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 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
England > East of England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 121 101
Rank change year-on-year -12 -20  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 6 12 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.26% 0.47% 1.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.31% 2.17% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 28
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
10th Percentile £305 £331 £200
90th Percentile £425 £438 £375
England median daily rate £388 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +13.97% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.04%  
England median hourly rate £34.50 £23.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -2.12%  

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 457 554 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.45% 21.66% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 675 900
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £300 £233 £249
90th Percentile £550 £510 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 44 41
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £34.75 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.64% +47.87%  
10th Percentile £15.00 £26.25 £18.50
90th Percentile £35.50 £41.93 £47.50
England median hourly rate £31.00 £30.75 £25.83
% change year-on-year +0.81% +19.04%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 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 June 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
Essex -12 3 £400 -
Hertfordshire -10 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £300 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
SQL Server 2005
England

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

1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 12 (85.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (57.14%) T-SQL
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (50.00%) Migration
6 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (50.00%) High Availability
7 6 (42.86%) Clustering
7 6 (42.86%) ITIL
8 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (28.57%) MCSE
10 3 (21.43%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (21.43%) .NET
10 3 (21.43%) Oracle
10 3 (21.43%) SAN
10 3 (21.43%) Database Mirroring
10 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database

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 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (85.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (64.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (14.29%) DTS
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) DBA
2 9 (64.29%) SQL DBA
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) Ajax
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) High Availability
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 2 (14.29%) Database Security
5 2 (14.29%) Information Management
5 2 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
6 1 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) MVC
6 1 (7.14%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) MCDBA
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) OCP
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Data Guard
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds