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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 385 279 143
Rank change year-on-year
-106 -136
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 245 374 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.73% 1.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.19% 3.34% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 243 475
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.33 £47.05 £45.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-32.69% -17.46%

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
11211 11211 11439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.12% 21.92% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7555 7281 6894
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 164 224
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.75 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 -59 236 £375 +7.14% 99
London -22 112 £400 +3.22% 41
South East +6 39 £350 +16.66% 16
City of London +22 25 £425 +10.38% 11
West Midlands -18 23 £370 +2.06% 5
North West -18 16 £338 +12.31% 14
West Yorkshire -20 13 £325 +5.00% 5
Yorkshire -33 13 £325 +4.50% 6
East of England -6 12 £245 -14.78% 7
Leeds -10 11 £348 +18.29% 4
Manchester -19 11 £375 +21.95% 8
Kent - 10 £313 -
Surrey -7 9 £410 +31.20% 2
South West -29 8 £375 +13.63% 6
Hampshire +4 7 £425 +45.09% 6
North East -23 7 £280 -15.47% 1
Oxfordshire +2 6 £300 +84.61% 1
East Midlands -4 6 £330 +10.00% 3
Bristol -4 6 £375 +21.95%
Durham +4 5 £280 -
Cobham - 5 £385 -
Peterlee - 5 £280 -
Oxford -2 4 £300 +84.61% 1
Birmingham -7 4 £305 +2.09% 1
Berkshire +13 3 £353 - 4
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £255 -23.59% 1
Staffordshire -1 3 £370 - 1
Essex -4 3 £350 - 4
Leicestershire -5 3 £285 -3.38% 2
Norfolk -8 3 £170 +13.33%

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 551 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 377 (68.42%) SQL
3 372 (67.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 251 (45.55%) Microsoft
5 210 (38.11%) Windows
6 195 (35.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 179 (32.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 167 (30.31%) T-SQL
9 166 (30.13%) .NET
10 162 (29.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 125 (22.69%) C#
12 123 (22.32%) Windows Server
13 113 (20.51%) Finance
14 102 (18.51%) MS Excel
15 101 (18.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 99 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
17 90 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
18 88 (15.97%) SQL Server 2000
19 86 (15.61%) Windows Server 2003
20 74 (13.43%) Oracle
21 73 (13.25%) PowerShell
22 71 (12.89%) Performance Tuning
23 70 (12.70%) Active Directory
24 69 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
25 67 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
26 66 (11.98%) ASP.NET
27 64 (11.62%) Replication
28 61 (11.07%) IIS
28 61 (11.07%) ITIL
29 57 (10.34%) JavaScript

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 61 (11.07%) IIS
2 44 (7.99%) MS Exchange
3 35 (6.35%) SharePoint
4 33 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (3.63%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.18%) Umbraco
9 10 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.45%) CMS
11 6 (1.09%) Apache
11 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.09%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.91%) PowerExchange
13 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.54%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.18%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 102 (18.51%) MS Excel
2 35 (6.35%) MS Office
3 7 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.54%) Misys Opics
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) Sage 300 ERP
4 2 (0.36%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.27%) Office 365
3 6 (1.09%) OneDrive
3 6 (1.09%) Yammer
4 3 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.18%) GitHub
6 1 (0.18%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.72%) DNS
2 33 (5.99%) SAN
3 22 (3.99%) DHCP
4 18 (3.27%) TCP/IP
5 16 (2.90%) Intranet
6 12 (2.18%) Firewall
6 12 (2.18%) LAN
7 11 (2.00%) WAN
8 10 (1.81%) iSCSI
9 9 (1.63%) Internet
10 8 (1.45%) NAS
10 8 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (1.09%) Wireless
12 4 (0.73%) VLAN
12 4 (0.73%) VPN
13 3 (0.54%) Extranet
13 3 (0.54%) Network Security
13 3 (0.54%) PBX
13 3 (0.54%) VoIP
14 2 (0.36%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 551 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 372 (67.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 195 (35.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 179 (32.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 162 (29.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 101 (18.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 88 (15.97%) SQL Server 2000
8 67 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (7.99%) Oracle Database
9 44 (7.99%) Relational Database
10 33 (5.99%) SQL Server 2014
11 32 (5.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 30 (5.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 29 (5.26%) OLAP
14 28 (5.08%) RDBMS
15 26 (4.72%) Oracle Database 10g
16 22 (3.99%) DTS
17 21 (3.81%) OLAP Cube
18 18 (3.27%) MS Access
18 18 (3.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (8.17%) Visual Studio
2 44 (7.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (3.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (1.63%) NUnit
4 9 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.27%) Subversion
7 3 (0.54%) JIRA
7 3 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.36%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.36%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.18%) ERwin
9 1 (0.18%) Moq
9 1 (0.18%) MorphX
9 1 (0.18%) MSTest
9 1 (0.18%) PowerBuilder
9 1 (0.18%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.18%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.18%) Xcode
General
1 113 (20.51%) Finance
2 36 (6.53%) Banking
3 21 (3.81%) Back Office
4 16 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 16 (2.90%) Marketing
5 15 (2.72%) Law
5 15 (2.72%) Retail
6 13 (2.36%) Legal
7 8 (1.45%) Games
8 7 (1.27%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.91%) Front Office
9 5 (0.91%) Local Government
9 5 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.73%) Automotive
11 3 (0.54%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) German Language
13 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 214 (38.84%) Developer
2 159 (28.86%) DBA
3 143 (25.95%) SQL DBA
4 78 (14.16%) SQL Server DBA
5 75 (13.61%) SQL Developer
6 67 (12.16%) .NET Developer
7 51 (9.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 42 (7.62%) Administrator
9 41 (7.44%) Analyst
10 34 (6.17%) C# Developer
11 33 (5.99%) Consultant
12 29 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
12 29 (5.26%) SQL Server Developer
13 24 (4.36%) Senior DBA
14 22 (3.99%) Applications Support
14 22 (3.99%) Architect
14 22 (3.99%) Support Engineer
15 19 (3.45%) Business Developer
16 18 (3.27%) SQL BI Developer
16 18 (3.27%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (30.13%) .NET
2 66 (11.98%) ASP.NET
3 49 (8.89%) XML
4 45 (8.17%) Web Services
5 40 (7.26%) HTML
6 38 (6.90%) .NET Framework
7 34 (6.17%) CSS
8 31 (5.63%) MDX
9 28 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 28 (5.08%) WCF
10 19 (3.45%) HTML5
11 17 (3.09%) jQuery
12 16 (2.90%) AngularJS
13 15 (2.72%) WPF
14 14 (2.54%) WinForms
15 11 (2.00%) Entity Framework
15 11 (2.00%) Middleware
16 9 (1.63%) Classic ASP
17 8 (1.45%) RESTful
17 8 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.62%) Replication
2 51 (9.26%) Clustering
3 30 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.72%) N-Tier
6 13 (2.36%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.63%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.27%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.09%) Online Games
11 6 (1.09%) Statistics
12 5 (0.91%) Data Extraction
12 5 (0.91%) EMC Centera
12 5 (0.91%) User Experience
13 4 (0.73%) Social Network
14 3 (0.54%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.54%) HP Storage
15 2 (0.36%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 210 (38.11%) Windows
2 123 (22.32%) Windows Server
3 90 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (15.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 69 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (6.53%) Linux
6 36 (6.53%) Solaris
7 26 (4.72%) Unix
8 20 (3.63%) Windows XP
9 17 (3.09%) Windows 7
10 16 (2.90%) AIX
11 6 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.73%) Android
12 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.54%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone 8
14 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (17.97%) Business Intelligence
2 71 (12.89%) Performance Tuning
3 61 (11.07%) ITIL
4 54 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (9.80%) ETL
5 50 (9.07%) Migration
6 47 (8.53%) MVC
7 43 (7.80%) Performance Monitoring
8 35 (6.35%) Project Management
9 32 (5.81%) High Availability
10 30 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
11 29 (5.26%) Scrum
12 28 (5.08%) Service Delivery
13 26 (4.72%) Data Modelling
14 24 (4.36%) OO
14 24 (4.36%) TDD
15 23 (4.17%) Change Management
16 22 (3.99%) Service Management
16 22 (3.99%) Web Development
17 20 (3.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 377 (68.42%) SQL
2 167 (30.31%) T-SQL
3 125 (22.69%) C#
4 73 (13.25%) PowerShell
5 57 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 44 (7.99%) VBA
7 43 (7.80%) VB.NET
8 39 (7.08%) VB
9 31 (5.63%) VBScript
10 20 (3.63%) Shell Script
11 18 (3.27%) C
12 17 (3.09%) Java
13 14 (2.54%) PL/SQL
14 12 (2.18%) C++
15 10 (1.81%) Korn
15 10 (1.81%) VB6
16 5 (0.91%) C-shell
17 4 (0.73%) PHP
17 4 (0.73%) X++
18 3 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (3.09%) Degree
5 7 (1.27%) MCITP
5 7 (1.27%) MCSA
5 7 (1.27%) MCSE
5 7 (1.27%) MCTS
6 5 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.36%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.36%) HND
8 2 (0.36%) ISEB
8 2 (0.36%) MCP
8 2 (0.36%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.36%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (0.36%) VCP5
8 2 (0.36%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.17%) SLA
2 20 (3.63%) QA
3 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.36%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (12.70%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.90%) XenApp
4 14 (2.54%) vSphere
5 13 (2.36%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.18%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.09%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.73%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.54%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.54%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.36%) SRDF
11 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.18%) vCloud
12 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (5.44%) SCOM
2 18 (3.27%) SCCM
3 15 (2.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (1.81%) Data Guard
4 10 (1.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (1.63%) WSUS
6 8 (1.45%) Foglight
7 7 (1.27%) SCOrch
7 7 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.91%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.91%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.54%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.54%) Perfmon
10 3 (0.54%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.54%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.36%) Dollar Universe
11 2 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 251 (45.55%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.43%) Oracle
3 46 (8.35%) VMware
4 31 (5.63%) Sybase
5 27 (4.90%) Veritas
6 26 (4.72%) Citrix
7 20 (3.63%) HP
8 15 (2.72%) Cisco
9 12 (2.18%) IBM
10 11 (2.00%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.81%) Red Gate
12 9 (1.63%) Cognos
12 9 (1.63%) Informatica
13 8 (1.45%) Imperva
13 8 (1.45%) SAP
14 7 (1.27%) EMC
14 7 (1.27%) NetApp
15 6 (1.09%) arcserve
15 6 (1.09%) CA
16 5 (0.91%) Altiris
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