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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 245 143 95
Rank change year-on-year
-102 -48
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 443 748 1115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 1.46% 1.92%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.83% 6.79% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 469 705
Average daily rate
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£375 £370 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £18.89 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £51.00 £44.03
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
11556 11021 11984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.14% 21.56% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7163 6735 7032
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 221 312
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.18 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.31%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 -84 411 £375 - 173
London -76 161 £414 -2.64% 47
South East -62 80 £325 -11.86% 31
Yorkshire +5 51 £310 -1.58% 17
City of London -56 47 £450 +8.76% 23
West Yorkshire +13 45 £305 -2.78% 10
South West -25 37 £325 -9.72% 15
East of England -38 31 £388 +19.23% 10
North West -47 30 £305 -2.40% 21
Leeds +11 27 £300 -6.25% 7
Berkshire -18 22 £450 +5.88% 4
Hampshire -16 20 £288 -18.78% 9
Cheshire -3 16 £276 -18.14% 3
Scotland -47 16 £325 +4.83% 7
Gloucestershire - 15 £308 - 1
Reading -1 13 £313 -26.47% 1
Manchester -16 13 £325 +8.33% 12
West Midlands -23 13 £305 -11.78% 12
Surrey +1 12 £300 -33.33% 2
South Wales -22 11 £400 -9.85% 3
Wales -25 11 £400 -9.85% 5
Halifax +2 10 £491 +46.64%
Milton Keynes -3 10 £293 -23.02% 3
Wiltshire -5 10 £325 +8.33% 7
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £293 -23.02% 8
Birmingham -8 9 £275 -31.25% 2
Hertfordshire +1 8 £413 +17.85% 2
Bedfordshire -16 8 £278 -20.71% 3
Gloucester - 8 £315 - 1
Basingstoke +20 7 £380 -5.00% 2

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 1100 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 832 (75.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 625 (56.82%) SQL
4 491 (44.64%) .NET
5 418 (38.00%) Windows
6 417 (37.91%) C#
7 385 (35.00%) Microsoft
8 330 (30.00%) ASP.NET
9 307 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 299 (27.18%) T-SQL
11 296 (26.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 219 (19.91%) XML
13 218 (19.82%) SQL Server 2000
13 218 (19.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 205 (18.64%) Finance
15 194 (17.64%) Windows Server 2003
16 187 (17.00%) JavaScript
17 183 (16.64%) HTML
18 177 (16.09%) MS Excel
19 176 (16.00%) SharePoint
20 165 (15.00%) WCF
21 160 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
22 147 (13.36%) MVC
23 140 (12.73%) Visual Studio
24 139 (12.64%) .NET Framework
25 130 (11.82%) Clustering
26 129 (11.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 126 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
28 125 (11.36%) IIS
28 125 (11.36%) Security Cleared

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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
1 176 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 125 (11.36%) IIS
3 80 (7.27%) MS Exchange
4 66 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
5 57 (5.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 50 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
7 41 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (1.18%) IBM Notes
11 12 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (1.00%) Lotus Domino
13 10 (0.91%) CMS
14 9 (0.82%) MS Project Server
15 8 (0.73%) Umbraco
16 7 (0.64%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.64%) Lync
17 6 (0.55%) Node.js
17 6 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 177 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 59 (5.36%) MS Office
3 34 (3.09%) InfoPath
4 11 (1.00%) MS Project
5 7 (0.64%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.18%) SPSS
7 2 (0.18%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 17 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
2 10 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.55%) Staffware
4 6 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (0.55%) 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%) Maximo
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.091%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.00%) Office 365
3 10 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.091%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.64%) SAN
2 40 (3.64%) Firewall
3 39 (3.55%) TCP/IP
4 37 (3.36%) DNS
5 21 (1.91%) DHCP
5 21 (1.91%) Internet
6 19 (1.73%) LDAP
7 16 (1.45%) LAN
7 16 (1.45%) NAS
8 15 (1.36%) WAN
9 13 (1.18%) Network Security
10 12 (1.09%) HTTP
11 10 (0.91%) Intranet
12 8 (0.73%) VoIP
12 8 (0.73%) SMTP
13 7 (0.64%) DMZ
13 7 (0.64%) Wireless
14 4 (0.36%) VLAN
14 4 (0.36%) VPN
15 3 (0.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1100 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 832 (75.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 307 (27.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 296 (26.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 218 (19.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 218 (19.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 129 (11.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 102 (9.27%) Data Warehouse
8 80 (7.27%) Oracle Database
9 65 (5.91%) DTS
10 62 (5.64%) Oracle Database 10g
11 59 (5.36%) Relational Database
12 53 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 51 (4.64%) OLAP
14 41 (3.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 24 (2.18%) MS Access
15 24 (2.18%) OLTP
16 18 (1.64%) RDBMS
17 17 (1.55%) Ingres
18 16 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 140 (12.73%) Visual Studio
2 58 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (2.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 21 (1.91%) NUnit
5 18 (1.64%) MSTest
6 15 (1.36%) Subversion
7 14 (1.27%) Rhino Mocks
8 13 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.73%) Selenium
9 8 (0.73%) FrontPage
9 8 (0.73%) Expression Web
10 7 (0.64%) MSBuild
10 7 (0.64%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.64%) Moq
11 5 (0.45%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (0.45%) MyEclipse
11 5 (0.45%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.36%) Ant
13 3 (0.27%) ClearQuest
General
1 205 (18.64%) Finance
2 71 (6.45%) Banking
3 29 (2.64%) Retail
4 25 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.00%) Marketing
6 18 (1.64%) Back Office
6 18 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.18%) Legal
9 9 (0.82%) Publishing
9 9 (0.82%) Electronics
10 5 (0.45%) Front Office
10 5 (0.45%) Advertising
10 5 (0.45%) Billing
11 4 (0.36%) Military
12 3 (0.27%) Local Government
12 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Law
13 2 (0.18%) Automotive
13 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 582 (52.91%) Developer
2 175 (15.91%) DBA
3 172 (15.64%) .NET Developer
4 140 (12.73%) SQL Developer
5 137 (12.45%) SQL DBA
6 108 (9.82%) C# Developer
7 98 (8.91%) Analyst
8 65 (5.91%) SQL Server DBA
9 58 (5.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 58 (5.27%) C# .NET Developer
10 55 (5.00%) Administrator
11 52 (4.73%) Applications Support
12 49 (4.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 47 (4.27%) BizTalk Developer
13 47 (4.27%) Consultant
14 42 (3.82%) SharePoint Developer
15 41 (3.73%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 38 (3.45%) Architect
16 38 (3.45%) Senior Developer
17 35 (3.18%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (44.64%) .NET
2 330 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 219 (19.91%) XML
4 183 (16.64%) HTML
5 165 (15.00%) WCF
6 139 (12.64%) .NET Framework
7 124 (11.27%) Web Services
8 112 (10.18%) CSS
9 87 (7.91%) jQuery
10 82 (7.45%) ASP.NET MVC
11 81 (7.36%) Ajax
12 66 (6.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 61 (5.55%) XSLT
14 48 (4.36%) WPF
15 41 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 37 (3.36%) WinForms
17 36 (3.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
18 34 (3.09%) MDX
19 30 (2.73%) LINQ
20 26 (2.36%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 130 (11.82%) Clustering
2 79 (7.18%) Replication
3 25 (2.27%) NHS
4 21 (1.91%) Statistics
5 17 (1.55%) N-Tier
5 17 (1.55%) Data Integration
6 16 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.27%) 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%) Open Source
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%) Informatics
12 6 (0.55%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.45%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 418 (38.00%) Windows
2 194 (17.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 160 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (6.09%) Windows 7
5 51 (4.64%) Windows XP
6 46 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (3.45%) Linux
8 29 (2.64%) UNIX
9 16 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.18%) 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
1 147 (13.36%) MVC
2 126 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
3 120 (10.91%) Performance Tuning
4 94 (8.55%) ETL
5 89 (8.09%) Migration
6 75 (6.82%) ITIL
6 75 (6.82%) OO
7 67 (6.09%) Web Development
8 64 (5.82%) SOA
9 62 (5.64%) TDD
10 49 (4.45%) Workflow
11 46 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (3.91%) Data Modelling
13 42 (3.82%) Project Management
14 40 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
15 38 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
16 35 (3.18%) E-Commerce
17 34 (3.09%) Unit Testing
18 32 (2.91%) Scrum
19 31 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 625 (56.82%) SQL
2 417 (37.91%) C#
3 299 (27.18%) T-SQL
4 187 (17.00%) JavaScript
5 78 (7.09%) PowerShell
6 75 (6.82%) VB.NET
7 73 (6.64%) VB
8 66 (6.00%) VBA
9 36 (3.27%) VB6
10 35 (3.18%) Java
11 33 (3.00%) VBScript
12 17 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.36%) C
14 10 (0.91%) Perl
15 9 (0.82%) C++
16 7 (0.64%) Shell Script
17 6 (0.55%) Python
18 5 (0.45%) XAML
18 5 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 4 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 125 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 92 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 76 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (4.00%) MCTS
4 44 (4.00%) Degree
5 30 (2.73%) MCITP
5 30 (2.73%) MCSE
6 25 (2.27%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (0.91%) MCDBA
9 9 (0.82%) OCP
9 9 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.73%) MCT
11 5 (0.45%) MCSA
11 5 (0.45%) CCNA
11 5 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.36%) MCSD
13 3 (0.27%) VCP5
14 2 (0.18%) CISSP
14 2 (0.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.82%) SLA
2 28 (2.55%) QA
3 6 (0.55%) 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
1 119 (10.82%) Active Directory
2 48 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (4.09%) Oracle RMAN
4 20 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
4 20 (1.82%) VMware ESX
5 19 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 19 (1.73%) XenApp
6 18 (1.64%) vSphere
7 10 (0.91%) ISA Server
8 6 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.27%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.27%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.18%) XenServer
11 2 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
12 1 (0.091%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 37 (3.36%) Data Guard
2 33 (3.00%) SCOM
3 26 (2.36%) 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 (0.55%) TIBCO Hawk
9 6 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
9 6 (0.55%) Puppet
10 5 (0.45%) Foglight
11 4 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.36%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.27%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.27%) Ionix
12 3 (0.27%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 385 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 116 (10.55%) Oracle
3 82 (7.45%) VMware
4 39 (3.55%) Citrix
5 32 (2.91%) HP
6 30 (2.73%) Business Objects
7 28 (2.55%) Cisco
8 19 (1.73%) Veritas
9 16 (1.45%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.45%) Tableau
10 15 (1.36%) NetApp
10 15 (1.36%) EMC
11 13 (1.18%) Lotus
11 13 (1.18%) SAP
12 12 (1.09%) Meridio
12 12 (1.09%) Telerik
13 10 (0.91%) Sybase
13 10 (0.91%) Nintex
14 9 (0.82%) Informatica
14 9 (0.82%) Symantec
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Vadis People
Rate: £0
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300-£325
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Excellent Bonuses and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 4 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
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Ipswich, Suffolk
X4 Group
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
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Daventry, Northamptonshire
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Rate: £280 - £320 per day
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London
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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City of London
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Rate: competitive
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