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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 326 174 123
Rank change year-on-year
-152 -51
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 312 619 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 1.19% 1.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.74% 5.51% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 421 494
Average daily rate
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£350 £361 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% +7.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £231 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £27.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £64.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £42.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +51.78%

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
11399 11231 10176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 21.64% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7336 6967 6200
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 £280 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 184 207
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.38 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-1.09% +22.76%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 -152 271 £350 -4.76% 156
London -81 118 £425 - 50
South East -94 48 £308 -12.14% 28
City of London -12 38 £425 - 15
Yorkshire -36 37 £310 +3.16% 16
Scotland -15 28 £400 +23.07% 4
West Yorkshire -12 27 £315 +4.91% 13
South West -26 24 £350 +6.06% 13
North West -29 15 £275 -21.42% 20
Surrey +8 13 £325 -3.70% 6
West Midlands -15 13 £275 -13.04% 12
Hampshire -35 12 £288 -0.86%
Glasgow -3 11 £425 +36.00% 4
Cardiff +15 10 £338 -12.90% 2
South Wales +10 10 £338 -12.90% 4
Wales +4 10 £338 -12.90% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 10 £325 -16.12% 4
Leeds -21 9 £298 -5.92% 4
East of England -22 9 £230 -34.28% 6
Manchester -15 8 £425 +15.64% 14
Wiltshire +5 7 £373 +23.14% 1
Bradford -13 7 £310 +9.55% 4
Docklands, London - 7 £425 - 1
Swindon +10 6 £390 - 1
Portsmouth +3 6 £314 -
Cambridgeshire -2 6 £220 -31.25% 1
Milton Keynes -2 6 £425 +9.67% 4
Bristol -3 6 £340 +8.80% 3
South Yorkshire -7 6 £300 +11.62% 2
Berkshire -38 6 £350 -15.15% 10

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
2 492 (75.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 423 (64.88%) SQL
4 297 (45.55%) .NET
5 285 (43.71%) C#
6 270 (41.41%) Microsoft
7 244 (37.42%) Windows
8 235 (36.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 197 (30.21%) T-SQL
10 184 (28.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 181 (27.76%) ASP.NET
12 151 (23.16%) SQL Server 2012
13 137 (21.01%) MS Excel
14 135 (20.71%) Finance
15 134 (20.55%) SQL Server 2000
16 129 (19.79%) JavaScript
17 122 (18.71%) HTML
18 117 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
19 114 (17.48%) Windows Server 2003
20 108 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
21 100 (15.34%) Business Intelligence
22 92 (14.11%) Visual Studio
22 92 (14.11%) XML
23 91 (13.96%) CSS
24 90 (13.80%) Web Services
25 84 (12.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 83 (12.73%) MVC
27 81 (12.42%) IIS
28 80 (12.27%) VB.NET
29 78 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 81 (12.42%) IIS
2 68 (10.43%) SharePoint
3 50 (7.67%) BizTalk Server
4 49 (7.52%) MS Exchange
5 22 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (2.45%) CMS
9 14 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (1.23%) Apache
12 8 (1.23%) Umbraco
13 7 (1.07%) LiveCycle
13 7 (1.07%) Orchard CMS
14 6 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
14 6 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
15 5 (0.77%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 137 (21.01%) MS Excel
2 45 (6.90%) MS Office
3 22 (3.37%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) Mingle
5 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.46%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.31%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.61%) Office 365
3 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.44%) SAN
2 28 (4.29%) DNS
3 23 (3.53%) DHCP
4 18 (2.76%) LAN
5 17 (2.61%) Firewall
5 17 (2.61%) NAS
6 13 (1.99%) Intranet
7 12 (1.84%) Internet
8 11 (1.69%) SSL
8 11 (1.69%) FTP
9 10 (1.53%) WAN
10 8 (1.23%) HTTP
11 7 (1.07%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.07%) VPN
12 6 (0.92%) VLAN
13 5 (0.77%) SMTP
14 3 (0.46%) MPLS
14 3 (0.46%) LDAP
15 2 (0.31%) VoIP
16 1 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 652 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 492 (75.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 235 (36.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 184 (28.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 151 (23.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 134 (20.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 84 (12.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 66 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
9 53 (8.13%) MS Access
10 35 (5.37%) Relational Database
11 29 (4.45%) Oracle Database
11 29 (4.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 26 (3.99%) DTS
13 18 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
14 17 (2.61%) RDBMS
15 16 (2.45%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (1.99%) OLAP
17 12 (1.84%) SSDT
18 11 (1.69%) EDRMS
19 10 (1.53%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 92 (14.11%) Visual Studio
2 78 (11.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (5.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 16 (2.45%) Subversion
5 14 (2.15%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 10 (1.53%) NUnit
8 9 (1.38%) Oracle APEX
9 7 (1.07%) JIRA
9 7 (1.07%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.92%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.77%) MSTest
12 4 (0.61%) Moq
12 4 (0.61%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.46%) ERwin
14 2 (0.31%) Toad
14 2 (0.31%) ReSharper
14 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.31%) MSBuild
15 1 (0.15%) WiX
General
1 135 (20.71%) Finance
2 67 (10.28%) Banking
3 28 (4.29%) Back Office
4 27 (4.14%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.91%) Retail
6 17 (2.61%) Billing
6 17 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.69%) Marketing
8 10 (1.53%) Law
9 9 (1.38%) Legal
10 7 (1.07%) Local Government
11 6 (0.92%) Advertising
11 6 (0.92%) Front Office
12 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.46%) Automotive
14 2 (0.31%) Electronics
14 2 (0.31%) Games
14 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 343 (52.61%) Developer
2 101 (15.49%) .NET Developer
3 96 (14.72%) SQL Developer
4 95 (14.57%) DBA
5 84 (12.88%) Analyst
6 77 (11.81%) SQL DBA
7 51 (7.82%) C# Developer
8 48 (7.36%) Administrator
9 35 (5.37%) SQL Server DBA
9 35 (5.37%) Applications Support
10 29 (4.45%) Support Analyst
10 29 (4.45%) Senior Developer
10 29 (4.45%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (3.22%) Microsoft Developer
11 21 (3.22%) Senior .NET Developer
12 20 (3.07%) Web Developer
12 20 (3.07%) Programmer
13 19 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (2.76%) Support Engineer
14 18 (2.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 297 (45.55%) .NET
2 181 (27.76%) ASP.NET
3 122 (18.71%) HTML
4 92 (14.11%) XML
5 91 (13.96%) CSS
6 90 (13.80%) Web Services
7 74 (11.35%) WCF
7 74 (11.35%) jQuery
8 64 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 53 (8.13%) .NET Framework
10 45 (6.90%) WPF
11 39 (5.98%) XSLT
12 35 (5.37%) Ajax
13 27 (4.14%) SOAP
14 26 (3.99%) DHTML
15 22 (3.37%) ASP.NET MVC 3
16 20 (3.07%) MDX
17 15 (2.30%) Silverlight
18 14 (2.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 14 (2.15%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.82%) Clustering
2 59 (9.05%) Replication
3 32 (4.91%) Open Source
3 32 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.29%) N-Tier
5 26 (3.99%) NHS
6 13 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.84%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 10 (1.53%) Data Integration
10 9 (1.38%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.38%) IVR
11 7 (1.07%) Statistics
11 7 (1.07%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.92%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.92%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.77%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
13 5 (0.77%) User Experience
14 4 (0.61%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 244 (37.42%) Windows
2 114 (17.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 108 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (3.83%) Windows XP
6 20 (3.07%) UNIX
7 18 (2.76%) Windows Vista
8 14 (2.15%) Linux
9 12 (1.84%) Windows 2000
10 11 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
11 10 (1.53%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.38%) AIX
13 8 (1.23%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.92%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.92%) Android
14 6 (0.92%) Windows Phone
14 6 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.31%) CentOS
15 2 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (15.34%) Business Intelligence
3 83 (12.73%) MVC
4 74 (11.35%) TDD
5 70 (10.74%) ETL
6 54 (8.28%) Scrum
7 52 (7.98%) ITIL
7 52 (7.98%) Performance Tuning
8 51 (7.82%) Migration
9 45 (6.90%) CRM
10 35 (5.37%) OO
10 35 (5.37%) Web Development
10 35 (5.37%) Waterfall
11 31 (4.75%) Workflow
12 28 (4.29%) Change Management
12 28 (4.29%) Project Management
13 27 (4.14%) Data Management
14 25 (3.83%) PRINCE2
15 24 (3.68%) Unit Testing
16 23 (3.53%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 423 (64.88%) SQL
2 285 (43.71%) C#
3 197 (30.21%) T-SQL
4 129 (19.79%) JavaScript
5 80 (12.27%) VB.NET
6 71 (10.89%) VBA
7 48 (7.36%) VB
8 34 (5.21%) PowerShell
9 29 (4.45%) Java
10 26 (3.99%) VBScript
11 16 (2.45%) VB6
12 12 (1.84%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.69%) Ruby
14 10 (1.53%) PHP
15 9 (1.38%) Shell Script
16 7 (1.07%) Korn
16 7 (1.07%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.07%) C
17 5 (0.77%) C++
18 4 (0.61%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 44 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 30 (4.60%) Degree
3 24 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.77%) MCTS
6 5 (0.77%) CCNA
6 5 (0.77%) MCSE
7 4 (0.61%) MCITP
8 3 (0.46%) PMP
8 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.46%) MCDBA
9 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.31%) APMP
10 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.15%) MCSA
10 1 (0.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.37%) QA
2 10 (1.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) HL7
4 1 (0.15%) DICOM
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 76 (11.66%) Active Directory
2 56 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.99%) vSphere
4 22 (3.37%) VMware ESX
5 6 (0.92%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.61%) XenApp
6 4 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.46%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.15%) XenServer
9 1 (0.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 25 (3.83%) SCCM
2 18 (2.76%) SCOM
3 15 (2.30%) NetBackup
4 9 (1.38%) WSUS
5 8 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.92%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (0.77%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
8 3 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.31%) Plesk
9 2 (0.31%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.31%) cPanel
9 2 (0.31%) Webmin
9 2 (0.31%) Control-M
9 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.31%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.15%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.15%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 270 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 66 (10.12%) VMware
3 57 (8.74%) Oracle
4 21 (3.22%) Symantec
5 20 (3.07%) Citrix
6 19 (2.91%) Cisco
7 17 (2.61%) EMC
8 16 (2.45%) IBM
9 15 (2.30%) Sybase
10 14 (2.15%) HP
11 10 (1.53%) Cognos
11 10 (1.53%) CA
12 8 (1.23%) NetApp
13 7 (1.07%) Lotus
13 7 (1.07%) Dell
13 7 (1.07%) Adobe
13 7 (1.07%) Veeam
14 6 (0.92%) Sitecore
14 6 (0.92%) Xamarin
14 6 (0.92%) Business Objects
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Fusion Experience
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth
360 Resourcing
Rate: £17k - 20k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + DOE
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago