The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 234 148 99
Rank change year-on-year
-86 -49
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 444 733 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 1.44% 1.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.96% 6.67% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 452 707
Average daily rate
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£375 £364 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +8.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 38
Average hourly rate £20.00 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £18.89 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.10 £51.00 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -28.57%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11222 10991 11884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.14% 21.61% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6943 6688 6961
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 225 295
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.85 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -85 419 £375 +2.04% 171
London -62 168 £425 +3.03% 43
South East -48 77 £313 -14.38% 38
Yorkshire +4 52 £305 -2.40% 16
City of London -36 52 £450 +11.11% 22
West Yorkshire +19 46 £305 -2.40% 9
South West -21 39 £325 -9.72% 13
East of England -34 29 £388 +19.23% 10
North West -50 29 £310 -0.80% 22
Leeds +13 27 £295 -9.23% 7
Berkshire -19 24 £338 -20.58% 4
Hampshire -11 19 £281 -14.77% 12
Scotland -39 17 £325 +8.33% 3
Cheshire -14 16 £276 -25.08% 4
Reading -4 14 £313 -26.47% 2
Gloucestershire - 14 £300 - 1
West Midlands -22 13 £305 -21.03% 14
Surrey -2 12 £300 -33.33% 4
Manchester -10 12 £331 +10.41% 12
Halifax +4 10 £491 +46.64%
Wiltshire -4 10 £325 +8.33% 5
Milton Keynes +6 9 £270 -36.47% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 9 £270 -36.47% 6
Birmingham -7 9 £275 -31.25% 3
Bedfordshire -10 9 £278 -20.71% 4
North East -12 8 £310 +19.23%
Basingstoke +20 7 £380 -5.00% 3
Hertfordshire +5 7 £400 +14.28% 2
Glasgow -9 7 £325 +8.33% 1
Somerset -18 7 £333 -7.63% 4

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 837 (75.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 627 (56.90%) SQL
4 486 (44.10%) .NET
5 428 (38.84%) Windows
6 410 (37.21%) C#
7 387 (35.12%) Microsoft
8 321 (29.13%) ASP.NET
9 306 (27.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 298 (27.04%) T-SQL
11 297 (26.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 213 (19.33%) XML
12 213 (19.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 209 (18.97%) SQL Server 2012
14 206 (18.69%) Finance
15 198 (17.97%) Windows Server 2003
16 187 (16.97%) JavaScript
16 187 (16.97%) SharePoint
17 184 (16.70%) HTML
18 178 (16.15%) MS Excel
19 165 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
20 160 (14.52%) WCF
21 141 (12.79%) MVC
22 134 (12.16%) Visual Studio
22 134 (12.16%) .NET Framework
23 131 (11.89%) Security Cleared
24 130 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
25 129 (11.71%) Clustering
26 128 (11.62%) IIS
27 127 (11.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 187 (16.97%) SharePoint
2 128 (11.62%) IIS
3 82 (7.44%) MS Exchange
4 67 (6.08%) BizTalk Server
4 67 (6.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 57 (5.17%) SharePoint Server
6 44 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 32 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 29 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 27 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.18%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (1.00%) Lotus Domino
12 11 (1.00%) MS Project Server
13 10 (0.91%) CMS
14 8 (0.73%) Umbraco
15 7 (0.64%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.64%) Lync
16 6 (0.54%) Node.js
16 6 (0.54%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 178 (16.15%) MS Excel
2 61 (5.54%) MS Office
3 35 (3.18%) InfoPath
4 11 (1.00%) MS Project
5 7 (0.64%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.54%) Staffware
4 6 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.54%) TIBCO iProcess
5 5 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.27%) Academy Housing
8 2 (0.18%) Exstream
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.091%) Towers Watson Igloo
9 1 (0.091%) ReMetrica
9 1 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.091%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.00%) Office 365
3 10 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.091%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.35%) SAN
2 45 (4.08%) Firewall
3 38 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 36 (3.27%) DNS
5 20 (1.81%) DHCP
6 19 (1.72%) LDAP
6 19 (1.72%) Internet
7 16 (1.45%) NAS
8 14 (1.27%) LAN
9 13 (1.18%) WAN
9 13 (1.18%) Network Security
10 12 (1.09%) HTTP
11 10 (0.91%) Intranet
12 8 (0.73%) SMTP
13 7 (0.64%) DMZ
13 7 (0.64%) VoIP
13 7 (0.64%) Wireless
14 4 (0.36%) VPN
15 3 (0.27%) VLAN
15 3 (0.27%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1102 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 837 (75.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 306 (27.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 297 (26.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 213 (19.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 209 (18.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 127 (11.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 102 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
9 79 (7.17%) Oracle Database
10 66 (5.99%) DTS
11 60 (5.44%) Oracle Database 10g
12 57 (5.17%) Relational Database
13 52 (4.72%) Oracle Database 11g
14 51 (4.63%) OLAP
15 41 (3.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 24 (2.18%) OLTP
16 24 (2.18%) MS Access
17 18 (1.63%) RDBMS
18 17 (1.54%) Ingres
19 16 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 134 (12.16%) Visual Studio
2 49 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (2.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 20 (1.81%) NUnit
5 18 (1.63%) MSTest
6 15 (1.36%) Subversion
7 14 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
8 13 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.73%) Expression Web
9 8 (0.73%) FrontPage
10 7 (0.64%) Moq
10 7 (0.64%) Selenium
10 7 (0.64%) MSBuild
11 6 (0.54%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.45%) Git (software)
12 5 (0.45%) MyEclipse
12 5 (0.45%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.36%) Ant
13 4 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
14 3 (0.27%) ClearQuest
General
1 206 (18.69%) Finance
2 72 (6.53%) Banking
3 27 (2.45%) Retail
4 26 (2.36%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.91%) Marketing
6 19 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 17 (1.54%) Back Office
8 14 (1.27%) Legal
9 13 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.09%) Publishing
11 9 (0.82%) Electronics
12 5 (0.45%) Front Office
12 5 (0.45%) Billing
13 4 (0.36%) Military
13 4 (0.36%) Advertising
14 3 (0.27%) Local Government
14 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.27%) Law
15 2 (0.18%) Automotive
15 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 577 (52.36%) Developer
2 174 (15.79%) DBA
3 165 (14.97%) .NET Developer
4 141 (12.79%) SQL Developer
5 136 (12.34%) SQL DBA
6 105 (9.53%) C# Developer
7 92 (8.35%) Analyst
8 66 (5.99%) SQL Server DBA
9 60 (5.44%) Administrator
10 56 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
11 55 (4.99%) ASP.NET Developer
12 52 (4.72%) Applications Support
13 49 (4.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 48 (4.36%) BizTalk Developer
15 47 (4.26%) Consultant
16 44 (3.99%) SharePoint Developer
17 39 (3.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 38 (3.45%) Architect
19 36 (3.27%) Senior Developer
20 34 (3.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 486 (44.10%) .NET
2 321 (29.13%) ASP.NET
3 213 (19.33%) XML
4 184 (16.70%) HTML
5 160 (14.52%) WCF
6 134 (12.16%) .NET Framework
7 119 (10.80%) Web Services
8 113 (10.25%) CSS
9 89 (8.08%) jQuery
10 81 (7.35%) Ajax
11 73 (6.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 61 (5.54%) XSLT
13 59 (5.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 48 (4.36%) WPF
15 40 (3.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 37 (3.36%) WinForms
17 36 (3.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
18 33 (2.99%) MDX
19 30 (2.72%) LINQ
20 26 (2.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 129 (11.71%) Clustering
2 79 (7.17%) Replication
3 26 (2.36%) NHS
4 20 (1.81%) Statistics
5 17 (1.54%) N-Tier
5 17 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.54%) Data Integration
6 15 (1.36%) Blackberry
7 14 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.00%) W3C
9 10 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (0.73%) Fat Client
10 8 (0.73%) Thin Client
10 8 (0.73%) DTV
10 8 (0.73%) PKI
11 7 (0.64%) Open Source
11 7 (0.64%) Informatics
12 6 (0.54%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.45%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 428 (38.84%) Windows
2 198 (17.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 165 (14.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (6.08%) Windows 7
5 51 (4.63%) Windows XP
6 47 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (3.45%) Linux
8 28 (2.54%) UNIX
9 16 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.27%) Windows 8
11 11 (1.00%) Windows Vista
12 10 (0.91%) Solaris
13 9 (0.82%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.73%) AIX
15 3 (0.27%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.27%) CentOS
16 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.091%) Android
17 1 (0.091%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (12.79%) MVC
2 130 (11.80%) Business Intelligence
3 123 (11.16%) Performance Tuning
4 98 (8.89%) Migration
5 93 (8.44%) ETL
6 76 (6.90%) OO
7 74 (6.72%) ITIL
8 68 (6.17%) Web Development
9 64 (5.81%) SOA
10 55 (4.99%) TDD
11 49 (4.45%) Workflow
12 47 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (3.72%) Data Modelling
13 41 (3.72%) Project Management
13 41 (3.72%) Capacity Planning
14 39 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
15 34 (3.09%) E-Commerce
16 32 (2.90%) Scrum
17 31 (2.81%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (2.63%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 627 (56.90%) SQL
2 410 (37.21%) C#
3 298 (27.04%) T-SQL
4 187 (16.97%) JavaScript
5 86 (7.80%) PowerShell
6 79 (7.17%) VB.NET
7 73 (6.62%) VB
8 66 (5.99%) VBA
9 36 (3.27%) VB6
10 33 (2.99%) VBScript
10 33 (2.99%) Java
11 16 (1.45%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.36%) C
13 10 (0.91%) Perl
14 9 (0.82%) C++
15 7 (0.64%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.54%) Python
17 5 (0.45%) XAML
17 5 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 4 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 131 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 95 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 75 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (4.17%) Degree
5 45 (4.08%) MCTS
6 30 (2.72%) MCITP
7 28 (2.54%) MCSE
8 27 (2.45%) DV Cleared
9 14 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.91%) MCDBA
11 9 (0.82%) OCP
11 9 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (0.73%) MCT
13 4 (0.36%) MCSD
14 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.27%) MCSA
14 3 (0.27%) CCNA
14 3 (0.27%) VCP5
15 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.091%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.81%) SLA
2 28 (2.54%) QA
3 6 (0.54%) HL7
4 5 (0.45%) Basel III
5 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 120 (10.89%) Active Directory
2 49 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.99%) Oracle RMAN
4 24 (2.18%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.91%) XenApp
6 20 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
7 19 (1.72%) vSphere
7 19 (1.72%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.45%) ISA Server
9 6 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.27%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.27%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.18%) XenServer
12 2 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
13 1 (0.091%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (3.36%) Data Guard
2 33 (2.99%) SCOM
3 31 (2.81%) SCCM
4 22 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 14 (1.27%) Netcool
5 14 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
7 10 (0.91%) SCVMM
7 10 (0.91%) SCDPM
8 7 (0.64%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.64%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.54%) TIBCO Hawk
9 6 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (0.54%) Puppet
10 5 (0.45%) Foglight
11 4 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.36%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.27%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.27%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.27%) Ionix
Vendors
1 387 (35.12%) Microsoft
2 114 (10.34%) Oracle
3 87 (7.89%) VMware
4 42 (3.81%) Citrix
5 31 (2.81%) Business Objects
5 31 (2.81%) HP
6 28 (2.54%) Cisco
7 19 (1.72%) Veritas
8 16 (1.45%) Red Hat
8 16 (1.45%) NetApp
8 16 (1.45%) Tableau
9 14 (1.27%) EMC
10 13 (1.18%) SAP
10 13 (1.18%) Lotus
10 13 (1.18%) Barracuda Networks
10 13 (1.18%) Telerik
11 12 (1.09%) Meridio
12 11 (1.00%) Nintex
13 10 (0.91%) Sybase
14 9 (0.82%) Symantec
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
Telford
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £230 - £280 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
DP Connect
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago