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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 89 103 81
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 26 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.86% 1.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.36% 4.98% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.28 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £18.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+30.55% -52.00%
SQL Server 2005
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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
485 442 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.65% 17.29% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 272 284
Average daily rate £375 £336 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 5
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £30.84 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £31.80 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.51% -2.16%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
Birmingham -1 9 £368 +5.00% 6
Staffordshire -7 6 £420 - 3
Coventry +6 5 £375 +30.43% 1
Warwickshire +2 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
SQL Server 2005
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (70.27%) SQL
3 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
4 23 (62.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (59.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (51.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (45.95%) .NET
8 16 (43.24%) T-SQL
9 13 (35.14%) C#
9 13 (35.14%) Finance
10 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (27.03%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (24.32%) Degree
12 8 (21.62%) Windows
13 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
13 7 (18.92%) PL/SQL
14 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
14 6 (16.22%) VB
14 6 (16.22%) VB.NET
14 6 (16.22%) MS Office
14 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
14 6 (16.22%) ETL
14 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2000
14 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
14 6 (16.22%) Migration
15 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
15 5 (13.51%) VB6
15 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (13.51%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (13.51%) IIS
1 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Office
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) Intranet
3 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.70%) Wireless
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) DHCP
3 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) DNS
3 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (62.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (59.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (51.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (27.03%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (27.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (16.22%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
8 4 (10.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (10.81%) RDBMS
9 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (8.11%) QlikView
10 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Games
4 2 (5.41%) Automotive
4 2 (5.41%) Back Office
5 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) DBA
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) SQL Developer
4 6 (16.22%) SQL DBA
5 4 (10.81%) SQL Server DBA
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Developer Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Development Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Server Support
8 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) .NET
2 7 (18.92%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.81%) XML
3 4 (10.81%) WinForms
3 4 (10.81%) jQuery
3 4 (10.81%) HTML
4 3 (8.11%) CSS
4 3 (8.11%) ADO.NET
5 2 (5.41%) Classic ASP
5 2 (5.41%) Web Services
5 2 (5.41%) Ajax
5 2 (5.41%) WCF
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.70%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.70%) MDX
6 1 (2.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) Replication
3 3 (8.11%) NHS
3 3 (8.11%) Online Games
4 1 (2.70%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (16.22%) Migration
2 6 (16.22%) ETL
3 5 (13.51%) Data Migration
4 4 (10.81%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
4 4 (10.81%) ERP
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) MVC
5 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.41%) Data Transformation
6 2 (5.41%) CRM
7 1 (2.70%) OO
7 1 (2.70%) SOA
7 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.70%) Data Security
7 1 (2.70%) Security Management
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) SQL
2 16 (43.24%) T-SQL
3 13 (35.14%) C#
4 7 (18.92%) PL/SQL
5 6 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (16.22%) VB
5 6 (16.22%) VB.NET
6 5 (13.51%) VB6
7 2 (5.41%) VBScript
8 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.70%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) ARCserve
1 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 25 (67.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Brocade
4 1 (2.70%) Sybase
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) EMC
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) NetApp
4 1 (2.70%) Symantec