Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 92 102
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -25
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 0.27% 0.43%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.75% 1.10% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -11.86% +21.90%
North West median daily rate £370 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +13.69% -13.33% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 - £33.50
North West median hourly rate £27.00 - £33.50

SQL Server 2005 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 285 362 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.33% 24.86% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 268 282
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £300
90th Percentile £625 £583 £537
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £25.50 £14.86 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.60% -54.97% +106.25%
10th Percentile £9.00 £12.90 £20.83
90th Percentile £27.00 £20.34 £34.85
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £35.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +19.58% -10.63% +45.45%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SQL Server 2005 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +11 1 £360 +11.63%
Knutsford - 1 - -
SQL Server 2005
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
3 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (60.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (20.00%) Clustering
5 1 (20.00%) IPsec
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (20.00%) Local Government

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (20.00%) IPsec
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) DBA
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Structures
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (60.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Database Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Perfmon
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Lumension
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec