The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SQL Server 2005 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 65 61
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.49% 0.37% 0.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.16% 1.94% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £375 £388 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +15.67%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £23.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -30.30%  

SQL Server 2005 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 139 155 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 22.60% 18.93% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 106 116
Median daily rate £378 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.43% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £486 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £351
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.27 £26.75
% change year-on-year +21.52% +16.89%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SQL Server 2005 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 in Birmingham

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Birmingham

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) CSS3
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (25.00%) QlikView
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (50.00%) CSS
2 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cognos