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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 315 174 113
Rank change year-on-year
-141 -61
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 288 578 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 1.18% 1.79%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.73% 5.36% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 354 512
Average daily rate
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£339 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 33
Average hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.40 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +26.00%

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
10557 10780 10382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.07% 22.07% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6874 6585 6288
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 204 239
Average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.67 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -9.83%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -142 253 £350 -6.66% 181
London -67 121 £380 -10.58% 61
City of London -16 46 £400 -5.88% 26
South West -53 30 £330 -8.33% 11
South East -68 27 £293 -25.00% 28
Yorkshire -32 25 £300 +3.44% 17
West Yorkshire -17 19 £300 +10.59% 12
Scotland -27 16 £338 -3.57% 5
East of England -21 15 £255 -27.14% 14
North West -9 14 £306 +1.07% 25
Wales -12 14 £315 -18.70% 7
Cardiff -2 12 £311 -19.67%
South Wales -8 12 £311 -19.67% 1
Leeds -14 12 £294 +6.81% 5
Bristol -15 10 £305 -2.40% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 9 £330 +33.33%
Tyne and Wear -3 9 £330 +33.33%
North East -7 9 £330 +33.33%
Manchester -7 9 £308 +6.03% 17
West Midlands -14 9 £303 -3.20% 15
Hampshire -26 9 £280 -13.84% 10
Edinburgh -1 8 £325 - 1
Somerset -20 8 £330 -12.58% 1
Street -2 7 £330 -12.00%
Surrey -3 7 £313 -3.84% 2
Cambridgeshire -10 7 £220 -8.71% 1
Sheffield +5 6 - - 2
South Yorkshire +2 6 - - 4
Oxfordshire -12 6 £163 -38.67% 3
Dorset +1 5 - - 4

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 660 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 525 (79.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 419 (63.48%) SQL
4 314 (47.58%) .NET
5 290 (43.94%) Microsoft
6 280 (42.42%) Windows
7 279 (42.27%) C#
8 208 (31.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 184 (27.88%) T-SQL
10 179 (27.12%) ASP.NET
11 169 (25.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 143 (21.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 141 (21.36%) SQL Server 2000
14 137 (20.76%) MS Excel
15 129 (19.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 117 (17.73%) Windows Server 2008
17 115 (17.42%) Finance
18 108 (16.36%) JavaScript
19 103 (15.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 100 (15.15%) IIS
20 100 (15.15%) XML
20 100 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
21 99 (15.00%) Active Directory
22 98 (14.85%) HTML
23 95 (14.39%) Visual Studio
24 93 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
25 86 (13.03%) Web Services
26 83 (12.58%) CSS
27 82 (12.42%) SharePoint
28 80 (12.12%) MVC

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 100 (15.15%) IIS
2 82 (12.42%) SharePoint
3 65 (9.85%) BizTalk Server
4 56 (8.48%) MS Exchange
5 27 (4.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 23 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (2.42%) SharePoint Server
10 15 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (1.82%) CMS
13 8 (1.21%) Lotus Domino
14 7 (1.06%) LiveCycle
14 7 (1.06%) Orchard CMS
14 7 (1.06%) Apache
15 5 (0.76%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.76%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.76%) MS Project Server
15 5 (0.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 137 (20.76%) MS Excel
2 47 (7.12%) MS Office
3 16 (2.42%) MS Project
4 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) FastStats
5 1 (0.15%) Mingle
5 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.61%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (0.61%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.30%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.61%) Office 365
2 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.52%) DNS
2 37 (5.61%) SAN
3 28 (4.24%) DHCP
4 23 (3.48%) Firewall
5 22 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 20 (3.03%) NAS
7 19 (2.88%) SSL
8 18 (2.73%) LAN
9 17 (2.58%) Internet
10 14 (2.12%) Intranet
11 13 (1.97%) FTP
12 9 (1.36%) VPN
12 9 (1.36%) WAN
12 9 (1.36%) VLAN
13 8 (1.21%) SMTP
14 7 (1.06%) HTTP
15 4 (0.61%) LDAP
16 3 (0.45%) Cisco ASA
17 2 (0.30%) SSH
17 2 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 660 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 525 (79.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 208 (31.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 169 (25.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 143 (21.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 141 (21.36%) SQL Server 2000
7 103 (15.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 59 (8.94%) Data Warehouse
9 42 (6.36%) MS Access
10 36 (5.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 35 (5.30%) Oracle Database
12 31 (4.70%) DTS
13 29 (4.39%) Relational Database
14 22 (3.33%) OLAP
15 21 (3.18%) RDBMS
15 21 (3.18%) Oracle Database 10g
16 17 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
17 10 (1.52%) Data Mining
17 10 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
18 9 (1.36%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 95 (14.39%) Visual Studio
2 72 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (1.97%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
5 10 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 10 (1.52%) SpecFlow
6 9 (1.36%) Subversion
6 9 (1.36%) NUnit
7 8 (1.21%) JIRA
8 4 (0.61%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.45%) ReSharper
9 3 (0.45%) Selenium
9 3 (0.45%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.30%) ERwin
10 2 (0.30%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.30%) Moq
10 2 (0.30%) MSTest
10 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
General
1 115 (17.42%) Finance
2 33 (5.00%) Banking
3 25 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.88%) Marketing
5 17 (2.58%) Retail
5 17 (2.58%) Billing
6 15 (2.27%) Back Office
7 12 (1.82%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.52%) Legal
9 7 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.91%) Law
11 5 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.76%) Front Office
11 5 (0.76%) Local Government
12 4 (0.61%) Advertising
12 4 (0.61%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.61%) Electronics
13 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 2 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 324 (49.09%) Developer
2 99 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 89 (13.48%) DBA
4 87 (13.18%) Analyst
5 76 (11.52%) SQL DBA
6 75 (11.36%) SQL Developer
7 69 (10.45%) Administrator
8 37 (5.61%) Support Analyst
9 36 (5.45%) Applications Support
10 34 (5.15%) C# Developer
10 34 (5.15%) SQL Server DBA
11 24 (3.64%) Microsoft Developer
11 24 (3.64%) Senior Developer
12 23 (3.48%) Consultant
13 21 (3.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 19 (2.88%) SharePoint Developer
15 18 (2.73%) Senior .NET Developer
15 18 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support
15 18 (2.73%) C# .NET Developer
16 17 (2.58%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (47.58%) .NET
2 179 (27.12%) ASP.NET
3 100 (15.15%) XML
4 98 (14.85%) HTML
5 86 (13.03%) Web Services
6 83 (12.58%) CSS
7 76 (11.52%) WCF
8 66 (10.00%) jQuery
9 63 (9.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 57 (8.64%) .NET Framework
11 36 (5.45%) WPF
12 34 (5.15%) Ajax
13 26 (3.94%) MDX
14 22 (3.33%) Silverlight
14 22 (3.33%) XSLT
15 20 (3.03%) SOAP
16 14 (2.12%) LINQ
17 13 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 13 (1.97%) XHTML
18 11 (1.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.52%) Clustering
2 58 (8.79%) Replication
3 40 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (5.00%) Open Source
5 32 (4.85%) N-Tier
6 26 (3.94%) NHS
7 11 (1.67%) iPad
8 10 (1.52%) Data Integration
9 9 (1.36%) IVR
9 9 (1.36%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.06%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.91%) Statistics
11 6 (0.91%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.91%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.76%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.61%) DTV
14 3 (0.45%) RIA
14 3 (0.45%) Data Extraction
14 3 (0.45%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 280 (42.42%) Windows
2 129 (19.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 117 (17.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (4.70%) Windows XP
6 25 (3.79%) UNIX
7 20 (3.03%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.73%) Windows Vista
9 14 (2.12%) Linux
10 11 (1.67%) AIX
11 9 (1.36%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.21%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.06%) CentOS
14 6 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.76%) Android
15 5 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.76%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
2 93 (14.09%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (12.12%) MVC
4 64 (9.70%) Migration
5 59 (8.94%) TDD
6 57 (8.64%) ITIL
7 54 (8.18%) Scrum
8 53 (8.03%) CRM
8 53 (8.03%) Performance Tuning
9 52 (7.88%) ETL
10 32 (4.85%) Data Analysis
10 32 (4.85%) OO
11 31 (4.70%) Data Modelling
11 31 (4.70%) Workflow
12 29 (4.39%) Change Management
13 26 (3.94%) PRINCE2
14 25 (3.79%) Data Management
14 25 (3.79%) Unit Testing
15 24 (3.64%) Web Development
15 24 (3.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 419 (63.48%) SQL
2 279 (42.27%) C#
3 184 (27.88%) T-SQL
4 108 (16.36%) JavaScript
5 67 (10.15%) VB.NET
6 56 (8.48%) VBA
7 50 (7.58%) PowerShell
8 46 (6.97%) VB
9 29 (4.39%) VBScript
10 23 (3.48%) Java
11 19 (2.88%) C
12 16 (2.42%) PL/SQL
13 12 (1.82%) VB6
14 10 (1.52%) Ruby
14 10 (1.52%) Shell Script
15 9 (1.36%) Bash Shell
15 9 (1.36%) XAML
16 7 (1.06%) Korn
17 6 (0.91%) XPath
17 6 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.12%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.79%) Degree
5 21 (3.18%) MCTS
6 19 (2.88%) MCSE
6 19 (2.88%) MCITP
7 7 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.76%) CCNA
9 4 (0.61%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.45%) PMP
10 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.15%) MCP
12 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.94%) QA
2 25 (3.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.15%) HL7
3 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 99 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 53 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.09%) VMware ESX
4 25 (3.79%) vSphere
5 7 (1.06%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (0.76%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.45%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.45%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.15%) XenApp
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 37 (5.61%) SCCM
2 25 (3.79%) SCOM
3 19 (2.88%) NetBackup
4 11 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.52%) WSUS
6 8 (1.21%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.21%) ARCserve
7 6 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.30%) Control-M
10 1 (0.15%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.15%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 290 (43.94%) Microsoft
2 68 (10.30%) VMware
3 58 (8.79%) Oracle
4 30 (4.55%) Symantec
5 23 (3.48%) Citrix
6 21 (3.18%) Cisco
7 20 (3.03%) IBM
8 19 (2.88%) EMC
9 16 (2.42%) CA
10 14 (2.12%) Cognos
11 13 (1.97%) HP
12 11 (1.67%) Dell
12 11 (1.67%) Altiris
13 9 (1.36%) Lotus
14 8 (1.21%) 3PAR
14 8 (1.21%) Veeam
15 7 (1.06%) Kaspersky
15 7 (1.06%) NetApp
15 7 (1.06%) Adobe
15 7 (1.06%) Business Objects
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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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East London
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Rate: £0.00 per day
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Greater Manchester
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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West Midlands
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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