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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 180 129 112
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 656 757 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.59% 1.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.38% 7.34% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 492 603
Average daily rate £363 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 31
Average hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.65 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+51.78% -20.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12193 10309 11983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.66% 21.60% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7667 6285 6801
Average daily rate £388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 199 252
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £15.14 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -51 609 £368 +5.00% 209
London -55 240 £425 +5.59% 67
South East -19 124 £350 +7.69% 44
City of London -55 66 £425 +0.59% 31
Yorkshire -4 64 £290 -3.33% 22
South West +4 51 £333 -0.74% 12
East of England -35 42 £350 +22.80% 16
Hampshire +1 37 £290 -15.63% 4
Berkshire -8 37 £375 +66.66% 7
Scotland -30 35 £350 +7.69% 6
West Yorkshire -12 32 £300 - 10
Somerset +19 31 £369 - 2
North West -43 28 £358 +15.32% 27
Essex -11 23 £350 +26.12% 1
East Midlands -12 23 £300 +13.20% 6
West Midlands -26 21 £318 +0.79% 10
Reading -2 20 £425 +39.91% 3
South Yorkshire +8 19 £269 -23.21% 3
Leeds -14 16 £306 +2.08% 9
Cheshire -14 14 £350 -9.67% 4
Northamptonshire 0 13 £300 +15.38% 2
Basingstoke +22 12 £185 -53.75% 2
Glasgow -7 11 £306 -3.92% 3
Manchester -33 11 £385 +26.22% 15
Doncaster +10 10 £269 -35.47%
Buckinghamshire -14 10 £375 -21.05% 9
Cambridgeshire -17 10 £335 +11.66% 2
Thames Valley - 10 £450 -
New Milton - 10 £290 -
Northampton -2 9 £400 +28.51%

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1244 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 948 (76.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 735 (59.08%) SQL
4 600 (48.23%) .NET
5 462 (37.14%) C#
6 428 (34.41%) Windows
7 414 (33.28%) Microsoft
8 377 (30.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 363 (29.18%) ASP.NET
10 355 (28.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 342 (27.49%) T-SQL
12 234 (18.81%) XML
13 215 (17.28%) SharePoint
13 215 (17.28%) Finance
14 213 (17.12%) HTML
15 206 (16.56%) SQL Server 2000
16 200 (16.08%) Windows Server 2003
17 199 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
18 197 (15.84%) JavaScript
19 182 (14.63%) Visual Studio
20 179 (14.39%) WCF
21 177 (14.23%) MS Excel
22 168 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
23 164 (13.18%) .NET Framework
24 157 (12.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 156 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
26 151 (12.14%) Security Cleared
27 149 (11.98%) IIS
28 147 (11.82%) CSS
29 144 (11.58%) Web Services

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 215 (17.28%) SharePoint
2 149 (11.98%) IIS
3 85 (6.83%) BizTalk Server
4 83 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 67 (5.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 54 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 49 (3.94%) SharePoint Server
8 41 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 34 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 32 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 17 (1.37%) MS Project Server
11 17 (1.37%) CMS
12 12 (0.96%) IBM Notes
13 11 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
13 11 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.80%) Apache
15 9 (0.72%) Lync
15 9 (0.72%) Umbraco
16 6 (0.48%) ArcGIS
16 6 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 177 (14.23%) MS Excel
2 80 (6.43%) MS Office
3 30 (2.41%) InfoPath
4 17 (1.37%) MS Project
5 4 (0.32%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.72%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.32%) Exstream
4 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.24%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.16%) Global One
7 1 (0.080%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 1 (0.080%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.080%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.080%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.080%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.080%) Line 50
7 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.080%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.080%) Agresso
7 1 (0.080%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (0.64%) Office 365
4 1 (0.080%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.080%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 67 (5.39%) SAN
2 47 (3.78%) Firewall
3 35 (2.81%) TCP/IP
4 33 (2.65%) DNS
5 25 (2.01%) Internet
6 22 (1.77%) NAS
7 20 (1.61%) LAN
8 18 (1.45%) HTTP
9 17 (1.37%) WAN
9 17 (1.37%) Intranet
10 16 (1.29%) DHCP
11 12 (0.96%) LDAP
12 11 (0.88%) SMTP
13 9 (0.72%) Network Security
13 9 (0.72%) SSL
14 5 (0.40%) VoIP
14 5 (0.40%) DMZ
15 4 (0.32%) Wireless
15 4 (0.32%) Kerberos
16 3 (0.24%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1244 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 948 (76.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 377 (30.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 355 (28.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 206 (16.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 199 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 157 (12.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 124 (9.97%) Data Warehouse
9 80 (6.43%) Oracle Database
10 62 (4.98%) DTS
11 60 (4.82%) Oracle Database 10g
12 48 (3.86%) Relational Database
13 44 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
14 39 (3.14%) OLAP
15 38 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 27 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
17 25 (2.01%) MySQL
18 21 (1.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
19 20 (1.61%) QlikView
20 19 (1.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 182 (14.63%) Visual Studio
2 77 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (2.25%) NUnit
4 21 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 11 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
5 11 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 9 (0.72%) Selenium
6 9 (0.72%) FrontPage
6 9 (0.72%) Subversion
7 8 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (0.56%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.48%) Expression Web
10 4 (0.32%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.32%) MSBuild
10 4 (0.32%) Moq
11 3 (0.24%) MSTest
11 3 (0.24%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.24%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 215 (17.28%) Finance
2 92 (7.40%) Banking
3 19 (1.53%) Telecoms
3 19 (1.53%) Retail
4 18 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 18 (1.45%) Publishing
5 17 (1.37%) Legal
6 14 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.88%) Marketing
8 10 (0.80%) Local Government
9 8 (0.64%) Front Office
10 6 (0.48%) Back Office
11 5 (0.40%) Military
12 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.32%) Electronics
13 3 (0.24%) Advertising
13 3 (0.24%) Law
14 2 (0.16%) Billing
14 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 681 (54.74%) Developer
2 214 (17.20%) DBA
3 196 (15.76%) .NET Developer
4 175 (14.07%) SQL DBA
5 173 (13.91%) SQL Developer
6 105 (8.44%) C# Developer
7 88 (7.07%) SQL Server DBA
8 86 (6.91%) Analyst
9 76 (6.11%) Administrator
10 72 (5.79%) C# .NET Developer
11 69 (5.55%) SharePoint Developer
12 68 (5.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 59 (4.74%) BizTalk Developer
14 57 (4.58%) ASP.NET Developer
15 49 (3.94%) Consultant
16 43 (3.46%) Senior Developer
17 40 (3.22%) Architect
18 38 (3.05%) SQL Server Developer
18 38 (3.05%) C# ASP.NET Developer
19 36 (2.89%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 600 (48.23%) .NET
2 363 (29.18%) ASP.NET
3 234 (18.81%) XML
4 213 (17.12%) HTML
5 179 (14.39%) WCF
6 164 (13.18%) .NET Framework
7 147 (11.82%) CSS
8 144 (11.58%) Web Services
9 122 (9.81%) jQuery
10 106 (8.52%) Ajax
11 75 (6.03%) XSLT
12 73 (5.87%) ASP.NET MVC
13 58 (4.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 57 (4.58%) WPF
15 45 (3.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 44 (3.54%) WinForms
17 37 (2.97%) LINQ
18 36 (2.89%) SOAP
19 33 (2.65%) AppFabric
20 32 (2.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 129 (10.37%) Clustering
2 80 (6.43%) Replication
3 35 (2.81%) NHS
4 34 (2.73%) N-Tier
5 20 (1.61%) Blackberry
6 19 (1.53%) Statistics
7 17 (1.37%) Data Integration
8 16 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 12 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 12 (0.96%) Open Source
11 10 (0.80%) Fixed Income
11 10 (0.80%) W3C
12 9 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
13 8 (0.64%) Mathematics
14 6 (0.48%) Thin Client
14 6 (0.48%) Fat Client
15 5 (0.40%) Data Extraction
15 5 (0.40%) PKI
16 4 (0.32%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 428 (34.41%) Windows
2 200 (16.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 168 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (4.42%) Linux
5 52 (4.18%) Windows 7
6 44 (3.54%) Windows XP
7 37 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (2.09%) Solaris
9 18 (1.45%) UNIX
10 15 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.21%) AIX
11 9 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.72%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.24%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.24%) HPUX
14 2 (0.16%) CentOS
14 2 (0.16%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.080%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
2 130 (10.45%) MVC
3 125 (10.05%) ETL
3 125 (10.05%) Performance Tuning
4 113 (9.08%) Migration
5 92 (7.40%) ITIL
6 72 (5.79%) SOA
7 69 (5.55%) Agile Software Development
8 60 (4.82%) OO
9 59 (4.74%) TDD
10 52 (4.18%) Web Development
10 52 (4.18%) Workflow
11 50 (4.02%) Data Modelling
12 49 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 46 (3.70%) Scrum
14 41 (3.30%) Unit Testing
15 37 (2.97%) Asset Management
16 35 (2.81%) Capacity Planning
17 33 (2.65%) Incident Management
18 30 (2.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 735 (59.08%) SQL
2 462 (37.14%) C#
3 342 (27.49%) T-SQL
4 197 (15.84%) JavaScript
5 128 (10.29%) VB.NET
6 113 (9.08%) PowerShell
7 76 (6.11%) VB
8 61 (4.90%) VBA
9 37 (2.97%) VBScript
10 36 (2.89%) Java
11 31 (2.49%) PL/SQL
12 29 (2.33%) VB6
13 20 (1.61%) C
14 14 (1.13%) C++
15 7 (0.56%) XPath
15 7 (0.56%) PHP
16 6 (0.48%) Ruby
17 5 (0.40%) Python
17 5 (0.40%) FoxPro (VFP)
18 4 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 151 (12.14%) Security Cleared
2 108 (8.68%) SC Cleared
3 64 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 48 (3.86%) Degree
5 32 (2.57%) DV Cleared
6 25 (2.01%) MCTS
7 22 (1.77%) MCITP
8 21 (1.69%) MCSE
9 14 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.80%) MCDBA
11 9 (0.72%) OCP
11 9 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
12 8 (0.64%) MCSD
13 6 (0.48%) ISEB
13 6 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.40%) MCT
14 5 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.32%) MCAD
16 3 (0.24%) ISTQB
16 3 (0.24%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.49%) SLA
2 24 (1.93%) QA
3 4 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.24%) WAI
5 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.080%) Basel III
6 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 102 (8.20%) Active Directory
2 58 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.97%) Oracle RMAN
4 32 (2.57%) XenApp
5 29 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 26 (2.09%) vSphere
7 18 (1.45%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.21%) ISA Server
9 14 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.48%) XenServer
12 3 (0.24%) LiteSpeed
12 3 (0.24%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.16%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.16%) Xen
13 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.080%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (2.57%) SCOM
2 29 (2.33%) SCCM
3 28 (2.25%) Data Guard
4 20 (1.61%) Netcool
5 19 (1.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 15 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 14 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 13 (1.05%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.80%) Backup Exec
9 10 (0.80%) SCVMM
9 10 (0.80%) SCDPM
10 8 (0.64%) Foglight
11 6 (0.48%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.32%) Puppet
13 4 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.24%) Capistrano
14 3 (0.24%) HAProxy
14 3 (0.24%) WSUS
14 3 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 414 (33.28%) Microsoft
2 114 (9.16%) Oracle
3 105 (8.44%) VMware
4 58 (4.66%) Citrix
5 42 (3.38%) HP
6 29 (2.33%) Business Objects
7 27 (2.17%) Cisco
7 27 (2.17%) Veritas
8 21 (1.69%) EMC
9 19 (1.53%) Tableau
10 18 (1.45%) Cognos
11 16 (1.29%) Symantec
11 16 (1.29%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.29%) SAP
11 16 (1.29%) Barracuda Networks
12 13 (1.05%) Telerik
13 12 (0.96%) Lotus
14 11 (0.88%) NetApp
15 9 (0.72%) Informatica
16 8 (0.64%) Civica
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £500 per annum candidate and experience dependant
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bridge Recruitment UK Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Red10
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day plus Flexible working hours
Posted: 6 days ago