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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 470 318 258
Rank change year-on-year
-152 -60
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 179 398 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.68% 0.83%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.48% 2.99% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 265 323
Median daily rate £350 £375 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £270 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
Median hourly rate £16.64 £31.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.36% +55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £19.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.44 £38.25 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.64 £31.03 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.36% +55.12%

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
12122 13332 12303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.95% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8027 8826 7790
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 200 201
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -136 171 £350 -6.66% 74
London -106 49 £475 +23.37% 18
South West +5 24 £350 +5.26% 1
South East -37 24 £350 -0.70% 14
Yorkshire +15 19 £338 +3.84% 10
West Midlands -32 17 £325 -20.73% 6
North West +4 14 £325 -30.33% 11
East of England -17 13 £318 +5.83% 7
West Yorkshire +15 11 £341 +5.00% 9
Staffordshire -2 10 £400 -4.76% 1
Dorset +10 9 £350 -
East Midlands -1 9 £363 +3.57% 5
Leeds +11 8 £345 +6.15% 6
Surrey -4 6 £300 -14.28% 2
Manchester -10 6 £293 -22.00% 9
City of London -32 6 £475 +18.75% 5
Leicestershire +4 5 £363 +38.09% 3
Leicester +3 5 £363 +38.09% 3
Bristol 0 5 £375 +13.63%
Gloucestershire -3 5 £221 -32.92%
Berkshire -5 5 £375 -3.10% 3
North Yorkshire - 5 £388 -
Dorchester - 5 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +21 4 £400 -5.88%
Suffolk +5 4 £318 -17.53% 1
Hampshire -9 4 £380 +11.76% 1
Belfast - 4 £200 -
Rugeley - 4 - -
Ipswich - 4 £318 -
County Antrim - 4 £200 -

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 377 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 262 (69.50%) SQL
3 254 (67.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 187 (49.60%) Microsoft
5 161 (42.71%) Windows
6 139 (36.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 138 (36.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 120 (31.83%) T-SQL
9 117 (31.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 116 (30.77%) .NET
11 101 (26.79%) C#
12 87 (23.08%) Active Directory
13 86 (22.81%) VMware
14 78 (20.69%) Windows Server
15 77 (20.42%) ASP.NET
16 73 (19.36%) MS Excel
16 73 (19.36%) Clustering
17 72 (19.10%) Performance Tuning
18 67 (17.77%) Business Intelligence
19 65 (17.24%) SharePoint
20 62 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
21 59 (15.65%) JavaScript
22 55 (14.59%) PowerShell
22 55 (14.59%) Security Cleared
23 53 (14.06%) MVC
23 53 (14.06%) SQL Server 2014
24 52 (13.79%) Finance
25 51 (13.53%) Windows Server 2003
26 50 (13.26%) HTML
27 49 (13.00%) Citrix

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 65 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 46 (12.20%) MS Exchange
3 29 (7.69%) IIS
4 26 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
5 21 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (5.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.98%) Skype for Business
8 12 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (2.92%) Apache
10 9 (2.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (2.39%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.86%) CMS
11 7 (1.86%) Tomcat
12 5 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.06%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.80%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 73 (19.36%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.43%) MS Office
3 7 (1.86%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.53%) MS Project
4 2 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.06%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.80%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.27%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.39%) Office 365
3 4 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.06%) SaaS
4 3 (0.80%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.80%) Yammer
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.14%) SAN
2 30 (7.96%) DHCP
2 30 (7.96%) DNS
3 21 (5.57%) Firewall
4 15 (3.98%) Wireless
5 12 (3.18%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.18%) VPN
6 9 (2.39%) Intranet
6 9 (2.39%) NAS
6 9 (2.39%) VoIP
7 7 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (1.86%) iSCSI
7 7 (1.86%) MPLS
8 6 (1.59%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (1.59%) Internet
8 6 (1.59%) LAN
8 6 (1.59%) WAN
9 5 (1.33%) Network Security
9 5 (1.33%) SMTP
9 5 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 254 (67.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 139 (36.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 138 (36.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 117 (31.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 53 (14.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 49 (13.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 44 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (9.81%) Data Warehouse
10 23 (6.10%) Oracle Database
11 18 (4.77%) DTS
11 18 (4.77%) Relational Database
12 15 (3.98%) OLAP
12 15 (3.98%) RDBMS
13 14 (3.71%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (3.71%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 11 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 10 (2.65%) Power BI
17 8 (2.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (8.22%) Visual Studio
2 25 (6.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (3.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (2.92%) NUnit
5 6 (1.59%) Subversion
6 3 (0.80%) Moq
6 3 (0.80%) MSTest
6 3 (0.80%) Selenium
7 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.53%) JIRA
7 2 (0.53%) MSI
7 2 (0.53%) NMock
7 2 (0.53%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.53%) Toad
7 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.53%) WiX
8 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 52 (13.79%) Finance
2 22 (5.84%) Banking
3 16 (4.24%) Back Office
4 13 (3.45%) Advertising
5 7 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.59%) Marketing
7 5 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.06%) Legal
8 4 (1.06%) Publishing
9 3 (0.80%) Law
9 3 (0.80%) Local Government
9 3 (0.80%) Retail
10 2 (0.53%) Automotive
10 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.53%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 150 (39.79%) Developer
2 93 (24.67%) DBA
3 87 (23.08%) SQL DBA
4 55 (14.59%) SQL Developer
5 51 (13.53%) .NET Developer
6 44 (11.67%) Administrator
7 40 (10.61%) C# Developer
8 31 (8.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 27 (7.16%) SSIS Developer
10 24 (6.37%) SQL Server DBA
11 19 (5.04%) Consultant
11 19 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 16 (4.24%) SQL Server Developer
13 15 (3.98%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (3.71%) Analyst
14 14 (3.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 13 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
15 13 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (30.77%) .NET
2 77 (20.42%) ASP.NET
3 50 (13.26%) HTML
4 38 (10.08%) CSS
4 38 (10.08%) Web Services
5 36 (9.55%) XML
6 34 (9.02%) .NET Framework
6 34 (9.02%) jQuery
7 28 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 24 (6.37%) WCF
9 16 (4.24%) Entity Framework
9 16 (4.24%) MDX
9 16 (4.24%) XSLT
10 14 (3.71%) WPF
11 13 (3.45%) Ajax
11 13 (3.45%) AngularJS
12 9 (2.39%) Classic ASP
12 9 (2.39%) DHTML
12 9 (2.39%) SOAP
13 8 (2.12%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 73 (19.36%) Clustering
2 42 (11.14%) Replication
3 34 (9.02%) Computer Science
4 25 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.98%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.92%) N-Tier
7 10 (2.65%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.12%) NHS
9 7 (1.86%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.86%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.33%) e-Learning
11 5 (1.33%) Fintech
12 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.06%) PKI
13 3 (0.80%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.80%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.53%) HP Storage
14 2 (0.53%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 161 (42.71%) Windows
2 78 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 62 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (13.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 42 (11.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (5.84%) Linux
7 16 (4.24%) Unix
8 15 (3.98%) Windows 7
9 13 (3.45%) Windows XP
10 12 (3.18%) Solaris
11 8 (2.12%) Android
11 8 (2.12%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.86%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.59%) Windows Vista
14 5 (1.33%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.33%) Windows Phone
14 5 (1.33%) Windows Phone 8
15 3 (0.80%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.10%) Performance Tuning
2 67 (17.77%) Business Intelligence
3 53 (14.06%) MVC
4 44 (11.67%) ITIL
5 41 (10.88%) ETL
6 38 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (9.28%) Migration
8 33 (8.75%) Database Mirroring
9 28 (7.43%) High Availability
10 23 (6.10%) Change Management
10 23 (6.10%) Web Development
11 21 (5.57%) OO
11 21 (5.57%) TDD
12 20 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (5.04%) Change Control
14 17 (4.51%) Data Modelling
15 16 (4.24%) Mentoring
16 14 (3.71%) Incident Management
16 14 (3.71%) SDLC
16 14 (3.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 262 (69.50%) SQL
2 120 (31.83%) T-SQL
3 101 (26.79%) C#
4 59 (15.65%) JavaScript
5 55 (14.59%) PowerShell
6 40 (10.61%) VBScript
7 24 (6.37%) VB.NET
8 14 (3.71%) Java
9 11 (2.92%) VB
10 10 (2.65%) C++
11 9 (2.39%) VBA
12 6 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.06%) PHP
13 4 (1.06%) VB6
14 3 (0.80%) Korn
14 3 (0.80%) Perl
15 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.53%) Python
15 2 (0.53%) Ruby
16 1 (0.27%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (14.59%) Security Cleared
2 49 (13.00%) Degree
3 43 (11.41%) SC Cleared
4 41 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (8.49%) MCSE
6 7 (1.86%) MCDBA
7 6 (1.59%) CCNA
7 6 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.59%) MCITP
8 5 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.53%) CCA
10 2 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.53%) HND
10 2 (0.53%) MCP
10 2 (0.53%) OCP
10 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.53%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.51%) SLA
2 6 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.33%) QA
4 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 45 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.77%) vSphere
4 17 (4.51%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.71%) XenApp
6 11 (2.92%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.39%) VMware ESX
7 9 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.33%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.27%) Docker
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.27%) Squid
12 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.27%) vCloud
12 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (7.16%) Microsoft Clustering
2 22 (5.84%) SCCM
3 16 (4.24%) SCOM
4 11 (2.92%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (2.65%) NetBackup
5 10 (2.65%) WSUS
6 9 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.12%) Perfmon
8 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (1.59%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.06%) CA Spectrum
10 4 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (1.06%) SCVMM
10 4 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.80%) OpenSSO
11 3 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 187 (49.60%) Microsoft
2 86 (22.81%) VMware
3 49 (13.00%) Citrix
4 37 (9.81%) HP
5 33 (8.75%) Oracle
6 23 (6.10%) Cisco
7 19 (5.04%) Symantec
8 8 (2.12%) Cognos
8 8 (2.12%) EMC
8 8 (2.12%) ServiceNow
8 8 (2.12%) Sophos
9 7 (1.86%) arcserve
9 7 (1.86%) CA
9 7 (1.86%) SAP
9 7 (1.86%) Sybase
10 6 (1.59%) Meridio
10 6 (1.59%) NetApp
10 6 (1.59%) Sun
10 6 (1.59%) Veritas
11 5 (1.33%) Red Hat
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago