The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 147 147 134
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 12 46 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.85% 1.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.50% 3.31% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 37 66
Median daily rate £500 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £231 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £585 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £23.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+29.34% -43.90%
SQL Server 2005
London

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 City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
799 1391 1404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 24.16% 25.69% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 636 1113 1060
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% +63.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -23.07%

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SQL Server 2005 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2005 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (75.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (70.27%) SQL
4 16 (43.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (40.54%) Finance
6 14 (37.84%) .NET
7 13 (35.14%) Windows
8 12 (32.43%) C#
9 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
9 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (29.73%) Windows Server
10 10 (27.03%) Oracle
10 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
11 9 (24.32%) T-SQL
12 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
12 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (18.92%) SLA
13 7 (18.92%) Veritas
13 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (18.92%) Solaris
14 6 (16.22%) VBA
14 6 (16.22%) Shell Script
14 6 (16.22%) Project Management
14 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
14 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
14 6 (16.22%) Korn
14 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.11%) PowerExchange
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Misys Opics
1 2 (5.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
1 2 (5.41%) OneDrive
1 2 (5.41%) Yammer
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) GitHub
2 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) NAS
1 3 (8.11%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (75.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (43.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
7 4 (10.81%) MS Access
7 4 (10.81%) NoSQL
8 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
8 3 (8.11%) PowerCenter
8 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (8.11%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (5.41%) MySQL
9 2 (5.41%) OLAP
9 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (5.41%) QlikView
9 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Back Office
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.41%) Front Office
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) .NET Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Consultant
4 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
4 5 (13.51%) C# WPF Developer
4 5 (13.51%) DBA
4 5 (13.51%) SQL DBA
4 5 (13.51%) WPF Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Siebel Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Tester
6 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Informatica Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Sybase Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) WinForms Developer
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) .NET
2 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
3 6 (16.22%) WPF
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
5 4 (10.81%) WinForms
6 3 (8.11%) Web Services
7 2 (5.41%) MDX
8 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.70%) ADO.NET
8 1 (2.70%) CSS
8 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
8 1 (2.70%) HTML
8 1 (2.70%) HTML5
8 1 (2.70%) WCF
8 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Hedge funds
1 4 (10.81%) Replication
2 3 (8.11%) EMC Centera
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Fintech
4 1 (2.70%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.70%) FMCG
4 1 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.92%) Solaris
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.81%) Linux
6 3 (8.11%) AIX
6 3 (8.11%) Unix
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Performance Monitoring
1 6 (16.22%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (16.22%) Project Management
1 6 (16.22%) Risk Management
1 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
2 5 (13.51%) High Availability
2 5 (13.51%) MVC
2 5 (13.51%) TDD
3 4 (10.81%) BDD
3 4 (10.81%) Data Management
3 4 (10.81%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) MVVM
3 4 (10.81%) Service Management
3 4 (10.81%) Unit Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Data Validation
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
5 2 (5.41%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (5.41%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) C#
3 9 (24.32%) T-SQL
4 6 (16.22%) Korn
4 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
4 6 (16.22%) Shell Script
4 6 (16.22%) VBA
5 4 (10.81%) Java
6 3 (8.11%) C-shell
6 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) MCDBA
1 1 (2.70%) MCTS
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Oracle
3 7 (18.92%) Veritas
4 4 (10.81%) Siebel
5 3 (8.11%) EMC
5 3 (8.11%) Informatica
5 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.11%) SAP
5 3 (8.11%) Sybase
6 2 (5.41%) Infor
6 2 (5.41%) Misys
6 2 (5.41%) OpenLink
6 2 (5.41%) Sun
6 2 (5.41%) Tableau
6 2 (5.41%) Trayport
6 2 (5.41%) VMware
7 1 (2.70%) HubSpot
7 1 (2.70%) Nintex
7 1 (2.70%) RedGate
7 1 (2.70%) Teradata