The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 97 71 49
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 21 32 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 1.75% 2.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 4.45% 7.19% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 27
Average daily rate £318 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £237 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £370 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £42.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+51.78% -20.00%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
472 445 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.85% 24.29% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 221 243
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 14
Average hourly rate £18.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.31 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £42.20 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.75%
SQL Server 2005
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire +1 7 £320 +6.66% 3
Birmingham -8 6 £256 -18.00% 4
Worcestershire +1 2 £263 -12.50%
Warwickshire -3 2 - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
SQL Server 2005
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 45 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 33 (73.33%) SQL
3 32 (71.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (55.56%) .NET
5 22 (48.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (46.67%) ASP.NET
7 15 (33.33%) CSS
7 15 (33.33%) HTML
7 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 14 (31.11%) C#
9 13 (28.89%) VB
9 13 (28.89%) Web Services
10 12 (26.67%) T-SQL
11 10 (22.22%) Ajax
11 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (17.78%) jQuery
12 8 (17.78%) VB.NET
13 6 (13.33%) N-Tier
13 6 (13.33%) ETL
13 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (13.33%) XML
13 6 (13.33%) Windows
13 6 (13.33%) OO
13 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (13.33%) Web Development
14 5 (11.11%) Finance
14 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
14 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (11.11%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (71.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (48.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (8.89%) MySQL
7 4 (8.89%) DTS
7 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (6.67%) QlikView
9 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
9 2 (4.44%) MS Access
9 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
9 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
10 1 (2.22%) Cognos Powerplay
10 1 (2.22%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) WinDbg
1 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Billing
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Business Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst Developer
4 6 (13.33%) Web Developer
5 5 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Systems Developer
5 5 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Report Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (6.67%) DBA
8 2 (4.44%) MI Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Data Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
8 2 (4.44%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (55.56%) .NET
2 21 (46.67%) ASP.NET
3 15 (33.33%) CSS
3 15 (33.33%) HTML
4 13 (28.89%) Web Services
5 10 (22.22%) Ajax
6 8 (17.78%) jQuery
7 6 (13.33%) XML
8 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
9 4 (8.89%) XHTML
9 4 (8.89%) WCF
9 4 (8.89%) WPF
9 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (4.44%) MDX
10 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 1 (2.22%) LINQ to SQL
11 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
11 1 (2.22%) Backbone.js
11 1 (2.22%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 3 (6.67%) NHS
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) ETL
1 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) OO
1 6 (13.33%) Web Development
2 4 (8.89%) OOD
2 4 (8.89%) RDF
2 4 (8.89%) ERP
2 4 (8.89%) Business Analysis
2 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 3 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (4.44%) SOA
4 2 (4.44%) Data Modelling
4 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.44%) UML
4 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
4 2 (4.44%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (73.33%) SQL
2 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.11%) C#
4 13 (28.89%) VB
5 12 (26.67%) T-SQL
6 8 (17.78%) VB.NET
7 4 (8.89%) PHP
7 4 (8.89%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.44%) VBScript
9 1 (2.22%) VB6
9 1 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) MIIS
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.22%) Teradata
3 1 (2.22%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos
3 1 (2.22%) NetApp
3 1 (2.22%) Lotus
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