Period
to 17 June 2019

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 6 months to 17 June 2019 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 227 242 212
Rank change year-on-year +15 -30 -9
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 7 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.19% 0.39%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.42% 0.75% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 21
City of London median daily rate £450 £469 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -2.44%
10th Percentile £409 £269 £406
90th Percentile £525 £592 £500
Central London median daily rate £450 £469 £450
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,651 1,731 1,671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 25.75% 25.12% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,301 1,422 1,323
City of London median daily rate £535 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £406 £363 £330
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £516 £500
% change year-on-year +1.69% +3.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 3
City of London median hourly rate £44.57 £22.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.29% +3.49% +13.16%
10th Percentile £30.45 £20.63 £20.75
90th Percentile £57.35 £36.90 £22.85
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +39.53% +13.16%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Replication
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 5 (71.43%) High Availability
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Optimisation
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (71.43%) Task Automation
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2017
3 5 (71.43%) SAN
3 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
4 4 (57.14%) Power Platform
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) Power BI
4 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (42.86%) Banking
6 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
6 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making

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 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server 2017
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (57.14%) Power BI
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (14.29%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (14.29%) QlikView
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) DBA
2 5 (71.43%) SQL DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (14.29%) QlikView Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Replication
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) High Availability
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Optimisation
1 5 (71.43%) Task Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Decision-Making
4 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Data Security
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (14.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle