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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 451 285 213
Rank change year-on-year
-166 -72
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 199 425 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.76% 1.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.70% 3.22% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 269 408
Median daily rate £338 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 14
Median hourly rate £23.00 £28.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.58% +32.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £21.20 £16.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £42.25 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £28.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.58% +41.25%

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
11725 13193 11967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.86% 23.51% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7921 8615 7475
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 192 201
Median hourly rate £31.95 £27.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.18% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.84 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £52.17 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -8.33%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -142 169 £339 -3.21% 75
London -52 57 £388 -3.12% 14
North East -32 29 £310 +55.00% 4
Tyne and Wear -34 28 £310 +148.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 26 £310 +148.00% 4
South East -64 22 £365 +1.03% 18
Scotland -19 19 £300 -14.28% 3
City of London +36 14 £461 +8.52% 5
West Midlands -22 14 £325 +3.17% 9
South West -4 13 £350 +7.69% 3
Yorkshire -13 13 £330 +5.60% 10
East of England -15 12 £375 +11.11% 3
West Yorkshire -24 10 £330 +5.60% 9
Erskine -34 10 £300 -25.00%
Renfrewshire -34 10 £300 -25.00%
Hertfordshire +17 9 £375 -
Leeds -5 9 £328 +9.16% 7
Glasgow +2 8 £313 -16.66% 2
Berkshire +4 7 £300 +5.72% 4
East Midlands -6 6 £388 +33.62% 3
Surrey -20 5 £388 - 1
Bristol +7 4 £335 +24.07% 1
Hampshire -3 4 £325 -27.77% 6
West Sussex -17 4 £365 -11.51%
Guildford +6 3 £325 -3.34%
Crawley +1 3 £365 -11.51%
North Yorkshire +1 3 £450 +12.50%
Northamptonshire 0 3 £388 -
Birmingham -7 3 £388 +15.67% 3
Coventry -7 3 £325 - 1

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 434 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 304 (70.05%) SQL
3 303 (69.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 222 (51.15%) Microsoft
5 190 (43.78%) Windows
6 172 (39.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 142 (32.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 132 (30.41%) T-SQL
9 126 (29.03%) .NET
10 118 (27.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 103 (23.73%) C#
12 101 (23.27%) Windows Server
13 100 (23.04%) Active Directory
14 93 (21.43%) MS Excel
15 89 (20.51%) Clustering
16 81 (18.66%) PowerShell
17 80 (18.43%) VMware
18 78 (17.97%) Performance Tuning
19 75 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
20 72 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
21 67 (15.44%) SQL Server 2000
22 66 (15.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 64 (14.75%) SharePoint
24 59 (13.59%) ASP.NET
24 59 (13.59%) Windows Server 2012
25 58 (13.36%) Replication
26 56 (12.90%) Security Cleared
27 53 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
27 53 (12.21%) Finance
28 52 (11.98%) Oracle

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 64 (14.75%) SharePoint
2 44 (10.14%) IIS
2 44 (10.14%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (5.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (3.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (3.69%) Skype for Business
6 15 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (2.07%) Apache
9 9 (2.07%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.61%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.38%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.15%) CMS
14 4 (0.92%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.69%) SAS
Applications
1 93 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.91%) MS Office
3 8 (1.84%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.69%) MS Project
4 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.69%) Misys Opics
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.23%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.23%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.23%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.38%) Office 365
3 7 (1.61%) OneDrive
3 7 (1.61%) Yammer
4 6 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.69%) SaaS
6 2 (0.46%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.23%) GitHub
7 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.76%) SAN
2 35 (8.06%) DNS
3 30 (6.91%) DHCP
4 25 (5.76%) Firewall
5 14 (3.23%) Intranet
5 14 (3.23%) Wireless
6 10 (2.30%) VPN
7 9 (2.07%) NAS
7 9 (2.07%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.84%) VoIP
9 7 (1.61%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.61%) SMTP
10 6 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (1.38%) Internet
10 6 (1.38%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.38%) LAN
10 6 (1.38%) MPLS
10 6 (1.38%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.38%) WAN
11 5 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 434 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 303 (69.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 172 (39.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 142 (32.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 118 (27.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (15.44%) SQL Server 2000
7 66 (15.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 47 (10.83%) SQL Server 2014
9 38 (8.76%) Data Warehouse
10 32 (7.37%) Oracle Database
11 19 (4.38%) BusinessObjects
12 18 (4.15%) DTS
13 17 (3.92%) OLAP
14 16 (3.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (3.46%) Relational Database
16 13 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (3.00%) RDBMS
17 11 (2.53%) Sybase ASE
18 10 (2.30%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
18 10 (2.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 40 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (6.68%) Visual Studio
3 18 (4.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (2.30%) Subversion
5 7 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (1.15%) NUnit
7 4 (0.92%) JIRA
7 4 (0.92%) MSI
7 4 (0.92%) Selenium
8 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.46%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.46%) TortoiseSVN
9 1 (0.23%) FxCop
9 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.23%) NeoLoad
9 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.23%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.23%) StyleCop
General
1 53 (12.21%) Finance
2 14 (3.23%) Banking
3 12 (2.76%) Back Office
3 12 (2.76%) Marketing
4 7 (1.61%) Legal
5 6 (1.38%) Law
5 6 (1.38%) Retail
6 5 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.92%) Advertising
7 4 (0.92%) Publishing
8 3 (0.69%) Games
8 3 (0.69%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Front Office
9 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 152 (35.02%) Developer
2 124 (28.57%) DBA
3 120 (27.65%) SQL DBA
4 55 (12.67%) SQL Developer
5 52 (11.98%) SQL Server DBA
6 46 (10.60%) .NET Developer
7 45 (10.37%) Administrator
8 31 (7.14%) Consultant
9 26 (5.99%) C# Developer
10 23 (5.30%) SSIS Developer
11 22 (5.07%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 20 (4.61%) C# .NET Developer
12 20 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (4.15%) SSRS Developer
14 17 (3.92%) SQL Server Developer
15 16 (3.69%) SharePoint Developer
16 15 (3.46%) Analyst
17 14 (3.23%) Architect
17 14 (3.23%) Support Engineer
17 14 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (29.03%) .NET
2 59 (13.59%) ASP.NET
3 37 (8.53%) Web Services
4 36 (8.29%) XML
5 35 (8.06%) CSS
6 29 (6.68%) HTML
7 26 (5.99%) .NET Framework
8 25 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (5.76%) jQuery
9 21 (4.84%) WCF
10 19 (4.38%) MDX
11 15 (3.46%) AngularJS
11 15 (3.46%) HTML5
11 15 (3.46%) WPF
12 13 (3.00%) CSS3
13 11 (2.53%) Entity Framework
13 11 (2.53%) WinForms
14 10 (2.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 9 (2.07%) Classic ASP
16 7 (1.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 89 (20.51%) Clustering
2 58 (13.36%) Replication
3 35 (8.06%) Computer Science
4 29 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.23%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.84%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.38%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.38%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.15%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.92%) PKI
10 4 (0.92%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.69%) Blog
11 3 (0.69%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.69%) NHS
12 2 (0.46%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.46%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 190 (43.78%) Windows
2 101 (23.27%) Windows Server
3 75 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (13.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (5.53%) Linux
7 17 (3.92%) Windows 7
8 13 (3.00%) Solaris
9 12 (2.76%) Unix
9 12 (2.76%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.61%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.38%) Android
11 6 (1.38%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.15%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.15%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.69%) AIX
13 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.46%) CentOS
14 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.46%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (17.97%) Performance Tuning
2 72 (16.59%) Business Intelligence
3 51 (11.75%) Migration
4 45 (10.37%) ITIL
5 37 (8.53%) ETL
5 37 (8.53%) MVC
6 30 (6.91%) Change Management
6 30 (6.91%) Database Mirroring
7 29 (6.68%) High Availability
8 28 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (5.53%) Mentoring
10 23 (5.30%) Service Delivery
11 22 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (4.61%) Problem Management
13 19 (4.38%) Database Tuning
14 17 (3.92%) Incident Management
14 17 (3.92%) SDLC
15 15 (3.46%) Data Modelling
15 15 (3.46%) Performance Monitoring
16 13 (3.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 304 (70.05%) SQL
2 132 (30.41%) T-SQL
3 103 (23.73%) C#
4 81 (18.66%) PowerShell
5 49 (11.29%) VBScript
6 34 (7.83%) JavaScript
7 32 (7.37%) VB.NET
8 23 (5.30%) VB
9 20 (4.61%) VBA
10 13 (3.00%) Java
11 10 (2.30%) Korn
11 10 (2.30%) Shell Script
12 8 (1.84%) C
13 6 (1.38%) C++
13 6 (1.38%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.92%) Perl
14 4 (0.92%) Python
15 3 (0.69%) PHP
15 3 (0.69%) VB6
16 2 (0.46%) X++
Qualifications
1 56 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 48 (11.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (10.14%) Degree
4 37 (8.53%) SC Cleared
5 32 (7.37%) MCSE
6 15 (3.46%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.07%) MCITP
8 7 (1.61%) MCDBA
9 6 (1.38%) CCNA
9 6 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.69%) HND
11 3 (0.69%) MCP
11 3 (0.69%) MCTS
12 2 (0.46%) CCA
12 2 (0.46%) CCENT
12 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.30%) SLA
2 9 (2.07%) QA
3 6 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.38%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 100 (23.04%) Active Directory
2 42 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.61%) vSphere
5 19 (4.38%) XenApp
6 11 (2.53%) VMware ESX
7 9 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.84%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.15%) XenServer
10 3 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.69%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.46%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.23%) HDFS
12 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (8.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 19 (4.38%) Failover Clustering
2 19 (4.38%) SCCM
3 18 (4.15%) SCOM
4 10 (2.30%) Perfmon
4 10 (2.30%) WSUS
5 7 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (1.61%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.61%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.15%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.92%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.46%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 222 (51.15%) Microsoft
2 80 (18.43%) VMware
3 52 (11.98%) Oracle
4 51 (11.75%) Citrix
5 43 (9.91%) HP
6 20 (4.61%) Cisco
7 16 (3.69%) Symantec
8 13 (3.00%) Sybase
9 12 (2.76%) Lumension
9 12 (2.76%) SAP
10 10 (2.30%) ServiceNow
11 9 (2.07%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.07%) Sophos
11 9 (2.07%) Veritas
12 8 (1.84%) EMC
12 8 (1.84%) Nintex
13 7 (1.61%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.61%) IBM
14 6 (1.38%) Dell
14 6 (1.38%) Sun
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