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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 441 273 156
Rank change year-on-year
-168 -117
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 207 442 775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.78% 1.40%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.70% 3.41% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 279 538
Median daily rate £365 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £237 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £13.45 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £40.50 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £26.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-25.23% -37.05%

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
12148 12958 12600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.79% 22.84% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8227 8358 7925
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 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 170 219
Median hourly rate £33.50 £32.30 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.35 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 -145 186 £363 +3.57% 79
London -130 56 £400 -5.88% 31
South East -41 43 £375 +17.18% 14
Hampshire +1 22 £463 +47.41% 2
West Midlands -10 22 £350 +11.11% 8
South West -15 20 £350 - 3
City of London -4 16 £500 +17.64% 6
Scotland -39 15 £338 -3.57% 8
Yorkshire -31 14 £325 +1.56% 12
Tyne and Wear -25 13 £288 -17.85% 1
North East -28 13 £288 -17.85% 1
Leeds -6 12 £325 +4.00% 3
West Yorkshire -23 12 £325 +1.56% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 12 £285 -18.57% 1
Bristol -2 10 £348 +5.30% 1
East of England -6 8 £340 -6.84%
Surrey -21 8 £410 +26.15% 1
Birmingham +3 6 £300 +0.84% 3
Glasgow -1 6 £238 -36.66% 6
Hook +5 5 £475 +21.79%
East Midlands +2 5 £375 +7.14% 3
North West -16 5 - - 7
Erskine -31 5 £300 -13.35%
Renfrewshire -31 5 £300 -13.35%
Cheshire - 5 - -
Winchester 0 4 £325 -
Chester - 4 - -
Oxfordshire +8 3 £300 +100.00% 2
Cobham +4 3 £410 -2.38%
Gloucestershire +3 3 £1,086 +189.46%

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 464 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 316 (68.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 309 (66.59%) SQL
4 219 (47.20%) Microsoft
5 191 (41.16%) Windows
6 181 (39.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 149 (32.11%) .NET
8 137 (29.53%) T-SQL
9 129 (27.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 125 (26.94%) C#
11 120 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 104 (22.41%) Windows Server
13 100 (21.55%) MS Excel
14 85 (18.32%) SQL Server 2000
15 78 (16.81%) Active Directory
15 78 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
16 76 (16.38%) PowerShell
17 74 (15.95%) Finance
18 67 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
18 67 (14.44%) Clustering
19 66 (14.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 65 (14.01%) Performance Tuning
21 64 (13.79%) ASP.NET
22 63 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
23 60 (12.93%) Oracle
24 58 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
25 55 (11.85%) SharePoint
25 55 (11.85%) Replication
26 53 (11.42%) Migration
26 53 (11.42%) ITIL

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 55 (11.85%) SharePoint
2 45 (9.70%) IIS
3 33 (7.11%) MS Exchange
4 19 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.72%) Apache
11 7 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (1.51%) Skype for Business
12 6 (1.29%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.08%) PowerExchange
14 4 (0.86%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.65%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.43%) SAS
16 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 100 (21.55%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.82%) MS Office
3 8 (1.72%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.29%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.65%) Misys Opics
4 1 (0.22%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.22%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.09%) Office 365
3 9 (1.94%) OneDrive
3 9 (1.94%) Yammer
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.22%) GitHub
5 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.54%) SAN
2 27 (5.82%) DNS
3 20 (4.31%) Firewall
4 19 (4.09%) DHCP
4 19 (4.09%) Intranet
5 10 (2.16%) Wireless
6 8 (1.72%) LAN
6 8 (1.72%) NAS
7 7 (1.51%) Internet
7 7 (1.51%) Kerberos
7 7 (1.51%) WAN
8 6 (1.29%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (1.29%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.08%) VLAN
9 5 (1.08%) VoIP
10 4 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.65%) Cisco Wireless
11 3 (0.65%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.65%) SMTP
11 3 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 316 (68.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 181 (39.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 129 (27.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 120 (25.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 85 (18.32%) SQL Server 2000
7 66 (14.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 43 (9.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 40 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
10 38 (8.19%) Oracle Database
11 26 (5.60%) Relational Database
12 21 (4.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (4.53%) RDBMS
13 18 (3.88%) BusinessObjects
14 17 (3.66%) Oracle Database 10g
15 15 (3.23%) MS Access
16 14 (3.02%) DTS
17 13 (2.80%) NoSQL
18 11 (2.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 11 (2.37%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 44 (9.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 15 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (1.94%) Subversion
5 7 (1.51%) NUnit
6 6 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (0.86%) JIRA
7 4 (0.86%) MSI
7 4 (0.86%) Selenium
8 3 (0.65%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.65%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.22%) FxCop
9 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.22%) JMeter
9 1 (0.22%) Moq
9 1 (0.22%) MSTest
9 1 (0.22%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.22%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.22%) StyleCop
General
1 74 (15.95%) Finance
2 25 (5.39%) Banking
3 20 (4.31%) Marketing
4 14 (3.02%) Back Office
5 11 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.16%) Law
6 10 (2.16%) Retail
7 9 (1.94%) Legal
8 6 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.08%) Games
10 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.86%) Front Office
10 4 (0.86%) Local Government
11 3 (0.65%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.43%) French Language
12 2 (0.43%) German Language
12 2 (0.43%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 174 (37.50%) Developer
2 142 (30.60%) DBA
3 132 (28.45%) SQL DBA
4 66 (14.22%) SQL Developer
5 63 (13.58%) SQL Server DBA
6 57 (12.28%) .NET Developer
7 44 (9.48%) Administrator
8 33 (7.11%) Consultant
9 28 (6.03%) C# Developer
10 25 (5.39%) SSIS Developer
11 24 (5.17%) Analyst
11 24 (5.17%) SSRS Developer
12 23 (4.96%) C# .NET Developer
12 23 (4.96%) SQL Server Developer
13 19 (4.09%) Architect
13 19 (4.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 15 (3.23%) Senior DBA
14 15 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
14 15 (3.23%) Support Analyst
15 14 (3.02%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (32.11%) .NET
2 64 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 48 (10.34%) XML
4 42 (9.05%) Web Services
5 33 (7.11%) CSS
6 32 (6.90%) HTML
7 27 (5.82%) .NET Framework
8 23 (4.96%) jQuery
9 22 (4.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (4.74%) WPF
10 20 (4.31%) WCF
11 17 (3.66%) MDX
12 16 (3.45%) HTML5
13 15 (3.23%) Entity Framework
13 15 (3.23%) WinForms
14 13 (2.80%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.80%) CSS3
15 10 (2.16%) Classic ASP
16 9 (1.94%) RESTful
17 8 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 67 (14.44%) Clustering
2 55 (11.85%) Replication
3 25 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.74%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.37%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.94%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.08%) Data Integration
8 5 (1.08%) EMC Centera
8 5 (1.08%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.86%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.86%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.86%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.86%) Online Games
10 3 (0.65%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.65%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 191 (41.16%) Windows
2 104 (22.41%) Windows Server
3 78 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (5.60%) Linux
7 22 (4.74%) Solaris
8 19 (4.09%) Unix
9 15 (3.23%) Windows 7
10 12 (2.59%) AIX
11 11 (2.37%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.86%) Android
13 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.86%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.65%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.65%) Windows Phone 8
15 2 (0.43%) CentOS
15 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (14.44%) Business Intelligence
2 65 (14.01%) Performance Tuning
3 53 (11.42%) ITIL
3 53 (11.42%) Migration
4 40 (8.62%) MVC
5 34 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (7.33%) Change Management
6 33 (7.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 33 (7.11%) ETL
7 29 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 23 (4.96%) High Availability
8 23 (4.96%) Mentoring
9 22 (4.74%) Project Management
10 21 (4.53%) Performance Monitoring
11 18 (3.88%) Database Mirroring
11 18 (3.88%) Problem Management
12 17 (3.66%) Database Tuning
12 17 (3.66%) TDD
13 16 (3.45%) OO
14 15 (3.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 309 (66.59%) SQL
2 137 (29.53%) T-SQL
3 125 (26.94%) C#
4 76 (16.38%) PowerShell
5 46 (9.91%) VBScript
6 40 (8.62%) VB.NET
7 35 (7.54%) JavaScript
8 34 (7.33%) VBA
9 31 (6.68%) VB
10 18 (3.88%) Java
11 17 (3.66%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.80%) C
12 13 (2.80%) Korn
13 11 (2.37%) C++
13 11 (2.37%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.08%) C-shell
14 5 (1.08%) Perl
14 5 (1.08%) VB6
15 4 (0.86%) Python
16 3 (0.65%) X++
Qualifications
1 35 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 32 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (4.96%) Degree
4 19 (4.09%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.59%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.59%) MCSE
6 8 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.29%) MCDBA
8 5 (1.08%) MCITP
9 4 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.65%) CCNA
10 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.43%) MCSA
11 2 (0.43%) MCTS
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%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.09%) SLA
2 14 (3.02%) QA
3 6 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.65%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.22%) HL7
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 78 (16.81%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.23%) vSphere
3 15 (3.23%) XenApp
4 14 (3.02%) Hyper-V
5 10 (2.16%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.94%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (1.08%) XenServer
8 3 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.65%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.65%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.43%) SRDF
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.22%) HDFS
10 1 (0.22%) vCloud
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (3.88%) SCCM
2 13 (2.80%) SCOM
3 12 (2.59%) WSUS
4 10 (2.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (1.94%) SCOrch
6 7 (1.51%) Perfmon
6 7 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (0.86%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.86%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.86%) Foglight
8 4 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.86%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.22%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 219 (47.20%) Microsoft
2 60 (12.93%) Oracle
3 52 (11.21%) VMware
4 31 (6.68%) HP
5 27 (5.82%) Citrix
6 18 (3.88%) Sybase
7 15 (3.23%) Veritas
8 13 (2.80%) Cisco
8 13 (2.80%) SAP
9 10 (2.16%) IBM
9 10 (2.16%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.94%) Lumension
11 8 (1.72%) Nintex
11 8 (1.72%) RedGate
11 8 (1.72%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.29%) EMC
12 6 (1.29%) Informatica
12 6 (1.29%) NetApp
12 6 (1.29%) Sophos
13 5 (1.08%) Dell
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