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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 326 257 151
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -106
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 342 435 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.79% 1.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.70% 3.73% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 295 463
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 22
Average hourly rate £30.75 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.51 £17.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £40.20 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+53.75% -20.00%

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
12650 11661 11169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.22% 21.31% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8250 7204 6809
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 183 218
Average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.13 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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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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 -77 295 £350 -5.21% 129
London -48 112 £400 -3.32% 38
South East -41 59 £380 +20.63% 25
City of London -15 41 £475 +5.55% 17
East of England +11 37 £325 -18.75% 3
West Midlands +13 23 £375 +7.14% 11
Scotland +1 23 £356 +9.61% 1
Yorkshire -50 21 £300 -2.43% 13
South West -16 20 £328 +0.76% 15
Essex +1 17 £325 -21.21% 1
West Yorkshire -49 17 £300 -1.63% 9
Surrey +2 16 £410 +56.19% 4
Hampshire -10 15 £475 +65.21% 5
Gloucestershire -4 13 £331 +5.15%
East Midlands +2 12 £300 -20.00% 4
North West -35 12 £363 +18.85% 19
Glasgow +5 11 £369 +13.46% 1
Cambridgeshire -3 10 £311 +5.50%
Oxfordshire -19 9 £384 +8.86% 1
Leeds -42 9 £300 +1.69% 7
Wales -7 8 £288 -28.12%
Cheltenham - 8 £333 -
Birmingham 0 7 £350 - 7
South Wales -2 7 £308 -23.12%
Coventry +7 6 £375 +30.43% 1
Bradford -8 6 £425 +21.42% 2
Buckinghamshire -14 6 £338 +15.38% 4
Manchester -16 6 £375 +15.38% 12
Isle of Man - 6 £350 -
Peterborough +5 5 - -

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 687 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 470 (68.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 424 (61.72%) SQL
4 267 (38.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 254 (36.97%) .NET
6 242 (35.23%) C#
7 238 (34.64%) T-SQL
8 225 (32.75%) Windows
9 217 (31.59%) Microsoft
10 209 (30.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 187 (27.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 183 (26.64%) Finance
13 160 (23.29%) ASP.NET
14 118 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 112 (16.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 110 (16.01%) Windows Server 2008
17 106 (15.43%) Business Intelligence
18 104 (15.14%) SQL Server 2000
19 97 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
19 97 (14.12%) HTML
20 95 (13.83%) JavaScript
21 93 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
22 92 (13.39%) MS Excel
23 84 (12.23%) Active Directory
24 81 (11.79%) ETL
25 78 (11.35%) SharePoint
25 78 (11.35%) Banking
26 74 (10.77%) MVC
27 73 (10.63%) IIS
27 73 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 78 (11.35%) SharePoint
2 73 (10.63%) IIS
3 62 (9.02%) MS Exchange
4 44 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (2.62%) BizTalk Server
7 17 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 15 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (1.75%) Lync
11 11 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.60%) CMS
12 10 (1.46%) Umbraco
12 10 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.73%) PowerExchange
15 4 (0.58%) LiveCycle
15 4 (0.58%) EPiServer CMS
16 3 (0.44%) nginx
16 3 (0.44%) Apache
Applications
1 92 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.80%) MS Office
3 8 (1.16%) MS Project
4 4 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.58%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.29%) SPSS
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.87%) SunGard AvantGard
2 5 (0.73%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.44%) Primavera
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.29%) Sage BI
6 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.73%) Office 365
3 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 64 (9.32%) SAN
2 37 (5.39%) DNS
3 34 (4.95%) Firewall
4 29 (4.22%) DHCP
5 25 (3.64%) LAN
6 23 (3.35%) WAN
7 15 (2.18%) Intranet
7 15 (2.18%) Wireless
8 14 (2.04%) NAS
9 13 (1.89%) VLAN
9 13 (1.89%) Internet
10 8 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.02%) IPv4
11 7 (1.02%) SMTP
12 6 (0.87%) VPN
13 5 (0.73%) Extranet
13 5 (0.73%) MPLS
14 4 (0.58%) PBX
14 4 (0.58%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 687 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 470 (68.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 267 (38.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 209 (30.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 187 (27.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 112 (16.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 104 (15.14%) SQL Server 2000
8 97 (14.12%) Data Warehouse
9 39 (5.68%) Oracle Database
10 36 (5.24%) Relational Database
10 36 (5.24%) MS Access
11 27 (3.93%) DTS
12 25 (3.64%) Crystal Reports
13 24 (3.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 20 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
14 20 (2.91%) QlikView
15 19 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (2.77%) RDBMS
16 16 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
17 12 (1.75%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 64 (9.32%) Visual Studio
2 53 (7.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (4.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 23 (3.35%) Subversion
5 18 (2.62%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.60%) NUnit
7 9 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 7 (1.02%) Git (software)
8 7 (1.02%) Moq
9 5 (0.73%) SpecFlow
9 5 (0.73%) MSTest
10 4 (0.58%) Toad
10 4 (0.58%) JIRA
10 4 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.44%) ERwin
12 2 (0.29%) Log4Net
12 2 (0.29%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.29%) FitNesse
12 2 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
12 2 (0.29%) Mercurial
General
1 183 (26.64%) Finance
2 78 (11.35%) Banking
3 36 (5.24%) Investment Banking
4 21 (3.06%) Retail
5 20 (2.91%) Back Office
6 15 (2.18%) Legal
7 11 (1.60%) Law
8 8 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.02%) Marketing
10 6 (0.87%) Advertising
11 5 (0.73%) Front Office
11 5 (0.73%) Local Government
11 5 (0.73%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.44%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.29%) Automotive
13 2 (0.29%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) Military
14 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 333 (48.47%) Developer
2 124 (18.05%) DBA
3 95 (13.83%) SQL Developer
4 92 (13.39%) Analyst
5 89 (12.95%) SQL DBA
6 84 (12.23%) .NET Developer
7 59 (8.59%) C# Developer
8 51 (7.42%) SQL Server DBA
9 42 (6.11%) Administrator
10 37 (5.39%) C# .NET Developer
11 31 (4.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 29 (4.22%) Support Analyst
13 25 (3.64%) Database Developer
14 23 (3.35%) Software Developer
15 22 (3.20%) Senior Developer
16 21 (3.06%) Architect
17 19 (2.77%) Support Engineer
17 19 (2.77%) SQL Server Developer
18 18 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
19 17 (2.47%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (36.97%) .NET
2 160 (23.29%) ASP.NET
3 97 (14.12%) HTML
4 70 (10.19%) WCF
5 69 (10.04%) Web Services
6 68 (9.90%) XML
7 63 (9.17%) .NET Framework
8 60 (8.73%) CSS
9 56 (8.15%) jQuery
10 45 (6.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (4.95%) WPF
12 27 (3.93%) XSLT
13 21 (3.06%) Entity Framework
14 20 (2.91%) Ajax
15 19 (2.77%) SOAP
16 18 (2.62%) DHTML
17 17 (2.47%) HTML5
18 16 (2.33%) ADO.NET
18 16 (2.33%) Classic ASP
19 14 (2.04%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.17%) Replication
2 54 (7.86%) Clustering
3 25 (3.64%) N-Tier
4 21 (3.06%) NHS
4 21 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.04%) Fixed Income
6 14 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 14 (2.04%) HP Storage
7 12 (1.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 9 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.02%) RIA
9 7 (1.02%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.73%) HP StoreVirtual
10 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.73%) Statistics
10 5 (0.73%) PKI
10 5 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.58%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 225 (32.75%) Windows
2 118 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 110 (16.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (4.66%) Windows 7
6 30 (4.37%) Linux
7 19 (2.77%) UNIX
8 16 (2.33%) Windows XP
9 11 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (1.02%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.02%) Solaris
11 5 (0.73%) AIX
12 4 (0.58%) Android
13 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.44%) CentOS
13 3 (0.44%) Fedora
13 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.43%) Business Intelligence
2 93 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (11.79%) ETL
4 74 (10.77%) MVC
5 61 (8.88%) Migration
6 55 (8.01%) Performance Tuning
7 54 (7.86%) ITIL
8 53 (7.71%) TDD
9 42 (6.11%) Web Development
10 40 (5.82%) OO
11 35 (5.09%) Unit Testing
12 33 (4.80%) Data Modelling
13 29 (4.22%) Waterfall
14 28 (4.08%) Change Management
15 27 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (3.35%) Project Management
16 23 (3.35%) SDLC
17 22 (3.20%) Technical Architecture
17 22 (3.20%) Scrum
17 22 (3.20%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 424 (61.72%) SQL
2 242 (35.23%) C#
3 238 (34.64%) T-SQL
4 95 (13.83%) JavaScript
5 61 (8.88%) VB.NET
6 51 (7.42%) PowerShell
7 50 (7.28%) VBA
8 48 (6.99%) VB
9 27 (3.93%) VBScript
9 27 (3.93%) PL/SQL
10 25 (3.64%) Java
11 24 (3.49%) C++
12 23 (3.35%) VB6
13 9 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.02%) PHP
15 4 (0.58%) Python
15 4 (0.58%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.44%) C-shell
16 3 (0.44%) Ruby
16 3 (0.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 39 (5.68%) Degree
2 35 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (4.37%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.18%) MCSE
6 7 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (0.87%) MCSA
7 6 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.58%) MCDBA
8 4 (0.58%) MCTS
9 3 (0.44%) MCITP
10 2 (0.29%) APMP
11 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.15%) CCNA
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB
11 1 (0.15%) MCSD
11 1 (0.15%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.04%) QA
2 10 (1.46%) SLA
3 4 (0.58%) HL7
4 2 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) DICOM
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 84 (12.23%) Active Directory
2 38 (5.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.49%) vSphere
4 23 (3.35%) XenApp
5 20 (2.91%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.47%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.02%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.44%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.29%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.29%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.15%) SRDF
12 1 (0.15%) XenServer
12 1 (0.15%) vCloud
12 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 15 (2.18%) ARCserve
2 12 (1.75%) SCCM
3 7 (1.02%) Control-M
4 6 (0.87%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.87%) SCDPM
5 5 (0.73%) WSUS
5 5 (0.73%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.58%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (0.44%) Plesk
7 3 (0.44%) cPanel
7 3 (0.44%) Webmin
7 3 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.44%) SCOM
7 3 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.29%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 217 (31.59%) Microsoft
2 68 (9.90%) VMware
3 63 (9.17%) Oracle
4 40 (5.82%) HP
5 39 (5.68%) Citrix
6 36 (5.24%) Cisco
7 24 (3.49%) Cognos
8 16 (2.33%) CODA
9 15 (2.18%) CA
10 14 (2.04%) SAP
10 14 (2.04%) IBM
11 13 (1.89%) EMC
12 12 (1.75%) Sybase
12 12 (1.75%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.60%) Altiris
13 11 (1.60%) Veeam
14 10 (1.46%) SunGard
15 9 (1.31%) Informatica
16 8 (1.16%) EPiServer
17 7 (1.02%) Symantec
South West
Sanderson
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Up to £360 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
United Kingdom
Mpower Plus UK Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Code Red Associates
Rate: £100-£120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 4 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Vertical IT
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £320 per day +
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago