The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 95 80 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 27 27 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 1.30% 2.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 6.09% 5.95% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 34
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£350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £427 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.25% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-57.33% +7.14%
SQL Server 2005
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
443 454 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.30% 21.90% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 277 262
Average daily rate £344 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 18
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £20.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.78 £37.00 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.03 £32.05
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -0.07%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the West Midlands region.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the West Midlands region.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 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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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
Birmingham +4 15 £350 +32.07% 6
Warwickshire - 8 £435 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £325 - 2
Shropshire -10 1 £420 -2.32% 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
SQL Server 2005
England

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (86.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (61.11%) .NET
4 19 (52.78%) C#
5 17 (47.22%) SQL
6 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
7 13 (36.11%) CRM
8 12 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 12 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
9 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
9 10 (27.78%) Windows
10 9 (25.00%) XML
10 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
10 9 (25.00%) WPF
10 9 (25.00%) Silverlight
11 8 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
11 8 (22.22%) WCF
11 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
12 7 (19.44%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (19.44%) iPad
13 6 (16.67%) vSphere
13 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (16.67%) VMware
14 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (11.11%) NetApp
14 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (19.44%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (86.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.78%) DTS
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.78%) OLAP
6 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Developer
2 7 (19.44%) Consultant
2 7 (19.44%) CRM Consultant
2 7 (19.44%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Applications Support
5 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (11.11%) Support Technician
5 4 (11.11%) Applications Support Technician
5 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 3 (8.33%) SQL DBA
6 3 (8.33%) DBA
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (5.56%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) .NET
2 10 (27.78%) ASP.NET
3 9 (25.00%) XML
3 9 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 9 (25.00%) WPF
3 9 (25.00%) Silverlight
4 8 (22.22%) WCF
5 4 (11.11%) HTML
5 4 (11.11%) CSS
6 3 (8.33%) Ajax
7 2 (5.56%) XHTML
7 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (5.56%) MDX
8 1 (2.78%) jQuery
8 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) iPad
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) CRM
2 8 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) Web Development
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (2.78%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.78%) Data Transformation
5 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.78%) Coaching
5 1 (2.78%) ETL
5 1 (2.78%) Data Security
5 1 (2.78%) Migration
5 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.78%) Data Management
5 1 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) C#
2 17 (47.22%) SQL
3 12 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) VB
6 2 (5.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (2.78%) AccuRev
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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