The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2005 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
Rank 445 387 296
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -91
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 151 249 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.49% 0.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.49% 2.17% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 151 245
Median daily rate £355 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.18% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -42.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £13.60 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £41.33 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -42.14%

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
10119 11469 11494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.32% 22.42% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6846 7708 7431
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 209 158
Median hourly rate £36.25 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.85 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £60.62 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+16.92% -

SQL Server 2005
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the UK.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

SQL Server 2005 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the UK.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

SQL Server 2005 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -53 147 £355 -5.46% 47
South East +13 39 £400 +14.28% 15
London -69 33 £386 -3.62% 9
East Midlands +22 22 £145 -56.06% 5
Derbyshire - 19 £145 - 1
Oxfordshire +4 17 £400 +33.33% 3
Hampshire +16 12 £400 +3.22% 3
West Midlands -11 12 £400 +14.28% 4
South West +5 11 £275 -26.66% 2
East of England +3 11 £400 +63.26% 1
Derby - 11 £150 - 1
Yorkshire +4 9 £365 +12.15% 6
North West +17 8 £325 -7.14% 5
West Yorkshire +11 8 £375 +15.38% 6
Gloucestershire +9 8 £275 -31.25%
Cirencester - 8 £275 -
Alfreton - 8 £145 -
Oxford +5 7 £400 +33.33%
Leeds 0 7 £381 +22.98% 3
East Sussex +8 6 £403 +111.84%
Warwickshire +2 5 £400 -
City of London -23 5 £448 +5.29%
Hove - 5 £414 -
Lewisham - 5 £300 -
Abingdon -4 4 £350 -
Warwick - 4 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +7 3 £406 +59.31%
Manchester +5 3 £475 +26.66% 4
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £213 - 1

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 291 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 188 (64.60%) SQL
3 155 (53.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 141 (48.45%) Microsoft
5 125 (42.96%) Windows
6 122 (41.92%) .NET
7 115 (39.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 98 (33.68%) C#
9 91 (31.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 81 (27.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 70 (24.05%) T-SQL
11 70 (24.05%) SQL Server 2014
12 68 (23.37%) JavaScript
13 64 (21.99%) Business Intelligence
14 61 (20.96%) ASP.NET
15 59 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
16 53 (18.21%) SQL Server 2000
16 53 (18.21%) MVC
17 52 (17.87%) Windows Server 2008
17 52 (17.87%) Windows Server
18 51 (17.53%) Oracle
19 49 (16.84%) VMware
20 47 (16.15%) MS Excel
21 46 (15.81%) Finance
22 45 (15.46%) Oracle Database
22 45 (15.46%) Relational Database
23 43 (14.78%) HTML
24 42 (14.43%) ETL
24 42 (14.43%) Oracle Database 10g
25 41 (14.09%) Unix

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills 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 27 (9.28%) IIS
2 23 (7.90%) MS Exchange
3 19 (6.53%) SharePoint
4 17 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (3.09%) Apache
6 9 (3.09%) JBoss
7 8 (2.75%) Confluence
7 8 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.41%) Oracle Application Server
8 7 (2.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 7 (2.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (2.41%) SAS
8 7 (2.41%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.72%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.37%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (16.15%) MS Excel
2 22 (7.56%) MS Office
3 5 (1.72%) MS Project
3 5 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (6.19%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (3.78%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.41%) Demantra
4 7 (2.41%) SnowdropKCS
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.84%) Office 365
3 4 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.03%) IaaS
5 2 (0.69%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.34%) Asana
6 1 (0.34%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.15%) Intranet
2 14 (4.81%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.44%) SAN
4 8 (2.75%) DNS
5 7 (2.41%) HTTP
5 7 (2.41%) WAN
6 6 (2.06%) DHCP
6 6 (2.06%) Firewall
7 4 (1.37%) LAN
7 4 (1.37%) Skype
8 3 (1.03%) Internet
9 2 (0.69%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (0.69%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.69%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.69%) ISDN
9 2 (0.69%) NAS
9 2 (0.69%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.69%) VoIP
9 2 (0.69%) VPN
9 2 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 155 (53.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 115 (39.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 91 (31.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 81 (27.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 70 (24.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 53 (18.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 45 (15.46%) Oracle Database
8 45 (15.46%) Relational Database
9 42 (14.43%) Oracle Database 10g
10 34 (11.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 33 (11.34%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (9.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (6.53%) MS Access
14 18 (6.19%) Oracle Reports
14 18 (6.19%) RDBMS
15 15 (5.15%) DTS
16 14 (4.81%) Oracle9i Database
16 14 (4.81%) Snowflake Schema
17 13 (4.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 33 (11.34%) Visual Studio
2 27 (9.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (6.53%) JIRA
4 17 (5.84%) Git (software)
5 14 (4.81%) Talend Open Studio
6 11 (3.78%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (3.09%) NUnit
8 8 (2.75%) Liquibase
9 4 (1.37%) JDeveloper
9 4 (1.37%) Subversion
10 3 (1.03%) MSI
10 3 (1.03%) NMock
10 3 (1.03%) WiX
11 2 (0.69%) Lombardi
11 2 (0.69%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.69%) Selenium
11 2 (0.69%) Toad
11 2 (0.69%) WebLogic Workshop
12 1 (0.34%) FxCop
12 1 (0.34%) StyleCop
General
1 46 (15.81%) Finance
2 24 (8.25%) Banking
3 19 (6.53%) Publishing
4 18 (6.19%) Manufacturing
5 13 (4.47%) Retail
6 10 (3.44%) Advertising
7 5 (1.72%) Back Office
8 4 (1.37%) Law
9 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.03%) Legal
9 3 (1.03%) Local Government
9 3 (1.03%) Marketing
10 2 (0.69%) Electronics
10 2 (0.69%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 153 (52.58%) Developer
2 63 (21.65%) .NET Developer
2 63 (21.65%) SQL Developer
3 57 (19.59%) DBA
4 49 (16.84%) C# Developer
5 48 (16.49%) SQL DBA
6 47 (16.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 32 (11.00%) Analyst
8 27 (9.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 23 (7.90%) Support Analyst
10 21 (7.22%) SQL Server Developer
11 20 (6.87%) Applications Support
11 20 (6.87%) ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (6.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (6.87%) SQL Server DBA
12 19 (6.53%) SSIS Developer
13 18 (6.19%) Software Developer
14 17 (5.84%) Administrator
14 17 (5.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 17 (5.84%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (41.92%) .NET
2 61 (20.96%) ASP.NET
3 43 (14.78%) HTML
4 39 (13.40%) XML
5 34 (11.68%) .NET Framework
5 34 (11.68%) Web Services
6 30 (10.31%) CSS
7 26 (8.93%) jQuery
8 25 (8.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (6.87%) Entity Framework
10 19 (6.53%) Ajax
10 19 (6.53%) WCF
11 13 (4.47%) AngularJS
11 13 (4.47%) XSLT
12 11 (3.78%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (3.78%) MSMQ
12 11 (3.78%) WPF
13 10 (3.44%) MDX
13 10 (3.44%) NHibernate
13 10 (3.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.93%) Clustering
2 24 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.44%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.75%) Replication
5 7 (2.41%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.72%) Oracle Licensing
7 4 (1.37%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.03%) NHS
8 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.69%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.69%) HACMP
9 2 (0.69%) PKI
9 2 (0.69%) User Experience
10 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 125 (42.96%) Windows
2 52 (17.87%) Windows Server
2 52 (17.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (14.09%) Unix
3 41 (14.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 41 (14.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (13.75%) Linux
5 23 (7.90%) Windows 7
6 18 (6.19%) Windows XP
7 15 (5.15%) Windows 10
8 12 (4.12%) HPUX
9 8 (2.75%) Android
9 8 (2.75%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.75%) Windows Phone
9 8 (2.75%) Windows Phone 8
10 6 (2.06%) MVS
11 4 (1.37%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.03%) Solaris
13 2 (0.69%) AIX
13 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (21.99%) Business Intelligence
2 59 (20.27%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (18.21%) MVC
4 42 (14.43%) ETL
5 35 (12.03%) Migration
6 33 (11.34%) Performance Tuning
7 28 (9.62%) Unit Testing
8 26 (8.93%) ITIL
9 23 (7.90%) Data Analysis
10 21 (7.22%) TDD
11 18 (6.19%) OO
12 15 (5.15%) High Availability
13 14 (4.81%) Change Management
13 14 (4.81%) SOA
13 14 (4.81%) Web Development
14 13 (4.47%) Customer Insight
14 13 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (4.47%) Project Management
15 12 (4.12%) Change Control
15 12 (4.12%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 188 (64.60%) SQL
2 98 (33.68%) C#
3 70 (24.05%) T-SQL
4 68 (23.37%) JavaScript
5 39 (13.40%) VB.NET
6 29 (9.97%) PowerShell
7 26 (8.93%) PL/SQL
8 24 (8.25%) Java
9 23 (7.90%) VB
10 16 (5.50%) VB6
11 14 (4.81%) VBA
12 8 (2.75%) C
13 7 (2.41%) C++
14 6 (2.06%) MATLAB
14 6 (2.06%) R
15 2 (0.69%) UniBasic
15 2 (0.69%) VBScript
16 1 (0.34%) Perl
16 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.78%) MCSE
4 10 (3.44%) Degree
5 9 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.06%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (1.37%) MCDBA
9 3 (1.03%) MCITP
9 3 (1.03%) MCP
9 3 (1.03%) OCP
10 2 (0.69%) CCNA
10 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.34%) HNC
11 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.41%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.03%) SLA
3 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.69%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 33 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.50%) vSphere
4 16 (5.50%) XenApp
5 14 (4.81%) XenDesktop
6 9 (3.09%) XenServer
7 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.03%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.03%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.34%) Docker
10 1 (0.34%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.34%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (4.81%) SCCM
2 12 (4.12%) Data Guard
2 12 (4.12%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (3.09%) SCOM
4 8 (2.75%) Failover Clustering
5 7 (2.41%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (2.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (2.06%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.69%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.69%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.69%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.34%) Netcool
9 1 (0.34%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 141 (48.45%) Microsoft
2 51 (17.53%) Oracle
3 49 (16.84%) VMware
4 22 (7.56%) Citrix
5 14 (4.81%) Talend
6 9 (3.09%) SAP
7 7 (2.41%) Cisco
7 7 (2.41%) IBM
7 7 (2.41%) Xamarin
8 6 (2.06%) HP
8 6 (2.06%) Intel Security
9 5 (1.72%) Cognos
9 5 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.37%) Canon
11 3 (1.03%) iManage
11 3 (1.03%) NetApp
12 2 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
12 2 (0.69%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.69%) Sybase
12 2 (0.69%) Veritas
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