The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 29 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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 115 116
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 8 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.36% 0.53%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.00% 2.24% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 12
Median daily rate £400 £170 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +135.29% -30.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £238 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the East of England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 401 401 557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.86% 16.17% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 234 345
Median daily rate £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +32.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £19.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the East of England

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the East of England

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the East of England

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £413 +61.76%
Norfolk 0 2 - -
Essex -8 2 £400 - 2
Suffolk -1 1 £255 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
SQL Server 2005
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East of England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (72.22%) SQL
3 12 (66.67%) Windows
4 11 (61.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (61.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (55.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (55.56%) ITIL
6 9 (50.00%) Clustering
6 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (38.89%) VMware
8 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
8 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (38.89%) High Availability
8 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
8 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
9 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (33.33%) MCSE
10 5 (27.78%) Oracle
10 5 (27.78%) SAN
11 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (22.22%) Migration
11 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
11 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (61.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (61.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (55.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 10 (55.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (16.67%) DTS
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) DBA
2 11 (61.11%) SQL DBA
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior DBA
5 2 (11.11%) Senior SQL DBA
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) SSIS Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Clustering
2 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.56%) Unix
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) High Availability
3 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (22.22%) Database Security
3 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 3 (16.67%) Information Management
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 7 (38.89%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (33.33%) MCSE
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (16.67%) MCDBA
4 3 (16.67%) MCITP
4 3 (16.67%) OCP
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Data Guard
1 4 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.56%) Remedy
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds