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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 459 302 222
Rank change year-on-year
-157 -80
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 196 419 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.74% 0.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.63% 3.16% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 273 345
Median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 15
Median hourly rate £13.89 £30.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.82% +53.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £23.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £42.25 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.89 £30.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-54.82% +53.75%

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
12047 13248 11847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.31% 23.26% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8023 8611 7313
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 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 187 198
Median hourly rate £29.94 £27.78 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +1.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £52.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +14.00%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -162 170 £338 -3.57% 79
London -90 46 £350 -6.66% 15
South East -48 29 £365 +3.54% 12
North East -19 22 £310 +40.90% 2
Tyne and Wear -27 21 £310 -26.19% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 20 £310 -26.19% 1
Yorkshire -11 19 £325 +4.00% 13
West Midlands -37 14 £340 -9.33% 7
South West -16 13 £326 -0.38% 7
Scotland -9 12 £300 -20.00% 1
East of England -17 12 £375 +15.38% 2
West Yorkshire -6 11 £325 +8.33% 10
Leeds -2 8 £305 +1.66% 9
Hertfordshire +21 7 £375 - 1
Berkshire +4 7 £370 +5.71%
North West -5 7 £325 -13.33% 15
East Midlands -6 7 £313 +7.75% 4
City of London +9 6 £413 +4.43% 8
Glasgow +4 6 £313 -16.66% 1
North Yorkshire -1 6 £444 +10.93% 1
West Sussex -2 6 £380 -7.87% 1
Hampshire -10 6 £325 -26.96% 6
Renfrewshire -15 6 £300 -29.41%
Erskine -18 6 £300 -29.41%
Cambridgeshire +6 5 £400 +28.51% 1
Surrey -15 5 £406 +4.83% 1
Belfast - 5 - -
County Antrim - 5 - -
Northern Ireland - 5 - -
Manchester -8 4 £338 -15.62% 9

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 405 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 288 (71.11%) SQL
3 281 (69.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 209 (51.60%) Microsoft
5 180 (44.44%) Windows
6 149 (36.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 137 (33.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 123 (30.37%) T-SQL
9 116 (28.64%) .NET
10 108 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 97 (23.95%) Active Directory
12 92 (22.72%) Windows Server
13 90 (22.22%) C#
14 84 (20.74%) VMware
15 82 (20.25%) Clustering
16 81 (20.00%) MS Excel
17 77 (19.01%) Performance Tuning
18 76 (18.77%) PowerShell
19 70 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
20 69 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
21 62 (15.31%) SharePoint
21 62 (15.31%) ASP.NET
22 60 (14.81%) Replication
23 59 (14.57%) Security Cleared
24 56 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
25 55 (13.58%) SQL Server 2014
25 55 (13.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 54 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
27 53 (13.09%) SQL Server 2000
28 52 (12.84%) Finance

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 62 (15.31%) SharePoint
2 44 (10.86%) IIS
3 42 (10.37%) MS Exchange
4 22 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 21 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (3.46%) Skype for Business
8 13 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (2.96%) Apache
9 12 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (2.22%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (1.73%) Tomcat
14 6 (1.48%) WebLogic
15 5 (1.23%) CMS
16 4 (0.99%) Apache Solr
17 3 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
17 3 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 81 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.41%) MS Office
3 7 (1.73%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.74%) MS Project
5 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.25%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.25%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.46%) Office 365
3 5 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.74%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.74%) SaaS
4 3 (0.74%) Yammer
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.25%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.36%) SAN
2 32 (7.90%) DNS
3 28 (6.91%) DHCP
4 27 (6.67%) Firewall
5 14 (3.46%) Wireless
6 11 (2.72%) Intranet
6 11 (2.72%) VPN
7 9 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.98%) NAS
8 8 (1.98%) VoIP
9 7 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (1.73%) iSCSI
9 7 (1.73%) Kerberos
9 7 (1.73%) MPLS
9 7 (1.73%) SMTP
10 6 (1.48%) Internet
10 6 (1.48%) LAN
11 5 (1.23%) VLAN
11 5 (1.23%) WAN
12 4 (0.99%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 281 (69.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 149 (36.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 137 (33.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 108 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (13.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 55 (13.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 53 (13.09%) SQL Server 2000
8 39 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (5.43%) Oracle Database
10 18 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
11 16 (3.95%) DTS
12 13 (3.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 12 (2.96%) OLAP
13 12 (2.96%) Relational Database
14 11 (2.72%) RDBMS
14 11 (2.72%) Sybase ASE
15 10 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 9 (2.22%) NoSQL
17 8 (1.98%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 40 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (7.16%) Visual Studio
3 16 (3.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (1.73%) Subversion
5 6 (1.48%) NUnit
5 6 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (1.23%) MSI
7 4 (0.99%) JIRA
7 4 (0.99%) Selenium
8 2 (0.49%) Moq
8 2 (0.49%) MSTest
8 2 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.25%) NMock
9 1 (0.25%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.25%) StyleCop
9 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.25%) WiX
General
1 52 (12.84%) Finance
2 13 (3.21%) Banking
3 9 (2.22%) Back Office
3 9 (2.22%) Marketing
4 7 (1.73%) Advertising
4 7 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.99%) Law
6 4 (0.99%) Legal
6 4 (0.99%) Publishing
6 4 (0.99%) Retail
7 3 (0.74%) Local Government
8 2 (0.49%) Games
8 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 141 (34.81%) Developer
2 111 (27.41%) DBA
3 107 (26.42%) SQL DBA
4 54 (13.33%) SQL Developer
5 46 (11.36%) Administrator
6 42 (10.37%) .NET Developer
7 41 (10.12%) SQL Server DBA
8 30 (7.41%) Consultant
9 25 (6.17%) SSIS Developer
10 21 (5.19%) C# Developer
10 21 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 16 (3.95%) Analyst
12 16 (3.95%) SSAS Developer
12 16 (3.95%) SSRS Developer
12 16 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
14 14 (3.46%) SQL Server Developer
15 13 (3.21%) ASP.NET Developer
15 13 (3.21%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (28.64%) .NET
2 62 (15.31%) ASP.NET
3 34 (8.40%) CSS
4 32 (7.90%) Web Services
5 31 (7.65%) .NET Framework
6 28 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 27 (6.67%) jQuery
8 24 (5.93%) HTML
8 24 (5.93%) XML
9 21 (5.19%) WCF
10 15 (3.70%) AngularJS
10 15 (3.70%) Entity Framework
10 15 (3.70%) MDX
11 13 (3.21%) HTML5
11 13 (3.21%) WPF
12 11 (2.72%) CSS3
13 8 (1.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 8 (1.98%) WinForms
14 7 (1.73%) Ajax
14 7 (1.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (20.25%) Clustering
2 60 (14.81%) Replication
3 38 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 28 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.72%) N-Tier
7 9 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.98%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.73%) NHS
10 5 (1.23%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.23%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.99%) PKI
11 4 (0.99%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.74%) Blog
12 3 (0.74%) Fintech
12 3 (0.74%) Mainframe
13 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.49%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 180 (44.44%) Windows
2 92 (22.72%) Windows Server
3 70 (17.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 56 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (5.19%) Linux
7 15 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 13 (3.21%) Solaris
9 12 (2.96%) Unix
9 12 (2.96%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.98%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.23%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.23%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.99%) Android
12 4 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.49%) CentOS
13 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.49%) MVS
13 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.01%) Performance Tuning
2 69 (17.04%) Business Intelligence
3 48 (11.85%) Migration
4 45 (11.11%) ITIL
5 40 (9.88%) MVC
6 39 (9.63%) ETL
7 34 (8.40%) Database Mirroring
8 27 (6.67%) Change Management
9 26 (6.42%) High Availability
10 24 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 22 (5.43%) Mentoring
12 20 (4.94%) Problem Management
13 18 (4.44%) Incident Management
13 18 (4.44%) Service Delivery
14 17 (4.20%) Change Control
14 17 (4.20%) SDLC
15 16 (3.95%) Data Modelling
16 14 (3.46%) Database Tuning
17 13 (3.21%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 288 (71.11%) SQL
2 123 (30.37%) T-SQL
3 90 (22.22%) C#
4 76 (18.77%) PowerShell
5 50 (12.35%) VBScript
6 32 (7.90%) JavaScript
7 29 (7.16%) VB.NET
8 17 (4.20%) VB
9 9 (2.22%) Shell Script
9 9 (2.22%) VBA
10 8 (1.98%) Java
10 8 (1.98%) Korn
11 6 (1.48%) C
12 5 (1.23%) PHP
13 4 (0.99%) C++
14 3 (0.74%) Perl
14 3 (0.74%) Python
14 3 (0.74%) VB6
15 2 (0.49%) ABAP
15 2 (0.49%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 59 (14.57%) Security Cleared
2 50 (12.35%) Degree
3 47 (11.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (9.63%) SC Cleared
5 33 (8.15%) MCSE
6 15 (3.70%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.22%) MCITP
8 8 (1.98%) MCDBA
9 7 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.48%) CCNA
10 6 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.74%) MCTS
13 2 (0.49%) CCA
13 2 (0.49%) CCENT
13 2 (0.49%) OCP
13 2 (0.49%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.49%) PMP
13 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.44%) SLA
2 6 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.48%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.23%) QA
4 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 97 (23.95%) Active Directory
2 44 (10.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.69%) vSphere
4 17 (4.20%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.95%) XenApp
6 10 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (2.22%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.48%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.23%) XenServer
11 3 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.25%) HDFS
13 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 35 (8.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 21 (5.19%) SCCM
3 17 (4.20%) SCOM
4 12 (2.96%) Failover Clustering
5 9 (2.22%) Perfmon
5 9 (2.22%) WSUS
6 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 8 (1.98%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.99%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.99%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.49%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 209 (51.60%) Microsoft
2 84 (20.74%) VMware
3 49 (12.10%) Citrix
4 42 (10.37%) HP
4 42 (10.37%) Oracle
5 19 (4.69%) Cisco
6 17 (4.20%) Symantec
7 14 (3.46%) Sybase
8 13 (3.21%) SAP
9 12 (2.96%) Lumension
10 10 (2.47%) Sophos
11 9 (2.22%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.98%) Veritas
13 7 (1.73%) arcserve
13 7 (1.73%) CA
13 7 (1.73%) EMC
13 7 (1.73%) Nintex
14 6 (1.48%) Cognos
14 6 (1.48%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.48%) Sun
Dorchester, Dorset
Networkers
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £308 - 343 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
aap3
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Travel Expenses
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £345 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
TDA Group
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago