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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
Rank 605 583 602
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.059% 0.025% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
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£238 £294 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.89% -8.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £279 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £309 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £294 £245
% change year-on-year
+36.17% +19.89%
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
11910 11800 11987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.68% 22.37% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7516 7332 6837
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 £270 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 198 331
Average hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.05
% change year-on-year
- -6.39%

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 19 September 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 4 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 19 September 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 -5 7 £238 -18.89%
London +18 5 £230 -
City of London +28 1 - -
Upminster - - - -

SQL Server 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) NHS
2 5 (62.50%) GIS
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) MS Access
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) OLAP
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (37.50%) Validation
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Information Management
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) QlikView
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Informatics
4 3 (37.50%) Service Management
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere

SQL Server 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) MS Access
2 3 (37.50%) OLAP
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
3 1 (12.50%) DTS
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) NHS Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) 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
3 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) AIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Validation
1 3 (37.50%) Information Management
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) vSphere
1 2 (25.00%) DFS Replication
1 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
1 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) CA
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Reuters
4 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg