Period
to 18 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 18 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 638 571 355
Rank change year-on-year -67 -216 -77
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 193 313 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.32% 0.66%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.93% 1.41% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 232 459
England median daily rate £415 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £258 £241 £249
90th Percentile £600 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £414 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +18.21% -4.11% +0.69%
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% +42.50%
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% +46.25%

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 20718 22156 24548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.07% 22.57% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14345 14872 16334
England median daily rate £455 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 320 377
England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.23 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.08 £52.29
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.00
% change year-on-year +10.54% -2.83% +19.59%

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 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 18 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 18 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 -17 83 £463 +2.78% 4
Midlands +9 28 £315 -10.00% 2
North of England +21 26 £365 +12.23% 5
South East -5 26 £375 -0.66% 4
East of England -29 19 £356 +5.56% 2
East Midlands +4 15 £222 -38.88%
West Midlands +21 13 £372 +9.67% 2
North West +12 13 £365 +13.10% 4
South West -9 10 £374 +6.71%
Yorkshire +5 9 £306 -11.23% 1
North East +55 4 £331 +5.16%
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 193 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 114 (59.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 110 (56.99%) SQL
4 90 (46.63%) .NET
4 90 (46.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 85 (44.04%) Windows
6 83 (43.01%) Microsoft
7 78 (40.41%) C#
8 67 (34.72%) T-SQL
9 52 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (25.91%) MVC
11 49 (25.39%) CSS
12 48 (24.87%) HTML
13 45 (23.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 43 (22.28%) Windows Server
15 41 (21.24%) WCF
16 39 (20.21%) Finance
17 37 (19.17%) ASP.NET
18 36 (18.65%) jQuery
18 36 (18.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 36 (18.65%) Microsoft Azure
19 35 (18.13%) Ajax
19 35 (18.13%) JavaScript
20 34 (17.62%) Active Directory
20 34 (17.62%) VMware
21 31 (16.06%) Web Services
22 30 (15.54%) Team Foundation Server
23 29 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
23 29 (15.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 29 (15.03%) Oracle

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 24 (12.44%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.77%) IIS
3 14 (7.25%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (3.11%) Apache
6 6 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.59%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.55%) SAS
10 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.11%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (2.07%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.55%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (1.55%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.66%) Office 365
4 4 (2.07%) 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 24 (12.44%) SAN
2 20 (10.36%) Firewall
3 14 (7.25%) DHCP
3 14 (7.25%) DNS
4 13 (6.74%) NAS
5 10 (5.18%) LAN
5 10 (5.18%) WAN
6 9 (4.66%) VPN
7 8 (4.15%) SSL
8 7 (3.63%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.11%) Intranet
9 6 (3.11%) Wireless
10 5 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (2.59%) Internet
10 5 (2.59%) IPsec
10 5 (2.59%) VLAN
11 4 (2.07%) HSRP
11 4 (2.07%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.07%) Junos
11 4 (2.07%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 114 (59.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (46.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 45 (23.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (18.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (15.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (13.99%) SQL Server 2016
8 23 (11.92%) Oracle Database
9 20 (10.36%) SQL Server 2000
10 19 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
11 18 (9.33%) SQL Server 2014
12 14 (7.25%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (5.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (5.70%) Relational Database
14 10 (5.18%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (3.63%) Big Data
16 6 (3.11%) Crystal Reports
16 6 (3.11%) Hadoop
16 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (3.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (15.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (10.36%) NUnit
3 19 (9.84%) TeamCity
4 18 (9.33%) Moq
4 18 (9.33%) MSTest
5 16 (8.29%) Visual Studio
6 10 (5.18%) FitNesse
7 8 (4.15%) Jenkins
8 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (2.07%) Ant
9 4 (2.07%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.07%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.07%) HP UFT
9 4 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (2.07%) Selenium
9 4 (2.07%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.07%) SpecFlow
9 4 (2.07%) TestNG
9 4 (2.07%) Toad
10 3 (1.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (20.21%) Finance
2 8 (4.15%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.11%) Front Office
3 6 (3.11%) Marketing
3 6 (3.11%) Publishing
3 6 (3.11%) Retail
3 6 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.59%) Automotive
5 4 (2.07%) Banking
5 4 (2.07%) Law
5 4 (2.07%) Local Government
6 3 (1.55%) Digital Economy
7 2 (1.04%) Advertising
7 2 (1.04%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (47.15%) Developer
2 39 (20.21%) DBA
3 38 (19.69%) C# Developer
4 33 (17.10%) SQL DBA
4 33 (17.10%) SQL Developer
5 30 (15.54%) .NET Developer
6 21 (10.88%) Analyst
7 16 (8.29%) SQL Server DBA
7 16 (8.29%) SQL Server Developer
8 15 (7.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 14 (7.25%) Administrator
10 12 (6.22%) Agile Developer
10 12 (6.22%) Architect
10 12 (6.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 11 (5.70%) Agile C# Developer
12 9 (4.66%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (4.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 8 (4.15%) Senior Developer
13 8 (4.15%) Software Developer
13 8 (4.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (46.63%) .NET
2 49 (25.39%) CSS
3 48 (24.87%) HTML
4 41 (21.24%) WCF
5 37 (19.17%) ASP.NET
6 36 (18.65%) jQuery
7 35 (18.13%) Ajax
8 31 (16.06%) Web Services
9 26 (13.47%) AngularJS
10 21 (10.88%) .NET Framework
11 20 (10.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 18 (9.33%) REST
13 17 (8.81%) HTML5
14 15 (7.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 15 (7.77%) Razor View Engine
15 14 (7.25%) XML
16 12 (6.22%) CSS3
17 11 (5.70%) Entity Framework
17 11 (5.70%) NHibernate
17 11 (5.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.51%) Clustering
2 16 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.25%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (6.74%) Replication
5 11 (5.70%) Fintech
6 10 (5.18%) Hedge funds
6 10 (5.18%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.11%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.07%) Derivative
8 4 (2.07%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.07%) HP Storage
8 4 (2.07%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.55%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.55%) NHS
9 3 (1.55%) PKI
9 3 (1.55%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.55%) User Experience
10 2 (1.04%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.04%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 85 (44.04%) Windows
2 43 (22.28%) Windows Server
3 29 (15.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (12.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (11.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.77%) Linux
7 10 (5.18%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.15%) Solaris
9 7 (3.63%) Windows Vista
10 6 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.11%) Unix
10 6 (3.11%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.59%) HPUX
12 4 (2.07%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.07%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.04%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.52%) MVS
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.94%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (25.91%) MVC
3 29 (15.03%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (12.95%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (10.36%) ETL
5 20 (10.36%) SOLID
6 19 (9.84%) Migration
6 19 (9.84%) Test Automation
7 16 (8.29%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (6.74%) ITIL
9 12 (6.22%) DevOps
9 12 (6.22%) Performance Monitoring
10 11 (5.70%) Asset Management
10 11 (5.70%) High Availability
10 11 (5.70%) Unit Testing
11 10 (5.18%) Capacity Planning
11 10 (5.18%) Scrum
11 10 (5.18%) SDLC
11 10 (5.18%) TDD
12 9 (4.66%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 110 (56.99%) SQL
2 78 (40.41%) C#
3 67 (34.72%) T-SQL
4 35 (18.13%) JavaScript
5 23 (11.92%) PowerShell
6 10 (5.18%) TypeScript
7 7 (3.63%) VB.NET
8 6 (3.11%) Java
8 6 (3.11%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.59%) VB
10 4 (2.07%) F#
10 4 (2.07%) VBScript
11 2 (1.04%) C++
11 2 (1.04%) Perl
11 2 (1.04%) VB6
11 2 (1.04%) VBA
12 1 (0.52%) C
12 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.52%) Python
12 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.29%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.18%) Degree
4 9 (4.66%) CCNA
4 9 (4.66%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.15%) MCITP
5 8 (4.15%) MCSE
6 5 (2.59%) MCSA
6 5 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (2.07%) CCSP
8 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.55%) ISEB
8 3 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.04%) CCENT
9 2 (1.04%) CCNP
9 2 (1.04%) MCP
10 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.52%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.04%) PMO
2 2 (1.04%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 34 (17.62%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.22%) vSphere
5 7 (3.63%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.59%) Docker
6 5 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.59%) XenApp
7 4 (2.07%) DFS Replication
7 4 (2.07%) NFS
8 2 (1.04%) 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 19 (9.84%) SCCM
2 15 (7.77%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (6.22%) SCOM
4 6 (3.11%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.07%) Rancher
6 4 (2.07%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.07%) vRealize
7 3 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.04%) Data Guard
8 2 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.04%) 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 83 (43.01%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.62%) VMware
3 29 (15.03%) HP
3 29 (15.03%) Oracle
4 14 (7.25%) Citrix
5 13 (6.74%) Cisco
6 8 (4.15%) Sun
7 7 (3.63%) McAfee
7 7 (3.63%) NetApp
7 7 (3.63%) RedGate
7 7 (3.63%) StorageTek
8 4 (2.07%) arcserve
8 4 (2.07%) CA
8 4 (2.07%) Clearswift
8 4 (2.07%) Huawei
8 4 (2.07%) Juniper
8 4 (2.07%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.07%) Telerik
9 3 (1.55%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.55%) PeopleSoft