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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 335 230 148
Rank change year-on-year
-105 -82
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 313 483 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.91% 1.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.53% 4.32% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 337 428
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 £220 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 27
Average hourly rate £28.25 £21.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £14.85 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £40.10 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+41.25% -20.00%

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
12350 11175 10514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.51% 21.12% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8092 6953 6312
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 168 224
Average hourly rate £27.78 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £13.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.35 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+2.96% -5.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -123 267 £350 -6.66% 114
London -88 95 £375 -11.76% 44
South East -44 53 £380 +4.10% 15
East of England +11 40 £325 -18.75% 7
City of London -40 28 £420 -1.17% 15
Yorkshire -47 22 £300 -0.82% 14
Scotland +6 19 £375 +15.38% 3
South West -34 19 £328 +0.76% 8
Cambridgeshire +5 16 £363 - 1
Essex -4 15 £338 -20.58% 3
West Yorkshire -40 15 £300 -1.63% 9
Surrey +10 14 £410 +82.22% 1
West Midlands +6 14 £350 +18.14% 14
Wales +4 14 £325 -23.52% 2
East Midlands -5 14 £275 -31.25% 4
Hampshire -7 13 £475 +27.51% 2
South Wales +10 12 £325 -23.52% 2
Cardiff +13 11 £325 -23.52% 1
Oxfordshire -13 10 £380 -5.00% 1
North West -32 10 £325 +13.04% 9
Gloucestershire -12 9 £330 +10.00% 1
Leeds -30 9 £300 - 7
Peterborough +7 8 £225 - 1
Glasgow +4 7 £375 +22.95%
Norfolk +6 6 £194 - 1
Somerset 0 6 £264 -19.46%
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £325 +20.37% 2
Isle of Man - 6 £350 -
Kent -2 5 - -
Lincolnshire -3 5 £188 -58.33% 1

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 652 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 443 (67.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 384 (58.90%) SQL
4 253 (38.80%) .NET
5 232 (35.58%) C#
5 232 (35.58%) Windows
6 231 (35.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 215 (32.98%) Microsoft
8 204 (31.29%) T-SQL
9 187 (28.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 185 (28.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 157 (24.08%) Finance
12 150 (23.01%) ASP.NET
13 128 (19.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 119 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
15 100 (15.34%) SQL Server 2000
16 95 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
17 92 (14.11%) HTML
18 91 (13.96%) JavaScript
18 91 (13.96%) Business Intelligence
19 89 (13.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 82 (12.58%) Active Directory
21 79 (12.12%) MS Excel
21 79 (12.12%) SharePoint
21 79 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
22 77 (11.81%) MVC
23 75 (11.50%) Windows Server 2012
24 74 (11.35%) VMware
25 72 (11.04%) IIS
26 71 (10.89%) ETL

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 79 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 72 (11.04%) IIS
3 59 (9.05%) MS Exchange
4 38 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.84%) CMS
9 12 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.69%) Umbraco
11 9 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (1.23%) Lync
13 6 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.77%) EPiServer CMS
15 4 (0.61%) LiveCycle
16 3 (0.46%) Confluence
17 2 (0.31%) nginx
17 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 79 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.91%) MS Office
3 9 (1.38%) MS Project
4 5 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.61%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.31%) SPSS
8 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (0.92%) SunGard AvantGard
2 5 (0.77%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.46%) Primavera
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.31%) Sage BI
6 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.46%) Office 365
3 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 63 (9.66%) SAN
2 35 (5.37%) DNS
3 32 (4.91%) Firewall
4 31 (4.75%) DHCP
5 23 (3.53%) LAN
6 18 (2.76%) WAN
7 17 (2.61%) Intranet
8 14 (2.15%) Wireless
9 13 (1.99%) NAS
9 13 (1.99%) Internet
10 11 (1.69%) VLAN
11 8 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.23%) SMTP
12 7 (1.07%) IPv4
13 4 (0.61%) PBX
13 4 (0.61%) Extranet
14 3 (0.46%) SSL
14 3 (0.46%) VPN
14 3 (0.46%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 652 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 443 (67.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 231 (35.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 187 (28.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 185 (28.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 100 (15.34%) SQL Server 2000
7 89 (13.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 79 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
9 32 (4.91%) Oracle Database
10 29 (4.45%) MS Access
11 27 (4.14%) Crystal Reports
11 27 (4.14%) Relational Database
12 22 (3.37%) DTS
13 21 (3.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 18 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (2.30%) QlikView
16 13 (1.99%) RDBMS
16 13 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
17 9 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
18 8 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (9.51%) Visual Studio
2 55 (8.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (4.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 27 (4.14%) Subversion
5 19 (2.91%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.84%) NUnit
7 11 (1.69%) Git (software)
8 8 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (1.07%) Moq
10 5 (0.77%) MSTest
10 5 (0.77%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.77%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.61%) JIRA
12 3 (0.46%) ERwin
13 2 (0.31%) Log4Net
13 2 (0.31%) Toad
13 2 (0.31%) ReSharper
13 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.31%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 157 (24.08%) Finance
2 64 (9.82%) Banking
3 31 (4.75%) Investment Banking
4 25 (3.83%) Retail
5 19 (2.91%) Back Office
6 16 (2.45%) Legal
7 11 (1.69%) Law
8 8 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.23%) Marketing
9 5 (0.77%) Advertising
9 5 (0.77%) Local Government
10 4 (0.61%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.46%) Front Office
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
12 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Military
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 312 (47.85%) Developer
2 107 (16.41%) DBA
3 97 (14.88%) .NET Developer
4 95 (14.57%) Analyst
5 87 (13.34%) SQL Developer
6 76 (11.66%) SQL DBA
7 54 (8.28%) C# Developer
8 43 (6.60%) SQL Server DBA
9 40 (6.13%) Administrator
9 40 (6.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 30 (4.60%) Support Analyst
11 24 (3.68%) Software Developer
12 22 (3.37%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.37%) Database Developer
13 20 (3.07%) Architect
13 20 (3.07%) Support Engineer
14 19 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support
15 17 (2.61%) Applications Support
15 17 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 16 (2.45%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (38.80%) .NET
2 150 (23.01%) ASP.NET
3 92 (14.11%) HTML
4 65 (9.97%) XML
5 63 (9.66%) .NET Framework
6 61 (9.36%) WCF
7 59 (9.05%) CSS
8 57 (8.74%) Web Services
9 49 (7.52%) jQuery
10 43 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 33 (5.06%) WPF
12 26 (3.99%) XSLT
13 21 (3.22%) Entity Framework
14 20 (3.07%) DHTML
15 19 (2.91%) Ajax
16 17 (2.61%) SOAP
17 16 (2.45%) Classic ASP
18 15 (2.30%) HTML5
19 14 (2.15%) ADO.NET
20 13 (1.99%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 56 (8.59%) Replication
2 44 (6.75%) Clustering
3 24 (3.68%) N-Tier
4 22 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.45%) NHS
6 15 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (1.99%) Fixed Income
7 13 (1.99%) HP Storage
8 11 (1.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 11 (1.69%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.23%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.07%) Statistics
10 7 (1.07%) RIA
11 6 (0.92%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.92%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.77%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.77%) HP StoreVirtual
12 5 (0.77%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.61%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 232 (35.58%) Windows
2 128 (19.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 119 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 75 (11.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (3.68%) Windows 7
6 23 (3.53%) Linux
7 14 (2.15%) Windows XP
8 13 (1.99%) UNIX
9 12 (1.84%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (1.38%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.07%) Android
11 7 (1.07%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.61%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.46%) Fedora
13 3 (0.46%) Solaris
14 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.31%) CentOS
15 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (14.57%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (13.96%) Business Intelligence
3 77 (11.81%) MVC
4 71 (10.89%) ETL
5 64 (9.82%) Migration
6 55 (8.44%) ITIL
7 54 (8.28%) Performance Tuning
8 52 (7.98%) TDD
9 41 (6.29%) Web Development
10 38 (5.83%) OO
11 33 (5.06%) Waterfall
12 32 (4.91%) Unit Testing
13 31 (4.75%) Change Management
14 30 (4.60%) Data Modelling
15 28 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
16 24 (3.68%) Scrum
17 23 (3.53%) Data Migration
18 21 (3.22%) Technical Architecture
19 20 (3.07%) Database Security
20 18 (2.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 384 (58.90%) SQL
2 232 (35.58%) C#
3 204 (31.29%) T-SQL
4 91 (13.96%) JavaScript
5 64 (9.82%) VB.NET
6 52 (7.98%) VBA
7 46 (7.06%) PowerShell
8 45 (6.90%) VB
9 26 (3.99%) VBScript
10 24 (3.68%) Java
11 21 (3.22%) VB6
12 19 (2.91%) PL/SQL
13 16 (2.45%) C++
14 7 (1.07%) PHP
15 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.61%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.61%) X++
16 3 (0.46%) Ruby
16 3 (0.46%) Python
17 2 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 36 (5.52%) Degree
2 30 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (4.45%) Security Cleared
4 23 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 12 (1.84%) MCSE
6 10 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.92%) MCSA
8 4 (0.61%) MCDBA
8 4 (0.61%) CCNA
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.46%) MCTS
9 3 (0.46%) MCITP
10 2 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.31%) APMP
11 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.15%) PMP
11 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB
11 1 (0.15%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.30%) QA
2 11 (1.69%) SLA
3 3 (0.46%) HL7
4 2 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) DICOM
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 82 (12.58%) Active Directory
2 49 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.99%) vSphere
4 18 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.76%) VMware ESX
5 17 (2.61%) XenApp
6 10 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.46%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.46%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.31%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.15%) vCloud
11 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.15%) SRDF
11 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (2.30%) ARCserve
2 11 (1.69%) SCCM
3 9 (1.38%) WSUS
4 7 (1.07%) Control-M
5 6 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.77%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.77%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.31%) SCOM
8 2 (0.31%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.31%) Plesk
8 2 (0.31%) cPanel
8 2 (0.31%) Webmin
9 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.15%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 215 (32.98%) Microsoft
2 74 (11.35%) VMware
3 56 (8.59%) Oracle
4 40 (6.13%) Cisco
5 36 (5.52%) HP
6 35 (5.37%) Citrix
7 23 (3.53%) Cognos
8 17 (2.61%) CA
9 16 (2.45%) Business Objects
9 16 (2.45%) CODA
10 13 (1.99%) IBM
11 12 (1.84%) SAP
11 12 (1.84%) Sybase
11 12 (1.84%) Altiris
12 10 (1.53%) SunGard
13 9 (1.38%) Symantec
14 8 (1.23%) EMC
14 8 (1.23%) NetApp
14 8 (1.23%) EPiServer
14 8 (1.23%) Veeam
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
GB Solutions
Rate: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £27 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day 3 Months Initially
Posted: 4 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £190 - 200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £120 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £160 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Caerphilly
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £275 - £300 per day all inclusive
Posted: 25 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £230 - £240 per day
Posted: 26 days ago