The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 28 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 150 173
Rank change year-on-year +2 +23  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 18 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.15% 1.85% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 22
Median daily rate £450 £473 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +11.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £355 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £598
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 £28.25
% change year-on-year +50.00% -18.58%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 836 813 1475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 25.62% 24.15% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 648 1171
Median daily rate £503 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.78% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.88 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.27% -40.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the City of London

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 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 City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (70.83%) C#
3 17 (70.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (66.67%) Windows
5 15 (62.50%) .NET
5 15 (62.50%) MVC
6 14 (58.33%) jQuery
7 13 (54.17%) CSS
7 13 (54.17%) HTML
8 12 (50.00%) SQL
8 12 (50.00%) NUnit
8 12 (50.00%) MSTest
8 12 (50.00%) Moq
8 12 (50.00%) AngularJS
9 11 (45.83%) WCF
10 10 (41.67%) Ajax
11 8 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
11 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
13 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
13 5 (20.83%) Finance
13 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
13 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (16.67%) REST
14 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
15 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
15 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 3 (12.50%) Migration
15 3 (12.50%) Replication

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (4.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (70.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.17%) DTS
6 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Moq
1 12 (50.00%) MSTest
1 12 (50.00%) NUnit
2 4 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.17%) gulp
4 1 (4.17%) jspm
4 1 (4.17%) ReSharper
4 1 (4.17%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Law
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Digital Economy
3 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Developer
2 10 (41.67%) .NET Developer
3 9 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 9 (37.50%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Angular Developer
5 4 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (16.67%) DBA
6 3 (12.50%) SQL DBA
7 2 (8.33%) Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) Data Migration Business Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Migration Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) PHP Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Project Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (62.50%) .NET
2 14 (58.33%) jQuery
3 13 (54.17%) CSS
3 13 (54.17%) HTML
4 12 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 11 (45.83%) WCF
6 10 (41.67%) Ajax
7 8 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
8 4 (16.67%) REST
9 3 (12.50%) .NET Core
9 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (12.50%) Entity Framework
10 2 (8.33%) Aurelia
10 2 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (8.33%) HTML5
10 2 (8.33%) NHibernate
10 2 (8.33%) WinForms
11 1 (4.17%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Blog
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Fintech
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) MVC
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (8.33%) BDD
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (8.33%) ETL
4 2 (8.33%) OO
4 2 (8.33%) OOP
4 2 (8.33%) TDD
4 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
1 1 (4.17%) Opsview
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) iManage
3 1 (4.17%) Reuters
3 1 (4.17%) Splunk