Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 495 731 751
Rank change year-on-year +236 +20 -142
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 17 86 118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.056% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.25% 0.47% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 74 84
Median daily rate £400 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +18.75% +7.53%
10th Percentile £241 £359 £157
90th Percentile £590 £693 £526
UK median daily rate £400 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -15.79% +18.75% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £15.63 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.30% -10.81% -43.08%
10th Percentile £12.63 £16.25 £16.55
90th Percentile £20.95 £16.75 £19.65
UK median hourly rate £15.63 £15.88 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.57% -14.19% -43.08%

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 6,685 18,345 21,501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.99% 22.17% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,414 12,720 15,166
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £700 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 240 231
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £15.19 £14.28 £14.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.08 £52.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -4.76%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server 2005 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in England.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in England over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in England

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in England.

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 13 August 2020. 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
North of England +130 7 £175 -52.05% 1
Yorkshire +82 6 - - 1
South East +176 4 £350 -17.65% 2
London +168 4 £500 -9.09%
East of England +81 2 - - 1
North West - 1 £175 -
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) SQL
4 11 (64.71%) Windows
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
6 6 (35.29%) .NET
6 6 (35.29%) Remedy
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (23.53%) C#
8 4 (23.53%) Azure
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (17.65%) Public Sector
9 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (17.65%) Office 365
9 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
9 3 (17.65%) VB
9 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (17.65%) Migration
9 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery

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 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365
3 2 (11.76%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (5.88%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (11.76%) MS Access
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.88%) DTS
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (5.88%) Power BI
6 1 (5.88%) ProClarity
6 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) Toad
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (17.65%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) DBA
1 4 (23.53%) Developer
1 4 (23.53%) IT Technician
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) SQL DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) VBA Developer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Access Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Development Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Senior IT Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) ADO.NET
3 1 (5.88%) Ajax
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) MFC
3 1 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (5.88%) REST
3 1 (5.88%) RESTful
3 1 (5.88%) SOAP
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
1 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Facilities Management
3 1 (5.88%) Fintech
3 1 (5.88%) High Availability
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
3 1 (5.88%) SOLID
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Process
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
3 3 (17.65%) VB
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.76%) VB6
4 2 (11.76%) VBA
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) VC++
5 1 (5.88%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Remedy
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Lumension
4 1 (5.88%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) MicroStrategy