Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 661 536 387
Rank change year-on-year -125 -149 -75
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 175 307 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.34% 0.59%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.86% 1.51% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 246 372
England median daily rate £415 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.48% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £208 £260
90th Percentile £600 £500 £514
UK median daily rate £410 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +13.10% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 15
England median hourly rate £27.00 £39.20 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.12% +42.55% +18.43%
10th Percentile £24.70 £38.10 £13.50
90th Percentile £30.46 £40.30 £39.50
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £39.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year -23.47% +42.55% +15.18%

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 20,284 20,390 22,599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.96% 22.55% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,280 13,730 15,169
England median daily rate £470 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.94% +0.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £275
90th Percentile £631 £606 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £417
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 272 390
England median hourly rate £31.31 £27.75 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.83% -9.02% +6.31%
10th Percentile £15.22 £10.51 £11.73
90th Percentile £57.63 £47.00 £52.63
UK median hourly rate £30.95 £28.18 £30.50
% change year-on-year +9.83% -7.61% +6.31%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -33 76 £463 +4.52% 30
Midlands -19 26 £264 -21.76% 6
South East -40 25 £345 -15.23% 13
East of England -22 23 £350 +8.53% 6
North of England +4 18 £375 +11.11% 11
East Midlands -6 17 £264 +44.70% 1
North West +1 11 £374 +17.46% 9
West Midlands -16 8 £240 -31.43% 5
Yorkshire -3 7 £375 +7.14% 2
South West -25 6 £388 +29.17% 5
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 175 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 99 (56.57%) SQL
3 96 (54.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 71 (40.57%) Windows
5 68 (38.86%) .NET
5 68 (38.86%) Microsoft
5 68 (38.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 60 (34.29%) C#
7 53 (30.29%) Finance
8 50 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 48 (27.43%) T-SQL
10 45 (25.71%) Windows Server
11 44 (25.14%) WCF
12 43 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (22.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 40 (22.86%) Active Directory
14 35 (20.00%) MVC
15 32 (18.29%) VMware
15 32 (18.29%) CSS
16 31 (17.71%) HTML
16 31 (17.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 30 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
18 29 (16.57%) Windows Server 2008
18 29 (16.57%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (16.57%) AngularJS
18 29 (16.57%) ASP.NET
19 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
20 27 (15.43%) jQuery
20 27 (15.43%) .NET Framework
21 26 (14.86%) Business Intelligence

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.29%) IIS
3 12 (6.86%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (5.14%) Apache
5 9 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.14%) Skype for Business
6 7 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.57%) SAS
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (2.29%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.71%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (1.71%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.57%) Demantra
5 1 (0.57%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.57%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.00%) Office 365
4 4 (2.29%) GitHub
5 1 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.14%) SAN
2 21 (12.00%) Firewall
3 19 (10.86%) DHCP
3 19 (10.86%) DNS
4 12 (6.86%) VPN
5 9 (5.14%) IPsec
5 9 (5.14%) iSCSI
5 9 (5.14%) SSL
6 8 (4.57%) BGP
6 8 (4.57%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (4.57%) HSRP
6 8 (4.57%) Junos
6 8 (4.57%) NX-OS
6 8 (4.57%) OSPF
6 8 (4.57%) Skype
6 8 (4.57%) SNMP
6 8 (4.57%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.57%) VRRP
6 8 (4.57%) WAN
6 8 (4.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 96 (54.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 68 (38.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 50 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (22.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (17.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (12.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 18 (10.29%) Oracle Database
9 17 (9.71%) SQL Server 2014
10 15 (8.57%) Relational Database
11 9 (5.14%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (4.57%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (4.57%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (2.86%) MS Access
15 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (2.29%) OLAP
15 4 (2.29%) Power BI
15 4 (2.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 18 (10.29%) FitNesse
3 16 (9.14%) NUnit
3 16 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (8.57%) Moq
4 15 (8.57%) MSTest
5 14 (8.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.71%) Subversion
9 2 (1.14%) Mercurial
9 2 (1.14%) MSBuild
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (30.29%) Finance
2 8 (4.57%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.00%) Publishing
3 7 (4.00%) Retail
