Period
to 19 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 19 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 695 759 672
Rank change year-on-year +64 -87 -94
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 66 108 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.086% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.40% 0.51% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 63 132
England median daily rate £425 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +14.48%
10th Percentile £304 £194 £258
90th Percentile £538 £521 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
England median hourly rate £13.99 £16.25 £29.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.91% -45.49% +124.47%
UK median hourly rate £13.99 £16.25 £29.81
% change year-on-year -13.91% -45.49% +124.47%

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 England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 16,465 21,367 20,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.53% 22.63% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,243 15,027 14,270
England median daily rate £475 £475 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.83% +7.65%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £313
90th Percentile £667 £644 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 221 261
England median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.99 £14.38 £14.25
90th Percentile £72.50 £57.50 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £32.58 £33.50 £31.15
% change year-on-year -2.75% +7.54% +10.54%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2019. 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
South East +51 22 £425 +325.00% 3
London +45 22 £525 +16.67% 7
Midlands +48 15 £450 +22.45% 2
West Midlands +39 10 £365 +32.73% 1
East Midlands +19 5 £450 +16.88% 1
East of England +31 4 £338 -22.86% 6
North of England +33 3 £365 +1.39% 5
Yorkshire +32 2 £365 -27.00% 1
North West +5 1 - - 4
South West -18 1 £470 +34.29% 2
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 45 (68.18%) SQL
3 34 (51.52%) Windows
4 29 (43.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (43.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
5 23 (34.85%) PowerShell
6 21 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (30.30%) C#
7 20 (30.30%) .NET
8 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (28.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (27.27%) Windows Server
10 16 (24.24%) Azure
11 14 (21.21%) SQL Server 2017
12 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
12 13 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (18.18%) IIS
13 12 (18.18%) T-SQL
13 12 (18.18%) Clustering
14 11 (16.67%) Migration
15 10 (15.15%) Back Office
15 10 (15.15%) MVC
15 10 (15.15%) Finance
15 10 (15.15%) VMware
15 10 (15.15%) .NET Framework
15 10 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (13.64%) Oracle Database
16 9 (13.64%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (13.64%) High Availability

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (18.18%) IIS
2 8 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.52%) CMS
5 1 (1.52%) Confluence
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Misys Opics
2 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Azure
2 7 (10.61%) npm
3 4 (6.06%) AWS
3 4 (6.06%) Azure Functions
3 4 (6.06%) Serverless
4 2 (3.03%) IaaS
4 2 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) SAN
2 4 (6.06%) DHCP
2 4 (6.06%) DNS
2 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.03%) Internet
3 2 (3.03%) NAS
3 2 (3.03%) VLAN
3 2 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.52%) Firewall
4 1 (1.52%) LAN
4 1 (1.52%) VPN
4 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (43.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 29 (43.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (31.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (28.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (21.21%) SQL Server 2017
6 10 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (13.64%) Oracle Database
7 9 (13.64%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (10.61%) NoSQL
9 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
12 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (4.55%) Qlik Sense
12 3 (4.55%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (10.61%) gulp
2 7 (10.61%) jspm
3 5 (7.58%) Moq
3 5 (7.58%) NUnit
4 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (15.15%) Back Office
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.03%) Law
4 2 (3.03%) Local Government
5 1 (1.52%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Developer
2 14 (21.21%) DBA
3 12 (18.18%) SQL DBA
4 11 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) BizTalk Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Applications Support
6 7 (10.61%) Applications Support Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.58%) SQL Developer
8 4 (6.06%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Operations Support Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) SQL Server DBA
8 4 (6.06%) Windows Specialist
9 3 (4.55%) Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
9 3 (4.55%) QlikView Consultant
9 3 (4.55%) QlikView Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) .NET
2 10 (15.15%) .NET Framework
3 9 (13.64%) .NET Core
3 9 (13.64%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (13.64%) XSLT
4 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET
4 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (12.12%) Entity Framework
4 8 (12.12%) jQuery
4 8 (12.12%) WCF
4 8 (12.12%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (10.61%) AngularJS
5 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (10.61%) HTML
5 7 (10.61%) OAuth
5 7 (10.61%) Sass
6 6 (9.09%) Ajax
6 6 (9.09%) CSS
6 6 (9.09%) JSON
6 6 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Clustering
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.58%) Public Cloud
4 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.55%) Replication
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.52%) NHS
6 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 34 (51.52%) Windows
2 18 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 7 (10.61%) Windows 10
3 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.03%) AIX
7 1 (1.52%) HPUX
7 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (1.52%) Unix
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (16.67%) Migration
4 10 (15.15%) MVC
5 9 (13.64%) High Availability
5 9 (13.64%) ITIL
6 8 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (12.12%) Scrum
6 8 (12.12%) Story Points
7 7 (10.61%) B2C
7 7 (10.61%) Change Control
7 7 (10.61%) Decision-Making
7 7 (10.61%) DevOps
7 7 (10.61%) E-Commerce
7 7 (10.61%) ERD
7 7 (10.61%) Microservices
7 7 (10.61%) SOLID
7 7 (10.61%) TDD
7 7 (10.61%) UML
8 6 (9.09%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 45 (68.18%) SQL
2 23 (34.85%) PowerShell
3 20 (30.30%) C#
4 12 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 8 (12.12%) JavaScript
6 7 (10.61%) TypeScript
7 6 (9.09%) VBA
8 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.03%) VB
9 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) MCSE
2 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) CCDP
3 1 (1.52%) CCNA
3 1 (1.52%) CCNP
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) SLA
2 6 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.61%) Docker
2 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.52%) XenApp
5 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) SCCM
2 7 (10.61%) MIIS
3 5 (7.58%) SCOM
4 4 (6.06%) Terraform
4 4 (6.06%) WSUS
5 2 (3.03%) Data Guard
5 2 (3.03%) Nessus
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) Foglight
6 1 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.52%) SCSM
6 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.15%) VMware
3 9 (13.64%) Oracle
4 6 (9.09%) Infor
4 6 (9.09%) Misys
4 6 (9.09%) Sun
4 6 (9.09%) Trayport
5 3 (4.55%) Cisco
6 2 (3.03%) Avaya
6 2 (3.03%) Dell
6 2 (3.03%) Qualys
6 2 (3.03%) Remedy
6 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.52%) Apple
7 1 (1.52%) Citrix
7 1 (1.52%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.52%) NetApp
7 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.52%) Veritas