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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 304 179 130
Rank change year-on-year
-125 -49
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 347 648 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 1.19% 1.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.85% 5.45% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 459 478
Average daily rate
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£350 £368 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £478 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 29
Average hourly rate £36.50 £35.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.54% +25.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £22.10 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £64.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £42.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-18.82% +49.12%

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
12173 11892 10269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.83% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7890 7502 6206
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 193 205
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £16.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £55.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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 27 April 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 April 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 April 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 -137 303 £350 -5.72% 134
London -83 134 £425 - 41
South East -87 56 £325 -13.33% 17
City of London -14 43 £425 - 11
Yorkshire -44 42 £320 +10.34% 13
West Yorkshire -11 30 £323 +7.50% 10
Scotland -3 27 £375 +7.14%
South West -20 26 £350 +6.06% 11
Surrey +7 17 £344 -1.78% 6
Hampshire -30 15 £320 +10.34% 6
Wales +6 14 £325 -23.52% 3
West Midlands -18 14 £275 -14.06% 10
North West -34 14 £300 -14.28% 20
Cardiff +19 13 £325 -23.52% 2
South Wales +12 13 £325 -23.52% 2
Glasgow 0 13 £375 +22.44%
Buckinghamshire -4 12 £325 -13.33%
Bradford -15 10 £320 +13.27% 3
Bristol +6 8 £330 -8.14% 1
Milton Keynes 0 8 £350 -8.19%
Manchester -11 8 £350 -4.76% 15
East Midlands -19 8 £290 -3.33% 8
East of England -20 8 £365 +4.28% 11
Docklands, London - 8 £425 -
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £295 -7.81% 5
Leeds -13 7 £320 +4.48% 6
South Yorkshire -21 7 £275 +2.32% 2
Wiltshire +9 6 £390 +39.28%
Swindon +9 6 £390 -
Somerset -11 6 - -

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 635 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 476 (74.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 407 (64.09%) SQL
4 298 (46.93%) .NET
5 288 (45.35%) C#
6 251 (39.53%) Microsoft
7 244 (38.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 228 (35.91%) Windows
9 208 (32.76%) T-SQL
10 189 (29.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 176 (27.72%) ASP.NET
12 151 (23.78%) SQL Server 2012
13 138 (21.73%) Finance
14 130 (20.47%) JavaScript
15 125 (19.69%) SQL Server 2000
16 119 (18.74%) MS Excel
17 118 (18.58%) Windows Server 2003
18 113 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
18 113 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
19 110 (17.32%) HTML
20 101 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
21 95 (14.96%) XML
22 94 (14.80%) Web Services
23 88 (13.86%) MVC
24 82 (12.91%) IIS
24 82 (12.91%) Visual Studio
24 82 (12.91%) WCF
25 79 (12.44%) CSS
25 79 (12.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 77 (12.13%) VB.NET