4 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.29%) Banking
5 4 (2.29%) Marketing
6 3 (1.71%) Law
7 2 (1.14%) Advertising
7 2 (1.14%) Front Office
7 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
8 1 (0.57%) Automotive
8 1 (0.57%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 78 (44.57%) Developer
2 41 (23.43%) C# Developer
3 38 (21.71%) SQL Developer
4 36 (20.57%) DBA
5 33 (18.86%) SQL DBA
6 24 (13.71%) Analyst
6 24 (13.71%) SQL Server Developer
7 22 (12.57%) .NET Developer
8 20 (11.43%) Agile Developer
9 19 (10.86%) Agile C# Developer
10 15 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
12 13 (7.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (6.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 11 (6.29%) Angular Developer
14 11 (6.29%) Support Analyst
15 8 (4.57%) Administrator
15 8 (4.57%) Applications Support
16 7 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
16 7 (4.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (38.86%) .NET
2 44 (25.14%) WCF
3 32 (18.29%) CSS
4 31 (17.71%) HTML
5 29 (16.57%) AngularJS
5 29 (16.57%) ASP.NET
6 27 (15.43%) .NET Framework
6 27 (15.43%) jQuery
7 25 (14.29%) Ajax
8 24 (13.71%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (12.00%) Entity Framework
10 20 (11.43%) REST
11 18 (10.29%) NHibernate
12 17 (9.71%) Web Services
13 13 (7.43%) XML
14 10 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 10 (5.71%) HTML5
15 9 (5.14%) Razor View Engine
15 9 (5.14%) React
16 8 (4.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (10.29%) Fintech
3 17 (9.71%) Clustering
4 15 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.86%) Replication
6 10 (5.71%) Hedge funds
7 6 (3.43%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.86%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.29%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.71%) NHS
10 3 (1.71%) PKI
11 2 (1.14%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.14%) Equities
11 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.14%) iPad
11 2 (1.14%) iPhone
11 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 71 (40.57%) Windows
2 45 (25.71%) Windows Server
3 29 (16.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (6.86%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.71%) Linux
8 9 (5.14%) Unix
9 8 (4.57%) HPUX
10 6 (3.43%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.29%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.29%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.29%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.71%) Solaris
13 2 (1.14%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.57%) Android
14 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.57%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.00%) MVC
3 29 (16.57%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (13.14%) SOLID
6 21 (12.00%) Test Automation
7 19 (10.86%) ETL
7 19 (10.86%) Unit Testing
8 18 (10.29%) Capacity Planning
8 18 (10.29%) Performance Tuning
9 16 (9.14%) Migration
10 14 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (6.86%) ITIL
12 10 (5.71%) Change Control
12 10 (5.71%) High Availability
13 9 (5.14%) SDLC
14 8 (4.57%) Business Analysis
14 8 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (4.57%) TDD
15 7 (4.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (56.57%) SQL
2 60 (34.29%) C#
3 48 (27.43%) T-SQL
4 19 (10.86%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.14%) PowerShell
6 12 (6.86%) TypeScript
7 7 (4.00%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.29%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.71%) VBScript
10 2 (1.14%) PHP
10 2 (1.14%) XMLA
11 1 (0.57%) Java
11 1 (0.57%) Python
11 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.57%) VB
11 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (7.43%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.57%) CCNA
4 8 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.29%) CCSP
5 4 (2.29%) Degree
5 4 (2.29%) MCITP
5 4 (2.29%) MCSA
5 4 (2.29%) MCSE
5 4 (2.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.14%) CCENT
6 2 (1.14%) CCNP
7 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.57%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.71%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.14%) PMO
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 40 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.14%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.29%) vSphere
5 8 (4.57%) DFS Replication
5 8 (4.57%) NFS
6 7 (4.00%) XenApp
7 6 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.29%) Docker
9 2 (1.14%) XenServer
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (11.43%) SCCM
2 10 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (5.14%) vCenter Server
4 8 (4.57%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.43%) SCOM
6 4 (2.29%) Rancher
7 2 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.14%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.14%) WMI
8 1 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.57%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.57%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.57%) Puppet
8 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 68 (38.86%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.29%) VMware
3 25 (14.29%) HP
4 23 (13.14%) Oracle
5 20 (11.43%) Cisco
6 13 (7.43%) Citrix
7 11 (6.29%) NetApp
7 11 (6.29%) RedGate
8 10 (5.71%) McAfee
9 8 (4.57%) Clearswift
9 8 (4.57%) Huawei
9 8 (4.57%) Juniper
10 4 (2.29%) arcserve
10 4 (2.29%) CA
11 3 (1.71%) Dell
11 3 (1.71%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.71%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.71%) Sun
11 3 (1.71%) Teradata
11 3 (1.71%) Veeam