.07%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.46%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.46%) DFS Replication
8 3 (0.46%) XenApp
9 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.15%) Firmware
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (4.60%) SCCM
2 20 (3.07%) SCOM
2 20 (3.07%) NetBackup
3 11 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (1.69%) WSUS
4 9 (1.38%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.07%) ARCserve
6 5 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.31%) Control-M
8 2 (0.31%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.31%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.15%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.15%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 288 (44.17%) Microsoft
2 74 (11.35%) VMware
3 61 (9.36%) Oracle
4 30 (4.60%) Symantec
5 23 (3.53%) Citrix
6 22 (3.37%) Cisco
7 19 (2.91%) IBM
7 19 (2.91%) EMC
8 15 (2.30%) CA
9 14 (2.15%) Sybase
10 13 (1.99%) Cognos
10 13 (1.99%) HP
11 11 (1.69%) Dell
12 9 (1.38%) Lotus
12 9 (1.38%) Altiris
12 9 (1.38%) Veeam
13 8 (1.23%) NetApp
13 8 (1.23%) Business Objects
14 7 (1.07%) Adobe
14 7 (1.07%) Kaspersky
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Rate: £250 - 320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Cancer Research UK
Rate: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £175 - £250 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 27 days ago