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 82 (12.91%) IIS
2 68 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 44 (6.93%) MS Exchange
4 40 (6.30%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (2.36%) CMS
7 15 (2.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (1.73%) Umbraco
9 11 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.10%) Lync
12 6 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.79%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.63%) Apache
14 4 (0.63%) LiveCycle
14 4 (0.63%) EPiServer CMS
14 4 (0.63%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 119 (18.74%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.83%) MS Office
3 18 (2.83%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 23 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.47%) Primavera
3 3 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.31%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.47%) Office 365
3 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.93%) SAN
2 26 (4.09%) DNS
3 20 (3.15%) Firewall
3 20 (3.15%) DHCP
4 19 (2.99%) LAN
5 17 (2.68%) Intranet
6 11 (1.73%) Internet
6 11 (1.73%) WAN
7 8 (1.26%) FTP
7 8 (1.26%) HTTP
8 7 (1.10%) Wireless
8 7 (1.10%) SSL
8 7 (1.10%) NAS
9 6 (0.94%) SMTP
10 4 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.63%) VLAN
11 3 (0.47%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.47%) VPN
12 2 (0.31%) MPLS
12 2 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 476 (74.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 244 (38.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 189 (29.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 151 (23.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 125 (19.69%) SQL Server 2000
7 79 (12.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 72 (11.34%) Data Warehouse
9 46 (7.24%) MS Access
10 32 (5.04%) Relational Database
11 28 (4.41%) Oracle Database
12 23 (3.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 22 (3.46%) DTS
14 16 (2.52%) RDBMS
15 13 (2.05%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (2.05%) QlikView
15 13 (2.05%) SSDT
16 12 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (1.57%) OLAP
18 9 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 82 (12.91%) Visual Studio
2 77 (12.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 34 (5.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 19 (2.99%) Subversion
5 12 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (1.42%) NUnit
6 9 (1.42%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.10%) SpecFlow
7 7 (1.10%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.94%) MSTest
9 5 (0.79%) Moq
9 5 (0.79%) JIRA
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.63%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.47%) ERwin
12 2 (0.31%) Toad
12 2 (0.31%) ReSharper
12 2 (0.31%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.16%) NuGet
General
1 138 (21.73%) Finance
2 68 (10.71%) Banking
3 30 (4.72%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.25%) Back Office
5 17 (2.68%) Billing
6 16 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.52%) Retail
7 9 (1.42%) Law
7 9 (1.42%) Marketing
8 8 (1.26%) Legal
9 7 (1.10%) Front Office
10 6 (0.94%) Advertising
11 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.47%) Automotive
12 3 (0.47%) Local Government
13 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 2 (0.31%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) Military
14 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 350 (55.12%) Developer
2 109 (17.17%) .NET Developer
3 103 (16.22%) SQL Developer
4 91 (14.33%) DBA
5 78 (12.28%) Analyst
6 70 (11.02%) SQL DBA
7 57 (8.98%) C# Developer
8 37 (5.83%) C# .NET Developer
9 36 (5.67%) Administrator
10 35 (5.51%) SQL Server DBA
11 33 (5.20%) Applications Support
12 28 (4.41%) Senior Developer
13 21 (3.31%) Web Developer
13 21 (3.31%) Support Analyst
13 21 (3.31%) Support Engineer
14 20 (3.15%) Senior .NET Developer
14 20 (3.15%) Microsoft Developer
15 19 (2.99%) SQL Server Developer
15 19 (2.99%) Software Developer
16 18 (2.83%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (46.93%) .NET
2 176 (27.72%) ASP.NET
3 110 (17.32%) HTML
4 95 (14.96%) XML
5 94 (14.80%) Web Services
6 82 (12.91%) WCF
7 79 (12.44%) CSS
8 72 (11.34%) jQuery
9 64 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 61 (9.61%) .NET Framework
11 46 (7.24%) WPF
12 38 (5.98%) XSLT
13 34 (5.35%) Ajax
14 31 (4.88%) SOAP
15 26 (4.09%) DHTML
16 20 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 17 (2.68%) Entity Framework
17 17 (2.68%) MDX
18 13 (2.05%) LINQ
19 12 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.50%) Clustering
2 51 (8.03%) Replication
3 33 (5.20%) N-Tier
4 23 (3.62%) NHS
4 23 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.99%) Open Source
6 14 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.89%) Fixed Income
8 11 (1.73%) Data Integration
8 11 (1.73%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 9 (1.42%) IVR
10 6 (0.94%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.94%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.94%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.79%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.79%) User Experience
11 5 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.79%) Statistics
12 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 228 (35.91%) Windows
2 118 (18.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 113 (17.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (3.15%) Windows XP
6 18 (2.83%) UNIX
7 17 (2.68%) Windows Vista
7 17 (2.68%) Windows 7
8 13 (2.05%) Linux
9 11 (1.73%) Windows 2000
9 11 (1.73%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.94%) Android
11 6 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.94%) AIX
11 6 (0.94%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.31%) Fedora
12 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (17.80%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
3 88 (13.86%) MVC
4 74 (11.65%) ETL
5 73 (11.50%) TDD
6 52 (8.19%) Migration
7 50 (7.87%) ITIL
8 49 (7.72%) Performance Tuning
9 46 (7.24%) Scrum
10 40 (6.30%) Web Development
11 38 (5.98%) CRM
12 37 (5.83%) OO
13 31 (4.88%) Waterfall
14 30 (4.72%) Unit Testing
15 29 (4.57%) Change Management
16 26 (4.09%) Project Management
16 26 (4.09%) Technical Architecture
17 25 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
18 22 (3.46%) Workflow
18 22 (3.46%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 407 (64.09%) SQL
2 288 (45.35%) C#
3 208 (32.76%) T-SQL
4 130 (20.47%) JavaScript
5 77 (12.13%) VB.NET
6 57 (8.98%) VBA
7 55 (8.66%) VB
8 32 (5.04%) PowerShell
9 26 (4.09%) Java
10 25 (3.94%) VBScript
11 21 (3.31%) VB6
12 11 (1.73%) PHP
13 9 (1.42%) Ruby
14 8 (1.26%) C++
15 7 (1.10%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.94%) C
16 6 (0.94%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.94%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.79%) Korn
18 4 (0.63%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 39 (6.14%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.25%) Degree
3 25 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.94%) MCSE
7 5 (0.79%) CCNA
7 5 (0.79%) MCTS
8 4 (0.63%) MCITP
9 3 (0.47%) PMP
9 3 (0.47%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.31%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.31%) APMP
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.16%) MCSA
11 1 (0.16%) MCSD
11 1 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.46%) QA
2 9 (1.42%) SLA
3 2 (0.31%) HL7
3 2 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.16%) DICOM
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (11.02%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.99%) vSphere
4 12 (1.89%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.94%) XenApp
6 6 (0.94%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.16%) XenServer
10 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.16%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 15 (2.36%) SCCM
2 8 (1.26%) WSUS
3 7 (1.10%) ARCserve
4 6 (0.94%) SCOM
5 5 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.79%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.47%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.31%) Control-M
7 2 (0.31%) Plesk
7 2 (0.31%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.31%) cPanel
7 2 (0.31%) Webmin
7 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.31%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.16%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 251 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 55 (8.66%) VMware
3 51 (8.03%) Oracle
4 25 (3.94%) Cisco
5 21 (3.31%) HP
6 19 (2.99%) Citrix
7 15 (2.36%) Sybase
8 12 (1.89%) CA
9 10 (1.57%) Business Objects
10 9 (1.42%) NetApp
10 9 (1.42%) Altiris
11 8 (1.26%) Symantec
11 8 (1.26%) SAP
12 7 (1.10%) EMC
12 7 (1.10%) IBM
12 7 (1.10%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.94%) Sitecore
13 6 (0.94%) Xamarin
13 6 (0.94%) Cognos
14 5 (0.79%) Tableau
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £23.26 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £345.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 12 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 13 days ago