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 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 453 299
Rank change year-on-year -6 -154  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 124 168 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.34% 0.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.28% 1.56% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 119 231
Median daily rate £400 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £274 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £488 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Median hourly rate £34.50 £23.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -2.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.53 £13.22 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.03 £39.13 £53.92
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 England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9673 10772 11887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.38% 21.78% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14236 16294 18356
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 287 320
Median hourly rate £31.00 £31.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £15.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
London +6 51 £451 +9.21% 6
South East +30 24 £344 -1.78% 3
North of England +37 22 £350 +12.90% 10
Midlands +14 16 £350 +2.94% 2
North West +35 15 £350 +3.70% 3
West Midlands +22 11 £350 +7.69% 2
East of England -8 6 £400 +6.66% 1
East Midlands -10 5 £350 -9.67%
South West -10 5 £350 +1.44% 3
Yorkshire +9 4 - - 7
North East +49 3 £310 -
SQL Server 2005
UK

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 England region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 274 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 192 (70.07%) SQL
3 178 (64.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 145 (52.92%) Windows
5 134 (48.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 124 (45.26%) Microsoft
7 119 (43.43%) .NET
8 84 (30.66%) C#
9 75 (27.37%) Windows Server
10 69 (25.18%) T-SQL
11 65 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
12 61 (22.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 56 (20.44%) MVC
13 56 (20.44%) VMware
14 55 (20.07%) Oracle
15 51 (18.61%) ASP.NET
15 51 (18.61%) CSS
15 51 (18.61%) SQL Server 2014
15 51 (18.61%) Oracle Database
16 50 (18.25%) HTML
17 49 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
17 49 (17.88%) Windows Server 2012
18 48 (17.52%) JavaScript
19 47 (17.15%) Oracle Database 10g
19 47 (17.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 47 (17.15%) Windows Server 2008
20 46 (16.79%) Linux
20 46 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
21 45 (16.42%) Finance
22 43 (15.69%) Migration

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 36 (13.14%) IIS
2 26 (9.49%) SharePoint
3 25 (9.12%) MS Exchange
4 16 (5.84%) Apache
5 10 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.92%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.55%) JBoss
7 7 (2.55%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (1.82%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.46%) CMS
9 4 (1.46%) Sitefinity
10 3 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.09%) SAS
11 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (5.11%) Oracle 11i
2 12 (4.38%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.09%) Demantra
5 3 (1.09%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.73%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.39%) Office 365
3 16 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.09%) IaaS
6 2 (0.73%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.03%) SAN
2 19 (6.93%) PuTTY
2 19 (6.93%) WinSCP
3 16 (5.84%) Firewall
4 12 (4.38%) NAS
5 11 (4.01%) WAN
6 10 (3.65%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.92%) Intranet
7 8 (2.92%) LAN
8 6 (2.19%) DNS
8 6 (2.19%) HTTP
8 6 (2.19%) Internet
9 5 (1.82%) DHCP
9 5 (1.82%) LDAP
9 5 (1.82%) Skype
10 4 (1.46%) Network Security
10 4 (1.46%) VoIP
11 3 (1.09%) SSL
12 2 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.73%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 178 (64.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 134 (48.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 61 (22.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 51 (18.61%) Oracle Database
5 51 (18.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 47 (17.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 47 (17.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 41 (14.96%) Relational Database
8 36 (13.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 32 (11.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 31 (11.31%) Oracle Reports
11 29 (10.58%) SQL Server 2000
12 28 (10.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 18 (6.57%) DTS
14 16 (5.84%) RDBMS
15 12 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (4.01%) Big Data
16 11 (4.01%) Oracle9i Database
17 10 (3.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 35 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (8.76%) Jenkins
3 22 (8.03%) Visual Studio
4 20 (7.30%) TeamCity
5 19 (6.93%) HP UFT
5 19 (6.93%) Oracle APEX
5 19 (6.93%) Selenium
5 19 (6.93%) SpecFlow
6 14 (5.11%) NUnit
7 13 (4.74%) Ant
7 13 (4.74%) Eclipse
7 13 (4.74%) Moq
7 13 (4.74%) MSTest
7 13 (4.74%) SoapUI
7 13 (4.74%) TestNG
7 13 (4.74%) Toad
8 10 (3.65%) LoadRunner
9 9 (3.28%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (2.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 45 (16.42%) Finance
2 14 (5.11%) Banking
3 13 (4.74%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.28%) Retail
5 7 (2.55%) Publishing
6 5 (1.82%) Law
6 5 (1.82%) Legal
7 4 (1.46%) Automotive
7 4 (1.46%) Front Office
7 4 (1.46%) Local Government
7 4 (1.46%) Marketing
8 3 (1.09%) Digital Economy
8 3 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.36%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Billing
9 1 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 110 (40.15%) Developer
2 54 (19.71%) .NET Developer
3 53 (19.34%) DBA
4 48 (17.52%) SQL DBA
5 46 (16.79%) SQL Developer
6 39 (14.23%) C# Developer
7 29 (10.58%) C# .NET Developer
8 28 (10.22%) Analyst
9 19 (6.93%) Consultant
9 19 (6.93%) Support Analyst
10 18 (6.57%) ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (6.57%) SQL Server DBA
11 16 (5.84%) Architect
11 16 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 15 (5.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 14 (5.11%) Applications Support
13 14 (5.11%) VB.NET Developer
14 13 (4.74%) Applications Support Analyst
14 13 (4.74%) C# VB.NET Developer
15 12 (4.38%) Ajax Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (43.43%) .NET
2 51 (18.61%) ASP.NET
2 51 (18.61%) CSS
3 50 (18.25%) HTML
4 40 (14.60%) jQuery
5 36 (13.14%) Web Services
6 30 (10.95%) Ajax
7 28 (10.22%) WCF
8 23 (8.39%) AngularJS
9 22 (8.03%) XML
10 19 (6.93%) .NET Framework
11 16 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (5.11%) Entity Framework
13 13 (4.74%) Razor View Engine
14 12 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (4.38%) WPF
15 11 (4.01%) HTML5
16 9 (3.28%) WinForms
17 8 (2.92%) JSON
17 8 (2.92%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.04%) Clustering
2 18 (6.57%) Replication
3 13 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.19%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.82%) User Experience
6 4 (1.46%) Derivative
6 4 (1.46%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.46%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.09%) CCTV
7 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.09%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.73%) EPoS
8 2 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.73%) HACMP
8 2 (0.73%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.73%) PKI
9 1 (0.36%) NHS
9 1 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 145 (52.92%) Windows
2 75 (27.37%) Windows Server
3 49 (17.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (17.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (16.79%) Linux
5 46 (16.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (10.22%) Unix
7 22 (8.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.38%) Windows 7
9 11 (4.01%) Windows Vista
10 10 (3.65%) Solaris
11 8 (2.92%) HPUX
11 8 (2.92%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.92%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.09%) MVS
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.73%) AIX
13 2 (0.73%) CentOS
13 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (20.44%) MVC
3 43 (15.69%) Migration
4 41 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (13.14%) ITIL
6 34 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (10.95%) DevOps
8 23 (8.39%) High Availability
8 23 (8.39%) Test Automation
9 22 (8.03%) ETL
10 21 (7.66%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (7.66%) Scrum
11 20 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (6.93%) Integration Testing
12 19 (6.93%) System Integration Testing
13 18 (6.57%) BDD
13 18 (6.57%) Database Mirroring
14 17 (6.20%) Defect Tracking
14 17 (6.20%) Exploratory Testing
14 17 (6.20%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 192 (70.07%) SQL
2 84 (30.66%) C#
3 69 (25.18%) T-SQL
4 48 (17.52%) JavaScript
5 35 (12.77%) VB.NET
6 25 (9.12%) Java
6 25 (9.12%) PowerShell
7 20 (7.30%) PL/SQL
7 20 (7.30%) VB
8 19 (6.93%) F#
9 11 (4.01%) VBA
10 10 (3.65%) VB6
11 7 (2.55%) VBScript
12 4 (1.46%) PHP
13 3 (1.09%) C
13 3 (1.09%) C++
13 3 (1.09%) UniBasic
14 2 (0.73%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.73%) R
14 2 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (13.50%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.04%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (6.57%) MCSE
5 13 (4.74%) Degree
6 12 (4.38%) MCITP
7 10 (3.65%) ISEB
7 10 (3.65%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (2.92%) CCNA
8 8 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.92%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.82%) CCSP
10 5 (1.82%) MCDBA
10 5 (1.82%) MCP
11 4 (1.46%) MCSA
11 4 (1.46%) MCTS
12 3 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.92%) SLA
2 7 (2.55%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.19%) QA
4 3 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (15.33%) Active Directory
2 33 (12.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (10.58%) vSphere
4 27 (9.85%) Hyper-V
5 17 (6.20%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (2.19%) Terminal Services
7 6 (2.19%) XenApp
8 3 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.09%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.73%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.36%) Docker
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 27 (9.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 19 (6.93%) vRealize
3 18 (6.57%) SCCM
4 17 (6.20%) SCOM
5 16 (5.84%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.82%) Data Guard
6 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Management
6 5 (1.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (1.46%) Perfmon
7 4 (1.46%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.09%) OVSD
8 3 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.73%) Puppet
9 2 (0.73%) vMotion
Vendors
1 124 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 56 (20.44%) VMware
3 55 (20.07%) Oracle
4 41 (14.96%) HP
5 23 (8.39%) Red Hat
6 21 (7.66%) Citrix
7 10 (3.65%) IBM
7 10 (3.65%) StorageTek
7 10 (3.65%) Sun
8 6 (2.19%) SAP
8 6 (2.19%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.82%) McAfee
9 5 (1.82%) Telerik
10 4 (1.46%) Cognos
10 4 (1.46%) Sophos
10 4 (1.46%) Symantec
11 3 (1.09%) Adobe
11 3 (1.09%) CA
11 3 (1.09%) NetApp
11 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
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