Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 734 613 554
Rank change year-on-year -121 -59 -225
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 133 224 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.25% 0.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.62% 1.11% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 161 250
England median daily rate £386 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £163 £258 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 9
England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +30.43% -17.86%
10th Percentile £15.25 £26.33 £13.19
90th Percentile £19.55 £39.15 £40.06
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -41.67% +39.53% -30.08%

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 21,579 20,209 21,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.94% 22.44% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,257 13,638 14,911
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 255 336
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.00% +7.46%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £11.56
90th Percentile £56.00 £52.50 £50.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.56 £29.70
% change year-on-year +1.49% -0.48% +4.22%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -45 64 £438 -2.78% 13
South East -15 25 £400 +15.11% 11
Midlands -24 17 £370 +5.71% 8
North of England -54 10 £360 +2.86% 7
South West -19 9 £350 -4.37% 4
West Midlands -29 9 £338 -3.57% 4
East Midlands -3 8 £385 +28.33% 4
East of England -5 8 £413 -17.50% 1
North West -42 5 £360 +2.86% 6
Yorkshire -27 3 £500 +86.92% 1
North East -12 2 £148 -52.42%
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 133 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 82 (61.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (59.40%) SQL
4 66 (49.62%) Microsoft
5 60 (45.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 58 (43.61%) Windows
7 44 (33.08%) .NET
8 39 (29.32%) VMware
8 39 (29.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 38 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 32 (24.06%) C#
11 32 (24.06%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (21.80%) Web Services
12 29 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (21.80%) PowerShell
12 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (21.05%) MS Exchange
14 27 (20.30%) ETL
15 26 (19.55%) XML
15 26 (19.55%) T-SQL
15 26 (19.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 24 (18.05%) Finance
16 24 (18.05%) SharePoint
16 24 (18.05%) Active Directory
17 23 (17.29%) HP
17 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2003
18 22 (16.54%) Data Warehouse

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 28 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 24 (18.05%) SharePoint
3 20 (15.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.27%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (7.52%) IIS
6 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.50%) Apache
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.75%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.75%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.75%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Infor CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.02%) Office 365
3 5 (3.76%) SaaS
4 3 (2.26%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.50%) IaaS
5 2 (1.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.75%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.79%) LAN
2 17 (12.78%) WAN
3 14 (10.53%) DHCP
3 14 (10.53%) DNS
4 13 (9.77%) FCoE
5 8 (6.02%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.51%) VLAN
7 5 (3.76%) Firewall
7 5 (3.76%) SAN
7 5 (3.76%) VoIP
8 4 (3.01%) NetScaler
8 4 (3.01%) VPN
9 3 (2.26%) Internet
9 3 (2.26%) Network Security
10 2 (1.50%) H.323
10 2 (1.50%) ISDN
10 2 (1.50%) PABX
11 1 (0.75%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.75%) NAS
11 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 82 (61.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 60 (45.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (19.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (16.54%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (12.03%) SQL Server 2000
9 15 (11.28%) Oracle Database
10 14 (10.53%) Relational Database
11 12 (9.02%) PowerPivot
12 11 (8.27%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (8.27%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (6.77%) QlikView
13 9 (6.77%) RDBMS
14 8 (6.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (6.02%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (4.51%) DB2 UDB
15 6 (4.51%) Power BI
15 6 (4.51%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (13.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.51%) Mercurial
2 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (4.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (3.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.50%) MSI
5 2 (1.50%) Toad
5 2 (1.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.75%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.75%) FxCop
6 1 (0.75%) gulp
6 1 (0.75%) jspm
6 1 (0.75%) Moq
6 1 (0.75%) NUnit
6 1 (0.75%) Selenium
6 1 (0.75%) StyleCop
General
1 24 (18.05%) Finance
2 16 (12.03%) Banking
3 11 (8.27%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Front Office
5 3 (2.26%) Local Government
6 2 (1.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Back Office
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) Games
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 66 (49.62%) Developer
2 17 (12.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 16 (12.03%) DBA
3 16 (12.03%) SQL Developer
4 14 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 14 (10.53%) SQL DBA
5 12 (9.02%) .NET Developer
6 11 (8.27%) C# Developer
7 8 (6.02%) BizTalk Developer
7 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Senior Developer
8 7 (5.26%) Administrator
8 7 (5.26%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.51%) C# WPF Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Informatica Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) WPF Developer
10 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) C# WCF Developer
10 5 (3.76%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (33.08%) .NET
2 29 (21.80%) Web Services
3 26 (19.55%) XML
4 21 (15.79%) WCF
5 17 (12.78%) ASP.NET
5 17 (12.78%) HTML
6 15 (11.28%) CSS
7 14 (10.53%) MDX
8 11 (8.27%) .NET Framework
8 11 (8.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (6.02%) HTML5
10 7 (5.26%) Ajax
10 7 (5.26%) AngularJS
10 7 (5.26%) jQuery
10 7 (5.26%) JSON
11 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (4.51%) Entity Framework
11 6 (4.51%) REST
11 6 (4.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.53%) Clustering
2 13 (9.77%) CLARiiON
3 6 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.76%) Derivative
4 5 (3.76%) Fixed Income
4 5 (3.76%) Hedge funds
4 5 (3.76%) OTC Derivatives
4 5 (3.76%) PKI
5 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.01%) Fintech
5 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.75%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.75%) Online Games
8 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 58 (43.61%) Windows
2 39 (29.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 29 (21.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (9.77%) Linux
7 11 (8.27%) Windows 7
8 8 (6.02%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.50%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.75%) Android
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (24.06%) Business Intelligence
3 27 (20.30%) ETL
4 21 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (13.53%) Data Modelling
6 16 (12.03%) Patch Management
7 15 (11.28%) Virtual Environments
8 14 (10.53%) MVC
8 14 (10.53%) Server Management
8 14 (10.53%) Server Patching
9 13 (9.77%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (9.77%) Kimball Methodology
9 13 (9.77%) Network Load Balancing
10 12 (9.02%) Data Encryption
10 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (8.27%) Data Validation
11 11 (8.27%) High Availability
11 11 (8.27%) Reverse Engineering
11 11 (8.27%) SOLID
11 11 (8.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 79 (59.40%) SQL
2 32 (24.06%) C#
3 29 (21.80%) PowerShell
4 26 (19.55%) T-SQL
5 19 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.76%) TypeScript
6 5 (3.76%) VBScript
7 2 (1.50%) VB
8 1 (0.75%) C
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.75%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.75%) VBA
8 1 (0.75%) VC++
8 1 (0.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.77%) Novell Certification
3 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (7.52%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (4.51%) Degree
5 6 (4.51%) Master's Degree
6 4 (3.01%) MCITP
6 4 (3.01%) MCSA
6 4 (3.01%) MCSE
7 3 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.50%) CCNA
8 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.75%) CCIE
9 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.50%) PMO
3 2 (1.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (21.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (18.05%) Active Directory
3 21 (15.79%) vSphere
4 19 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (12.03%) Hyper-V
6 9 (6.77%) XenApp
7 1 (0.75%) Docker
7 1 (0.75%) Firmware
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (15.04%) SCCM
2 19 (14.29%) SCOM
3 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (6.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.75%) Foglight
6 1 (0.75%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.75%) SCSM
6 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (49.62%) Microsoft
2 39 (29.32%) VMware
3 23 (17.29%) HP
4 22 (16.54%) Oracle
5 15 (11.28%) Citrix
6 13 (9.77%) CommVault
6 13 (9.77%) EMC
6 13 (9.77%) Trend Micro
7 6 (4.51%) Cisco
7 6 (4.51%) Informatica
7 6 (4.51%) Netezza
7 6 (4.51%) Teradata
8 5 (3.76%) Charles River
8 5 (3.76%) Telerik
9 4 (3.01%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.01%) Tableau
10 3 (2.26%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.50%) arcserve
11 2 (1.50%) Avaya
11 2 (1.50%) NetApp