Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 772 680 578
Rank change year-on-year -92 -102 -192
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 105 180 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.19% 0.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.48% 0.86% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 125 232
England median daily rate £378 £415 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.04% +14.48% -3.33%
10th Percentile £194 £245 £213
90th Percentile £525 £600 £494
UK median daily rate £378 £410 £363
% change year-on-year -7.93% +13.10% -2.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
England median hourly rate £15.00 £29.62 £13.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.36% +123.04% -43.49%
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £29.62 £16.64
% change year-on-year -49.36% +78.00% -29.19%

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 21,695 20,873 21,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 22.76% 21.97% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,222 14,564 14,461
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £293
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 243 308
England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +17.86% +2.30%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.19 £10.87
90th Percentile £57.50 £56.85 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £32.48 £31.23 £28.18
% change year-on-year +3.99% +10.82% +2.47%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -41 44 £450 -2.70% 10
South East -18 20 £338 -2.17% 7
Midlands -29 14 £355 +18.33% 2
South West -25 13 £350 -9.68% 3
East of England -14 10 £438 +36.72% 3
East Midlands -6 9 £385 +45.79%
West Midlands -24 5 £250 -16.67% 2
North of England -30 4 £360 -3.69% 3
North West -13 2 £360 -3.69% 1
Yorkshire -16 2 - - 2
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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.

1 105 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 61 (58.10%) SQL
2 61 (58.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 48 (45.71%) Windows
5 42 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 34 (32.38%) XML
7 33 (31.43%) Windows Server
8 32 (30.48%) Oracle
9 29 (27.62%) .NET
10 28 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (25.71%) VMware
12 26 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (24.76%) ETL
13 25 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (22.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 24 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (22.86%) Oracle Database
14 24 (22.86%) Relational Database
15 22 (20.95%) Web Services
16 21 (20.00%) T-SQL
16 21 (20.00%) PowerShell
16 21 (20.00%) Security Cleared
16 21 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 20 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (19.05%) MS Exchange
17 20 (19.05%) Active Directory
18 19 (18.10%) Finance
18 19 (18.10%) Performance Tuning

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 20 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.33%) IIS
3 13 (12.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.57%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.71%) Apache
6 4 (3.81%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.81%) ColdFusion
6 4 (3.81%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.90%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.95%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (3.81%) Office 365
4 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.95%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) LAN
2 9 (8.57%) DHCP
2 9 (8.57%) DNS
3 8 (7.62%) Firewall
3 8 (7.62%) WAN
4 7 (6.67%) FCoE
5 6 (5.71%) VLAN
6 5 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.81%) Internet
7 4 (3.81%) SAN
8 3 (2.86%) VoIP
8 3 (2.86%) VPN
9 2 (1.90%) Network Security
10 1 (0.95%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.95%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 61 (58.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (22.86%) Oracle Database
4 24 (22.86%) Relational Database
4 24 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (22.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 14 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (11.43%) RDBMS
8 12 (11.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (8.57%) QlikView
9 9 (8.57%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (7.62%) DB2
10 8 (7.62%) DB2 UDB
10 8 (7.62%) Snowflake Schema
11 7 (6.67%) PowerCenter
11 7 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (4.76%) RStudio
3 5 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.81%) Mercurial
4 4 (3.81%) MSI
4 4 (3.81%) Toad
5 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.95%) NUnit
6 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (18.10%) Finance
2 15 (14.29%) Banking
3 9 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.90%) Local Government
5 2 (1.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.95%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (53.33%) Developer
2 15 (14.29%) DBA
3 13 (12.38%) SQL Developer
4 12 (11.43%) .NET Developer
4 12 (11.43%) SQL DBA
5 8 (7.62%) Informatica Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Senior Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Server Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (5.71%) ETL Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Administrator
9 4 (3.81%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) IT Technician
9 4 (3.81%) QlikView Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Server Technician
9 4 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (32.38%) XML
2 29 (27.62%) .NET
3 22 (20.95%) Web Services
4 12 (11.43%) ASP.NET
5 11 (10.48%) .NET Framework
5 11 (10.48%) CSS
5 11 (10.48%) jQuery
6 10 (9.52%) HTML
6 10 (9.52%) WCF
7 7 (6.67%) Ajax
7 7 (6.67%) Entity Framework
8 6 (5.71%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (4.76%) .NET Core
9 5 (4.76%) JSON
9 5 (4.76%) MDX
9 5 (4.76%) React
9 5 (4.76%) REST
9 5 (4.76%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Clustering
2 7 (6.67%) CLARiiON
3 5 (4.76%) Fintech
3 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.76%) PKI
4 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.86%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 48 (45.71%) Windows
2 33 (31.43%) Windows Server
3 28 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (10.48%) Linux
6 11 (10.48%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.81%) Unix
8 4 (3.81%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (24.76%) ETL
2 25 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (18.10%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (15.24%) Data Modelling
5 11 (10.48%) Data Integration
5 11 (10.48%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (9.52%) Patch Management
6 10 (9.52%) SDLC
7 9 (8.57%) Data Encryption
7 9 (8.57%) Kimball Methodology
7 9 (8.57%) Migration
7 9 (8.57%) MVC
7 9 (8.57%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (7.62%) Computer Science
8 8 (7.62%) CRM
8 8 (7.62%) Logical Data Model
8 8 (7.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 61 (58.10%) SQL
2 21 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 21 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 15 (14.29%) C#
4 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.76%) MATLAB
5 5 (4.76%) R
5 5 (4.76%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.81%) PHP
6 4 (3.81%) VBScript
7 3 (2.86%) VB
8 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.95%) C
9 1 (0.95%) C++
9 1 (0.95%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.95%) VC++
9 1 (0.95%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (7.62%) Degree
4 8 (7.62%) Master's Degree
5 7 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.67%) Novell Certification
6 6 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (4.76%) MCSE
8 4 (3.81%) MCITP
9 3 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.86%) MCSA
10 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.95%) CCIE
11 1 (0.95%) CCNA
11 1 (0.95%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.95%) OCP
11 1 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.81%) IFRS
2 4 (3.81%) IFRS 9
3 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.90%) PMO
4 2 (1.90%) SLA
5 1 (0.95%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (19.05%) Active Directory
3 16 (15.24%) vSphere
4 12 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (8.57%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.76%) XenApp
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.95%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (13.33%) SCCM
2 12 (11.43%) SCOM
3 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (4.76%) Data Guard
5 4 (3.81%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.95%) Foglight
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 32 (30.48%) Oracle
3 27 (25.71%) VMware
4 13 (12.38%) HP
5 11 (10.48%) Citrix
6 8 (7.62%) EMC
6 8 (7.62%) Informatica
6 8 (7.62%) Netezza
6 8 (7.62%) Teradata
7 7 (6.67%) CommVault
7 7 (6.67%) Trend Micro
8 4 (3.81%) Adobe
8 4 (3.81%) Cisco
8 4 (3.81%) Lumension
8 4 (3.81%) McAfee
9 3 (2.86%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.90%) F5
10 2 (1.90%) Palo Alto
10 2 (1.90%) RedGate
10 2 (1.90%) Remedy