The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server 7 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 7 over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
Rank 584 551 564
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.023% 0.009%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.043% 0.11% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
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£230 £313 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.32% -15.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £290 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £411 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate - £313 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11547 11039 11991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.14% 21.59% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7148 6763 7046
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 217 311
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.50 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-6.55% +0.32%

SQL Server 7
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 7 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server 7
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 within the UK.

SQL Server 7 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 7
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 7 within the UK.

SQL Server 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 7
Top 5 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 7 within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
London -3 5 £230 -43.66% 2
England -11 5 £230 -26.32% 2
City of London +23 1 - - 2
South East - - - -
Surrey - - - -

SQL Server 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SQL Server 7 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 7.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) NHS
2 5 (83.33%) GIS
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) OLAP
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) MS Access
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (50.00%) Validation
4 3 (50.00%) Information Management
4 3 (50.00%) QlikView
4 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (50.00%) Informatics
4 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (50.00%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) DTS

SQL Server 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SQL Server 7 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 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) OLAP
2 3 (50.00%) MS Access
2 3 (50.00%) QlikView
2 3 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) DTS
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Information Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) NHS Performance Manager
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) NHS
1 5 (83.33%) GIS
2 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (50.00%) Informatics
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
1 3 (50.00%) Information Management
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Reuters
2 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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