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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 448 278 197
Rank change year-on-year
-170 -81
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 198 409 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.75% 1.16%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.70% 3.27% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 264 438
Median daily rate £340 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 10
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.11% +0.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.25 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £40.25 £52.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £27.75 £31.75
% change year-on-year
-17.11% -12.59%

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
11642 12508 11870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.71% 23.07% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7952 8177 7552
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 173 201
Median hourly rate £33.50 £25.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.69% -13.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £26.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+32.69% -17.46%

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016.

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 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -147 167 £350 - 62
London -70 54 £400 -2.43% 19
Scotland -23 23 £300 -14.28% 3
South East -70 23 £380 +16.92% 7
Tyne and Wear -23 22 £310 +148.00% 1
North East -25 22 £310 +148.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 21 £310 +148.00% 1
South West -21 20 £350 +6.06% 4
West Midlands -17 16 £400 +26.98% 3
Yorkshire -29 15 £325 - 12
City of London +13 13 £500 +17.64% 5
Leeds -5 13 £325 +4.00% 6
West Yorkshire -15 13 £325 -3.70% 9
Glasgow -1 10 £313 -16.66% 2
Bristol -1 10 £348 +28.70% 2
Renfrewshire -29 10 £300 -13.35%
Erskine -30 10 £300 -13.35%
East of England -13 8 £400 +14.28% 3
Surrey -26 7 £410 +13.10%
Hertfordshire +10 5 £400 -15.78% 2
East Midlands +2 5 £388 +32.47% 2
Birmingham 0 5 £388 +15.67% 2
Berkshire -7 4 - - 1
Hampshire -11 4 £475 +46.15% 2
North West -23 4 £338 -3.57% 9
West Sussex -28 4 £365 +21.66%
Cobham +5 3 £410 -2.38%
Guildford 0 3 £325 +2.36%
Crawley - 3 £365 -
Croydon - 3 £365 -

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 463 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 323 (69.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 311 (67.17%) SQL
4 226 (48.81%) Microsoft
5 194 (41.90%) Windows
6 185 (39.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 148 (31.97%) T-SQL
8 142 (30.67%) .NET
9 138 (29.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 127 (27.43%) C#
11 123 (26.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 100 (21.60%) Windows Server
13 99 (21.38%) MS Excel
14 90 (19.44%) Active Directory
15 84 (18.14%) Clustering
16 80 (17.28%) PowerShell
17 79 (17.06%) Performance Tuning
18 77 (16.63%) SQL Server 2000
19 76 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
20 69 (14.90%) Business Intelligence
21 67 (14.47%) VMware
22 65 (14.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 65 (14.04%) Oracle
22 65 (14.04%) ASP.NET
23 62 (13.39%) Finance
24 57 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
24 57 (12.31%) SharePoint
25 54 (11.66%) Replication
26 53 (11.45%) Migration
27 50 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012

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 57 (12.31%) SharePoint
2 46 (9.94%) IIS
3 38 (8.21%) MS Exchange
4 22 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (3.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (1.94%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.73%) Apache
10 8 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.51%) Skype for Business
12 6 (1.30%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.08%) CMS
13 5 (1.08%) PowerExchange
14 4 (0.86%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 99 (21.38%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.62%) MS Office
3 8 (1.73%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.65%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.22%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.54%) Office 365
3 9 (1.94%) OneDrive
3 9 (1.94%) Yammer
4 6 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.65%) SaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.22%) GitHub
7 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.64%) SAN
2 28 (6.05%) DNS
3 24 (5.18%) Firewall
4 22 (4.75%) DHCP
5 18 (3.89%) Intranet
6 12 (2.59%) Wireless
7 10 (2.16%) NAS
8 9 (1.94%) Internet
9 8 (1.73%) LAN
10 7 (1.51%) Kerberos
10 7 (1.51%) WAN
11 6 (1.30%) NetScaler
11 6 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (1.30%) SMTP
11 6 (1.30%) VLAN
12 5 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.08%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.08%) VoIP
13 4 (0.86%) Cisco Wireless
14 2 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 463 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 323 (69.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 185 (39.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 138 (29.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 123 (26.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 77 (16.63%) SQL Server 2000
7 65 (14.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 47 (10.15%) SQL Server 2014
9 43 (9.29%) Oracle Database
10 39 (8.42%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (5.18%) Relational Database
12 21 (4.54%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (4.32%) RDBMS
14 19 (4.10%) BusinessObjects
14 19 (4.10%) OLAP
15 18 (3.89%) Oracle Database 10g
16 16 (3.46%) DTS
17 14 (3.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 12 (2.59%) NoSQL
19 11 (2.38%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 42 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 33 (7.13%) Visual Studio
3 19 (4.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (2.38%) Subversion
5 7 (1.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (1.30%) NUnit
7 4 (0.86%) JIRA
7 4 (0.86%) MSI
7 4 (0.86%) Selenium
8 2 (0.43%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.43%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.43%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.22%) FxCop
9 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.22%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.22%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (13.39%) Finance
2 20 (4.32%) Banking
3 15 (3.24%) Marketing
4 11 (2.38%) Back Office
5 10 (2.16%) Law
5 10 (2.16%) Legal
6 7 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.30%) Retail
8 4 (0.86%) Front Office
8 4 (0.86%) Games
8 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.86%) Publishing
9 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 2 (0.43%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 172 (37.15%) Developer
2 141 (30.45%) DBA
3 131 (28.29%) SQL DBA
4 63 (13.61%) SQL Developer
5 62 (13.39%) SQL Server DBA
6 56 (12.10%) .NET Developer
7 43 (9.29%) Administrator
8 33 (7.13%) C# Developer
9 28 (6.05%) C# .NET Developer
10 26 (5.62%) Consultant
11 23 (4.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 22 (4.75%) SSIS Developer
12 22 (4.75%) SSRS Developer
13 21 (4.54%) Analyst
13 21 (4.54%) SQL Server Developer
14 19 (4.10%) Architect
14 19 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (3.46%) ASP.NET Developer
16 15 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 15 (3.24%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (30.67%) .NET
2 65 (14.04%) ASP.NET
3 45 (9.72%) XML
4 42 (9.07%) CSS
4 42 (9.07%) Web Services
5 34 (7.34%) HTML
6 30 (6.48%) .NET Framework
7 27 (5.83%) jQuery
8 26 (5.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (4.75%) WPF
10 21 (4.54%) WCF
11 20 (4.32%) MDX
12 17 (3.67%) HTML5
13 16 (3.46%) AngularJS
14 15 (3.24%) CSS3
14 15 (3.24%) WinForms
15 14 (3.02%) Entity Framework
16 12 (2.59%) Classic ASP
17 9 (1.94%) Ajax
17 9 (1.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 84 (18.14%) Clustering
2 54 (11.66%) Replication
3 31 (6.70%) Computer Science
4 24 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.16%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.73%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.51%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.08%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.08%) EMC Centera
10 5 (1.08%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.08%) PKI
11 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.86%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.65%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.65%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.65%) HP StoreVirtual
12 3 (0.65%) NHS
12 3 (0.65%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 194 (41.90%) Windows
2 100 (21.60%) Windows Server
3 76 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 57 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (6.48%) Linux
7 21 (4.54%) Solaris
8 20 (4.32%) Unix
9 13 (2.81%) Windows 7
10 12 (2.59%) AIX
11 8 (1.73%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.08%) Android
12 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.86%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.86%) Windows Phone 8
13 4 (0.86%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.43%) CentOS
15 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (17.06%) Performance Tuning
2 69 (14.90%) Business Intelligence
3 53 (11.45%) Migration
4 48 (10.37%) ITIL
5 46 (9.94%) MVC
6 36 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (7.56%) Change Management
7 35 (7.56%) ETL
8 29 (6.26%) High Availability
8 29 (6.26%) Service Delivery
9 28 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (5.62%) Database Mirroring
10 26 (5.62%) Mentoring
11 23 (4.97%) Database Tuning
12 20 (4.32%) Performance Monitoring
13 19 (4.10%) Problem Management
14 17 (3.67%) Data Modelling
14 17 (3.67%) Scrum
14 17 (3.67%) SDLC
15 16 (3.46%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 311 (67.17%) SQL
2 148 (31.97%) T-SQL
3 127 (27.43%) C#
4 80 (17.28%) PowerShell
5 49 (10.58%) VBScript
6 43 (9.29%) JavaScript
7 36 (7.78%) VB.NET
8 29 (6.26%) VB
9 28 (6.05%) VBA
10 19 (4.10%) Java
11 17 (3.67%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.81%) C
12 13 (2.81%) Korn
13 10 (2.16%) C++
13 10 (2.16%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.08%) C-shell
15 4 (0.86%) Perl
15 4 (0.86%) Python
15 4 (0.86%) VB6
16 3 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 43 (9.29%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.56%) Degree
3 24 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.75%) MCSE
5 15 (3.24%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.73%) MCITP
7 6 (1.30%) MCDBA
8 5 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.86%) CCNA
9 4 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.65%) MCTS
10 3 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.43%) VCP5
11 2 (0.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.18%) SLA
2 11 (2.38%) QA
3 6 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 90 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.54%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.46%) XenApp
5 15 (3.24%) vSphere
6 13 (2.81%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.73%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (1.08%) XenServer
9 3 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.65%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.43%) SRDF
11 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.22%) HDFS
11 1 (0.22%) vCloud
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (3.89%) SCCM
2 14 (3.02%) SCOM
3 10 (2.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (2.16%) WSUS
4 8 (1.73%) Perfmon
4 8 (1.73%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (1.08%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (0.86%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.86%) Foglight
6 4 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.65%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 226 (48.81%) Microsoft
2 67 (14.47%) VMware
3 65 (14.04%) Oracle
4 42 (9.07%) HP
5 38 (8.21%) Citrix
6 18 (3.89%) Cisco
7 17 (3.67%) Sybase
8 13 (2.81%) Red Hat
8 13 (2.81%) Veritas
9 12 (2.59%) Lumension
9 12 (2.59%) SAP
10 10 (2.16%) Symantec
11 9 (1.94%) IBM
11 9 (1.94%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.73%) Nintex
12 8 (1.73%) RedGate
13 7 (1.51%) Informatica
14 6 (1.30%) CA
14 6 (1.30%) NetApp
14 6 (1.30%) Sun
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