Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 716 740 571
Rank change year-on-year +24 -169 -33
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 96 129 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.50% 0.60% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 95 194
England median daily rate £500 £400 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +7.10% +6.71%
10th Percentile £368 £157 £227
90th Percentile £700 £558 £500
UK median daily rate £485 £400 £374
% change year-on-year +21.25% +7.10% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.81% -43.08% +88.41%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.55 £22.43
90th Percentile £16.75 £19.65 £40.63
UK median hourly rate £15.88 £18.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -14.19% -43.08% +85.71%

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 19,033 21,558 19,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.41% 22.84% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,194 15,180 13,245
England median daily rate £483 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 231 242
England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £29.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +13.33% +3.72%
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.28 £9.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% +8.20% +7.02%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 +34 49 £650 +44.44% 7
Midlands +34 23 £475 +28.38% 4
East Midlands +37 13 £488 +24.20% 1
South East +8 10 £425 +6.25% 4
West Midlands +2 10 £375 +7.91% 3
South West -22 6 £470 +34.29% 3
East of England +15 5 £485 +21.25% 1
Yorkshire +23 2 - - 2
North of England +18 2 - - 6
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 96 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (64.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (61.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (58.33%) SQL
5 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (41.67%) .NET
7 39 (40.63%) C#
8 33 (34.38%) Windows
9 32 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (30.21%) Microsoft
11 27 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (27.08%) Front Office
12 26 (27.08%) SOLID
13 25 (26.04%) OTC Derivatives
13 25 (26.04%) Fixed Income
13 25 (26.04%) Dependency Injection
13 25 (26.04%) Portfolio Management
13 25 (26.04%) Jenkins
13 25 (26.04%) Asset Management
13 25 (26.04%) Telerik
13 25 (26.04%) Derivative
14 23 (23.96%) WPF
15 22 (22.92%) MVVM
16 21 (21.88%) SQL Server 2016
16 21 (21.88%) Windows Server
17 19 (19.79%) AngularJS
17 19 (19.79%) WCF
18 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
18 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 18 (18.75%) D3.js

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 9 (9.38%) IIS
2 8 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.13%) Apache
4 3 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.04%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.29%) Power Platform
4 5 (5.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) SAN
2 6 (6.25%) Firewall
3 3 (3.13%) DHCP
3 3 (3.13%) DNS
3 3 (3.13%) NAS
4 2 (2.08%) Internet
4 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.04%) IPsec
5 1 (1.04%) LAN
5 1 (1.04%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.04%) VPN
5 1 (1.04%) WAN
5 1 (1.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 62 (64.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (61.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (21.88%) SQL Server 2016
5 18 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (12.50%) SQL Server 2017
8 10 (10.42%) Oracle Database
8 10 (10.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (10.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (10.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (7.29%) Power BI
10 7 (7.29%) Relational Database
11 6 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (6.25%) DB2
11 6 (6.25%) DB2 UDB
11 6 (6.25%) PowerCenter
11 6 (6.25%) Qlik Sense
11 6 (6.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (26.04%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (27.08%) Front Office
2 11 (11.46%) Finance
3 5 (5.21%) Local Government
4 4 (4.17%) Back Office
4 4 (4.17%) Banking
5 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (51.04%) Developer
2 26 (27.08%) C# Developer
3 24 (25.00%) DBA
4 22 (22.92%) C# WPF Developer
4 22 (22.92%) WPF Developer
5 20 (20.83%) SQL DBA
6 18 (18.75%) Angular Developer
7 15 (15.63%) Senior Developer
8 13 (13.54%) SQL Developer
9 11 (11.46%) Administrator
10 9 (9.38%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (8.33%) Senior WPF Developer
11 8 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
12 7 (7.29%) .NET Developer
12 7 (7.29%) C# WCF Developer
12 7 (7.29%) WCF Developer
13 6 (6.25%) Consultant
13 6 (6.25%) Informatica Developer
13 6 (6.25%) QlikView Developer
13 6 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (41.67%) .NET
2 23 (23.96%) WPF
3 19 (19.79%) AngularJS
3 19 (19.79%) WCF
4 18 (18.75%) D3.js
5 9 (9.38%) CSS
5 9 (9.38%) HTML
5 9 (9.38%) Web Services
6 7 (7.29%) XML
7 6 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (3.13%) XSLT
9 2 (2.08%) jQuery
9 2 (2.08%) Middleware
10 1 (1.04%) Entity Framework
10 1 (1.04%) LAMP
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (1.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.04%) Derivative
1 25 (26.04%) Fixed Income
1 25 (26.04%) OTC Derivatives
2 13 (13.54%) Hedge funds
3 11 (11.46%) Clustering
4 10 (10.42%) Replication
5 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.17%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.04%) NHS
7 1 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.38%) Windows
2 21 (21.88%) Windows Server
3 17 (17.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.42%) Linux
6 5 (5.21%) Windows Vista
7 4 (4.17%) Unix
8 3 (3.13%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.08%) AIX
9 2 (2.08%) Solaris
10 1 (1.04%) HPUX
10 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (27.08%) SOLID
4 25 (26.04%) Asset Management
4 25 (26.04%) Dependency Injection
4 25 (26.04%) Portfolio Management
5 22 (22.92%) MVVM
6 16 (16.67%) High Availability
7 15 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (9.38%) ETL
11 8 (8.33%) DevOps
11 8 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (8.33%) Migration
11 8 (8.33%) MVC
11 8 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (8.33%) SQL Optimisation
11 8 (8.33%) Task Automation
11 8 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (58.33%) SQL
2 39 (40.63%) C#
3 18 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 11 (11.46%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 7 (7.29%) VB
7 6 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.13%) VBScript
9 2 (2.08%) C
9 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.04%) PHP
10 1 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.29%) Degree
5 6 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (6.25%) Master's Degree
6 5 (5.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (5.21%) MCITP
6 5 (5.21%) MCSE
7 3 (3.13%) CCNA
7 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.13%) MCP
8 2 (2.08%) CCSP
8 2 (2.08%) MCDBA
8 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.04%) CCDP
9 1 (1.04%) CCNP
9 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) SCCM
1 10 (10.42%) SCOM
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (5.21%) WSUS
3 4 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (4.17%) Terraform
4 3 (3.13%) Data Guard
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.04%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.04%) Netcool
6 1 (1.04%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (1.04%) Netcool/Webtop
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.04%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.04%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (30.21%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.04%) Telerik
3 13 (13.54%) VMware
4 10 (10.42%) Oracle
5 6 (6.25%) Informatica
5 6 (6.25%) Netezza
5 6 (6.25%) Teradata
6 5 (5.21%) Citrix
6 5 (5.21%) HP
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco
7 2 (2.08%) StorageTek
7 2 (2.08%) Sun
8 1 (1.04%) Adobe
8 1 (1.04%) Apple
8 1 (1.04%) Dell
8 1 (1.04%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.04%) Lumension
8 1 (1.04%) McAfee
8 1 (1.04%) NetApp
8 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds