Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 656 570 364
Rank change year-on-year -86 -206 -81
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 194 311 680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.32% 0.65%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.93% 1.43% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 231 454
England median daily rate £415 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £258 £240 £250
90th Percentile £600 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £414 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +18.21% -3.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 19
England median hourly rate £29.81 £13.28 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.47% -53.40% +30.46%
10th Percentile £26.33 £13.18 £15.85
90th Percentile £35.55 £30.48 £40.51
UK median hourly rate £29.81 £13.28 £29.25
% change year-on-year +124.47% -54.60% +39.29%

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 20775 21803 24437
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.09% 22.57% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14394 14620 16272
England median daily rate £460 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 317 386
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £27.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.39% +15.01%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.30 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.00
% change year-on-year +10.54% -2.83% +16.00%

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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2017. 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 -25 83 £463 +2.78% 9
Midlands +3 28 £315 -10.00% 4
North of England +15 26 £365 +12.23% 5
South East -13 25 £373 -1.32% 5
East of England -24 21 £350 +3.70% 4
East Midlands 0 15 £222 -38.88% 2
West Midlands +9 13 £372 +9.67% 2
North West +6 13 £365 +13.10% 3
South West -10 10 £374 +6.71% 1
Yorkshire -2 9 £306 -11.23% 1
North East +50 4 £331 +5.16% 1
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 194 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 113 (58.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 111 (57.22%) SQL
4 88 (45.36%) .NET
5 87 (44.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 84 (43.30%) Windows
6 84 (43.30%) Microsoft
7 76 (39.18%) C#
8 67 (34.54%) T-SQL
9 53 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (24.74%) MVC
11 47 (24.23%) CSS
11 47 (24.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 46 (23.71%) HTML
13 44 (22.68%) Windows Server
14 40 (20.62%) WCF
15 39 (20.10%) Finance
16 38 (19.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 37 (19.07%) Microsoft Azure
17 37 (19.07%) ASP.NET
18 35 (18.04%) JavaScript
18 35 (18.04%) Active Directory
18 35 (18.04%) VMware
19 34 (17.53%) jQuery
20 33 (17.01%) Ajax
21 31 (15.98%) Web Services
22 30 (15.46%) HP
22 30 (15.46%) Continuous Integration
22 30 (15.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 30 (15.46%) Team Foundation Server

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 25 (12.89%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.73%) IIS
3 14 (7.22%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (3.09%) Apache
6 6 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.09%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.03%) SAS
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (2.06%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.55%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (1.55%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 37 (19.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.64%) Office 365
4 4 (2.06%) GitHub
5 1 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.89%) SAN
2 21 (10.82%) Firewall
3 15 (7.73%) DHCP
3 15 (7.73%) DNS
4 13 (6.70%) NAS
5 10 (5.15%) LAN
5 10 (5.15%) VPN
5 10 (5.15%) WAN
6 9 (4.64%) SSL
7 7 (3.61%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (3.09%) Intranet
8 6 (3.09%) IPsec
8 6 (3.09%) Wireless
9 5 (2.58%) HSRP
9 5 (2.58%) iSCSI
9 5 (2.58%) Junos
9 5 (2.58%) OSPF
9 5 (2.58%) VLAN
9 5 (2.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 113 (58.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 87 (44.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 47 (24.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (19.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 30 (15.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (13.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 23 (11.86%) Oracle Database
9 20 (10.31%) Data Warehouse
10 19 (9.79%) SQL Server 2000
11 17 (8.76%) SQL Server 2014
12 14 (7.22%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (5.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (5.67%) Relational Database
14 10 (5.15%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (3.09%) Big Data
15 6 (3.09%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (3.09%) MongoDB
16 5 (2.58%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (15.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (10.31%) TeamCity
3 18 (9.28%) NUnit
4 16 (8.25%) Moq
4 16 (8.25%) MSTest
4 16 (8.25%) Visual Studio
5 11 (5.67%) FitNesse
6 8 (4.12%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (2.06%) Ant
8 4 (2.06%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.06%) HP UFT
8 4 (2.06%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (2.06%) Selenium
8 4 (2.06%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.06%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.06%) TestNG
8 4 (2.06%) Toad
9 3 (1.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (20.10%) Finance
2 8 (4.12%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.09%) Front Office
3 6 (3.09%) Marketing
3 6 (3.09%) Publishing
3 6 (3.09%) Retail
3 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.58%) Automotive
5 4 (2.06%) Law
5 4 (2.06%) Local Government
6 3 (1.55%) Banking
6 3 (1.55%) Digital Economy
7 2 (1.03%) Advertising
7 2 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (45.88%) Developer
2 41 (21.13%) DBA
3 38 (19.59%) C# Developer
4 35 (18.04%) SQL DBA
5 34 (17.53%) SQL Developer
6 29 (14.95%) .NET Developer
7 22 (11.34%) Analyst
8 17 (8.76%) SQL Server Developer
9 16 (8.25%) SQL Server DBA
10 15 (7.73%) Administrator
10 15 (7.73%) C# .NET Developer
11 13 (6.70%) Agile Developer
12 12 (6.19%) Agile C# Developer
12 12 (6.19%) Architect
12 12 (6.19%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 10 (5.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 8 (4.12%) Angular Developer
14 8 (4.12%) Software Developer
14 8 (4.12%) Support Analyst
14 8 (4.12%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (45.36%) .NET
2 47 (24.23%) CSS
3 46 (23.71%) HTML
4 40 (20.62%) WCF
5 37 (19.07%) ASP.NET
6 34 (17.53%) jQuery
7 33 (17.01%) Ajax
8 31 (15.98%) Web Services
9 25 (12.89%) AngularJS
10 22 (11.34%) .NET Framework
11 20 (10.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (9.28%) REST
13 17 (8.76%) HTML5
14 15 (7.73%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (7.22%) XML
16 13 (6.70%) Razor View Engine
17 12 (6.19%) CSS3
17 12 (6.19%) Entity Framework
17 12 (6.19%) NHibernate
18 11 (5.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.95%) Clustering
2 15 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.73%) Greenfield Project
3 14 (7.22%) Replication
4 12 (6.19%) Fintech
5 10 (5.15%) Hedge funds
5 10 (5.15%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.09%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.06%) Derivative
7 4 (2.06%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.06%) HP Storage
7 4 (2.06%) OTC Derivatives
8 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.55%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.55%) NHS
8 3 (1.55%) PKI
8 3 (1.55%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.55%) User Experience
9 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 84 (43.30%) Windows
2 44 (22.68%) Windows Server
3 29 (14.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.73%) Linux
7 10 (5.15%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.12%) Solaris
9 7 (3.61%) Windows Vista
10 6 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.09%) Unix
10 6 (3.09%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.58%) HPUX
12 4 (2.06%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.06%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.03%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (24.74%) MVC
3 30 (15.46%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (12.89%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (10.82%) SOLID
6 20 (10.31%) ETL
7 19 (9.79%) Migration
7 19 (9.79%) Test Automation
8 17 (8.76%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (6.70%) ITIL
9 13 (6.70%) Performance Monitoring
10 12 (6.19%) DevOps
10 12 (6.19%) Unit Testing
11 11 (5.67%) Asset Management
11 11 (5.67%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (5.67%) High Availability
12 10 (5.15%) Scrum
12 10 (5.15%) SDLC
12 10 (5.15%) TDD
13 9 (4.64%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 111 (57.22%) SQL
2 76 (39.18%) C#
3 67 (34.54%) T-SQL
4 35 (18.04%) JavaScript
5 23 (11.86%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.15%) TypeScript
7 7 (3.61%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.09%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.58%) Java
10 4 (2.06%) F#
10 4 (2.06%) VB
10 4 (2.06%) VBScript
11 2 (1.03%) Perl
11 2 (1.03%) VB6
11 2 (1.03%) VBA
12 1 (0.52%) C++
12 1 (0.52%) Python
12 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.64%) CCNA
3 9 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.64%) Degree
4 8 (4.12%) MCITP
4 8 (4.12%) MCSE
5 5 (2.58%) MCSA
5 5 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.06%) CCSP
7 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.55%) ISEB
7 3 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.03%) CCENT
8 2 (1.03%) CCNP
8 2 (1.03%) MCP
9 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.52%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.03%) PMO
2 2 (1.03%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (18.04%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 13 (6.70%) vSphere
5 7 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.58%) DFS Replication
6 5 (2.58%) NFS
6 5 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.58%) XenApp
7 4 (2.06%) Docker
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (10.31%) SCCM
2 15 (7.73%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (6.19%) SCOM
4 6 (3.09%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.58%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.06%) Rancher
6 4 (2.06%) vRealize
7 3 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.03%) WMI
9 1 (0.52%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.52%) Netcool/Webtop
9 1 (0.52%) Opsview
9 1 (0.52%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.52%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.52%) Puppet
9 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (43.30%) Microsoft
2 35 (18.04%) VMware
3 30 (15.46%) HP
4 29 (14.95%) Oracle
5 14 (7.22%) Cisco
5 14 (7.22%) Citrix
6 8 (4.12%) McAfee
6 8 (4.12%) NetApp
6 8 (4.12%) RedGate
6 8 (4.12%) Sun
7 7 (3.61%) StorageTek
8 5 (2.58%) Clearswift
8 5 (2.58%) Huawei
8 5 (2.58%) Juniper
9 4 (2.06%) arcserve
9 4 (2.06%) CA
9 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.06%) Telerik
10 3 (1.55%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.55%) PeopleSoft