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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 413 300
Rank change year-on-year -13 -113  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 150 218 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.44% 0.70%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.56% 1.95% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 142 227
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £297 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £351 £325
% change year-on-year -0.35% +8.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.76% -47.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £14.80 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £19.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +61.76% -50.72%  

SQL Server 2005 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 9586 11153 10907
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 22.83% 22.32% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6521 7561 7125
Median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 154 148
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £15.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SQL Server 2005 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +12 39 £350 -13.58% 14
London -13 35 £413 +3.12% 16
East Midlands +7 18 £150 -54.54% 7
North West +36 16 £375 +3.44% 7
South West -2 15 £350 -6.66% 2
West Midlands 0 10 £388 +7.63% 3
Yorkshire +12 9 £352 +8.30% 5
East of England +2 8 £400 +135.29% 1
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 274 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 200 (72.99%) SQL
3 164 (59.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 130 (47.45%) Windows
5 119 (43.43%) .NET
6 118 (43.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 114 (41.61%) Microsoft
8 85 (31.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 79 (28.83%) C#
10 68 (24.82%) SQL Server 2014
11 65 (23.72%) Oracle
12 64 (23.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 62 (22.63%) Windows Server
14 61 (22.26%) T-SQL
15 60 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
16 59 (21.53%) Business Intelligence
17 58 (21.17%) Oracle Database
18 55 (20.07%) Oracle Database 10g
19 54 (19.71%) VMware
20 52 (18.98%) MS Excel
21 51 (18.61%) Finance
22 50 (18.25%) Linux
23 49 (17.88%) JavaScript
24 48 (17.52%) ASP.NET
25 47 (17.15%) Relational Database
26 46 (16.79%) Windows Server 2012
27 45 (16.42%) SQL Server 2000
27 45 (16.42%) Migration
27 45 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
28 43 (15.69%) MVC

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 33 (12.04%) IIS
2 22 (8.03%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.11%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.74%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (4.01%) Apache
6 11 (4.01%) JBoss
7 9 (3.28%) Oracle Application Server
7 9 (3.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 9 (3.28%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.92%) Confluence
9 7 (2.55%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (2.19%) SAS
11 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (1.46%) Tomcat
13 3 (1.09%) Skype for Business
14 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.73%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (18.98%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.93%) MS Office
3 5 (1.82%) MS Project
3 5 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (6.57%) Oracle 11i
2 15 (5.47%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.55%) Demantra
4 7 (2.55%) SnowdropKCS
5 4 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.73%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.47%) Office 365
3 3 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.09%) IaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.36%) Asana
4 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.47%) Intranet
1 15 (5.47%) PuTTY
1 15 (5.47%) WinSCP
2 13 (4.74%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.28%) HTTP
4 7 (2.55%) SAN
5 5 (1.82%) LDAP
6 4 (1.46%) DNS
6 4 (1.46%) Firewall
6 4 (1.46%) Internet
6 4 (1.46%) WAN
7 3 (1.09%) Skype
8 2 (0.73%) Network Security
8 2 (0.73%) VoIP
9 1 (0.36%) DHCP
9 1 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.36%) IPsec
9 1 (0.36%) NAS
9 1 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 164 (59.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 118 (43.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 85 (31.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 68 (24.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 64 (23.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 58 (21.17%) Oracle Database
8 55 (20.07%) Oracle Database 10g
9 47 (17.15%) Relational Database
10 45 (16.42%) SQL Server 2000
11 40 (14.60%) Oracle Database 11g
12 31 (11.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 30 (10.95%) Oracle Reports
14 27 (9.85%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (7.66%) DTS
16 19 (6.93%) MS Access
17 18 (6.57%) RDBMS
17 18 (6.57%) SQL Server 2016
18 15 (5.47%) Oracle9i Database
19 14 (5.11%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (12.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (9.12%) Visual Studio
3 20 (7.30%) JIRA
4 16 (5.84%) Git (software)
4 16 (5.84%) Jenkins
4 16 (5.84%) Selenium
4 16 (5.84%) SpecFlow
4 16 (5.84%) TeamCity
5 15 (5.47%) HP UFT
5 15 (5.47%) Oracle APEX
6 14 (5.11%) Talend Open Studio
7 13 (4.74%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (3.28%) Ant
8 9 (3.28%) Eclipse
8 9 (3.28%) SoapUI
8 9 (3.28%) TestNG
8 9 (3.28%) Toad
9 8 (2.92%) Liquibase
10 7 (2.55%) LoadRunner
11 5 (1.82%) NUnit
General
1 51 (18.61%) Finance
2 20 (7.30%) Banking
3 19 (6.93%) Publishing
4 18 (6.57%) Manufacturing
5 14 (5.11%) Retail
6 5 (1.82%) Advertising
7 4 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.46%) Local Government
8 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.09%) Law
8 3 (1.09%) Legal
8 3 (1.09%) Marketing
9 2 (0.73%) Electronics
9 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 134 (48.91%) Developer
2 60 (21.90%) SQL Developer
3 52 (18.98%) .NET Developer
4 47 (17.15%) DBA
5 43 (15.69%) SQL DBA
6 37 (13.50%) Analyst
7 36 (13.14%) C# Developer
8 35 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
9 25 (9.12%) Support Analyst
10 21 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 20 (7.30%) SQL Server DBA
12 19 (6.93%) Applications Support
13 17 (6.20%) ASP.NET Developer
13 17 (6.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 17 (6.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 15 (5.47%) Applications Support Analyst
14 15 (5.47%) Consultant
14 15 (5.47%) ETL Developer
14 15 (5.47%) SQL Server Developer
14 15 (5.47%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (43.43%) .NET
2 48 (17.52%) ASP.NET
3 31 (11.31%) HTML
4 27 (9.85%) XML
5 25 (9.12%) CSS
5 25 (9.12%) Web Services
6 23 (8.39%) jQuery
7 22 (8.03%) .NET Framework
7 22 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (6.57%) Ajax
8 18 (6.57%) Entity Framework
8 18 (6.57%) WCF
9 12 (4.38%) SAML
10 11 (4.01%) AngularJS
10 11 (4.01%) MSMQ
11 10 (3.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (3.28%) WinForms
13 8 (2.92%) Silverlight
13 8 (2.92%) WPF
14 7 (2.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.57%) Clustering
3 9 (3.28%) Replication
4 5 (1.82%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.46%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.46%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.46%) Oracle Licensing
6 3 (1.09%) User Experience
7 2 (0.73%) CCTV
7 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.73%) EPoS
7 2 (0.73%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.73%) HACMP
7 2 (0.73%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.73%) PKI
8 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.36%) NHS
8 1 (0.36%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 130 (47.45%) Windows
2 62 (22.63%) Windows Server
3 50 (18.25%) Linux
4 46 (16.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (14.23%) Unix
7 37 (13.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (5.84%) Windows 7
10 12 (4.38%) HPUX
10 12 (4.38%) Windows 10
10 12 (4.38%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.82%) MVS
12 3 (1.09%) Android
12 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.09%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.09%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.73%) AIX
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (21.53%) Business Intelligence
3 45 (16.42%) Migration
4 43 (15.69%) MVC
5 37 (13.50%) ETL
6 27 (9.85%) Performance Tuning
7 26 (9.49%) ITIL
8 25 (9.12%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (7.66%) Data Analysis
10 20 (7.30%) Unit Testing
11 19 (6.93%) High Availability
12 17 (6.20%) Scrum
13 16 (5.84%) OO
14 15 (5.47%) BDD
14 15 (5.47%) Integration Testing
14 15 (5.47%) System Integration Testing
14 15 (5.47%) TDD
15 14 (5.11%) Change Management
16 13 (4.74%) Project Management
16 13 (4.74%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 200 (72.99%) SQL
2 79 (28.83%) C#
3 61 (22.26%) T-SQL
4 49 (17.88%) JavaScript
5 39 (14.23%) VB.NET
6 32 (11.68%) Java
7 26 (9.49%) PL/SQL
7 26 (9.49%) PowerShell
7 26 (9.49%) VB
8 15 (5.47%) F#
8 15 (5.47%) VB6
8 15 (5.47%) VBA
9 8 (2.92%) VBScript
10 7 (2.55%) C
11 5 (1.82%) C++
11 5 (1.82%) MATLAB
11 5 (1.82%) R
12 4 (1.46%) PHP
13 2 (0.73%) UniBasic
14 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (4.01%) MCSE
5 9 (3.28%) Degree
6 7 (2.55%) ISEB
6 7 (2.55%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (2.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.19%) MCDBA
8 5 (1.82%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (1.82%) MCP
9 3 (1.09%) MCITP
9 3 (1.09%) MCSA
9 3 (1.09%) OCP
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.73%) CCNA
10 2 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.73%) MCTS
10 2 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.55%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.46%) QA
3 3 (1.09%) SLA
4 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (12.04%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (9.85%) vSphere
4 17 (6.20%) Hyper-V
5 11 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (4.01%) XenApp
6 9 (3.28%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.92%) XenServer
8 6 (2.19%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.09%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.73%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.36%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (5.47%) vRealize
2 13 (4.74%) Failover Clustering
3 12 (4.38%) SCCM
4 10 (3.65%) Data Guard
4 10 (3.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 10 (3.65%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (3.65%) SCOM
5 9 (3.28%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (3.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.09%) OVSD
7 3 (1.09%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.73%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.36%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 114 (41.61%) Microsoft
2 65 (23.72%) Oracle
3 54 (19.71%) VMware
4 21 (7.66%) HP
5 19 (6.93%) Citrix
6 17 (6.20%) Red Hat
7 14 (5.11%) Talend
8 8 (2.92%) IBM
8 8 (2.92%) SAP
9 7 (2.55%) Xamarin
10 6 (2.19%) Cognos
11 5 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.46%) NetApp
13 3 (1.09%) Cisco
13 3 (1.09%) iManage
13 3 (1.09%) Intel Security
14 2 (0.73%) Apple
14 2 (0.73%) Redback
14 2 (0.73%) Sophos
14 2 (0.73%) Teradata
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