Period
to 19 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 716 546 489
Rank change year-on-year -170 -57 -159
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 137 275 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.33% 0.41%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.66% 1.45% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 216 265
England median daily rate £400 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +0.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £163 £190 £275
90th Percentile £598 £500 £515
UK median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 12
England median hourly rate £17.50 £34.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.28% +84.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £16.25 £19.88 £13.20
90th Percentile £18.75 £40.88 £39.83
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +37.68% +84.00% -43.18%

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 20,617 19,019 21,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.64% 22.68% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,466 12,767 14,677
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £638 £614 £601
UK median daily rate £464 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +6.00% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 237 332
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £32.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -14.60% +28.80%
10th Percentile £14.06 £9.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.75 £50.00 £53.92
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +20.69% -5.69% +18.27%

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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
London -71 69 £463 +2.78% 6
South East -57 25 £394 +12.50% 8
South West -5 11 £363 +3.57% 6
Midlands -41 11 £375 +25.00% 8
North of England -66 11 £330 -5.71% 9
East of England -2 10 £350 -12.50% 2
West Midlands -30 8 £370 -1.33% 6
North West -43 5 £330 -7.04% 7
Yorkshire -30 4 £438 +24.29% 2
North East -5 2 £148 -52.42%
East Midlands -21 2 £393 +137.88% 2
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, 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.

1 137 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 90 (65.69%) SQL
3 79 (57.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 52 (37.96%) Microsoft
4 52 (37.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (35.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 47 (34.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 46 (33.58%) Windows
8 45 (32.85%) C#
8 45 (32.85%) .NET
9 38 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (24.82%) Finance
11 31 (22.63%) T-SQL
11 31 (22.63%) Windows Server
12 30 (21.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 28 (20.44%) WCF
13 28 (20.44%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (19.71%) ETL
15 25 (18.25%) Microsoft Azure
16 23 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (16.79%) Web Services
17 22 (16.06%) ASP.NET
17 22 (16.06%) VMware
18 20 (14.60%) MVC
18 20 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
19 19 (13.87%) CSS
19 19 (13.87%) HTML
19 19 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (13.14%) SQL Server 2014
20 18 (13.14%) SharePoint

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 18 (13.14%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.76%) IIS
2 12 (8.76%) MS Exchange
3 10 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.84%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.92%) Apache
6 3 (2.19%) Apache Pig
6 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.19%) SAS
7 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.46%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.73%) CMS
8 1 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.73%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.73%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.73%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.19%) SPSS
3 1 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.65%) Office 365
2 5 (3.65%) SaaS
3 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.46%) IaaS
3 2 (1.46%) PaaS
4 1 (0.73%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.73%) npm
4 1 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.30%) DHCP
1 10 (7.30%) DNS
2 9 (6.57%) WAN
3 8 (5.84%) LAN
4 7 (5.11%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.38%) FCoE
5 6 (4.38%) VoIP
6 5 (3.65%) Network Security
6 5 (3.65%) SAN
7 4 (2.92%) Firewall
8 3 (2.19%) Internet
8 3 (2.19%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.46%) H.323
9 2 (1.46%) ISDN
9 2 (1.46%) PABX
9 2 (1.46%) VLAN
9 2 (1.46%) VPN
10 1 (0.73%) SMTP
10 1 (0.73%) SSL
10 1 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 79 (57.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (37.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 48 (35.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 47 (34.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (21.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (14.60%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (13.14%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (11.68%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (10.22%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (7.30%) PowerPivot
12 8 (5.84%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (5.11%) Power BI
14 6 (4.38%) Relational Database
15 4 (2.92%) NoSQL
15 4 (2.92%) QlikView
16 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 3 (2.19%) MySQL
16 3 (2.19%) OLAP
16 3 (2.19%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (12.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.84%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.38%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.38%) NUnit
3 6 (4.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (3.65%) FitNesse
4 5 (3.65%) Mercurial
4 5 (3.65%) Moq
4 5 (3.65%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (2.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.19%) MSTest
7 2 (1.46%) Subversion
8 1 (0.73%) FxCop
8 1 (0.73%) gulp
8 1 (0.73%) jspm
8 1 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.73%) Selenium
8 1 (0.73%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.73%) StyleCop
General
1 34 (24.82%) Finance
2 14 (10.22%) Banking
3 11 (8.03%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.65%) Front Office
5 3 (2.19%) Back Office
5 3 (2.19%) Retail
6 1 (0.73%) Advertising
6 1 (0.73%) Games
6 1 (0.73%) Law
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
6 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Publishing
6 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (44.53%) Developer
2 32 (23.36%) DBA
3 28 (20.44%) SQL DBA
4 21 (15.33%) SQL Developer
5 19 (13.87%) C# Developer
6 16 (11.68%) .NET Developer
6 16 (11.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 14 (10.22%) SQL Server DBA
8 9 (6.57%) SQL Server Developer
9 8 (5.84%) Consultant
9 8 (5.84%) Desktop Support
10 7 (5.11%) Administrator
10 7 (5.11%) BizTalk Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Agile Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) C# WPF Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Server Engineer
11 6 (4.38%) WPF Developer
12 5 (3.65%) Agile C# Developer
12 5 (3.65%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (32.85%) .NET
2 28 (20.44%) WCF
3 23 (16.79%) Web Services
4 22 (16.06%) ASP.NET
5 19 (13.87%) CSS
5 19 (13.87%) HTML
6 17 (12.41%) XML
7 16 (11.68%) AngularJS
8 12 (8.76%) jQuery
9 11 (8.03%) MDX
10 10 (7.30%) Ajax
10 10 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (7.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (7.30%) HTML5
11 9 (6.57%) .NET Framework
11 9 (6.57%) Entity Framework
12 7 (5.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (5.11%) REST
12 7 (5.11%) WPF
13 6 (4.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.03%) Clustering
2 9 (6.57%) Replication
3 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.11%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.38%) CLARiiON
5 5 (3.65%) Derivative
5 5 (3.65%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.65%) Hedge funds
5 5 (3.65%) OTC Derivatives
6 4 (2.92%) Fintech
6 4 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.19%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.46%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.73%) iPad
9 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.73%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (33.58%) Windows
2 31 (22.63%) Windows Server
3 23 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (13.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (13.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.11%) Linux
7 5 (3.65%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.92%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.19%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.73%) Android
10 1 (0.73%) HPUX
10 1 (0.73%) Unix
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.44%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (19.71%) ETL
4 20 (14.60%) MVC
5 17 (12.41%) Capacity Planning
5 17 (12.41%) High Availability
6 16 (11.68%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (10.95%) Data Modelling
8 13 (9.49%) Migration
9 12 (8.76%) Kimball Methodology
10 11 (8.03%) SOLID
11 10 (7.30%) Analytics
11 10 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (7.30%) Data Encryption
11 10 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (7.30%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (6.57%) Data Validation
12 9 (6.57%) Reverse Engineering
12 9 (6.57%) Validation
13 8 (5.84%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (65.69%) SQL
2 45 (32.85%) C#
3 31 (22.63%) T-SQL
4 17 (12.41%) PowerShell
5 16 (11.68%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.92%) Python
6 4 (2.92%) R
6 4 (2.92%) VBScript
7 3 (2.19%) F#
7 3 (2.19%) Java
7 3 (2.19%) PHP
7 3 (2.19%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.19%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.46%) VBA
9 1 (0.73%) VB
9 1 (0.73%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 6 (4.38%) Novell Certification
2 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.46%) CCNA
5 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.46%) Degree
5 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.73%) MCITP
6 1 (0.73%) MCSA
6 1 (0.73%) MCSE
6 1 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) PMO
2 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.73%) GDPR
2 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (13.14%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.03%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.57%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.84%) vSphere
6 5 (3.65%) XenApp
7 3 (2.19%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.73%) Docker
8 1 (0.73%) Firmware
8 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (5.84%) SCCM
2 7 (5.11%) SCOM
2 7 (5.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.46%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.46%) WMI
5 1 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.73%) Foglight
5 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.73%) SCSM
5 1 (0.73%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (37.96%) Microsoft
2 22 (16.06%) VMware
3 12 (8.76%) HP
3 12 (8.76%) Oracle
4 7 (5.11%) CommVault
5 6 (4.38%) Cisco
5 6 (4.38%) Citrix
5 6 (4.38%) EMC
5 6 (4.38%) RedGate
5 6 (4.38%) Trend Micro
6 5 (3.65%) Charles River
6 5 (3.65%) Telerik
7 4 (2.92%) Tableau
8 3 (2.19%) 3PAR
8 3 (2.19%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.19%) Dell
8 3 (2.19%) Informatica
8 3 (2.19%) Talend
8 3 (2.19%) Teradata
8 3 (2.19%) Vertica