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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 318 214 143
Rank change year-on-year
-104 -71
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 319 535 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 1.01% 1.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.70% 4.75% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 385 455
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.29% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 32
Average hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £17.65 £18.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £52.75 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.75 £31.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.59% +15.45%

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
11804 11270 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.13% 21.29% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7764 7174 6079
Average daily rate £400 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.39% +1.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 181 219
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.71 £14.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £55.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £34.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-16.84% +20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -129 270 £350 -6.66% 131
London -84 108 £405 -4.70% 36
South East -52 48 £350 -6.66% 28
Yorkshire -26 36 £325 +8.33% 11
City of London -24 33 £415 -2.35% 11
South West -5 26 £330 - 7
West Yorkshire -11 24 £338 +8.43% 6
Scotland -3 22 £350 +0.71% 6
East of England -5 22 £350 +3.70% 9
Wales +12 17 £313 -26.47% 2
Cambridgeshire +14 16 £364 -
Cardiff +24 15 £313 -26.47% 1
South Wales +11 15 £313 -26.47% 2
Surrey +24 13 £413 +6.10% 5
Glasgow +3 13 £375 +22.44%
Hampshire -6 13 £330 +18.91% 4
Gloucestershire -1 10 £350 +16.66% 3
East Midlands -10 10 £280 -6.66% 4
West Midlands -10 10 £275 -14.06% 16
North West -26 9 £390 +11.42% 18
Somerset -4 8 £264 -24.64%
Peterborough +9 7 £225 -
North Yorkshire +5 7 £300 -29.41% 2
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £350 +27.85% 5
Oxfordshire -16 7 £388 +19.23% 5
Leeds -19 6 £310 -0.80% 4
Cambridge - 6 £365 -
Portsmouth - 6 £298 -
Isle of Man - 6 £350 -
Nottinghamshire -5 5 £363 - 2

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 598 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 413 (69.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 360 (60.20%) SQL
4 256 (42.81%) .NET
5 238 (39.80%) C#
6 216 (36.12%) Microsoft
7 215 (35.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 200 (33.44%) Windows
9 188 (31.44%) T-SQL
10 171 (28.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 157 (26.25%) ASP.NET
12 153 (25.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 129 (21.57%) Finance
14 113 (18.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 100 (16.72%) SQL Server 2000
16 99 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
17 97 (16.22%) JavaScript
17 97 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
18 91 (15.22%) HTML
19 89 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
20 86 (14.38%) MS Excel
21 83 (13.88%) MVC
22 73 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
23 72 (12.04%) XML
24 71 (11.87%) ETL
25 70 (11.71%) IIS
25 70 (11.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 68 (11.37%) SharePoint
27 67 (11.20%) Active Directory
28 66 (11.04%) Visual Studio

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 70 (11.71%) IIS
2 68 (11.37%) SharePoint
3 47 (7.86%) MS Exchange
4 27 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
6 18 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (2.34%) CMS
8 13 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (2.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.84%) Umbraco
10 11 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (1.17%) Lync
12 7 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.67%) EPiServer CMS
13 4 (0.67%) LiveCycle
14 3 (0.50%) Confluence
14 3 (0.50%) Orchard CMS
14 3 (0.50%) Apache
Applications
1 86 (14.38%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.68%) MS Office
3 13 (2.17%) MS Project
4 4 (0.67%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.50%) Primavera
4 3 (0.50%) CODA-Financials
4 3 (0.50%) SunGard AvantGard
5 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.50%) Office 365
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.70%) SAN
2 26 (4.35%) DNS
3 20 (3.34%) DHCP
3 20 (3.34%) Firewall
4 19 (3.18%) LAN
5 16 (2.68%) Intranet
6 13 (2.17%) WAN
7 11 (1.84%) Internet
8 10 (1.67%) Wireless
8 10 (1.67%) NAS
9 7 (1.17%) SMTP
10 6 (1.00%) SSL
11 5 (0.84%) VLAN
12 4 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (0.67%) Extranet
12 4 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.50%) HTTP
14 2 (0.33%) FTP
14 2 (0.33%) LDAP
14 2 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 413 (69.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 215 (35.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 171 (28.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 153 (25.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 100 (16.72%) SQL Server 2000
7 73 (12.21%) Data Warehouse
8 70 (11.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (5.69%) MS Access
10 25 (4.18%) Oracle Database
11 24 (4.01%) Relational Database
12 19 (3.18%) Crystal Reports
12 19 (3.18%) DTS
13 17 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 14 (2.34%) QlikView
15 13 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (1.51%) RDBMS
17 8 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
17 8 (1.34%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 66 (11.04%) Visual Studio
2 58 (9.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (4.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 25 (4.18%) Subversion
5 15 (2.51%) TeamCity
6 12 (2.01%) Git (software)
7 11 (1.84%) NUnit
8 7 (1.17%) Moq
9 6 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.84%) MSTest
10 5 (0.84%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.84%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.67%) JIRA
11 4 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.33%) Log4Net
12 2 (0.33%) Toad
12 2 (0.33%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.33%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
13 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 129 (21.57%) Finance
2 61 (10.20%) Banking
3 29 (4.85%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.01%) Back Office
5 17 (2.84%) Retail
6 13 (2.17%) Legal
7 8 (1.34%) Marketing
8 7 (1.17%) Law
9 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.84%) Advertising
10 5 (0.84%) Billing
10 5 (0.84%) Local Government
11 4 (0.67%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.50%) Front Office
13 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Electronics
14 1 (0.17%) Games
14 1 (0.17%) Automotive
14 1 (0.17%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 308 (51.51%) Developer
2 95 (15.89%) .NET Developer
3 90 (15.05%) SQL Developer
4 84 (14.05%) DBA
5 81 (13.55%) Analyst
6 63 (10.54%) SQL DBA
7 54 (9.03%) C# Developer
8 39 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 36 (6.02%) Administrator
10 35 (5.85%) SQL Server DBA
11 28 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.68%) Software Developer
13 19 (3.18%) Senior .NET Developer
14 18 (3.01%) Web Developer
14 18 (3.01%) Support Analyst
15 17 (2.84%) Support Engineer
15 17 (2.84%) Database Developer
16 16 (2.68%) SQL Server Developer
16 16 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
17 15 (2.51%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 256 (42.81%) .NET
2 157 (26.25%) ASP.NET
3 91 (15.22%) HTML
4 72 (12.04%) XML
5 63 (10.54%) WCF
6 62 (10.37%) CSS
7 61 (10.20%) Web Services
8 57 (9.53%) .NET Framework
9 54 (9.03%) jQuery
9 54 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC
10 35 (5.85%) WPF
11 27 (4.52%) XSLT
12 22 (3.68%) Ajax
13 20 (3.34%) DHTML
14 19 (3.18%) SOAP
15 18 (3.01%) Entity Framework
16 16 (2.68%) Classic ASP
17 15 (2.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
18 12 (2.01%) ADO.NET
18 12 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.02%) Replication
2 38 (6.35%) Clustering
3 24 (4.01%) N-Tier
4 18 (3.01%) NHS
4 18 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.01%) Fixed Income
7 11 (1.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 7 (1.17%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.17%) Statistics
9 6 (1.00%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.00%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.84%) RIA
11 4 (0.67%) IVR
12 3 (0.50%) Data Extraction
12 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 200 (33.44%) Windows
2 113 (18.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 99 (16.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (3.34%) Windows 7
6 12 (2.01%) Windows XP
6 12 (2.01%) Linux
6 12 (2.01%) Windows 2000 Server
7 9 (1.51%) UNIX
8 8 (1.34%) Windows 2000
9 6 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (1.00%) Windows Phone
9 6 (1.00%) Android
10 5 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.84%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.50%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.50%) Fedora
12 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (14.88%) Business Intelligence
3 83 (13.88%) MVC
4 71 (11.87%) ETL
5 62 (10.37%) Migration
6 58 (9.70%) TDD
7 46 (7.69%) ITIL
8 42 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
9 38 (6.35%) Web Development
10 34 (5.69%) Waterfall
11 32 (5.35%) OO
12 30 (5.02%) Unit Testing
13 29 (4.85%) Scrum
14 28 (4.68%) Change Management
15 25 (4.18%) Data Modelling
15 25 (4.18%) Technical Architecture
15 25 (4.18%) Data Migration
16 21 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
16 21 (3.51%) CRM
17 20 (3.34%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 360 (60.20%) SQL
2 238 (39.80%) C#
3 188 (31.44%) T-SQL
4 97 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 66 (11.04%) VB.NET
6 50 (8.36%) VBA
7 45 (7.53%) VB
8 31 (5.18%) PowerShell
9 25 (4.18%) VBScript
10 22 (3.68%) Java
11 18 (3.01%) VB6
12 11 (1.84%) C++
12 11 (1.84%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.34%) Ruby
14 6 (1.00%) PHP
15 4 (0.67%) X++
15 4 (0.67%) Python
15 4 (0.67%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.33%) XAML
16 2 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (5.69%) Degree
2 32 (5.35%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.67%) MCSE
7 5 (0.84%) CCNA
8 3 (0.50%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.50%) MCITP
8 3 (0.50%) MCTS
9 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.33%) PMP
9 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.33%) MCSA
9 2 (0.33%) APMP
10 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.17%) MCSD
10 1 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.17%) QA
2 10 (1.67%) SLA
3 3 (0.50%) HL7
4 2 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) DICOM
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 67 (11.20%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.18%) vSphere
4 15 (2.51%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.34%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.34%) XenApp
7 7 (1.17%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.33%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.17%) XenServer
10 1 (0.17%) SRDF
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (2.34%) SCCM
2 11 (1.84%) ARCserve
3 9 (1.51%) WSUS
4 6 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.84%) Control-M
6 4 (0.67%) SCOM
7 3 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.50%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.33%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.33%) cPanel
8 2 (0.33%) Webmin
8 2 (0.33%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.33%) Plesk
8 2 (0.33%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.17%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 216 (36.12%) Microsoft
2 58 (9.70%) VMware
3 47 (7.86%) Oracle
4 33 (5.52%) Cisco
5 28 (4.68%) HP
6 23 (3.85%) Citrix
7 15 (2.51%) Business Objects
8 13 (2.17%) CA
9 12 (2.01%) SAP
9 12 (2.01%) Sybase
10 11 (1.84%) Cognos
11 10 (1.67%) Altiris
12 9 (1.51%) NetApp
13 8 (1.34%) Symantec
13 8 (1.34%) IBM
14 7 (1.17%) EPiServer
14 7 (1.17%) CODA
14 7 (1.17%) EMC
15 5 (0.84%) 3PAR
15 5 (0.84%) Xamarin
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £33.55 - £45.55 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Dunnhumby
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Hudson IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £175 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Norfolk
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £175 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Orion Enterprise Software Services
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago