The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
Rank 585 568 550
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 3 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.024%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.026% 0.017% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 9
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£338 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £425 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
11623 11761 11059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.96% 22.75% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7733 7234 6685
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 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 274 289
Average hourly rate £34.75 £28.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.10% -8.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £13.84 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 7 within the UK over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

SQL Server 7 Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 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 17 December 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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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 -22 3 £338 -20.58%
London +8 1 - -
South East - 1 £400 -
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -

SQL Server 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) NHS
3 5 (50.00%) GIS
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) MS Access
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (30.00%) OLAP
5 3 (30.00%) MS Office
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (30.00%) X-Windows
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Dell
5 3 (30.00%) EMC
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) CA
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003

SQL Server 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Intranet
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) MS Access
3 3 (30.00%) OLAP
3 3 (30.00%) QlikView
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) NHS Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) X-Windows
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) NHS
1 5 (50.00%) GIS
2 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (30.00%) Informatics
2 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
1 3 (30.00%) Validation
1 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (30.00%) Information Management
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (10.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Terminal Services
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) DFS Replication
1 3 (30.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) WSUS
1 3 (30.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec
2 3 (30.00%) Dell
2 3 (30.00%) EMC
2 3 (30.00%) CA
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) VMware