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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
Rank 610 575 581
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +6
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% 0.013%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.025% 0.017% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £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
11965 11995 11409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 22.87% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7822 7372 6646
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
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 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 241 298
Average hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £14.50 £15.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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 7 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 24 October 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
England -26 3 £400 -5.88%
South East - 3 £400 -
London - - - -
Shoreham-by-Sea - - - -
Upminster - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -

SQL Server 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) GIS
3 5 (62.50%) NHS
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Dell
4 3 (37.50%) EMC
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) CA
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
4 3 (37.50%) Information Management
4 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
4 3 (37.50%) X-Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) OLAP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) MS Access
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS

SQL Server 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) OLAP
2 3 (37.50%) MS Access
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (37.50%) QlikView
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
4 1 (12.50%) NHS Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) NHS
1 5 (62.50%) GIS
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (37.50%) Informatics
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000 Server
1 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
1 3 (37.50%) Information Management
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
1 3 (37.50%) DFS Replication
1 3 (37.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
1 3 (37.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Dell
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) CA
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) IBM