The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
North West / Cheshire
Rank 49 77 -
Rank change year-on-year +28 -  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 0.41% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.44% 2.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £368 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -0.70% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £17.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +61.76% -50.72%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 139 194 214
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 26.28% 19.92% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 121 148
Median daily rate £388 £340 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -22.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £503 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Cheshire

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Chester +5 1 £360 -
SQL Server 2005
North West

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (25.00%) Perfmon
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Business Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Data Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) DHTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (25.00%) Perfmon
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Lumension
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec